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: www.pads.ca/pedal
 
 

Image credit: Vernon Morning Star 

Conclusion Of Journey

Lauren is expected to arrive at the Calgary training Center Monday, August 24th between 12:45 and 1:00 pm MST.

Tune in to our Facebook live stream to watch Lauren finish this incredible ride.

MEDIA INVITED TO ATTEND
Monday, August 24 – 1:00pm MST
PADS Calgary
2309 Centre Ave, Calgary, AB
PLEASE RSVP BY REPLY EMAIL to
communications@pads.ca
FOR MORE INFO
Laura Watamanuk
Executive Director
604-813-1725
 
On-Site Media Spokesperson:
Miranda Turenne
403-992-4229

ABOUT PADS

Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) breeds, raises and trains fully certified assistance dogs. Our service (mobility & PTSD) and hearing dogs provide life-changing independence to those with physical disabilities other than blindness. Our accredited facility dogs work with community professionals, such as teachers, RCMP and psychologists to help support healthy communities. PADS is a fully accredited member of Assistance Dogs International.