Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s star animals going on tour

Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Otis the owl and Charlie the porcupine will be seen roaming around Central Alberta — on the centre’s new outfitted education vehicle that is.

Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Otis the owl and Charlie the porcupine will be seen roaming around Central Alberta — on the centre’s new outfitted education vehicle that is.

Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s education program got a boost this summer, receiving an $18,850 provincial grant that enabled them to purchase an education vehicle, which has been outfitted with Charlie and Otis’s pictures on each side.

“When we are taking things to trade shows, when we are going out to schools, community functions, when we are doing all those things for our eduction programs, we don’t have to be using our personal vehicles now,” Medicine River’s executive director Carol Kelly said.

A stipulation of the grant, under the province’s Community Initiatives Program, however, is that the centre match the $18,850.

“So instead of using up our operating money we would really like to find sponsors to cover that amount of money, whether it is one, two or three sponsors,” Kelly said.

The sponsors will then have their names displayed on the vehicle. For more information, contact Carol Kelly at 403-728-3467 or at carol.kelly@mrwc.ca.

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