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Wednesday, 14 September 2011 16:10

Alberta Birds of Prey Centre needs votes

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The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre has been providing volunteer wildlife rescue across southern Alberta for 30 years.

Officials with the centre are now asking for help from farming and ranching communities, so they might share in a $100,000 award in a national contest.   

“We are donor-sponsored and receive no operating subsidies. We were recently selected by Jamieson Vitamins to be part of a public fund-raising vote competition with four other wildlife rescue facilities from across Canada,” explained Colin Weir, executive director of the Alberta Birds of Prey Centre.

Organizations with the greatest number of votes will each receive a share of $100,000.

“Unfortunately we are really in need of voter help, as we are in last place in the voting. For us this is also a matter of our pride in small town rural Alberta.

We have our work cut out for us, as we are up against facilities in Toronto and Vancouver, each of which have an enormous population base to draw from.”

Weir explained the public can vote until Sept. 18, with one vote allowed per day from each email address.

“Would you be willing to help us by asking your farm hands, family and friends to vote for us daily?”

To vote, please go to: http://www.

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