Wednesday 29 April 2020 is International Guide Dog Day! It is on this day each year, communities across the world celebrate the important role Guide Dogs play in the community.
Guide Dogs give hope and opportunity, freedom and independence and provide an extraordinary transformation in the lives of Western Australians living with blindness and low vision. The owners of these amazing dogs celebrate their loyalty and friendship each and every day.
Traditionally our “orange army” take to the streets of Perth and beyond to remind the community that Guide Dogs Can Go Anywhere and help raise much needed funds for the training program.
This year, with the Western Australian community staying safely at home, we’re shaking things up a little.
In celebration of International Guide Dog Day, buildings and landmarks in the Perth CBD and surrounds will be lit orange. At sundown on Wednesday 29 April 2020 the lights will go on and a wash of bright orange can be seen at;
- Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth
- Perth Concert Hall, 5 St Georges Terrace, Perth
- The Bell Tower, Riverside Drive, Perth
- Yagan Square, Wellington Street, Perth
- His Majesty’s Theatre, 825 Hay Street, Perth
- Elizabeth Quay
- Matagarup Bridge
- Sky Ribbon Bridges, State Route 4, Tonkin Highway, Perth Airport
- Mount Street Bridge, pedestrian bridge linking the CBD and Kings Park
- Optus Stadium, Burswood
- Trafalgar Bridge, pedestrian bridge linking Trafalgar Road and Henry Lawson Walk East Perth
- Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel
- Koombana Bridge, pedestrian bridge, Leschenault Inlet, Bunbury
Our annual street appeal has gone online. We are asking the generous Western Australian community who have previously dropped a few dollars in the collection dogs at the Street Appeal, to go online and make their donation here. (This link will open in a new page)
If you are unable to access the link to make an online donation, please contact our friendly Donor Care Officers on 0403 629 913 during business hours, to make a donation by telephone.
Thank you for your Sup-paw-t!
Photographs of Council House courtesy of the City of Perth.