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Annual Hog Jog seeking new cause, chairman

STRATFORD - The Ontario Pork Industry Council (OPIC) is seeking nominations for the honorary chair and the cause for the 7th Annual Hog Jog to be held here next June.

The deadline for nominations is Oct. 15.

The Hog Jog has raised approximately $152,000 for six causes over the past six years, including $32,000 this year for National Service Dogs Training Center.

The Ontario Pork Industry has rallied behind seven honorary chairpersons (Richard Hiscocks, Doug Maus, Jeff Timmermans, Gilbert Vanden Heuval, George Charbonneau, and Ann Coyle and Wanda Spruyt).

As a way of giving back to the community, a different cause is selected for the event each year. Causes considered may include, among others; societies, charities, community development groups or educational scholarships.

The causes have included The Parkinson Society of Southwestern Ontario, Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, The Alzheimer Society of Perth County, Lung Association Huron-Perth Asthma Awareness programs, Emergency Department of the Stratford General Hospital and National Service Dogs Training Centre.

As a way of celebrating the people of the pork industry, an honorary chair or co-chairs are selected each year to put a face on the chosen cause. The individual is selected based on his or her involvement in the pork industry and the local community and his or her personal and professional attributes.

Nomination forms and details are available at For more information call 519-272-1532.


September 23, 2011


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