Welcome to the Dogotherapy Day at VPU

The conclusion of an art and literary competition, music and dance performances, quizzes, games and competitions for the youngest – such attractions await everyone on 10 June. On that day, a Dogotherapy Day will be held at our University.

– More than 170 works from 14 institutions all over Poland were submitted to the ‘Dog Superpowers’ competition,’ says dr Judyta Popiołek, head of the Academic Centre for Therapy and Integral Development at VPU, a specialist in canine therapy working for the Canituus Foundation, which organised the competition.

As dr Popiolek points out, the variety of entries was amazing and inspiring, and each work was unique and full of personal expression.

– Such great interest in our ‘doggy’ competition is proof that love and affection for animals knows no boundaries and can unite people regardless of differences,’ adds dr Popiołek. – Six short stories about dog superpowers were also submitted, one of which was awarded.

The jury that evaluated the submitted works included the President, founder and Chancellor of VPU, Associate Professor Henryk Stefanek, Vice President of VPU and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences Dr Mateusz Stefanek, Professor of VPU, and representatives of the Canituus Foundation, the organiser of the event, including dr Judyta Popiołek.

The final award ceremony and prize presentation will take place on Monday, 10 June.

But there will be more attractions. Here is the programme:

  • At 10 a.m. the Dogotherapy Day will be officially opened by the university authorities (auditorium B-213)-
  • At 10.15 a.m. we will see a music and dance performance by artists and volunteers from the Słoneczko Association entitled ‘To the jingling wardrobe, throw a penny’ (auditoriuml B-213).
  • At 11 a.m. the artistic and literary competition ‘Dog Superpowers’ will be adjudicated, prizes will be awarded and an exhibition of works will take place (auditorium in the main building).

There will also be quizzes and games for children, competitions with prizes, sweet refreshments and a meeting with therapy dogs. All this in the auditorium in the main building of the university.

The organisers of the event are: Canituus Foundation, Vincent Pol University, Foundation for Youth Development and Lub-Eko-Plus.

The Honorary Patronage of the Dogotherapy Day was taken by the Mayor of Lublin.

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