Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society
The Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS) is dedicated to treating injured and orphaned wildlife, providing valuable outreach and education services to the community and engaging all volunteers in motivational work and skill building experience.
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We are so thrilled to announce the winners of our Photography Contest! There were so many strong entries which promoted lively discussion among our judging panel. In the end hard decisions had to be made and we narrowed it down to the winners.
1st Place: Inga Morozoff – Pacific Wren
2nd Place (and Member’s Choice): Clay Ross – My Mom
3rd Place: Glenn Krahuli – Deer
4th Place: Dean Foster – Bird on a [Barbed] Wire
Honorable Mentions (alphabetically) go to:
Ron Chiasson – A Friend for Dinner
Ron Chiasson – Early Morning Hunt
Ron Chiasson – Fragility
Dean Foster – White-tailed Deer Amongst Aspens
Chuck Fowler – Great Horned Owl
The contest raised almost $1000, which will be used to purchase formula for the influx of baby animals that will start arriving any day now, as well as to provide care for those patients.
Thank-you to our judges (Amy Jo Espetveidt, Jenny Howe, Andrea Hunt, Darryl MacDonald and Ann Mansolino) for donating your time and expertise to the concept. Thank-you to businesses that donated prizes and organizations that sponsored this event (17th Avenue Framing, Avenue Magazine, Cabela’s, Digital Post, Exposure Photography Festival, Robinson’s Camera, The Wild Bird Store & Vistek). Finally, thank-you to everyone who participated, your support helps us to continue intaking wildlife patients and providing the highest level of care.
Photo Contest Feb 1- 28
Send us your best shot! CWRS is looking for your photographs of native Alberta wildlife in their natural habitats, including both wild and urban environments, that showcase the diversity and beauty of our wild neighbours! CWRS is raising funds and awareness with our first annual photography contest. Winning photographers will win gift certificates, equipment and more!
FEE: $10 per photo submitted
CONTEST OPENS: February 1, 2018
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 28, 2018
For complete contest rules and to enter please click here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Henry Swain
At Calgary Wildlife, we have many special volunteers that have been with us long enough to feel as though they are part of the social fabric of our organization. Henry Swain is one of those volunteers. Henry started volunteering with us as an intern in 2013 when he was visiting from the U.K. After graduation he moved to Calgary and has been volunteering with us since then. Henry is a quietly kind man whose unassuming competence as a volunteer is greatly appreciated by all our staff. While Henry has worked with many of our patients, we will always remember how one of our patients, a baby porcupine we called Princess Porky, seemed to have an affinity for him.
1. What kind of work do you do?
At the moment I have 2 part time jobs, one being downtown at the westin hotel, however I’m looking into the field of wildlife conservation in Alberta.
2. What brought you to Calgary Wildilfe?
I aim to use my UK Degree in Animal behaviour and wildlife conservation to work in Canada’s parks and wilderness, I also liked the feel of Calgary as I couldn’t do the kind of activities I do now back home.
3. What is your favorite animal care story?
Favourite animal story would have to be the seeing wild elephants while travelling in a volunteer group in Africa, scary part was we were charged, luckily there was a large river between us.
4. What do you wish others knew about Calgary Wildlife?
CWRS is a great facility with passionate people working there to help give injured wildlife a second chance and is a good way for people to learn about the kinds of wildlife they may find in their area.
5. What is your favorite way to connect with nature and enjoy local wildlife?
My favourite why to connect with wildlife is to normally go down to Inglewood bird sanctuary and or hike in the national parks to see what is around.
6. What is your favorite native animal?
My favourite animal would have to be the grey wolf or any form of animal that are apex predators.