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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Living with Wildlife Free Forum
How much do you know about your wild neighbours? Do you have questions about bobcats, coyotes, hawks, porcupines, hares or any of the other 400+ wildlife species we share our city with? Join the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (CWRS), in collaboration with Fish Creek Provincial Park for this free and informative talk/forum about Living with Wildlife. CWRS expert staff will provide information to commonly asked questions about wildlife and wildlife-human conflict, share some wild patient stories, and then open up the floor to your questions.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the species in your backyard and get answers to your wildlife related questions!
Date: Saturday, April 28
Time: 1 pm – 3 pm
Location: Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre.
Wildlife Baby Shower: April 14
It’s baby season at the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society! Every year CWRS receives hundreds of orphaned infant wild animals from March – August. Join us at Bow Habitat Station on April 14th from 10 am – 2 pm for our first annual wildlife baby shower! We are hoping to build a mountain of supplies and donations to help us provide the best care possible to our baby patients! Family friendly activities include face painting, games, touch tables & educational programs with Ophelia (Great Horned Owl) and Lito (Swainson’s Hawk).
The reduced admission fee of $5 goes to our hosts at Bow Habitat and includes access to the entire facility Please remember to also bring a item from our wishlist to help us continue to care for injured and orphaned wildlife! CWRS will also be accepting cash/credit/debit donations onsite which entitles you to a tax receipt!
Gift cards to grocery or hardware stores
White Office Paper
White/Cork boards of any size – new or lightly used
Large binder clips
Laundry bleach – unscented
New or used cotton baby/receiving blankets
New or used standard style baby bottles
Small paintbrushes for baby bird feeding
Baby wipe warmers
Feather dusters to comfort lone ducklings
Peanut butter – chunky or smooth
Bags of frozen peas and frozen corn
Plain Cheerios and Rice Krispies
Baby rice cereal, plain or with veggies – no fruit/sugar/dairy added
Baby corn cereal, plain or with veggies – no fruit/sugar/dairy added
If you are feeling extra generous:
Mini refrigerator – new or good used condition
Chest Freezer – new or good used condition
Chain-link fence panels – new or used
Hard plastic kiddie pools – no holes or cracks
Bow Habitat asks that you please leave strollers at home for this event.
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.