WESTERN Bulldogs defender Dale Morris is hopping into Ballarat to help get the city into an Easter mood.
The injured 'Dog will be meeting supporters in the club's Mair Street kennel on Thursday as part of a community open day.
Easter colouring-in competition and giveaways aim to help get people across the city ready for the Bulldogs' AFL return to Mars Stadium to face Brisbane Lions in three weeks' time.
Ballarat fans who sign up as a Bulldogs member on the day will have a chance to win a match-day experience for the bout with Brisbane, including a double-pass to the presidents' match day function, a double pass to the WB Lounge or a spot in the guard of honour.
The Bulldogs have a big task ahead of them against them with the in-form Lions on May 11 - the Lions boast a strong western Victorian flair in their line-up, including former Greater Western Victoria Rebels Jarrod Berry (Horsham Saints) and Hugh McCluggage (South Warrnambool).
Western Bulldogs' Ballarat Shop is open from 10am to 4pm with Morris to be in store from 12.30pm. Club mascots will also be out in force for the fun. The Bulldogs Shop is at 214 Mair Street, Ballarat.
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