Hudson bird centre holding lead
Contest ends next week
Though Quebecers went to the polls yesterday to vote in the provincial election, many have been voting early, and often, in a national social media contest that could greatly aid a Hudson bird shelter.
Though the results will not become final until next week, Le Nichoir Wild Bird Rehabilitation Centre in Hudson is ahead in the contest that will see the nonprofit centre share a portion of a $100,000 grant.
As of yesterday morning, Le Nichoir had 19,193 on-line votes, while its closest competitor, the British Columbia SPCA Wild ARC, was trailing with 17,984 votes. The number of votes garnered by Le Nichoir means the centre is currently ontap to receive $38,843 of the total $100,000 grant money. It’s unclear if Le Nichoir can break the $40,000 mark before the contest closes on Sept. 16.
Other non-profit wildlife and wilderness programs entered into Jamieson Vitamins’ Call For The Wild! Competition include Nature Saskatchewan, The David Suzuki Foundation, and the Newfoundland Salmon & Trout Restoration Association. Voting is not nearly as strong for the other groups. The David Suzuki Foundation, for example, had just 7,860 votes yesterday, while the Newfoundland salmon organization had 2,761 and Nature Saskatchewan had 1,614.
Each vote nets the group of choice a bit more of the total grant funding.
Le Nichoir, the largest songbird rehabilitation centre in Canada, is dedicated to the ethical and humane treatment of injured and orphaned wild birds, and to the birds’ release back into the wild once they are healed. The non-profit centre is run almost entirely through corporate and private donations. It is in the middle of a fundraising campaign in order to build a state-of-theart education and rehabilitation centre in Hudson.
To vote in the competition, which ends Sept. 16, go to Jamieson Vitamins’ Facebook page, facebook.com/jamiesonvitamins. People can vote once each day until the contest ends.