Walk for Dog Guides gives new leash on life

The annual event raises funds for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

The Purina Walk for Dog Guides is celebrating 30 years of supporting Canadians with physical and medical disabilities, and Victoria is hosting one of more than 200 walks taking place across the country this spring.

The annual event raises funds for Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides, a national charitable organization which breeds, trains, and places service dogs with qualifying applicants.

The walk in Victoria is organized by the Gordon Head Lions Club.

“A lot of time, money, and resources go into training a service dog, and the organization is able to provide them at no cost to Canadians who need them,” said Victoria resident Lyne England, the walk’s organizer and member of Gordon Head Lions Club.

“These wonderful dogs make such a difference to people and their families, and I hope the community here will support that effort.”

The Victoria Walk is May 31 at Ogden Point. Registration and sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m., and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

To register or donate, please go online to purinawalkfordogguides.com.

 

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