July 2020 Howl

VAN-PAH’s Virtual Birthday Weekend!

Saturday, July 11 (Actual birthday is the 12th)

6pm – Food – Spaghetti Bolognese
7pm – Movie – Bolt Run time 1 hour 37 minutes
10pm – Short Bedtime Story with Sir J.
(Titled: Street Dog by Shawn Kobb)

8th VAN-PAH Birthday

For those not in the know, VAN-PAH first started 8 years ago on the 12th of July 2012, the process that led to the founding of our PAH community here in Vancouver.

It all started over an Italian meal, a movie, and then home.

To celebrate this year we’ll be doing the same thing (albeit virtually). First, we’ll cook dinner together: Spaghetti Bolognese. The recipe we’ll be following is below.

The Movie that helped start it all was the Disney movie Bolt. This seems a fitting choice for our PAH on this very special weekend, as we repeat the original beginnings by our founding Puppies & Handlers.

Finally, Sir J will read a bedtime story to end the night.

Due to COVID-19, we are unable to spend it together, so having a very special movie night on our sofas is a very fitting way in which to come together as a family and enjoy the evening the best way we can.

Dinner, Movie, and a Bedtime story.

VAN-PAH is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: VAN-PAH’s 8th Birthday Event

Time: Jul 11, 2020 06:00 PM Vancouver

Join Zoom Meeting

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87473786463?pwd=RSt3UWJvd1g1QUJvd0lXc1luemNWdz09

Meeting ID: 874 7378 6463

Password: VAN-PAH


VAN-PAH Virtual Birthday Social

Friday, July 10th, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Come on out for a social evening online with everyone from our puppy and pet community. 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.

Join us at:

 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82623607754?pwd=Z0ZUY2ZVektpL2M4WUhWUmttMkRUUT09
Password: VAN-PAH

Conference Call Etiquette Applies. Please mute your mic when not speaking or to lessen background noise!


VAN-PAH Virtual Birthday Mosh

Saturday, July 11th, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Put on your gear and wag your tail for the webcam! We’re hosting a virtual mosh to close the social distances during these hard times and celebrate VAN-PAH’s 8th Birthday!

July 11th (SECOND Saturday this month), 2pm – 4pm.

Join us at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89262993826?pwd=YnVwK1FNTWNGS0J4aE1SNzA4RHkrQT09
Password: VAN-PAH

Conference call etiquette applies. Gear is allowed, but no nudity like a public mosh. Please mute your mic when not speaking or to lessen background noise. Some functions may require the raise hand feature to participate.


Vancouver Virtual Pride

August 1-2
VAN-PAH has entered into the Virtual Pride Parade to partake the best way we can with our local community.

All though we are sad we are unable to march with pride and in person. The Vancouver Pride Society has been quoted directly from their website.

”Pride is more than a parade or a festival–it is a feeling, not a physical space–which is why Pride can not be cancelled, only re-imagined.”
-VPS, 2020.

To that end, we are going virtual. We are still awaiting further details from VPS and as soon as we have the information, we will get that information to you.

Thank you for filling out the Pride Survey a few weeks ago. We felt that the members should have the final say in how we allocated the pride donation. As such we were able to donate 85% of our original deposit to VPS.

The remaining 15% will go back into the membership funds to be used at a later date.


Paw and Pounce

August 28-30
The North West Region is hosting its annual fundraiser, Paw and Pounce. The scheduled weekend will be August 28th – 30th. More info will be coming very soon in a special email to celebrate our region.

Don’t forget to save the dates!


Member-Driven Events

Organizing an event you’d like puppies to know about? Let us know! With most gatherings this summer canceled, we want to promote member-driven events to take the boredom out of this pandemic.

Email us at vanpah@gmail.com to tell us what you’re doing.


VAN-PAH Discord

VAN-PAH now has an official Discord server!

Join other members to hang out and chat at: https://discord.gg/jS85b7X


Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe

Ingredients:

Meat Dish
1lb Ground Beef
1 large Onion
½ lbs of white Mushrooms
1 clove of Garlic
1 stalk of celery
1 can of chopped tomatoes
Dried Italian seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lb spaghetti or Eggless Noodles

OR

Vegetarian Dish
2 large Bell Peppers
1 large Carrot
1 large Onion
½ lbs of white Mushrooms
1 clove of Garlic
1 stalk of celery
1 can of chopped tomatoes
Dried Italian Seasoning
Salt and pepper to taste
1 lbs Spaghetti or Eggless Noodles

Pre Prep: Meat Dish

Dice onion and mushrooms into sizing of preference. Chop celery into 1cm pieces (or thereabouts, don’t get out the ruler)
  1. Boil 1 ½ litres of Slightly Salted Water
  2. When coming to a rolling boil, place Spaghetti in water and cook for 5-6 minutes until desired tenderness.
  3. In a large saucepan, brown beef, mushroom, onions and garlic over medium heat, then drain off excess fat.
  4. Add celery, spices and a can of chopped tomatoes. Bring sauce to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 mins.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti and Enjoy!
Pre Prep: Vegetarian Dish
Dice Bell Peppers, Onion, Mushroom into sizing preference. Chop Carrots and Celery into 1cm pieces (or thereabouts, don’t get out the ruler)
  1. Boil 1 ½ litres of Slightly Salted Water
  2. When coming to a rolling boil, place Spaghetti in water and cook for 5-6 minutes until desired tenderness.
  3. In a large saucepan, saute carrots celery, onions, and garlic over medium heat until slightly translucent
  4. Add Mushroom, Bell peppers, can of chopped tomatoes and spices. Bring sauce to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer for 15mins.
  5. Serve over hot spaghetti and Enjoy!

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