Volunteers from the Bow Valley SPCA helped the Town of Banff try something new this year. The field next to the high school was transformed into a giant playground for people and dogs during the afternoon--before the parade. The Bow Valley SPCA sold hot dogs, chips and sodas as a fundraiser. The SPCA volunteers also set up a small agility course and a dog sitting service while town volunteers set up sack races and egg/spoon races.
Lots of families enjoyed a picnic while the kids had a chance to participate in the games. Many dog owners took advantage of the agility course to train their dogs in something new and interesting. The kids seemed to like doing the agility course as much as the dogs.