Sunday, June 12, 2011

Summer Solstice Potluck, June 19th

Solstice Potluck for the Birds, June 19th

Denman's Community Vegan Potluck Series is pleased to welcome wildlife rehabilitator, Maj Birch, as guest speaker for our Summer Solstice feast on Sunday, June 19th.

Come celebrate the longest day of the year -and father’s day- over a delicious meal in the back hall at 6:30 pm. As always, food lovers of every persuasion are welcome and encouraged to attend. Any 100% plant-based entrĂ©e, salad, dessert or single item dish that all may share (free of eggs, gelatin, honey and dairy, please) is a suitable contribution. The potluck series provides a great opportunity four times a year to pick up healthy new recipe ideas that are also climate conscious and animal friendly, so be sure to include a list of your own ingredients, and prepare to take home some creative, tasty new ideas!

Maj Birch is the founder of Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society in Merville, which exists to assist ill, injured, orphaned or oiled wildlife and to transport for rehabilitation and eventual release those which have a chance for survival. MARS specializes in avian species- songbirds, waterfowl and raptors. The centre is not open to the public, automatically reducing potential acclimatization to human contact. All efforts are concentrated on providing a safe, stress-free environment for wildlife recovery.

The Society has been providing this important service to the region since the mid 90’s, often on a shoestring budget. Admission to the potluck is by donation, but you may wish to bring an extra $5 along to support MARS' work for wildlife through the purchase of their 2011 Island Experiences Raffle - there are some really great prizes in store!

Maj has an audio visual presentation that will appeal to the whole family, so mark your calendar now! And thankyou in advance for helping keep both the potluck and after dinner event accessible to folks in our community with chemical sensitivities by attending scent-free. Visit MARS online at

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