“Making a difference 4 paws at a time!" On Sunday, May 26, 2013, all dog owners in the National Capital Area are invited to take their four-legged friends and come together on Andrew Haydon Park, 3169 Carling Avenue, for “Dollars for Dogs”, a fundraiser in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind provides professionally trained guide dogs to more than 700 Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast. In 2010, Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind launched an Assistance Dogs Division, which trains assistance dogs for individuals in the Ottawa area with mobility-related disabilities.
Thanks to a bylaw wavier from the City of Ottawa, May 26 is the only day of the year that dogs are permitted at Andrew Haydon Park. So, take advantage of this opportunity and treat your pooch to a fun outing, which includes a 4km walk starting at 10:30am, dog social, BBQ, and door prizes to follow. If you don’t have a dog, you can still walk with us and support this great cause.
Feel free to raise pledges in advance of the walk. Entry forms are available by phoning 613-692-7777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also register online. Find the walk page at www.guidedogs.ca. Money raised will give back freedom and independence to someone in need of enhanced mobility through the use of a guide dog or assistance dog.