A person sitting outside on a park bench wearing sunglasses and headphones, holding a cane and a phone in their hands. The person is talking into the phone.

We’re pleased to announce three great Social Happy Hour sessions in July.

Our Social Happy Hours have become popular dates in the Guide Dogs calendar since their introduction in April.

Whether you’re a current or past Guide Dogs client, or considering a service from Guide Dogs, you’re invited to join our upcoming sessions via Zoom.

Zoom is fully accessible and can be used on your phone, computer or tablet from the comfort of your own home.

Each meeting has a different theme. Some are more educational and others are just for fun, but every session is engaging and a great way to stay connected in a relaxed atmosphere. Each session will run for 45 – 60 minutes and will be facilitated by a Guide Dogs staff member.

If you would like help joining a session, please contact Salina Shrestha on 08 8203 8347. Registrations are essential.

Learn more about the upcoming sessions and register below:

Guide Dogs Quiz Morning

Back by popular demand, the Guide Dogs Quiz Morning! Have fun and test your knowledge with a quiz, including questions about the world, languages, music, Australia and even some riddles.

Date: 3 July, 2020
Time: 10:30am

Please follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/ZoomQuizMorning

 

The Journey of Losing Sight and Finding Vision

Special guest, Sristi K.C. will share her journey as a dancer, choreographer, motivational speaker and the founder of ‘Blind Rocks!’ – a not-for-profit organisation working for the rights, dignity and empowerment of blind people in Nepal. ‘Change from within’ has been Sristi’s motivating mantra since age 16, when she lost her sight to Glaucoma.

Becoming blind changed Sristi’s life, but not her dreams. Sristi completed her education in mainstream institutions, winning gold medals in her Intermediate and Bachelor courses. She completed her post-graduation in Dance Practice, Knowledge and Heritage under the Choreomundus program, studying in Norway, France, Hungary and the UK.

Sristi has travelled to more than 20 countries as a motivational speaker, dancer and a trainer advocating for social change. She has won several awards for her work, including recognition from the WOW – Women Achievers in Social activism 2018, Youth Ministry of Nepal National Youth 2016 and Youth Excellence 2013. Her life and journey has inspired the 2018 biopic, ‘Blind Rocks’.

Date: 17 July, 2020
Time: 1:00pm

Please follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/ZoomJourney

 

The Journey of Music Teacher Jenny McDonald: Following your Passion

Special guest music teacher, Jenny McDonald, will share with us her love of music, the violin and her journey as a Suzuki violin teacher with vision impairment. There are many strings on Jenny’s bow. Jenny also plays and teaches the cello. Away from music, she is an accomplished horse rider, has her own horse and competes in open dressage competition.

If we’re lucky, Jenny might even perform some of her violin favourites for us.

Date: 31 July, 2020
Time: 10:30AM

Please follow this link to register: https://bit.ly/ZoomMusicJuly