Community Involvement

We at Barndog are very proud of being able to sponsor some local organizations as well as taking an active part in a few fundraising committees in Saskatoon.

We have been involved with the Festival of Trees in Saskatoon for at least 20 years.  Barndog is the audio, lighting and video sponsor for this great event.  We also design a tree, well Cheryl designs a tree, the company donates the materials for the tree, and then the tree is sold at the festival. 

Barndog has worked with the Royal University Hospital Foundation Gala since 2006. This is always a lively event with a theme that challenges us every time. Over the years we have turned the Adam Ballroom at the Bessborough Hotel into many things. We have done an “Under the Sea”, Austin Powers 60’s, Haunted House, Circus Tent and a Moonlight Masquerade theme to list a few. This event furthers the Royal University Hospital in both equipment and patient care. This year is the year of the new Adult Emergency centre. Since 1999, RUH Foundation's Royal Ball has raised more than $1.5 million for RUH priorities.

In 2018 we got on board with the Children’s Discovery Museum and their fundraiser, “What’s for Dinner”. This event features several top chefs from Saskatoon creating a dinner, but which chef you get is unknown until you arrive and see your table. It’s a fun fundraiser that’s sure to raise a good amount for the new museum location, the former Mendel Art Gallery. This is one of those local organizations that Cheryl has asked to be involved with because they are group of people that will be sure to get the job done and will definitely benefit the Museum.

Barndog also partners up with Saskatoon Media Group and the Lions Clubs of Saskatoon and District for an incredible evening jam-packed with country music with a holiday flair. It’s a SaskCountry Christmas concert with proceeds going to the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery. We donate the audio and lighting systems used so they can keep their expenses down and offer more to the Nursery. We’ve worked many times with organizer David Thieme of the Saskatoon Lions club. He is very community involved also organizing fundraisers for local school food programs and more.

Small But Mighty is a childhood cancer awareness organization that came to us to rent an audio system for their fundraiser The Gold Walk, which takes place in September of each year. Their funds are donated to Childhood Cancer Canada and they work tirelessly to make people aware of children diagnosed with cancer so that more research will be done for these types of cancer. When we became aware of their work we decided to donate their audio system as well. It’s a small thing we can do but every small thing helps.

We personally and through Barndog donate to various dog shelters and rescue organizations as dogs are a big part of our life, as shown by the company name lol. Both Denny and Big Mike (Barndogs 5 and 6) are rescues we adopted through New Hope Dog Rescue so when they call for anything they need for the walkathon we are there for them. Cheryl Vickaryous