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Easter pawty benefits Langley animal shelter

Organizers hosting event with Easter egg hunt, cotton candy and other treats, vendors, and more
Face painting was popular at the 2023 event and will be offered again at the Paw Party on March 30, 2024. (Langley Advance Times files)

The organizers of the Paw Party to benefit the Langley Animal Protection Society are looking to raise even more funds to help the animal shelter.

The third annual Paw Party is noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, and features an Easter theme. Previous events have had in the neighbourhood of 150 people attend at the event that’s popular with families.

Organizers Caprice Stadnyk and Kylene Shannon are adding new features to the event, such as a debit machine to make purchases easier, and hopefully attract more people to support the shelter.

“It’s so nice to see everybody come together and have a good time,” said Shannon.


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The Easter Bunny will be back. People can take photos with the bunny who will also be having a dance-off at 1 p.m. with the mascot of the participating food truck, the Fishing Panda. People can take part in the pool for which one will win.

As well there’s face painting, a cotton candy station hosted by Clayton Heights Notary.

This year they’ve added some vendors, and there will be the popular Easter egg hunt in the forest around the LAPS facility.

Other sponsors include Haystax Mortgage Professionals and Pillar to Post Inspections whose support allows 100 per cent of the funds to go to LAPS.

Shannon noted that there will be tents in case the weather doesn’t cooperate and activities happen inside and outside the shelter building. But people wanting to bring pets must keep them on leashes. They must be friendly and can only be outside.

Heather Colpitts

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