Old Per­li­can to host Walk for Dog Guides

The Compass - - SPORTS -

Old Per­li­can is one of 140 com­mu­ni­ties across Canada, which will take part in the Pu­rina Walk for Dog Guides next month.

The Lions Foun­da­tion of Canada/Dog Guides Canada’s largest an­nual fundraiser is sched­uled to take place Sun­day, May 31.

While the cost of plac­ing and train­ing a Dog Guide is ap­prox­i­mately $20,000, Dog Guides, in­clud­ing all re­quired train­ing, travel and ac­com­mo­da­tion are pro­vided at no cost to el­i­gi­ble candidates.

One hun­dred per cent of the pro­ceeds from the walk go di­rectly to­wards the Lions Foun­da­tion of Canada and its Dog Guide pro­grams.

The Foun­da­tion trains Dog Guides to help peo­ple who are blind or vis­ually im­paired, deaf or hard of hear­ing, or who have other med­i­cal or phys­i­cal dis­abil­i­ties.

The Foun­da­tion does not re­ceive any gov­ern­ment fund­ing.

The Dog Guides have the abil­ity to make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of Cana­di­ans with dis­abil­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion visit: www. ouri­nawalk­for­dog­guides.com

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