Miss Charity B.C., Patricia Celan, says hello to a couple of the residents at Critter Care Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Critter Care Walk-a-Thon Oct. 6

Participants invited to pay $5 and enjoy a stroll through Campbell Valley park

Before Patricia Celan was crowned Miss Charity BC on July 1, she had her head shaved on stage.

She promised to shave her locks off at the Miss BC contest if she could reach her goal of raising more than $1,000 for the fight against childhood cancers.

She surpassed her fundraising goal and the locks are gone.

Now the White Rock woman wants to spread the word about another worthy cause right here in Langley.

Celan, 20, invites everyone to come out to the fifth annual Critter Care Walk-a-Thon in Campbell Valley Park on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 11:30 a.m.

“What Critter Care does, day in, day out is so great. They are saving our native wildlife, helping babies and injured animals,” said Celan.

“The walk is $5 and it’s a really nice stroll through the park. There is even a barbecue at the end of the walk. Any other funds raised by individuals is great too because the society survives on donations and doesn’t receive government funds.”

Critter Care runs its rehab facility out of Campbell Valley Park.

Celan said she doesn’t think enough people know about what Critter Care has done over the years, rehabilitating thousands of animals from black bears, bobcats, river otter, beaver, raccoons, fawns and more back to the wild.

Special formula alone can cost upwards of $15,000 a year.

Celan, who wants to be a doctor and just put her application into UBC for pre-med, will be at the walk.

Prior to this cause she raised money for the Cops for Cancer tour, which launched this year’s ride on Sept. 24 in Langley. In summer, Celan was a counsellor at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp GoodTimes.

“Being a camp counsellor was such a good experience. I can’t wait to do it again next year,” she said. “It really is a magical place and the kids just love it.”

The Critter Care walk is dog friendly and lots of fun with displays, some furry friends and more. This year there is a 2 km walk starting at 11:45 a.m. and the 4 km walk starts at 11:30. On-site registration starts at 10:30 a.m. Register at crittercarwildlife.org or call Clay at 604-202-5697.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Langley Blaze back on the field but only for practices

New camera system allows families and colleges to watch ball players

Police arsenal deployed in Langley to avoid potentially violent situation

Mounties arrest armed Vancouver man after Tasering him on Willoughby side street

Nurses make house calls in Langley pilot program

United Way Lower Mainland is providing extended nurse visits on porches or curbside

Cloverdale students make puzzles for care home residents

Students from Cloverdale’s Sunrise Ridge delivered gifts to seniors and thank you notes to first responders

This year’s Canada Day parade in Aldergrove unlike any before due to COVID-19

Families lined six kilometres of local streets in socially distant groups for the Wednesday procession

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

B.C. First Nations vow to keep fighting after Trans Mountain pipeline appeal denied

Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Coldwater Indian Band made the application

‘Queue jumpers’ not welcome in B.C. as COVID-19 U.S. cases rise: Horgan

Premier Horgan said he’s heard concerns that Americans have stopped at Vancouver hotels instead of heading to their destination

US officer resigns after photos, connected to death of black man in 2019, surface

Elijah McClain died, last summer, after police placed him in a chokehold

Black worker files discrimination complaint against Facebook

Oscar Veneszee, Jr. has worked as an operations program manager at Facebook since 2017

Ottawa jail inmates argue anti-COVID measures a breach of charter rights

The prisoners allege guards did not wear masks until April 25

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underway

President Donald Trump said the jobs report shows the economy is “roaring back”

Most Read