Get behind the scenes at OWL during annual open house

Get a behind the scenes look at one of the busiest raptor rehabilitation centres in Canada at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society’s (OWL) annual open house.

Set to run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, the open house will take visitors through the 72nd Street facility, providing a peak at the medical area, various rehabilitation enclosures and see the process from intake to release.

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Visitors will be able to meet OWL’s local raptor species and learn about what OWL and its volunteers do.

The highlight of the open house will be the release of a rehabilitated bird on both days at 1 p.m.

Tours will leave on every half hour and there will be two raptor meet and greets each day where you can get a close up view of some of the permanent residents.

In addition, David Hancock will talk about bald eagles both days at 11 a.m., there will be a kids’ zone with games and prizes, and other environmental and animal charities will set up informative displays.

Food and drinks will be provided by the Tsawwassen Boundary Bay Lions and GYPSYtrunk Vegan Food Cart & Catering.

“OWL’s open house is the only two days 65 per cent of the facility is open to see behind the scenes process in rehabilitating birds of prey,” said raptor care manager Rob Hope. “It is a great family event good for all ages.”

Admission is by donation at the gate with proceeds from the open house put towards food, medical supplies, cage upkeep and facility growth.
OWL is located at 3800-72nd St. in East Ladner.

 

 

 

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