Tour de Corgi was founded in 2014, by corgi owner, Tracy Stewart, after she saw Facebook videos of SoCal Corgi Beach Day.
When she Googled to learn more about the corgi beach day, she found other corgi events like Portland’s Corgi Walk on the Pearl and DC’s Corgi March on Washington.
This made Tracy think, ‘Why not have a corgi event in Fort Collins? …But, what would the name be? …It should be something associated with the community. …How about ‘Tour de Corgi?’ …It would be a crazy carnival parade like ‘Tour de Fat’ only with corgis.’ So, she created a group page and event on Facebook.
Tracy figured she’d be lucky if her own corgi associates showed up. But instead, it went viral on Facebook. When the number of participants got close to one hundred, she knew she would need permits, a budget, and most of all, help! So, she formed another Facebook Group, the Tour de Corgi Planning Committee. And, luckily quite a few corgi lovers stepped up to lend a paw.
The first event took place at Library Park on a Saturday October 3, 2015. It paraded down College Ave. around Old Town Square and back. Hundreds of corgi families participated. The corgis, families and parade observers had a great time socializing and laughing at all the cute corgis and costumes. They couldn’t wait to do it again. So, the ‘3rd Annual Tour de Corgi’ was born.
The Tour de Corgi is a Corgi Meet-Up and carnival parade of corgis through Old Town Fort Collins. It will be held Saturday September 28th, 2019 at Civic Center Park and Old Town Fort Collins
The 4 Paws Pet Pantry helps to keep pets out of shelters by providing low income families with pet food. Low Riders of the West is dedicated to rescuing small dogs from high kill shelters throughout the Southwest and finding new homes for them. The Wyoming Dachshund and Corgi Rescue is active across the region rescuing dogs from shelters, and helping them find forever homes.
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Thanks to our 2018 committee members:
Malini Ramakumar Bartels
And, more to follow!