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Here is a listing of upcoming events:
Date Event Description Location
2019-04-01WESTJET Gift of Flight Raffle -

Win a trip to ANYWHERE...WestJet Flies. Los Angeles; London, England; Kingston, Jamaica; or wherever your heart and imagination lead you! Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has launched a raffle for a WestJet "Gift of Flight". You can win a return trip for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination. A maximum of 705 tickets will be sold. Cost is $20.00 per ticket. The draw is November 29, 2019. The prize of a Gift of Flight has been donated by WestJet with 100% of the proceeds supporting the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Tickets and additional information are available by phoning (613) 692-7777, or during business hours at the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind's National Training Centre, 4120 Rideau Valley Dr N, Manotick, Ontario. Flights are from City A to City B and must return from City B to City A - no open jaw bookings. The winner is responsible for taxes & fees associated with the flight, upon booking. Complete raffle rules are available upon request. Raffle open to Ontario residents only, 18 or older. To purchase tickets online, go to www.guidedogs.ca and click on the WestJet logo. License # M820208
Ontario
2019-05-27Dining in the Dark at Chances R -

Chances R and Beau’s present the 10th annual Dining in the Dark “Unseen Cuisine” in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. There will be two sessions on Monday, May 27, 2019 at 5:00pm and 7:30pm. Doors open one hour before. Tickets are $45. The restaurant is blacked-out while you dine in the dark with a four-course meal with Beau’s beer pairing. Get your tickets soon, as this event sells out quickly! Tickets are available in-person only at Chances R.
Ottawa, Ontario Chances R Restaurant 1365 Woodroffe Avenue, College Square
2019-05-30City of Ottawa 16th annual AccessAbility Day -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will be at Ottawa City Hall for the City of Ottawa’s 16th annual AccessAbility Day on Thursday, May 30, 2019. We will be set up for the resource fair from 9:15am-2:00pm, plus provide a presentation about our programs and services and be part of a panel discussion. This event is open to the public and will highlight many services, programs and facilities making life more accessible for people with disabilities in Ottawa.
Ottawa, Ontario Ottawa City Hall 110 Laurier Avenue West
2019-05-31Dickinson Day Parade -

Look for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in the annual Dickinson Day Parade in our hometown location of Manotick, Ontario. It’s a tribute to the founding father of the village of Manotick. The parade makes its’ way down Manotick Main Street starting at 7:00pm.
Manotick, Ontario Manotick Main Street
2019-06-01Doors Open Ottawa -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will participate in Doors Open Ottawa on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 10:00am-4:00pm. Stop by our National Training Centre for tours, training demonstrations, and to meet guide dogs and guide dogs in training. Parking is free, but very limited. Carpooling is encouraged. Admission is free.
Manotick, Ontario Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind National Training Centre 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North
2019-06-23Nine & Dine Golf Fun Day & Lobster Dinner -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host our 6th annual Nine & Dine Golf Fun Day & Lobster Dinner at The Meadows Golf & Country Club, 4335 Hawthorne Road, on Sunday, June 23, 2019. The day features 9-holes of golf with cart, plus a scrumptious, full lobster dinner to follow (chicken and vegetarian options too). Shotgun start is 2:00pm, with dinner at 5:30pm, and plenty of prizes. This is meant as a fun day of golf. Experienced players are certainly welcome. However, we encourage new or occasional golfers to join in the fun, with no pressure! Cost is $105 per player. Email events@guidedogs.ca or call 613-692-7777 for information and to sign up. Registration deadline is June 17th.
Ottawa, Ontario The Meadows Golf & Country Club 4335 Hawthorne Road
2019-07-14UK Day Garden Party & Tea -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind hosts our annual UK Day Garden Party & Tea. Stop by for authentic Devon cream tea and scones, served with English Double Devon cream. Enjoy the live music by Brian E. Lynch, Guitar and Voice. You can also join in a rounders pick-up match or get a tutorial from the Ottawa British Meetup Group, The event takes place at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick on Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 12pm-3pm. This is a rain or shine event with indoor & outdoor seating. All proceeds are directed towards the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Tickets are available for $13 in advance at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind or by phone at 613-692-7777. Cost at the door will be $15.
Manotick, Ontario Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North
2019-09-08Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride -

Save the date and join us for our 31st annual Guide Dog Motorcycle Ride, an all-brand ride in support of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Registration will be $30 per rider. Arrive and register anytime between 9:00am and 10:00am and depart on the ride on your own or with your group. The ride is approximately 180 kms. through Eastern Ontario, followed by a return to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind for door prizes, a barbecue and a chance to meet some guide dogs in training.
Manotick, Ontario Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North
2019-09-15Dollar$ for Dog$ Fundraising Walk -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind presents our 35th annual Dollar$ for Dog$ Fundraising Dog Walk. This is an event for the public and their pet dogs to raise funds for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Raise pledges in advance and join us for a four-kilometre walk in the park on Sunday, September 15, 2019. $100 in pledges will get you an exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind t-shirt; $500 gets you a $50 gift card from a major retailer; $1,000 will get you a $100 gift card. After the walk, stick around for a bite to eat and plenty of prizes. Registration starts at 9:30am and the walk starts at 10:30. Registration information will launch in the summer.
Ottawa, Ontario Andrew Haydon Park 3169 Carling Avenue
2019-09-28Greely Lions Club Walk for Guide Dogs -

Greely Lions Club will host a Walk for Guide Dogs on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The community of Greely, Ontario is asked to rally together and walk their dogs together to raise funds for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Show up between 9:00-10:00am to get registered at the Greely Community Centre, and then join in the 4 kms. walk to Andy Shields Park and back. Stay afterwards for hot dogs, drinks and popcorn. The cost to participate is a $20 donation per family. Bring your pet dogs and join in the fun. It will be a "paws-atively" good time!
Greely, Ontario Greely Community Centre 1448 Meadow Drive
2019-11-02The Artists of Stonebridge Annual Art Show & Sale -

The Artists of Stonebridge Annual Art Show and Sale will take place on the weekend of November 2 & 3, 2019 at Stonebridge Golf Club in Barrhaven, Ottawa. The annual show raises funds for a selected charity. We are excited that Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is the charity of choice for the second consecutive year. The show is open from 10am-4pm both days. Admission is free, but donations to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind are accepted in lieu of an admission fee. You can also meet some of our guide dogs in training during the weekend.
Nepean, Ontario Stonebridge Golf Club 68 Hawktree Ridge