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Thank you to all who attended the 2020 Breakfast!

October 22nd, 2020

If you missed this event, but would still like to watch the recording, click the button below. 

Normally an in-person event, this important fundraiser for ANT will be held in Zoom this year to keep everyone safe! We have an exciting program, with keynote speaker Dr. Aubrey Fine (see more below), stories from our founder Sonja Wingard, and the shared experience of ANT participants. Since 1999, thousands of at-risk youth & veterans have come to ANT for the unique healing experiences that are facilitated at the farm.

Participants gain social and emotional tools, confidence, and hope through relationships with our animals and skilled therapists and instructors. Over 85% of our participants need financial assistance or full scholarships to attend. We believe that hope is found on stable ground, and with your help, ANT can continue to provide hope and  healing to countless youth, veterans, and individuals. We hope to see you there!

With Keynote Dr. Aubrey Fine

 

 

Dr. Fine is one of country’s leading experts on animal assisted therapy and the power and potential inherent in the human animal bond. He is presently a Professor Emeritus and a licensed psychologist living in Montreal.

He has been on the faculty at California State Polytechnic University since 1981 and focused his research on the psycho-social impact of human animal interactions and animal assisted interventions, social skills training for children with ADHD, and resilience in children. Dr. Fine is the author of several books including Our Faithful Companions, Parent Child Dance, Therapist’s Guide to Learning and Attention Disorders, and The Handbook on Animal Assisted Therapy.  He has been a guest on numerous national TV shows including ABC,  NPR, PBS, and CNN and his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, People magazine, and more. He is noted as one of the pioneers in Animal Assisted Therapy by the New York Times.

Program

7:10  

Grab your breakfast, a cup of tea, & get comfy, login to chat with other friends who are attending! 

7:30 

Breakfast Begins 

7:35  Keynote: Dr. Aubrey Fine 
8:00  Break out rooms to discuss key takeaways from Dr. Fine’s talk and reconnect with friends 
8:10 

Participant Stories from the Barnyard! 

  • A veteran’s story 
  • A New Horizon’s graduate story (former teen in recovery) 
8:15  Hear from our founder, Sonja Wingard
8:25 

Your opportunity to give & directly support youth, veterans, elders, and our animals 

8:30 

Event Ends 

Can’t make it? Please consider making a gift to support hope & healing
for Whatcom County’s youth and veterans. 

Thank you to Our Title Event Sponsor!

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Thank you to ANT’s 2020 “Thoroughbred” Sponsor!

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