- 2019 DRAFT
The Ottawa REDBLACKS announced a partnership with Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind for the 2019 season, as the team aims to raise awareness about the opportunities the organization provides members of its community.
Six guide dog puppies — four black Labrador Retrievers and two yellow Labrador Retrievers — born in early March will become part of the team and nicknamed the “REDBLACKS litter”.
#RNation just got a whole lot cuter 😍
We’re proud to be working with @CDNGuideDogs this season with members of RNation raising 🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶🐶
— Ottawa REDBLACKS (@REDBLACKS) April 8, 2019
Members of #RNation will be raising the puppies for the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind while they undergo basic obedience training, learn important social skills, and prepare for their next step to become formal guide dogs.
The puppies will interact with REDBLACKS players and staff for heart-warming content all season long, starting with a naming contest.
Each Ottawa home game will also have a puppy in attendance.
Thank you! We’re so excited to be working with all of #RNation.
— Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (@CDNGuideDogs) April 8, 2019
About Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind (CGDB) is a national, non-profit, charitable organization founded in 1984 to provide Canadians with greater mobility and independence through the use of professionally trained guide dogs (Nationally) and mobility assistance dogs (Ottawa area).