Quinte Area Lions

Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides

Gail, Lexi and Kaila walk for Dog Guides!

Gail, Lexi and Kaila walked a total of 153 km in the month of May and raised $420.00 to date for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides!  Lexi and Kaila are seen sporting their Dog Guide scarves.....we are so close to our $12,000 goal - you can donate until the end of June - help us get there!  Thank you Gail, Lexi and Kaila!!

Thank You to the Belleville Lions Club

The Quinte Area Lions Team have received an off-line donation from the Belleville Lions Club for $500!! Thank you Belleville Lions for pushing us that much closer to our goal of $12,000.  We couldn't do it without you!

This is why we foster puppies and why we support the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide Program!

The following was written by Tammy Wash, a recipient of Kiwi, a dog guide graduate.

Watching the virtual Grad last night brought back the flood of memories and feelings of when the Fruit and I graduated. The excitement, apprehension and nervousness I felt before we left the school and when we got home. First the excitement of having this new partner by my side who was going to help me medicate through life with a disability. Second the apprehension of when we got home and thinking oh my god did I make the right decision am I going to be able to do this, not only look after myself but look after the Fruit as well. Thirdly the nervousness of going out with the Fruit by my side in full uniform would bring more attention to my disability and can I look after her the way that she deserves to be looked after.

As the tears were running down my face thinking of those memories and feelings I couldn’t have been more wrong! Kiwi is the best decision I have made in a very long time. I had no idea how she would change my life for the better. I think I could write a book on how Kiwi (a.k.a. the Fruit, an Apricot Standard Poodle could and would opened up a new and different world that I wasn’t expecting.

We have had great adventures, opened up my neighbourhood as I never bothered to explore, brought new people into my life that I now consider good friends which I probably would never have met. Kiwi has gotten me through some really bad times. We have encountered people with negative attitudes towards people with disabilities, Service Dogs, access to public places with Service Dogs this list is long! However the good that has come out of this partnership, this love for one another this lifetime commitment is one hell of an incredible journey! The comment “it’s just a dog“, I say yes just a dog! kiwi is just the dog that helps me remove my clothing, just the dog that opens doors for me, just the dog that helps me make the bed, just the dog that picks things up off the floor, just the dog that helps me get dressed, just the dog that helps me with the laundry! Kiwi is also just the dog that literally save my life twice!

So I say to all the new Grads who are experiencing their first Dog Guide I say to you, you are in for an incredible journey! You’ll experience good times and bad times, hard times and easy times but you will experience it and go through it with this incredible new partner your life will be forever changed for the better!

Remember when someone says to you “it’s just a dog“, turn and say to them “yes it’s just the dog that has changed my life for the better”!

 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$691

Einstein Zorge

$500

Anonymous

$500

Ingrid Zorge

$500

Jean & Terry Graham

$500

Mabel Graham

$500

John Gordon Scott

$200

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 160

$200

Don, Moira Creighton

Congratulations Janet M. on your outstanding work!

$200

Jacqui Whiting

What a wonderful fundraiser for such a good cause. Happy to support you and Lions in this, Gail. Good luck!

$200

Dallas & Brandon

That's a lot of km's walked! Happy early mother's day :) Love you lots!

$160

Owen Gibb

Keep up the good work. You have been doing this for a long time. Brighton Lions salute you.

$125

Anonymous

$100

Mary Ann Mcelroy

$100

Tammy-lee Moore

$100

Sandra Thompson

$100

Maria

$100

Hugh Hoard

$100

Gail Faulkner

$100

Diane Turrall

Congratulations on surpassing your goal!

$100

Gail Lynch

$100

Kelly Mcaleer

$100

Shari Vanderhoek

$100

Anonymous

$100

Gail Richardson

$100

Christy Clark

Janet, thanks for giving all of us a chance to support this really important cause. I admire both your and Harry's commitment to Canada Dog Guides!

$100

Lindi Pierce

Thanks for the reminder, Gail! Kudos for your dedication to Lions Dog Guides...and the love you show those puppies of yours.

$100

Sherry Carette

Keep up the good work!

$100

Karen Peralta

$100

Shaelah Cardinal

Hope this helps you obtain your goal in supporting The Lions Club Dog Guides Association

$100

Marg Wadsworth

$100

Katya Weisz

$100

Helen Mason

As promised. I love the way you work with dogs.

$100

Mary Huissen

So proud of you and what you do Janet!

$100

Marg Stanford

Good Luck. Janet!

$100

Anonymous

$100

Susan Pollock

$100

Cindy And Ebony

Karen, Georgie and Ecco, Happy to see you are enjoying your new rural lifestyle and making new fur friends ! Have fun on your walk !! Cindy and Ebony

$100

Betsy Sinclair

Hope you reach your goal this year in such difficult times.

$100

Carrie Bon

Thank you for doing this. As a parent of a child who has visual challenges and may be in need of such assistance in the future, it warms my heart there are people who are willing to help out.

$100

Mark Kelso

$100

Adrienne Sutton

$75

Belleville Pet Valu Store 2079

$75

Julie Maclellan

Go for it Janet!!

