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.

 

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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

October Events

VML & VAN-PAH HIM Condom Packaging Party

Date: Monday, October 2nd 6-9pm
Place: The Pumpjack, 1167 Davie St. Vancouver

VAN-PAH will be joining the Health Initiative for Men (HIM) for a condom packaging party. This is our chance learn more about HIM and give back to the community. Come join us in a great social evening. Pizza is provided.

 

Mosh Time

VAN-PAH October Mosh and Membership Drive

Date: Saturday, October 7th 2-4pm
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.

We are now accepting memberships for VAN-PAH; 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). This is ahead of our first official board election at the November Mosh, and the submission of VAN-PAH as an officially recognized not for profit society promoting the acceptance of human pet play. 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!

 

 

September Events

Mosh Time

VAN-PAH September Mosh and Membership Drive

Date: Saturday, September 2nd
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.

Beginning at September’s mosh we will be accepting memberships for VAN-PAH; 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). This is ahead of our first official board election in October, and the submission of VAN-PAH as an officially recognized not for profit society promoting the acceptance of human pet play. 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!

Northwest Puppy and Handler Contest

Get your wag on! The Northwest Puppy and Handler Contest is returning to Vancouver the weekend of September 15-17th!

There will be a meet and sniff Friday, workshops and mosh on Saturday afternoon, the contest Saturday night, and a victory brunch on Sunday.

Please see NW Puppy and Handler’s website for details on running for puppy or Handler, questions about the contest, and details on the events!

http://www.nwpuppy.com/

 

August Events

August Walkies: Movie in the Park (Guardians 2)

Please join us on August 22 for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at Movies in the Park. We’ll be setting up a few blankets so join us for a great movie and a fun time. It’s FREE to watch!

Date: Tuesday, August 22
Time: We’ll be there by 6pm and the movie starts after sunset around 830pm or so
Where: Stanley Park, near the Second Beach Pool
What to Bring: Bring a pillow or a friend to lay on. Come early around dinner time and bring food to share or come later and bring snacks! There are food trucks onsite.

Paw and Pounce Weekend 2017

If you are looking for something to do out of town in August, check out the Paw and Pounce Weekend in Seattle

August 18-20 @ the Cuff Seattle

Come Paw and Pounce is back again this year with a full weekend of puppy shenanigans.

  • Friday Night Social
  • Saturday Mosh and Workshops
  • Saturday Night Social and Events
  • Sunday Celebration BBQ

See the Northwest Puppy and Handler Contest website at http://www.nwpuppy.com/ and click on the Paw and Pounce Weekend Schedule for all the details.

SEA-PAH’s Camp K9 2017

For those that like some wilderness adventures, check out Camp K9 in Washington State.

August 24-27 @ TRC Campground (Triangle Recreation Camp)

This will be SEA-PAH’s 4th year doing Camp K9 and it’s sure to be a blast like the previous years! Check out all the things you can do during the weekend.

  • Karaoke
  • Swimming
  • Nightly Dances and Parties
  • Hiking
  • Play Parties
  • Photo Shoots
  • Games
  • Cigar Social
  • Rope Classes
  • Whiskey Social
  • Flogging Experiences
  • Puppy Play Classes

See SEA-PAH’s Camp K9 page for more details:
https://seapah.com/campk9/

August Events

August Mosh:

In lieu of marching in the 2017 Vancouver Pride Parade, there will not be mosh in August.

VAN-PAH March in Vancouver Pride Parade August 6:

We are so excited to be marching in the Vancouver Pride Parade again this year. As we want all the pups and Handlers to have lots of energy to march, we will not be having a mosh in August. Worry not though as the parade will more than make up for missing a mosh day. Come out and join us. We had lots of fun last year and want to make this year even more so.

There is limited space so please sign up at the following link:
https://goo.gl/forms/tSFOMyRTXycT6Gtk2

We will be updating information as the Pride officials give us our marching instructions so stay tuned but please sign up as soon as you can so we can know the numbers of people marching this year.

July Events

July Walkies: Lynn Headwaters Hike

July’s walkies is a hike at Lynn Headwaters Park! We will be doing Lynn Loop Trail route with the red arrows in the attached image. For those that want to go further, we can split into two groups once we reach the second fork.

