Piece by Emily Roy, Wild At Heart volunteer
There are few things better than a delicious hamburger after a run to grab some supplies on a sunny afternoon, and shoppers of TSC Hardware weren’t disappointed by the barbecue that greeted them just outside the doors. The team of volunteers behind Wild at Heart Wildlife Refuge Centre worked hard to make their barbecue fundraiser a success. With dozens of community members coming out for a bite to eat on Saturday, September the 24th, it would be hard not to call it one. Hamburgers and hot dogs fresh from the grill filled the stomachs of diverse members of the community, from elders who couldn’t help cracking a joke or two, to little girls who aspired to volunteer to help animals in need in the future. Wild At Heart would like to thank the staff of TSC Hardware who couldn’t have been more inviting during the event. So many members of the community showed their support for Northern Ontario’s wildlife simply by showing up and asking questions about Wild At Heart. All funds collected from the event were donated directly to Wild At Heart. Whether the funds are used to help construct enclosures, purchase medication and other medical supplies, or food and bedding for the hundreds of animals Wild At Heart takes in every year, they are sure to be put to good use. Good food, good weather, a good cause; what could be better?