Welcome to the Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre!

As a non profit organization, Wild at Heart depends on the generosity of our community to continue our mission to professionally treat wildlife and educate about human-wildlife interactions. Your support helps us to treat nearly 800 wild animals annually by purchasing specialized formula, nutrient-rich diets, quality medical supplies, new equipment, and much more. Without you, Wild at Heart would not be here today. Thank you for your continued support! 



On Saturday, April 12th, enjoy a WILD evening of dinner, comedy, and auctions at the fifth annual Wild About Comedy Night in support of Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre! 

Our headline comedian is Toronto-based, Terry McGurrin! Terry is the only comedian to have taped 3 specials for CTV and the first to have received Canadian Comedy Award nominations in 4 separate categories. His talent has also earned him a nomination at the WGC Awards and  6 Gemini nominations. Stand-up comedy has brought Terry all over the world, including 8 tours overseas to entertain the Canadian Forces. Click here to see a video of Terry in action! Sudbury-based comedian, Michael Emond will start off the show.

Enjoy a mouth-watering three-course meal at the Cambrian College Student Centre. Try your hand at our live and silent auction with chances to also bring home some fantastic items! 

Feel great knowing that you are directly supporting the work of your local wildlife centre where orphaned, injured, and sick wildlife are given a second chance at a wild life. Our centre works with neighbouring veterinarians and local wildlife specialists to ensure that wildlife are given a safe haven until they are strong enough to be returned to the wild. Wild at Heart is the only wildlife centre of its size in Northern Ontario. Thanks to your generous support, we can continue giving our community peace of mind knowing that wildlife have a place to be treated professionally and humanely when needed. 

Wild at Heart is pleased to acknowledge the businesses and individuals that have donated auction items. Click here for the list.

Tickets: Update - April 12th: We're sold out! Thanks for your support! 

Doors open at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails and the silent auction, and dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the live auction and comedy following. Cash bar. Free parking. 

Generously supported by CTV and Crocodile Printing and Signs. Our celebrity emcees are Marina Moore and Kari Vierimaa from CTV News! 

If you have particular seating requests, please e-mail mail@wahrefugecentre.org. 

It's all at the fifth annual Wild About Comedy Night! Join us for a great night out for a great cause, and trust that your support is making a difference in the lives of over 800 wild animals each year. 

~Sincerely, the Wild Ones


Supported by: 


Wild About Comedy Night is supported by: Crocodile Printing and Signs and CTV Northern Ontario.
Wild About Comedy Night is supported by: Crocodile Printing and Signs and CTV Northern Ontario.

Buy your Wild at Heart Calendar Online (+ $5 for Shipping):

Participating Calendar Vendors:

A&J Home Hardware, Bouchard St,

Barrydowne Paint and Wallpaper, Barrydowne Rd.

Gloria's Convenience Store , Bouchard St.

The Outdoor Store, Long Lake Road

Pet Valu  Southridge Mall and LaSalle Blvd. locations

Backyard Birder, Long Lake Road

Pet Food Warehouse, LaSalle Blvd.

Walden Animal Hospital, Lively

Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre, Lively


Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre
95 White Road
Lively, ON, P3Y 1C3
Telephone: (705) 692-4478

Our Mission

For over 30 years, at a grassroots level, Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre has provided veterinary treatment and rehabilitation to wild animals that are orphaned, sick, or injured, so that they may be reintroduced into the wild. The centre’s volunteers treat approximately 500 animals per year, including songbirds, raptors, shorebirds, waterfowl, small mammals, and orphaned large mammals. Wild at Heart is a non-profit organization as well as a registered charity.

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