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Gold performance from Des and Marie

November 17th, 2017

It’s gold! Congratulations to Des Warner and Marie Ryan for their amazing medal-winning performance for 10 pin bowling at the recent Master Games in Tasmania.

Both are outstanding blind 10 pin bowlers and keen members of the Blind & Vision Impaired Ten Pin Bowling team (BVit). They both scored the top medals in their age group competing against sighted players, with Marie playing 33 games over five days.

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The Cornerstone To All That We Are

November 16th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. The cornerstone of all that we are is of course the Guide Dog and the evolution of its role as companion and liberator for people with vision loss. We have grown and learned from them and have refined our program to produce the best of the best.

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With a Nod to the Melbourne Cup

November 9th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  With a nod to this week's Melbourne Cup we wind back the clock to our participants out on the track...... The Course was dry and firm which favoured the harnessed ‘marshalls’ as they sat in place awaiting the ‘field’ that was to tackle the course. 

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Guide Dogs out and about at Specsavers!

November 8th, 2017

Have you seen our puppies out and about in Specsavers lately? The 26 South Australian Specsavers stores are kindly fundraising for Guide Dogs SA/NT and aiming to raise a whopping $20,000!

If you’re thinking about a new pair of specs head to your nearest Specsavers store before the end of the month. With your purchase you’ll be supporting South Australians living with vision impairment.

Enjoy our gallery


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Flying High!

November 2nd, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. With 5th November looming thoughts wind back through history to the days when Bonfire Night and the accompanying fireworks were celebrated.  This by a giant leap of lateral thinking leads us to King and his handler, Clive Thelning, who he guided safely in the most unusual places, even getting up close and personal with giant size rockets!!

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History Intertwined

October 26th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  Unravelling what, on the face of it would seem a simple if unusual mission has, produced a story where many strands of history combine including some of the rich history of Alice Springs and its characters.


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Beau's Pet Hotel shines on Sunrise

October 24th, 2017

Guide Dogs SA/NT's social enterprise Beau's Pet Hotel was pleased to host the Channel 7 Sunrise Program this morning.

Weather presenter and declared cat lover Sam Mac got the inside look from the cat atrium, met Gertie in her VIP suite and even rolled his sleeves up to wash Jet. A busy morning.

Enjoy our gallery of photos.

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The All Important E.

October 19th, 2017

Celebrating our 60th Anniversary. With the celebration of International White Cane Day on 15 October we highlight the impact of this very important aid.

Add the letter E to the end of the word can and we have the word cane, an innovation that brings independent mobility and safety to people. So much so they 'can do’

The white cane is the most widely used mobility aid among people who are blind or have low vision. But how did it all come about?


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Call for people to be more aware of access issues

October 15th, 2017

As a retired architect and access consultant, and a carer for his blind son, Ross Sands is passionate about making sure that people with vision loss aren’t flying blind.

On International White Cane Day and the start of Carer’s Week, Ross believes more can be done by people as they walk around the city and those who design public buildings to ensure greater accessibility.

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Up close with a Guide Dog at Lifeskills camp

October 13th, 2017

The Guide Dogs SA/NT Life Skills Camp continued through the week with a highlight of meeting some pretty cute Guide Dogs.

Many of the camp participants are white cane users but one day may wish to have a Guide Dog as their mobility aid.

The session was all about pats and cuddles and also an experiential walk to find out what it is like to be guided by our highly trained dogs.

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