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Nurture The Dream is a FREE Community Resource Event presented by The Generous Host.  The event offers 18,000 sq. ft. of vendor space for individuals, couples and families in the Tri-Cities & Guelph Area looking for local resources that relate to adoption, pregnancy loss, infertility, surrogacy and special needs.  Visit our  2016 Sponsor & Exhibitors

Entertainment and Storytelling is offered throughout the day from the Main Stage as guests enjoy complementary cake and refreshments.

Nurture the Dream also provides a a 3,000 sq. ft. magical Children’s Party Space called Quin’s Room.

Meet & Greet with PAW PATROL & PIKACHU, 55′ Rolling Video Game Trailer, DJ Dance Party, Cake, Refreshments, Face-Painting, Crafts, Sensory Play & Swings, Party Favours & More.



We welcomed about 500 people (including children) for Nurture the Dream’s inaugural year.  Thank you for coming everyone. I hope that you were blessed by your experience. We’re already looking forward to next year.

“I was excited to go to a place where all the supports I need are all in one place! Usually my little one will last 20-30 mins at an event like this.  Three hours later we were still networking with all the amazing people you had at the [Nurture the Dream Event]. Everyone was willing to take the time, meet you, hear your story and offer advice. My daughter loved all the activities you had from the dancing to the video games, face painting and the character meet and greet. Out of all the events I have attended the past 3 years as an adoptive parent, I think that by far this one was the best. Thank you so much for putting it on and I hope you continue to do it and grow it. Well done!” – Sarah Inglis, Adoptive Parent

“Was part of an excellent show on the weekend called Nurture the Dream. There was representation from many organizations and companies related to Adoption, Infertility, Fostering, Surrogacy and related services. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place when we all heard of Clark’s journey.  Excellent event! Hope this becomes an annual event.” – Heather Richardson, Adopt4Life Parent Liaison

“Sometimes it is the small things that are the biggest. I was reminded of this yet again over the weekend where I had the opportunity to participate in the inaugural event for Nurture the Dream.  I had the sincere privilege of hearing brave men and women share their stories.  I witnessed families and small children enjoy with excitement, face painting, video games, free toys to be won and time together as family and friends.” – The Optimistic Mama, Nurture the Dream Exhibitor


All Booths, Snack Bar and Children’s Party Room Activities will be running from 10AM-4PM. Visit our Sponsor & Exhibitors

10AM Doors Open
– The first 200 families will receive Loot Bags
– Meet & Greet PAW PATROL (10AM-10:30AM)

-Cake Cutting Ceremony/Complementary Cake Provided
– Meet & Greet PIKACHU

11:30 AM
– Guest Speaker: Heather Clark Harris/ Clark Takes on the World

– Meet & Greet PAW PATROL

– Kids DJ Dance Party

– Meet & Greet PIKACHU
– Oldies Cover Music by Larry Jette
– Face-Painting with Bre Creative (1PM-3PM)

1:30 PM
– Guest Speaker: Natural Calm

– Meet & Greet PAW PATROL
–Special Music by Jeff Poolton
(Storytelling through Song, Parenting/Living with Special Needs)

– Guest Speaker: Matthew Turton – Breakthroughs in Learning
– Guest Speaker: Holly McGeorge

-Meet & Greet PIKACHU
-Kids DJ Dance Party

4:00 PM Doors Close


  • The first 200 families will receive Loot Bags
  • Door Prize Draws will be happening from the Nurture the Main Stage every hour.
  • Lots of Great Door Prizes to Win from The Generous Host, Arbonne, Canadian Surrogacy Options/Little Miracles, Breakthroughs in Learning, Freedom 55, Oasis of Healing Spa with Salt Rooms, West Heights Chiropractic, Insception LifeBank, Compassionate Kids Toronto and GS First Aid.
  • Several new toys will be be included in our Free Door Prize Raffle! Don’t miss your chance to win a Dippin Dots Maker, DJ Battle Mix, Mega Blocks, Musical Baby Keys, Dolls, Stickers & More.