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Sep 2016

KPDC Platinum Sponsor Candice Daum Captures the Day!

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Watching Candice Daum capture a moment at Kilcona Dog Park is enough to convince anyone that outdoor dog photography can be messy business. The person behind the camera needs to be happy crawling through the mud and the grass, and bending and stretching at weird angles.

A dog photographer need to be comfortable being jumped on by Jack Russells, pawed by Pugs and kissed by Collies and Corgis. At some point, camera equipment gets covered in drool, shoes get peed on and everything and everyone’s covered in fur. So a dog photographer really, truly, needs to love dogs!


A dog photographer also needs to be exceptionally patient. At the start of a shoot, an excited, playful subject may spend half an hour running, jumping and chasing other dogs before finally calming down enough to be photographed.  In the end, dog photographers know that they will never have that much control over their subject – try telling a puppy to sit still and tilt his head 45 degrees!

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Dog photography is similar to sports and wedding photography… if you miss a special moment; it’s not likely to be repeated. Candice is a professional photographer who’s always ready to capture those moments.

Candice is widely recognized for her amazing action shots.  A talented “photo-sniper” who specializes in high-speed animal photography, she waits for the action rather than ‘creating’ it. These kinds of images require a lot of experimentation, dedication, and patience. Pushing her equipment to the limit and developing new techniques for capturing images otherwise missed are hallmarks of her work.


Candice is Manitoba’s only accredited animal sports photographer, endorsed by the Professional Photographers of Canada, which recognizes photographers who have reached a nationally accepted standard of proficiency and knowledge in photographic arts.

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KPDC’s Board would like to offer a special thank you to Candice for managing Pawcasso’s Photo Studio at Dog Fest Corn Roast – the studio’s busiest day ever! – and for generously donating all of the money from photo sales to KPDC’s project to bring clean water into the dog park.

To further help with KPDC’s fundraising efforts, between now and the end of September, Candice will also donate half  the proceeds from additional Dog Fest Corn Roast photos orders.

Thanks Candice! Your generosity in giving back to the community is appreciated by everyone who uses Kilcona Dog Park.

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May 2015

Fireworks display not OK with Kilcona dog park users

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Owners are worried their pets will bolt from the park into traffic

CBC News Posted: May 28, 2015 7:30 AM CT Last Updated: May 28, 2015 10:18 AM CT

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Dogs are frightened by fireworks and could dash from the park, which is next to Lagimodiere Boulevard, says Donna Henry, president of the Kilcona Park Dog Club. (CBC)

Some Winnipeg pet owners are worried about a fireworks display set to go off right next to a dog park.

“A dog park is the last place you would ever have a fireworks display because lots and lots of dogs are really terrified. What happens is they bolt and they’re so panicked,” said Donna Henry, president of the Kilcona Park Dog Club.

Organizers of the annual Transcona Hi Neighbour Festival obtained a permit to hold their June fireworks display at the Harbourview recreation area of Kilcona Park.


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Chad Panting, a board member with the festival, said the location was sought out because the owners of the venue used in previous years no longer sponsor the event.

Henry, who is is appealing to the city to have the permit revoked, is worried dogs will bolt out of panic and into traffic. Kilcona is bordered by Springfield Road and Lagimodiere Boulevard.

“You know what fireworks are like, they’re up there and you know, they’re visible from every place in the park. My response was this is a totally inappropriate activity,” she said.

“We hope that it will get resolved, and get resolved in a way that’s fair to both groups,” she said.

Panting said the fireworks are set to go off after 10 p.m. when the park is closed. He said he would be horrified if dogs were spooked.

He wants to reach out to Henry to see if there is anything else that can be done to put the dog owners at ease. If he must, Panting said he will walk the park an hour before the fireworks show to let people know about it.

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May 2015

Another Generous Donation to KPDC’s Water Features Project!

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Kilcona Park Dog Club wishes to acknowledge the Samoyed Association of Manitoba (SAM) for their generous gift of $150 to KPDC’s “Make a Splash” campaign.


 This is the second large donation SAM has made to this project in the past 6 months. KPDC is honoured by their thoughtfulness and thanks the group for their, encouragement and committed, faithful support.

The donation will be directed to phase 1 of the project to bring clean, fresh drinking water into the park and install a drinking fountain, dog wash station and splash pad. Clean, fresh drinking water will bring many improvements to Kilcona Dog Park, reducing preventable diseases, improving health, and providing opportunities for safe wholesome recreational activities.

When KPDC’s Board started the “Make a Splash” campaign, the task of raising $250,000 seemed overwhelming. Today, thanks to generosity and support of donors like SAM, we are well on our way to reaching our goal.

Alone we can do little; together we can do so much. Thanks again SAM for helping to build a better future. Your gift is very much appreciated!




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