Corgis in the Snow 2014

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Tomorrow is shaping up to be a fantastic event!  The only thing we could ask for is MORE SNOW! The weatherman says it is going to be about 18 degrees (BURR!), so bundle up people and pups!


A schedule of events and games is below.  If you would like your dog to race, please be there and sign up by 1:30 – the Great Corgi Race will have a tight and prompt schedule.

The Belgrade High School FFA will be there selling drinks and treats, and the awesome prizes for contest winning dogs and race “betters” include:
  • Gift Certificates to Barkenhowells, Dee-O-Gee, Petsmart, and Petco!
  • A Pop Up Kennel!
  • T Shirts and Leashes!

And the Grand Prize for the winning “better” of the fastest Corgi is a half day FLY FISHING ADVENTURE with Hat Creek Fly Fishing!

SO, Grab your family, grab your Corgi, grab a few bucks for treats, Corgi photos, and race “betting, “grab a bag of dog food to donate, and come down for a FUN, LOWRIDING GOOD TIME!!

ALL dog food donations and cash from treat, photo and “betting” ticket purchases go to help these GREAT orginizations:

The Gallatin Valley Food Bank

Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter

Tiny Tails Pet Rescue

The Dillon Humane Society

CorgiPals

and the Belgrade High School FFA

We hope to see YOU (and some more snow) there!

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Corgis in the Snow Play Day planned for Feb. 22 2014

Corgis-in-the-Snow-HZ-facebookFeb. 22 Corgis in the Snow play day to benefit pets

 The Gallatin Valley Corgi Club invites fun-loving corgis and people to the second annual Corgis in the Snow play day, Saturday, Feb. 22 from 1 to 3:30 pm. Corgi owners and spectators need not be club members to come and enjoy this all-corgi romp with games, treats and the Great Gallatin Valley Winter Corgi Race. Spectators can “bet” to win prizes by donating to pet welfare groups.

The event, which will also feature pet photo portraits and kooky contests like “cutest corgi bottom” and “best shedder,” will be held at West Paw Dog Park, located at the Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter at 1549 Cameron East Bridge Road, between Bozeman and Belgrade.

In lieu of admission, the club urges participants and spectators to bring pet food donations, which will benefit Tiny Tails Pet Rescue and the Gallatin Valley Food Bank’s pet food supply. All corgis, and people, are welcome!

Event sponsors include Classic Ink, Four Corners Saddlery, Goodwerks Creative, The Grass Chopper, Hample and Peck Financial Planning and Investments, Hat Creek Fly Fishing, Run Dog Run, Murray Kennels, Powder Hounds Grooming, and Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter.

For more info, visit the Gallatin Valley Corgi Club Corgis in the Snow event on Facebook or fill out the contact form below to receive email updates. (be sure to click SUBMIT!)

Sweet Pea 2013 – The Dogwarts Express!

DSC_0011Congratulations, and thanks everyone, for another super fun Sweet Pea Parade day! Special thanks to Michele and Corey for providing and driving the truck/trailer, and to all who helped on costumes and decorations! It was amazing to see the great costumes that everyone showed up with.

Let’s keep in touch and have a play day soon! If you’re just now learning about the Gallatin Corgi Club, let us know if you’d like to be added to our email list.

Our facebook page is at www.facebook.com/GallatinValleyCorgiClub

If you’d like to buy some corgi club goodies, you’ll find them HERE!

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Join the Dogwarts Express in our “Hairy Pawter” themed Sweet Pea Parade Entry!

The Sweet pea Parade is Saturday, August 3! We are very excited to have a Corgi Club marching group and float this year. We would like as many Corgis and their families as possible!

Anyone who has a Corgi can march in the parade with us, and if you are not able to march a mile, please check in with us about riding on the float (in costume as a witch or wizard).

Our Corgi Club float will be a “Hairy Pawter” themed  “Dogwarts Express” since the theme for the parade is “It’s Magical!”

We will begin float decoration at the old Safeway parking lot on 9th and Main at 8am. The parade starts at 10.

Come help decorate! Or just show up before 9:30 to march with us in the parade!

We will have simple costumes on hand for your corgi to wear (ties, glasses, scarves, capes), but please feel free to dress up your corgi in one of the 4 Harry Potter house colors (Green, Maroon, Blue or Black) if you’d like to exercise your own creativity. You can find ideas here.

To give us an organized look, we ask that humans wear white tops (or the white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club gear if you already own some). There will be white Gallatin Valley Corgi Club hats available for sale for $12 each, or Corgi Club buttons for $2 each that you can purchase during float staging, while they last.

