This year we moved the Friendship Walk from April to June…what a difference a few months make. We went from shivering in heavy coats last year to basking in the warm sunshine this year! Such a marvelous turnout on Saturday, June 20 for our 2015 Friendship Walk. How wonderful to see such happy faces on friends, both old and new, as everyone gathered to enjoy a day of family and fun in support of Nova’s Ark. To all those who gave pledges and walked with us – you have truly made a difference.
We’d like to recognize and thank Mayor Don Mitchell, who shared his Saturday with us and did such a tremendous job as our Masters of Ceremonies, as well as to members of the Town of Whitby Council: Regional Councillors, Lorne Coe and Elizabeth Roy and Ward Councillor, Derrick Gleed, who supported us on this lovely, event filled day.
…to the very talented musicians of Workin’ Dawgs, who have performed at our Walk each year no matter what the weather…so glad it was sunshine this year!
…to the owners/staff of Starr Burger, who also join us every year to provide our guests with a delicious BBQ served with a great big smile, and of course
…to the many corporate supporters who have been with us from the very beginning and to the new supporters who have come on board for 2015.
Click here to see our 2015 Friendship Walk Corporate Supporter Page.
Of course we can’t forget the AMAZING Nova’s Ark Volunteer Force… the tremendous adult and youth volunteers who set-up/tore down, answered questions, shared stories, handled registrations, worked with the animals, baked goods, and ran the sales and craft tables. We couldn’t do it without you!
This was our 5th very successful Friendship Walk and we plan to continue the tradition in June of 2016. This year’s fundraising reached close to $9,000 and we are so very grateful for all of those who donated, in whatever way they felt possible. Each and every donation made a difference.
Thank you for believing and making such a huge impact for all involved at Nova’s Ark!