From ensuring their safety to easing the mobility of the visually impaired, guide dogs play an important role in better integrating the community into society. The service dogs, as well as the white canes used for navigation, are what allow the blind or visually impaired regain self-sufficiency.
That brings us to White Cane Community Day, a day that seeks to not only honour service dogs, but to also raise awareness about the community.
Held at Toa Payoh Atrium, Guide Dog Singapore will be celebrating this special day on Saturday, 8 September 2018, with a series of engaging activities, exhibits and demonstrations. Mr Sam Tan Chin Siong, the Minister of State and Minister of Ministry of Social and Family Development & Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be gracing the event.
Participate in experiential activities such as conquering an obstacle course blindfolded or sign up for a complimentary eye check-up session (for visitors aged 50 and above)! At the same time, meet the service dogs and learn more about what they do. The family-friendly event will feature a children’s play area, a bouncy castle and more. Visitors will also receive a complimentary goodie bag and stand to win attractive lucky draw prizes.
Visit this page for more information on White Cane Community Day.Event Details:
Date: Saturday, 8 September 2018
Time: 11.15 am to 12.30 pm
Venue: Toa Payoh Hub Atrium (480 Lorong 6 Toa Payoh, S310480)
All images from Guide Dog Singapore.