At the annual conference of the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities, elected officials from communities within the FortisBC service area were invited to enter a draw for a donation of $1,500 from Fortis BC, to be made to a non-profit group.
Councillor Eric Zhelka from the Oak Bay Municipality was the lucky ballot selected, and he is sharing this donation between the UWSS and the Oak Bay Green Committee. The cheque was presented to the UWSS at the July 22 Oak Bay Council Meeting and was accepted by UWSS Board Member Pamela Mountjoy.
Councillor Zhelka has always supported the Urban Wildlife Stewardship Society and the important research that they are conducting in Oak Bay. He says that both the UWSS and the OBGS are “groups of volunteers that do a great deal of unsung work, that, thanks to Fortis BC, we will be able to bring to light”.
The UWSS would very much like to thank Councillor Zhelka and FortisBC for this thoughtful donation that will help substantially with the current Oak Bay research and immuno-contraception project.