|50 Book Pledge | Book #54: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
Well, believe it or not, it’s that time of year again. When charities and not-for-profits share their story in the hopes that you will add a chapter to their success. I, like many of you, will be doing just that. One of the organizations I’ll be supporting this year is the The Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The NCC’s story revolves around protecting “areas of natural diversity for their intrinsic value and for the benefit of our children and those after them.” But they can’t do it alone. Starting at just $40, a Gift of Canadian Nature gives not once, not twice, but thrice. “Once to the recipient with a personalized certificate and a beautiful calendar, once to the giver with a charitable tax receipt and once to Canadian wildlife.” The species being featured this year are the snowy owl, the grizzly bear, the caribou, the gray fox and the Canada lynx.
So when you open up your wallet this holiday season consider supporting NCC and ensure their story of conserving Canada’s natural wonder continues for years to come.
|50 Book Pledge | Book #38: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
From time to time I catch myself looking back on the books I read as a child. This past week has been one of those times. I quickly came to realize that a huge majority of the books I cherished featured animals. Some that come to mind are The Berenstain Bears, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Curious George, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Winnie-the-Pooh, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
The amazing thing is that these books made me want to learn all I could about animals. For me, there was no better place to do that than the zoo, especially on a warm summer’s day. That’s why I’m delighted to feature The Nature Conservancy of Canada‘s latest contest in partnership with the Toronto Zoo.
Here are the two prizes up for grabs:
1) A symbolic grizzly bear adoption kit! As a Zoo ‘parent’, you’ll receive a Certificate of Adoption with a colour picture of a Toronto Zoo grizzly, an acknowledgment card, an animal fact sheet, newsletters and recognition on the Zoo’s Parents’ Board Wall.
2) One of 2 pairs of Toronto Zoo passes to visit Canada’s premier Zoo. Your free admission includes access to all pavilions, exhibits and daily shows (excluding any separately ticketed events, rides, exhibits and parking).
So, what are you waiting for? The contest ends on Friday, July 27, 2012. Simply click “Same planet. Different world.” and complete the form to enter. Good luck!