Close to 150 people turned out for Brandon's first Pug Fest on Aug. 19, organized by pug owners Shelley Kokorudz and Trudy Lumb. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Organizers Shelley Kokorudz (left) and Trudy Lumb welcome one and all to Brandon’s first Pug Fest, held Aug. 19 at the East End Community Centre. About 50 pugs and their owners had a blast during an afternoon of celebrating the lovable breed with contests, tricks and demonstrations. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)
Brandon’s first Pug Fest turned out to be one big fun fest for the close to 150 people attending the event on Aug. 19.
About 50 pugs and their owners strutted their stuff in costume contests, obstacle courses and dog-trick demonstrations at the East End Community Centre.
Donations at the free event, which was organized by pug owners Shelley Kokorudz and Trudy Lumb, went to the Brandon Humane Society, while a canteen run by Moms Without Borders raised funds for an orphanage in Haiti.
"Everyone had lots of fun," Shelley said. "There were smiles all around!"
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition September 13, 2012