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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.


Dog walkers enjoy a sunny day at Kilcona Park on Wednesday. (CBC)

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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May 2015

KPDC Welcomes It’s Newest Corporate Sponsor!

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KPDC is proud to welcome its newest corporate sponsor, Petrasko’s Market & Garden Centre.

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Over the past 40 years, this family-owned business has earned a well-deserved reputation as North Kildonan’s “go to” market for the finest produce available. From July through October Petrasko’s sells local farm-fresh produce.

A leisurely visit to the market is more like a country vacation than a trip to the grocery store. It’s a delightful experience you won’t want to miss. Surrounded by bins of colourful fruits and vegetables, you’ll find yourself exchanging recipes and tips with fellow shoppers and chatting with owners Kathy Plickett and Neil Wiebe and their friendly, knowledgeable staff about their producers, new varieties, and how to get the most out of the produce.

Manitoba farmers grow some of the tastiest vegetables in the world and Petrasko’s growers are masters of their craft. You’ll be feeding your family fresh, locally grown products, supporting Manitoba farmers and strengthening our economy.

In the spring Petrasko’s is all about gardening. That means seeds, plants, and flowers. Visit the greenhouse, experience the vibrant colours and soothing aromas, and choose from their abundant selection of gardening plants and gardening supplies. Petrasko’s is a one-stop shop for all your gardening needs.

Petrasko’s offers KPDC members 10% off all seeds and plants (until June 30) – and 10% off all produce orders over $35.00 from July 1 to the end of the season.

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