Stars on Ice Fundraising Tickets (Halifax Scotiabank Centre April 29, 2016)

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STARS ON ICE TICKETS – Tapa Fundraiser!
We have FOUR tickets available, lower bowl, guaranteed to be in the first 10 rows! $75 each. Scotiabank Centre: Fri, April 29
We will sell them as pairs, individually, or all 4!!  Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing:
(Halifax, NS) – Talk about your star-studded lineup. The Investors Group Stars on Ice presented by Lindt 2016 Tour will feature the Men’s, Pairs and Ice Dance winners from the 2016 Canadian figure skating championships in Halifax last month, as well as the men’s champion from the 2016 ISU European Championships in Bratislava, Slovak Republic.
Eight-time champion Patrick Chan, five-time champions Meagan Duhamel & Eric Radford, and two-time champions Kaitlyn Weaver & Andrew Poje will all represent Canada, while four-time European champion Javier Fernández will represent Spain, at the upcoming 2016 World Figure Skating Championships in Boston. All of these champions will join the Stars on Ice tour that will visit Halifax on Friday, April 29 for a 7:30 PM performance at the Scotiabank Centre.
Additionally, after a decade-long absence from the Tour, two-time Olympic Silver Medallist, three-time World Champion, and seven-time Canadian Champion Elvis Stojko is returning to Canada’s premier figure skating tour.



Sincere thanks to CN Railroaders in the Community

Cecil Smith2 Sept2015Our sincere thanks to CN Railroaders in the Community for their  Retired Employee Volunteer Grant !  Retired Railroader Cecil Smith volunteered more than 52 hours with Tapa Cat Rescue in 2015!  At 82 years of age, Cecil helped get our books ready for our year end, collected recycling, helped out at flea markets, and checked our mailbox on a weekly basis!!  He has been a huge supporter of Tapa over the years and we are so grateful for his support!!!  He is a fabulous volunteer … and also my father!!  THANK YOU DAD!!!!

Casper’s story of survival … and how you can help!

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After his neuter ... in a larger dog kennel

After his neuter … in a larger dog kennel

The day he arrived - before being vetted and neutered

The day he arrived – before being vetted and neutered

Casper had been spotted looking for food in a yard, at the start of the winter (January 2015). And then he disappeared just before Nova Scotia’s record breaking amounts of snowfall. On some days there was so much snow that cars were buried and snow was up over doors and windows. Sadly, it was feared that Casper did not survive. But then a miracle happened … and he was spotted again! Somehow he had made it through the winter. His coat was ragged, he was thin and his pitiful cries for food were heartbreaking. Tapa was contacted to ask if there was anything we could do for this boy. Casper was trapped and we transferred him to a nice soft bed in a large dog kennel. Rather than the “wild” response we expected from him, we were so excited when we could actually pet and brush him. The next step was to have him vetted and neutered … and that is where Casper’s next hurdle was discovered … his test for FIV was positive. It is not what we had hoped for, however we are optimistic for his future after reading various current reports on FIV research.

You can see the difference in him already in the middle picture!  He is becoming a bit more brave every day and actually moved from the smaller kennel to the larger one, all by himself:)

Stay tuned for more updates on Casper’s progress.

UPDATE:  THANKS to his rescuer, Darlene M., Casper is now one of our permanent sponsored rescues!