8th Annual Friendship Walk…What an Amazing Event!

Please help us make this year’s Friendship Walk the most successful ever! Plan to attend as a walker, or pledge to support a walker.

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learn-more-buttonRegistration and Pledges for the 2018 Friendship Walk are on-line through Canada Helps.  

Please note:   The Canada Helps page will stay active until Saturday, June 30 to accept any final pledges. We thank everyone for their very generous support of this year’s Friendship Walk!

All monies raised at this year’s walk will help us continue our mandate to enhance and expand our programming and facility to allow individuals of all ages and abilities to equally access and enjoy the Nova’s Ark experience.

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8th Annual Friendship Walk… Come One, Come All!

It is that time of year again! Save the Date for our 8th Annual Friendship Walk which is fast approaching! 

Join us for this fun filled community event which includes a 3-kilometre walk lead by Bing the camel! All money raised will be used to maintain this unique facility, which supports individuals of all ages with varied abilities. It is hoped that the proceeds from this year’s walk will support the construction of wooden pathways and a gazebo in our forested area creating a unique gathering space that will facilitate socialization and a connection with nature.

Keep posted to sign up and make your pledges on our Canada Helps soon! The walker with the most pledges will win a day at Nova’s Ark with ten friends! 

Please help us make this year’s Friendship Walk the most successful ever! Plan to attend as a walker, or pledge to support a walker soon!

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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