Be Like Jake is a safe, fun, and engaging program that will bring our community out of their homes and into the streets as they join and celebrate our Victims’ Assistance Service Dog, Jake.
Join your fellow community members and participate in whatever setting feels safe for you from August 1 to September 11, 2021. Using Jake’s Strava Club, log your activities and get exclusive content from ADVAS and our sponsors.
Your support – through your words, your actions, your donations, and by sharing our passion for the very best victims’ assistance program – is making a difference.
By giving to Be Like Jake, you are supporting the essential work done by Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society. Together with Jake, their team of Victims Advocates assists and supports thousands of our community who are experiencing tragedy, crime and trauma.
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The Be Like Jake Awards are BACK!
Last month, Airdrie and District Victims Assistance Society (ADVAS) launched our second annual Be Like Jake program. With the support of Davis Chevrolet GMC Buick in Airdrie, AB, as well as a host of generous individual donors – we have been engaging with the communities served by ADVAS highly trained Victims Advocates about the people and groups that are making a difference in our community. Inspired by Jake, a 2021 Community Justice Award Winner, we have been having great conversations about the importance of being active participants in our community. We have heard heartwarming stories about young people who have a flair for philanthropy that inspires entire communities, businesses – like Davis – who teach their teams that understanding our communities is as important as understanding the features of the vehicle you are selling, and charitable organizations that are making a positive impact every day.
We are so excited to share what we have learned about those who are being Like Jake, and we had planned to meet you all next weekend for an in-person celebration. We wanted to thank you for your support, and give you the opportunity to meet Jake and our nominees for the Be Like Jake Awards.
However, following the most recent update from the Government of Alberta related to the ongoing global pandemic we are reformulating our plans. The current advice from the Chief Medical Officer of Health is to limit indoor gatherings to no more than 2 cohort families and no more than 10 people for unvaccinated people. We know that many of our supporters and Jake’s fans are under 12 and cannot be vaccinated, or have other reasons why they are not vaccinated at this time.
ADVAS is no longer planning an in-person gathering for September 2021 to celebrate our Be Like Jake Program.