COPE Week in Barrie – Oct. 2013
In October Barrie City Hall went to the Dogs! MP Patrick Brown, MPP Rod Jackson and Mayor Jeff Lehman were on hand to raise the flag for the start of COPE Service Dogs week. COPE dogs, students, staff and volunteers gathered in the Rotunda following the flag raising for the announcement and cheque presentation of COPE’s sponsorship with Mars Canada Inc. The sponsorship will assist with COPE’s brand and expanding operations in York Region and the Caledon Area. The Canines in the Classroom (CIC) program that COPE facilitates are currently in Barrie and Innisfil. The CIC program helps in the success of secondary school students through the discipline and patience instilled by having students become proficient in dog training.