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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2016 “We’re on the Way” Fundraiser…what a wonderful evening!

This year's We're On The Way Dinner/Dance Fundraiser, held on Saturday, October 1st, was a fantastic success!  Our Fundraising Committee’s enthusiasm and hard work was matched by the outstanding generosity of our guests and donors!

 $37,000.00 was raised and the number is still growing!

All funds raised from this event will be used to purchase supplies and equipment to provide unique program experiences for the children and youth of varied abilities at Nova's Ark.
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thank-you We are overwhelmed by all the wonderful friends and families who came together to support Nova's Ark. This sold out crowd enjoyed a delicious dinner, dancing and the chance to bid on over 50 silent auction and draw items which included  tickets for an Oshawa Generals Box and a Wood Burning Pizza Oven – such a wonderful evening!

Click here to see a list of our amazing donors/supporters for the 2016 We're On The Way Event 

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You have truly made a difference!

2016 Friendship Walk Update…Thank You… Thank You…Thank You!

Such an amazing turnout on Saturday, June 18 for our 2016 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.  Our walker with the most pledges was Trey B. who won a 3 hr Saturday visit at Nova's Ark for 10 people.  To all those who gave pledges and walked with us – you have truly made a difference!

Our official count on the day of the Walk was $21,490.20, which included a generous  donation from Insurance Brokers of Durham Region Incorporated...but our number kept rising!  So after tallying several pledges that came in after the Walk, and receiving an AMAZING donation from Dave Mercer's Casting for a Cure: 2016 Angler/New Angler Tournament,  we are thrilled to announce that our our new total is: $43,964.57!!!!!

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!

2016 Friendship Walk

We’d like to recognize and thank former paralympic medal winner and well known radio broadcaster Rob Snoek, for sharing in our day as MC extraordinaire and for joining us on the 3K route along with Google and the rest of our walkers.  As well, we so appreciate the support of Celina Caesar-Chavannes (MP-Whitby),  Lorne Coe (MPP-Whitby/Oshawa),  our Town of Whitby Mayor, Don Mitchell, and Town of  Whitby Council members, Derrick Gleed, Elizabeth Roy and Rhonda Mulcahy, who supported us on this lovely, event filled day.

Thank You!

thank you...to the very talented musicians of Workin’ Dawgs, who have performed at our Walk each year...your music is amazing!

...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!

...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 2016.

Click here to see a complete list of our 2016 Corporate Sponsors 
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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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This was our 6th very successful Friendship Walk and we plan to continue the tradition in June of 2017.   So until next time...please take a moment to enjoy these highlights from this very wonderful event!

Photos courtesy of:  Ken Brooks Photography

Thank you for believing and making such a huge impact for all involved
at Nova’s Ark!