Sunday, October 19, 2014

Heim's Congratulations Party

The Heim's are going to Team Training to receive their Skilled Companion Dog from Canine Companions for Independence.  Here are some pictures from the Congratulation's party.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

July 4th in Plain City

We had a great time at our booth at Plain City's 4th of July Celebration! Thanks to Marilyn and Brady for their help. Misty and Thea loved all the attention they got as usual.

July and August Activities

     LINC Center visit in Brigham City (862 South Main Street - behind Taco Time)
     TIME: 10:30AM - 11:30AM
     The LINC Center is a care facility for adults with disabilities. It's a great socialization for both Puppy Raisers and dogs. We often go to lunch afterwards which is another good socialization for the puppies in training. If you've never's worth the drive! Hope you can make it on the 29th!
Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....Circle the dates.....
When: Saturday, August 23rd
Where: Rich & Lori Homer's House (address forthcoming)
LINC Visit
When: Tuesday, August 26th
Where: The LINC Center - 862 South Main Street - Brigham City (Behind Taco Time)
Time: 10:30am - 11:30am
Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar.....Mark your calendar
Autusim Speaks Walk/Resource Fair
Where: Southtowne Exhibition Center (Approximately 9500 South State Street - Sandy) 
More information is on the way!
Barnes & Noble Gift Wrap Fundraiser
Where: Barnes & Noble Book Store
1780 North Woodland Park Drive
Layton, Utah
Friday, November 28th (Black Friday)
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, November 30th
11:00am - 7:00pm
Friday, December 12th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday, December 19th
4:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday, December 21st
9:00am - 7:30pm
As the dates for Oureach Opportunities, parties, and outings become available, I will pass them along. In the meantime, "circle the dates" and "mark your calendars" as members of the Wastach Champions are going to be BUSY! BUSY! BUSY!

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Meet Gamer........He is being raised by Glen and Lily Jones.

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Activites

Tuesday June 24th:  LINC Center visit - 862 South Main Street, Brigham City (behind Taco Time) 10:30am - For about an hour we visit with the clients and usually have lunch at Taco Time afterwards.

Thursday June 26th: Spring Provider Conference - Alta View High School (11055 South Hawk Highway (1000 East), Sandy, Utah) - 9:00am-5:00pm.  This is a BIG Resource Fair for Providers, Support Coordinators and Division of Services for People with Disabilities staff.

Saturday June 28th: Puppy Workshop at Alan Lang & Charlene Palmer residence (4529 South Gilead Way, Salt Lake City) Stu Wahrenbrock, Puppy Program Manager and Becca Gordon from Canine Companions for Independence will be on hand to answer questions and give valuable information to those that attend.  Check in is from 9:30am-10:00am with the Workshop beginning promptly at 10:00am.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided and afterwards, if you would like to stay, Alan will be cooking brats and burgers.

Directions can be found on GOOGLE or MAP QUEST. For folks coming from the NORTH, feel free to meet at the Kaysville Park ‘n Ride (turn right at the end of the Kaysville Exit - #328) by 8:30am and we can carpool and caravan from there. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend – Graduates, Puppy Raisers, Puppy Sitters, Applicants and those wanting to find out more about Canine Companions are welcome. It is definitely worth the time. See you there!

Friday July 4th: FRIDAY, JULY 4th – Chapter President, Glenna Foremaster has made arrangements for the Wasatch Champions to have a booth at the Plain City Fourth of July Celebration. If you would like to help man the booth, please let Glenna know. More information will follow.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


 Meet our newest puppy in training, Pilot.  He is being raised by Lisa Clark in Brigham City.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Welcome our newest puppy to's Ladina!  First-time puppy raisers Jake and Liz just picked her up from the airport on Friday afternoon.  Oh boy, puppy breath!

Monday, February 3, 2014


Mid-May -- Information on the way! 

     If ANY of our chapter members do an "Outreach" (Cub Scout Pack Meeting, a school presentation or "show and tell" opportunity, speaking to a civic organization or business, etc.), PLEASE let me know. I report to Beck Hein at Canine Companions each month (mostly) and she documents the information and sends it to the National Headquarters, so that they can see what the state of Utah is up to (in a good way). So if you're out there "spreading the word" and showing off your pup, let me know so that your efforts can be counted.


When: Thursday, April 10th
Where: Union Station in Ogden
Time: 5:00pm - 9:00pm      (Of course most of us will be there ALL DAY!!) 

     This is our BIG fundraiser, folks, and it's important for ALL of us to get involved in any way we can. It's not just about the money (well, yah, it really is....), but it's also about coming together and working hard to make this event one of the biggest and best that the Wasatch Front has ever seen. It's the "Outreach Event" of the year! We'll have ample opportunity to show off our pups and share with our guests how these dogs can make a difference in an individual's life. Our guest speakers are going to be fabulous (all graduate teams), the food, fantastic, and the items in the Silent Auction are going to "knock your socks off"! It is the place to be on April 10th! Invite your family, friends and co-workers! It will be an evening to remember! Hope to see you there!
*See the Featured Event at the top of the right hand column!


When: Thursday, March 20th
Where: Hill Air Force Base - The Landing" - Building #450 - Directions to come later
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm     (Set up at 9:00am)

      From Marilyn - "This is one of my favorite events (I'm taking the day off for this one!) and is a great way to share Canine Companions for Independence with military families who have or know of families who have children with disabilities."
     The "Summit" is a wonderful opportunity to make people aware of our organization and introduce them to puppies in training. In the past, our booth has been one of the most popular (because, you know we have the best props!) not only with families seeking information, but with the other vendors as well. It's the best!! Can't think of a better way to spend four hours......being with the pups and spreading the word about Canine Companions. Hope you can make it! 

     We've requested that our booth be in a corner (so that the pups may have some room to "stretch out" and also to be near the "Freedom Riders". Kids, dogs and horses.....a winning combination to say the least (that's how I see it!). Make sure to bring clean-up material (just in case) and some water for your four legged pal.  

     The "Summit" will be providing lunch for two people, but can be purchased by all others. A good time to practice "under" and those house manners. It seems like the dining area was just down the hall from where the "Summit" was taking place. We can check that out later. Logistics are very important when your puppy is on the younger side. I'm always on the look out these days for nearby exit doors. Just in case --- 

     If you DON'T have base privileges and are planning to attend the "Special Needs Summit", Marilyn will need to have your current State Driver's License information as soon as possible, so that you can get on base. It's going to be so much fun! Hope you can make it!