Molly enjoys the gentle care of Kennedy Guy, Kennedy’s K9 owner, L, and Kalie Miles as the Havanese took part in the March 17 nail clipping fundraiser that saw $300 being given to the Herman Prior Activity Centre. PHOTO SUBMITTED

Portage la Prairie, March 17 — Molly was one of many Portage la Prairie canines who took in Kenny’s K9 fundraiser on March 17 to raise money for the Herman Prior Activity Centre (HPAC).

Kenny’s K9 regularly holds fundraisers to support good causes in the city and this time the HPAC was the fortunate recipient.

For $13, dog owners could visit Kenny’s K9 to have their pet’s nails clipped helping raise just over $300 which was donated to the HPAC.

“We’re so fortunate so many businesses and individuals think of the Herman Prior when they are thinking of giving back to the community,” says HPAC Executive Director Chris Dumont. “Without community support, we wouldn’t be able to offer the programming and services we do,” she said.

It’s been a tough year and the HPAC has felt the impact. Normally a vibrant centre, the COVID-19 pandemic has all but shut the centre down in terms of personal programming attendance.

Many of the groups who were using the centre as their meeting place, consequently continued their group activities via digital platforms such as Zoom and are being considered for opening on a case by case basis.

“With the easing of some health restrictions, we are now able to open some of our activities for up to 10 people at a time. Of course, preregistration is a must and masks continue to be a requirement in the centre at all times,” said Dumont.

“While restrictions are easing, the rules will dictate what programs will be able to reopen.”

“Check our website for the monthly calendar to learn what programs are being offered.

The centre’s popular meal program is still only being offered as take out at this time. They are offering frozen soups for purchase, and have recently added pot pies for sale.