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...

Charitable donations for Giving Tuesday 2018

Giving Tuesday is November 27th this year and it is when we show appreciation by donating to a cause close to our hearts. MARS is one of those causes. One whose volunteers and staff put in countless hours to either nurse wildlife back to health or to fundraise for...

MARS Kids Contest Backpack Winners

Kids Contest Winners The winners have been chosen for the Kids Contest.. This involved the children writing a letter to MARS giving an explanation in their own words as to why an organization like MARS is a good thing and the benefit of protecting wildlife and the...

MARS Dinner and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Come and join us for a dinner and silent auction fundraiser at the Prime Chop House and Wine Bar Date:  Thursday October 25th Time:  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Place:  The Prime at 1089 Braidwood Road with access off Back Road, Courtenay Your choice of one of two...
MARS Open House 2018

MARS Open House 2018

Our Open House was a great success in spite of the weather. Can’t keep us Valley people down! A huge thank you to everyone who attended; to the other groups who participated as well, adding to the success of the event, to Dan Davies and Sharon & Roy Hancliff...

A Message from MARS Manager

ANNOUNCEMENT: As you all know, we at MARS have had a very challenging spring with the influx of many raccoons, kits & fawns. These babies have many different stories and some are memorable. The raccoon kit seen climbing on one of our caregivers in a previous...

MARS Wildlife Festival well attended

Thank you to everyone who came out for our first Wildlife Festival. There were several hundred attendees and everyone seemed to have a good time. The presentations and the displays were both interesting and educational. Tundra the wolf was a huge hit as always. A...