Kayla Aolick of Port Alberni found independence last year when she picked up Shadow, a seizure guide dog, through the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides.
Now, she wants to make sure someone else can have the same opportunity that she was given. Aolick has planned a fundraising dinner dance for Saturday, March 22 at the Italian Canadian Centre on Sixth Avenue.
“I want to help provide another service dog for a Canadian with a disability,” says Aolick, a brain cancer survivor who still suffers from seizures.
“One family here is going to get two seizure/ autism dogs. They have one and another is coming in the next few months,” she explained.
The dinner will be catered. Deejay Phil Chamberlain of F and P Entertainment will provide the music.
There will also be a photo booth, silent auction and 50-50 draw.
Tickets for the Dinner Dance for Dog Guides are $20 each and available at Serious Coffee, Bosleys, Animal Ark, Wisteria Lane and DTC Tattoo.
Aolick is also planning a Purina Walk for Dog Guides at Blair Park on May 25.
For more information on either event, please call Aolick at 250-724-3393 or 250-720-1062.