May Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, May 4th from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

May Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday May 5th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Whether you are going to romp, socialize or just explore, come on out and have some fun!

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.

*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

May Walkies: VAN-PAH Invades Bingo for Life

Wednesday, May 16th at 7 PM (Bingo at 7:30pm Sharp!) @ XYYVR, 1216 Bute St

This month we are invading Bingo for Life to support a great local community, Friends for Life Society, which provides “people living in Vancouver City Centre and facing life challenges associated with HIV, Cancer, and Hepatitis C to participate in specialized support programs”. 100% of entrance donation fee goes to this great community.

Wag your way to XYYVR on Davie and join us for cheap drinks, awesome prizes, and amazing drag queen entertainment. The queens will amuse us with lots of sass during bingo and songs between rounds, enough to get us howling. Gear up if you like and let’s support our local communities.

Entrance fee is by donation (suggested $10 for 9 bingo rounds)

 

 

VAN-PAH Shadow Falls Camping Trip

It’s finally here! May 25-27. Check out the Community Camping Trip 2018 page for all the details! We can’t wait to go camping with you!

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April Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, April 6th from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

April Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday April 7th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Whether you are going to romp, socialize or just explore, come on out and have some fun!

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.

*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

April Walkies: Bowling

Friday, April 27th at 6:30 PM @ Rev’s Burnaby, 5502 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby

Looking for a way to get your paws on a bunch of balls? (Did someone say BALL?!?!?!)  April’s walkies will be at Rev’s Bowling in Burnaby on Friday April 27th. Puppies, handlers, friends, and fun! Rev’s is located within a few minutes’ walk of Holdom Skytrain station, and serves both food and alcohol. Bowling costs $5 for shoe rental and $7.50 per game. Please RSVP (vanpah@gmail.com) by Friday April 20th so we can be sure to have enough room for everyone. Masks and gear are encouraged! Come out and have some fun with us!

March Events

It’s a busy month! Take a look and don’t forget to checkout/subscribe to the calendar!

VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, March 2nd from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

March Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday March 3rd from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Whether you are going to romp, socialize or just explore, come on out and have some fun!

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.

*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

March Walkies: VAN-PAH Invades Pub Trivia

Put on your thinking cap, or hood, and come to the Junction Pub for some trivia!

Monday March 19th – 7:30pm @ Junction Pub 1138 Davie Street

Trivia starts at 7:30pm so come a little earlier to socialize and make some teams. See all of you smarty pups, Handlers, and friends there!

 

VancouFur

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March 8-11 @ The Executive Airport Plaza Hotel Richmond.

VAN-PAH is hosting a workshop and mosh at this year’s VancouFur!

Check out vancoufur.org for event details.

 

Rubbout

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Rubbout is here again. As has been tradition, VAN-PAH is hosting the Puppy Bowl. Come try your paw/hand at the obstacle course, watch the puppy bowl (cheating is participation), and maybe win some prizes. This has always been a really busy and exciting event. See you there! 

Saturday March 24th from 12-3:30pm @ Junction Pub 1138 Davie Street

Check out rubbout.com for admission and weekend information.

 

 

February Events

February Events

VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, February 2nd from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

February Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday February 3rd from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Whether you are going to romp, socialize or just explore, come on out and have some fun!

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.

*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

February Walkies to Science World after Dark!

Come join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for this month’s walkies!

Where: World at TELUS World of Science, 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7, Canada

When: February 23rd, 7:00pm – 10:00pm Are the complete hours. Meet by the entrances at 6:45 to go in together.

What: Join us at the adults only Science World after Dark where we can enjoy a beverage or two and play with all the cool science world toys without the children around. Tickets can be purchased online before Feb 13 for $25.20 (includes tax). Regular price is $29.00 plus tax after Feb 13. https://www.scienceworld.ca/after-dark-february-23-2018

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Prepare for an incredible journey through the curious collections of Mr Ripley, the explorer extraordinaire who travelled the world collecting artifacts and stories from the remarkable people and places he encountered. Get hands on with some amazing artifacts, take a wander through a model of the world’s largest snake and see how you measure up to the world’s tallest person! We invite you to celebrate the life and legacy of Robert Ripley and discover the scientific facts on the truly unbelievable!

The evening’s Centre Stage Science Show will feature your weird and wonderful talents in the Bizarre Body Abilities Talent Show! Sign up during the event to display your unique ability for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Please note, any props must be small enough to fit in your pocket, and must be supplied by the participant. All tricks are performed at your own risk!

