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Can you Lead the Way in May?

May 1st, 2017

Big challenges can be overcome with small steps.

You can suppawt Guide Dogs SA by taking part in Lead the Way May - a fun fitness event that challenges people to walk 30 minutes a day for 30 days.

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International Guide Dog Day parade to celebrate 60 Years

April 26th, 2017

On International Guide Dog Day Wednesday 26 April clients, volunteers, staff and supporters will stop traffic in the Adelaide CBD to celebrate the amazing work of Guide Dogs, Autism Assistance Dogs and Pets as Therapy Dogs in the community.

Led by the SA Police Band and our Patron the Governor His Excellency the Hon. Hieu Van Le and the Minister for Disabilities Leesa Vlahos, the parade will start from Guide Dogs SA offices at 251 Morphett Street and wind its way along Franklin Street and King William Street to Government House. Wave, cheer as we pass by. Parade heads off at 9.30 am

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How you can get started with NDIS

April 3rd, 2017

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is changing the face of disability services and funding. Come and learn more about the NDIS and how you can prepare.

Two sessions at Guide Dogs SA, 251 Morphett Street, Adelaide. Monday 3 April 2017, 7 pm to 8.30 pm or Wednesday 5 April 2017, 10 am to 11.30 am. Bookings essential and light refreshments provided.

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Rocking time for Guide Dogs

March 25th, 2017

Pets as Therapy Dog Koby is the light in Stephen Lambert’s life. She is beside him every minute of the day as he rises to the challenges of being blind and living life in a wheelchair. Now Stephen wants to give back to Guide Dogs SA by holding a fundraising concert on Saturday March 25 at Lyndoch.

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Guide Dogs on the pulse of progress

March 23rd, 2017

Guide Dogs SA/NT has been leading the way and on the pulse of progress since the beginning with a holistic approach to the provision of help to assist and enhance the life of those with vision impairment. We are #morethandogs.

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Balancing act of supply versus demand.

March 16th, 2017

Guide Dogs in SA has an ever-present balancing act of supply versus demand.  Once word spread about the benefits of a Guide Dog people began applying.  The first committee had to apply all their thoughts and talents to fund raising so that they could assist as many people as possible. And that continues today.

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Congratulations to scholarship winners

March 15th, 2017

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Sarah who are the recipients of Charles Bright Scholarships to further their tertiary studies.

The Sir Charles Bright Scholarship Trust assists tertiary students who have a disability with the cost of studying. Guide Dogs SA is proud to be part of Elizabeth and Sarah's life journey.

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Thank you and goodbye from Ambassadog Tango

March 10th, 2017

Take a bow! Ambassadog Tango is retiring today and says thanks to all the children, families, sponsors, donors and suppawters he has met over the past four years. We will miss your handsome face Mr T! Enjoy our gallery of photos of Tango doing what he loved. Meeting you and being the face of Guide Dogs SA.

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School of the Air Delta Tango

March 9th, 2017

As Public Relations Officer, Clive Thelning, inspired many people on his numerous trips to promote Guide Dogs.  Not the least was a little girl listening when he spoke on School of the Air while in Alice Springs in 1967. 

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Celtic sounds at Music Appreciation Group

March 9th, 2017

The lilting voice of soprano and harpist Siobhan Owen rang out at Guide Dogs when she performed for the Music Appreciation Group.

She brought part of her Fringe Show Girl of the World to life for people with vision loss.

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