Dozens of furry and not so furry friends, many wearing their holiday best, turned out to pose with Santa Claus for a great cause.
The festive event took place at several of OpenRoad’s dealerships throughout Metro Vancouver. The Burnaby event raised over $1,300 for the St John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program which reaches out to thousands of people across Canada on a daily basis bringing comfort, joy and companionship to members of the community who are sick, lonely, reside in long-term care and mental health facilities; are in hospitals, schools and library settings. Program participants reap the therapeutic benefits of the unconditional companionship of a four-legged friend. Proceeds from all four events totalled $5,500 to benefit a range of animal charities throughout the Vancouver area and the Fraser Valley.
“At OpenRoad, we love our pets and what better way to celebrate the season of giving than with an adorable pet photo with Santa Claus while making a donation to a great cause,” said Adam Isman, Manager, Portfolio by OpenRoad & Club OpenRoad. “This event has become a hit with our customers and one that we’re pleased to make an annual tradition during the holidays.”
This year’s charity event saw a range of cute and unique pets pose with the man in red, from tiny chihuahuas and elegant greyhounds, to a duo of hairless cats; and a bearded dragon reptile.