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Revera Celebrates National Dog Day

On August 26, 2015, Revera retirement communities are celebrating National Dog Day



Revera Retirement Communities Celebrate National Dog Day
Research suggests pets have health benefits for older adults. A tail-wagging good time is being
planned for Revera residents, their pets and special canine guests on August 26.

MISSISSAUGA, August 24, 2015 -- To mark National Dog Day, many Revera retirement communities across the country are holding special events to celebrate our four-legged residents and friends on August 26th. Featuring dogs that reside at Revera retirement communities, as well as visiting canines, a wide range of dog-themed activities taking place will bring fun and, according to research, also health benefits to the older adults who call these communities home.

Pets bring much joy to our lives, and research suggests that a pet can have measureable health benefits for older adults. Recently, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) released Companion Animals and the Health of Older Adults, a comprehensive literature review into the ways pets contribute to the physical and mental health of individuals and the well-being of society.

“We love having dogs move in to our retirement communities with their owners,” says Stephen Foster, Chief Operating Officer, Revera. “There is a myth out there that people can’t bring their dogs with them when they move to a retirement community. But at Revera, we have a pet-friendly policy because we recognize that pets are an important part of people’s lives, and in fact they significantly add to the quality of life for seniors.”  Read more...

Please see below for a listing of National Dog Day activities taking place at Revera retirement communities:

British Columbia

Crofton Manor
2803 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver, BC
(604) 263-0921
National Dog Day Celebration
SPCA presentation 2-3 pm. Performance by Dog Stars 3-4 pm. And more!

Parkwood Manor
1142 Dufferin Street, Coquitlam, BC
(604) 941-7651
Ice Cream Social
Stop by Parkwood Manor for the first annual Dog Day Ice Cream Social, where guests & furry friends can enjoy a sweet treat to beat the heat.
RSVP Required
The Kensington Victoria
3965 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC
(250) 477-1232
National Dog Day
Celebrate with the Victoria Humane Society! Pose for a photo in our photo booth with your furry friend. Free treats for humans & canines. 2-4 pm
RSVP Required
Fleetwood Villa
16028-83rd Avenue, Surrey, BC
(604) 590-2889
Pet Fashion Show Pawty
'Haute' dogs will love Fleetwood Villa's Pet Fashion Show Pawty! Join us and our furry friends for an afternoon of fashion, fun and tricks!
RSVP Required
Parkwood Place
3051 Shelbourne Street, Victoria, BC
(250) 598-1565
Therapy Dog Visit
Visit with an amazing Bassett Hound
15501-16th Avenue, South Surrey, BC
(604) 538-7227
National Dog Day
Come join us to celebrate with our furry friends, snacks and refreshments. Enjoy a canine vaudeville show! And learn from the SPCA
RSVP Required
Hollyburn House
2095 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC
(604) 922-7616
Dog behaviourist lecture & demonstration
Author and professor Dr. Stanley Coran will be speaking on the topic of dog behaviour and human-canine interactions. Dog obedience/agility demo. 4:00-5:30
RSVP Required
The Dorchester
863 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC
(250) 860-0725
Dog Days of Summer
A fun event for dogs and dog lovers supporting the SPCA!


223 Park Meadows Dr SE, Medicine Hat, AB
(403) 504-5123
Dog Days at Meadowlands
Pet and owner portraits -framed print with min $5 donation to Save Old Souls (rescue organization for aged dogs). Refreshments for all!
River Ridge
78C McKenney Ave, St. Albert, AB
(780) 470-3700
Dog Days of Summer
Ask a veterinarian your questions and shop for all things dog. Please join us from 1 – 4:00 p.m.
Scenic Acres
150 Scotia Landing NW, Calgary, AB
(403) 208-0338
Hot Dogs Doggy Show
Watch Scenic Acres' K9 friends strut their furry stuff in this 'cat-walk' style doggy fashion show in support of the Calgary SPCA!
RSVP required


The Bentley Moose Jaw
425-4th Avenue NW, Moose Jaw, SK
(306) 692-7161
National Dog Day
Staff & family dogs will be at The Bentley to celebrate with a dog themed trivia dinner. Treats for all dogs!
The Bentley Swift Current
301 Macoun Drive, Swift Current, SK
(306) 773-5690
Dog Daze
Dog agility show/performance @ 7 pm. Meet the Bentley Swift Current staff's dogs, 9 am to 5 pm, during their Bring Your Dog to Work Day!
The Franklin
220-24th Street East, Saskatoon, SK
(306) 664-6366
Therapy Dogs at Work & Play
St. John's Ambulance volunteers will be on site with their therapy dogs from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Stop by for a visit!


125 Portsmouth Blvd, Winnipeg, MB
(204) 284-5432
Dogs! Dogs! Dogs!
Doggy Duds on site, hot dog eating contest and a fundraising for the humane society.
The Wellington
3161 Grant Avenue, Winnipeg, MB
(204) 831-0788
Dog Days of Summer Party on the Patio
It's bring your dog to work day at The Wellington. Six dogs are expected to entertain and visit. Refreshments will be served. 3 pm


