About Newf Friends

Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue is a volunteer run, foster home based rescue group for Newfoundland Dogs in need in Ontario, Canada.
We place Newfs into carefully screened homes in Ontario and surrounding provinces and states.
Established in 2008.

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Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for general information about our program and our adoption policies and procedures.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Newfstock 2010!

Time to get your room booked for Newfstock 2010 – the huge Newf Friends Gathering in Bancroft! We hope to see you and your Newf there!

Be sure to visit our NewfStock webpage for full details

Online registration will be available soon! There's no fee to attend, but registering in advance will guarantee that you get a full information package sent to you including all of the scheduled activities for the whole weekend, as well as information about Newf friendly businesses and services in the area that may be of interest, maps, the schedule of events, and so much more. These packages will be available in July!

The main event will be held on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Millennium Park in downtown Bancroft, ON. For those that are arriving ahead of then, or staying later, we will be planning a variety of activities – like dinner in town on Friday, a bonfire Saturday night out at our farm, guided nature hikes on Sunday, and whatever else our planners dream up! The big event on Saturday will run all day with vendors, activities for the whole family, live music, and our art auction to raise funds for the Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue! It’s sure to be a great day!

If you would like to set up a booth at this event, or do a demonstration please email us!

We have confirmation of a block of rooms being reserved for Newf Friends at a discounted rate, at one of the area hotels. These are ready to be booked now -- first come, first served.

When you call to make your reservations quote the date, and that you are booking under "Newf Friends" to get our group discount.

The hotel we are using in The Best Western
146 Hastings Street N, Bancroft, Ontario, K0L 1C0, CA
Phone: 613/332-2474

This hotel is located in downtown Bancroft, directly next to the Millennium Park, where we will be holding the big event on Saturday. It is walking distance to restaurants, shopping, and yes, Tim Hortons is just 2 minutes up the road.

They are offering us 15% off their standard rates listed below and they are waiving the Pet deposit, and they are making an exception and extending their pet friendly rooms to include all rooms that we require.

Rooms need to be booked now, and there are no cancellations of second night.

Prices (Hotel tax 10% extra)
7 suites, $ 169.99 and up
17 -single standard queen guest room $ 129.99 and up
13 -2 QQ standard queen guest room $ 159.99 and up
6 - standard king guest room $149.99 and up
3 - standard smoking queen rooms. $ 129.99 and up

Yes, on their site it says pets max 20 lbs! They are aware that Newfs weigh a tad more than that.

Those that are planning on making this a longer vacation, you may find renting a cottage to be a great option
Cottage Rentals
There are pet friendly cottages on this site, and some of the lakes are very close to town. I called them and have been assured that there is flexibility on arrival/departure dates because we are into September. You could arrive on a Thursday or Friday instead of a Saturday as listed on their site. These cottages book up fast and there are only a handful of pet friendly ones within 20 mins of town, so if this of interest to you, I suggest booking immediately. Be careful of the lake though, some are very far away! (Bay Lake, L’Amable Lake, Lucerne, Albion, parts of (south end) Baptiste are all close to town.) You can call them during regular business hours, 6 days a week if you have questions.

For those that want a campground for tent/trailers
Bancroft Campground is 10 minutes from town
Or you can book at this Camp in Bancroft, it is about 5 minutes from town

People are planning to come from across Canada and the US to attend this event -- the more the merrier! We hope yo can make it!