|Don't miss the 2017 Basset Bustle Extravaganza!|
The 2017 Basset Bustle Extravaganza
For 2 magical days, Copetown, ON will be transformed into Basset-town!
Be sure to join us for this year's Bustle
Your NEW Bustle HQ
Please plan to be part of the largest gathering of Basset Hounds in Canada at the 2017 BHRO Basset Bustle Extravaganza. This year promises to be our most exciting Bustle to date!
We are expecting hundreds of basset hounds and their people from across Canada and the U.S. to descend upon our new location in Copetown on May 27. Please join us in celebrating our love of dogs and our dedication to this wonderful breed. Show your support for Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario and be part of this remarkable event.
Our new location is THE place to be the weekend of May 26-27. Rain or shine we have plenty of indoor and outdoor space available to help you make the most of this special event. There is tons of fun to be had in the huge, green fenced in park. Dogs can run free inside and out and take advantage of all of the fun activities we have planned. This is a day not to be missed!
Do the Bustle!
The Bustle will kick-off on Saturday May 27 at the Copetown Community Centre’s lush, fenced in park. All of the bassets will bustle into the park in one very long (and very short!) Basset-line, led by the official 2017 AmBassetor.
And that is just the beginning! Along with a day of mixing and mingling with the wonderful Bassets and their amazing people we have a full day of doggy-fun and awesome events.
From our not-to-be missed Basset Costume contest, best trick contest, best howl, longest ears and many more games and contests to our paw-dicure nail trimming, HUGE raffle, exclusive BHRO merchandise, fabulous BBQ and so much more, you are in for a day of fun you won’t forget.
Basset-town is the place to be on May 26-27 because you won’t want to miss even a minute of this event.
We will have our wonderful welcome Pizza Party and Basset Funfest on the Friday night before the Bustle. Even if you can’t come to the Bustle you are invited to this super fun evening featuring yummy Pizza, lots of Bassets and some fun games and prizes.
We will also have a pre-raffle where you can get in early on trying to win some of your favourite items as well as merchandise for sale. It is also a great time to pre-register for the Bustle and avoid the Saturday morning line-ups.
Support an Important Cause
This year we have helped over 60 Basset Hounds find their way onto better lives. Many of these bassets had some challenging medical issues and this year we need your support more than ever. Their well-being is not possible without the kindness and generosity of so many people! Once again, we are asking for all of our members and friends to collect pledges for their participation in the bustle to help raise money for BHRO at this, our largest fundraiser of the year. As you know, every penny raised goes directly to helping those bassets who need us. Every pledge, no matter what amount, goes a long, long way in helping these deserving dogs. Pledge forms will be included in our next edition of The Howler, mailed to all members. Not a member? Please visit our membership page: www.bassetrescue.ca/membership.html
You may also get your pledge forms online right now!
You can also donate online through Canada Helps and set up your very own Giving Page where friends and family can donate directly to you. Personal Online Giving Pages can feature your own photos and you can set your own personal fund raising challenge.
You can also use PayPal to donate on Canada Helps. Details online at Canadahelps.org
Here is a link to the Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario Page on Canada Helps where you can pledge online, and learn about creating your own page from here: Canada Helps Online Giving
Party with the Bassets all Weekend
We have set aside a block of rooms at the pet and people friendly Mohawk Residence and Conference Centre, just 14 minutes from the Basset Headquarters at the Copetown Community Centre. The very modest room rates, which include breakfast, also feature oversize 2 bedroom suites and lots of green space.
New this Year!
In addition to all of the outstanding events you have come to expect at the Bustle we have some amazing new features we are able to offer you with our amazing new location! Last years’ Bustle was made even more outstanding due to this truly wonderful location and this year will be even better!
Pizza Party News!!
We will be hosting our pre-bustle pizza party on the Friday night at the same location as the Bustle this year! This spacious facility is just 14 minutes from the hotel. We invite all of our supporters, admirers, guests and their dogs to join us for an evening of fun, games, a quirky little contest or two and some very yummy pizza. Our new and improved HUGE space means we will have more organized games and lots of pre-bustle activities. Please join us from 6:30-9:30 pm.
This year we will also continue to feature pre-registration at the Pizza Party to minimize the line-ups at Saturday's Bustle. Every year we get a number of folks who can come to the Pizza Party and not the Bustle. This year we are bringing the Bustle to the Friday night event as well with a pre-raffle set up so you can get a head start on winning your favourite items. We will also have some new games and contests and early bird registration to avoid the Saturday morning line-ups.
Hotel details are as follows:
Affordable & spacious accommodations! Suite configurations consist of two private bedrooms, bathroom and a kitchenette. All guest suites feature air conditioning, cable television, and free local calls. Our special discounted group rate is $89.95 (based on 1 - 2 adults per suite).
**Please note: Mohawk has implemented a per night pet fee to cover additional cleaning costs. This fee is normally $20 but has been discounted to $10 per night for BHRO.
For individual reservations please call 1-855-782-9722 (open 24 hours) and ask to be transferred to Hamilton, or call direct at 905-385-3200. Please quote the block number #492556 (or Basset Hound Rescue of Ontario).
The block of suites will be held until the morning of Friday April 28, 2017. Limited Space Available at the above rate so please book as soon as possible!
Start collecting your pledges today, either online at Canada Helps or in person. Please support this very important cause. Sadly, this will be another record year for the Basset Hounds that have come into rescue, most of them requiring costly vet care. We can not help these dogs without your support.
As a giant thank you we have some great pledge prizes you should not miss including our grand prize for the most pledges collected.
Total pledges over $110: If you collect $110 of pledges or more you will be rewarded with 10 raffle tickets. That means you are eligible to win any of our wonderful line up of raffle prizes! The choice is yours on which prize to put those tickets.
PLUS the person who collects the highest amount of pledges will win the grand prize!
Please take advantage of the opportunity to win this wonderful prize and start collecting your pledges today. All pledges of $10 and up will receive a tax receipt.
We are looking for volunteers to help us at the event. If you are interested in helping out during the event please contact Mindy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other areas we require your help in are sponsorship for the event. If you are able to assist in sponsorship through your business, please contact Mindy. All event sponsorship will be credited on our website and promotions and marketing and will go a long way to helping make sure the 2016 Basset Bustle is the best basset extravaganza any of us has ever known! Please let us know if you are able to help.
Plus we are always looking for new raffle items. Raffle items do not need to be dog related. The raffle is all new merchandise, gift certificates and services, and if you can contribute please let Mindy know.
Please keep checking your inbox, our facebook page, and upcoming editions of The Howler for updates.
Please email Dawn at email@example.com if you have any questions.
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