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Back by popular demand, Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities are hosting an event for the district’s furriest residents.
On Sunday 10 March, the Oxford Community Aquatic Centre will be closed to humans, and instead puppies will take the plunge.
It’s called the Oxford Doggy Pool Party, and Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities Manager, Matt Greenwood, says it's great to be able to bring the event back for second time.
“Last year was a huge success, and one of the busiest days we had at the Oxford pool. People have been asking for it to come back this year, so we're happy to be able to host it, and looking forward to the chaos!”
The pool party is scheduled for the last day of the season, meaning any leftover fur or doggy messes will be easily handled.
“Afterwards the water will be chemically treated, the pool vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned. It’s standard maintenance we do to prepare for the winter months and that allows us to host this event without creating a lot of extra work for our staff,” explained Matt Greenwood.
The entry fee is $5 per pooch and there will be plenty of balls to play with as well as spot prizes. The toddler's pool will be once again equipped with platforms to allow the smaller dogs to paddle.
With last year's event jam-packed, it pays to turn up early!
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405763960169303/
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