A Walk In The Park For Those Whose Life Isn’t
On Saturday September 23, 2017, humans and hounds alike will hit the trails of Uniacke Estate Museum Park in support of first responders with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in need of service dogs.
Presented by Muddy Paws Adventures, CIAD (Canadian Intervention & Assistance Dogs) and The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia, Trails N’ Tails is a 60 minute nature hike through some of Hants County’s most picturesque trails. Participants have the option to make a donation or collect pledges with all proceeds going directly to providing service dogs for Nova Scotia first responders living with PTSD.
Along with raising funds, Trails N’ Tails is designed to expose the mental health benefits of spending time in nature and the therapeutic advantages of dogs. “Five years ago, I left my career to launch Muddy Paws Adventures. It wasn’t long before I realized what a positive impact hiking with a pack of happy, energetic dogs had on my well-being both physically and mentally,” says Linda Townsend. “My goal is to share the experience with others while helping essential canine-related causes.
When: September 23, 2017
10:00 am: Registration opens
11:00 am: Hike begins
12:00 pm: BBQ; Awards; demonstration
Where: Uniacke Estate Museum Park, Registration in Carriage House
More Info & How To Register: Trails N’ Tails Brochure & Pledge Sheet
A special thank you to our dog loving media sponsor:
About Paws Fur thought: Conceived through “The Long Walk To Sanity” by Veteran Medric Cousineau in 2013, Paws Fur Thought advocates and fundraises for veterans and first responders with PTSD in need of service dogs.
About The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia: The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia is a registered charity dedicated to improving the lives of Nova Scotians living with mental illness and their loved ones. MHFNS, in partnership with military veteran and PTSD service dog advocate Medric Cousineau, is proud to support service dog training and matching for first responders in Nova Scotia living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
About Uniacke Estate Museum Park:
Uniacke Estate Museum Park is part of what was the expansive country estate of Attorney-General Richard John Uniacke (1753-1830). Along with being a historical site, Uniacke Estate Museum Park features 7 beautiful walking trails where you can expect to see a number of natural sights including lakes, waterfalls, brooks, a variety of forest types, lush marshes, and huge boulders left behind by glaciers.