V.I.P. Information Night – A Huge Success!

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 Wild At Heart V.I.P. Information Night – March 2, 2016


 

A big thank you to everyone who came out to our V.I.P. information night last night! It was a great night of conversation and information as founder Dr. Rod Jouppi talked about Wild At Heart’s future goals and our strong focus on education. There is a distinct focus on public education when dealing with wildlife in order to reduce human-wildlife conflict. This is particularly important when leading up to our busy season. Please call the Centre (705-692-4478) before bringing in an animal so our staff can help determine the proper course of action before human intervention has happened.

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Educational Display highlighting Wild At Heart’s mandate of rehabilitating injured, sick, and orphaned animals,
as well as information about our four committees – construction, education, fundraising, and animal care.
Also on display were typical beaver, raccoon, and squirrel and chipmunk diets depending on their age.

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The evening in full swing – refreshments and food courtesy of Sixth Avenue Golf and Country Club.
Thank you to Chef Andrew for his time and delicious treats!

Thank you to all of the volunteers and interns for helping with set-up, and for being advocates for our volunteer program throughout the night. They were great at taking questions about volunteering, the animals in our care, and sharing about their time here. Wild At Heart would also like to thank Sixth Avenue Golf and Country Club for donating their time and resources to making this event a success.

Our gift shop was open with beautiful hand-crafted items, and tickets also went on sale for our Annual Wild About Comedy night Friday June 3, 2016. These items will be available for purchase in the coming weeks on our website. The photo below is a sneak peek!

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Gift shop items – to be on sale online soon!

The event was also covered by the Sudbury Star in a story featured on their homepage today (March 3, 2016). The article highlights many projects we are excited for in 2016, including wheelchair accessible ramps to our newly renovated education centre, live-time cameras, one-way glass, and have an on-site surgical suite and radiology and intensive care area, among others. Many changes have already occurred at the Centre, including cage renovations, the beginnings of our intensive care area, and general organization and painting. Thank you to all of our construction volunteers who have been hard at work to help ready our Centre for our busy season coming up!

We were also featured in the Northern Life (March 3, 2016).

If you would like more information about volunteering with any of our four committees (construction, education, fundraising, and animal care), simply fill in an application form on our website and we will be in contact with you shortly!