Blessing of the Animals--2018
Rev. Howard Thornton visited the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption centre, home of the Bow Valley SPCA, on September 27. He visited every cats and dog in the centre and bestowed a blessing on each of them--as individuals. He visited in anticipation of the celebration of the Feast of St Francis of Assisi which was celebrated on October 6.
On October 6, the celebration occurred at St Michael's church in Canmore and the collection received was passed on the the BVSPCA. About a dozen dogs, a stuffie, and a chicken with an electronic voice/crow, and dozens of people attended the ceremony.