When: July 15 starting at 11am
Where: Meet at the End of the Line General Store at the corner of Lynn Valley Road and Dempsey Road in North Vancouver

https://goo.gl/maps/4peKJk3hFMA2

Hike Details:
Difficulty Easy, time 2.25 hours, round-trip 8.9km, elevation gain minimal, friendly to bio-dogs
What to bring:
Good shoes, water, snacks, hats, sunscreen, sun glasses, hoods/masks for pictures!
How to get to End of the Line General Store
By Car: 25-40 min from Vancouver, Burnaby, and Surrey
By Transit: 50-60min via Bus 210 from Pender/Thurlow in Vancouver
By Transit: 1hr 20min from Metrotown in Burnaby (train to Pender/Thurlow)

For those that want to car pool, please email vanpah@gmail.com with whether you need a ride or are offering one. If you are offering a ride we also need to know how many spots you have available. We will do our best to match up. Drivers discretion on pick up/drop off points. At the end of the hike we can all gather at the End of the Line General store for ice-cream or the like before heading back. See you then!

Canada Day Mosh

Mosh Time

Date: July 1st

Place: The PumpJack, 1167 Davie St. Vancouver

 

This Canada Day marks the 5th year of Van-PAH, and our 4th year of moshing, so come on out and celebrate! Everyone welcome, from pets and Handlers, to the curious; spend some time on the mats, or just socialize and hang out! There will be a 50/50 draw and cake, so you can get your noms on!

 

As always, gear is admired but never required!

Wags!

May Events

Mosh Time

Come one come all. 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.

Come have fun with us and get all the licks and scritches!

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday May 6th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm @ The 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:  Geocaching in Central Park (Burnaby)

Join us May 20th in Central Park in Burnaby @ 10AM as we embark on a geocaching adventure.

We can all meet just outside the Patterson Skytrain Station and then go from there.

May Camping Trip: Shadow Falls

VAN-PAH is excited to announce our first community camping trip! May 26-28 we will be heading up to Shadow Falls Campground (www.shadowfalls.ca). Shadow Falls is a gay owned clothing optional campground about 1.5hrs east of Vancouver heading towards Harrison Hot Springs. They have about 40 acres of private property with many amenities such as loonie run hot showers, flush toilets, club house with pool table and social area, large social fire pit, small store for firewood and power even at the tent sites.

Registration

Shadow Falls is a self-registration campground. Please go to http://www.shadowfalls.capages/reserve.html to register. We are planning on two nights so if you are coming for the whole weekend, put in dates of May 26, leaving May 28.
Important: Please put in the comments section that you are coming for the VAN-PAH weekend. This will help us coordinate with the owners to get those people in tents close together.
Please try to reserve by May 6, 2017 so we can best coordinate the tent sites we need. As there is limited space, it is important to register earlier.

Rates (in CAD)
Tenting rates are $15 per person per night. It’s best to bring cash if possible.
RV rates are $5 per night for the RV plus $15 per person per night.
Things to Know
• Bring loonies (Canadian dollar coins for our US friends) for the showers. One loonie does 7 minutes.
• As the campground is in the mountains, please check the weather for “Harrison Mills, BC” for that weekend and be prepared for cooler temps.
• Tarps for tents are a good idea in case it rains.
• There are limited spaces for very large tents. We’ll work with the owners to try to group us regardless.
• Cell coverage in the area is spotty at best. The site does have WiFi in the camping area which is good for casual use but don’t expect to be streaming video. Keep in mind everyone has to share the connection.
• The site is very human puppy friendly so bring your hoods, masks, and whatever else.
• Keep in mind that there may be other campers so sexual activity should be kept away from public view.
• Bio-dogs are allowed at the campground but must be on a leash in the main camping area. Dogs can be off leash outside of the main camping such as the trails above the campground.
• There are small stores/gas stations relatively close to the campsite for those that forget something critical. There is also a Walmart about 30-40min drive from the campground.
• For any of our US friends that may come up, note that it is best to get your food and such on the Canadian side of the border. Less hassle when crossing.

Entertainment
As this is the first time we are doing this, we want this trip to be a community driven weekend. Bring your games. Bring your tunes. Connect with people you haven’t much. Make this weekend what you want of it.

Final Note
Tugger and Digger will be going up rain or shine so even if the weather looks off, come on up. At this time of year there are no fire bans so we’ll be able to keep warm. There is always snuggles otherwise!