Great Global Greyhound Walk

Join GAP on Sunday 11 June for the 2017 Great Global Greyhound Walk (GGGW), an international event consisting of coordinated walks around the world involving thousands of hounds and their hoomans to raise awareness and promote greyhound adoption.

The theme this year is 'Colours of the World', so you can expect it to be a very bright and vibrant display put on by our hounds and humans alike. The theme will highlight not just the fact that greyhounds are one of the most colour-diverse dog breeds in the world, but also the vivid and colourful personalities they bring to hearts and homes in 'retirement'.

GAP is very pleased and honoured to have two VIP guests joining us this year - MP Chris Bishop and Wellington Mayor Juston Lester.

The Wellington event will kick off with participants assembling at 9:00am at Queen's Wharf under the sails in front of TSB Arena. There we will have a few words of greeting from our guests. We will also have an informal costume competition - the GGGW has a theme each year and people are encouraged to dress their greyhounds (and themselves) up accordingly. We will then move off for the walk itself at 10:00am, heading down the waterfront towards Oriental Parade, and then back again.

The more hounds we have on hand, the bigger the impact this will have on the public who witness the 'parade' go past, so please consider this an 'all hands on deck' event!

These events are open to all greyhounds and their non-greyhound 'siblings'. Members of the public are most welcome, however, it is asked that anyone choosing to join us for the walk follow along after all the greyhounds, to allow the hounds the chance to be the focus of the event.

Wellington, 9.00am Queens Wharf
Hamilton, 10.00am, Hamilton Lake - Innes Common
Tauranga/Mt Maunganui, 10.00am, Mt Drury
Rotorua, 10.00am, Hamurana Springs Recreational Reserve 
Taupo, 10.00am, Spa Thermal Park
Christchurch, 10.00am, Bridge of Remembrance
Wairarapa, 10.00am, Henley Lake
Hawkes Bay, 10.00am, Clive Square
Oxford, 10.30am, Oxford Market, Main Street
Dunedin/Otago, 11.00am, Logan Park
Auckland, 11.00am, Cornwall Park, Epsom
Nelson, 1.00pm, Railway Reserve
Petone/Hutt Valley, 2.30pm, Petone Wharf

For more information on the GGGW NZ events, you can check out the event website at email GAP Regional Coordinator Daniel Bohan at

See you there!

Posted on 8/06/2017 2:35:57 PM

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