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Join Us to Embark on a Journey of Possibilities

In conjunction with celebrating White Cane Day*, join us at our community event at Parkway Parade on Sunday, 8 October 2023. This special occasion will be a celebration of the achievements of our friends with vision impairment (VI), highlighting their resilience and the impact they bring to those around them.

*White Cane Day falls on 15 October every year.

Event Details

Date: Sunday, 8 October 2023
Event Time: 10.00am to 8.00pm
Venue: Basement 1 Atrium @ Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Rd, Singapore 449269

An eye checkup is conducted using the Tonometer.

Come join us at the launch ceremony at 11.00am officiated by our guest-of-honour, Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Mr. Eric Chua.

As part of our commitment to promoting eye health, we are collaborating with Singapore Polytechnic to offer free eye screening at the event from 11.00am to 6.00pm.

 Event highlights include a free eye check, a blindfold obstacle course, a chance to meet our guide dogs, experiential activities, free gift packs, a children's play

Don’t miss our exciting programme lineup. 

  • 12.00pm & 4.00pm (2 Sessions): Quiz and Trivia Quest – Get ready to have a blast and discover new facts about the vision impaired community
  • 2.00pm to 2.30pm: Navigating the World Together – Learn how to assist someone with low vision or blindness through sighted guide techniques
  • 5.00pm to 5.30pm: Guide Dog in Action – Watch a demonstration of our guide dog at work

Entry is free and open to the public, so bring your family and friends for a day of fun and educational experiences.

Save the date and we look forward to seeing you there. If you can’t join us physically but still want to show your support, consider making a donation—it’s a great way to commemorate this significant occasion!

All donations to GDS during our campaign period are matched dollar-for-dollar by Tote Board. This means when you donate $100, GDS will receive $200 in total and your contribution will double in its impact.

For your donation to be matched, please donate via our online campaigns (click links below) or indicate “Inspiring Lives Without Sight” on your cheques payable to Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd.

All direct donations to GDS of minimum S$20 are eligible for a 250% tax exemption.

Inspiring Lives Without Sight. All donations from 1 August to 31 October 2023 will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Tote Board. Find out more and donate here giving.sg/gds/aug23
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