March 31, 2017
Every Monday , Michael Leland cycles to the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, towing a bike trailer. The trailer sports his own modifications: its load capacity has been expanded thanks to a freezer rack. Sometimes accompanied by a fellow member of the Binners’ Project, he pulls bottles and cans from a...
March 14, 2017
Each year, Vancouver Foundation’s Grants and Community Initiatives team works closely with our volunteer Advisory Committee members to make discretionary grants to charities and other qualified donees across the province. We do this primarily through our broad-based and responsive Field of Interest...
March 28, 2016
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August 30, 2013
The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge Society provides a safe home for rescued, abused and unwanted donkeys in British Columbia. Located near Salmon Arm in BC's interior, the facility is home to 24 donkeys. One of these donkeys is “Sassy” (both by name and temperament). A 12-year-old Mammoth Donkey,...
December 17, 2010
University of British Columbia - Beaty What do the largest animal on earth, and one of the smallest (and oldest) have in common? Two things - they’re both blue, and they’re both at the new Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC. At more than 25m in length, the blue whale is the largest animal on earth...
December 14, 2010
“She was emaciated and dirty. She had glaucoma in one eye. She was crippled. Her back end sagged. And her rib cage was kicked in: likely someone had been booting her,” says Carol Hine, describing the first time she set eyes on an aging Rottweiler cross named Rosebud. “If you touched her along her...
December 14, 2008
August 13, 2007. Afternoon, a beach near Victoria, hot sun, clear blue sky. The rhythmic plash of small waves on sand. The sea is flat, the horizon a knife edge in the distance. The only interruption to this summer day on the BC coast is a faint mewing sound – but not a kitten in sight - and near...
December 14, 2005
Vancouver Humane Society Leslie Fox, from the Vancouver Humane Society teaches youth to think critically about how their food choices affect the environment. Typically people see animal rights as separate from environmental and human rights issues. “This is a great opportunity to take animal issues...
December 14, 2005
Richmond Homeless Cats It’s Club Med for cats – the largest cat shelter in North America. All they want is love, says one volunteer. And they get it here in Richmond on six acres of suburban farmland with indoor and outdoor areas. This cat sanctuary, operated by the Richmond Animal Protection...