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Canadian Guide Dog for the Blind training tours

If you’ve ever wanted to see where guide dogs for people who are visually impaired are trained, there’s a special event happening in August.

The Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host an open tour day at the National Training Centre in Manotick from noon to 3:00pm on Thursday, August 3rd.

The tours will include a chance to watch guide dog training demonstrations at 12:15, 1:00pm 1:45pm and 2:30pm.

Officials at the organization say admission and parking are free, but donations are being accepted.

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Officials say the organization was established in 1984 as a registered charity and has provided more than 825 professionally trained guide dogs to Canadians who are visually impaired from coast to coast.

The National Training Centre is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North in Manotick.  Learn more at or call 613-692-7777.

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