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Guide Dog walk postponed


COURTNEY McCLURE

SCUGOG: The Port Perry Pet Valu Walk for Guide Dogs has been postponed until the autumn. Every year, this event is free for participants of all ages. But participants are encouraged by Guide Dogs to set a personal fund raising goal. Pet Valu hosts guide dog walks in approximately 300 communities across Ontario annually. Last year, about 300 walks took place across Canada, according to the official website for The Pet Valu Walk for Guide Dogs. And they have raised of over 18 million dollars since 1985. Last year the walk was held on May 26th. This year, it was planned for May 31st. On May 31st Pet Valu said they will be offering a virtual remembrance of past walks. The display will be set up as a slideshow for people who are interested in viewing the images. According to a notice Pet Valu wrote, their team has decided funds raised should be directed toward local food banks, first responders and healthcare professionals. “Now is not the time to lose our focus on flattening the curve,” they wrote. The Pet Valu Walk for Guide Dogs has been around for over 34 years and is a fundraiser supporting the Lions Foundation of Canadian Dog Guides. The walk raises money for Canadians with medical and physical disabilities.

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