FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PADS supporter Lauren Calancie has accepted the challenge to MOVE for PADS and is currently pedalling for PADS – all the way from the PADS Burnaby BC Campus to the Calgary Training Centre!
Lauren departed the PADS campus on August 15th at 10am.
Her ride seeks to raise awareness and much needed donations to help Pacific Assistance Dogs (PADS) continue to place life-changing assistance dogs, in spite of the financial challenges of COVID-19. PADS has been hard hit, having to cancel all it’s major fundraising events for 2020 due to the social distancing restrictions in place because of the coronavirus.
Lauren is being supported along her ride by driver (and long-time PADS volunteer) Kelsey Smart, as well as the canine mascots of their team: PADS dog Arrow and awesome pet dog Gabi. The threesome are driving a RV that serves as a self-contained support vehicle and accommodations to ensure that social contact between the team and the communities they visit is minimal.
Lauren, Kelsey, Arrow and Gabi as well as PADS staff and puppies-in-training will be on hand for photo ops and interviews for Lauren’s grand finale arrival to Calgary. She will complete her 1000 km journey the afternoon of Monday, August 24th.
Laren will conclude her ride Monday August 24th at approximately 11:45 -12:00 MST. To learn more about their trip, view the route, updates and arrival time visit: pads.ca/pedal