Nova's Ark - 2018 Friendship Walk
Nova's Ark is a unique non-profit organization (Registered Charity #8591611176) located in Brooklin, ON. Founder Mary-Ann Nova's past experience as an educator with a local school board confirmed the need for alternative programs for individuals with varied abilities. In May of 2005, Nova's Ark was created to provide a place where individuals could learn while feeling safe and accepted.
Nova’s Ark is that safe place for our special guests, their parents, our many adult and youth volunteers, and our therapy animals. Together we have created an environment of understanding and acceptance where everyone can feel like they belong. Not only does our facility have the ability to allow our guests to learn, grow and be confident while at Nova’s Ark, but also to apply these skills out in the community. We believe there is promise for a brighter future with a community that is more accepting and understanding of all abilities.
Programs like those offered at Nova's Ark require funding from outside sources. To continue our mandate to enhance and expand our programming and facility, we host an annual Friendship Walk. This 3K Walk along the streets of Brooklin is lead by Bing, one of our resident camels, and is followed by a large group of our special guests, our adult and youth volunteers, several of our therapy animals and many supporters like you.
Last year our 2017 Friendship Walk was successful in raising over $26,000.00 thanks to the generosity of our community support, local businesses and 3rd Party Fundraisers. This year, our 8th ANNUAL FRIENDSHIP WALK will take place at:
LOCATION: Grass Park, Brooklin DATE: Saturday, June 16, 2018 TIME: 10 am to 2 pm
Help support our Friendship Walk by participating as...
- A WALKER - SELECT [JOIN AS AN INDIVIDUAL] and follow the instructions to create your very own Participant Page (minimum Participant Pledge is $10.00) and invite your family and friends to support you at this event. Note: Please do not create Teams for this event.
- A PLEDGE SUPPORTER - SELECT [FIND A PERSON] to find an individual's Participant Page. Follow the instructions to enter your pledge amount.
The individual walker with the most funds raised will win a 3 hr visit at Nova’s Ark, with 10 people of his/her choice, on a Saturday (date to be mutually determined).
This is truly a community effort, and we invite you to help make this our most successful event ever! In addition to the 3K walk, there will be live music, a BBQ, and other fun activities. Take a moment to speak with our volunteers as they share stories about our special guests and therapy animals during the event. All monies raised at this year’s walk will help us continue our mandate to enhance and expand our programming and facility to assist individuals of all abilities to access and enjoy the Nova’s Ark experience...where Special is Always Welcome!