Sampson and Cotton, donkey ambassadors for the mammoth herd, came to the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge from Alberta after being abandoned in a field. (Photo - Shirley Mainprize)

Shuswap donkey refuge event celebrates 20 years of rescues

The Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge will host its Donkey Day fundraiser on July 27

The home for neglected, abused or unwanted donkeys in the Shuswap will revive the Donkey Day fundraiser for the first time in three years.

According to a news release, the fundraiser was dormant while the Turtle Valley Donkey Refuge focused on other special events, but will be back on July 27 to celebrate 20 years of donkey rescues.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Donkey Day 2019 will include meet-and-greets with donkey ambassadors, a kids’ craft area for making donkey ear hats, and a food concession stand with nachos.

Donkey t-shirts and other donkey-related items will also be featured in the refuge shop, available throughout the event.

By making admission $5 per person, refuge founder Shirley Mainprize said she wants to make sure “everyone gets a chance to visit with (their) wonderful donkeys and experience their magic.”

Mainprize said the event is also to raise support and awareness for the donkeys by collecting donations for hay, sponsorships for ambassador donkeys, and memberships to the refuge.

For more information email donkeyrefuge@gmail.com or call 250-679-2778.

The refuge is located at 7877 Skimikin Rd. in Chase.

READ MORE: Mammoths roam Shuswap donkey refuge



karissa.gall@blackpress.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Riot on the Roof returns to top of Vernon Parkade

Party of the summer will rock out above the city

Crowd pumped for MMA return to Vernon

First card in 10 years set for Saturday at Vernon Curling Club

Enforcement still tops with Vernon cops

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP Supt. Shawna Baher says enforcement still a top detachment priority

Vernon Mission hosts International Overdose Awareness Day event

Along with Interior Health, the event will run Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Warmer fall weather could extend wildfire season: AccuWeather

Above seasonal temperatures are expected throughout September, October and November

Paws! Join the cause and raise money for the BC SPCA

Sign up to walk in the annual BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk

RCMP catch ‘erratic’ driving thieves; upon release steal mountain bike

The incident involved a police chase, taser, and a destroyed vehicle

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Heavy police responses in Kamloops connected to unfounded weapons calls

Mounties were seen in Westsyde and in North Kamloops on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning

Suspect drops white powder running from police near Kelowna playground

Kelowna RCMP responded to reports of two individuals swinging a chain in a park

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Power up: UBC Okanagan researchers designing battery that packs more punch

It’s a collaboration between the university and B.C.-based tech companies

Most Read