You can also upgrade to a combo ticket which includes Amazon Adventure, the new film playing now in the OMNIMAX Theatre. This film tells the epic, true story of explorer Henry Bates’ fascinating 11 year journey through the visually stunning and biodiverse Amazon rainforest. Audiences will be wowed by the mind-boggling examples of camouflage and mimicry and inspired by Bates’ endless curiosity and determination to explore the wilds of nature from the time he was a young boy.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. Triple O’s will also be open for dinner service until 9pm.

January Events and PAH Tour 2018

Take a look at our January events including hosting the 1st weekend of the PAH Tour!

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, January 5th from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

 

January Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday January 6th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Whether you are going to romp, socialize or just explore, come on out and have some fun!

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the puppies.

*Always remember puppy gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

 

VAN-PAH Invades the Stanley Park Bright Nights Train

When: January 6th Meet at 6:30 near the gates.

Where: Bright Nights is located on Pipeline Road in Stanley Park, via the West Georgia Street park entrance.

What: Come join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH as we invade the Stanley Park Bright Nights train to help celebrate PAH Tour 2018! It’s the last night to enjoy this fun train and look at the pretty lights. It will probably be chilly so bundle up.

We are happy to announce that we are planning on doing a group buy as well. This means that the ticket price will be $8 per person. We are also happy to announce our very first Members’ price. If you are a member of VAN-PAH the cost will be $5. You’ll be able to get your membership at the mosh earlier that day if you  haven’t yet!

In order to take advantage of the group buy and/or the lower member rate you’ll need to RSVP to vanpah@gmail.com by the end of the day on the Dec 21st. Then you’ll find a VAN-PAH officer near the gate to pay and get your ticket. If you do not RSVP you will not be included in the group buy. This means you will need to get tickets at the gate etc (full price is just over $10 online) and cannot be guaranteed a seat on the same train as the rest of the group.

 

January Walkies to Laser Tag

Come join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our monthly walkies!

January 21st 2017 – 6:00pm – Planet Lazer E 109 Braid Street, New Westminster (Near Braid Skytrain Station)

Fire away fire away! In a safe way that is! This was a lot of fun last year so let’s have a blast. Cost is $5.25 per person per game. No masks/hoods but wear your pet shirts that glow!

VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, December 1st from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our puppy and pet community. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

VAN-PAH December Holiday Mosh

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Saturday, December 2 @ 2-5pm @ the Pumpjack
Ho Ho Ho … hey, who you calling a ho?? *wags*

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our yearly holiday mosh! As usual this event is extended to 3hrs to accommodate lots of holiday fun including Daddy Santa and his Puppy Elf, pictures, holiday treats, and extra time to mosh and romp and enjoy each others company.

Everyone welcome from pets to Handlers to the curious. Enjoy some time on the mats or get to know your fellows in the pets and Handlers community. The mosh is open to the public so come on out and see what it’s all about.

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the pups and kitties and all the other pets.

*Always remember gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

 

Upcoming Events

2018 PAH Tour Part 1: VAN-PAH – Jan 5-7 2018

We are pleased to help kick off the next PAH Tour with our social and mosh as well as a special puppy visit to the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park. Watch this space for more information.

November Events and Holiday Mosh

November Event Reminders

Puppy Tails Social – Friday, November 3, 9pm-Midnight @ the Pumpjack Pub

Mosh – Saturday, November 4, 1:30-3:30pm @ the Pumpjack Pub (note the time shift for this mosh)

VAN-PAH Elections and AGM – Saturday, November 4, 3:30-4:30pm @ the Pumpjack Pub

Littles, Beasts, and Furries Party – Saturday, November 4, 8pm-1am @ Bellingham Sex Positive Center (Caressa will be teaching a class on non-verbal communication)

VAN-PAH Walkies: Hot Cocoa and Skating

Friday, November 17 @ 6:30-9:15pm
Come join us for Hot Cocoa or your beverage of choice at Starbucks on the Drive around 6:30pm where we can sit back and enjoy each other’s company before our short walk up to the Brittania Ice Rink where we can skate our little hearts out and hopefully not damage ourselves or others too much in the process. Public skating begins at 7:45PM and goes until 9:15PM

Pre-skate hot bevy location: Starbucks 1752 Commercial Drive at 1st Ave\

Skating location: Brittania Ice Rink 1661 Parker St

Skating cost: $5.98 Admission and $2.96 for Skate Rental

If you have questions or require any assistance please direct your inquiries to the Facebook group or to info@vanpah.com and we would be happy to help.

