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MARS GARAGE SALE

MARS GARAGE SALE

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For all you garage sailing buffs and even if you’re not, it’s time for another  MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre garage sale and we have something for everyone. We will have many...
Raffle Prize Draw at Kitty Coleman

Raffle Prize Draw at Kitty Coleman

MARS Raffle Prize Draw The prize draw for our six spectacular raffle prizes will be held at Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Fall Art & Bloom Festival.    The draw will be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, September 2nd.  First prize is two round trip tickets anywhere WestJet...
MARS Open House 2019

MARS Open House 2019

MARS OPEN HOUSE  Please join us for our first Open House at our new Visitors Centre on Saturday, September 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We are excited to invite you to look around the facility and take in our eye catching wildlife displays, kids area, live feed...
Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

Early morning planning by the animal caregivers

The caregiver crew starts each morning with the white board. This board lists all of the patients in care, their diets, frequency of feedings,  medications and/or other treatment required. It is often a little daunting when the patient load is as high as it is this...

Campbell River Rotary building MEWS

They’re back! A crew from Campbell River Daybreak Rotary arrived today to construct the Sawyer MEWS building. Western Forest Products funded the materials, and Daybreak Rotary stepped up to build it.   The crew included Rory Evans, Urban Patrick, Barry Peters...

New Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation

MARS is pleased to welcome Gylaine Andersen in her new role as Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation services.  She is a Registered Veterinary Technologist and is certified as a Wildlife rehabilitator through the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council. She has...

MARS Gigantic Garage Sale

It’s That Time Again for the annual MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre’s Gigantic garage sale.   Saturday, February 23rd at the Merville Hall, ( corner of Fenwick and highway 19a) from 10 – 3 p.m. We will have everything from soup to nuts. If you are...

Position at MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre

Position Title:   Manager of Wildlife Rehabilitation Reporting Relationship: • The Manager will report to the MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre Board of Directors. Responsibilities: • Lead and train a flexible team including staff, volunteers and student wildlife...

Former MARS Student doing the work she loves

Below is an article from a former MARS student who is now a rehabilitator in Florida. This Great Blue Heron was admitted this evening after friends at Owl’s Nest Sanctuary for Wildlife rescued it when they received a call from a concerned finder. The heron was...

MARS Giving Tuesday Campaign

With Giving Tuesday just around the corner on November 27th, have you decided which charitable cause you wish to support. MARS is focusing on building our much-needed flight cage. This is such an integral part of rehabilitating raptors and other birds who must regain...

The 24th Annual Charles Dickens Christmas Craft Faire

24TH ANNUAL Charles Dickens Craft Faire Friday Nov 9th 3pm to 8pm Saturday Nov 10th 10am to 5pm Sunday Nov 11th 10am to 4pm FLORENCE FILBERG CENTRE 411 Anderton Ave, Courtenay THE CHARLES DICKENS FAIRE is the first major Christmas craft fair in the Comox Valley. This...

MARS Visitor Building

The siding on the new Visitor Building is completed and interior painting begins next week. Interior and exterior painting is by Hector Falcon Professional Painting assisted by MARS Volunteers. Sincere gratitude to Hector Falcon for his ongoing support of MARS and his...