Butterfly Release

The Fourth Annual ElderDog Butterfly Release
August 20th 2016, 1:30-4:00pm
ElderDog National Headquarters
907 Feltzen South Road, Rose Bay, NS

On August 20, 2016 at its National Office, ElderDog Canada will continue a fund raising campaign to build Place to Paws™— a small, chapel-like building where people (and dogs) can honour the animal-human relationship and pay tribute to canine companions who have passed on. Place to Paws will house a gallery for commemorative photographs, a memory wall, a contemplative space for quiet repose, a meeting area and will host pet loss support groups and annual memorial services.

Please join us for the fourth annual ElderDog remembrance and butterfly release. In the company of friends, we will gather together at the future site of Place to Paws – a beautiful clearing overlooking a sheltered cove and surrounded by tall evergreens, wild apple trees, and the occasional hardwood. There we can reflect upon our time spent with canine companions, and celebrate the joy, love, friendship and humour with which they enriched our lives.

Following a short, non-religious service, we will release a kaleidoscope of Monarch and Painted Lady butterflies to commemorate and celebrate dogs, past, present and future.

  • For a donation of $20, you can personally release a memorial butterfly and plant a butterfly-supporting Milkweed. If you are unable to attend, a member of ElderDog will release a butterfly and plant the Milkweed on your behalf.
  • For a donation of $25, release a butterfly, plant a Milkweed, and receive a blank note card created exclusively for ElderDog by a Nova Scotian artist.
  • For a donation of $30, in addition to a live butterfly and Milkweed, you will be able to order a beautiful ceramic butterfly inscribed with the name of your special companion.
  • A donation of $35, you will receive the full butterfly remembrance that includes a live butterfly and Milkweed, a beautiful ceramic butterfly inscribed with the name of your special companion, and a blank note card created exclusively for ElderDog by a Nova Scotian artist.

All proceeds from the Butterfly Release will go towards making our united vision of Place to Paws, a reality. For more information on ElderDog and Place to Paws please visit www.elderdog.ca or call 1-855-336-4226.

Butterfly tickets should be purchased in advance by cheque or at elderdogcanadastore.ca. Ceramic butterflies must be ordered by July 31 to be available at the Butterfly Release.

Dogs welcome; leash optional.