Friday, August 17, 2012

2012 Info Packages

Hello Newf lovers!  Can you believe it? NewfStock is just a month away! Thank you for registering, 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 all of 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
All rescue dogs attending, regardless of breed or which rescue they are from will receive a bandana to identify them as a rescue.  To celebrate rescues, our parade will be headed up by rescued dogs!

 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 2012 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’ve got a special prize for the person who collects the most pledges!  In 2010 the prize for collecting the most pledges went to Sandy Mulheren from New Jersey who collected over $2000 in pledges.  He was very closely followed by Anne McNamara from Sudbury.  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 14th
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 on leash.  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: Millennium 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 15th – 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!!!) 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 including original artwork, a dog cart, stained glass pieces, a handmade quilt and more!  Oh, and don’t forget your pledge form and pledges!
Here's a link to our itinerary as it stands right now  --  there's lots to do and see! 

Sunday, September 16th
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 live River, Mimi, Isabel and more.

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've got some beautiful pieces of art donated by our fabulous supporters, we also have a dog cart, and so much more.

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 designs you're going to love!

Seminars:  Dr. Janice will be speaking about skin health and offering a Q&A period, Allison will be talking about weight loss,  Joan and Judi will be offering a grooming seminar.

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

Photo-shoot: Have your Newf featured in the 2014 Newf Friends calendar!  For a $5 donation your Newf will be photographed by Dr. Henry Christiansen and volunteers from the Bancroft Photography Club and the photos will be used for our 2014 calendar.   Sign up at the registration booth!

Demos: Check out the carting demo by Joan Fisher.  We're also working on a few other demos but don't have the details hammered out yet!  Don’t miss this chance to see some gorgeous Newfs doing what they love to do!

Pampered Pooch - Nail Clipping and Ear Trim by Kaila:  For a $5 donation your pooch’s nails will be clipped and ear hairs will be trimmed!  What a deal!  Be sure to have this done before your photo shoot!  All proceeds go to Newf Friends.

Newf Clubs:  Meet some of the folks from the Central Ontario Region Newfoundland Dog Club of Canada and the National Club.  They will have a booth set up to answer questions, give out info, sell products and take membership applications.  Be sure to stop by their booth to say hello!

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: The fine folks from the Maple Leaf Chip Truck are coming down to serve up loads of tasty goodies.  They offer a variety of items to choose from, including vegetarian food.  Bring your appetite!

Music: There will be lots of great music to keep your toes tapping and tails wagging

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

We look forward to seeing you at NewfStock!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Info packages!

NewfStock is just a few weeks away!

The NewfStock info packages will be emailed next week to all people who have preregistered.  This gives you important info about the big event including maps, a schedule of events and itinerary, the Rescue Parade pledge form and so much more.

If you plan to attend but haven't registered yet please do so today!  There is no cost to register, and by preregistering you will help us know how many people to expect so we can be sure to have enough welcome packages, prizes, gifts and more.  

This is sure to be a fabulous event, don't miss out!