EVENT OUTLINE

Rescuing the Dogs of Asia!

To help those in need is to bring hope. Rescuing the Dogs of Asia! is an event that sheds light on the neglect and often torturous conditions of the many dogs who live in China, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, North and South Korea.

 

Search and Rescue:

High profile speakers include Marc Ching, Founder of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation (Los Angeles, USA), Andrew Plumbly, Campaign Manager of Humane Society International/Canada (Montreal, QC) and Shelley Craig, Founder of Victory for Animals (Brighton, ON) will explore the challenges of rescuing dogs from Asia as well as share their successes in rescuing these animals for adoption.  As well, Camille Labchuk, one of Canada's leading animal rights lawyers will be discussing how each of us can play a role in improving the laws protecting animals in Canada and abroad.

 

Rescues at Home:

Rescuing these dogs is a pleasure reserved for heroes. Yvonne Ferguson is a Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KSA, CTDI) with the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers.  She is the owner, lead trainer and behaviour consultant of Quinte Canine and will be providing us with practical tips on the rescue personality as well as offer advice on how to work with behavioural issues related to these special dogs.

 

Please come and join for an event that covers the difficult topic of dog treatment in Asia. We will hear from the finest speakers from the most established dog rescue NFP groups that bring the spotlight to the most vulnerable and loyal group that need your help. 

RESCUING THE DOGS OF ASIA!

Date: Saturday, November 4, 2017

Place: Toronto Botanical Gardens – Floral Room (Edwards Gardens)
777 Lawrence Avenue East

Free Parking on Premises
Major Intersection: Lawrence Avenue and Leslie Street, Don Mills, Ontario

Time: 12:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Appetizers | Vegan/Vegetarian Food Courtesy of Vegan Enabler and Cosmic Treats |

Sweet Table and Coffee/Tea | Silent Auction | Gallery Bidding

Special Guest Performer - Paris Black, Canadian Pop/Rock Icon Artist

Ticket Cost $120.00 (HST is extra and the tickets are Non-Refundable*)

We are expecting this event to be SOLD OUT so please don’t wait to book your tickets.  You will receive a confirmation email from our office once you have paid. Proceeds of this fundraising event will be donated to the participating NFP Foundations.  

Please note that due to the topic of this event some graphic material may be shown.

 

*If you are unable to attend the day of the event your ticket cost will be applied as a donation.

EVENT SCHEDULE
12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Reception – Appetizers

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm

Opening of Event: Promoter of Four Pillars Lisa Turney
Co-Hosts: Lisa Langlois and Sugith Varughese

1:15 pm - 2:00 pm

Andrew Plumbly - Campaign Manager, Humane Society International/Canada - speaking about the dog meat trade in Korea

2:00 pm - 2:45pm

Kevin Lahey and James Hyams - Producers of the Award Winning Documentary - Korean Dog Meat Exposé - the film focuses on the dog meat trade in Korea and has won numerous awards. No graphic footage will be shown.

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

Shelley Craig - Founder of the Charity - Victory For Animals - speaking about why volunteerism is important and what is required to bring dogs from Asia back home to Canada

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Special Guest Performance by Paris Black, Pop/Rock Icon

Break - Appetizers | Silent Auction | Art Display | Music by DJ Tenacity

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Camille Labchuk, BA, JDAnimal Rights Lawyer and Executive Director of Animal Justice - discussing how each of us can play a role in improving the laws protecting animals in Canada and abroad

4:15 pm - 4:45 pm

Break - Appetizers | Silent Auction | Art Display | Music by DJ Tenacity

4:45 pm - 5:30 pm

Yvonne FergusonOwner of Quinte Canine - will be providing us with tips on the rescue personality as well as other advice on working with behavioural issues related to these special dogs

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Marc Ching - Founder of Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation - speaking about the dogs of China and how he is educating the public and bringing about change on a government level in regards to the dog meat trade in Asia

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Close of Event - Candlelight Ceremony

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sweet Table | Coffee & Tea | Silent Auction | Art Display