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CONTRIBUTION · 10th November 2011
Morgen Baldwin
The Ksan House Society Howl’een Benefit Dance on October 29 was a roaring success, raising close to $10,000 for Ksan Pets Program!! Northwest residents were blown away by the amazing Halloween costumes, decorations, prizes and music. The dance floor was packed from the first song to the last, thanks to AWOL, After Hours and The Accelerators who donated their talents. Funds raised will be used for an onsite kennel to keep pets with their families.

300 lucky people got tickets to the event before it sold out almost 3 days ahead of time. Their luck continued as MCs Steve Little from CFNR, Todd Bellamy from the Accelerators and Terrace Mayor Dave Pernarowski were kept busy all night giving out door, costume and 50/50 prizes to the winners. Bellamy says..."The Accelerators were very excited to have been asked to participate in this worthy fundraising event. We knew Terrace would pull together to support the Ksan Pets Program but had no idea it would turn out to be so huge. We wish Ksan House Society continued success as they work to raise the funds needed for the construction of the new animal shelter".

13 lucky people won 50/50 draws for cash and great prize packages including a day of guided fishing for 2 from Spey Lodge, a helicopter ride for 3 people from Lakelse Air, and a night at Ellerbee Guest Cabin on Francois Lake from Lakeside Legacy Bed and Breakfast. Halloween costumes were so incredible the judges were completely stumped and held a ticket draw for the costume prizes. Happy winners walked away with gift certificates to Canadian Tire (donated by Lakelse Dental Centre), Mr Mikes and Spa Essentials.
The winner of the Grand Door Prize for the evening took home a pair of return flights to Vancouver from Hawkair, the final in a long series of prizes donated by generous Terrace and area businesses. Other door prizes included a DVD player from Canadian Tire, a Swarzoski Crystal Cat from Cook’s Jewellers Terrace, and 4 tickets to Skeena Film Festival donated by SkeenaWild Conservation Trust.
Ksan Pets Program is a group of community volunteers and Ksan House Society staff who began meeting two years ago to develop support and options for families who fear for their pets’ safety due to domestic violence. Their current focus is on building an onsite kennel, and members are very excited about this big step toward their fundraising goal.

Ksan House Society would like to thank all the Northwest residents who came to the event, and the following individuals and businesses for their support of Ksan Pets Program:

Local business for donating time, cash and merchandise: All Seasons Source for Sport, All Star Shoes, Canadian Tire, Casa Masala Hothouse, Cooks Jewellers-Terrace, CFNR, CFNR Promotions, David Oleksewich, Don Diego’s, Hawkair, Images by Karlene, Kondolas Furniture, Little Wiggles Dog Grooming, Lakelse Dental Centre, Lakelse Air, Lakeside Legacy Bed and Breakfast, Misty River Books, Mr. Mikes Grill, Northern Savings Credit Union, Northern Vacuum and Sewing Center, Olan Natural Elements, Petland, Progressive Ventures, Santé Skin and Laser Clinic, Sight and Sound, Spa Essentials, Spey Lodge, Skeena Valley Golf and Country Club, SkeenaWild Conservation Trust, Terrace Daily Online, Terrace Standard, Terrace Totem Ford, The Barking Lot, The Rovers, Tim Horton’s, Urban Pets

Musicians from The Accelerators, AWOL and After Hours for donating musical talents and helping us organize the event: Bill Lenuik, Bruce Dawson, Corey Wardrop, Harold Daumont, Jim Ljungh, Mike Kerrigan, Neil Okabe, Percy Gavronski, Rick Slavik, Steve Little, Todd Bellamy, Tony DeMelo

MCs Todd Bellamy, Steve Little and Dave Pernarowski

Volunteers for planning, decorating, and staffing the event: Adrienne Marr, Angela Vanderboon, Cam Bellamy, Carla Lennert, Chris Barton, Claudia Brand, Dave Duddy, Dustin Quezada, Elaine McGillivray, James McGillivray, Jennifer Mitton, Julia Hill, Julia Niekarz, Kieran Campbell, Laura Barton, Marissa Wagner, Mike Sorochan, Morgen Baldwin, Rachel Isaak, Renee Quezada, Sam Harling, Sarah Artis, Trish Seal

Thank you for helping us increase safety for pets impacted by domestic violence.

More Information: Call Elaine at Ksan House Society at 635-7018.