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Guide Dogs Graduation 2023

October 27, 2023

Group photo of attending Graduates with President of the Board Mr. Richard Anderson OAM and Her Excellency the Honourable Dr. Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland. Graduates are smiling at the camera and standing in front of inflatable Guide Dog Gulliver.

It’s one of our favourite times of year and Graduation 2023 did not disappoint!

Hosted by our Acting CEO, Jock Beveridge and attended by the Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young AC PSM, Graduation Day is a special reminder to us all why we do the work that we do.

Occupational Therapy program graduate; George van der Heide smiling at the camera and standing in front of a Guide Dogs media wall with his white cane.

This year, we celebrated 8 graduating Guide Dog teams and 8 Clients who graduated across a range of our programs including Orientation and Mobility long cane skills, Occupational Therapy programs and Assistive Technology.

Client Guest Speaker, Rhett Bryant, moved the room to tears with his heartfelt and genuine speech, providing an overview of his personal vision story and journey with Guide Dogs.

It was great to see so many Clients, puppy raisers, volunteers, staff, supporters and other special guests come together to celebrate the achievements of so many in our Guide Dogs community.

Thank you to everyone who came along and congratulations to all our Graduates for 2023!

Graduate Guide Dog Handler Danae and her Guide Dog Riley standing next to family and Her Excellency the Honourable Dr. Jeannette Young AC PSM, Governor of Queensland, in front of Guide Dogs media wall.



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