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Stony Plain Lions Club- Walk for Dog Guides
May 26, 2019 – Lions Hidden Park (50th St & 54th Ave – enter from lane )
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Sign in 11:00AM • Walk Start 12:00PM
The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in approximately 300 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with visual, hearing, medical or physical disabilities. Each Walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. To date, the Walk has raised more than $17 million! Communities host Walks in the Spring and Fall.
A family and dog-friendly event that welcomes participants of all ages and abilities, The Walk for Dog Guides relies on the generous support of volunteers, donors, and partners to meet its goal of giving Canadians a new leash on life.
Lions Foundation of Canada trains Dog Guides to assist Canadians with a wide range of disabilities. With seven programs in place, Canadians with disabilities are offered the opportunity to find greater independence, mobility and safety through the help of a Dog Guide.
Depending on the program, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills that are useful to all handlers. However, some of their training is also tailored to meet the specific needs of their future handler. In the final stage of training, the client and Dog Guide train and live together at the Oakville facility for two to four weeks. This helps to ensure that the new working team develops a bond and prepares them for their next step – returning home.
Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired
Hearing for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
Autism Assistance for children who have autism spectrum disorder
Service for people who have a physical disability
Seizure Response for people who have epilepsy
Diabetic Alert for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
Support for use by professional agencies with individuals in traumatic situations
Why Walk for Dog Guides?
- To help provide Dog Guides at no cost to the growing number of Canadians who need them.
- To enjoy a fun day out in your community. Walk with your friends, family and co-workers.The event is pet friendly but you don’t need a dog to participate.
- Everyone is welcome – all ages and abilities – and you are not required to complete the route to participate.
- Everyone is a winner! The money you raise goes towards this important program and you could earn an incentive prize.
There is no registration fee and 100% of the funds you raise will go towards the cause.