July 5, 2019

Dog lovers invited to University District's Tails and Treasures event

Celebrate Fido on July 14 at free family-friendly event

Calgarians love their dogs. According to the most recent census data (2016), there are 135,070 dogs in Calgary.

This month, University District will celebrate our four-legged friends at its Second Annual Tails & Treasures event. A perfect summer outing for Calgarians, their dogs, and dog lovers, this free family-friendly event will feature live music, contests and giveaways, fun activities, local food and drink vendors and more.

  • Photo above: Enter your dog in the Tails & Treasures Dog Show. Categories include Biggest Dog, Cutest Dog, Best Dressed and Best Trick. University District photo

Stop by the smooch your pooch photo booth for a selfie with your furry friend, have a canine caricature drawn, or treat yourself to a Popsicle for yourself or a doggy pop for your pup.

Grab a treasure map and visit different areas of the park to get a stamp. Redeem your map and claim a treasure, and also enter to win the ultimate pooch package at the University District Discovery Centre.

Think your dog has a great talent? Register between 1 to 2 p.m. for the Tails and Treasures Dog Show, taking place at 2:30 p.m. Categories include Biggest Dog, Cutest Dog, Best Dressed and Best Trick.

Your dog can enjoy one of the gated off-leash dog areas.

Your dog can enjoy one of the gated off-leash dog areas.

University District

  • When: Sunday July 14, 2019, 1- to 5 p.m.
  • Where: University District, North Pond and urban dog park, on the corner of Shaganappi Trail and 32 Ave., NW. 
  • Cost: Admission free; food and beverage costs as per vendor

More details can be found on the University District website.

West Campus Development Trust was created by the University of Calgary to oversee the development of the lands known as University District. With a financial model that provides an innovative approach to land development, profits from the trust are directed back to the university to fuel its academic mission. Setting a high standard for sustainable neighbourhood design, the trust has created and led a progressive community master plan for 200 acres of land focused on creating the city’s premier urban residential community. Learn more at wcdt.ca.