The Golden Retriever: A Scottish Legacy Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the founding of the breed

This event is hosted by Yankee Golden Retriever Club, and will be held in the training building here at YGRR Riverview.  The date and time is Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 7pm.  There will be a brief meeting for club members followed immediately by the program. Light refreshments will be served, and it is free to attend.

Presented by Joy Viola
The lecture will cover the breed’s early history, as well as its emigration from Scotland and its evolution from a hunting dog to service as search and rescue dogs, avalanche dogs, guide dogs and assistance dogs. She also will discuss rescue organizations, canine cancer research funded by the Golden Retriever Foundation, the establishment of the Friends of Guisachan and the 2018 celebration of the Golden’s 150th anniversary.
Joy is a past member of the YGRR Board and former director of development. She is also the recipient of the Vern Bower Humanitarian Award from the Golden Retriever Club of America, the Sandy Sonntag Service Award from the Yankee Golden Retriever Club, and the service award of the Golden Retriever Foundation. She is currently President of the Friends of Guisachan and the proud owner of two rescue dogs.