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Brother and sister bottle drive pays for month of food at B.C. Wildlife Park

Dimitri and Gabrielle Armstrong have raised enough money to pay for a full month of food for the animals.
Image Credit: FACEBOOK / Bottle Drive for B.C. Wildlife Park
May 28, 2020 - 12:00 PM

A brother and sister from Kamloops have exceeded their fundraising goal of $10,000 for the B.C. Wildlife Park by collecting bottles and cans.

Gabrielle and Dimitri Armstrong of Kamloops have raised more than $10,200 for the wildlife rehabilitation centre and scored a private tour of the currently closed park. The park thanked the children, their parents, and all who donated to the recycling drive, according to a post on the wildlife park's Facebook page.

Credit: FACEBOOK / B.C. Wildlife Park

The park closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic and feared financial shortfalls because of the lost revenues.

The executive director had considered selling or re-homing some of the animals due to the financial strain, which led to the creation of various fundraisers, such as a photography contest and by-donation grad photoshoots.

The park plans to welcome visitors back on June 1.

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