A Fun Way To Support Prairie Dog!

Hello! As you know, Prairie Dog is a beloved and well-established institution and Regina (usually) does a great job of making us feel appreciated (Thank you!).


In our 20th anniversary issue next week, we aim to run a 20th Anniversary Card Of Supportapalooza. WTF is that, you ask? Basically, it’s like a magical birthday card that readers can buy to congratulate us for being old and still alive.

Is it a shameless cash grab? Well, maybe a little — but after 20 years of publishing a free paper I reckon we’ve earned the right to panhandle once in a blue moon. Besides, this is a good deal for you readers because we have a terrible track record of investing revenue in our newspaper rather than our bank accounts. If this thing is a success, you guys will benefit by having even better stuff to read!

Now, the bad news: we’ve promoted this thing for a month but so far, we only have six messages. Six!

Oh dear.

Okay, okay. I know for a fact that Prairie Dog is loved by more than six people in this city. So rather than cancelling the Card Of Supportapalooza and sulking, we’re going to chalk this dismal failure-in-progress up to shitty weather and general confusion — and extend the deadline to Saturday at 5:00 p.m.

(Which is fitting, because Saturday Feb. 2 is the actual anniversary of our first issue’s publication!)

Wander over here to buy a 20-year-old dog a small can of delicious love!

Thanks everybody!

Author: Stephen Whitworth

Prairie Dog editor Stephen Whitworth was carried to Regina in a swarm of bees. He's been with Prairie Dog since May 1999 and will die at his keyboard before admitting his career a terrible, terrible mistake.

2 thoughts on “A Fun Way To Support Prairie Dog!”

  1. Folks, when Montreal lost our free English weeklies, the Hour and the MTL Mirror, it was devastating. We lost alternative voices for, and records of, the activist/non-profit/indie business/art communities (CultMTL rose from these ashes, thankfully). Regina, I urge you to recognize and celebrate all the ways that your true independent weekly the Prairie Dog supports your city, records your lives, and celebrates culture, by way of things like the Annual Best Of issue, Folk Festival guide, interviews with touring bands, restaurant reviews, alternate news coverage and more. Please share the link and urge anyone you know who’s read/been in/lined their kitty litter tray with the Prairie Dog to buy them a 20th anniversary birthday message!

  2. It would be cool if orgs and groups in the community shared this on their Facebook pages and social media to get their supporters in on this awesomeness!

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