9th ANNUAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE
Please note that there is ample space for physical distancing and we will be following public health safety measures.
Pay tribute to a special dog in your life and enjoy an afternoon in the company of dogs and dog-loving people. Release a butterfly in memory, bring a plant for the memorial garden, learn about milkweed and butterfly gardens, and enjoy a stroll along the bay!
Please join us on August 21st at 3pm, for the 9th Annual Remembrance and Butterfly Release sponsored by Friends of ElderDog Society. Proceeds from the Butterfly Release will help support Place to Paws™— a chapel-like building where people (and dogs) can honour the animal-human relationship and pay tribute to canine companions who have passed on.
In the company of friends, we will once again gather in ElderDog's beautiful memorial gardens. There we can reflect upon our time spent with canine companions, and celebrate the joy, love, friendship and humour with which they continue to enrich our lives.
Following a short, non-religious service, we'll release a kaleidoscope of butterflies to commemorate and celebrate all of our dogs, past, present and future.
The Butterfly Release is FREE to attend; however, if you'd like to release a butterfly, we recommend you BUY YOUR BUTTERFLY NOW! elderdogcanadastore.ca
Please note that if you can't attend the event yourself, one of our volunteers will gladly release a butterfly on your behalf.
Available again this year is a tiny, perfect wind chime. This small (6 in. total length), sweet-sounding wind chime can hang in your own home or in one of ElderDog's memorial gardens. Each time you hear its delicate ring, you will know that another dog has received a set of angel wings.
We also are offering once again a lovely metal book mark. The main part of the book mark is in the form of a feather, perhaps from an angel's wing. Each bookmark is customized with a string of beads and a single commemorative charm. A beautiful way to mark the pages of a favourite book or to give to a friend in memory of a beloved canine.
New this year is a seed paper embedded with wildflower seeds, available in the shape of a butterfly or with the Place to Paws logo of a paw and halo. Made in Canada, the seeds include: Bird’s Eye, Clarkia, Black Eyed Susan, Sweet Alyssum, Catchfly and Snapdragon. A lovely way to honour the memory of a special companion.and support butterflies and other pollinators.