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