News Archives 2016

November 2016

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John & Janet Foster introduced their new presentation on the Arctic and Antarctic as a fundraiser for Sandy Pines on Saturday, November 5th at the Roblin Wesleyan Church.
The Fosters shared with us the wildlife and the view of the wonderful landscapes, including the remarkable icebergs off Newfoundland.


Including:  live music by “Jazz on Colborne”, refreshments, Sandy Pines merchandise

Thank you everyone for your support and we hope you enjoyed a relaxing, entertaining afternoon of music, refreshments, and a spectacular presentation.

October 2016

Death by Chocolate

Many thanks to Steve Albertson, 3 Dog Winery and The Napanee Beer Company for making the Death by Chocolate event on October 27th such a success. Even though it was a wet and cold evening $3,000 was raised for Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre to help the animals.
Thank you to everyone who came out to support us in this fundraiser and many thanks to Nicole and Linda who organized the event. The evening couldn’t have happened without the many who donated chocolate goodies and the Volunteers who came out to help.
Thank you!

August 2016

Ride for Paws

The 5th annual Ride For Paws in Trenton was a huge success!A beautiful day Sunday brought out over 500 bikers. Many thanks to the organizers; Tam and Derek and our own Lisa for all their hard work. We will let you know how much was raised when the final count is done.
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The Gorilla Cup

What a great day we had at Seeley’s Bay on Sunday, August 28th at The Gorilla Cup. It was the 5th year for The Gorilla Cup organized by Marco McRae in memory of his Dad Leon. Marco was wearing a shirt in memoriam of his dad and what better way can a son honor his father other than by doing what he loved, and recognize his love for animals.
The Gorilla Cup has donated to other non-profit organizations in the past and this year approached us about making a donation to Sandy Pines.
The event was very well organized by Marco with help from his wife, family and friends and we met a lot of wonderful people who came out that day in support.
Many, many thanks to Marco as unofficially a record $4,907.40 was raised and we sincerely Thank You for your donation as it will go a long way to help us help the animals in need.image-29-08-16-08-27

Mercy Mission for a Merganser

On Thursday, August 24th Critter Cab volunteers Christine and April relayed a duck to Caledon, ON for emergency surgery to remove a fishing hook and line from its esophagus.

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                         This is the x-ray we took of the Merganser. It shows the hook in the esophagus. You can also see parts of a hook getting broken down in the gizzard.
We had short notice that a Veterinarian was free and willing, but there was a fine timeline.
And the call went out on Facebook the night before!
Within a few hours the  bird was on her way for the first leg of the trip with Christine.
April completed the trip and waited to bring to bring the duck on the return relay.
A big thank you to everyone who teamed up to save this bird. Critter Cab volunteers, the veterinarian Dr. Sherri Cox and the anesthesiologist Dr. Sara Seemel from National Wildlife Centre Canada. Also thanks to Glendale Veterinary Hospital for their help.IMG_20160826_123112
Here she is back home again at 12.30 am today! She has a good chance  now to live and be free again.
This is the hook and line they  removed from the esophagus.


June 2016

Third Annual Golf Tournament

The 3rd annual golf tournament at the Colonnade Golf & Country Club was a hole in one!

After an afternoon of fun, a total of $6, 529 was raised for our Centre.

Trophies were handed out to the Top Ladies, Men’s and Mixed Teams. There was also a trophy for the Ladies and Men’s Longest Drive.

We would like to thank to the Grant Team for organizing the event. We couldn’t have done it without all the fellow golfers that attended the event and our major sponsors.

Thank you for your generosity and support!


Quinte Ride for Paws

The Quinte Ride for Paws Poker Run heldSueonbike June 12th had the biggest turnout ever and it was amazing to see. Sandy Pines was thrilled to have the riders join us again this year and we were presented with $550 which will go toward helping the animals in our care.
The Quinte Ride for Paws Poker Run also made other donations to Flying Hope (Frankford), The SHEBA Foundation (Paul & Nedi Sweeney) and Fixed Fur Life.

A huge Thank You to all the organizers and the participants for such a successful event. Your support is greatly appreciated!

 May 2016

Baby Shower Success!

We now have the final tally from the Baby Shower and we are absolutely thrilled! The net raised is $17,373.00 and together with all the food stuffs and other goods brought for our “Donation Bin” (amounting to approximately $2,213.00) we raised an astounding $19,586.00. The money raised and the items donated will go toward daily care of the animals, veterinary care, medications and needed hospital equipment.

We couldn’t have done it without the tremendous support of our Major Sponsors, the generous donations and participation of other supporters, and everyone who joined us on a cold, blustery day to raise money for the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre. Last but not least, a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers who worked long hours before, during and after the Baby Shower to showcase what Sandy Pines does, and how proud of it we are.

We deeply thank each and every one of you for your generosity and support.

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February 2016

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“Imagine A World Without Birdsong”
A documentary by Su Rynard who will be in attendance.
Saturday February, 27th at 3:50 pm at 218 Princess St. Kingston
Sunday, February 28th at 3:50 pm in Screening Room, 120 Princess St. Kingston
For information and tickets, visit


January 2016

In December 2015, we raised a campaign using GoFundMe and managed to raise over $6,500 in less than 20 days with donations from 48 people. A big thank you to all of the people that donated, and shared it to help spread the word!

The fundraising never stops. Even thought we achieved this goal, we still need support for ongoing patient care! Donations can still be made through Canada Helps.
Guy Dine, a retired OPP sergeant, presenting a cheque for $3,000 to Sue Meech in order to complete the GoFundMe Campaign.