The Barbados Council for the Disabled will host the British Guide Dog, Dylan, and a team from the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association UK, from October 9 to 14.
The objective of the visit is to sensitise Barbadians on the role these animals play in enhancing the quality of life of persons with disabilities.
Dylan and his entourage arrive on Thursday and the following day, they will be guests on CBC TV???s Mornin??? Barbados before visiting the Irving Wilson School for the Blind at 9:00 a.m.
On Saturday, October 11, Dylan and the team will participate in a motorcade and rally organised by the Animal Control Unit of the Ministry of Health under the theme: Canines in Service. The motorcade leaves Cheapside at 10:00 a.m. and ends at the Weymouth Grounds, where a rally in honour of working dogs will be held.
On Monday, October 13, at 8:30 a.m., Dylan will visit the Deighton Griffith School, after which members of the public will have an opportunity to see him at a number of venues in Hastings, Christ Church, including the Richard Haynes Boardwalk, Lanterns Mall and Tapas Restaurant.
On Tuesday, October 14, a workshop entitled UK Guide Dog Abroad, comes off at the Horatio Cooke Auditorium, National Union of Public Workers??? headquarters, Dalkeith, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The Barbados Council for the Disabled is hosting the tour, in association with the Animal Control Centre of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association UK.