16 FOCUS - JULY 2018 Mascot “Spotty” along with former MPP Granville Anderson, Toine Lahner with her guide dog York, and Councillor Don Kett cut the ribbon on the first annual Walk for Dog Guides. Nice to meet you! “The Dukes”, our local ukelele group, entertained in Palmer Park and at Old Flame Brewing Co. after the walk. Kristy Kiff and daughter Berkleigh, with jumbo hot dogs and their sheepadoodle, Jake. The inaugural Port Perry Walk for Guide Dogs on Sunday May 27 was a dog gone wonderful success. Scott Riley of Pet Valu and organizer Ivo Finotti along with a slew of volunteers were thrilled with the 90 canine walk- ers that raised over $8000. The Dukes, our local ukulele group sang some favour- ites in the gazebo in Palmer Park before the walk and again afterwards at Old Flame Brewing Co. Ahuge thank you to our major sponsors; Pet Valu, Old Flame Brewing Co., Vos’ Independent Grocer, PP Print, McDonalds, Foodland, Hank’s Pastries, Port Perry Lions Club and all those who contributed to our silent auction. Paws Up to everyone! Sponsor Terry Vos of Vos’ Independent Grocer with a dog for the dogs. Livia Tymon with Teak, the famous Portugese Water Dog, finishes the walk at Old Flame Brewing Co. PHOTOS BY MARYANN FLEMING