Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities
Events

Lions Foundation of Canada is grateful for the support of individuals and organizations who arrange their own events in support of Dog Guides. From golf tournaments,  garage/bake sales, races, rides to dress down days ... the only limit is your imagination! We are happy to work with you, and ensure a Dog Guide or a future Dog Guide puppy is in attendance – which is always an added benefit! You can also support Dog Guides by attending, volunteering or sponsoring any of our events.

To request a Dog Guides ambassador at your next event, please download and complete the Event Registration Form (right click and 'save link as') and email it to Events

For more information about hosting an event for Dog Guides please email Events or call (905) 842-2891, Ext. 226 or 1(800) 768-3030, Ext. 226.



Stay Home & Bid Online Auction

Beginning on Monday, March 18th until Monday, April 1st, online auction items will be available for bids throughout the full two weeks.

By participating in the Online Auction you will assist in providing specially trained Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with a medical or physical disability.

Bid from the comfort of your home on amazing items like a new Dyson Animal Vacuum, an Austin Matthews Signed Toronto Maple Leafs Jersey and many more great items!

To bid, simply visit DOG GUIDES ONLINE AUCTION and place your bid on the item of your choice.





Spring Open House

The event will be held on Saturday, April 13 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Foundation.

To learn more about this event, please contact Katie Gray at kgray@dogguides.com



Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

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 disabilities. Each Walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. To date, the Walk has raised more than $16 million!

For more information on joining the Walk, hosting a Walk, or to donate to its cause, please contact Amanda Wolters, Fundraising Coordinator at (905) 842-2891 Ext. 244, or visit: www.walkfordogguides.com



Ride for Dog Guides

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts!

Lions Foundation of Canada's Ride for Dog Guides is a fundraising event specially catered to motorcyclists. Ride for Dog Guides was first started in 2009 by the Saltwater Retreads and the Enfield/Elmsdale Lions Club in Nova Scotia. The event has since grown with new locations being added each year. All proceeds support the seven Dog Guide programs at Lions Foundation of Canada. Though each Ride for Dog Guides varies in activities, most follow a scenic pre-arranged route and offer refreshments, incentives, prizes and a poker run component.

Oakville ride this year is June 22, 2019.


For more information or if you would like to organize a Ride in your community, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email kgray@dogguides.com



Golf for Dog Guides

Become a fundraiser and host a golf tournament in support of Dog Guides or participate in one of the existing tournaments. Information on upcoming tournaments is included below. For more information, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email kgray@dogguides.com




Delta Bingo – Oakville

Dog Guides Canada is looking for motivated self-starters (and bingo enthusiasts!) who are able to volunteer at Delta Bingo in Oakville as verifiers. Delta Bingo is a smoke-free environment and provides fun charitable gaming events. Thanks to volunteers that assist at Delta Bingo we are able to secure $25,000 annually to support one dog guide team. If you believe you can commit for a 2 to 3 hours twice a year, we want to hear from you!

For more information, please contact Amanda Wolters, Fundraising Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 244 or email awolters@dogguides.com





Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Bowl

Calling all Bowling Leagues and those who love to bowl. Lions Foundation of Canada launched Dog Bowl nationally in the fall of 2013 after adopting the project from the Merritton and Garden City Lions Clubs of St. Catharines, Ontario. Through the support and dedication of these clubs, the event has grown and is now taking place in communities across Canada with all proceeds supporting the Canine Vision Dog Guide program at Lions Foundation of Canada. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Bowl provides awareness of people who are visually impaired through bowling fundraisers held across Canada. Through a blindfold or specialized glasses that mimic various eye diseases and disorders, each bowler experiences “seeing” and bowling through the eyes of someone who is visually impaired.

If you are interested in learning more or to inquire about hosting this unique event, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email kgray@dogguides.com