 

Mosh Time

VAN-PAH December Holiday Mosh

 

Saturday, December 2 @ 2-5pm @ the Pumpjack Pub
Ho Ho Ho … hey, who you calling a ho?? *wags*

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our yearly holiday mosh! As usual this event is extended to 3hrs to accommodate lots of holiday fun including Daddy Santa and his Puppy Elf, pictures, holiday treats, and extra time to mosh and romp and enjoy each others company.

Everyone welcome from pets to Handlers to the curious. Enjoy some time on the mats or get to know your fellows in the pets and Handlers community. The mosh is open to the public so come on out and see what it’s all about.

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the pups and kitties and all the other pets.

*Always remember gear is admired but never required! WAGS!

 

 

November Events

VAN-PAH Puppy-tails Social

Date: Friday, November 3rd 9pm to Midnight
Place: The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. Vancouver

Come on out for a social evening with Caressa, IPTC International Trainer 2017, Daddy Mark, NW Handler 2018 and Pup Clever, NW Puppy 2018. We’ll be meeting in the back area by the pool table. Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want. Of course gear is admired but never required. Having fun is the only requirement. DJ starts around 10pm for those that want to dance. Spread the word and lets all have a fun time.

 

Mosh Time

VAN-PAH November Mosh

Date: Saturday, November 4th 1:30pm-3:30pm (Note the time change for this mosh only!)
Place: The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. Vancouver

Come one come all! Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh! Everyone welcome from pets to Handlers to the curious. Enjoy some time on the mats or get to know your fellows in the pets and Handlers community.

A mosh is an opportunity for pups and Handlers to get together and socialize. You’ll find pups romping around, playing with toys and having an all around blast while Handlers socialize and play with the pups and kitties and all the other pets.

Last chance to get memberships before the VAN-PAH board elections happening at 3:30pm after the mosh; memberships will cost $20 for the year (12 months from the date of enrollment) and ensure you priority for events and the ability to vote in board elections, as well as provide you with a membership number and badge (arriving at a later date). Please note that we are currently only accepting cash for memberships; a receipt will be provided.

So come on out and enjoy the fun. Looking forward to seeing you.

As always, gear is admired but never required!

Wags!

VAN-PAH Board Elections and AGM

Date: Saturday, November 4th 3:30pm-4:30pm
Place: The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. Vancouver

Want to help out with the Greater Vancouver puppy and Handler community? Now is your chance. We are looking for people to step up to help grow our community. We are looking to fill 7 spaces on the board with duties including record keeping, communications, event coordination, accounting, and social liaison. Specific roles will be determined by the elected board at their first meeting in November.

If you are interested in volunteering for a position (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Director at Large) on the VAN-PAH board, please email vanpah@gmail.com or you can also nominate yourself during or after the mosh. If we get more than 7 volunteers, we will have a ballot vote to determine who will be your board. In this situation volunteers will be given 2 minutes to speak to members about themselves.

*Please note that positions on the board are for 2 years though roles can change over the course of the term.

 

October Walkies

VAN-PAH Invades Fright Night

Date: Wednesday, October 18 7-11pm
Place: Playland at the PNE, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC

The pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH invite you to our yearly invasion of FRIGHT NIGHT!

Face your fears puppies! Fright Nights haunts Playland AND YOU and features:

8 haunted houses (including a new, additional house: The Bloodshed)
20 thrilling rides (5 more than last year… now including Bug Whirled. Dizzy Drop, and Tea Cups)
A gruesome comedy show by The Monsters of Schlock
Watch Singe the Clown light up the crowd

Gates open at 7:00pm, if you intend to test your courage meet us inside the gates past the security check. We recommend getting your tickets far in advance! $32 online, $35 Gate
The park closes at 1am

http://www.frightnights.ca/

*Remember to dress appropriately! Woof! (Fright Nights DOES NOT allow any masks or costumes on guests)*

 

 

 

Northwest Puppy and Handler Contest

Congratulations to our 2018 NW Handler and NW Puppy

On behalf of VAN-PAH we offer our heartfelt congratulations to Daddy Mark, NW Handler 2018 and Pup Clever, NW Puppy 2018. We are very proud to have two local members of our community representing the Pacific NW for the next year. Cheers, nuzzles, licks to you both!

Special shout out to Pup Marvel, Pup Bandit, and Pup Nipper who also competed for the NW Puppy title. You did the community proud by stepping up and giving it your all. Thank you!

NW 2018 Winners

Left: Pup Clever, NW Puppy 2018 / Right: Daddy Mark, NW Handler 2018