Winery Dogs OF BC Calendars are now Raising Funds for TWO Great Causes
Every year since 2007, Victoria author and former CBC wine columnist Troy Townsin has put together and released a Winery Dogs of BC Wall Calendar. Each calendar has featured over 30 pooches that actually live at BC wineries. To date these calendars have raised more than $10,000 for the BCSPCA.
This year, the 2021 BC Winery Dogs calendar has added another cause that it is raising funds for – The Cure Blau Syndrome Foundation.
Blau Syndrome is a rare inflammatory condition that took the life of Troy’s six-year old daughter Lexi last October. Lexi’s role in the calendars for the past four years had been getting dogs to look at the camera whilst they were getting their picture taken. She would often say “I have the hardest job of all and I don’t get any of the credit”.
In the 2021 calendar not only is she getting that overdue credit, but inside the calendar she is pictured together with several of the winery dogs she had worked with during her short life.
Lexi was the inspiration and original founder of the Cure Blau Syndrome Foundation, a non-profit that her parents started to search for a treatment and a cure. The work is continuing to honour her legacy and to fund research into treatments for inflammatory conditions.
The Winery Dogs of BC calendars retail at $14.95 and are now available for purchase and can be shipped worldwide at www.polyglotpublishing.com.
To enter to win a Winery Dogs of BC 2021 calendar enter at @misseileensoo on Instagram