Wednesday, September 7, 2016

General Information NewfStock 2016

Here's your handy information package with everything you need to make the most of your visit to Bancroft and NewfStock.

This package contains:
  • Pledge Forms for our parade (online & printable)
  • Info about the activities at NewfStock
  • Directions and printable maps to help you find everything you need
  • Important numbers including vet locations and phone numbers in case of emergency
To celebrate rescues, our parade will be headed up by rescued dogs – all dogs regardless of breed or which rescue they are from are invited to join in!
 NewfStock is Newf Friend’s biggest fundraiser of the year and the funds raised at this event are needed to keep our rescue running throughout the whole year.  Thank you for participating in this event!
Our goal for NewfStock 2016 is to bring in $25,000 (yes, we're an ambitious group) and a large portion of that will be coming from pledges, so please start collecting today!  Read on the learn more....

Parade Pledges

We’re kicking off the day with an all breed parade around Millennium Park, led by rescue dogs.  We encourage all attendees to join in the parade either with or without a dog, and show your support of rescue.   What a sight this will be, over 100 Newfs plus loads of Newf wannabees parading around the park!  

We’re asking attendees to collect pledges for those participating in the Parade to bring in much needed dollars to help us meet the needs of Newfs over the coming months.  Every dollar helps so whether you collect $25 or $2500 your support is greatly appreciated!  We have a special prize for the person who collects the most pledges!  In 2014 the prize for collecting the most pledges went to the Bergsma family who brought in $3200! Wowzers! Maybe you will be this year's winner?  

It couldn't be easier to participate -- we’ve arranged two simple ways you can collect pledges. 
  • Download & Print a Pledge Sheet. Collect pledges and bring the money collected and the pledge sheet to Newfstock. (Newf Friends is a division of HART, a registered charity, and donations over $20 will generate a tax receipt.  ****Cheques should be payable to HART with Newf Friends in the memo line.) Here's the link to the printable pledge form:
  • Online Pledge Collection. For your convenience, a personalized online pledge form can be created enabling you to generate pledges from family and friends around the globe!  These online forms enable your friends to donate online with a click of their mouse, and eliminate the need for you to collect pledges and bring them with you.  So easy!  Your customized page will have any info you want, including your fundraising goal, a photo of your choice and a message of your choice.  Here's the scoop on how to set up your Giving page:
The Weekend at a Glance

Friday, September 16th
2:00 – 3:30 pm Romp and Swim – Weather Permitting
Location: Diamond Lake Public Beach
Details: Everyone welcome.  Beach is located about 15 minutes from the hotel on a very quiet street.  Ample parking is available; the beach is large, sandy with a park area surrounding it.
Dogs must be on leash at all times.  Please clean-up after your dog.
This is not an “official” Newf Friends activity, but rather a suggested meeting place for Newf lovers.   
What you need: Bring your own chair, towels, etc.
Directions: Download pdf map at
From the Sword Motor Inn turn left onto Hastings Street (Highway 62 North).  Follow to South Baptiste Lake Rd and turn left.  Follow to Old Diamond Lake Rd and turn left.  Follow to beach on the right.

4:30 - 6:00  Volunteers meet to set-up Tents for Saturday – everyone is welcome to come out and lend a hand assembling the tents!
Location : Millennium Park.  
Directions: Download pdf map at

6:00 pm Pizza Party and social time
Location: Sword Motor Inn (Best Western) directly next to the park
Details: Once we're finished putting tents up we're going to order some pizza and chow down.  Bring a chair and join us!  

Saturday, September 17th – NewfStock Main Event
NewfStock!!! Taking place at beautiful Millennium Park in downtown Bancroft, Ontario from 10am – 5pm. Rain or Shine (oh please don't let it rain on us this year!!!) Music, vendors, games, contests and Newfs!  Booths open all day long! Download pdf map at
Dogs must be on leash, with an adult at all times please.  Bring your own chair, your appetite, your dogs, your kids, some cash to buy great merchandise and enter the raffle, and bring extra money for the silent auction!  We have some fabulous items up for bidding!  Oh, and don’t forget your pledge form and pledges!

Sunday, September 18th
11:00 am: Nature Hike
Location: Vance Park
Details: Dogs welcome on leash and of course please clean up after your dog.
Directions: Download pdf map at
From hotel, turn right (south) onto Hastings Street.  At the lights at Bridge Street turn right.  At the bend, veer left to stay on Bridge Street.  Follow to Oak Street, turn left. Follow to Vance Farm Park.

What can you expect at the NewfStock main event?

We have several hundred people and over 100 Newfs as well as many other breeds of dogs registered to attend.  The fun filled day will be packed with activities for the whole family including lots of games, seminars, demos, cool things to buy, food, music and the chance to relax and spend time with friends.

