Jeremy Kupsch. McKayla Duerden
The volunteers and staff at the Inner City Pet Food Bank tent at Muttstock 2019. Supplied
In July, the Inner City Pet Food Bank was generously offered a booth at Muttstock Dog Music Festival to raise awareness about the program and collect donations. More than 150 festival attendees dropped off donations of cat food, dog food, and pet care products to enter for our door prize. The donations from that single day filled our shelves and fed inner city pets for more than two weeks. Come out next year and visit us at Muttstock 2020!
Drop-In Floor Hockey Sportsmanship Award
This month’s Sportsmanship award goes to Jeremy Kupsch for being flexible, supportive, and attuned to the growth of other players. Join us on Fridays at 1:00 p.m. for free drop-in floor hockey. All skill levels, capacities, and genders are welcome. (Aged 18+)
Join Us This Fall for Fun and Sports!
The Boyle Street Football Club wrapped up their 2019 outdoor season with Edmonton Sport and Social Club with a team BBQ at Borden Park in July, but you can sign up to join the team in August. We are also starting a new program which includes the creation of a series of original podcasts from the inner city! If you have an idea for a podcast or are interested in learning about podcasting, contact the ICRWP team. The Inner Sluggers Slo-Pitch team has really come together as a supportive team this year, and we are hoping for a good turnout for our annual two-day year-end tournament in August! For these and other fun opportunities you can find more info at facebook.com/recandwellness or sign up for our monthly calendar mail out by visiting tinyurl.com/recandwellness.
Donations Needed All Year Round
The generosity demonstrated by supporters throughout the year is what the volunteers, staff, and community members rely on to continue to offer supportive services in the inner city. During the hot, or in this case wet, summer months homelessness, poverty, and social isolation persist, and so does the need for sunscreen bug spray, pet food, monetary donations, clothing, personal hygiene materials, volunteering, advocacy, and all of the amazing contributions of Edmontonians.
Rebecca Kaiser and Mike Siek are Program Coordinators with ICRWP.