Langley event is going to the dogs at Family Fun Day

It’s finally happened. Retailers in Willowbrook Park have gone to the dogs.

Not literally of course, but there will be a number of companion pooches strutting their stuff at the Canine Costume Contest held beside Red Robin at the corner of 200th Street and the Langley Bypass on Sunday, June 7.

It’s all part of the second annual Family Fun Day hosted by Bentall Kennedy and retailers in the large open shopping complex. Not only will Bentall Kennedy be giving out prizes and running activities kids will love, but retailers will be getting in on the action too, according to property manager Charlotte Cooper.

“We’ll have radio [QM/FM] on location announcing things we’re doing, like when it’s time to spin the wheel” Cooper said. “And, we’ll be announcing when retailers are doing things.”

The Spin-To-Win-Wheel is just one of the planned activities. Guests can spin and win great goodies donated by retailers.

“What happens is that all the tenants that are participating [in Family Fun Day] give something free or very substantial [as a prize for the wheel],” she said.

There will also be a balloon artist, face painting, photo booth, and train rides for the kids.

Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) is even setting up a climbing wall in front of its location and is hosting the annual MEC Bikefest on the same day behind the store.

The family fun will all be found near the Red Robin and kicks off at 11 a.m., running until 3 p.m.

The free hot dog barbeque for the first 300 people is sponsored by M&M Meat Shops and Canada Safeway, which donated the product.

“We have about 300 hot dogs to give away,” added Cooper.

Then there’s the Canine Costume Contest at 1:30 p.m. which is exactly what it sounds like. Dress up your pooch for a chance to win prizes.

“The owners wanted it,” Cooper said. “They wanted to have a costume contest for dogs.”

Prizes will be awarded for the overall top dog, best homemade costume, and best owner/dog look-a-like, as well as runner-ups.

Those interested in getting their dog all gussied up should pre-register by clicking on the costume contest link at willowbrookpark.ca.

All of the activities at Family Fun Day are free.

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