1st Annual Ride for Dog Guides June 25, 2011

Posted in: Clubs & Groups | June 07, 2011


The Riders Plus Insurance booth at the Tri City Motorcycle Expo in Kitchener, Ontario May 19 and 20, 2011 was beside the booth for the Ride for Dog Guides. All of the volunteers who manned the booth were truly fantastic people, very committed to the fine animals that put their hearts into their work all day every day, and to the people who depend upon them. Not only that, but these volunteers are also longtime veteran motorcycle riders. We are betting that this is going to be a remarkable and successful ride, and the beginning of a long running tradition.

On June 25, 2011 motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to change the lives of Canadians with disabilities by participating in the first annual Ride for Dog Guides. The Ride consists of a poker run between Oakville and Breslau, Ontario. Registration for the Ride opens at 10 a.m. at Lions Foundation of Canada (152 Wilson Street) in Oakville. Participants are encouraged to form teams with other riders and raise donations for Dog Guides. A minimum of $25 in donations is required to participate. For more information call Heather Fowler at (519) 648-3307 or emailhfowler@dogguides.com.

About Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides

Since 1983, Lions Foundation of Canada has provided specially trained Dog Guides at no cost to people of all ages from coast to coast. Each Dog Guide costs approximately $20,000 to raise and train yet they are provided at no cost to qualified applicants. Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides does not receive any government funding and relies on the support of fundraising events and donations from service clubs, corporations, foundations, individuals across the country to continue its success.

The Foundation trains five different types of Dog Guides:

Canine Vision Dog Guides – for people who are blind or visually impaired

Hearing Ear Dog Guides – 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 with epilepsy

Autism Assistance Dog Guides – for children with autism


Natalie Moncur, Communications Manager

1(800) 768-3030 Ext. 298


Heather Fowler, Event Organizer



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