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A Dalmatian Odyssey -our 2001 Dalmatian walk

Sunday August 19th 2001 presented a fine, sunny day.  Bicentennial Park was bristling with people with picnic baskets and BBQ provisions.  Our selected picnic area was both dog and people friendly.  Seventeen dallies and owners represented an eager troupe, together with one Golden Retriever, nicely
manufactured with spots.


Best Smiler           'Casey' with Tanya
Quickest Sitter      'Domino' with Paul
Waggiest tail        'Heidi' and Werner
Best Trick            'Heidi' with Werner
Spottiest Face       'Enzo; with Tracey 
Spottiest Tail        'Paris' with Alex
Least Spotted       'Frisbee' with Justine
Best dog with moving spots  'Golden retriever'

The Pinata was a very strong fire engine.  Alex Harbin managed to belt the engine out of the tree with strength and style of Aussie Joe Bugner.  The sweets from the Sydney Nut and Sweet Co were gathered with great glee.

Marlene Massingham, our special guest with a seeing Eye Dogs Australia trained labrador, gave an informative chat about the training and skills of her dog, Jean and thanked the club for assisiting in fund raising for the training of dogs.  The club raised $204 for SEDA for which our hardy band of walkers are to be congratulated.  Thanks also to the following for their donation of fabulous product for SEDA; Dogs Life Magazine; Gone to the dogs,Orange; Petbarn,Chatswood; Australian Rural Veterinary Services; Pets International; Challenge Dog Supplies; The Big Flower, OUrimbah; Pedigree; Harvey Norman,Erina; Pawprint for Pets and People; The Sydney Sweet Company; Demcare Vet Pty Ltd and to the committee for their donation of the pinata and products.  My thanks to everyone who supported the event and to our hard working committee members who contributed to a successful and happy day.

Anne Brown
Fun Day Organiser
22nd August 2001

We headed off happily at 11.00am at a brisk pace.  Every 15 minutes of so the dally pack halted to gather in the tail enders.  Happily we lost nobody.  Paul Jones organised a splendid treasure hunt amongst the trees- every dog and his owner recieved a prize.  The walk lasted about an hour- both dogs and owners enjoyed the exercise.  Bicentennial park is a wonderful venue- the walkways are wide enough to accomodate kids on bikes/scooters, walkers and dogs.  Playgrounds cater for all ages, and picnic areas are everywhere.  At the conclusion of the walk everyone collected their wonderful prizes and all were delighted with their booty.

The winner of the raffle was Inge Von Euw who won the aromatherapy Relaxation Unit donated by Harvey Norman, Erina;  Second Prize went to  Sophie Roberts who was delighted with her herb pot donated by the Big Flower Nursery, Ourimbah, Third Prize winner was karina with Bronson who took home a 15kg pag of pedigree Pal donated by Pedigree; Fourth Prize went to Justine with Frisbee- shampoo and conditioner; fifth prize was shampoo, won by Inge and Heidi and sixth prize of a dog lead donated by Challenge dog supplies to Andy.




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