Canadian school donates a lion collar to Wildlife ACT

31 Jan 2013 |

A passionate wildlife volunteer visited our Wildlife ACT projects in South Africa and returned home to Canada determined to raise money for a lion collar. Spearheaded by Louise Lavoie, her school, L’Ecole Bilingue, raised a considerable amount of money that will go towards purchasing a much-needed tracking collar for one of the lions in Tembe Elephant Park.

Louise states,

‘Raising this amount of money was a labour of love and we are very proud!’

The Grade 5 leading class’ main contribution was a 5km run with sponsors. The other main fundraising event was the sale of magnetized bookmarks which Louise made using her own animal pictures from Tembe Elephant Park and Mkuze Game Reserve.

She says, ‘They were a huge hit. Over 1100 sold! We also had a couple of bake sales.’

The school children in Canada will get feedback when the lion is collared and regular updates of its activities in the park.

If you’d like to start your own campaign back home, please let us know and we’d be happy to assist.

You can also donate using our secure payment portal, GivenGain.