Champion Petfoods to invest in dog park

The dogs get the run of the park

by Morinville News Staff

Morinville – Champion Petfoods announced Wednesday it will be investing in a new off-leash dog park in Morinville.

“We’re committed to supporting Morinville families, and dogs are members of the family too,” said Champion Petfoods President and CEO Frank Burdzy in a release Wednesday. “We’re very proud to be a part of this community and to help make it a wonderful place to live, raise a family, and do business.”

Funding for a dog park was included in the Town of Morinville’s 2014 Budget, with $50,000 allocated towards the project. Champion’s $20,000 additional investment will help ensure the park meets the needs of all Morinville residents and those with cherished pets.

“Requests for an off-leash dog park have been brought forward several times over the past couple of years, but it has always been dropped from the budget,” said Morinville Mayor, Lisa Holmes. “This year with the additional sponsorship from Champion Petfoods we will be able to finally make it a reality.”

A location for the park has not been finalized but Champion will ask the Town to consider naming the dog park after Champion Petfoods founder and his son, Reinhard and Peter Muhlenfeld. “They are wonderful men,” Burdzy said in Wednesday’s release. “Their business acumen and philanthropic spirit will help Albertans for generations.”

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  1. Thank you Champion Pet foods for your donation towards this project. I believe that it would only be fair to name the dog park is some manner as requested by Champion.

  2. I think that is a fantastic idea to name the park after Reinhard and Peter Muhlenfeld. I met Reinhard several times over the finals years that he owned Champion Pet Foods and he was always the nicest person and treated everyone with respect. Thank-you also to Champion Pet foods for the donation!!

  3. Thanks Champion and my husky thanks you , we will not complain about the smell again……now if only you could give us a deal on dog food ……lol

  4. This is one of the best things i read for a very long time. Thank you Champion Pet Foods. I will be a user of the Dog Park for sure. I just hope people pick up after their dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of the biggest problems in this town i see, if i walk my dogs, is the poop everywhere(now visible more than in winter with all the melting)!

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