7th Annual Friendship Walk…What a great day!

We had our fingers (and toes!) crossed for a sunny day with no rain for our 7th Annual Friendship Walk, and  Saturday, June 17 arrived with just that!  Along with the good weather, we had an amazing turnout of wonderful people all gathered to enjoy a day of family fun in support of Nova's Ark. To each and every one of you who gave pledges and walked with us – you have truly made a difference!  

For the 2nd year in a row, our walker with the most pledges was Trey B. who won a 3 hr Saturday visit at Nova's Ark for 10 people.  Congratulations Trey!
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Special thanks also go to Katie M, Kayle C, Jessica M & Byron's Bunch who along with Trey made up our Top 5 Fundraisers.

Our official count on the day of the Walk was $25,590.00, which includes generous  donations from Insurance Brokers of Durham Region Incorporated / Gore Insurance, Brookfield Residential (ON) LP, and Pet Value. 

Click here for a list of our amazing Corporate Sponsors

We are overwhelmed with the support from our community, and so grateful to each and every person who has contributed to the success of this fundraiser in whatever way they felt possible. Thank you!

Special thanks to Celina Caesar-Chavannes (MP-Whitby),  Town of Whitby Mayor, Don Mitchell, and Town of Whitby Council members, Derrick Gleed and Rhonda Mulcahy, who came out to share in this lovely, event filled day.  Your support means so much to us!

To the lovely (and very energetic!) Kayla Hachey, who came back again this year to lead our walkers in a rousing Zumba warm-up. Thank you – you really got us moving! 

As always, we`re delighted to enjoy the music of  Workin’ Dawgs. These talented musicians have performed at our Walk each year...thank you so much.

And,  a big thank you 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! 


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! 

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2017 SUMMER CAMP – REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

 

Our 2017 SUMMER CAMP is completely FULL!
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registration closedThank you so much for your continued interest in our Summer Camp at Nova's Ark.  

Each week of our Camp is full to the maximum! We look forward to many wonderful experiences with our new and old friends over the summer.

A huge thank you for believing in Nova's Ark!

Please see our PROGRAMS/DAY CAMPS page to find out about Adventure Sunday  opportunities.

2017 Summer Camp and Rexall Foundation – Friendship Camp Fund Information

Camp Registration is Now Open!SUMMER CAMP 2017

Nova’s Ark offers opportunities for individuals with varied abilities to join our trained and confident youth leaders to explore the many interesting animals and activities located on our ten acre property during our Summer Camps. Each individual is connected with a team comprised of trained volunteers and college education placement students, who become the Circle of Friends which is key in assisting with their program needs. The focus continues to be on social and communication skills through exploration, sensory stimulation and structured interactive activities. These programs provide, key life skills development, physical involvement and respite time with weather appropriate activities.
 
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Nova’s Ark would like to thank the Rexall Foundation for their continued support of Nova's Ark.  With their very generous grant this year, we are thrilled to announce that our Friendship Camp Fund will offer thirty (30) individuals a one-week sponsorship to our 2017 Summer Camp.

The Rexall Foundation – Friendship Camp Fund will be held at Nova's Ark the week of July 3 to 7, 2017.

Click Here for Friendship Camp Fund Entry Information