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Bones Mascot Showdown

It began with a thought and turned into a wonderful event, the first of its kind!

Niagara Ice Dogs Mascot “Bones” came up with the idea, then partnered with PetValu to organize and deliver a wonderful day titled, Bones’ Mascot Showdown.

This event took place March 19, 2022 at the Fonthill Lions Club and was attended by 8 of our favourite “Mascots” and open to everyone to enjoy the Mascots comradery and competition against each other as well as involve the local community in Skills competition of passing, shooting and stick handling on the ball hockey rink. 

This event was attended by not only youngsters, but adults as well, to enjoy the day and to meet all the Mascots.  Our own Ellen Rhora and Derek Wray attended on behalf of NDR.

Needless to say, the event was a wonderful success!!!

Fast forward to Saturday, June 25, 2022 at Vansickle PetValu, in St Catharines. 

NDR was invited to attend a photo shoot and receive a donation from the proceeds of the Bones Mascot Showdown.  You ask why NDR, well here’s how this came about.

PetValu heard about NDR through Jonathon Howe of Htz Hounds.  Jonathon not only personally rescued a dog, he helps to promote “hounds” weekly that are available for rescue and he told PetValu about our organization.

Now back to the Saturday photo shoot.

Not only was Bones at PetValu, but the PetValu Mascot Vinnie was also there.  Both of these Mascots were full of fun.  They were joined by PetValu employee Colleen, and Niagara Dog Rescue rep Lori for the cheque presentation to Niagara Dog Rescue.

We received a cheque in the amount of $500.00 to help our rescue organization continue it’s hard work in rescuing and giving our rescues a second chance.

We are so grateful that we have wonderful community partners to help us while we work to find our rescues their forever families.  It doesn’t stop with this one donation. PetValu continues to support our organization throughout the year with food donations to help keep our rescues healthy.

It was truly a win-win for everyone and we again send out a huge “Thank You” to Jonathon Howe of Htz Hounds, Niagara Ice Dogs “Bones” and PetValu for their support.

(Images of the Bones Mascot Showdown were professionally taken by Vivideye photography -

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Pet Value Mascot Vinnie

Mascots in action

Mascots in action



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