Thank you for being a part of something magical!
Dear Students of Dogwarts:
We wanted to thank you for attending Dogwarts this past semester. It was an honour and a privilege to host you!
As we bid a fond farewell to Dogwarts, Dogsmeade Village, our four amazing Houses and everything that made this year such a success, we wanted to pay special thanks to the following individuals who could not be at Fur-Eh! this year:
- Latin Foxy for his tireless efforts on our 2017 website
- Golden Lion Studio for writing an original composition for us as our theme music
- mmmatches (Ringer) for creating our 2018 website
We also wanted to thank:
- The Odd Lot Puppetry Company
- The Edmonton Aurors Quidditch Club
- Underdogs Rescue Society
- The Management of the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre
- All of our panelists
- Our volunteer organization Staff
- Our incredible Volunteers
- All of our Students (er, Attendees)
For your enjoyment, our 2017 Fur-Eh! Con Book (also known as “Dogwarts School Annual 2017”) is now available for you to download as a PDF.
Now before we apparate to Paws Vegas, we thought we’d give you some statistics & news:
- We welcomed 734 students to Dogwarts during our semester.
- 135 Fursuiters participated in the Fur-Eh! Parade including 2 vehicles, a trailer and over 200 people viewed the parade.
- You helped raise $4,000 for our Charity Partner, Underdogs Rescue Society.
- We had over 110 rooms booked in the hotel on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights (about 1/2 their inventory).
- In our “House Cup”, Rundlehoof (501 points) finished as the champions, beating out Cinderclaw (446), Birbenbeak (416) and Hisserin (402).
- We sold/distributed all 75 tickets to the Guest of Honour Dinner, all 100 tickets to the Dogs Breakfast and all 100 tickets to the Poutine Social.
- Weremagnus beat out Amara in the final round of “Cutthroat Artist” and won $20 which she promptly donated to Underdogs.
- We had a marriage proposal at the end of “The Furlywed Game”.
- The “Motorama” featured as many as 20 vehicles.
- A game of Quidditch was played.
- The Dance Competition winners were: Dekks Shepherd (1st), Sora (2nd) and Scrap (3rd).
- The Talent Show winners were: Tarrin Otter (1st), Musical Tails (Cooper, bcbreakaway, Dekks Shepherd and cast) (2nd) and (in a tie for 3rd) Nimh & Cassidy the Civet.
Check out our Flickr page for photos by our volunteer staff photographers. You can also add your own photos to our Flickr if you have a Flickr account.
And, remember, you will always be a part of Dogwarts and of your House. (Thank you, sorting collar!)