Meet Bear Aware at the Paws for a Cause walk in Fernie on Sunday!

Bear Aware will be at the Elk Valley Paws for a Cause walk tomorrow (Sunday, Sept 18) – come along to chat to us about your bear experiences and find out more about how to live without conflict in bear country. 

All the money from the local Paws for a Cause event goes to the Cranbrook SPCA shelter, which takes in hundreds of animals from the Elk Valley each year and also helps a lot of Elk Valley families find a faithful pet.

More information about this great event is below!


You and your dog are invited to take part in the Elk Valley SPCA Paws for a Cause walk on Sunday, September 18, 11am-3pm outside Fernie Aquatic Centre.

All funds go to the East Kootenay SPCA Shelter in Cranbrook.

This year there are two on-leash walk routes – a short 1.5km route through downtown, and a longer 4km walk/run route on Coal Creek trail.

Walk registration starts at 11am – $10 suggested donation per adult, kids and dogs walk for free.

Post-walk activities
* Local dog trainer Denise McKay and the South Alberta Working Herding Dogs Association will give agility and scent herding demonstrations

* See a demonstration by the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dogs Association

* Pet first aid talk by Dr David Marion of Country Vet Fernie.

* The last outdoor market of the summer! Local businesses and artisans will be selling goods.

* Silent auction with prizes donated by local businesses including a day of cat-skiing at Fernie Wilderness

* You and your dog can win prizes with games of musical sit and a pet parade including waggiest tail award, good dog award and fluffiest dog award.

Register from 11am on Sunday or contact 778-519-0017 for more information.