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The Good Guys appeared at Drysdales Tree Farm on December 5 & 12, 2015. Over the two unusually warm and snow free days, the hard working dogs and handlers raised a total of $1,133.85 for Camp Quality.
 

The Good Guys had a booth at The Canadian Pet Expo's Toronto Christmas Pet Show on November 21 & 22, 2015 at Downsview Park. Along with meeting many people interested in dog carting, $324.50 was raised through cart rides and generous donations. Some of the monies raised went to support Don Cherry's Pet Rescue Foundation.

 

With three dogs (Gerald, Gus, and Mabel), $140.25 was raised for the Aspen Valley Wildlife Centre on Saturday, July 11,  2015. It was Children's Day at the McKellar Market in beautiful downtown McKellar, ON on the shores of Manitouwabing Lake.

 

The Good Guys gave cart rides on Sunday, March 29, 2015, day two of the Orangeville Maple Syrup Festival. It was a nice sunny day and $251.20 was raised.

 

The Good Guys were invited to participate in the inaugural "Shelburrr Fest" in Fiddle Park in Shelburne, ON on Februrary 16, 2015 (Family Day). $448.95 was raised for the local food bank to purchase dog food for people with dogs that make use of the food bank.

 

Again it was worth the drive to Acton when the Good Guys made their third appearance at the Acton Winter Carnival on Sunday January 25th, 2015. Through the generous sponsorship of local businesses, children at the Acton Winter Carnival were treated to a total of 300 rides. It was a busy day with great weather conditions.

 

The Good Guys appeared at Drysdales Tree Farm on December 6 & 13, 2014. Over the two busy days, the hard working dogs and handlers raised a total of $1,293.90 for Camp Quality.

 

The 2014 Caledon SnowFest (the third annual) on Family day provided perfect weather for dog sled rides with plenty of snow and sunshine. 14 hard working dogs along with plenty of handlers and helpers raised $1,118.65 for charity.

 

The 2014 Barrie Winterfest was a very snowy and windy day but that didn't stop the Good Guys from raising $638.50 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

 

The 2013 Caledon SnowFest (the second annual) was another very successful event! With plenty of snow and great weather, The Good Guys raised $848.20 from rides and donations. This money, combined with the funds raised in 2012, is to be put towards Pet Oxygen Mask Kits for the Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services and neighbouring fire departments.

At this year's Caledon SnowFest, The Good Guys presented Fire Chief Terry Irwin of the Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services with 14 Pet Oxygen Mask Kits. CLICK HERE to go to our Media Coverage tab to see a press release and newspaper articles covering this presentation.

 

The 2013 Barrie Winterfest was a great success for the Good Guys and the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides on February 2nd. While the weather was a little challenging (cold, windy, snow squalls, with the sun peeking out a couple of times), eight hard working dogs, handlers, and helpers combined their efforts to raise $807.60 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

 

2013 marked the first year that the Good Guys made an appearance at the Acton Winter Carnival. It was worth the drive to Acton on Sunday. January 27th. On a day with perfect weather (sunny, just below freezing and no wind), we had a great venue with enough well packed snow for sleds and still firm enough for carts. The Acton BIA sponsored the Good Guys by covering the cost of the rides for the children in attendance. The hard working dogs, handlers, helpers combined to provide 250 rides.

 

2012 marked the 20th anniversary for The Good Guys to be hosted by Drysdale's Tree Farm. We were at Drysdale's on December 1st and 9th this year. For the second year in a row, the lack of snow had the dogs pulling carts and wagons instead of sleds. Over the two days, the hard working dogs, handlers, and helpers raised $927.81 for Camp Quality. CTV News Barrie was also at Drysdales on December 9th and some of our dogs and handlers appeared on the 6:00 PM news that day. CLICK HERE to go to our Video tab to see the clip.

 

 

The Good Guys were visited by Terra Ciolfe of the King Weekly during one of the carting classes. Terra's visit resulted in an article on page 7 of the Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 edition of the paper. CLICK HERE to see the article and photos.

 

 

The inaugural Caledon Snowfest on February 20, 2012 was incredibly successful with real snow on the ground, the sun in the sky, no wind, and a huge crowd of people in attendance. The Good Guys were kept going non-stop for about 4 and 1/2 hours. In that time, we raised an amazing $784.83. Most of that was from  rides with some from generous donations. Dr. Helen Wicki of the Nobleton Veterinary Clinic donated $225 and Mars Canada matched her donation. This gave a total of $1234.83 which will be put towards the purchase of Pet Oxygen Mask Kits for Caledon Fire and Emergency Services.

 

 

The 2012 Barrie Winterfest will be remembered for the lack of ice on Kempenfelt Bay and a lack of snow and winter conditions in general. We had to park our sleds and hitch the dogs up to carts and wagons. In spite of the abnormal conditions and much smaller crowds than usual, the Good Guys still managed to raise $420.22 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides!

 

 

Drysdale's Tree Farm hosted the Good Guys twice in December 2011. The lack of snow on both days had the dogs pulling carts and wagons instead of the traditional sleds normally seen at Drysdale's. The hard working dogs, handlers, and helpers raised $673.37 over the two days for Camp Quality.

 

 

The 2011 Barrie Winterfest provided the Good Guys with great weather and a very big crowd. By the end of the day on Saturday February 5th, the dogs, handlers, and ticket sellers / takers combined their efforts and talents to raise an impressive $1,149.06 for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides!

 

 

Drysdale's Tree Farm hosted the Good Guys twice in December 2010. Our hard working dogs and handlers were there December 12th and 18th and raised a total of $982.71 for Camp Quality.

 

 

The Good Guys made an appearance at the Mayday fund raiser for The Gatehouse in Toronto on Saturday May 30th, 2009. We conducted a number of demonstrations during the day and raised some money for the charity by offering rides after each demonstration. It was a very successful event with great weather for carting, a good crowd, and a large number of Good Guys turning out to lend a hand.

 

 

The Barrie Winterfest proved to be an incredibly successful event again on  Saturday, February 7th, 2009.  The warm weather made for muddy conditions and some heavy pulling for the dogs but together with their handlers and helpers, they raised $699.92 for (Lions Foundation) Canine Vision!

 

 

Drysdale's Tree Farm provided a great venue on Saturday, December 7th. 2008 for the club to do some fundraising. While the temperature was a bitterly cold -12 degrees Celsius, the dogs, their handlers and the families out to bring home their Christmas trees combined to raise $356.35 for Camp Quality.

 

The Barrie Winterfest was an incredibly successful event  Sunday, February 3, 2008.  Our great location along with fantastic weather (not typical for this event!) combined with our awesome crew of critters, handlers and helpers to raise $719 (between 11 am and 3:30 pm) for (Lions Foundation) Canine Vision!