Current Happenings

I need to find myself a cause to support this year.  What with all the commotion over my husband losing his job, we didn't participate in the Plains & Pastures.  None of us was in good enough shape to do it. 

NEXT YEAR!!

Plains & Pastures Bike Tour (2013)

I'm so proud to live here! Fredericton folks are just AMAZING!!!  Thank you one and all!!  My team raised over $2000.  The support was humbling.  What a great place to be!!!

Mind you, the journey isn't about me - it's about people who fight this horrible disease on a daily basis.  If you're reading this now, I hope you'll come back and sponsor me in the ride next time. 

 

Bike for Breath

Many thanks to everyone and their generosity.  The amazing people in my life supported me to the tune of $377.  Some days it is just great to be here!   (Fall 2012)

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Meghann's Dog Page

http://www.healingheelingpaws.com   or  twitter address  @HealingHeelingP

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NEWS

I'll be giving a Seminar on Animal Assisted Therapy (Esp. on Therapy Dogs) on Sunday May 5th - 1-4pm.  Session Fee is $35  All proceeds will go to Multiple Sclerosis  ((See sidebar on Plains & Pastures Bike Tour)). 

Hosting Facility is the Barking Lot -- Their support is most heartily appreciated. 

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I have been owned by dogs pretty much all my life.  They have become even more important in my life over the past 20+ years since I've been involved with Therapy Dogs.  I have held a variety of organization positions in the field:  VP - Human/Animal Bond Association of Canada, Provincial Coordinator & Evaluator - St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs, and, as Programme Coordinator, Evaluator, and volunteer handler with River Valley Obedience Hospital Visitation programme.  This field has taken me to many conferences and seminars, most memorably Geneva, Prague, Glasgow and with any luck, Denver in 2013.

At one point I seriously considered chucking the "professional" career as an economist to work solely with dogs in training and therapy activities.  However, that economist track allowed us to continue paying the mortgage as the vast majority of activity with Therapy Dogs is volunteer-based.  At the moment I have only a few speaking engagements (hence the simple linked page as opposed to a standalone site).   

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Recent Projects:

Based on a news article that I had seen about Dalhouse University hosting Therapy Dogs -- I contacted the Student Council at UNB about doing the same.  The project took off!  (My friends call me "Pandora" now!)

UNB staff and students came together in a phenomenal hurry.  Another dozen of my true friends stepped up to help me with Therapy Dogs.  Together, we had 15 dogs over two nights during Christmas Exam week.  We touched the lives of over 650 students.  The event was absolutely Amazing.  Exhilarating.  Exhausting.  Uplifting.  Emotional.  Such a wonderful way to give back to the community.

The calm before the storm.

Note the clutch grip on the leaning dog.

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Older Photos

Barb Charters Memorial Trophy, (RVO, Obedience), with both Peppermint Patti & SchroederRally Obedience

 

 

 

 

 

 

Member of Honour Guard, St. John Ambulance Investiture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honour Guard, St. John Ambulance Investiture, New Brunswick Lt. Governor H. Chiasson (in front).