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1331 Williams Beach Road Merville, BC

Recovery Building Donations

Recovery Building Donations

Friday was an exciting day for us as all three pads for the animal recovery buildings were successfully poured through a generous donation from Cumberland Rotary and Cumberland Ready Mix. Volunteers from MARS worked with Manny from Cumberland Ready Mix and Owen from...
Generous Donation from Comox Rotary

Generous Donation from Comox Rotary

Paul Witt from the Comox Rotary visited MARS today and presented us with a $3,000 cheque to help us with the operation of our centre. Our Western Screech owl, Lanei is looking on approvingly. We are really struggling with having recently moved from one site to...
A “Warm” Thank you to Terratek

A “Warm” Thank you to Terratek

It’s official! The new MARS wildlife hospital is operating with the help of solar power. A BIG warm “thank you”  to the Comox Valley Community Foundation for providing funds to make it possible and to Sal McQuarrie and Ben Frank of Terratek Energy...
BP2 Donation

BP2 Donation

Hospital Contractor Boyhood Neighbour to Founder  BY RAY When BP2 Construction was awarded the contract to build the new MARS wildlife hospital it closed a circle for Barry Page that began many years earlier.  As a young boy, Page would ‘hang out’ with his friends who...
Houle Donation

Houle Donation

Advertisement turns the lights on at MARS BY RAY One very ordinary day, Don Gulliver was having lunch with his wife in when he noticed a sign in a window – MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre was looking for volunteers. Gulliver is a foreman electrician with Courtenay-based...
Swanston Donation

Swanston Donation

Eagles inspire monthly donor Barbara Swanston’s love of eagles drew her to an Hornby Island eagle-cam and from there to the MARS wildlife rescue. The Campbell River, British Columbia resident was one of hundreds of eagle watchers connected by their computers to an...
Lewis Donation

Lewis Donation

Donor gives wildlife hospital $50,000 BY RAY Comox Valley home-owner, Sharron Lewis, has donated $50,000 to help build the new MARS Wildlife Rescue Centre. The 11-acre facility in Merville, British Columbia will accommodate the dramatic increase in injured, ill and...
Maj Donation

Maj Donation

Founder leaves legacy to realize dream BY BRIAN Mary Jane “Maj” Birch had a dream — a new wildlife rescue and education centre. She did not live to see her dream realized. Cancer took her life on November 18, 2015. “Maj,” as she was known...
Local Vets Help MARS

Local Vets Help MARS

Local Vets Help MARS Help Wildlife  700 treated each year  BY RAY A duck with a broken leg, an owl with a damaged wing, or an eagle hit by a car all need emergency medical attention. Birds and animals with serious, life-threatening injuries require professional...
Comox Valley Community Foundation Donation

Comox Valley Community Foundation Donation

MARS would like to acknowledge the generous donation from the Comox Valley Community Foundation (CVCF). The CVCF provided $10,000 towards the purchase and installation of a solar powered hot water in-floor heating system for the wildlife hospital at the new site....