Appleby Place
500 Appleby Line, Burlington, ON
(416) 621-2139
Spa Day Afternoon
Complimentary dog grooming services while guests enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, along with tasty themed treats. 2-4 p.m. RSVP Required
Charlotte Villa
120 Darling Street, Brantford, ON
(519) 759-5250
Paws for a Cause
Fundraising BBQ - all proceeds to PAWS Therapeutic Dogs. Meet Brantford's hard working therapy dogs. 3 - 4:15 pm
Donway Place & Don Mills
8 The Donway East, Toronto, ON
(416) 445-7555
The Dog Days of Summer Celebration
Residents and staff will participate in a competition with their dogs. The categories are most obedient, least obedient, funniest, best tricks, best personality and owner and dog look-a-like
RSVP Required
7700 Bayview Avenue, Thornhill, ON
(905) 881-9475
Mini Friends for Life Event
Stroll around our grounds & pond with your pup, meet our resident dogs & enjoy refreshments. 2:30 -4:00 pm
Arnprior Villa
15 Arthur Street, Arnprior, ON
(613) 623-0414
Bring Your Dog to the Villa Day
Pet supply expo 9:30-11:30 am. Bring your dog to the Villa!
Churchill Place
345 Church Street, Oakville, ON
(905) 338-3311
Dog Daze of Summer
Celebrate your dog! Drop by with a picture of your dog or dress them up and win a prize. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments. 1-4 pm
Fergus Place
164 Fergus Avenue, Kitchener, ON
(519) 894-9600
Dog Day Meet and Greet
Bring your dog and join us 1-3 pm for an afternoon stroll. Enjoy a presentation by the Humane Society 3-4 pm. Light snacks & refreshments.
Heritage Lodge
48 Will Street, Vankleek Hill, ON
(613) 678-2690
Dog Dayz Photo Booth
Photo booth available for all dog visitors as fundraiser for Hawkesbury Humane Society. Treats for everyone (including dogs)!
Centennial Park Place
25 Centennial Park Road, Etobicoke, ON
(416) 621-2139
National Dog Day
Join us for a presentation by St. John's Ambulance Pet Therapy Program. Light refreshments. 11:30 am - 1:00 p.m.
RSVP Required
Constitution Place
3051 Constitution Blvd, Mississauga, ON
(905) 279-8554
National Dog Day
Come join us for an informative presentation by Dog Rescuers to celebrate our furry friends. Light refreshments & take home gifts. 2-3 pm
Garrison Place
373 Garrison Road, Fort Erie, ON
(905) 871-6410
Dog Party
It's a Dog Party (owners welcome too)! Dog pool available to cool your hot dog! $5 for a hot dog, chips & pop. Proceeds to Fort Erie SPCA. 11 am - 1 pm
RSVP Required
Highland Place
20 Fieldgate Street, Kitchener, ON
(519) 741-0221
Dog Agility Demonstration
Live agility demonstration by Kyla Ballard & her talented dog. Light refreshments and snacks. 2-4 pm
Horizon Place
760 Horizon Drive, London, ON
(519) 641-6330
Dog Day Dog Wash
Complimentary Dog Wash with dog treats and water bowls for all canines.
11:30 - 1 pm
Stone Lodge
165 Cole Road, Guelph, ON
(519) 767-0880
Amazing Dogs Demonstration
Enjoy a live agility demonstration out in our courtyard, meet members of the Guelph Humane Society and enjoy a BBQ lunch. 1:30-3:30 pm
RSVP Required
The Kensington Oakville
25 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville, ON
(905) 844-4000
Sit! Stay! Doggie Event!
Professional Pet Portrait available with a $20 cash donation to the Oakville Humane Society. Chef prepared dog treats.
11:30 am - 4 pm
RSVP Required
Victoria Place
290 Queen Street South, Kitchener, ON
(519) 576-1300
Pups & People Photo Shoot
Come join us for a photo shoot with you and your pup. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch, a chance to win prizes and take home a special doggie bag. 11:30 am -1:00 pm
RSVP Required
Lundy Manor
7860 Lundy's Lane, Niagara Falls, ON
(905) 356-1511
Paws for a Cause
BBQ & Bake Sale Fundraiser for Niagara Falls Humane Society. Meet shelter dogs, watch dog training demos & leave with a pet portrait. 1-3 pm.
The Claremont
305 Balliol Street, Toronto, ON
(416) 440-0012
I Luv my Pup: A Trick for a Treat!
Dogs are invited to perform a trick and receives a hand made 'doggy' bag with delicious treats! It'll be a doggie celebration!
The Westwood
2370 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, ON
(613) 820-6844
Family & Friends Dog Day
Family and friends are invited to stop in with their dogs for a visit and and dog treats
William Place
140 William Street North, Lindsay, ON
(705) 328-1016
Pups & People Photo Shoot
Come join us for a photo shoot for you and your pup, enjoy a presentation by Kawartha Lakes Humane Society. Light snacks and refreshments.
10:30 am - 1 pm
RSVP Required
85 Main Street East, Grimsby, ON
(905) 945-7044 
Doggie Palooza
BBQ fundraiser for St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dog Program. On site dog groomer providing nail clipping (donation).
The Edinburgh
10 Vaughan Street, Ottawa, ON
(613) 747-2233 
Gone to the Dogs Day
10:30am - Pet visit from the community
3:00pm - Staff with dogs visits
6:30pm - Therapy Dogs: Brightening Lives Program from the Humane Society.
Trafalgar Lodge
299 Randall Street, Oakville, ON
(905) 842-8408
Dog Day Celebration
Drop by to meet St. John's Guide Dogs, enjoy light refreshments & take home treats for your pup. 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.
RSVP Required
Windermere On The Mount
1486 Richmond Street, London, ON
(519) 432-9863
Animal Rescue Foundation Presentation
Presentation by the Animal Rescue Foundation followed by meet and greet and delicious snacks and refreshments.
11 am - 1 pm
RSVP Required