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Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk 2017
Standing Tall, Together, Against Domestic Violence

What a Day! Our 7th Annual Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk was a huge success, raising over $20,000 (and counting), and saw more than 125 walkers join us in Harmony Square to stand TALL with Nova Vita against domestic violence. 

 We at Nova Vita truly appreciate everyone’s hard work, and dedication to making our 7th annual Heels to Heal Walk one of the best attended events to date. Thank you to everyone who supported us: walkers, donors, sponsors, pledgers, and anyone who talked up the event or attended!

 Don’t can still make a donation or pledge a walker until the end of June. Also, be sure sure to share your photos, on our official Facebook Page: Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk.

Thank you to everyone who put their best foot forward to tell Brantford and the County of Brant that domestic violence is never ok!

Be sure to check out the offical video on YouTube created by our friend Roger at Digital Duck -

See you next year!

Stand Tall...Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services is excited to announce our 7th annual Heels to Heal Walk in support of the over 750 women, men, non-binary individuals and children we serve every year. Join us on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in Brantford’s Harmony Square, and stand tall in your red heels or your red shoes against domestic violence. This is our largest event of the year, both in raising awareness and in financial support. This year we hope to raise $50,000, and register 150 walkers in honour of Canada’s birthday.

Did You Know...Domestic violence is a serious epidemic in our community. Brantford is currently ranked 2nd in Ontario and 8th in all of Canada for police reported incidents of domestic violence. We at Nova Vita, see every day how exposure to domestic violence impacts individuals and families, and we work diligently to provide safe shelter, crisis support, individual and group counselling to everyone in our community. But we can’t do it alone. We need your help! Last year alone, we had 281 women and children live at Nova Vita, 12 women and children who lived in our transitional home, 205 women who accessed our transitional support workers, 269 women in the community who received individual counselling, and 28 children who were exposed to domestic violence, receive counselling through our child-witness program.

Take The stand tall against domestic violence with Nova Vita on Sunday June 4th, 2017!

  1. Register to walk! Register online here, or download registration and pledge forms at
  2. Create a team! Rally the troops within your business, organization or inner circle to walk-the-walk with Nova Vita, collect pledges and set a goal to win the Top Team Fundraising Trophy.
  3. Become a sponsor! Highlight your business, and show our community that you stand tall with Nova Vita against domestic violence.

Join us on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 in Harmony Square for Nova Vita's Heels to Heal Walk 2017, and help us send the message that domestic violence is never OK!

Thank you for Standing TALL with Nova Vita to our HEAL Sponsors:



Thank you for Standing TALL with Nova Vita to our HOPE Sponsors:

Registration fees

Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk Closed

Walk in red high heel shoes to stand tall, together, against domestic violence.

  1. Free
    Apr 12 - Jun 3

Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk Agenda

12:30 pm - Walker Check-in & Family Fun in Harmony Square Opens

Check-in early, grab your swag bag and vouchers for post-walk fuel (a.ka. food and drinks), get your red shoes on, and enjoy the festivities in harmony square.

  • We are excited to announce that Doug the Great will be standing really TALL with Nova Vita showcasing his stilt walking talents, and his magic. He will be joined by Katie the Great who will be offering face painting creations before the walk. Great music, balloon animals, kid-friendly crafts and pampering and yoga by Diva Essentials and Yoga You will also be in harmony square. 
  • Rev up your ruby red shoes and enjoy a cup of joe served up by our returning top fundraiser Joshua Wall. Coffee is courtesy of our friends at Personal Service Coffee
  • Great fashion accessories will be available for sale at a Pop-Up Shop with Closet Couture - all proceeds go to Nova Vita.

1:45 pm - Opening Ceremonies

Come together in Harmony Square for the official rally to Stand Tall, Together, Against Domestic Violence with Nova Vita. 


2:00 pm - Walk-the-Walk

Join us for a 1 km walk - depart Harmony Square and "strut your stuff" West on Dalhousie Street; turn left on Brant Avenue; and turn left on Colborne Street East; returning to great fanfare at Harmony Square.

2:30 pm - Awards Presentation

The walkers will enjoy complimentary food and refreshments, relax their feet and celebrate the accomplishments of the day. Top honours for fundraising will be awarded to: Top Individual, Top Youth, Top Team, and Top Family.

  • A Special Thank you to Mother's Pizza Parlour & Spaghetti House for providing pizza to our walkers and the Zehrs King George Road and Nestle Water for the refreshments! .  

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Raven Construction Management Inc. $500.00
2 Anonymous $300.00
3 Anonymous $300.00

Top Teams


Bearded Villains Ontario SW

Raised: $1,955.00


The Fireballs

Raised: $1,040.00


The Non-Violence Alliance

Raised: $630.00

Top Fundraisers


Paul Oddi





Cal Hewson

Raised: $960.00


Natasha Dobler





Event Schedule

  • June 3 12:00 PM EDT - Online Registration Closes

  • June 4 12:30 PM EDT - Walker Check-In and Family Fun Activities

  • June 4 1:45 PM EDT - Opening Ceremonies

  • June 4 2:00 PM EDT - Walk-the-Walk

  • June 4 2:30 PM EDT - Refereshments and Awards Presentation

Contact Information

Event Location

Brantford, ON, Canada

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