New contest to feature furry family members on local transportation

By CONNECT WEEKLY

Diversified’s bus cap raffle will give local pets’ star status to raise awareness for the Fort McMurray SPCA. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Diversified’s bus cap raffle will give local pets’ star status to raise awareness for the Fort McMurray SPCA. SUPPLIED PHOTO

Diversified Transportation is giving residents a unique opportunity to have their pets featured on one of their buses to raise funds for the Fort McMurray SPCA (FMSPCA).

The contest winner will give their pet celebrity status by having their photo placed on the back window caps of two Diversified buses.

The partnered initiative seeks to raise awareness for two FMSPCA campaigns: promoting pet adoption and encouraging residents to donate their recyclables to the shelter.

“We were one of the pioneers in the oil sands. We were here when construction of the Great Canadian

Oil Sands (GCOS) began in 1964, and when the first drop of oil was extracted. We brought motor coaches to town,” said Mark Hannah, Vice President of Oil Sands, Diversified, stated in a release. “We are also proud community supporters and were looking for an impactful way to support the FMSPCA, which relies on donations for their operations and also help them raise awareness about their important community programs.”

“The Diversified bus cap raffle is exciting for the FMSPCA not only because it will increase the visibility of our programs essential to our operations in the community but also because it brings the public into our mission to make a difference and save lives, letting their cat or dog have a little taste of stardom for a great cause,” said Executive Director of FMSPCA Tara Clarke.

Each raffle ticket is $20 and they are available to purchase on the FMSPCA website at www.fortmcmurrayspca.ca. (Participants can find the ticket option by clicking on the ‘Events’ tab).

“The Diversified bus cap raffle is exciting for the FMSPCA not only because it will increase the visibility of our programs essential to our operations in the community but also because it brings the public into our mission to make a difference and save lives, letting their cat or dog have a little taste of stardom for a great cause,” said Executive Director of FMSPCA Tara Clarke in the release. “We will be selling the raffle tickets at locations around the city as well as offering online opportunities to buy so that everyone can help us help the animals in our care.”

-Connect Weekly-