There was a farmer had a dog,
And Bingo was his name-o.
And Bingo was his name-o!
This post has nothing, and EVERYTHING to do with dogs (and cats).
I’d like to tell you about a different kind of B-I-N-G-O, and a different kind of Boston. Music B-I-N-G-O, was the name of the game at my local Boston Pizza. General Manager, Shawn Parkinson doubles as d.j. for the event, which packs a pretty full house. I love music, especially the older tunes so what could be better than a few drinks, and a trip down memory lane, jammin’ to the music? A one-man comedy act performed by said d.j. This evening of light entertainment also packs some pretty hefty benefits for local causes.
Tricia Soulier, of Pawsitive Approach Pet Services Inc. was having lunch at Boston Pizza when she learned of the community program. Daniel Landry, team member at Boston pizza, explained the program to her. Tricia, who, as well as walking Henry, Reese and other dogs in the community, is also on the advisory committee of the local animal shelter and has been an ‘off-site’ volunteer for the shelter for more than fifteen years. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that Tricia decided to set up an “account” to raise funds for Georgina Animal Shelter. Tricia explains that “Being a Town facility they are not permitted to ask for donations. I however am free to do so. I set this up so that the cheque comes to me. It will be used for veterinary and medications/medical supplies only.” Tricia has been promoting the program via Facebook, emails, Twitter, as well as, word of mouth.
All I had to do, was write the name of the organization I wished to support on the back of my receipt, and drop it in the ‘Earn Back’ box on my way out. Boston Pizza then donates 10% of my bill to my selected cause!
Trish, you are a shining example within the community. I hope others will follow your lead and take the initiative to set up programs within their communities also.
Pawsitive Approach Pet Services Inc.
Georgina Animal Control
Thank you Boston Terrier Rescue Canada for sharing the adorable photo of Chubby – we hope he finds a loving home very soon:
And finally, thank you Boston Pizza for the ‘Earn Back’ programs;