Ferris Lions club was very pleased to welcome Virginia Elliot to their Lions meeting. Virginia lives in the North Bay district and is a new recipient of a Guide Dog from the Oakville Dog Guide School. She gave an interesting talk about her experience. Virginia Elliot is hearing impaired and was on the list for a dog for four years. She attended the school for seven weeks where they assessed her needs and she was matched up with her dog “Morley”. The Lions Guide Dog Foundation of Canada trains dogs for seven types of impairments.
The first Dog recipient from North Bay was in 1980. Lion Omer Lebland had to go to US Guide Dog foundation in Rochester, New York where he was paired up with a dog. As an interesting tidbit, that dog was from a line of dogs from President Ford.