Eagle scheduled to soar back into the wild

Monday, November 07 2011 @ 04:06 AM EST

Contributed by: karenbills

Reminder:  Bald eagle will be released on Wednesday, Nov. 16

Sponsored by the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Nov 19-20, 2011  

Harrison Mills, BC November 2011 -- When humans hurt themselves they will most likely go to see a doctor. When bald eagles injure themselves they can only hope to end up in the care of Bev Day, founding director of O.W.L (Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society). At the O.W.L. centre in Delta injured or orphaned eagles and other birds are nursed back to health with the intention of returning them to the wild one day.

On Wednesday November 16, 2011, the Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival Society (FVBEFS) and O.W.L. will come together to release one such rehabilitated eagle. The release will occur in an area that is world renowned for supporting one of the largest gatherings of this particular raptor. The release will occur at 11 am at the Sandpiper Golf Resort, located at 14282 Morris Valley Road Harrison Mills

DAVID HANCOCK will be speaking at 2 p.m. on Sat. and Sun. Nov. 19 and 20 at Tapadera Estates in their clubhouse on Morris Valley Road, Harrison Mills, BC.

For more information on the upcoming festival go here:

Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival*

Or email karen@hancockwildlife.org


The Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival is a two day event that begins the weekend after the November 16 release. The FVBEFS is promising fun for the entire family rain or shine. Plan your day as activities range from viewing eagles as they feast on Salmon at one of the four Eagle viewing options, to fun and education opportunities such as, expert speakers, the Vancouver Zoo, Sonsie the teaching eagle, indoor exhibitor's fair, First Nations dancing, artisans and some truly delicious food options.

Some of the most popular activities should be signed up for in advance to avoid disappointment. The daily jet boat eagle tours, interpreted walking tours and our traditional First Nation’s Salmon BBQ can be booked now. Event sponsors and contributions welcome.


For more information contact Jo-Anne Chadwick, Festival Chair

Tel # 604-826-7361 or by email info@fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca 

Website Fraser Valley Bald Eagle Festival*

Celebrating the return of the eagles and the cycle of the salmon in the Fraser Valley

Hancock Wildlife Foundation