It’s that time of year – Join us for our 3rd Annual Pawther’s Day Event! 

Our Annual Pawther’s Day event brings together a few things we are passionate about at BSC; community, animals, and football! This year, on Sunday, June 9th, bring your family, friends, and four-legged companions to Corpus Christi CSS as our Men’s and Women’s League 1 Premier teams play and enjoy some four-legged friendly vendors, puppy yoga, and so much more! All the while supporting both the Burlington Humane Society and Niagara Dog Rescue.

3rd Annual Pawther’s Day Event


Schedule for the Day

  • Vendor Market opens at 12:30pm
  • The Men’s team takes on Vaughan Azzurri at 1pm
  • Puppy Yoga takes place at 3pm with Shawna from The Yoga Yard
  • The Women’s team takes on Pickering FC at 5pm
  • Vendor Market closes at 6pm

Football, Puppies, and Prizes!

Come out to see our Men’s Premier team play Vaughan Azzurri and our Women’s Championship team play Pickering FC for your chance to win some amazing prizes! The first 20 animals in attendance at each game will receive a swag bag including a “Pawther’s Day” bandana and some special goodies for your furry friend! In addition, if you purchase a ticket and attend either of these games, you will entered to win one of two amazing raffle prizes! including a pair of TFC tickets and various products from local businesses worth over $600!

The Animal Organizations

Each year, we select animal organizations to receive the funds from the day. This year, we will once again be supporting the Burlington Humane Society and the Niagara Dog Rescue.

Burlington Humane Society –

What began as a small, community-led venture in 1974, expanded into one of the province’s premier non-kill shelters. The BHS believes that each and every animal coming into their care deserves a better life, and has the right to a safe and loving home. In addition to animal adoption and advocacy, this incredible nonprofit also does both community outreach and education, in addition to a Pet Therapy Program that visits retirement communities, hospices and so much more. Learn more about their programs and the animals available as they will be on site.

Niagara Dog Rescue –

Niagara Dog Rescue (NDR) started in 2015 and since their inception, and with the support of over 150 volunteers, they have been able to rescue over 9,150 dogs. Their mission is simple, focus on dogs at immediate risk of being euthanized at high kill shelters and find them homes. Join them on Sunday as they will be on site, with animals throughout the day that are looking for loving homes. Plus…they’ll be putting the “puppy” in puppy yoga.

Puppy Yoga you Say…

We know soccer may not be your thing, but puppies are everyone’s thing. This year, for a minimum donation of $10, all are encouraged to grab their matt, a towel, and some athletic attire and head to the grass for some yoga and puppy love! All participants will be required to fill out the waiver attached here beforehand. 

Our yoga instructor is the one and only Shawna from The Yoga Yard. Shawna is a certified yoga instructor who has been teaching yoga for over 15 years and now owns her own indoor/outdoor studio in East Toronto! She has developed a community centred around her passions and practices toward health, happiness and self-discovery. Learn more about Shawna and her yoga teaching here. 

Who will be there?

This year, our vendor market is bigger than ever before! Come check out these local small businesses we will have onsite from 12:30pm to 6pm:

Freedem Dogs – 

Freedem Dogs is a 100% volunteer run organization whose mission is to support animal rescue organizations in easing their financial hardships so they can continue to serve their missions. All proceeds generated from the incredible swag purchased goes directly to support our four-legged friends. 

TSP Wellness – 

With a passion for healing and energies and a love for animals, TSP Wellness Co. has been supplying the highest quality crystals and gemstone bracelets for years.

Mutt Mixx – 

Mutt Mixx creates healthy treats for dogs of all ages with all-natural organic ingredients locally sourced from farmers and small businesses. Each cookie ingredient has been thoroughly researched personally by Owner Meg to maximize health benefits for dogs of all ages and stages of life.

Dog Blue Designs – 

Dog Blue Designs creates stylish handcrafted accessories for your dog. Dog Blue Designs has the accessories to walk your dog in style this summer, from collars and leashes to the cutest matching bandanas!

Metal Dog Heads Canada – 

Metal Dog Heads Canada creates generic and custom metal designs for dog lovers looking for a unique display piece to make their home shine with colour, vibrancy and personality. Their wide range of metal dog heads are handcrafted from high-quality steel to give you a portrait of your furry friend that will last a lifetime.

Maple & Co. – 

Handmade dog bandanas are Maple & Co.’s specialty. After struggling to find cute bandanas and accessories for their own dog Maple, the Maple & Co. brand was born. Check out the unique collection of summer dog bandanas from this local small business!

Goosies All Natural Dog Treats –

Founded by a dog-loving entrepreneur and her loyal furry partner, Goose, Goosie’s is more than just a pet snack company – it’s a labour of love born out of a desire to provide nutritious and delicious treats for our beloved pups. Goosies provides a range of handcrafted goodies that not only satisfy your pup’s cravings but also cater to their health needs. 

Chewie & Co. – 

Inspired by Chewie, Chewie & Co is a Canadian brand that makes comfy clothes out of the highest quality materials for you and your dog. Chewie leads the charge as both the brand’s inspiration and mascot. Chewie’s goal is to bring his clothing to as many dogs as he can sniff!

Pilot4Paws – 

Due to a lack of veterinary services during Covid-19, there is an overwhelming number of dogs in need of rehoming and medical attention. Pilot 4 Paws is a non-profit volunteer organization that flies supplies and animals to and from communities in Northern Ontario and other points within Canada. Funded by donations, they aim to facilitate transportation for dogs in need of a new home from communities in James Bay to foster homes in the GTA. 

Pup & Co. House Care – 

Pup & Co. House Care provides in-your-home pet care for dogs, cats, and other small animals. They offer drop-in dog visits and overnight dog care so you can safely leave your dog in the comfort of their own home! Their team is passionate about providing high-quality services for you and your pet. Click here to learn more about the services they offer!

Dogtopia – 

Dogtopia is the premier destination for dog daycare, training, and spa services in Ontario! They offer a safe and fun place for you to leave your pup with their highly trained staff and spacious facility. Come learn more about the services they offer at their booth!

The Pet Facts

Did you know that…

  • Canadians surpass the global average in pet ownership as 61% of us own a pet.
  • In 2021, there were over 28 million pets in Canada.
  • Canadian households spend $9 billion on pets.
  • During the pandemic, 3.7 million Canadians newly adopted, fostered or purchased a pet
    • Post-pandemic reality – shelters are operating at nearly full capacity
  • Canada has earned a ‘D” on the World Animal Protection Index

How Can I Help?

Join us on Sunday, June 9th as…

  • Proceeds from vendor purchases and League 1 Ticket sales go to support both organizations
  • Donate directly through PowerUp by clicking here
  • Join us for Puppy Yoga – register online in advance by clicking here, or pay with cash or card the day of.
  • Support the organizations by purchasing something off of their Amazon wish lists!

Reminders For The Day

Should You Attend, Please Keep In Mind…

  • All dogs must be kept on a 5-foot leash at all times
  • Aggressive dogs may be asked to leave
  • Please keep the space clean and pick up after your dog
  • Water bowls are provided around the field if needed
  • Hand sanitization stations will be available all around the field
  • Puppy yoga will take place in the grass section and labelled for convenience
  • Don’t forget to tag us in your photos and use #pupsatthepitch!

Thank You

In addition to all of those listed above who are attending that day, we would like to also thank these generous organizations for their donations for our swag bags and raffle prizes for this event!