Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities

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.

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! The National Walk date next year is Sunday, May 26th 2019, however some communities host on alternate dates. For more information on joining the Walk, hosting a Walk, or to donate to its cause, please contact Tara Monks, Walk Manager at (905) 842-2891 Ext. 231, or visit:

Online Auction

With cooler weather heading our way, we’ve got the perfect fall plans! Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is hosting their annual online auction from Monday, November 19 at 9am to Monday, December 10 at 9am. Get in the holiday spirit and start off your holiday shopping while supporting the foundation! Bid on a wide selection of items from jewelry to dog accessories to gift certificates and so much more. Visit to participate. 100% proceeds support the program.

For more information please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email

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 six 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.
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

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

  •  Upcoming Golf tournaments

    • Monday August 20th     
      Bracebridge Lions Golf Tournament       
      Muskoka Highlands Golf Course
      Bracebridge, On

      11:30 Lunch – 1:00PM Shotgun Start

      The date is set and your chance at getting a Hole in One doesn’t get any better than this!

      Welcome to the Kubota North Par 3 Shootout in support of DogGuides Canada. Your participation will raise funds to cover the training costs of “Gavin” the 2018 resident Labrador Retriever in training at Muskoka Highlands Golf Club. All proceeds donated to DogGuides Canada in Association with our local Lions Foundation. Format is a 2-person Team Scramble with 18 Par 3’s all insured for $5,000 as well as special sponsor prizes including a 2018 B-Series KUBOTA TRACTOR. Closest to the Pin winner’s will Shootout for $25,000 at the conclusion of the event.

      The Tournament starts with a Pizza Lunch and onto a 1PM Shotgun Start, followed by Prizes, Live Auction and the famous Lions Club Steak Dinner.
      Registration is $195.00 per player with riding cart, $180.00 if you prefer to walk. Don’t Delay as this popular Tournament Format will fill quickly and space is limited to 108 Golfers. You can register online at or by calling the clubhouse at 705-646-1060. Several Sponsorship opportunities are available including:

      $1,400 EXECUTIVE HOLE SPONSOR which includes 6 Player Entry Rounds

      Register Online

      Contact: Donald MacKay

Downward dog with future Dog Guide PUPPIES

Come out for an energizing yoga session and support a worthy cause! All funds raised will help the Lions Foundation of Canada's mission of providing Dog Guides at no cost to Canadians with a medical or physical disability.

Our puppy yoga event suitable for students who are relatively new to yoga or looking to deepen their knowledge of foundational poses. This class focuses on the fundamentals of postures, including breathwork and attention to alignment, while incorporating dynamic flow and varied sequences. All with puppies that will soon become Dog Guides!

To purchase tickets and complete the waiver form visit:

Sat, September 22, 2018 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

For more information, please contact Amanda Wolters, Fundraising Administrative Assistant & Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 244 or email

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 Administrative Assistant & Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 244 or email

Fall Open House

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides’ Open House features a tour of the training facility, a silent auction, and live demonstrations from each of our Dog Guide programs. It’s also your chance to learn about our volunteer and foster puppy programs – and to meet future Dog Guide puppies! 

There’s no need to register to attend our Open House, as tours will be held throughout the day on October 13. The Open House is a free event, although our Foundation is accepting donations in support of each of the seven Dog Guides programs

We’re looking forward to seeing you at this family-friendly event at our main facility in Oakville.

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