Monster March
02 October, 2018

Ghosts and goblins and vampires, Oh My!

The Nova Scotia SPCA is launching our NEW provincial wide Halloween themed, walk/run event, Monster March on October 28th!

Monster March is a one-day community-based event that will help raise much needed funds for animals in need. We’re asking SPCA supporters to bring out their fur-babies in Halloween fashion!  Dress them (and yourselves) up for Halloween and walk/run them around community parks/trails. In 2017, Monster March launched its first event in Colchester on October 31 which was a huge success for the Colchester Animal Shelter. This year we want to have Monster March in more areas than just one, so we’re involving all our shelter communities. Here are our 2018 venues:

Dartmouth Shelter: Dewolfe Park

Kings Shelter: Miners Marsh

Colchester Shelter: Victoria Park

Pictou/Antigonish Shelters: Columbus Field (Antigonish)

Cape Breton Shelter: Open Hearth Park

Registration will be a breeze with our new TeamRaiser! All you’ll have to do is register through our website, create a profile, and share it on your social media pages. Your friends can then see that you’ve registered, and they can send you pledges. If you don’t feel as tech savvy as some, then we of course have paper versions of everything as well – it’s that easy!

Photobooth – We will have a photographer that will take photos of you and your animal(s), and then send them to your email – how simple is that! That way, you can remember how awesome the 2018 Monster March was.

Prizes – Of course we want to be able to reward you for coming to, and raising funds for our event, so we will have prizes to give away! We will have three categories to win.

  1. Best couples costume (Couple, meaning pet and owner)
  2. First to finish the walk/run – first to cross the finish line
  3. The person who is able to raise the most money in pledges

Fun for the whole family

There will have fun games and activities for the young ones to participate if they don’t want to do the walk/run, as well as fun music! Anyone, and everyone is welcome, as well as any pets.

Halloween costumes are so much more fun when the whole family gets involved! Don’t miss out on this year’s Monster March in your community. Download the poster here and don’t forget to share this article with your friends and family!


Emily Dobson

Emily is a contributor to the "In The Community" category on our blog.

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