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November Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, November 2nd, 8pm 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.

November Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday November 3rd from 2-4pm @ 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!

Walkies: PaHs On Ice!

When: November 11th 1:00 – 3:30pm
Where: Starbucks commercial Drive & Brittania Ice Rink – 1661 Parker St
The Cost: $6.41 Admission and $3.17 for Skate Rental

Come join us for Hot Cocoa or your beverage of choice at Starbucks on the Drive around 1:00 where we can sit back and enjoy each others 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 2:15PM and goes until 3:15PM

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

As always, if you have suggestions for walkies events please feel free to email them in!

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October Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, October 5th, 8pm 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.

October Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday October 6th from 2-4pm @ 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!

Member Only Mosh

October 16th, 7-9pm @ PumpJack, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver

Join us for our first Members Only Mosh! We will have our regular mosh area all closed off to make it our own private space. Wear what makes your puppy wag. Normal safety rules are in effect with regard to spikes, hard soled shoes, etc. on the mats. Nudity is allowed at this event but only on the mosh mats. When off the mat area underwear/jocks and shoes must be worn. Please keep in mind that sexual play is not permitted as we still need to follow bar rules in that regard.

Don’t have a membership yet? You will be able to get one at the event so come on down and join us!

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

Walkies to VanDusen Glow in the Garden

October 24th @ 7:15pm – 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC

Join VAN-PAH at the Glow in the Garden event at VanDusen Garden. Here’s what they say about the event:

“adventure through a whimsical garden with curious twists and magical moments from the classic tale Hänsel and Gretel. Follow the bread crumbs on a wondrous walk with zany lights and sounds, and illuminated pumpkin caricatures”

We will be meeting up at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm entry. Tickets are $12.50 online or $13.50 at the gate. Please see the below link to purchase your tickets online. Remember to select the October 24th 7:30pm option.

Glow in the Garden Tickets

Membership Announcement

VAN-PAH has worked with a new vendor for our member tags. These tags are far greater quality and we are supporting a local company. New members will be able to pick up their tags at the moshes. If you cannot make the mosh we will connect with you via the email you registered with to make sure you get your tag. Existing members will be able to get a replacement tag for the one they currently have. If you have any questions or wish to coordinate with us to get your tag to you, please email us.

September Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, August 31st 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.

September Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday September 1st 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!

 

Northwest Puppy & Handler Contest

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Join the pups and Handlers of the Northwest to celebrate a successful year for Clever and Daddy Mark and find out who will be the next Northwest Puppy & Handler. More information including schedule, applications, bios, and more can be found at nwpuppy.com

Walkies to the Night Market

September 21st @ 7:00pm – 8351 River Rd, Richmond, BC

Awoo! Are you a hungry puppy? Do you like shopping for stuff? Join VAN-PAH as we go to the Richmond Night Market. Bring your gear and brave the crowds with us on Friday September 21st at 7:00 pm. Richmond Night Market is easily accessible by car or a short walk from Bridgeport station, and has hundreds of food stalls, vendors, and other attractions. Meet near the main entrance and we’ll go in as a group. Admission is $4.25 per person. Dress for the weather since this is an outdoor event. Food, shopping, and puppy shenanigans!

August Events & Pride

Please note that, as has been tradition, there is no VAN-PAH mosh or social during Pride weekend. We invite you to join us for the following events though!

Walkies: Fireworks

Want to come see the loud sky shineys? Let’s go for walkies.

Saturday August 4th meet at 7:00pm @ Pumpjack

Meet at Pumpjack @ 7pm for some hangout time and then we’ll walk down together. Enjoy some social time and the fireworks show with us!

Walkies: March in the Pride Parade

Come join us or cheer us on as we march in the Vancouver Pride Parade on August 5th! You’ve got pent up energy since there was no mosh. Let it out at the Parade and show your pride!

While the information email has already been sent there is still time to sign up. We will resend the email on Saturday morning (August 4th) just in case. So get your tail over to the Pride Parade tab of this site and sign up to march with us! You have until the end of Friday night to sign up.

Paw and Pounce ’18

 

Paw and Pounce Weekend is a regional community weekend that happens in Seattle every year in the lead up to the Northwest Puppy and Handler Contest.  Join the community for a weekend of moshing, exploring, learning, and fun while we celebrate our community. 

August 16th – 19th @ Cuff Complex in Seattle, Wa

Get more info at nwpuppy.com

SEA-PAH’s Camp K9

 

You’ve probably already got your tickets but don’t forget that Camp K9 is August 23rd – 27th at TRC in WA. Info at seapah.com/campk9/

July Events & Birthday Weekend

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social / IPAHW Sendoff for Clever and Daddy Mark

Friday, July 6th from 8 til late @ Pumpjack

Come on out for a social evening with everyone from our community and celebrate your NW Pup and Handler to send them off to IPAHW with love! 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.

July Birthday Mosh!

Mosh Time

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

It’s VAN-PAH’s 6th birthday!!!!

Come on out and celebrate with us. We’ll have some surprises and we’ll finally be raffling off member number 69! Come join us and celebrate 6 years of VAN-PAH.

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 Birthday BBQ!

Come join the pups & handlers of VAN-PAH for a Birthday BBQ!

We are working with the Junction to put on yet another opportunity to socialize, celebrate, and fundraise for VAN-PAH. There will also be a 50/50 so come have fun and socialize!

Sunday July 8th from 3:00pm – 7:00pm @ Junction Pub

Meal includes a burger (or vegieburger), sleeve of Budweiser, and a bag of chips.

Members: $10

Non-Members: $15

 

Pride Parade Announcement

It’s that time of year again! If you would like to walk with VAN-PAH in the Vancouver Pride Parade on August 5th, 2018 please sign up by navigating to the Pride Parade tab of this site. We look forward to having a blast with you again and showing our pride!

 

Walkies: Hike to Lynn Headwaters Park

 

For the first hike of the year we are heading back to Lynn Headwaters Park!

When: July 28 starting promptly 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

The plan is to do the route seen in the link below. If the group unanimously decides to change that on the day we can do that too.

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)

At the end of the hike we can all stop and play in the water then gather at the End of the Line General store for ice-cream or the like before heading back.

See you then!

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

 

June Events

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VAN-PAH Puppy-Tails Social

Friday, June 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.

June Mosh

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday June 2nd 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!

Member Announcement!

You have waited very patiently and the time has now come…. Tags are here!!!!!! Come to the June mosh to pick up your member envelope. We are also proud to announce that we are in the final stages of negotiating with some vendors to provide discounts for active VAN-PAH Members! We’ll be updating you soon but don’t lose the Discount Card that you find in your member envelope.

*If you don’t live anywhere near please email vanpah@gmail.com so we can arrange things.

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VAN-PAH Annual BBQ!

Come join the pups & handlers of VAN-PAH for Annual BBQ!

This is one of the events we look forward to every year. Join us for the BBQ in Stanley Park on the hill above second beach.

Sunday June 10th from 1:00pm – 4:00pm @ Stanley Park

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VAN-PAH will provide the BBQ basics (don’t worry there will be vegetarian options) and guess what? Members eat free! Non-Members we ask for a $10 donation.

This is an uncovered public space so please dress for the occasion! Seating is extremely limited so we encourage you to bring a blanket or folding chair. 

We’ll see you there!! 

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!

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.