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Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

Kinsmen 2020 DUCK RACE at Beautiful Joe Park

Saturday, June 13th, 2020 - starts at noon

DUCK RACE1

Ducks* will be launched on the Bighead River upstream from the Park, so join us in the Park and watch them float lazily past. 

BJHS is planning a Dog Event, Kids activities and more. 

Be sure to take a Tour of the Park with us!   Save the date and check back here for more details as they develop!

*Duck purchase information will be available from the Kinsmen later in 2020.

 

ANNUAL "Pooch Pool Party"!

Always the Saturday of Labour Day Weekend

Stay tuned for info, pics and video for the 2020 Beautiful Joe's ANNUAL Pooch Pool Party

2 dogs 3 balls 500Competitions, contests and prizes for you and your pooch pals.

2020 DATE:  Sat., Sept. 5th at Meaford's Blue Dolphin Pool (Richmond / Margaret Streets)  Time TBA

Tell your friends! By the way - No Dog Required!  Join us for lots of laughs and support Beautiful Joe at this "by donation" event!

Presented in partnership with Muncipality of Meaford's Parks & Recreation department and BJHS and thank you to Canadian Pet Connection for supplying prizes and float-y toys in 2019!

Bring your water-loving pooch for an early swim, followed by competitions - with PRIZES!

 

JOIN THE WINNER's CIRCLE  ....  your pooch will want to compete at Meaford's Splashiest event! 

See you poolside in 2020 for our 8th Annual!

 Past Events have included: Dog / Owner Look-a-Like, Best Trick for Joe, Biggest Splash & Fastest Swim

Safety First:

Pooch Life Jackets encouraged
Chlorine is reduced prior to this fun event
Stair access and submerged bench make for easy pool entry & exit

Sorry, no humans in the pool - after all, this is a Pooch Pool Party!

Tricks For Joe

Hi, and welcome to the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society website. I’d like to share a story with you. This is Brownie, and Brownie lived in Meaford, Ontario. She is seen here admiring the statue of her friend, Beautiful Joe. Joe was a real life dog from Meaford whose story of abuse and rescue captured the hearts of millions of people in the 1893 best-selling novel “Beautiful Joe” by Canadian author, Margaret Marshall Saunders. Joe’s story helped change the world's view of dogs from mere animals to beloved companions. The Municipality of Meaford has a whole park dedicated to their hero Beautiful Joe. Brownie often likes to visit and pay her respects to Joe in Beautiful Joe Park to thank him for the wonderful life she and other dogs enjoy today. Brownie used to live in the house of the family that rescued Joe and she’d like to honour him with a trick and raise donations for the goals of:
• Promoting and celebrating the humane treatment of all animals
• Establishing Beautiful Joe as Canada's Most Famous Dog, and
• Meaford becoming known internationally as the Home of Beautiful Joe

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CONTACT US

Enjoy reading and participating in my website and if you would like to tell us your animal companion story or volunteer for our Society we’d love to hear from you (you should see my tail wagging just thinking about it), please send us an email or friend us on Facebook,
or if you’re old fashioned like Margaret Marshall Saunders, you can write to us at:
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society
PO Box 3304, Meaford, Ontario, Canada N4L 1A5
Tel: (519) 538-5895 Email: admin@beautifuljoe.org

 
Beautiful Joe Heritage Society preserves and promotes the historical legacies of both 'Beautiful Joe' and
Margaret Marshall Saunders and celebrates the natural bond between animals and humans.