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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!

 

April Events

April Walkies: Laser Tag!

Hey everyone, we wanted to plan an energetic and fun walkies this month to get everyone up and out of the house to combat the winter blues due to this rainy greyness that seems to go on and on and on.

So here it is, we can run around and fire lasers at each other to our hearts content. Ordinarily Walkies would happen earlier in the month and not so close to the next months mosh but due to Easter and work commitments this has been pushed back towards the end of the month.  Alright pups, so without further adieu, here are the deets:

Where: Planet Laser – 100 Braid Street, New Westminster, BC
When: Sunday, April 30th @ 7PM
Cost: $5.25/player for each 20 minute game

http://planetlazer.net

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.

If you have suggestions for walkies events please feel free to email them in!

 

March Events

Puppy-Tails Social!

Come on out for a social evening with your fellow pets and Handlers. 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 and carry on past 11pm.

As this is at a bar, please note this is a 19+ event.

Where: The Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie St, Vancouver
When: March 3 from 8pm-11pm

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.

We heard a cat say there may be visitors from out of town.  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 March 4th 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!

VAN-PAH March Walkies:  2nd Annual Bring the Spring Potluck

Winter is almost over so lets bring the spring with a gathering of fun and frolic between pups, handlers, and other friends.
What to bring: a potluck dish (if you have the means)
Bring your shorts, t-shirts, sunglasses and any other gear you need to get your spring time pup groove goin’ on. (but only if you want)
Oh and BYOB of course.
Please feel free to invite anyone from our community that I’ve failed to invite in my own invites and lets come together and have some fun social time and bring on the spring together.
YAY WALKIES!!!

When:March 18th @ 6:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: The home of Pup Taxx @ 3626 Lynndale Crescent, Burnaby, BC

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.

If you have suggestions for walkies events please feel free to email them in!

March Community Events

Invasion of Testosterone

Some pups are planning to invade the Testosterone GEAR party so the more the waggier! If you want to head to the event as a group, meet at Steamworks Pub (not the bathhouse!) at 375 Water St, Vancouver after 8:30PM. We’ll head over to Odyssey (3 min walk) around 10:00PM.

Where: The Odyssey Bar & Nightclub – 686 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
When: March 4 @ 8:30pm gathering, 10pm head to the event

This is a GEAR party! Wear your leather, rubber, fuzzy, or whatever other gear you want (see guidelines below). Show off your kinky pet and Handler pride.

Please note that this event is listed as for male identified persons only and is 19+

Here’s what to expect as listed on their Facebook event page:
1. Underground house music from Montréal & Vancouver like you’ve never heard before. Guaranteed to get you excited, hot, and sweaty on (and off) the dancefloor
2. STRICT FETISH DRESS CODE: Leather, rubber, jockstrap, military, singlet, sport gear, uniform, underwear
3. Go-Go performers who will do more than just shake their asses
4. A space to die for. There’s just no other space as beautiful with a sound system as top notch as the Odyssey.
5. Spanking benches. Be sure to bring your flogs, whips, paddles, or just use your bare hands to do some serious or just plain fun spanking/paddling/flogging. WOOF!

Tickets are $16.51CAD or $12.63USD and can be purchased at the following link:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/testosterone-gear-the-odyssey-vancouver-tickets-30283068473


VAN-PAH is also pleased to extend a special welcome from the promoters of Rubbout 26 who would like to invite everyone to their annual Puppy Bowl April 1st 2-4PM at the Junction Pub on Davie St.

rubbout-26

February Events

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday February 4th 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!

VAN-PAH February Walkies:  Science World After Dark

Join us and get s-m-r-t with the Pups and Handlers as we head to Science World’s After Dark: Quantum the Exhibition.  This is a 19+ event where alcohol will be served.   We will wait for attendees just outside the the main entrance and enter as a group @ 7PM

If anyone is late to the event or gets lost, contact can be made VIA text or Voice @ 778-838-5381.  -Pup Trubl

When: February 17th @ 7:00PM – 10:00PM

Where: Telus World of Science @ 1455 Quebec St Vancouver, B.C.

Cost: $24  + applicable taxes

There are NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR the night of the event.  Tickets can be purchased online or at Science World during regular business hours prior to the event.

For more information or to purchase tickets  visit:             https://www.scienceworld.ca/quantum

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.

If you have suggestions for walkies events please feel free to email them in!

January Events

Mosh Time

Join the pups and Handlers of VAN-PAH for our regular monthly mosh!
Saturday January 7th 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!

VAN-PAH January Walkies: Hot Cocoa and Skating

When: January 20th 6:30PM – 9:15PM
Where: Waves Coffee – 1858 Commercial Dr  & Brittania Ice Rink – 1661 Parker St
The Cost: $5.98 Admission and $2.96 for Skate Rental

Come join us for Hot Cocoa or your beverage of choice at Waves on the Drive around 6:30pm 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 7:45PM and goes until 9:15PM

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.

If you have suggestions for walkies events please feel free to email them in!