Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre

Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre

June 03, 2015 17:38 ET

Media Advisory: Wildlife Haven Breaks Ground on New Home for Wild Animal Rehab With Help from TransCanada

ILE-DES-CHÊNES, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - June 3, 2015) - Tomorrow, Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre will break ground on the new Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Hospital and Education Centre on 18 acres of TransCanada land north of TransCanada's Station 41 in Ile-des-Chênes, MB.

A volunteer-driven non-profit organization, Wildlife Haven has occupied various locations since it began rehabilitating injured wildlife and educating the public in 1984. For the past six years, their home has been an unheated, decommissioned dairy barn donated by the Van Gorp family in Ile-des-Chênes. With their bigger and better facility, Wildlife Haven will be better equipped to meet the growing demand for wild animal rehabilitation and community requests for wildlife education opportunities.

Ted Falk, Federal Member of Parliament, Thomas Nevakshonoff, Minister of Conservation & Water Stewardship, Richot Municipality Mayor Jackie Hunt, and other dignitaries will be in attendance, along with members of Wildlife Haven and Andrea Jalbert, TransCanada Vice President Community & Sustainability. Taking part in the event will be Max, the great horned owl who is one of the Wildlife Haven's educational ambassadors.

Join us to celebrate this milestone at the future home of Wildlife Haven on June 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015

Time: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location: 1028 Arnould Rd, Ile des Chenes, Manitoba (Corner of Hwy 405 and Arnould Rd)

About Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre

Formed in 1984 by a group of environmentally concerned citizens, the Manitoba Wildlife Rehabilitation Organization (MWRO) was Manitoba's first wildlife rehabilitation organization. Our first Centre was constructed in 1993 and transformed from a small organization running out of the backyards of its volunteers to a full-fledged organization hosting an administration building, wildlife hospital and numerous cages and enclosures including aviaries, flight conditioning cages and a pool.

While the temporary site in Ile-des- Chênes has served us well, the organization continues to receive approximately 1,700 animals and 10,000 public inquiries every year. The MWRO became known as the Wildlife Haven in approximately 2003, and while we are identified with the recovery, rehabilitation and release of wild animals. We also provide educational services to the public to enhance the survival of Manitoba's wildlife.

About TransCanada

With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,000 kilometres (42,100 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest providers of gas storage and related services with 368 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 10,900 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is developing one of North America's largest liquids delivery systems. TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, or connect with us on social media and 3BL Media.

Contact Information

  • Wildlife Haven Contact:
    Judy Robertson, Director
    Wildlife Haven Rehabilitation Centre

    TransCanada Media Enquiries:
    Mark Cooper//Davis Sheremata
    403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859