International Guide Dog Day Awards 2021
Today we celebrate International Guide Dog Day and the important role Guide Dogs play in supporting people all around the world with low vision or blindness to achieve their goals and live independently.
This is a very special day for all of us here at Guide Dogs Victoria as it is not only an opportunity to recognise these remarkable dogs but it is also a day to honour those whose commitment and dedication allow us to provide services and support to our community with our annual International Guide Dog Day Awards.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners and thank you for being a valuable part of the Guide Dogs Victoria community. We couldn’t do what we do without you!
The Independence Award 2021
In recognition of outstanding contribution to Guide Dogs Victoria
Winners: Jeanette Schena – Volunteer, Guide Dogs Victoria and Wendy Wood – Volunteer Coordinator, Guide Dogs Victoria
Freedom Award 2021
In recognition for providing an outstanding contribution to Guide Dogs Victoria.
Winner: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Inspiration Award 2021
In recognition of those who enhance independent outcomes for Victorians who are blind or living with low vision.
Winner: Dr. Noela Prasad on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)