Guide Dogs logo NSW ACTCelebrate the 60 year history of Guide Dogs at the 60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs exhibition this January at The Concourse Art Space in Chatswood.

The exhibition will showcase the services and achievements of Guide Dogs NSW/ACT through photographs, posters and hand-painted ceramic model dog collection boxes. There will also be opportunities to cuddle young Guide Dog puppies, pat Ambassador Dogs, and watch a working Guide Dog demonstration – perfect for the school holidays.

Since Guide Dogs NSW/ACT opened its doors in 1957, Guide Dogs NSW/ACT has been delivering life-changing services to people who are blind, or vision impaired. Throughout this period, the organisation has experienced significant changes from how dogs are bred and trained, to the innovative accessible technologies that give people with vision impairment freedom and mobility.

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What:   60 Tails – 60 Years of Guide Dogs Exhibition

When:   17 – 28 January 10am – 5pm, Wednesday to Friday, and 10am – 4pm Saturday and Sundays.
Extended hours on Friday, 19 January until 8pm and Wednesday, 24 January until 6.30pm.

Where:  The Concourse Art Space, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood.

How:  Free activity – ideal for school holidays

Pat a pooch - meet and cuddle our Guide Dog puppies in the Art Space

11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Saturday 20, Wednesday 24, Thursday 25 and Saturday 27 January, 2018

Guide Dog demonstrations on The Concourse green

On the hour at 11.30am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm Wednesday 17, Thursday 18, Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 January, 2018

Did you know?

In the last 60 years:

• Almost 2,000 Guide Dogs have been trained;

• Our instructors and Puppy Raisers have walked around 5 million kilometres … which is the equivalent to six times to the moon and back plus 10 laps around the earth; and

• Almost 25,000 people with sight loss, living in NSW/ACT, have benefited from our services.

ABOUT GUIDE DOGS NSW/ACT

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT is the leading provider of Guide Dogs and orientation and mobility services to enable people with impaired vision to get around their communities independently. Services include providing training and aids including long canes, Guide Dogs and electronic travel devices such as talking GPS technology. Visit www.guidedogs.com.au, call 1800 804 805, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.