BENJAMIN PRIEBE The Standard
The Uxbridge Lions Club held their annual pancake breakfast at the Uxbridge Arena Hall, on Saturday, March 29. With a strong turnout of over 350 hungry guests – the Lions raised a substantial amount of money for their youth hockey programs and other community projects.
"We had a great turnout this year, far better than last year," said Larry Peet, a member of the Uxbridge Lions Club. "We appreciate the continuing support of the community, every little bit helps."
Now that Spring has sprung, the coming months will be busy for the Lions – with a weekend voluntary road toll on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25 in the Canadian Tire plaza in Uxbridge, followed quickly by the annual Purina Walk For Dog Guides on Monday, May 26.
Taking place at noon in Elgin Park, this Lions Foundation of Canada event, which has been operating across the country since 1985, will aim to raise funding for guide dogs for the visually impaired.
Participants are encouraged register and gain pledges for their walk by picking up a sponsorship form at Pet Valu, Global Pet Foods, and G&C Pet Centre, or online at www.purinawalkfordogguides.com.
Lions Foundation of Canada's mission is to assist Canadians with a medical or physical disability by providing them Dog Guides at no cost.
To do this, the Foundation operates Dog Guides Canada, a preeminent national training school and charity that assist individuals with disabilities through specialized Dog Guide programs.
These Dog Guides are provided at no cost to eligible Canadians from coast to coast despite costing $25,000 to train and place.
The event begins with registration at noon, and a 5k walk around scenic Uxbridge departing at 1 p.m.
The Lions will be supplying water for pets to drink, and operating a lunch booth for participants to grab a bite to eat.
The Uxbridge Lions are looking for new and energetic members to be a part of their team, for more information on events or volunteering, please call Larry Peet at 905-852-1795.
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