News Archives 2014
- Volunteers Trisha, Ian and Janet, who answered the call to help line the fawn field. They worked hard all day.
- Veterinary Assistant students from St Lawrence College presenting proceeds from a successful fundraiser. Over $1,400 raised! Thank you!
- Gini Green from Pilots ‘n Paws Canada shares an owl release story on her blog, about Whitey the Snow Owl.
- Agility on the River held in Napanee Saturday 12th raised almost $1,800 for us. Thanks to Robin Robbs for organizing such a fun event. Even the dogs had a great day!
- LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics in Toronto organized a group of 20 volunteers. They worked hard at the Centre on Friday July 13th to take down a fence in the Fawn Field and had a fun day out. Thanks to all of you!
- Thanks to Norrie & Julie Bearcroft for holding a luncheon fundraiser for SPWC. About 30 people from the Belmont Lake, Cordova Lake & Havelock area attended raising $500 The luncheon was held in appreciation for the successful rehabilitation of a Pileated Woodpecker that had hit a window and was brought to SPWC.
- OPP Officer rescues drowning osprey
OPP Constable Don Tellier was on duty patrolling the Bay of Quinte in early June, when he noticed splashing in the water.
Upon investigation, he found an osprey drowning with its legs caught in fishing line. He threw a life jacket out and the bird managed to climb aboard, and then then brought the bird directly to us.
After freeing the osprey from the lines around her neck and legs, we let her rest for a few hours. She was then released near where she was found and off she flew! The quick retrieval and prompt delivery saved this osprey’s life.
Thanks Don, excellent work!
Thanks to Kingston Mills Animal Hospital for their fundraiser for SPWC! They rescued this gosling.
A fundraiser for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre was held by the Environmental Club at Kingston Collegiate and Vocational Institute (KCVI) in Kingston to celebrate EARTH WEEK. Lots of great items were donated to our Centre. Many thanks to teachers and students involved in this project.
The fundraiser was a whole school event. Named the SPWC Homeform Challenge (winning class was Mrs. Berkoks, followed by Saunders
then Mr. Cross), the Environment Club organized it as an event for Earth Week (April 22 – 25).
ATV Raffle: Congratulations to the winner of ticket #3950! We raised over $17,000 profit and sold most of the tickets. Well done all of you. The funds come in at a crucial time, so very welcomed!
Thank you to all who participated, and to Bob, Marsha and Ian who worked tirelessly on this raffle. Bob booked over 1,000 volunteer hours and 5,000 km to make this a success.
Our new aviary completed!