Providing Dog Guides to Canadians with Disabilities

Lions Foundation of Canada is grateful for the support of individuals and organizations who arrange their own events in support of Dog Guides. From golf tournaments,  garage/bake sales, races, rides to dress down days ... the only limit is your imagination! We are happy to work with you, and ensure a Dog Guide or a future Dog Guide puppy is in attendance – which is always an added benefit! You can also support Dog Guides by attending, volunteering or sponsoring any of our events.

To request a Dog Guides ambassador at your next event, please download and complete the Event Registration Form (right click and 'save link as') and email it to Events

For more information about hosting an event for Dog Guides please email Katie or call (905) 842-2891, Ext. 226 or 1 (800) 768-3030, Ext. 226

The annual spring Open House will be on Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lions Foundationís training school in Oakville. Enjoy a tour of the school and learn more about the Dog Guide programs while observing demonstrations and you can visit with puppies.

For more information, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email

Stay Home & Bid Online Auction

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (9:00 a.m) - Monday, April 13 (until 9:00 a.m.)

Visit: on April 1st to place your bid on a variety of items from across the country!

All proceeds from the Stay Home and Bid Online Auction will benefit Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides and its Dog Guide programs.

For more information or to donate an item, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email l

Delta Bingo

Throughout the year, Delta Bingo hosts special nights where proceeds go towards Dog Guides Canada. We are always looking for volunteers to help facilitate this fun event. For more information, please contact Sara at

Calling all Bowling Leagues and those who love to bowl. Lions Foundation of Canada launched Dog Bowl nationally in the fall of 2013 after adopting the project from the Merritton and Garden City Lions Clubs of St. Catharines, Ontario. Through the support and dedication of these clubs, the event has grown and is now taking place in communities across Canada with all proceeds supporting the Canine Vision Dog Guide program at Lions Foundation of Canada. The Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Bowl provides awareness of people who are visually impaired through bowling fundraisers held across Canada. Through a blindfold or specialized glasses that mimic various eye diseases and disorders, each bowler experiences “seeing” and bowling through the eyes of someone who is visually impaired.

If you are interested in learning more or to inquire about hosting this unique event, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email

Many businesses, organizations and individuals host a golf tournament in support of Dog Guides or participate in one of the existing tournaments. If you would like to host a golf tournament for Dog Guides, please contact Julie, Director of Development (905) 842-2891 Ext. 223 or Email

The Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides is a national fundraising walk held in approximately 300 communities across Canada. It raises funds to help train Dog Guides for Canadians with disabilities. Each Walk is organized by local volunteers with support from Lions Foundation of Canada. To date, the Walk has raised more than $18 million! Our national walk date is Sunday, May 31, 2020.

For more information on participating or hosting a Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides in your area, please contact Andrea Stevens, Manager, Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides and Events, at (905) 842-2891 Ext. 231, or

Calling all motorcycle enthusiasts!

Lions Foundation of Canada's Ride for Dog Guides is a fundraising event specially catered to motorcyclists. Ride for Dog Guides was first started in 2009 by the Saltwater Retreads and the Enfield/Elmsdale Lions Club in Nova Scotia. The event has since grown with new locations being added each year. All proceeds support the seven Dog Guide programs at Lions Foundation of Canada. Though each Ride for Dog Guides varies in activities, most follow a scenic pre-arranged route and offer refreshments, incentives, prizes and a poker run component.

BMO Oakville Ride for Dog Guides this year is June 20, 2020.

For more information or if you would like to organize a Ride in your community, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email