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.
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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!