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Monday, February 28, 2011

17th Annual Winter Garden Party

This past Sunday was a beautiful day for the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Winter Garden Party held at the community centre where I teach dog obedience. It was sunny, we'd had a light dusting of fluffy snow the day before and it was just below freezing.

This event takes place the weekend after our annual Winterlude concludes, so it makes for a great community outing with the kids. They have all kinds of things for the kids to do ... a scavenger hunt, face painting, marshmallow roasting by the fire, a small foot stomping band, door prizes, maple taffy this year, along with many of us that teach classes have a table where people can see what goes on. There were various demos, one that was all about these fancy remote vehicle/helicopters, along with our doggie demo with several of my obedience students attending where we taught the kids proper greeting & petting and showed the audience what they had learned to this point.

the sleigh rides out in the park area - that is our Ottawa River in the background
our Breeze with one of the mascots
one gentleman came with his therapy cat
my dog obedience display area with sisters Breeze & Pumpkin
maple taffy being prepared for Marylou & I

4 comments:

judyf,  March 2, 2011 at 8:01 AM  

Oooh! I haven't had taffy on the snow since I was a kid living in Montreal. What a treat!

Shelamo Shelties March 2, 2011 at 8:48 AM  

I couldn't remember my last time, so just had to get some. Just wish it was more.

Kav March 2, 2011 at 2:15 PM  

Now there's a well-socialized puppy. Seems quite comfortable in the snowman's arms! LOL.

I'm totally stunned that they had dogs at their Winter Garden Party. They must have really changed their policy on dogs in the area since I was run off about seven years ago. LOL. I've been too scared to go back!

Shelamo Shelties March 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM  

Yup just as well socialized as her mom yrs ago at the same event. Sorry policy hasn't changed on dogs that aren't attending class. The therapy cat, a different story.

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