Scott Kia president Garrett Scott (right) and general sales manager Robert Nichol (left) present Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Carol Kelly and her owl Otis with a Kia Rio as winners of the Drive Change challenge in Red Deer.

Scott Kia president Garrett Scott (right) and general sales manager Robert Nichol (left) present Medicine River Wildlife Centre’s Carol Kelly and her owl Otis with a Kia Rio as winners of the Drive Change challenge in Red Deer.

Wildlife centre awarded new vehicle

A local wildlife centre will be literally driving change in its new vehicle. The Medicine River Wildlife Centre won a new Kia Rio car from Scott Kia dealership in Red Deer in its annual Drive Change challenge. Individuals and organizations were asked to document how they drive change in their community.

A local wildlife centre will be literally driving change in its new vehicle.

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre won a new Kia Rio car from Scott Kia dealership in Red Deer in its annual Drive Change challenge. Individuals and organizations were asked to document how they drive change in their community.

The Medicine River Wildlife Centre won the $20,000 car over 100 other nominations for individuals and organizations in the annual Drive Change challenge.

The centre has embarked on a campaign to raise $2.4 million to upgrade its facilities and to create a state of the art wildlife hospital and education centre.

Nominees were judged on the number of votes they got on Facebook, an interview by Scott Kia and information provided in the nomination.

Carol Kelly, executive director of the 29-year-old wildlife centre, was thrilled with the win.

Kelly travels around Central Alberta, often with wildlife in tow, to share the mission of the wildlife centre. The centre educates the public about wildlife, protects and rehabilitate injured animals and birds. The centre is a registered charity that is always looking for donations and volunteers.