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Annual Dog Walk Fundraiser Draws Large Crowd

by Shanine Sealey

The 8th annual Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides took place in Martensville on Sunday, May 29th. This event, organized by the Martensville & District Lions Club, helps to raise money to provide service dogs for families in need. Currently, there are two local families that the Lions Club is working towards providing dogs for; one Hearing Impaired Assistance Dog for a family where both parents are hearing impaired and another for a high school student that requires the assistance of a Special Service Dog.

Training of Service Dogs was delayed throughout the pandemic; however, steps are being taken to ensure that those in need will receive dogs as quickly as they can.

The dog walk took place at 2pm and began in Lions Park. Those participating then walked to Kinsmen Park and met at Cones Ice Cream where dogs were treated to pup cups, and then returned to Lions Park for a BBQ at 3pm.

Project Chairperson Doug Ward of the Lions Club was grateful the weather cooperated and stated that the fundraiser brought in over $13,000 so far.

“Thank you to all that came out and participated in this year’s live walk,” Ward said.

For more information about this event, or to find out how you can help support this community initiative, contact Project Chairperson Lion Doug Ward at 306-491-8914.

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