2008 Dog Show
Sunday, March 2 saw another great Pooches on Parade event. Fifty-three dogs, their owners and friends enjoyed wonderful music supplied by Mario Cassar and great entertainment by the Kuhuna Daddies. The dogs looked gorgeous, many having had the opportunity to be beautified prior to judging by Suzanna, Tenik and Karen in the Dog Pamper Tent. Humans were pampered in another part of the tent by Annette from Nutrimetrics. It was another great effort by the CIKA team. Our Master of Ceremonies, Jim, kept us informed about all aspects of the day and Bernie was kept busy selling tickets for some fantastic raffle prizes. The were some great stalls; home made jams and chutneys, RCH products, and jewellery, cakes, cupcakes and lemonade by Jude and Katie. The local Rotary Club organised a delicious Sausage Sizzle so that nobody went hungry. Thanks to Harry and Peter who took photos and videos, many participants were able to purchase a memento of the day. Of course, the most challenging task was given to the judges who had to decide which of the high quality entrants would be awarded prizes. Of course, the real winner was CIKA, with Pooches on Parade raising $2589. Sunday, March 13 was a blustery day at Docklands. This was a new event for CIKA, involving a collaboration with Docklands, so we did not know how successful it would be. By 10.30 am, half an hour prior to the advertised registration time, it was obvious that Pooches on the Promenade would far outweigh our expectations. There were dogs everywhere; some dressed in very glamorous outfits, some even had hair dyed! Sincere thanks must go to Karen Vassello from MAV who did a great job, organizing advertising and entries prior to the day. In all, 144 pooches attended. It was incredibly busy but everyone had a great day. Our thanks go to Mary Mac who assisted at the registration desk, Susana, Karen and Teneke who again provided pampering for our stars. Sandra and Steve took on the unenviable job of marshalling the entrants and CIKA volunteers were busy selling merchandise and raffle tickets. Behind the scenes Uttara was kept busy with the discounted microchipping service. Thanks to our wonderful sponsors and the work of the volunteers, Pooches on the Promenade raised $2805 and lifted the profile of CIKA amongst the Docklands Community.