September 3rd, 2014 ~ Vol. 84 No. 34
Big time comedians performing
at Pincher for SPCA
Pass Herald Reporter
On Sept. 11, the Raise the Woof comedy tour is performing at Pincher Creek Community Hall to raise funds for the Pincher Creek Humane Society/ SPCA (PCHS/SPCA).
The evening will feature three comedians with impressive resumes. James Uloth, Ryan Paterson and Art Krug have been featured on HBO, Just for Laughs and Comedy Central.
Uloth, the creator of ‘Raise the Woof’ – was first hired to do a comedy event for a shelter in Canada. When doing research, he learned that the plight of lost, homeless, neglected and abused animals is universal. He started ‘Raise the Woof’ to support those who help animals
“I just love animals,” says Uloth in PCHS/SPCA release. “It makes me very happy that I’m able to use my skills as a comedian and producer to help them by creating this fundraising tour.”
Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba and now living in Vancouver, Paterson was featured on CBC Radios “So you think you're funny” after only 9 months of doing standup, since then he has toured all over Western Canada and has worked with the Trailer Park Boys, Harland Williams and Bob Kelly to mention a few.
Krug earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Whitworth College, which landed him a prestigious position bussing tables at a Mexican restaurant in Portland, Oregon. Then, in March of 1983, he decided he’d learned all he needed to know about the ratio of chips to salsa and took to the stage for his first live comedy performance. Within a year, Art was headlining venues around the Northwest and into Canada.
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Proceeds from the event will be put toward a new PCHS/SPCA facility; the former PCHS/SPCA building was demolished in July, 2014. The organization has been working out of a temporary location in the former RCMP Detachment. According to the PCHS/SPCA release, this location can only house cats. Volunteers are fostering all of their dogs
The PCHS/SPCA has raised about $450,000 from the Town of Pincher Creek, the MD of Pincher Creek, a grant from Alberta Culture, a contribution from the Community Facility Enhancement Program and the PCHS/SPCA Building Fund. They still need $100,000 to have a finished, serviceable, functioning building.
Sebring Construction Ltd. has already begun work on the new facility, which will be in the same location as their old facility.
Raise the Woof has raised over $400,000 so far for 40 different shelters and rescues in Canada and the US. The comedy tour is committed to supporting ongoing local efforts – most first-time Raise the Woof events evolve into annual fundraisers, bringing continuous financial support to organizations that keep animals safe and healthy.
Tickets cost $25 in advance or $30 at the door and are available from Pincher Creek Humane Society/SPCA, Pincher Creek Veterinary Clinic, Gone to the Dogs Grooming and the Beaver Mines General Store. The price of ticket includes three comedy performances (appropriate for ages 16 and older) access to silent auction, 50/50 draw, raffles & door prizes. Cash bar, and­ hot/cold concession food will be available throughout the performance.
If you would like to donate your time/talent, the PCHS/SPCA is looking for volunteers willing to work on the evening of Sept. 11 in the concession, at the door, and with the decoration of the hall. If you are interested, please call the PCHS/SPCA at 403-627-5191.
September 3rd ~ Vol. 84 No. 34
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