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Saturday, July 13, 2024
Rain or shine, paws hit the trail
Cam the Springer Spaniel and his owner Tim Barry from Virgil posed with smiles in the doggy kissing booth. (Julia Sacco)

Niagara-on-the-Lake residents walk their furry friends along the Upper Canada Heritage Trail all the time, but this past Saturday, they raised money while doing it. 

The Heritage Trail committee collected donations at its annual fundraising event “Paws on the Trail” on May 20, which will go toward their ongoing work to revamp the 10-kilometre-long trail.

“We had fun, the dogs seemed to have fun and everyone behaved themselves. It was really good,” he said.

Despite the rain, dedicated dog lovers came out to walk the trail, enjoy the vendors and activities and support the cause.

“We’re happy for the turnout that came: There are some people that came from out of town,” said committee chair Rick Meloen.

“There’s a lot of interest in an event like this, so we’re going to regroup and see if we can do it again next year,” he added.

Meloen did not have a final tally of the amount of money raised through pledged donations and vendors who took part in the fundraiser, but said 35 people registered $45 donations.

“We’re looking forward to rehabilitating and reconstructing as much of the trail as we can,” he said.

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