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Pooch parade in Surrey on Sunday

This Sunday, for a $15 donation, participants – who will receive goodie bags – can parade their dog around South Surrey Athletic Park during the Pooch Parade on the Peninsula fundraising event.  - Leader file photo
This Sunday, for a $15 donation, participants – who will receive goodie bags – can parade their dog around South Surrey Athletic Park during the Pooch Parade on the Peninsula fundraising event.
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If every dog has his day, shouldn’t sports fans too?

That’s the thought behind Pooch Parade on the Peninsula.

If organizers have their way, the May 1 event at South Surrey Athletic Park will help fund a future sports stadium at the southwest corner of the park.

“We lost the Big Kahuna (Rams) guys to Langley because we don’t have a stadium,” says Winston Conyers, secretary of the Rotary Club of White Rock Peninsula.

For a $15 donation, participants, who will receive goodie bags, can parade their dog around South Surrey Athletic Park anytime from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include booths from local dog-based businesses, as well as entertainment such as dancing dogs.

Conyers says money collected will be split between the stadium project (50 per cent), a donation to Semiahmoo Animal League, Inc. and other Rotary Club projects.

The stadium is still early in the planning stages, but would have bleachers, a concession stand, washrooms, and storage facilities that would replace the metal bins that are currently used for storage by local sports teams.

Conyers says those bins are often broken into, and new storage rooms under the stadium would be more secure.

For more information about the Pooch Parade on the Peninsula, visit www.pponthep.ca

bjoseph@surreyleader.com

 

 

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