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Clarence doggos have their day

THERE was no raining on the parade earlier this month, with four legged friends out in force to enjoy Clarence City Council’s Dog’s Day Out event.

Returning for its 15th consecutive year the popular event was rescheduled last month after unprecented rain saw the event postponed.

Taking place this year at Simmons Park, Lindisfarne, the event took on a new format due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements, but the new restrictions had no effect on the fun had by the dogs and their humans alike.

Clarence City Council Mayor Alderman Doug Chipman said he was thrilled that council could bring back one of the city’s most-loved events.

“It rained cats and dogs last month, but thankfully the weather was on our side this time,” he said.

“After the the upheaval COVID-19 brought to our event calendar earlier in the year, it is wonderful to see people out socialising as well as supporting small businesses, in a COVID safe way.”

The event included a walking trail of stalls, activities, and competitions, with local business Moto Vecchia suppling coffee and the Clarence Lions Club hosting a barbecue.

Dogs had a ball taking on the agility course and participating in competitions like ‘waggiest tale’ and ‘best dressed.’

Deputy Mayor and Events Committee Chairperson Alderman Heather Chong said the much loved event would continue to evolve.

“We have many passionate dog owners in Clarence, plus many visitors and their pet pooches who return every year to enjoy this fun event,” she said.