On Sunday 10th July, GDAB celebrated our 10th Anniversary!

The event was commemorated with a booth set up at Causeway Point’s atrium. The day started at 7am, with all hands on deck to prepare for the event.

Child squatting next to a guide dog at past International Guide Dog Day (IGDD)
A cake specially made for the opening ceremony
  • GDMI Zara and guide dog Ria conducting a demonstration
  • Guide dog demonstration with Ria leading the handler up a slope
  • Guide dog Ria enjoying pats during the meet-and-greet
  • Guide dog Ria meet-and-greet with public
  • Guide dog Seretta laying at the feet of her handler
  • Guide dog Trevor

One of the opening ceremony highlights was a demonstration by our trainee guide dog, Ria, led by Zara, a Guide Dog Mobility Instructor.

  • Guest-of-Honour Mr Seah Kian Peng giving a speech
  • Guest-of-Honour Mr Seah Kian Peng mingling with event guests
  • Guest-of-Honour Mr Seah Kian Pen

We would like to thank our Guest-of-Honour, Mr Seah Kian Peng, for gracing the event and celebrating GDAB’s 10th Anniversary with us.

Event Attracted 400 Participants!

  • GDS 10th anniversary event at Causeway Point atrium
  • GDS 10th anniversary milestones wall
  • GDS Chairman Mr Amos Miller giving an opening speech
  • GDS educational booth at the event
  • GDS volunteers at event game booth
  • Group shot of volunteers for GDS 10th anniversary event
  • Guests seated at event booth moulding clay dog figurines
  • Guide dog figurines made from clay

The “Sighted Guide Challenge” was built to simulate the experience of moving around without sight. Blind-folded participants were taught to use the white cane to navigate obstacles and had to learn to trust those who guided them. The challenge drew a lot of participants, especially amongst curious children.

  • A child in a blindfold simulation with a white cane
  • A girl throwing a ball at event game booth
  • An event guest in a blindfold simulation with a white cane
  • Kids playing at event game booth manned by GDS volunteers
  • Public crowd at GDS event at Causeway Point atrium
  • Two kids playing at a game booth at the event

A Trip to Cold Storage

In the evening, one of our guide dog teams, Dennis and Melba, made an impromptu shopping trip to Cold Storage. The public had the opportunity to witness how a guide dog assisted a visually-impaired handler.

Child squatting next to a guide dog at past International Guide Dog Day (IGDD)

Dennis and Melba were so popular! Melba focused on her duty really well and was not distracted despite drawing attention from a big group of people who followed them.

Thank You

We would like to thank the following partners who made this event a success:

  • BinjaiTree
  • FMC Technologies
  • Frasers Centrepoint Limited
  • Lee Foundation
  • Tote Board
  • United Overseas Bank

We are grateful for the support from our donors, dedicated volunteers and all the 400 shoppers who participated in the event at Causeway Point.

We hope you will continue to support our mission in empowering more visually-impaired people to lead independent and fulfilling lives!

GDS is a non-profit voluntary welfare organisation, and has been accorded Charity status by the Commissioner of Charities. We are registered with the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) as an associate member and holds an Institute of Public Character status.
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