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Saturday, 25 May 2013

May 26 Omemee Walk for Dog-Guides Challenge!

Kawartha Lakes Walks for Dog Guides

Do you know someone who has a Dog Guide or someone who may need one? In Canada,  LIONS Foundation of Canada is one of the groups who raise, train and provide six different types of Dog Guides.
These service dogs are provided free to qualified applicants.

Types of Dog Guides Trained by LIONs Foundation of Canada 

Lions Foundation of Canada trains six different types of Dog Guides

  • Canine Vision Dog Guides: for people who are blind or visually impaired 
  •  Hearing Ear Dogs: for people who are deaf or hard of hearing 
  • Special Skills Dog Guides: for people with a medical or physical disability 
  • Seizure Response Dog Guides: for people who have epilepsy 
  • Autism Assistance Dog Guides: for children with autism 
  • Diabetic Alert Dog Guides: for people 10 or older, with type 1 Diabetes & hypoglycemic unawareness 

Don Mitchell Omemee Encorages All to Join In! 

Join in ! Help make sure those who need assistance do not walk alone.
Don Mitchell, Omemee donning his Purina Walk for Dog Guides hat, welcomes walkers joining him Sunday May 26, 2013 raising funds with LIONs for Dog Guides. Don, an active participant in the Omemee Walk for Dog Guides, says it is an enjoyable walk beginning at Omemee Curling Club on James Street, to Omemee Roadside Cafe,then north on Sibley Avenue, along the Kawartha Rail Trail to Robertson's Garage, then back to Omemee Curling Club.
If you would like to walk the trail with Don, forms are available from LIONs members, at Omemee Foodland, and online.
Want to sponsor Don? Catch him walking around Omemee, or sign one of his pledge forms at Omemee Panda Express, or Heaven on Seven.
All you need to participate in the LIONs Walk for Dog Guides walkathon is good walking shoes and a pledge sheet. Dogs are welcome too, but not necessary.  Walkers can register and donate online at PurinaWalkforDogGuides.com. 

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