CHRISTMAS FAIR 2022

GRANDE DAZE CHRISTMAS FAIR –

4TH DECEMBER, 2022 Salle de Fete, La Bigottiere

What has become our traditional annual event is at our usual
venue, Salle de Fete, La Bigottiere on Sunday, 4th December. There will be lots of bargains that you have come to expect and a full contingency of our benevoles happy to welcome you.

We have beautiful handcrafted goods unique to Grande Daze and specially made by our supporters. All through the year it’s been a hive of activity with our benevoles making dog blankets and cosy linings/beds and coats to keep your pets warm, plus many other articles.

Our refreshment area will again have delicious cakes and hot beverages and even mulled wine to give that special feeling of the Christmas Season.

Bangles, Brooches and Beads

We have lots of baubles, bangles and beads at bargain prices for that colourful stocking filler and a collection of special silver items some set with amber.

Semi Precious Stones

The Glorious 25th June Demonstration

Bringing back the goods!

On 25th June we had a fabulous day demonstrating the work at Grande Daze Companion Centre. We started the day with Agility and Hoopers followed by Carole with her Gun Dogs, Piper, Harry and Dollar, showing off their skills. You can see the slide-shows at the bottom of this article, “The Action”, “The Gun Dogs” and “The Portraits”.

Roxanne

The dogs participating in the event posed for pictures and Peter judged them.

The demonstration finished with much excitement and cheering for the Relay Race when all of the eager participants in their teams threw themselves enthusiastically into dashing to the finish line. The support of the crowd and their encouragement was overwhelming – a big thank you to everyone.

Lola showing what she can do!

The winner overall was Roxanne with Marie who has trained her dogs with Grande Daze for many years. Hot on the heels of Marie and Roxanne were Gary and Lola. Gary and his wife Wendy have adopted dogs from Grande Daze and helped us train the rescue dogs. They all enjoyed the day, especially with Lola who is a French bred German Shepherd Dog and at the age of seven and half proved that you can teach an old dog new tricks.

Nick Catling, a professional photographer, kindly took the beautiful photographs we have of the event. We have helped Nick and his wife, Tracy, to educate their dog. Thank you Nick, your contribution to our event is much appreciated.

A good day of fun was had by all!

Please see our slide-shows of the event below:

The Demonstration – 25th June 2022
The Boys going through their paces – Short and Sweet
Just beautiful!

THE COMICE DEMONSTRATION ON 25TH JUNE – THANK YOU

Saturday’s Comice was a fabulous success and an exciting event.  Peter and I thank all those who participated for their absolutely marvellous effort and for all the hard work both on the day and before hand.  We hope to have some lovely photographs of this event in the coming weeks and will post an article on the website.  For now, a BIG, BIG THANK YOU!”

ANITA AND PETER

The Demonstration on 12th June

You can achieve much with very little

We had a wonderfully successful day at our first demonstration for several years. For many of the dogs and their companions it was the first time they had worked in public on the agility course and they all did remarkably well. We congratulate them on their achievement.

Roo in the wheelbarrow

When giving a demonstration our aim is to show that it isn’t necessary to have purpose built obstacles or to go round the course perfectly. What we consider important is the rapport between dog and handler/companion and it can all be fun. Ordinary household objects such as a kitchen stool or a wheelbarrow can be used to give your dog something interesting to use to build up confidence and trust in the commands given. For those who watched us on the day we hope that you enjoyed the day.

Please see below some video clips of the event.

Wonderful Response

We are so grateful for the support given on 3rd April.

Thank you – Vide Grenier Sunday, 3rd April

All set up and waiting to sell

We had a wonderful response to our Vide Grenier on 3rd April. We thank all those who worked so hard on the preparation and on sale day. All of us at Grande Daze Rescue are very grateful to everyone who donated goods and to the people who bought something. As always, we all enjoyed some delicious cakes. We will be able to care for the rescued animals for another few months.

We hope we’ve made you smile

A big thank you from all the woof, woofs, meows and chirrups.

ART EXHIBITION

During November we are holding an exhbition of pastel and charcoal Pet Portraits by Jennifer M. James at the Au Pain Doré, Fontaine Daniel. We are grateful to our clients for loaning their pictures. For sale are a few items and Grande Daze will benefit from the proceeds:

Original small paintings €10 to €15,

Trinkets pots decorated with pet portraits €10 to €15

and postcards at .50 cents each.

You might like to browse through the portfolio of prints and stories about the animals that have been painted whilst you wait to purchase your bread and cakes!

Unfortunately, the Covid-19 regulations have necessitated the closure of the tearoom but it is still possible to view the exhibition. Au Pain Doré is open to sell their delicious bread and cakes and Madame Walter will be happy to serve you.

Vide Maison

Veronica and Celia are hosting a VIDE MAISON on Sunday 19th July at Sept-Forges 61330 to raise funds for GRANDE DAZE animal Rescue Centre. Lots of bargains to be had!

Bric à Brac, vintage and collectables, clothing, crafts, furniture, house-hold goods, pictures, toys, take-away home-made snacks.

This is an indoor event, so weather is not an issue.

Rest assured that the Covid 19 recommendations will be followed for your safety.


VIDE MAISON a Sept-Forges 61330.

Dimanche 19 juillet.

Bric à Brac, vintage et objets de collection, vêtements, artisanat, meubles, articles ménagers, tableaux, jouets, snacks maison à emporter.
tous les produits au profit de GRANDE DAZE Sauvetage des Animaux.

Nous respectons les recommandations de Covid 19 pour votre sécurité.

Mise à jour COVID et remerciements

En raison de la pandémie de COVID-19, nous avons due annulé tous nos événements de collecte de fonds pour cette année. Nous passons la santé et le bien-être de nos bénévoles avant nos événements, et ce jusqu’à ce que nous sachions que la situation soit sûre.

Nous vous sommes très reconnaissants du soutien que nous avons reçu pendant cette période difficile. Nous savons que c’est aussi difficile pour vous, que vous pensez à nous et à nos animaux de sauvetage dont nous nous occupons ainsi qu’en témoigne votre grand cœur.

Un immense merci à tous ceux qui ont fait un don. Nous vous aimons tous, mais ils nous aient impossible de vous remercier tous en personne.

Helen

Lorna & Peter

Lyn

Julie

Kathy & Ralph

Pam & John

Nadege

Kathy

Katherine

Carys

Oma & Bill

Jenny & Graham

Neil & Fee

Kelly

Denise & Alan

Chris

Kathy

Nicola

Karen & Jesswooooo

Richard

Delphine

Rachel

Veronica & Celia

Carole

Mini Pelle

Susan

Bea

Nous sommes entièrement financés par des dons publics, donc si vous pouvez nous aider en donnant quoi que ce soit afin de continuer à prendre soin de nos chiens et chats de secours, cela fera une énorme différence.

Vous pouvez faire un don en envoyant un chèque ou envoyer de l’argent via PayPal.

Câlins, woofs, ronron et lèchouilles de tous à Grande Daze.