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Annual Walk for Dog Guides

by Sylene Argent

On Sunday morning, the sun was shining, birds were chirping, and loyal canines enjoyed a walk around Sadler’s Nature Park with their families as part of the local leg of the nation-wide Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides event.

  Annually, members of the Essex & District Lions Club host this event to support the Lions Foundation of Canada’s Dog Guides program, based out of Oakville, Ontario. Through the program, dog guides are provided to approved candidates for a variety of needs. Each dog can cost up to $25,000, but are presented to their companions free of charge.

Essex Centre’s 2018 event attracted around a dozen participants, with their furry friends by their side, and raise just over $1200.

  For more information about the event, log onto


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