Star Wars invades The Winnipeg Humane Society

The Winnipeg Humane Society will use the power of the dark side to raise funds for animals in its care. Newmindspace/Facebook

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Humane Society is heading over to the dark side and using the force to raise cash.

On March 20, stormtroopers, Darth Vadar and bounty hunters will be at the annual 1001 Donations Radio and Telethon to raise funds for the shelter.

This will be done with the help of the 501st Legion, an imperial Star Wars costuming club. The group will give Star Wars fans a chance to interact with the intergalactic villains and take part in a blaster range contest in exchange for donations to humane society.

“The bad guys will do some good for The WHS at the 1001 Donations Radio and Telethon,” said The Winnipeg Humane Society’s Event Manager, Jill Voth.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity for Stars Wars fans to get up close and personal with characters from the Star Wars series and see how detailed the costumes are.”