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Two new Honorary Life Member awards

November 23rd, 2017

Volunteers Sue Greaves and Lesley Cusworth were bestowed Honorary Life Members’ awards at the recent Guide Dogs SA/NT Annual General Meeting on 22 November, in recognition of their outstanding and valued service.

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Magic of pageant alive for all

November 19th, 2017

Santa has made it to Adelaide via the Credit Union Christmas Pageant to start the Festive Season!

And the magic, atmosphere, colour and spectacle were all accessible to our special Guide Dogs SA/NT and Royal Society for the Blind guests this morning in Wakefield Street where the pageant was audio described by Access2Arts.

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Gold performance from Des and Marie

November 17th, 2017

It’s gold! Congratulations to Des Warner and Marie Ryan for their amazing medal-winning performance for 10 pin bowling at the recent Master Games in Tasmania.

Both are outstanding blind 10 pin bowlers and keen members of the Blind & Vision Impaired Ten Pin Bowling team (BVit). They both scored the top medals in their age group competing against sighted players, with Marie playing 33 games over five days.

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The Cornerstone To All That We Are

November 16th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. The cornerstone of all that we are is of course the Guide Dog and the evolution of its role as companion and liberator for people with vision loss. We have grown and learned from them and have refined our program to produce the best of the best.

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Life skills for greater independence

November 10th, 2017

Just like any other 29 year old, Chelsea Bartlett wants to live an independent life.

The young woman, who has less than five degrees of peripheral vision, is making the journey to reach her goals with guidance and training from Guide Dogs SA/NT.

Read how our cooking program is adding to her skills set and building confidence.

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With a Nod to the Melbourne Cup

November 9th, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary.  With a nod to this week's Melbourne Cup we wind back the clock to our participants out on the track...... The Course was dry and firm which favoured the harnessed ‘marshalls’ as they sat in place awaiting the ‘field’ that was to tackle the course. 

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Guitar sounds at Music Appreciation Group

November 9th, 2017

A big thank you to Adrienne and Peter for being such enthusiastic guest artists at our Music Appreciation Group.

Today was the fifth time that the duo entertained the group with their folk and blues songs on guitar.

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Making the magic of Christmas accessible

November 8th, 2017

It's not many more sleeps until the Credit Union Christmas Pageant comes to town and Access2Arts with the support of Guide Dogs SA/NT and the Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is making the magic come alive for people with vision loss.

A recent tour of the Stardust Castle, where the elves are busy putting the finishing touches to the floats, enabled children and adults from Kilparrin School and Guide Dogs SA/NT and RSB and their families and supporters, to get up close to the floats, to touch them and gain an understanding of their size, decorations and themes.

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Guide Dogs out and about at Specsavers!

November 8th, 2017

Have you seen our puppies out and about in Specsavers lately? The 26 South Australian Specsavers stores are kindly fundraising for Guide Dogs SA/NT and aiming to raise a whopping $20,000!

If you’re thinking about a new pair of specs head to your nearest Specsavers store before the end of the month. With your purchase you’ll be supporting South Australians living with vision impairment.

Enjoy our gallery


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Flying High!

November 2nd, 2017

Celebrating Guide Dogs SA/NT 60th anniversary. With 5th November looming thoughts wind back through history to the days when Bonfire Night and the accompanying fireworks were celebrated.  This by a giant leap of lateral thinking leads us to King and his handler, Clive Thelning, who he guided safely in the most unusual places, even getting up close and personal with giant size rockets!!

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