KWANTLEN STUDENTS CUDDLE 12 THERAPY DOGS FROM VANCOUVER ECOVILLAGE
Wednesday March 22nd 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
KSA Studio Room, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, 8771 Lansdowne Rd, Richmond, BC
Past research has shown that interacting with an affectionate dog can reduce stress and anxiety, and improve mood. Based on these benefits, many universities have introduced doggy destress sessions to their campuses. These sessions offer students a chance to interact with dogs, volunteers and other students in a relaxing setting. Kwantlen Polytechnic University realizes just how important this is, and is now bringing the Vancouver ecoVillage dogs to campus to celebrate STRESS RELIEF WEEK!
Vancouver ecoVillage (VE) is a Non-Profit Society dedicated to providing therapeutic services for people with disabilities, illness and other challenges. VE has a rigorous therapy-dog training program, which requires several months of training and testing. The therapy dogs are re-tested annually to ensure they keep displaying temperament that shows confidence, good manners, and sociability with other dogs and people. The dogs meet strict health requirements, are well-groomed and gentle at all times. They even do tricks to entertain and amuse. Most of all, these special dogs and their handlers have a therapeutic and calming influence on people in the community who have the pleasure of meeting them. VE therapy dogs have now become a common sight in universities across Vancouver.
Matt Hunt, Events Coordinator, Kwantlen University, t 604 599 2765, c 604 839 5831, ,
Quille Kaddon, Program Manager, Vancouver ecoVillage,
COME MEET OUR THERAPY DOGS - THEY GIVE LOVE!