We had such a great time at Niagara VegFest again! So many great conversations and supporters. Thank you to the Niagara VegFest organizers for doing such a great job, and a special thank you to Allison and Cam for donation their fun and cheeky cards – they were such a huge hit – check them out here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/allisonandcam
Spring Garden Fundraiser
We were so excited to fundraise this spring with Vesey’s, a garden supply company from Prince Edward Island. We’re looking forward to hearing how the flowers and sprouts grow this summer!
Valentine’s Candygram Fundraiser
A favourite past-time from years ago, Dogs of the Ganges Society relaunched them just in time for Valentine’s Day! Candygrams are a great way to tell your sweetheart, friend or family member how much you care about them. Supporters chose between hand-delivered Candygrams and ones sent by mail. We loved helping to spread the love!
Bloorcourt Arts and Crafts Festival
August 27, 2016 in Toronto
August 20, 2016 at Plunkett Estates, London
Free Yoga in the Park
June 4, 2016 at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Toronto
Dogs of the Ganges Society hosted free yoga classes at Trinity Bellwoods Park as part of 100in1Day Toronto. This year we also had the pleasure of welcoming Laura from White Light White Heat Animal Reiki, who provided free dog reiki.
About the Instructor: Jessica Waters has been practicing yoga for over five years and began her teaching journey in early 2015. Yoga has taken her around the globe; from Thailand and India to California and of course Canada. Currently, she spends most of her time teaching in Germany. Jessica teaches a gentle Vinyasa flow that encourages a connection to breath and an awareness of body. Mindfulness and compassion is also an important practice of Jessica’s and she hopes to inspire others to choose a like path of consciousness through her yoga classes. When we see her in June she will have recently visited India where she saw first-hand the plight of street dogs there.
Visit our Facebook event page for event updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/1565102493790069/
Online Silent Auction
June 1 to 15, 2016
We had our very first online silent auction fundraiser, which was a great success! The auction was open from June 1 to 15, 2016, and was followed by a lawn party/item pick-up day on June 18 in Toronto. Visit the auction page to see all the great things we had! https://www.facebook.com/groups/auctionfordogs/
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our auction, and a shout out to these sponsors:
Wine & Cheese Fundraiser
Sunday, November 15 (7:30-9:30pm)
The Tampered Press, 256 Crawford Street (at Dundas, across from Trinity Bellwoods Park), Toronto (Map)
Thanks to everyone who came out for our Wine & Cheese Fundraiser with A Vine Romance!
Thank you to our supporters!
A Vine Romance is made up of the sweet and funny duo of Priya Rao and Alex Powell. Priya is an actor and host for video interviews with top Canadian film talent, and Alex is the Sommelier at Lee Restaurant, the flagship restaurant of celebrity chef Susur Lee. Together, they make learning about wine fun and accessible! Stay tuned for A Vine Romance’s new series, “THE DRINK”, which airs Bell Fibe next summer.
Karma Yoga Classes
– Monday, July 20th (6-7pm)
– Tuesday, August 11th (6-7pm)
– Wednesday, September 23 (6-7pm)
C-Lab Studios, 720 Bathurst Street (south of Bloor), Toronto (Map)
The July class was taught by Jessica Waters and the August and September classes were taught by Krista Marie Starr.
Krista Marie Starr teaches alignment based vinyasa, using breath and body to glide her students to deeper understandings of themselves with a sense of lightheartedness. With a degree in Philosophy from UofT, and years of study in the art of yoga with a sprinkling of martial arts and dance, Krista is deeply committed to her practice and her teaching with a genuine thirst to discover truth, to create beauty through movement, and guide others in their own path. You can expect her classes to be deep, playful, full of insight and leave feeling lighter and uplifted.
Outreach Events – Dog’s Day of Summer in St. Catharines (August 8, 2015) and Pawlooza in London (August 15, 2015)
The Dogs of the Ganges volunteer crew raised funds, sold handmade dog-themed merch and met some amazing animal-loving people at both outreach events this summer. A huge thank you to all the volunteers who worked hard to make the event a success for exhibitors like us!
Bollywood Girls Night Out – A Joint Fundraiser with Paper Kite Children’s Foundation
Friday, June 26th
Betty’s (Upstairs), 240 King Street East, Toronto (Map)
Bollywood Girls Night Out was a joint fundraiser in support of children and street dogs in India. Supporters enjoyed an evening of good music, delicious snacks, dessert auction and a sari photo booth!
Yoga in the Park: Breathe in Stress, Breathe out Compassion
Saturday, June 6th
Christie Pits Park, Toronto
Dogs of the Ganges was thrilled to participate in 100In1Day Toronto! 100In1DayTO is a global festival of civic engagement where hundreds of people unite to participate in small initiatives to spark change.
On June 6th, we hosted three free yoga classes at Christie Pits Park, taught by our amazing instructors Jessica Waters and Krista Marie Starr. The event was attended by over 50 people (and 6 dogs), and helped everyone’s body, mind, soul and street dogs in India!
June 8, 2014 – Vancouver Pub Night
We had a fantastic show of support at our Vancouver fundraising event at Doolin’s Pub. Thank you to everyone who attended, made a donation, volunteered, and a special shout out to our silent auction sponsors:
October 6, 2013 – Toronto Launch Party
We had a great turnout at our Toronto launch party at Bombay Palace. Supporters learned more about our work, enjoyed great Indian food and showed their support through the purchase of merchandise and silent auction items.
Thank you to everyone who attended, made a donation, and volunteered. A big thank you also goes to those who donated to our merchandise and silent auction tables: