Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Silent Auction Fundraiser: Fri Nov 29, Sat Nov 30

It’s that time of year again… time for our annual fundraising silent auction! We’ve received lots of wonderful donations to auction off.

The auction is in the hallway at Sunnycrest Mall in Upper Gibsons.

You can view and bid on items on:

  • Friday November 29th from 10am till 6pm, and
  • Saturday November 30th from 10am till 4pm

The auction ends at 4pm on the Saturday.

If you know you have a winning bid, you can pick up your items from the mall between 4 and 6 on the Saturday. (Otherwise, we’ll telephone you Saturday evening to let you know you won your bid, and you can pick up your items from the rehab centre on the Sunday.)

Please drop by to see what’s up for auction! Your bids will help us help critters in need. And please let your friends know about the auction. Thank you!

Wildlife Calendars make Wonderful Gifts and Support the Centre

It’s calendar time again! This beautiful 2020 calendar features all new Sunshine Coast wildlife images by local photographer Carl Olsen.

Measuring 12.75 by 9.25 inches, it’s printed on high quality opalescent stock to minimize reflections. The calendar is ad-free, leaving lots of space for daily planning.

Cost is $20. Both cash and cheques are accepted. All proceeds after expenses go to Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

This calendar makes a wonderful gift, and is easy to post.

To arrange for pick-up (in the Gibsons area) or delivery anywhere on the Sunshine Coast, contact Carl by email at cbolsen@telus.net or by phone at 604-886-9381.

Cost of delivery of one or more calendars to a single location depends on location:

  • Langdale to Roberts Creek Road: $2
  • West of Roberts Creek Road to West Sechelt (included): $3
  • West of West Sechelt: $5

We are grateful to Carl for his contribution of his photographs and his time to fundraise for the wildlife rehab centre.

About the Wildlife Centre

Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre is a non-profit, registered society, that admits into care wild birds and small mammals which are in distress. Each year we receive hundreds of calls on behalf of injured and orphaned wildlife. We provide for the animal’s every need including feeding, watering, daily cleaning and medicating (if necessary).

Treatment may be as simple as providing proper food, water and warmth to an orphaned fledgling until it is old enough to be released to the wild, or as complex as an operation by a veterinarian to implant a pin in a broken bone.

Some species of birds will not eat on their own in captivity and must be hand-fed. Others may be too sick to eat and are tube-fed.

feed-meFledglings and nestlings require feeding every 20 minutes to every hour, depending on the species and age of the bird (or animal). It may take several weeks or even months of care to prepare an animal or bird for a second chance in its natural habitat. All this must be done without destroying the animal’s basic fear of humans, for, once on its own again, its life may depend on that natural fear.

Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre has permits from the Canadian Wildlife Service and the Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection to care for sick, orphaned, injured, oiled or stressed migratory and resident birds or small mammals, but we receive no government funding.

Along with birds of prey and other uncommon birds, Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre takes into care song birds and species such as crows and pigeons, as we believe all wildlife is worthy of the best care we can give it. The rehabilitation of wild creatures from hummingbirds to Great Blue Herons, or bats to raccoons means special housing, diets and care. This is very costly and time-consuming work.

Each day humans are taking more and more from wildlife. Help us give something back.

Today, more than ever, wildlife has to endure loss of habitat (not just clear-cutting forests, but clearing of bush, shrubs and trees in backyards), pollution and human encroachment (including pet cats), all of which is having a negative effect on wildlife populations.

Each day humans are taking more and more from wildlife. We, at Gibsons Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, are trying to do our part in giving something back. Please help us with this task.