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Event Ambassadors Raise Money, Awareness

 

If it’s going on in the Comox Valley, we’re there!

Every year MARS community event ambassadors attend scores of events throughout the Comox Valley spreading the message about the need to protect and preserve wildlife and habitats while raising much needed funding for the MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. You can meet our bird handlers and their menagerie of raptors, or pick up a gift idea from the wide array of branded products on sale at our tables and booths for the wildlife lover in your life. 

As always, we’ll be at the Campbell River Salmon Festival Logger Sports, the Comox Shellfish Festival and the Canada Day celebrations at Lewis Park in Courtenay. We’ll be at both the May and September versions of the Kitty Coleman Woodland Gardens Art and Bloom Festival, Nautical Days and Market Day Down Fifth Street in Courtenay and the Black Creek Christmas Market.

No event? No problem! Shopping malls, banks, grocery stores and YQQ are just some of the many places you’ll find our ambassadors and fundraisers out in the community. Check out the calendar below and come say hi!

We’d love to hear from you.

MARS EVENTS CALENDAR 2020

April 2020

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  • GARAGE SALE! MERVILLE HALL 10 AM to 3PM
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Lynda Hodgkinson

Lynda Hodgkinson

Chair Special Events Committee/Board Member

“Although physical limitations prevent me from being a caregiver any longer, I have taken on other duties at MARS. My first choice would be to work “hands on” with the animals, furry and feathered. but now I feel I am fulfilling an important role in other ways.” 

Dianne Pollock

Dianne Pollock

Special Events Committee

“I volunteer at MARS to share my passion with the public on the importance of conserving habitat and protecting the wildlife in our beautiful area.” 

 

UPDATE from MARS Board of Directors

MARS’ Visitor Centre is now closed in response to the COVID-19 (Corona Virus) pandemic. We will continue to monitor recommendations from our local health authorities and look forward to reopening to the public when it is safe to do so.

The MARS wildlife hospital remains open; staff and volunteers will be here every day to take care of the animals. 

At this time of the year MARS’ volunteers would normally be out in the community raising money for the upcoming “baby” season, e.g. selling raffle tickets, garage sales, special events, etc. to care for fawns, baby birds and baby mammals. Our fundraising activities are now severely limited and we will no longer have revenue from the visitor centre. We understand that this is a difficult time for everyone but any financial support you can spare to maintain our wildlife rescue and rehabilitation program would be very much appreciated. Click here to make a donation >>

Please take care of yourselves and stay well.

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