Signature Event | March 19 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Maffeo Sutton Park

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Presented by Pacific Island Entertainment

Who let the dogs out? We will! Festival Nanaimo, Pacific Island Entertainment and the good folks at Dog n' Suds Pet Services are letting the dogs out to join us at Hops & Hounds, a fundraiser for the Nanaimo SPCA on Sunday, March 19th at Maffeo Sutton Park from 2 pm – 4 pm.

Bring your pooch to be part of our group 'Dog Photo' – world record breaking, we hope! The “big picture” happens at 3 pm – Nanaimo’s own Dirk Heydemann of HA Photography will be wrangling dogs and humans for this photo! For $10, one human and one pooch can be part of the dog-gone great picture – another great way we can give back to our SPCA.

Pets and owners will also have a tail-wagging good time with the Nanaimo Kennel Club. They will be showcasing some of their purebred dogs, there will be demonstrations such as 'Meet the Breed' and "Dance with your Dog'. We will also get to see some of the wonderful therapy dogs that visit our local care homes.

Oh – let’s not forget about the beer! Nanaimo's own White Sails Brewing and Longwood Brewery will provide some of the finest craft beer made on the Island. $2 for a tasting tokens. There will also be a BBQ by Original Joe's – yum!

This is a great day for you, your dog and the SPCA! Come be part of Hops and Hounds on Sunday, March 19th at Maffeo Sutton Park from 2-4 pm. A howling good time – and the only growlers at the park will be filled with beer!

We would like to know how many dogs and their human are planning to be in Nanaimo's Largest Dog Group Photo

Register by Midnight on March 18 & you will be automatically entered in the draw for a chance to Win two tickets to March 25th, Lion Bear Fox CD Release Concert at the Port Theatre and 2 Helijet Passes from Nanaimo to Vancouver to be used at anytime. Draw will take place at Hops & Hounds event on March 19.

REGISTER YOU & YOUR DOG ONLINE HERE!

PLEASE NOTE EACH DOG MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY ONLY ONE HUMAN.

You do not have register to participate in the Largest Dog Group Photo.

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