Posts Tagged ‘charity’

2022 Lethbridge MS Walk

Monday, June 20th, 2022

2022 Lethbridge MS Walk at Henderson Lake

The Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society, was finally back after a two year hiatus due to COVID. This was my sixth year photographing the walk and it was great to see so many familiar faces after such a long break in the event. While they planned for a smaller crowd, the turnout was still fantastic! It’s almost like the weather knew it was a big deal for the walk to be back… all of the rain forecast for that day held off, making this one of the nicest days the walk has seen.

There was so much energy at the walk this year. People were so happy to see each other! The lead in to the event was filled with so many reunion hugs, and the warm-up before walking had way more excited participation than usual.

Like the last few years, the walk was held at Henderson Lake and followed the usual route. I wasn’t able to get transported around in a golf cart this year, so I doubled back on the route once everyone started and caught people as they returned, with beautiful views of the lake beside them.

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Lethbridge PAW Society 2020 Cat Calendar

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Lethbridge PAW Society 2020 cat calendar fundraiser

This year I decided to highlight all of the 2020 Lethbridge PAW Society calendar cats in one big post, rather than a bunch of smaller blogs that I tend to forget to share on social media! Lots of kitties ahead!

This year’s calendar had a sports theme so I focused on getting action shots of any cats who had the energy and a favourite toy. We had some hilarious results! Whether thanks to a piece of string or a good hit of catnip, some of these cats went wild for their playtime!

All kitties are adoption success stories from the Lethbridge PAW Society and were photographed in their loving forever homes.

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Santa Paws Pet Photos at the Bone & Biscuit Lethbridge West 2019

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

pet photos with Santa in Lethbridge

It’s always wonderful when Santa Paws comes to town! We continued our new annual tradition of pet photos with Santa at the Bone & Biscuit location in Crossings in west Lethbridge. This year we raised $700 for Misty Creek Dog Rescue!

We had a few repeat visitors from last year, plus lots of new whiskered faces. Our smallest visitor was Buttons the hamster, while our largest (and by far the most terrified) was the Great Dane puppy. We only had one hissing cat (pictured below), one crying child (also pictured below), and one potty accident (fortunately NOT pictured below).

Thank you to everyone who came to visit Santa and support this great cause!

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Adoptable Puppy Photos in Lethbridge [Bean & Belle]

Thursday, November 14th, 2019

Lethbridge adoptable puppy photos

What’s better than one adoptable puppy? Two, of course! Bean and Belle are a doggy brother and sister duo who took a fun trip with their foster mom to Henderson Lake for their adoption photos. The two most enjoyed munching on leaves, especially Belle who was hard to catch without a mouthful! (Bean, on the other hand, was more into pine cones once he discovered those.)

Belle stood out the most for her sweet, soulful eyes, while Bean’s spunky personality and giant paws gave a glimpse into the energetic big boy he’s going to become.

Bean and Belle were photographed for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS), but were no longer listed only a few weeks after I met them. They must be bringing so much joy to their new families!

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2019 Lethbridge MS Walk

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

2019 Lethbridge MS Walk

I was happy to return for my fifth year of photographing the Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society.

It definitely started out as one of the coldest walks I’ve attended! Despite the cold, the walk still had fantastic attendance and all participants were in great spirits. Before the walk the kids were kept entertained with balloons, face painting, and all the adorable dogs that attended the fundraiser. The children’s joy in turn was contagious!

Right as the walk began, the sun came out, warming up everyone enough to get their muscles moving. I quickly found my usual golf cart friend and had a great time capturing everyone having fun at Henderson Lake. The walk ended with its usual pizza lunch and still more sunshine, just narrowly missing the blizzard that arrived later that day!

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2018 Lethbridge MS Walk

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

2018 Lethbridge MS Walk at Henderson Lake

I was honoured to be asked to return for my fourth year of photographing the Lethbridge MS Walk, held by the Lethbridge MS Society. This year’s walk was held at Henderson Lake again, giving participants beautiful views of the water and Canadian Geese during their walk. This was probably the warmest year they’ve ever had for the walk and had amazing attendance as a result, including both newcomers and long time participants.

As usual, I had an amazing time photographing the event. The organizers do a fantastic job making sure all participants and volunteers are healthy and looked after. I had a golf cart friend again who sped me around the participants (and around the many, MANY geese at the lake) so we could capture as many moments as possible during the walk and at the festival area before and after.

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