10 Year Anniversary

Join us this September as B.A.R.K. celebrates 10 years! 

Get ready to celebrate UBCO!

For 10 years B.A.R.K. has been dedicated to exploring the role of therapy dogs in fostering well-being on campus and in the community. To celebrate hitting this milestone achievement there will be events and activities happening throughout September 2022.

We also want to take the time to thank all of those who have made this program possible, from our student visitors and volunteers to our handlers – and especially our dogs!

Share Your Story

Help us get ready to celebrate! We’re looking for B.A.R.K. fans to share a special B.A.R.K. memory, tell us why you love B.A.R.K. or just send a ‘thanks’! Messages will be used to promote B.A.R.K. and its 10-year anniversary.

As a thank you for taking the time to share, you will be entered into a draw for a prize pack. Winners will be drawn and notified on October 1, 2022 by email.



Past Events

Special Drop-In

Friday, September 9

Join B.A.R.K. for the first drop-in of the season as we kick off our 10 year celebrations. There will be draw prizes and treats.

Event takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in EME 1123.

Meet & Greet with the UBCO Heat

Saturday, September 10

B.A.R.K. is excited to be cheering on the UBCO Heat Women’s Soccer team as they play against the Regina Cougars! Come say hi before watching the game.

Game starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Nonis Sports Field. Free to attend.


Stretch and Cuddles

Monday, September 12

Join UBCO Athletics and Recreation for Yoga followed by a B.A.R.K. Session to celebrate 10 years of B.A.R.K.!

5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. | Yoga with UBCO Yoga Instructor Josee
6:00 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. | B.A.R.K. Session

B.A.R.K. Hidden Gifts

September 12 to 16

UBC Okanagan Library is excited to welcome you back to campus! The library will be hiding gifts including a few special B.A.R.K. items in the bookshelves. Check their social media (@ubcolibrary) for clues to their locations. Gifts are in brown paper bags clearly marked with a blue and pink gift logo.

Paws for Applause

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24   |   3 to 5 p.m.

Join us as we reflect on and celebrate 10 years of memories, friendships and wagging tails. We want to thank all of you who have made this program possible, from our student visitors and volunteers to our handlers and dogs!