A Shelter Full of Hope and Promise

k9 Wine & Dine 2017 Wrap Up!

What an unforgettable night!

WAG would like to express our deepest gratitude to those who supported the 15th Annual K9 Wine and Dine Fundraising Gala!

We were humbled by the generosity we received from the people and businesses of the Sea to Sky Corridor community. This fundraiser means so much to WAG and our supporters - it raises the necessary money for the many animals in our care but also helps raise awareness of animal welfare throughout all our communities. The success of this event demonstrates that WAG has the support of these communities and your support means more than you will ever know - we are very grateful.

We would like to extend particular thanks to:

The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler and Regine Varley and Naomi Pitt, our partners, heroes, and supporters; without you, none of this would be possible.

First Mate Pet Foods for supporting us on a daily basis in endless ways!

Scotiabank for your financial support and volunteer support – you always make such a difference to this event.

Nesters Market for your regular and ongoing support in so many ways.

All our generous donors who contributed to an amazing silent auction.

Bubbles Dog Spa
Denise and Chad Wood
Chad Wood Construction
Benji Wood
RC Pet Products
Siberian Sandbox
Whistler Pilates
Coast Mountain Veterinary Hospital
Coastal Mountain Excavations
Armchair books
Delta Hotels
Timothy Hoey, Artist
122 West
Bounce Acrobatics
Home Hardware
Lodging Ovations
Yuk Yuks
Big Sky Golf & Country Club
Nita Lake, Aura restaurant
Olives Marketplace
Peak Performance
Red Door Bistro
Rimrock Café
Canadian Wilderness Adventures
The Adventure Group
Whistler Bungee
Whistler Sports Legacy
Rocky Mountain Chocolate
Scandinave Spa
Vida Spa
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Club
Summit Lodge
The Tigers Paw
Yogacara Whistler
Caveman Grocer
Samurai Sushi
Bravo Dog
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing
Eagleview veterinary hospital
First Mate Pet Foods
Gibbons Hospitality
Happy Pets
Nicklaus North Golf Course
Tanya De Leeuw, photographer
Vanessa Stark, artist
Starbucks, Crystal Lodge
Ruby Tuesdays Accessories
Tobias Lawrence, Hollow Tree Candles
Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Twin Trees Veterinary Clinic & Pet Boutique
Walks n Wags Pet First Aid
Be Beauty
Vancouver Theater Sports League
Nesters Pharmacy Team
Bear Paw Yoga
Forged Axe Throwing
Coast Mountain Brewing Company
Il Cane Collection
Pemberton Stables
Whistler Film Festival
Mount Currie Coffee Co
Pemberton Race Track
Pemberton Dog Ranch
Whistler Pride & Ski Festival
Whistler New Year’s Eve Celebration
Escape! Whistler
Sea to Sky Gondola
Pins and Needles Tattoo
Whistler Tattoo Company
Whistler Naturals
Dave Petko, Artist
Jessie McNaught, Photographer
Eco Pup Pet Products
Audain Art Museum
Eric Poulin Photography
RMOW Bylaw
Amy Lobb Photography
Rope Runner Arial Adventure Park
Independent Grocery
Scenic Route Collection
Dashing Dawgs
Pemberton Veterinary Hospital
Andrea Mueller, artist
Creekside Market
Meadow Park Sports Centre
Deann Palmer
Fathom Stone Art Gallery
Lexy the Elderbull
Jen Biberdorf
Farfalla Hair & Esthetics
Extremely Canadian

A special thank you to our event sponsors:

Dooshi, Sushi for Pets
Eagleview Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Dobias Natural Healing

Our wine and beer sponsors:

See Ya Later Ranch
The Whistler Brewing Company

Our K9 menu sponsors:
Riverside Café and Catering and Chef Nikita Kornilov
Milestones Grill and Bar Whistler and Chef Bruce Worden
The Flour Pot and Chef Lisa Vertefeuille

Thank you to:

The Golden Threads Trio, featuring Kostaman, Monty Biggins and Jacquino: Our amazing musical guests who engaged and entertained our supporters.

Rebecca Robbins: The photographer who donated her time and talents to the evening.

Tara O’Doherty and Head Wound Productions: The MC’s who kept us entertained and informed.

Bridget Duckworth: Our talented Featured Artist of the event.

Our guest of honor, Tater Tot, and her escort, Holly Nunn.

Whistler Balloon Works for your beautiful balloons that helped decorate the stage and celebrate 15 years of this unique event.


We would like to extend a very special thank you to our hardworking and dedicated volunteers of the night. It is because of you, we are able to do this!

Mallory Jesnsen
Leslie Weir
Tim McGuire
Kira Tomcheck
Stefanie Tomcheck
Mairin Macdonald
Hayley Ingman
Kristin Hillhouse
Alexandra Beech
Riana Brocket
Paul Charman
Helena Charman
Amy Bufton
Cate Lombard
Elise Williamson
Andie Hipwood
Regina Garvin
Mairin Macdonald
Suzie Jones
Megan Wastle
Amy Lobb
Amanda Holmes
Suzanna Gaunt
Kiane Gaunt
Jessica Richardson
Allaster Stanford and partner
Victoria Swayze
Karen Demoe
Stephanie Ejutemieden
SooWon Chung
Nial Morris
Roxanne Joe
Jayne Darby
Cheryl Bates

And of course, thank you to all our guests, human and k9! See you next year!