Dec 022013

It is December already and Christmas shopping is in full swing.  Please add our Thrift Shop to your list of stops.  The store is bursting with beautiful and unique gifts.  Plus the bonus is that all the funds collected go towards the care of our birds.

For those “difficult to buy for” people, you might consider giving them a gift certificate to visit the Refuge, or enroll them in a Virtual Adoption.

Thank You for your support and a Very Merry Festive Season to one and all.


Somebody is creating lovely Christmas Cards for you.

Nov 242013

We are overstocked with books so come on in and find a treasure or two!

Buy a “bag of books” for $5; or

Individual books for  Half-Price:

- $1 for hardcovers and

- $.50 for softcovers and Children’s books.

All Day Saturday November 30, 10am – 4pm.

Nov 082013

Harris GM in Parksville is hosting a Fundraiser for the World Parrot Refuge. 

Come on In –  November 9, 2013 from 10am to 2pm.

Get your Photo taken with one of the birds.

Enter to Win either an Executive Car Detail or a 1 year Family Membership to the World Parrot Refuge.

FREE Popcorn and Coffee

Come and Help Support the World Parrot Refuge continue its efforts to house, feed and care for around 900 Birds.

Harris Oceanside GM is at 512 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC

2014 Silent Auction

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Sep 222013

Now’s the time to donate special or heirloom items to our upcoming Silent Auction!

Please bring donations to the Thrift Shop.

Some items we already have:

  • Bicycle Built for 2
  • Antique Cradle
  • Heirloom Jewelry
  • Fine Crystal and China
  • Original Artwork

Help us make this the BEST AUCTION to date.  Winter is here and our wonderful birds need to be kept warm in their 23,000 sqft facility.


Thanks Everyone!

Bird Group


Jul 212013

Come one Come All to the World Parrot Refuge in Coombs for their 2nd Summer Garage Sale.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

 10am to 4pm 

The Thrift Shop will be open  and is loaded with treasures to pick from.  The parking lot will be host to a variety of Vendors and we will also have a Food Tent with hot dogs and veggie burgers.

Come and enjoy a day of shopping, eating and helping support the birds who live at the World Parrot Refuge.

Jul 212013

The Bell children decided to do something different.  Instead of having a standard Birthday party, they opted for an UnBirthday party and chose to donate the proceeds to the World Parrot Refuge.  Many Thanks to Sarah, Lucas and Alex who collected a generous $52.50.  ”Hello and Thank You” from the Birds.

Jul 152013

Shell Canada has put up a $25,000 grant for the charity that gets the most votes.

Go to Shell Fuelling Change and register – it’s Free! When you register you get 30 points, which you can spend on the charity of your choice.

Please vote for Flights of Fancy – The Parrot Refuge.  Under the $25K tab.

We need the help of as many people as possible! Plus if you buy gas from Shell – or anything from the store at a Shell Station – you get 50 votes. Please Vote for The World Parrot Refuge and push us to the top. (Hint: if you spend $20 – you get 50 votes. If you spend $100 – you get 50 votes – so we put 5 lots of $20s worth of gas in our tank and got 250 votes !!!!

We really need to get the $25,000  for this project to ensure that people can bring their birds here if they cannot keep them.   You have until October to drive us to the top of the $25k mountain.

Hope EVERYONE votes for us!

Hope EVERYONE votes for us!

Do you know WordPress?

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Apr 152013

Do you enjoy keeping on top of things, writing articles and have an understanding of WordPress and basic photo editing skills? Do you have a passion for parrots and want to volunteer your time and expertise? Then we would like to hear from you!

The World Parrot Refuge is seeking someone to take over the duties of webmaster for our web site. It won’t take a lot of time, maybe a few hours a month. If you are interested, please send Wendy an email at

Thank you!

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Apr 152013

A very sincere thank you to a wonderful little boy named Quinlan, who donated his birthday money to the birds! His little brother Reed had a handful of cash he donated, too.  Kids are just amazing! Thank you and Happy Birthday, Quinlan!

Jan 272013

From Wendy: “This beautiful little girl chose to have her birthday booty sent to the sanctuary to virtually adopt Bailey. The picture is of Makenna and Bailey. Bailey was so excited she painted a beautiful piece of artwork for Makenna and it will be sent out this weekend.”

Thank you Makenna, from all the parrots, for your kindness. May you have a wonderful birthday year!