Wednesday, December 19, 2012
GDB Holiday Luncheon Keynote Address by Jake Olson
GDB recently held our 36th annual Festive Holiday Luncheon at the Westin St. Francis hotel on Union Square in San Francisco - it was such a wonderful way to usher in the holidays! More than 700 people turned out to enjoy a lovely wine reception, three-course lunch, and a program that featured everything from a guidework demonstration to a puppy delivery. All of our guests enjoyed the puppy love, and left feeling very inspired, thanks to our keynote speaker, Jake Olson with his guide dog Quebec. Jake's speech was so well-received (he brought the crowd to their feet for a standing ovation), that we thought we'd share his remarks with you here. Jake is introduced by the event emcee, CBS-5 News Anchor Ken Bastida. Enjoy - and happy holidays from all of us here at Guide Dogs for the Blind!