This season, our annual Competition Team “shopping challenge” was in support of the Calgary Humane Society. Between last season’s competition winnings and funds raised at our Season Kick Off Parties, our Team had over $3,500 to spend at PetSmart on food, toys and more.

For this event, dubbed as our “Pet-A-Palooza”, dancers were split into teams and were given a shopping list and budget to work with. They had half an hour to purchase as many items on the list as possible while staying within budget. All donated items (which ranged from double ended leashes to “indestructible” toys) were all on the Calgary Humane Society’s donation wish list. Not only did all these donations go to a good cause, but our dancers also got the opportunity to see first-hand the impact their actions can have on our community.

After our shopping spree, all six overflowing shopping carts of pet supplies were transported to the Calgary Humane Society. Our Team was also lucky enough to receive a tour of the facility and check out some of the furry, scaly, and feathered creatures in their care.

To learn more about the Calgary Humane Society, visit their website at

Photos from the event can be found in our Gallery. Thanks to Bree Johnson for helping us capture all the fun of the day!