Monday, July 1, 2013

Mayne animal benefit by Leanne Dyck

Happy Canada Day!

I'll be celebrating with friends and neighbours but for your reading pleasure I continue my summer project...

This article was published in the Islands Independent newspaper on February 2009...

Nestled in the heart of Mayne Island is Rest-Q Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary provides a home for 130 animals. The animals that were once abandoned, neglected and abused now oink, purr, quack, snort and bark happily in their forever home.

Providing such sadly necessary care is expensive. From where does this funding come? Well, as their web site says, "Rest-Q is a registered charity entirely funded by private donations."

Nan Johnston and Bob Connolly of the singing group "Nan and Bob" wanted to help and were inspired to act. They enlisted the aide of a few friends and are planning a fund raiser. The evening of Saturday, February 14th will be full of Broadway music, poetry, and delicious desserts. All involved have donated their time. All proceeds will be donated to Rest-Q Animal Sanctuary. Tickets are $15 and they are going fast. The Ag Hall doors open at 7:30 a.m. We invite you to come, enjoy, eat and put a little love in your heart.

Rest-Q Animal Sanctuary director, Ty Binfet will be available to answer your questions and receive your donations during the event.

Visit next Monday to read about the exciting outcome of this planning.

Much thanks to Robert for taking these photos.

After this article was published Rest.Q Animal Sanctuary was moved to Galiano Island (a sister island to Mayne Island). Here you can learn more about the sanctuary, the wonderful animals they care for and how you can help.
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