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!
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!
A huge happy “THANK YOU” to the great staff at Rogers Aquatic and Pet Supplies in Surrey, BC. Last year, volunteer Gary approached them to take in one of the WPR donation cans. They did, and filled it up to the brim. Literally: there was so much change in the tin by the time they were done that even a dime would no longer fit!
Thank you so much, everyone. You are all awesome!
Rogers Aquatic and Pet Supplies is located at 8160 120th Street, Surrey, BC.
Credit: Shawn Pigott | Fox and Bee
How lovely! We received the following email from a recent visitor to the Refuge:
A few weeks ago, my family and I visited the World Parrot Refuge and had an amazing time. We were very impressed by the generosity of spirit we saw, with people volunteering their time and energy to give the birds a better, more comfortable, and healthy life.
My husband [Shawn Pigott] is a videographer, and he’s currently doing a project called “52 Weeks”, in which he releases a new video every Wednesday for a year, set to music that he has composed and played. For this week, he used footage that he took at the World Parrot Refuge, and we wanted to share the video with you. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed visiting the Refuge.
We hope that it intrigues people, sends them to your website, and inspires them to treat animals with love and respect.
We love it! Thank you so much, Kim! Many thanks to both you and your husband, for capturing the Refuge so beautifully.
Huge thanks to the volunteers of the Alberta Parrot Drive 2011, who have made a wonderful donation to the World Parrot Refuge, Weary Wings Parrot Refuge, and Lenny’s Lair.
There’s also Parrot No Sunflower seeds awaiting pickup at Buckerfield’s for the WPR parrots.
Thank you all, so very much!
ABOUT THE SONG
Wings in Flight is a beacon of light that lifts our hearts with hope. And what makes it even more special is how it came to be. Sora and Cindy wrote Wings in Flight years ago, thinking they had forever to record it. Forever came sooner than either of them expected when Cindy realized that her voice was giving way to the harsh medication she is on. With Sora and Cindy living in two different parts of the country, it seemed Wings in Flight might fade into oblivion. In response, Sora planned a surprise like no other, a recording session for her friend and colleague. With bed tracks laid days before in a conspiracy with Cindy’s fiancé, the stage was set to give a gift unlike any other. A surprise trip to Calgary lead to the moment of a lifetime when Cindy heard and added her vocals to Wings in Flight, written so long ago for the first time in the studio.
Listen to a preview of the song here: Wings In Flight