Please remember your leashes, poo bags, and water!
Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward. There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.

Bring your corgi! We hope to see you there!

Join Corgi Sweet Pea Parade fun! 9am.Aug 3.2013

The Sweet Pea Parade is upon us!

corgi paradeWHEN:  Saturday, August 3rd at 9 am (Parade starts at 10am)
WHERE: Meet between 8th & 11th on Main St. (Look for the corgis!)
THEME: It’s Magical! 
(The majority chimed in on a Hogwart’s Academy theme for our corgi float)
BRING: Water, leash, poop bags, sun protection
(costuming etc. TBA)
POST-PARADE: Peet’s Hill, behind the library parking lot is an off leash dog park where we can meet for a play date afterward! There’s also a stream where corgis can cool off.

ALL CORGIS and their owners are welcome to walk with us as part of the Gallatin Corgi Club contingent, regardless of whether or not they are “club members” (Actually, there is no official club membership – just an email list!)

Seeking Volunteers!

Corgi Parade Creative team and helpers: Meet and execute parade theme for our corgi group and round up volunteers to carry it out. (Last year we had a banner that said “The queen loves her corgis and so do we” and a mini queen of England was our leader. We also gave out dog biscuits to dogs along the parade route which was a big hit. Some ideas for this year have already been gathered on the Facebook page, so it’s just a matter of coming to a consensus on design and getting ‘er done!) If you have any time or energy to devote getting this float put together, please contact us RIGHT AWAY! 
PLEASE JUMP IN IF YOU LIKE TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN!
To get involved, email (remove hyphens) g-v-c-o-r-g-i-c-l-u-b-@-gmail.com
We’ll meet early in the week of July 29 to  pinpoint specifics, so please let us know ASAP if you can help!

(For additional general info about the Sweet Pea Parade, go to http://sweetpeafestival.org/sweet-pea-parade/ and download the entry PDF form: Page 2 has parade details and rules.)

Thanks, and hope to see you volunteer or participate in the parade!
–GVCC

Gallatin Corgis go wild in Laurel

Corgis Gone Wild, June 2013 - Steve Hample photo

Lots of GVCC tee shirts were seen at the Corgis Gone Wild event, June 2013 (Steve Hample photo)

Corgis Gone Wild, June 2013 - Steve Hample photo

Corgis Gone Wild, June 2013 – Steve Hample photo

On June 8, a contingent of Gallatin Valley corgis (and their people) headed east to join the fun at the ninth annual Corgis Gone Wild event in Laurel. Each year there are lots of fun games at this event, and several new Gallatin Valley Corgi Club members took home prizes for their enthusiastic participation! (Check out the slide show below to see more of the action.)

Thanks so much to the organizers at the Yellowstone All Corgi Club for making this fun event happen. We had a great time!

gallatin_valley_corgi_club_shirtIf you want to purchase Gallatin Valley Corgi Club Tee shirts and merchandise, click here to visit our Cafepress page.

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Corgis invited to Corgis Gone Wild in Laurel – June 8 2013

A Billings Gazette photo from Corgis Gone Wild 2012

Corgis, Corgi crosses, and their canine housemates are welcome at the June 8, 2013 “Corgis Gone Wild!” in Laurel.

The Yellowstone All Corgi Club will be hosting this annual summer corgi fun fest for its 9th year, this year!

There will be games, prizes, food and fun. Bring your lawn chairs, some cash for the available BBQ lunch, and admission of $10 for groups or $5 for individuals. There’s plenty of parking, green grass and shade trees and a secure fence at Happy Tails Park next to AnimaLodge and Laurel East Vet Clinic in Laurel, Montana.

Date: Saturday, June 8, 2013
Time: 12:00 to 4:00
Place: Happy Tails Park at AnimaLodge, Laurel, MT at Exit 437 off Interstate 90 (Map) (Est. driving time from Bozeman, 1hr 53 mins)
Admission: $10 per group or $5 per individual
Info: Rhonda, 406 – 208 – 5688

BECAUSE the event is in Laurel, MT, Gallatin Valley corgis can connect with others on Facebook or comment on this post and we can put you in touch with other members that want to carpool.

IMPORTANT NOTE: For the well-being of all, please remember that owners are responsible for whatever their dogs do at Corgis Gone Wild. Your dogs should be current on shots, and within your control. Females in season should please stay home. Bring a leash in case your pooch needs a time-out.

Billings Gazette photo, 2012