Wildlife centre set to kick off 2016 season

North Island Wildlife Recovery Centre hosts interactive Learning from the Bones exhibit Sunday at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association will launch its 2016 season with the interactive wildlife experience Learning From the Bones Sunday, March 6,

at Qualicum Beach Civic Centre.

The event, presented by the NIWRA volunteers, will feature live raptors, a screening of the award-winning NIWRA documentary Wellness to Wilderness, and presentations by wildlife photographers Michael Yip and Steve Williamson and by artist Michael Schutte.

Schutte, who created a painting of the rescued black bear siblings Jordan and Athena, will sell the original painting in a sealed auction, with proceeds to benefit NIWRA.

Other items will also be available through a silent auction, and guests can learn about the events and programs coming in 2016 to the wildlife centre in Errington, and get information on the wildlife garden.

The whole family can take part in a biofacts adventure and win prizes by picking up a Learning From the Bones passport and getting it stamped throughout the event.

Learning From the Bones will run from 1:15 to 4 p.m. Admission is by donation, with all proceeds going to support NIWRA wildlife care and education programs.

— Submitted by NIWRA

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