Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia,


Latest Press Release from Wonders of The Wild


Wonders of the Wild
1452 Ironwood Mall,
Campbell River, B.C.
V9W 5T5
Ph: (250) 287-2374
Fx: (250) 287-2005
 
For Immediate Release:

Wonders of the Wild and the Eagle 97.3 FM kicks off the month of the Eagle.

With a successful first month behind them, Wonders of the Wild and the Eagle 97.3 FM
radio station are now pleased to present July: “A celebration of Eagles and other birds of flight.”

Keep a look out for Ernie the Eagle as we celebrate, alongside the Salmon Festival’s Canada Day celebrations. The official kick off will be held on Canada Day at 5:00 pm, with the Tricksters Children’s Theatre who will put on an interactive play “How the Eagle got his sharp eyes.”

The celebration will also take place at the Children’s Festival. Wonders of the Wild will have their own table offering a coloring contest and Native face painting. Along with Ernie the Eagle, this event promises lots of fun for children of all ages.

The celebration of the Eagle continues on July 2nd as Wonders of the Wild invites the public to come down to Frank James Park and enjoy the Eagle cake at 2:00 pm., during the
“Transformations on the Shore” awards presentations.
The cost is free with your Greater Campbell River Passport, available at the Visitor Information Centre, or by donation.

“Partnering with the Eagle radio station, Salmon Festival Society, Children’s Festival, and the “Transformations on the Shore” allows Wonders of the Wild to integrate our celebration with other exciting community events. In turn, then celebration will offer something for the whole family,” says Wonders of the Wild Coordinator Sean Junglas.

“Aside from Bald Eagles, there are hundreds of other bird species in Campbell River. Ocean shorelines have Harlequins, Surf Scoters, and Great Blue Herons. Rivers feature American Dippers and Belted Kingfishers. Forests are alive with Winter Wrens, Thrushes and Woodpeckers galore,” says
Christine Scott of the Courier-Islander. Some of the birding hotspots on Vancouver Island include the Campbell River Spit and Estuary, Campbell River trails, Quinsam River trails, Willow Point shoreline, Stories Beach, Oyster Bay Shoreline Park (shorebirds), Oyster River Nature Park, & Black Creek
and Miracle Beach.

Here are some wildlife tips from the Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS):

1. WATCH wildlife and WAIT for at least an hour before interfering.
2. If injured, place a towel over it's head and place in a cardboard box.
Close the lid, and keep Warm, Dark and Quiet.
3. Do not feed. Stress can kill quickly.
4. Phone MARS toll-free pager @ 1800-304-9968. Leave your Name and Phone
number. A volunteer will contact you as quickly as possible.

Wonders of the Wild has a fantastic line-up of community events and activities for the month of July. For more information on events and activities, keep tuned to the Eagle 97.3 FM radio station, the Tuesday edition of the Courier Islander, and the Saturday edition of the North Islander.

For more information on Wonders of the Wild or the Passport 2000, which offers over $500.00 in savings on attractions, entertainment, adventure tours, retail, and more, please call us at 287-2374, or visit our website at www.campbellrivertourism.bc.ca/wow

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