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Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk 2019
Standing Tall, Together, Against Domestic Violence


Stand Tall! Nova Vita Domestic Violence Prevention Services is excited to announce our 9th annual Heels to Heal Walk in support of the over 1,000 individuals we serve every year. Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2019 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 financial support. 

Can YOU walk a “Canadian mile” in these shoes? Keeping with the history of our walk, formerly Men In Heels, we have red high heels available in men’s sizes 8 to 16, for our participants to complete the wobbly 1 km walk through the heart of our downtown. Wear our shoes or bring your own, and join us as we all walk TOGETHER to raise essential funding for Nova Vita and to help send the message that domestic violence is never OK!

We need men to help end domestic violence.

Domestic violence is a serious epidemic in our community. Brantford is currently ranked 2nd in Ontario and 6th 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: 

  • 5,074 calls to our crisis support line
  • 112 women and 91 children live at Nova Vita
  • 3 babies born at Nova Vita
  • 293 women access our transitional support housing and program
  • 212 women in the community access individual and group counselling
  • 140 children who witnessed domestic violence receive counselling
  • 412 men access individual and group counselling 

We need MEN and people of all ages and gender, to help raise funds and awareness to end domestic violence in our community. Rally your friends, family and colleagues, challenge a competitor, and start your campaign to help spread the word that domestic violence is never OK!

  1. Register to walk! Register online here, or download registration and pledge forms at www.novavita.org.
  2. Create a team! Invite your coworkers, friends or family and come together to support Nova Vita. Set a goal to win the Top Fundraising Team or Best Team Spirit Award!
  3. Become a sponsor! Highlight your business, and show our community that you stand tall with Nova Vita against domestic violence through sponsorship and swag donations.

Together we can make a difference.Together we can stand tall.Together we can help more people live a life free of violence.



Thank you to our HOPE Sponsors:

   


Thank you to our HELP Sponsors:




Thank you to our official refreshment sponsors and to everyone who is 

helping to make a difference for Nova Vita:


Brantford Fire Department 

Brantford Pipes and Drums

Brantford Super Girl

Desiree's Angels 

Maura Edmunds

Waterford Cheerleading Club

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 8 - Jun 9

Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk Agenda

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

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

  • Live Music Courtesy of Maura Edmunds
  • Commemorate the Day with Photo Booth Fun 
  • Face Painting & Games with the Nova Vita Staff & Volunteers 
  • Desiree's Angels Victims for a New Start - Register to Ride!
  • Kids Cheer Area with Waterford Cheerleading Club
  • Meet our Community Helpers from the Brantford Fire Department
  • Meet & Greet with Brantford Supergirl
  • Shop Closet Couture Boutique at the Pop-Up Shop (100% of proceeds support 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.

  • Red shoes symbolize the need to "Stop" violence and the heels, well, they symbolize the call to stand TALL, don't be afraid to speak up and speak out.
  • You can borrow our selection of larger heels or wear your own red shoes and/or accessories
  • All registered walkers will be given pizza, refreshments and swag bag upon your return 


2:30 pm - Awards Presentation

Top honours for fundraising will be awarded to: Top Individual, Top Youth, Top Team, Top Family, and Top School

  • All walkers that raise over $100 at the time of registration will also receive an official Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk T-Shirt!


** Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk is a family friendly, pet-friendly event that will take place rain or shine. 

What Else Might You Be Wondering About?

  • Official Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk Swag for Sale! Cash/credit card accepted.
  • Online Registration Closes at 6 am on Sunday June 9.
  • Walkers can register day of at our registration table between 12:30 pm and 1:45 pm.
  • Loved ones coming to watch are hungry/thirsty? Drinks and snacks available for sale.
  • Pledges can still be collected after the walk. This page will be open until June 30.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Brantford Police Services Board $300.00
2 Kyle Mc keen $215.65
3 Barry Ward $200.00

Top Teams

1

Nova Vita Heelers

Raised: $2,400.06

2

Sole Sisters

$1,288.43

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
3

Brant Greens

Raised: $524.93

Top Fundraisers

1

Natasha Dobler

$1,281.90

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
2

Jennifer Moerschfel...

$865.44

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
3

Anita Menon

$558.05

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • June 9 6:00 AM EDT - Online Registration Closes

  • June 9 12:30 PM EDT - Walker Check-In and Family Fun Activities

  • June 9 1:45 PM EDT - Opening Ceremonies

  • June 9 2:00 PM EDT - Walk-the-Walk

  • June 9 2:15 PM EDT - Refreshments, Awards & Announcements

  • June 30 12:00 AM EDT - Pledge to Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk Close

Contact Information

Event Location

Brantford, ON, Canada

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