$75

Anonymous

I would like to donate with thanks to an influential teacher whose kindness to a shy kid is still remembered. Janet Marrisen.

$75

Juha Tuominen

$75

Sue & Terry

$75

Debbie Rankin

It's a good thing!

$55

Marjie Chud

$50

Tammy Loesche

Best of luck Gail for this worthy cause

$50

Cathy Macdonald

$50

Wendy & Rick Matthews

Way to go Janet! Such a worthy cause. All the best reaching your goal.

$50

F Brian Schoenmaker

I hope that you reach your target!

$50

Robert Martino

Good luck Echo!

$50

Barbara Lyons

Janet Bless you for taking on this wonderful challenge. I will be cheering you along Barb

$50

Margaret Kraenzlein

keep up the good work

$50

Anonymous

$50

Prince Edward County Lions

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Bob Lynch

Hi Karen, enjoy the walk with Echo.

$50

Zoe Houston

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Michael Faulkner

$50

John Whyte

$50

Vic Peralta

Good luck in your walk. I think you are doing a great job with the dogs and are very proud of you.

$50

Sharron Hewer

Way to go Janet!

$50

Bruce And Joanne Nicholson

Great cause. Thank you for your efforts !

$50

Courtney Magee

$50

Gail Faulkner

$50

Valerie Taylor

$50

Catherine Bellinger

Go Ecco!

$50

Neil Dickens

$50

Harold And Lorraine Bourgeois

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Leigh Nash

For Leigh Nash, for Mother's Day

$50

Anonymous

$50

Becky White

Enjoy the sunshine and congrats on the fundraising for such a worthy case!

$50

Reinie Marissen

$50

Deirdre Magee

$50

Doug Thompson

$50

Anonymous

$50

Anonymous

$50

Anonymous

$50

Greg Allin

always proud to call you mum

$50

Kathryn And Gord

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day! (Thoreau)

$50

Carolyn Malone

$50

Margaret Werkhoven

$50

Cloud Business Services

$50

Judy Mcknight

Best wishes for a successful campaign....I hope you overreach your goal!

$50

Jenn Soutar

$50

David Rempel

$50

Sheila Rempel

$50

Sandra Stevenson

Thanks for supporting such a great cause, Sheila

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Winstead Dogs Training & Boarding

Keep up the good work. Best wishes from all the gang at Winstead Dogs

$50

Eva Eiduks

You Go Girl!! Cheering you all the way💕

$50

Pam Smith

Good luck Gail, I am proud to support such a wonderful cause.

$50

Dallas & Brandon

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$50

Malcolm Ross

$50

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$40

Jennifer Burns

Pitter patter!

$40

Anonymous

$30

Rose Prevoe

Keep on walking!

$30

Jane Deslauniers

Such a worthwhile cause Gail ... good luck!

$30

Mary Carol Black

Best of luck Gail ... Dog Guides is such an awesome organization.

$25

Susan Genereaux

$25

Sheila Moore

$25

Denise Saunders

Hope you reach your goal!

$25

Alana Bancroft

Way to go Lion Deb!!!!!

$25

Paul Sosiak

Best of luck Gail!

$25

Marilyn (crummey) Eddy

Hope you have a great walk!

$25

Marlene Ricketts

$25

Lisa Macdonald

$25

Dolores Saddler

Great work that you do, Gail!

$25

Kathy Marchen

$25

Lori Naylor

Go Girls! 🥰

$25

Norm & Joan

$25

Debbie Lynch

Seems like yesterday she was that small

$25

Anonymous

$25

Sheila Ascroft

Thanks for doing this!

$25

Anonymous

Happy to support you and this meaningful program! : )

$25

Jolanta Srodka-lisak

Happy walking girls 🥰

$25

Craigie

Another successful walk! Well done!

$25

Jade Moore

You go Janet!

$25

Suzanne Moulton

$25

Suzanne Moulton

$25

Brenda Ross

Good Luck!

$25

Kenn & Shirley Deck

$25

Susan Reid

$25

Natalia Angelou

Good luck!

$25

Kendra

$25

Seona Halsey

Such a great cause, Gail.

$25

Joannie Karschau

Happy to help with this amazing cause

$25

Mary Carol Black

$25

Phyllis Sawyer

$25

Carol Mary Casey

$25

Roxanne Phillips

$25

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$25

Prince Edward County Lions Club

$25

Maryse

Go, Sheila! Go Frida!🤗👏🏻🤗

$25

Anonymous

$25

Susan Hooper

Good luck and have fun!

$25

Phil

Trot on

$25

Janet

Hi Betty, Here is your first donation

$25

Brenda Sine

Wishing You a great day!! And Thanks for all that You do

$25

Marilyn Wilson

$25

Marilyn Wilson

$20

Anonymous

You’re awesome Tammy-Lee

$20

Kathleen Wilson

$20

Marilyn Wilson

$20

Gail Gould

Thank you for your wonderful work with Dog Guides ... Good Luck!

$20

Glenn & Barb Payne

$20

Anonymous

$20

Colleen Herrington

Way to go, Cathy!

$19

Belleville Pet Valu Store 2079

$15

Heather Beaumont

$15

Heather Beaumont

$15

Heather Matthews

Such a great cause