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Sunday@4: Animals Helping Humans

March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

VI Compassion Dogs & ETRA

Join Laura Beck, from the Errington Therapeutic Riding Association (ETRA) and Barb Ashmead and Brian Cameron (with his service dog, Trooper), from Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs, to learn how they work with animals to assist humans in various their physical and mental disabilities.

The ETRA programs improve the physical and mental well-being of riders with a wide range of disabilities. Supported by a professional certified instructor and many volunteers, their riding classes provide an opportunity for invigorating exercise and recreation, and gives the riders a sense of achievement and self-worth.

Vancouver Island Compassion Dogs Society is dedicated to “Serving those who Served”. Their service dog training program provides military veterans and RCMP with PTSD with renewed purpose, confidence and unconditional support. Barb Ashmead , Co-Founder, and Brian Cameron, accompanied by his service dog Trooper, will talk about the program and how it helps former service individuals with PTSD reintegrate back into the civilian world with the aid of a service dog.

Cash bar opens: 3:30 pm        Program starts: 4:00 pm

**Buffet Dinner (reserved guests only) immediately following the program:

Indian Night (@ $21+tax+gratuity): Butter chicken breast, roasted cauliflower, basmati rice with cashews, grilled naan bread.

Prior Reservation Required (dinner only) – deadline Thursday, March 7 – noon: email: or call: 250-468-9915 (NB: Minimum 40 people required for buffet – please sign up ASAP)


March 10, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Nanoose Community Services
Fairwinds Community Association


Fairwinds Golf & Country Club
3730 Fairwinds Drive
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia V9P 9K6 Canada
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(250) 468-7054
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