Wrapping Up 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016 Uncategorized
What a weekend it was!
Fur-Eh! 2016 was a great success thanks to our wonderful attendees! Here are some numbers and stats for you:
ATTENDANCE – 625. This is up from 471 the year before. That’s a whopping 32.7% increase! THANK YOU ALL FOR ATTENDING!
PARADE – 134 participants. You all braved the 28C temperatures and marched in our new parade format! We have plans for an even bigger event next year! (Parade photo by Hobo Takoda.)
CHARITY – You helped to raise an incredible $3,242 for Underdogs Rescue Society. Over $700 of that was from our “pass-the-hat” at the closing ceremonies alone! The poker tournament raised over $220 and our Masquerade & Talent Show pass-the-hat raised over $400! We simply can’t thank you enough for the support you gave to our first ever charity!
DINING EVENTS – We sold out of every dining event we offered including the Poutine Social, Dogs’ Breakfast and Guest of Honour Dinner.
STAFF & VOLUNTEERS – Our Staff & Volunteers put in well over a thousand hours into the planning and operation of Fur-Eh! 2016 since May 2015. Our on-site Volunteers (many of which had never volunteered for us before) made such a huge difference by helping out in so many ways and helping to make Fur-Eh! run smoothly. If it were not for their contribution, we would not have been able to manage this event! Again, thank you!
Fur-Eh! 2016 Closing Ceremonies Video: https://vimeo.com/166073014
A survey regarding this year’s Fur-Eh! will also be released soon. Please fill it out as it really helps us to shape Fur-Eh! for the future!
Now, remember, Fur-Eh! 2017 moves to June next year. Plan now to attend June 1-4, 2017 when our theme is “Harry Otter and the Furbidden Amulet” with our Guest of Honour Davecko from Vancouver, BC. We look forward to welcoming you then!
GOH announcement video: https://vimeo.com/166268667
Registration will open soon, so look for announcements on Twitter & Facebook.
Again, from all of us at Fur-Eh!, thank you again for joining us and we hope to see you next year!