Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Winter Woofstock Is Coming!!

For Immediate Release: November 5, 2012

Deck The Halls With Canine Folly!
WINTER WOOFSTOCK®
Returns November 17-18, 2012
Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place

Check Out the Top 10 Pooch Products at 
North America’s Largest Festival for Dogs!

PLUS! FULL EVENT LISTINGS BELOW

WOOFSTOCK, North America’s largest festival for dogs returns for its 3rd annual winter canine celebration on November 17 – 18, 2012 in the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

WINTER WOOFSTOCK is the largest holiday shopping experience for the 78% of dog owners placing gifts under the tree for their four-legged family members. While the festival kicks off with zany attractions like Breakfast with Santa and the Ms. and Mr. Canine Canada Pageant, WOOFSTOCK is a proverbial breeding ground for unique canine commodities. Refer to the attached pdf for the top 10 products at this year’s WINTER WOOFSTOCK from light-up leashes to outerwear by Canada Pooch. 

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Sponsored by The Toronto Star
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 10-11am
BULLWRINKLES ARENA, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
Santa Claus has a penchant for pooches! Kicking off each day of shopping, fashion shows, and zany canine contests, WINTER WOOFSTOCK is holding “Breakfast with Santa” offering pet parents the perfect photo-op.  

new! OAKVILLE FIREFIGHTERS
Calendar Signing and Photo-op at Oakville Firefighters Booth
All day Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th 
The courageous Oakville Firefighters have partnered with the Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs to produce a calendar that manages to be sexy, cute, and philanthropic!  Calendars sell for $10 with all proceeds being donated to the Lions Foundation of Canada Guide Dogs. 

new! DOGS OF CHRISTMAS PAST
With Canine Communicator Charlotte Szivak, http://www.charlotteszivak.com/  
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 11-11:45am
MAIN STAGE, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
New to WOOFSTOCK, this interactive seminar will engage the audience in an open discussion with internationally renowned doggie communicator Charlotte Szivak. Charlotte specializes in communicating with dogs, of one’s past or present. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to interact and learn techniques to explore a deeper connection and understanding with their dog companions. 

ULTAMUTTS DOG SHOW & INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 11:30am-2:30pm
BULLWRINKLES ARENA, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
The Ultamutts show features an assortment of more than 30 incredible and hilarious tricks. Hosted by TV dog trainer Melissa Millett, this talent-packed performance is fun for the whole family! The highly trained dogs demonstrate some amazing tricks including; skateboarding, skipping, counting, doggy handstands, a stunt dog, a dog who can read, and more!

WOOFSTOCK FASHION SHOW
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @12:05pm
MAIN STAGE, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
Fashion forward pooches of all sizes and pedigree will put on the dog, showcasing the ultimate in canine winter couture. Strutting the "dogwalk" the furry fashionistas will sport selections from the latest winter doggie fashion lines, whether they’re equipped for long walks or holiday parties! All clothing lines will be available at WOOFSTOCK. Email fashionshow@woofstock.ca with a photo and description of your dog to enter your pooch into WOOFSTOCK’s next top canine model contest.

STUPID DOG TRICK CONTEST
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 12:30pm 
MAIN STAGE, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
WINTER WOOFSTOCK is here to prove you can teach an old dog new tricks in its annual Stupid Dog Trick show inviting anyone with a pooch who exhibits the zaniest of tricks to compete for the ultimate title.  Register at the WOOFSTOCK Information Booth each day from 10am-12pm throughout the Festival.

MS. AND MR. CANINE CANADA PAGEANT
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 1pm
MAIN STAGE, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
WOOFSTOCK is looking for some major canine charisma! The search for the next Honey Bow Wow is on as dogs compete for the ultimate titles of Ms. and Mr. Canine Canada. Saturday's winners will return the next day to compete with Sunday's finalists for the grand prize packages. Register at the WOOFSTOCK Information Booth each day from 10am-12pm throughout the Festival.

BEST COSTUME CONTEST
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 2pm
MAIN STAGE, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
Rottweiler’s as Rudolph. Shi-Tzu’s as snowflakes. Airedales as angels. Canines channel alter egos of all sorts in WOOFSTOCK’s annual Best Costume Contest.  Register at the WOOFSTOCK Information Booth each day from 10am-12pm throughout the Festival.

BULLWRINKLES’ "WIENER DOG RACES" and “RUNNING OF THE PUGS”
Wiener Dog Races, Saturday, November 17th @ 3pm
Running of the Pugs, Sunday, November 18th @ 3pm
BULLWRINKLES ARENA, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
Pugs and Wiener dogs are fast and hard to catch, especially when they’re chasing pizzles! Any Pug or Wiener dog owner can enter their pooch in WOOFSTOCK’s perennial “Running of the Pugs” and “Wiener Dog Races” which sees these breeds race towards a finish line vying for a grand prize of a year’s supply of Bullwrinkle pizzles!

Register online at www.winterwoofstock.ca/eventsandcontests.htm or at the WOOFSTOCK Information Booth each day from 10am-2:30pm throughout the Festival.

new! DOGGIE DATING SOIRÉE
Sponsored by Fifth Leg Wines  
Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th @ 4-6pm 
BULLWRINKLES ARENA, Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
Australia’s Fifth Leg Wine is serious about wine, and they’re playing host to WOOFSTOCK’s first ever Doggie Dating Soirée. Take part by stopping by Fifth Leg Wine’s booth at WOOFSTOCK and register your pet by filling out the pooch profile and Fifth Leg Wines will snap a photo for their dating board. The event will take place during yappy hour, of course!

new! K9 RESCUE ME
http://www.k9rescueme.com/
 
K9 Rescue Me is a non-profit fundraising organization consisting of rescue groups working together to raise awareness, provide health care and find homes for unwanted dogs. A full list of the rescue groups participating can be found at http://www.winterwoofstock.com/whoscoming.htm#h8290.

WINTER WOOFSTOCK
Saturday, November 17 – Sunday, November 18, 2012 from 10am - 6pm
Direct Energy Centre, Hall C
ADMISSION: New 2 Day Pass $10 at the door or $8 in advance online at www.winterwoofstock.com
$5 for seniors. Children under 12 are free accompanied by an adult.
Full info at www.winterwoofstock.com
WOOFSTOCK Info Line: 1.416.234.WOOF (416.234.9663)
Presented by Barnsdale Farms
Sponsored by Toronto Star, Citytv and toronto.com
 
 
 
Winter Woofstock High Tea



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