Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Ride for Dog Guides (logo)

About the Ride for Dog Guides

Lions Foundation of Canada's Ride for Dog Guides is a national 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 and takes place in communities across the country with all proceeds supporting the seven Dog Guide programs at Lions Foundation of Canada.

Ride for Dog Guides

Why Ride for Dog Guides?

To help provide Dog Guides at no cost to the growing number of Canadians who need them.

  • To enjoy a scenic route from the training facility in Oakville ON, to the breeding facility in Breslau, ON.
  • Anyone who rides a motorcycle is welcome! Passengers can register too and raise funds for Dog Guides.
  • Everyone is a winner! The money you raise goes towards Dog Guides and you could earn an incentive prize.

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides is a national charitable foundation that was created by the Lions of Canada. Its mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.

Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has been providing specially trained Dog Guides to men, women and children from coast to coast. In addition to training Dog Guides for people who are blind or visually impaired, Dog Guides are also trained to meet the needs of Canadians with hearing, medical and physical disabilities, epilepsy, autism and type 1 diabetes.

All Dog Guides and required training, including transportation and accommodation, are provided at no cost to qualified applicants. The Lions Foundation does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events like the Ride for Dog Guides

Dog Guides Canada operates seven programs:

Learn more about the Dog Guide training programs.