Happening in Mississippi Mills – Birdhouse Blowout

Two of our volunteer community leaders, Glenda Jones and Barbara Carroll, have resurrected a wonderful fundraising program, the Handmade Bird Houses Silent Auction.  Very fortunately for MVFN, it has been decided that the proceeds this year will go to the MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund.

Every year, the Bursary Committee awards one or more $1,000 bursaries to graduating high school students from our local area who are entering a nature-related program in college or university.  This Bursary fund relies totally on fundraising activities and tax-deductible donations.  Because of MVFN’s reduced in-person activities in the past year, we are in great need of a fresh infusion of funds for this 14-year old Bursary, which has assisted many local students with their college/university finances.  The more money the fund has, the more scholarships we can award!

We encourage you to help out in this fun winter activity in one or more of these ways:

  • build a bird house
  • find an existing birdhouse and decorate it
  • buy a birdhouse and decorate it
  • build a birdhouse and decorate it
  • cajole your children/grandchildren/neighbours/friends to participate in creating a decorated birdhouse with you, or on their own
  • bid on your favourite birdhouse (or two!)

Please follow this link to MVFN’s website, where there are more detailed instructions on how to get involved. To see some of the birdhouses that have already been donated check out the auction site.

MVFN Board of Directors hope you will support this worthy cause in any way you can, or support the Bursary directly by making an on-line or mailed-in donation to the:  MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary Fund


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Donated by  Gary Beaucaire                                           Donated by Neil McBride

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