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Walk for Dog Guides

Are You Walking?
Stony Plain Lions Club- Walk for Dog Guides
May 26, 2019 – Lions Hidden Park (50th St & 54th Ave – enter from lane )
Register For the Walk | Donate Now | Create a Team
https://walkfordogguides.com/locations/walk.cfm?ID=1838
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.

Stony Plain Lions 60th Anniversary

Stony Plain Lions Club will celebrate its 60 year anniversary on September 16, 2017 by holding a Charter Anniversary Banquet at Heritage Park.

Since the club’s chartering in 1957, its members have worked on a variety of projects in the local community, such as building a Bridge over Whispering Waters; supplying a playground in the Lions Hidden Park; providing the first HandiBus for the town and  $50,000 to purchase a HandiVan on our 50th Anniversary and replace it with $60,000 funding on our 60th Anniversary. Our Legacy Project is our donation of $250,000 to the town for the Heritage Park Centre which coincides with 100 years of Lions Clubs and 150 years since Confederation.

Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone to sponsoring the 1st Stony Plain Scouts; MedicAlert memberships to students; purchasing shelving for the library, donated the equipment for the Teen Room, the Library expansion’s reading room was furnished by the Lions and help fund the annual Summer Reading Program; supporting the Tender Hearts Foundation every Christmas with funds, wrapping and helping deliver gifts to seniors in local nursing facilities, assisted living lodges; donating to Victim Services; purchasing furnishings for a “quiet room”, donated the funds for landscaping an area, supplied two outdoor benches in Memory of Jacob “Decker” Kulak and Alec Boychuck, for the use of patients and their visitors at WestView Health Centre, as well as purchased an X-Ray machine for the old Stony Plain Hospital, along with other Lions clubs in the area; donating annually to help fund campers at Camp He-Ho-Ha and aid in necessary repair of their facilities; supporting the Alberta Foundation for Diabetes Research; CNIB; the Travelling Diabetes Resource Program; Lions Quest, a school-based comprehensive youth development programs; Eye Institute of Alberta; a new floor at the Pioneer Museum and a cooler for the Tea House; annual donation to STARS (initially named Lions Air Ambulance Service) a service Alberta Lions started.

We also support International Projects through the Lions Clubs International Foundation, which provides funding for humanitarian causes throughout tje world. With funding from LCIF, Lions carry out large scale humanitarian projects in their community. Since LCIF began in 1968, it has awarded more than 10,000 grants totaling more than $700 million.
The SightFirst mission is to build eye care systems in underserved communities to fight blindness and vision loss and assist blind and visually impaired persons.
LCIF and Lions are collaborating with the Measles Initiative partners to rescue children worldwide from measles.

The club is currently providing eye screening in schools throughout Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County; sponsoring a Peace Poster Contest in local schools; present Canadian flags and certificates during Lions Pride at local schools; hosting Fun in the Hidden Park every August for kids 4-12;  we collect used eyeglasses and distribute them to needy people in developing countries.

According to Tina Ranson, club president, “We are proud of our club’s 60 years of service to the community. The Lion club members thank everyone who contributes to this important work. You are truly helping Lions make a difference in our community.”

The Stony Plain Lions Club has 29 members and meets on first & third Monday at 7:00 PM at the Stony Plain Lions RV Park. Lions clubs are a group of men and women who identify needs within the community and work together to fulfill those needs. For more information or to get involved with the Stony Plain Lions Club, please contact Joan at 780 963-5654 or Tina at 780 619-2691.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.

Walk for Dog Guides

Are You Walking?
Stony Plain Lions Club– Walk for Dog Guides
May 28, 2017 – Lions Hidden Park (50th St & 54th Ave)
Register For the Walk | Donate Now | Create a Team
https://walkfordogguides.com/locations/walk.cfm?ID=1101

For more than 30 years, the  Walk for Dog Guides has been a vital national fundraiser in support of Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. Taking place in more than 240 communities across Canada, the Walk raises funds to provide life-changing Dog Guides to Canadians with physical and medical disabilities at no cost to them.

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.

Providing specially trained Dog Guides through six distinct programs meeting a wide range of needs, Dog Guides increase the independence, mobility, and safety of their handlers.
Canine Vision for people who are blind or visually impaired
Hearing Ear 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

Memorial Bench Dedications

In Memory of Two Stony Plain Lions Members that passed away, we are dedicating Memorial Benches in their honour.

Lion Gordie Assinger and
Past District Governor Lion Gerry Repecka

Date: Monday, July 4, 2016
Time: 5:00 PM
Place: Stony Plain Lions RV Park & Campground
9 Granite Drive,  Stony Plain,  AB  T7Z 1V8

Lions Meeting

Children Eye Screening

Guests: Include A Contingent From The Parkland School Division

Presenters: District Governor Lion Hank Hoekstra & Lion Sharon Hoekstra

Monday, October 19, 2015 at 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Stony Plain Lions RV Park
9 Granite Drive, Stony Plain, AB T7Z 1V8

Chicken Night

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