Conference

 

12th Guide and Assistance Dog Conference
October 12-14, 2017

 Location: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
6083 McKay Avenue, Burnaby, BC

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Dinner Banquet with Silent Auction 5:30 pm to 10 pm
Entertainment: Langley Ukulele Ensemble

Conference Agenda:

 PAWS for Independence
Guide and Assistance Dog Conference
Friday, October 13, 2017

8:00 to 9:00 Conference Registration
Coffee, tea and Morning Pastries (self serve) PAWS for Independence
9:00 to 9:30 Welcome,
Opening Remarks,

Welcome from PAWS for Independence Chair

Introduction of Delegates and Volunteers Masters of Ceremonies’:
Betty Nobel
Diane Bergeron.
Rosamund van Leeuwen
Larry Kozak

9:30 to 10:45 The Use of a Mobility Cane by a guide dog user
Linda Ciebien and Charles Nathan   CNIB and Guide Dogs for the Blind

10:45 to 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 to 12:15 Fraudulent Service Dog issues
Discuss Fixes Becki Davidson Guiding Eyes
12:15 to 1:30 Lunch, Table Service Hilton
during lunch hour & end of day Friday Craft Table: knitted items and custom pieces of jewelry from the Blind Beader will be for sale Linda Weber, Lovette Yewchan & Amy Amantea
1:30 to 2:30 Self Defense Michael Sirota Sirota’s Alchemy

2:30 to 3:15 Introduction to Autism Laura Hilbert BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
3:15 to 3:30 Coffee Break
3:30 to 4:30 Update from Schools

Panel of
School Reps:
-BC & Alberta Guide Dogs
-Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
-Guide Dogs for the Blind
-Guiding Eyes for the Blind
-The Seeing Eye Inc.

4:30 to 4:45 Closing Remarks Betty & Diane

PAWS for Independence
Guide and Assistance Dog Conference
Saturday, October 14, 2017

8:00 to 9:00
Conference Registration

Coffee, Tea and Morning Pastries (self serve) PAWS for Independence

9:00 to 9:15 Welcome,
Opening Remarks Betty Nobel & Diane Bergeron
9:15 to 9:30 Introductions of Delegates and Volunteers Larry Kozak
9:30 to10:45 First Aid and Emergency Preparedness Heather Ferguson
Canadian Disaster Animal Relief Team (CDART)
10:45 to 11:00 Coffee break:
11:00 to 12:15 How Dogs Think Stanley Coren
12:15 to1:30 Lunch: Table Service
1:30 to 2:00 The Matching Process Ben Francis Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
2:00 to 3:15 The Ageing Graduate, by an Ageing Instructor Lukas Franck and Chelsea White The Seeing Eye
3:15 to 3:30 Closing Remarks Betty Nobel & Diane Bergeron

To attend the conference:

Option 1 $100.00 per person.  Includes Thursday evening banquet, entertainment, Friday and Saturday, conference, morning coffee and lunch

Option 2 $75.00 per person.  Friday and Saturday conference, morning coffee and lunch

Option 3 $70.00 per person.  Thursday evening dinner banquet, entertainment for the Langley Ukulele Ensemble, silent auction

For additional information and or to register contact Wendy at wgalt@telus.net

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