Dog walk set for Sunday


Take your pooch out for a stroll this Sunday.
The 12th-annual “Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides,” organized by the Fort Frances Voyageur Lions Club, is all set to go.
The walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina, with registration starting at 11:30 a.m. (although you don’t have to come out that early).
As in past years, the purpose of this event is to raise money for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides training school in Oakville, Ont.
This school is the only one in North America that trains dogs to assist with vision, hearing, special skills, seizure response, and autism–even offering bilingual training for dog guide teams–at no cost to the clients.
But Voyageur Lions member Gaby Hanzuk said yesterday that while some participants have been collecting pledges for Sunday’s walk, it’s not a requirement to take part.
“I know there’s a lot of people out there that don’t want to fundraise,” she noted.
“They can just pay a registration fee or make a donation, and bring their dogs and just come for the walk.
“And they don’t even have to do that,” Hanzuk added.
“Most people like to walk their dog along the riverfront,” she said. “So if you’re dog needs some exercise, bring them down there around 1 p.m. at the Sorting Gap Marina and just join in.”
It’s not even necessary to have a dog to take part in the walk. Anyone can join in.