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Here is a listing of upcoming events:
Date Event Description Location
2017-11-012018 Entertainment Fundraising -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is selling 2018 Entertainment Memberships.  You can now help us and purchase an Entertainment Membership anywhere in Canada, specific to your city. Go to to order yours today! If you prefer a hard copy “in your hand”, you can always purchase an Entertainment Book at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Thank you for your support.
2017-11-01Purdy’s Christmas Chocolate Fundraiser -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind has launched our 2017 Christmas Chocolate Fundraiser with Purdy’s Chocolatier! You can purchase your Christmas chocolate and help support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, providing professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired since 1984. This program gives 25% of the profit back to Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, and it’s an easy way to complete your Christmas shopping. Prices are the same as in Purdy’s stores, including some items as low as $3.75! All Purdy’s Chocolates are made FRESH in their factory and without additives or preservatives. You must order online, not in stores, to help Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Important Dates: • Order deadline is Wednesday, November 29, 2017 • Chocolate can be picked up at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick anytime between 8:30am and 5:00pm between December 18 and 22, 2017, inclusive. • We will deliver to you with a minimum purchase of $200. Delivery is within Ottawa only; postal codes beginning with K1, K2, K4, and K0A only. • Support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind - ORDER NOW. This chocolate fundraiser is strictly an online campaign. You may order directly by following this link – Register and sign up. Log into group 33353 (Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind). Place your order. Thank you for supporting
Ottawa, Ontario
2017-11-09York University Volunteer Fair -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will participate in York University’s Volunteer fair on Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 10am-3pm. We’re seeking York University students to raise a puppy for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. Stop by our booth to get more information.
Toronto, Ontario York University Vari Hall Rotunda, Ross/Vari Link, Upper & Lower Bear Pit, Central Square
2017-11-18Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and Barrhaven Optometric Centre are partnering for the Barrhaven Santa Claus Parade. Look for our float and dogs walking in the parade.
Ottawa, Ontario Barrhaven Strandherd Drive, between Woodroffe & Greenbank
2017-11-19Kanata Santa Claus Parade -

Look for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind in the Kanata Santa Claus Parade. The parade The parade starts at 1:30pm and makes its way along Castlefrank Road from Terry Fox Drive to the Hazeldean Mall.
Kanata, Ontario Castlefrank Road
2017-11-28Giving Tuesday -

Giving Tuesday is a national giving day. Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now, Giving Tuesday is a Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season”, it is a day when charities, companies, and individuals can join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes, and think about others. Learn more and donate on Giving Tuesday at Remember, the best way to donate is always at to ensure that Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind receives 100% of your donation.
2017-12-01Gift Wrapping Kiosk at Place d'Orléans -

Look for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind at Place d'Orléans this holiday season as we’ll be hosting a holiday gift wrapping kiosk. We’ll be set up in the community kiosk and be waiting to wrap your gifts in exchange for your donation. For a third consecutive year, Place d'Orléans has been kind enough to partner with us and grant us the space for this project. We’ll need volunteers to wrap gifts too. Email to add your name, if you would like to help this holiday season. And, be sure to stop by to have your gifts wrapped during all mall hours from December 1 – December 24.
Orléans, Ontario Place d'Orléans, Community Kiosk 110 Place d'Orléans Drive
2017-12-01Pet Photos with Santa -

Pet Food ‘n More stores will host their annual Pet Photos with Santa event throughout December at all seven of their stores in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia (Vancouver area). Check for specific dates and store locations.
Lower Mainland, British Columbia
2017-12-02Manotick Santa Claus Parade -

Look for Canadian Guide Dog for the Blind in the Santa Claus Parade in our hometown of Manotick.
Manotick, Ontario Manotick Main Street
2017-12-08CGDB at World Exchange Plaza -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host an Information Booth at World Exchange Plaza, 111 Albert Street, Ottawa from 10:30am-1:30pm. Stop by to check out our exclusive guide dogs and canine related merchandise, plus meet a dog or two. You can purchase our new Christmas cards, 2018 calendars, and more. Look for us near the escalator on the ground floor – towards the east entrance to the building.
Ottawa, Ontario World Exchange Plaza 111 Albert Street
2017-12-09Christmas Bake Sale -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host our 8th annual Christmas Bake Sale at our National Training Centre, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, in Manotick from 9:00am-12:00pm. Stop by to enjoy some baked treats, shop, and support our cause. There’ll be lots to choose from. (No outside vendors please)
Manotick, Ontario Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North
2017-12-09Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade -

Look for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind participating, for the first time, in the Smiths Falls Santa Claus Parade, starting at 5:00pm.
Smiths Falls, Ontario
2018-04-18Ottawa New Horizons Jazz Band Concert -

Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind and Manotick Veterinary Hospital invite you to an evening of the big band sounds of the Ottawa New Horizons “Two Beats Ahead Jazz Band” on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre, 6346 Deermeadow Drive, Greely. Meet future guide dogs when the doors open at 7:30pm, and groove and dance to the music from 8:00pm. 100% of ticket sales benefit Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, and the venue has been donated free of charge by Orchard View. Ticket information coming soon.
Ottawa, Ontario Orchard View Wedding & Event Centre 6346 Deermeadow Drive