Chilean national news to the world…


This is an excerpt sent by the Canadian Embassy in Chile warning travellers….

“Since June, there have been mass demonstrations in Santiago and regional capitals. While the majority of these protests have been peaceful, in some cases masked protesters have destroyed property and clashed with authorities. Several demonstrations have drawn over 100,000 supporters. To date, protests have had minimal impact on travel and business. The protests have been well publicized and announced several days in advance. The Unitary Central for Workers (CUT) has called a national strike for Aug. 24 and 25, and a number of other unions, including those representing public sector employees, have announced that they will join the strike. Some unions are stating that this will be the biggest national strike in decades, and others are threatening to block roads to the airport. While previous strikes in Santiago have been concentrated in the downtown area, the strikes on Aug. 24th are being designed to avoid the downtown and spread out throughout the city. On Aug. 25th, protestors are supposed to march towards the downtown area from various points throughout the city. Canadian citizens are urged to exercise caution, follow local media and avoid demonstrations.”

Volunteers needed to help with 1st annual WRD Walk ‘n’ Woof!

Interested in contributing to VWB-VSF’s World Rabies Day initiatives?  Volunteers are needed to assist with the first annual World Rabies Day Walk ‘n’ Woof.  This event is for all people and their pets and will take place in Ottawa on Sunday, September 25, 2011.  Assistance with the organization of the event as well as during the event is required.  For more information, please visit the VWB/VSF volunteer opportunities webpage.

On Sunday, September 25th, 2011 in Ottawa VWB-VSF will be hosting the first annual Run-Woof for Rabies!   People and their pets are invited to participate by completing either 2 km or 5km to raise awareness and funds for World Rabies Day.   Veterinary clinics are encouraged to register teams and promote the event to their clients.   Please visit the VWB/VSF website for additional event information and see how you can become involved.