Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Woofstock Similar To Woodstock

Do you recall Woodstock?

If not old enough...... Woodstock was a music festival, billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music". It was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near the hamlet of White Lake in the town of Bethel, New York, from August 15 to August 18, 1969. It famously became a "free concert" only after it became obvious that the event was drawing hundreds of thousands more people than the organizers had prepared for.......about 500,000 people showed up. It became the first "love-in".

Woofstock is a big festival in Canada in the St. Lawrence Market neighborhood of downtown Toronto on June 11th and 12th. The annual love-in will see over 300,000 dog lovers. Admission is free!

Competitions includes: Mr. and Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, High Tea (look-a-like celebrity wanna-bes), top model, best costume, stupid dog trick, and agility. Vendors selling everything from designer outfits to the latest in dog treats.

Each year Woofstock donates space to rescue groups, and stages a K9 Rescue Me Walk-A-Thon to raise money for rescue groups across Canada. They even have a Paws to Remember Memorial Service for pets who have died.

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