Walk for Dog Guides
Location: Copperview Park
Description:Imagine you’re about to cross the street without being able to see anything. You can hear cars flying by but you can’t see where they are, or if there are any obstacles or people you might bump into. Now imagine that again but with a Dog Guide, your four-legged companion who is in charge of guiding you and being your set of eyes, the one that keeps you safe.
The Granisle Walk for Dog Guides is being held on Sunday, May 26th.
Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. with the Walk starting at 11:00 a.m. at Copperville Park. To register, visit www.walkfordogguides.com. Dogs are welcome to participate, but you do not need one to join.
Held annually, the Walk has raised more than $15 million to-date. Thanks to the generous support of our national sponsor Pet Valu and local businesses, 100 per cent of the funds raised by each walker will go directly towards our six Dog Guide programs:
• Canine Vision Dog Guides, for people who are blind or visually impaired
• Hearing Dog Guides, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing
• Service Dog Guides, for people with a physical disability
• Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy
• Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children (aged 3-12) on the autism spectrum
• Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness
While each Dog Guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying Canadians. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, corporations, and fundraising activities. This is why the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is so important.
By participating in the Walk, you can help provide life-changing Dog Guides to Canadians with disabilities. For more information, to find a Walk and register or to make a donation, please visit
Granisle Lions Club