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Orillia walk will raise money to care for and train dog guides

This year's event takes place Sept. 30; walkers, donors are needed!
The 10th annual Pet Value Walk for Dog Guides takes place Sept. 30. Walkers and supporters are needed!


On Sunday, Sept. 30 at Couchiching Beach Park, the 10th annual Pet Value Walk for Dog Guides will take place.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. with the walk beginning at 11 a.m.

All money raised goes to the care and training of the dogs at Lions Foundation of Canada in their six different training programs:

  • Autism assistance dogs for children living with autism;
  • Canine vision dog guides for people who are living with blindness or who are visually impaired;
  • Diabetic alert dogs for people living withType 1 Diabetes;
  • Hearing ear dogs assisting people who are deaf or hard of hearing;
  • Service dogs assisting people in wheelchairs; and
  • Seizure response dogs assisting people living with Epilepsy

Dog Guides Canada has already provided specially trained dog guides to more than 2,764 men, women and children, all without any government funding. With your help, more people will experience the mobility, safety and independence a devoted dog guide brings.

The walk is for all ages and all fitness levels and people with or without a dog are welcome!

If more information is needed please visit the Pet Value Walk for Dog Guides website ( or Lions Foundation of Canada website ( or by contacting local organizer Laura Joyce by email: or telephone: 705-327-2068.

Please join Joyce and her dog guide, Norma Jean, for this worthwhile cause!