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Cat lovers don’t need an excuse to shower praise and adoration upon their fuzzy feline friends, but today provides as good an excuse as any.

That’s because August 8 is International Cat Day! The day was created by the International Fund for Animal Welfare in 2002 to honour and celebrate our cat companions, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a party at the Victoria Event Centre?

The party starts at 7 p.m., and will feature boardgames, cat puzzles, feature cocktails, and cat videos (of course). Attendees are encouraged but not required to wear their favourite cat attire, catsuit, or whiskers.

Tickets are $5, and the event is open for all ages (19+ bar). All proceeds from the door after rental space costs will go towards ongoing vet bills for party host Emily Lavender’s cat Alex.

And if you want to help other cats in the community, there will be opportunities to support other local cat rescues inside!

On that note, here are some cats, since that’s likely what you’re here for anyway.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BglIqR0n56X/?tagged=internationalcatday

Cat Party

Where: Victoria Event Centre, 1415 Broad Street

When: Wednesday, Aug. 8, 7–11 p.m.

Admission: $5; all-ages event with 19+ bar

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