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We Raise Funds For the

Lions Foundation of  Dog Guides in two ways:

  • Through our silent auction at our Art in the Park event in mid August

  • Through your participation in our PetValue Walk for Dog Guides and our donations

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, our Art in the Park event is cancelled this year.

Please join us in supporting the Pet Valu Virtual Walk for Guide Dogs on May 30th, 2021 by logging in to the Uxbridge Lions Club donation page by visiting:

https://www.walkfordogguides.com/fundraisers/uxbridgelionsclub

In 2021, Uxbridge Walk for Dog Guides will be Virtual. 

 

We welcomed guides and their dogs, family and friends to support the Lions Foundation of Dog Guides Program and join Team Uxbridge & District Lions by joining our team at www.walkfordogguides.com

 

Participants can donate to the Uxbridge Lions Walk for Dog Guides through this link: https://www.walkfordogguides.com/fundraisers/uxbridgelionsclub.

If you would still like to donate, donations can be made directly from the website. 

Ideas for ways to participate included:

  • Walk around the block,

  • run on the treadmill at  home,

  • dance in the living room, or

  • jump on the trampoline,

  • all while practicing physically distancing.

For more information on Dog Guides of Canada, go to https://www.dogguides.com/index.html 

When you participate in the Uxbridge Lions Purina Dog Guides Walk, you are helping people through the following Dog Guide Programs:

 

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 or medical disability
Seizure Response for people who have epilepsy
Diabetic Alert for people who have diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
Facility Support for professional agencies assisting individuals in traumatic situations

 

Depending on the program, Dog Guides are trained to perform a set of basic skills depending on the needs of all  handlers and the specific needs of their future handler, such as for someone who is visually impaired or hearing impaired or for diabetic alert.

These videos show us how Dog Guides help people with medical and physical disabilities:

Lions Clubs, corporations and individual persons through their generous donations supply dogs (without cost) to persons needing them.
 
LIONS PET VALU WALK FOR DOG GUIDES and the UXBRIDGE & DISTRICT LIONS – 2017
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May 28, 2017 was truly- to borrow from U2- a Beautiful Day here in Uxbridge.

 

More than $6500 was raised today toward the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide Program.  Over 20 guide dogs and owners gave of their time and donated,as well as obtained pledges, to take part in a 5km walk around our town to raise support for the guide dog program, the awesome training facility in Oakville and the wonderful foster families who give their time and love to these pups for one year to acclimatize them to ‘real world’ places like shopping malls and churches so they can then be trained to do the work they do so well.

 

We learned from Sandy Turney of Dog Guides that there now are dogs trained to assist those with Type 1 Diabetes. A shout-out to Bob and Sue Armitage, personal friends of mine and the Uxbridge Lions, who have fostered 3 dogs in the past. Two families took part in the walk today with their autism-assist dog telling us how their lives have changed. One couple there has fostered 17 dogs in the past. WOOT WOOT!!

 

Remember to come to Art in the Park 3rd Weekend in August, this summer at Elgin Park and support our Silent Auction: 100 % of the proceeds go to the Guide Dog Program.

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