We held our first-ever Walk for Farm Animals in St. Catharines this past weekend. The event was one of about 70 taking place across North America to raise money for and awareness of Farm Sanctuary. I travelled down to Farm Sanctuary this past spring and it was, in short, a life-changing experience. When the call went out for cities to host a Walk for Farm Animals, I knew this was a way I could get involved and help out.
We selected the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend for our walk, and it turned out to be just a perfect weekend. The sky was blue, the sun was warm, the atmosphere was one of happiness and celebration. We had 80 walkers come out and join us on Saturday, Oct. 9th. 80!! I was so impressed! Our group raised about $6100 for Farm Sanctuary, so I was really delighted about this too. A big shout-out to everyone who joined us for the Walk and to those who sponsored a walker. We couldn’t have done it without you! (for more on the St. Catharines Walk, see these articles from the local press)
I also want to acknowledge the kindness and generosity of the following people and businesses who donated food, time, raffle prizes or helped to promote the event: Allison Arbour, Brooklyn’s, Kindfood, Niagara Action for Animals, OPIRG-Brock, Strega Cafe, The Peanut Mill. You all are wonderful!