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Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary 2017 Spring Fling

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This annual fundraising buffet dinner and silent auction was held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at St. Andrews Community Centre in Ajax. The volunteers of Second Chance appearing in this picture planed and organized this fundraising evening to raise funds to help care for the 150 Second Chance cats. This being Canada's sesquicentennial year, the decorative theme of the Spring Fling was Canada's colours . In keeping with the theme, a very large Canadian Flag was displayed - virtually covering the east wall of St. Andrews Centre.
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Thank you to Allstate Foundation of Canada for again supporting our Spring Fling fundraiser. Mary Lattion-Wells (volunteer with Second Chance), representing Allstate Foundation of Canada, presented Allstate's contribution to Phyllis Healey, President of Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.

2017 Spring Fling Supporters

Ajax Home Hardware, Ajax Allans Independent Grocer, Pickering
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Augie Doggy, Oshawa
Bark & Fitz, Whitby Bella Notte Ristorante, Whitby
Boston Pizza, Ajax Boston Pizza, Pickering
Boston Pizza, Whitby Bowring, Ajax
Brock St. Brewing Company, Whitby C & C Motors, Whitby
Charley Ronicks Pub, Whitby Chatterpauls, Whitby
Christie Whitehead Cineplex Odeon, Pickering
CN Tower, Toronto Costco, Ajax
Deer Creek Golf Club, Ajax Dennys, Whitby
DeSerres, Pickering Dr. Kevin Tyber, Pickering Village
East Side Marios, Whitby F. G. Bradleys, Pickering
Global Pet Foods, Ajax Global Pet Foods, Whitby
Graziella Fine Jewellery, Whitby Imagine That Art Gallery, Whitby
Jack Astors, Pickering Jack Astors, Whitby
Jewellery by Sanders, Oshawa Jungle Cat World, Orono
Kake Kreations, Whitby KB Restaurant, Whitby
Kennedy Greenhouses, Markham Keurig Canada
Krown, Whitby La Rosa Ristorante, Whitby
Lafontaine, Whitby Lake Ridge Links Golf Course, Brooklin
Laser Quest, Whitby Lavish Spa, Whitby
Linda Watson Loblaw, Pickering
Mandarin, Pickering Mary Wells
Melanie Pringles, Whitby Milos Greek Restaurant, Pickering
Mister Pet, Ajax Moxies Grill & Bar, Pickering
Nice Bistro, Whitby Nygard Factory Outlet, Bowmanville
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto Oshawa Jewellery, Oshawa
Pearle Vision, Pickering Penney & Co., Whitby
Pet Valu, Newcastle Pet Valu, Kendalwood Plaza, Whitby
Putting Edge, Whitby Rens Pets Depot, Whitby
Rita Mak Robert Lowery Piano Experts, Toronto
Roy Nichols Motors, Courtice Safari Bar & Grill, Pickering Village
Sharon Woermke Shirley Gosby-Ryan
Shoeless Joes, Ajax Shoeless Joes, Whitby
Shoppers Drug Mart, Bowmanville Sobeys, Kingston Road, Ajax
Sobeys, Westney Road S, Ajax State & Main Kitchen & Bar, Whitby
Steve & Peggys No Frills, Pickering Superstore, Ajax
Swiss Chalet, Bayly Street, Ajax Swiss Chalet, Bowmanville
Swiss Chalet, Whitby North Symposium Cafe, Ajax
Tawni Horton The Body Shop, Oshawa
The Body Shop, Pickering The Keg Steakhouse & Bar, Head Office
The Lake Grill, Whitby The Royal Oak, Whitby
Toms No Frills, Ajax Toronto Zoo, Toronto
Vandermeer Nursery, Ajax Whispering Ridge Golf Course, Brooklin
Wholesale Club, Whitby Wild Wings, Whitby
Williams Chocolates, Whitby Womens Fitness, Pickering

2017 Victorian Afternoon Tea

On Sunday, February 26, 2017, a Victorian Afternoon Tea was held at
Vandermeer Nursery (Lakeridge Road and Bayly Street) in Ajax.
Claire Nicklin organizes this event as a fundraiser to help the cats of Second Chance.
The Afternoon Tea offers something for everyone. Several varieties of tea were available,
as well as coffee (compliments of Starbucks located in the Ajax Durham Centre),
to go with the tasty sandwiches made by Erst and Janet Buchelor and cookies and scones
provided by Kathy and Claire. There was a best "Victorian Hat or Costume" contest;
numerous vendors offered items for sale; the bake sale – home baking – was very popular
and the Silent Auction offered a selection of enticing choices.

Attending the Victorian Tea is an opportunity to shop at Vandermeers for plants and
gardening supplies and see the very colourful Koi and the turtles.
The Victorian Afternoon Tea at Vandermeer Nursery where it is so pleasant and
warm with sun streaming in through the greenhouse roof is a lovely way to spend a cold February afternoon.

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    Winner for the best Victorian costume was
    Michelle Ftainton (the lady in grey and purple)
    and winner for the best Victorian hat
    was Becky Stark (lady wearing red and black hat).
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    "Claire (organizer of the Victorian Afternoon Tea),
    third from left in the back row."

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    Erst (sandwich preparation),
    in white coat at end of table.
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Charity Bingo


Once a week, at various times and days, Second Chance volunteers are present for a session of bingo at the Delta Bingo Hall, 975 Dillingham Road in Pickering.  Come out and enjoy playing bingo while supporting Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary.



Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary's July Yard Sale

Second Chance Wildlife Sanctuary (SCWS) held its July Bake Sale, BBQ and Yard Sale,  benefitting the estimated 180 cats at the sanctuary without a forever home.

Tents allow the yard sale to go on - rain or shine.
"Tents allow the yard sale to go on - rain or shine."
Porch outside sanctuary where new items are for sale.
"Porch outside sanctuary where new items are for sale."

Doug and Cathy cooking delicious hot dogs.

"Doug and Cathy cooking delicious hot dogs."

Linda Selling home baked goodies prepared by Second Chance Volunteers.
"Linda Selling home baked goodies prepared by Second Chance Volunteers."

Sharon selling 'professional level' baked goodies. Many of our visitors come back to buy Sharon's tasteful and beatiful looking baking.

"Sharon selling 'professional level' baked goodies. Many of our visitors come back to buy Sharon's tasteful and beatiful looking baking."