Toronto Pignic

Posted on Sep 12, 2016

Cosmo -The Lunkarya Guinea Pig
Cosmo -The Lunkarya Guinea Pig

Believe the hype, because I almost didn't! Never in my wildest dreams would I have predicted the outcome of the first inaugural Toronto Pignic. With an expected 40-70 attendees initially, then a last minute bump up to 50-120 to play it safe, upon learning that 467 attendees were documented, I was shocked to say the least. Who would have guessed these fascinating little fuzz balls we call Guinea Pigs, would grow to be so popular? Across the board, from Rescues to Breeders, Pet Owners to enthusiasts from Brampton to Black Creek, Downtown to Mississauga- floods of people made the journey to Leslieville, marking Saturday 3rd September, a significant day in Guinea Pig history.
Greenwood Park was the location for this unique event, hosting approx. 167 Guinea Pigs, 2 rabbits and 1 hamster, and 2 dogs (One that thought he was a Guinea Pig and one that got mistaken for one) and for many people, this was heaven. Piggy Pageants, Door Prize Draws, Gift Bags, Bean Ball Throw Contests, a Wealth of Information, Health Checks, Nail Trims, and Boar Cleans, even a Mini Red Carpet with Media Board for the piggy’s to pose! - These are just some of the things that kept piggies and people occupied, whilst raising much needed funds for the Toronto Humane Society and Piggles Rescue. Pierce Grey from CityPigs brought along with him Poquito- the famous Lunkarya Guinea Pig, whilst Caroline Lane from Piggles had a strong presence alongside The Guinea Pig Store. We raised $1209 by the end of the day, and 100% of these proceeds were distributed to the aforementioned organizations 70/30.
Pre event Q107, Boom 97.3 and 840 News Radio caught the buzz, and spoke briefly about the Pignic, whilst CityTV News came down to see for themselves, and before leaving they squeezed in a brief interview with Event Organiser- Olivia Pudney, and managed to get some close-ups of the furry little things themselves.
A huge contribution to the day’s success was not only from the enthusiastic patrons, but also from the super dedicated volunteer team, and of course the impressive Product Donations generously given by bigwig Supporters VitaKraft SunSeed, Oxbow Animal Health, and Coastal Pet Products. All of the above deserving, a huge honorary mention.
For highlights and Information, or to be kept in the loop about the next Toronto Pignic (Yes there will be another, and yes, planning is already under way!) visit or visit

Perfect Day
Perfect Day
Pierce Grey judging the Piggy Pageants
Pierce Grey judging the Piggy Pageants
Two peas in a pod!
Two peas in a pod!

Local posts

 cid e4d70c5a b538 4954 8299 94a3b042d15e

DeClute Light Up The Beach raises over $11,000

Posted on Dec 3, 2016
The ninth annual DeClute Light Up the Beach was the most successful year ever, raising over $11,000 that will go...
The Beach Read more
Img 4926

Christmas Joy! Healey Willan Singers 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert

Posted on Dec 2, 2016
On Sunday, November 27, the Healey Willan Singers began their 10th anniversary season with a concert to kick off the...
West End Read more
Speaker pastor

"SHINE" Women's Christmas Celebration

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
Women of all ages gathered at Kennedy Road Tabernacle on Saturday November 26th to shimmer, sparkle and shine. The SHINE...
Brampton Read more

Warm Supports to Your Health Journey

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
On November 19th to 20th, Yuri's Village Naturopathic Clinic held a unique event, "Health. Food. Creativity." This is the 7th...
East End Read more
Joseph   john

Write On! Festival

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
The literary talents of the Mississauga Writers Group (MWG) were on display at the Noel Ryan Auditorium and the atrium...
Mississauga Read more

Marian Montessori School Christmas Concert and Bazaar

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Marian Montessori School celebrated 28 years of service to the community with a beautiful Christmas concert at which the precious...
Greater Toronto Area Read more
Img 0367

A Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Fun was had by all who attended the Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum on Sunday, November 20th. Despite the...
Burlington Read more

Michelle Lecce-Hewitt Band rocks the 120 Diner!

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
What a successful musical live performance by the Michelle Lecce-Hewitt Band at the 120 Diner on Saturday night, November 26th!!...
Downtown Toronto Read more
Img 5600

Heroes in the Home Recognition

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Whitby caregivers honoured for outstanding dedication and commitment Whitby, ON Nov. 28, 2016 – Fifty-two residents in the Whitby area...
Whitby Read more

Eastdale CVI Annual Craft Show

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
The 31st Eastdale Craft Show supporting Eastdale Athletics was a huge success. An enormous thanks goes out to the 80...
Oshawa Read more
Img 1084

Holiday Bazaar -great vendors and a great turn out!

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Our Holiday Bazaar had great success this past Saturday. Residents and members of the community were able to shop and...
Port Hope Read more
Essential oil bottles mimi larger

Wellness Centre opens in Brantford!

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Wellness has arrived in Brantford! Mistico Mimi Wellness Centre opened in July 2016 and is proud to offer wellness in...
Brantford Read more
Bazaar 1

St. David's Parish Bazaar

Posted on Nov 22, 2016
The St. David's Parish Bazaar held on November 5, 2016 was a great success. Held annually, this year we added...
Welland Read more
Ecofair sign   open barn door

Electric Cars, Green Investment & Family Fun at this Year’s EcoFair at the Barns

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
The 1,700-plus people from babes in arms to older seniors who poured through the doors of the Wychwood Barns for...
Wychwood Park Read more
14962692 10157642229995034 7800413717167292571 n

Henderson - Kolk Duo Guitar Concert

Posted on Nov 11, 2016
The Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo performed on Friday November 4th at the Sanderson Center in Brantford. The Duo performed as part...
Brant County Read more