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Dog Guide walkers gather at the Lions Club ready to begin their walk around Canso (Photo: Lion Ray White)

Dog walk in Canso for a great cause

By Kelli Rickard May 27, 2024 | 12:42 PM

It was a great day to walk the dogs in Canso!

The Dog Guide Walk happened Sunday afternoon.

It’s one of three local fundraisers for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guide program which provides training for seven types of Dog Guides.

People and their pups walked from the Canso Lions Club to the waterfront and back.

They raised about $530.00 in donations with more expected to come in this week.

The Lions also collected $325.00 at a pancake breakfast in April and $913.00 during a trivia night on May 25th.

These three projects have raised a total of more than $1800.00 so far.

Sponsors for the Dog Guide Walk included the Canso Lions Club, Hanhamas Wholesale, Canso Coop, Canso Pharmacy, Councilor Fin Armsworthy, and Pet Valu in Antigonish and Port Hawkesbury. 

Dog Guide walkers gather at the Lions Club ready to begin their walk around Canso (Photo: Lion Ray White) 


Walking on the waterfront on a sunny Sunday afternoon (Photo: Lion Ray White)


1st place team members are John Bent, Susan Hendsbee, and Gil Hendsbee (Photo: Lion Ray White)

2nd place team members Debbie Newell, Carla Armsworthy, Pat Rhynold and Buzz Roberts (Photo: Lion Ray White) 

2nd place team: Alden MacKenzie, Adrianna Sullivan, Nick MacKenzie and missing from photo Donna Wallace (Photo: Lion Ray White)

Colouring Dog Guide pictures: Dustin Oliver, Lily and Colby Parker (Photo: Lion Ray White)