Walk for Dog Guides returns to Fort Langley on Sunday

So far, more than $15 million has been raised for the Lions Foundation of Canada program

Langley residents and their four-legged “best friends” are invited to walk together on July 8 as part of the Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides.

The walk takes place in Fort Langley, with registration beginning at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 9:30 a.m. at the Fort Langley Lions Hall, 23022 88 Ave.

To register, visit www.walkfordogguides.com. Dogs are welcome to participate, but you do not need one to join.

Sponsored by Pet Valu and local businesses, the annual walk has so far raised more than $15 million, with 100 per cent of the funds raised by each walker going directly toward the six dog guide programs:

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

Hearing Dog Guides, for people who are deaf or hard of hearing

Service Dog Guides, for people with a physical disability

Seizure Response Dog Guides, for people who have epilepsy

Autism Assistance Dog Guides, for children (aged 3-12) on the autism spectrum

Diabetic Alert Dog Guides, for people who have type 1 diabetes with hypoglycemic unawareness

While each dog guide costs an average of $25,000, they are provided free of charge to qualifying Canadians.

Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides receives no government funding and relies solely on donations from individuals, corporations, and fundraising activities.

For more information, to find a walk and register or to make a donation, please visit www.walkfordogguides.com.

Just Posted

COMMUTER ALERT: Serious pedestrian crash closes Pacific Highway

Traffic along 176th Street, 4th to 8th Avenue, is blocked while Mounties continue to investigate.

B.C. Sports Hall of Fame to give Giants owner Ron Toigo W.A.C. Bennett Award

Head of Langley-based team has been involved with junior hockey since the 1990s

VIDEO: Young Langley boy uses his grief to help other kids suffering loss

Thursday Langley Hospice hosts its Paint the Town Blue campaign to spotlight child bereavement.

No charges against cop accused of stuffing money into sock during search

BC Prosecution Service says not enough evidence against Abbotsford officer

‘Scrap-metal sweetie’ makes Langley centrefold

Most pictures in Langley’s 2019 firefighters’ calendar feature members with their own pets.

People flocking to Vancouver Island city to see hundreds of sea lions

Each year the combination of Steller and California sea lions take over Cowichan Bay

Protesters confront Environment Minister in B.C.

Protesters wanting more for killer whales confront Catherine McKenna

Humans reshaping evolutionary history of species around the globe: paper

University of British Columbia researcher had the paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society

Toronto ‘carding’ activist Desmond Cole stopped by police in Vancouver

Cole says his experience reveals what daily life is like for black and Indigenous residents

Tubing, skating, light display part of new winter festival in Vancouver

Set to open Nov. 23, the six-week festival will take over Vancouver’s Concord Pacific Centre

Commercial trucks banned from left lane of Coquihalla

B.C.’s Ministry of Transportation has introduced a new program that hopes to prevent accidents and closures on the Coquihalla Highway.

B.C. on track to record same number of overdose deaths as last year

128 people died of overdoses in September, bringing the total to more than 1,100 so far in 2018

B.C. firefighters rescue horse stuck in mud

‘It happens more often than you’d think,’ says deputy chief

Regulatory confusion over ‘toxic’ stink near Abbotsford school

Officials sniffing out which regulators responsible for enforcing compliance at neighbouring property

Most Read