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Walk for Lucy’s Freedom (August 15, 2009)

posted 26 Aug 2010, 10:37 by Bhavithra Aloysious
Due to Valley Zoo restrictions, Lucy does not have the freedom to walk. Walking is essential to an elephant’s health, and lack of walking is contributing to Lucy’s death. Therefore, Friends of Lucy (FOL) is walking on Lucy’s behalf.


When: Saturday, August 15, 2009 at 10:30 AM

Where: Begins at City Arts Centre, 10943 – 84 Avenue (north of Whyte Avenue on 109 Street), and ends at Mill Creek Ravine Park, north of Whyte Avenue on 95A Street, Edmonton, Alberta.

Why: To raise public awareness of Lucy’s plight, and to obtain additional signatures for the FOL petition.


Fun: If you want, you can dress up in your favourite elephant theme clothing. Your friends, kids, and pets are welcome to dress up and attend as well! Here is a link to an elephant hat that you can make yourself out of a cast-off sweatshirt:

FOL t-shirts will also be made available. The t-shirts state “Put the Elephant Before the Zoo.” They are labeled as man’s size large, but comfortably fit ladies sized 10 to 12. FOL is not a registered non-profit organization and are not selling these t-shirts for a profit. To help reimburse the costs, the t-shirts are available for $7.50 per shirt. However, FOL can provide you with an iron-on decal free of charge that you can affix to a t-shirt of your own choosing should you wish to do so.


Refreshments: FOL will be providing light refreshments at the end of the walk.


Prizes: FOL will be awarding prizes for the best adult costume and the best child’s costume.

It is vital that you let FOL know if you are planning to attend the event and whether you will require a t-shirt or decal.


Contact:, or through our “Friends of Lucy” Facebook page.

Lucy desperately needs your participation!


Click here for the Facebook event (must be logged into Facebook).