OWL receives Community Giving Award from FortisBC

Delta's Orphaned Wildlife (OWL) Rehabilitation Society is one of three non-profit organizations to receive a Community Giving Award from FortisBC.

The awards were announced Monday at the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference in Whistler.

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The other two winners of $15,000 were the Nelson Izu-shi Friendship Society and Sechelt's Sunshine Coast Natural History Society.

The OWL Society, nominated by Mayor Lois Jackson, works to rehabilitate and release injured or orphaned birds of prey. Through their work, the OWL Society educates the public about the importance and significance of these animals to the ecosystem as a whole.

“Having the ability to be able to save these animals and send them back to the wild is a real gratitude,” said Rob Hope, OWL raptor care manager. “This award from FortisBC will greatly help out in the continued conservation efforts put forward by people here at the society and help a lot of these animals that otherwise wouldn't have a chance.”

FortisBC provides funding to communities as part of its efforts to create a sustainable future for British Columbians.

“Every year, FortisBC provides funding for a variety of initiatives that work towards improving B.C. communities,” said Doug Stout, FortisBC vice president of market development & external relations.

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