Activities that are Available:

Parade: Join us in kicking off the day with our  huge parade of Newfs and Newf wannabees around Millennium Park.  Rescue dogs get to lead the pack!   Don’t worry, it’s not too long a walk!  Be sure to collect pledges for our walk, this is our main fundraiser of the year! 

Meet the Newfs: Throughout the day we will have meet and greets set up with some of the awesome Newfs who have come through our program. Meet the dogs YOU helped save with your generous donations.

Raffle Items: Fabulous items donated by generous businesses, volunteers and friends.  You don’t want to miss out on this penny raffle!

Silent Auction: We have some awesome items donated by our fabulous supporters, get ready for bidding wars!

Games: You and your Newf will have a blast bobbing for hotdogs, racing with eggs, playing musical chairs and competing in our obstacle course.  Fun for the whole family!

Vendors: Newf Friends will be selling our custom made newf themed items with all profits going to the rescue.  We have new products you're going to love!

Seminars and Info Booths:  New this year, we have a “Working Dog” booth and a “Healthy Newf”. In the Working Dog booth there will be information, equipment and knowledgeable volunteers to answer your questions about working activities like draft work, therapy work, water rescue, scent detection, tracking, agility and obedience. In the Healthy Newf booth volunteers will demonstrate equipment and exercises to improve orthopedic health and will be on hand to discuss diet, supplements and ways to promote healthy skin, ears and coats.
Social Activities: Catch up with old friends and make some new ones!  There’s lots of places to sit and relax at the park and just enjoy the day, and we have a beer garden this year!

Photo-shoot: Have your Newf featured in the 2018 Newf Friends calendar!  For a donation your Newf will be photographed for the calendar.   Sign up at the registration booth!

Demos: Check out the carting, water rescue and scent detection demos! What fun!  Don’t miss this chance to see some gorgeous Newfs doing what they love to do!

Pampered Pooch - Nail Clipping:  For a donation your pooch’s nails will be clipped all proceeds go to Newf Friends.

HART's All Breed Booth
:  Our parent organization HART will be in attendance with a fantastic booth with lots to see and buy!  Be sure to pick up some raffle tickets!

Food and Beer Garden:  This year the Bancroft Legion will be providing food and drinks in support of the Legion.  
Music: Once again Work'n Dawgz will be providing the entertainment. Get ready for some toe tapping tunes!

Prizes: You can win stuff, good stuff and lots of it!  Besides the raffle table there will be prizes for contests, and the prize for generating the most pledges!  You should try to win that one!

 And so much more!  We have new additions signing up daily!

Directions to Millennium Park
From East (Ottawa)
Get yourself to Highway 41, and follow that up to Highway 28
Turn left.  Follow 28 to Bancroft, and turn right at the lights at Hastings Street.
Follow Hastings Street to Millennium Park, on your left just past the Sword Motor Inn

From North (Barry’s Bay)
Follow Highway 62 all the way into Bancroft.
Look for Millennium Park on your right side, shortly after you pass Tim Hortons.

From South (Belleville)
401 to Highway 62 North exit
Follow Highway 62 up through Madoc, and continue on to Bancroft.
Turn right at the stop sign at Bridge Street.
Turn left at the lights at Bridge Street and Hastings Street.
Follow Hastings Street to Millennium Park, on your left just past the Sword Motor Inn

From West (Peterborough)
Take 115 to the end at Highway 7 EAST and turn right towards Ottawa
Follow to Highway 28.  Turn left to Bancroft
Follow all the way into Bancroft (about an hour)
Turn left onto Hastings Street at the lights
Follow Hastings Street to Millennium Park, on your left just past the Sword Motor Inn

Printable Maps are available online:
Map to NewfStock -- Millenium Park and Sword Motor Inn

Map to Friday’s Meet and Greet Swim Play Date – Diamond Lake Public Beach

Map to Sunday’s Nature Hike – Vance Farm Park

Important Numbers:
Sword Motor Inn
146 Hastings Street N, Bancroft, Ontario K0L 1C0
Phone: 613-332-2474

Millennium Park is directly next door.

Area Vets
Faraday Animal Hospital  - a 5 minute drive from the Sword Hotel
29391 HWY 28 S. RR #3 Bancroft, ON K0L 1C0
After hours emergency care is available

Apsley Veterinary Services – ½ hour south of Bancroft – for those staying at Silent Lake Provincial Park, this is the closest vet
9779 Highway 28 Apsley, ON K0L 1A0
After hours emergency care is available

 Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Hospital – open after hours – located in Peterborough 90 minutes from the Sword Hotel
1840 Lansdowne St. W. Unit 1B, Peterborough ON K9K 2M9
705-741-KVEC (5832)

We look forward to seeing you at NewfStock!