White Doves Releases

Available in Toronto and the GTA, specializing in weddings, celebrations, and special events

Professional White Dove Releases

About Release a Dove

Release A Dove was established in 1995 (originally as White Wings Worldwide) to deliver a message of peace, hope, and everlasting love at gatherings and special events; including weddings, memorials, life celebrations, and other occasions.

Our white doves have touched the lives of thousands of people throughout the years by their participation in hundreds of private and public events. They are trained to find their way home from distances up to 250 kilometers away from their dovecote at their dovecote they receive the best of care, food, shelter and a safe place to raise their young.

Our professional, courteous and dependable staff always arrive on time and appropriately dressed for each occasion. We look after every aspect of the release including coordination with photographers to create the best photos possible.


Contact us via email or call us for information on how to include a white dove release as part of your special event!

Few symbols in the world have enjoyed such a rich and lasting history as the white dove. A favorite in art and iconography, the dove has represented many aspects of the divine. The white dove continues to be shared, adapted and interpreted across many cultures and millennia.

From the ancient world to modern times, the white dove has developed layers of meaning, making it a complex and powerful addition to texts and visual representations. The rock dove has interacted with mankind for centuries, dating as far back as Egyptian Times when these birds were first domesticated and trained to carry messages from village to village.

Today the common rock dove (popularly known as the pigeon) is kept by over one million fanciers around the world. It is a delightful sport and hobby, which people of all ages and walks of life can enjoy. To this day, the White Dove continues to be a symbol of peace, love, purity, care, and devotion.


Weddings & Anniversaries

Weddings & Anniversaries

Weddings & Anniversaries Doves mate for life, making their presence at a marriage extremely symbolic. Let the white dove be a symbol of your everlasting love and commitment to one another. It is said that if white doves are seen on your wedding day, a happy home...

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Special Events

Special Events

Looking for the perfect symbol to celebrate your success or inspire others to open up their hearts to your specific compassionate charity or event? Then look no further than Release A Dove. A Dove in flight provides a unique and memorable experience at any fundraising...

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Baptisms For many people, baptism is one of the most important days of their life. Since John the Baptist baptized Christ in the River Jordan, and saw the Holy Spirit descend from heaven in the form of a white dove, the white dove has become synonymous with baptisms....

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Memorials & Funerals

Memorials & Funerals

Memorials & Funerals (Celebration of Life) The release of white doves is a wonderful tribute to the life of a loved one. White doves provide a touching commemoration while leaving everyone in attendance with a message of peace, hope and goodwill. The silent...

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Do the doves mate for life?

Yes! They truly are a pair of ‘love birds’.

What happens when they are released?

Upon release the doves reunite as a flock and generally circle the area before beginning their journey home.

How do they know where home is?

This has been a puzzle since the beginning of time. No one really knows. They’ve been known to find their way home from hundreds of miles away. A 10-year study carried out by Oxford University

How far and fast do they fly?

Our doves fly up to 500 km a day at 40-60km per hour. The longest recorded flight in the 19th century took 55 days between Africa and England covering 7,000 miles!

Is it possible to do a night-time release?

o. Birds do not see well in the dark. They require adequate light for a safe flight and we care deeply about the safety and well-being of our birds. For evening events we provide white doves for display only.

What if it rains on the day of our event?

The doves are quite used to rain as they fly year round. If the rain is very heavy, we will wait until it lightens up. However in extreme adverse weather conditions (heavy rain, thunderstorms, and heavy snowfall) we will provide you with a full refund.

Can doves be released indoors?

No  doves should not be released indoors?


Father Massman

Father Massman

Father Massman Release A Dove was honoured to do a Release for Peace with Father Massman, whose weekly mass is aired on CTV Sunday mornings. The shoot took place on an absolutely ideal day, the sun was shining and the air was crisp. Father Massam began by releasing...

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The Racing Dove Derby

The Racing Dove Derby

The Racing Dove Derby Release A Dove had a pleasure of participating in a unique Fundraising Event – The Racing Dove Derby. The Racing Dove Derby took place at the Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club as a part of the annual AHEPA Toronto Charity Golf Classic. Even...

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Contact Us


Phone: (416) 422-5561

Fax: 1-866-494-0382

Email: releaseadove@gmail.com


42 Dufflaw Road, Suite 2100,

Toronto, ON, M6A 2W1

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