Feline followers are twitching their whiskers in anticipation after Vancouver’s first-ever cat competition was introduced for 2018. Meowfest will run on the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre within the metropolis’s Yaletown district on 29 July, serving a saucer-full of actions, audio system and chin-scratching buying alternatives to cat-lovers from across the area.
Many guests to the brand new cat-a-palooza will likely be lured by a visitor listing of four-legged social media stars. Siamese tabby combine Nala Cat – an Instagram icon with three.5 million followers – will make an look, whereas Scottish fold combine Luna Rose (400,000 followers) may even be there for some purr-tastic selfies.
It’s not all worldwide stars, although. Homegrown celeb BenBen will likely be trotting in from the close by metropolis of New Westminster. His homeowners rescued the one-eared ginger tom from animal shelter euthanization and his downtrodden look quickly made him an Instagram star with the tagline “the saddest cat on the internet.”
Speaker-wise, Meowfest can also be promising displays from pet pictures knowledgeable Andrew Marttila and self-proclaimed Kitten Lady Hannah Shaw who will clarify her work with orphaned child felines, a bunch usually euthanized by shelters because of the prohibitively intensive help they usually require.
The event isn’t nearly ogling cute, tail-swishing critters, although. Meowfest guests may even be capable of hangout with native rescue cats and even apply to undertake in the event that they fall for one. Additionally, ticket proceeds are being donated to the British Columbia SPCA to assist preserve extra regional felines off the streets.
Visitors who already have a furry member of the family at home will discover loads of distributors on the competition to maintain their bank cards busy, with treats, toys and devices out there for buy. And alongside stay leisure, they’ll even be meals vehicles so as to add to the belly-rubbing enjoyable – though, there’s no phrase on whether or not any of the vehicles will likely be serving kibble.
By John Lee