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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 &...

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MARS Sponsorship Opportunities 2018-2019

We have some wonderful ways to become a sponsor for MARS! Build a home for Brinley, our Great Horned Owl, for $6,500. Build a home for our Hyacinth and Humpty, our two bald eagles, for $35,000 Build one of two Recovery cages for patients for $6,500 or...

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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...

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MARS is overflowing with babies!

MARS has oodles of baby raccoons and deer. While they are cute as can be, they are also very demanding and expensive to care for. They require expensive goat's milk and have to be fed several times a day. If you would like to donate to help with their...

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MARS News Release

Giving Is Rewarding The act of giving can be tremendously rewarding and June is the month of the Great Canadian Giving Challenge where every dollar donated online at “Canada Helps “ to any non- profit organization makes it eligible to win the grand prize...

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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...

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MARS Visitors Centre

This happy group of volunteers will be designing the visitor’s centre displays. For a sneak preview, and an opportunity to provide feedback, join us at the Wildlife festival on March 17!

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MARS New (to us) Rescue Vehicle

Recently, MARS started looking for a used vehicle for wildlife rescues. It had to meet certain requirements such as 4WD or AWD, ability to accommodate large animal cages and of course be within our budget. After an extensive search we found a...

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A Lovely Review From a MARS Volunteer

I was fortunate to join a group of Rotarians to build a new shelter for one of the Owls. Rotary donated the Wood for the project and we spent 4 days building the shelter. I was impressed on my tour as to how many volunteers were donating time...

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