Lumby's beloved Cooper the border collie has another calendar that goes on sale Saturday

Cooper Calendars are back

The Cooper Calendar is back - and in high demand.

For the second year, the North Okanagan's best-known canine has his own calendar and once again sales will benefit area non-profits.

Jerry Mason said the first batch of calendars last Christmas sold like hotcakes.

“Last year I had no idea how successful it would be,” said Mason. “The initial print last year was for 100 and I really thought I would have many left over, but the requests kept coming in.”

Mason ended up placing six orders for additional calendars to ensure everybody who wanted a calendar received one.

“This year, the initial order was 400 so we've saved a fair amount on postage,” said Mason, adding people were asking about the calendar three weeks ago.

“Last year, we sold 380 and raised $1,400 equally split between the Lumby Food Bank and Vernon SPCA. This year, our target is $2,000, again equally divided between the same organizations.”

Cooper became a social media darling after Mason started posting pictures of the loveable border collie on Facebook with the caption 'Where's Cooper.'

The posts quickly gained a following, making Cooper a four-legged star.

Cooper's Calendar will go on sale Saturday at the Remax Office on Shuswap Avenue in Lumby from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The 8x8 calendars are selling for $12.

People can also message Mason on Facebook for more ways to buy a calendar.

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