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 Events or call (905) 842-2891, Ext. 226 or 1(800) 768-3030, Ext. 226.

Annual General Meeting

October 19, 2019

Lions Foundation of Canada’s annual general meeting will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 3:30 p.m. at 152 Wilson St. Oakville, Ontario. New board members will be elected, and the incoming Chairperson of the board will be announced. Recognition will also be given to the dedicated volunteers who gave more than 100 hours of their time over the past year, as well as the announcement of 2019 individual and corporate patrons. All are welcome to attend.

Stay at Home and Bid Online Auction

Runs from November 4th at 9 a.m. to November 18 at 9 a.m. Visit to participate. All items will be live the entire duration of the event. Such items available for bidding are jewelry, art, gift cards, sport memorabilia and much more.

Pet Pictures with Santa

Date: November 23
Time: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: 152 Wilson Street in Oakville, ON

Attend our 2nd annual Pet pictures with Santa event held on Saturday November 23rd. Kickoff the holiday season with the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.

Capture a candid memento of you and your pet, or you and one of our future Dog Guides puppies.

A donation of $20.00/per person to partake in the pictures with Santa is required.

Each donation will ensure participants receive one printed photo copy.
Also, our gift shop will be open for some early holiday shopping. Come spend the afternoon with us!

We will be serving warm hot chocolate and apple cider for sale. As well as, sweets for both Dogs and their humans. We look forward to seeing you there.

Delta Bingo – Oakville

Dog Guides Canada is looking for motivated self-starters (and bingo enthusiasts!) who are able to volunteer at Delta Bingo in Oakville as verifiers. Delta Bingo is a smoke-free environment and provides fun charitable gaming events. Thanks to volunteers that assist at Delta Bingo we are able to secure $25,000 annually to support one dog guide team. If you believe you can commit for a 2 to 3 hours twice a year, we want to hear from you!

For more information, please contact Katie Gray,

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Bowl

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

Golf for Dog Guides

Become a fundraiser and host a golf tournament in support of Dog Guides or participate in one of the existing tournaments. Information on upcoming tournaments is included below. For more information, please contact Katie Gray, Events & Volunteer Coordinator (905) 842-2891 Ext. 226 or Email

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

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 $17 million!

For more information on joining the Walk, hosting a Walk, or to donate to its cause, please contact Merilyn DeFazio, Manager, Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides and Events, at (905) 842-2891 Ext. 231, or

Ride for Dog Guides

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 22, 2019.

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