15th annual Donkey Day runs on June 8

The Donkey Sanctuary of Canada will be hosting its 15th annual Donkey Day on June 8 here.

The open house will pro­vide families with the oppor­tu­nity to spend a day with the donkeys and experience life on the farm. Proceeds will go to­ward the care of over 50 don­keys at the Sanctuary, which has been providing lifelong homes to rescued donkeys.

“Donkey Day provides us with the ability to open up the farm to the public and educate families about how sweet and gentle donkeys can truly be,” said Sandra Pady, Executive Director of the Donkey Sanc­tuary of Canada. She said most of the donkeys have come from poor homes, and this is usually because their owners were not knowledgeable about proper handling and manage­ment techniques.

Included in the celebration will be musicians, dancers, a puppet show, and arts and crafts, as well as a demonstration by special guest Ron Chauvin on natural horse­manship pertaining to donkeys.

Donkey Day runs at 6981 Puslinch Concession 4 from 11am to 4pm. Admission for adults is $10, and $5 for those 3 to 18. For more information please call 519-836-1697 or visit www.­the­donkey­sanctu­rary.ca.