Evening at the Races for a Great Ottawa Cause

Evening at the Races

Join B.A.R.K. for a fun filled evening at the Rideau Carleton Raceway, Thursday, May 12.

The fundraising event at 4837 Albion Road starts at 5:30 p.m., with live harness racing beginning at 6:30 p.m.

There will be a buffet with over 100 items, as well as door prizes, plus grab bags for all.

A silent auction, raffle prizes, 50/50 draws are also included. Silent auction prizes include a return trip for two anywhere in the world West Jet flies, along with beautiful jewelry, gift cards and more.

This Evening at the Races Includes Lots of Action

Tickets for the event are available at $40 per person and include dinner, valet parking, coat check, live racing, a complimentary race program, a $2 wager coupon, $5 coupon for the SLOTS.

All proceeds for the event will go directly to B.A.R.K. to assist the abandoned and abused animals in the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

B.A.R.K. is also called The Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines. Established since 2001, it’s an all breed and a registered charity that’s comprised primarily of  volunteers.

B.A.R.K.’s main role is to rescue abused and/or abandoned dogs. According to its website, the community organization receives “hundreds of call about dogs found as strays, dogs that are being mistreated, dogs that people can’t keep for a variety of reasons, and dogs that have behavior problems.”

Evening at the Races


What happens when B.A.R.K. rescues a dog?

“When we rescue a dog, it is taken immediately to an animal hospital where it is thoroughly checked by a licensed veterinarian, inoculated against all normal diseases including rabies and bordatella (kennel cough), dewormed, checked for fleas and spayed or neutered if it is old enough.

From there it goes into a foster home, where we get a personality profile by exposing the dog to kids, cats, other dogs, neighbors, bicycles etc. If the rescued dog has a behavioral problem we have behaviorists who will work with the dog until it is ready to be adopted.”

For ticket information about the fundraiser at the please email smckeil@primus.ca or call (613) 738-0119.  Tax receipts will be issued.

$100 Gift Certificate to a restaurant of your choice is offered to the person who brings the most people for this event, so tell your friends.

Evening at the Races

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