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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:



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Nova Vita Heels to Heal Walk

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

  1. Free
    Apr 8 - Jun 8
    Register

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. 


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


2:30 pm - Awards Presentation

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


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

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Anonymous $108.31
2 Janice Booth $108.31
3 Anonymous $108.31

Top Teams

1

Sole Sisters

$802.22

Raised

$2,000.00

Goal
2

Nova Vita Heelers

Raised: $691.73

3

Team REVELution

$54.63

Raised

$2,500.00

Goal

Top Fundraisers

1

Jennifer Moerschfel...

$512.63

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
2

Danielle Burnside

$269.59

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal
3

Anita Menon

$263.40

Raised

$1,000.00

Goal

Event Schedule

  • June 8 12:00 PM 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

Contact Information

Event Location

Brantford, ON, Canada

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