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Movie night fundraiser for Summerland Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

The Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society is hosting a movie night to fundraise to buy a portable X-ray machine
Two sister marmots ready for hibernation at the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Society. (Eva Hartmann/Submitted)

Okanagan’s Wildlife Film Festival coming to Kelowna, in support of the Interior Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre in Summerland.

On Friday May 17, the non-profit animal rescue will be hosting its 4th annual spring fundraiser at

the Mary Irwin Theatre in Kelowna.

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The Wild About Spring Film Festival will feature award-winning wildlife short-films produced in Canada, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle.

This year’s feature film is the IMAX documentary Beavers- The Biggest Dam Movie You Ever


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Proceeds from the event will help Interior Wildlife to fundraise for a portable wildlife x-ray machine, first of its kind in the Okanagan.

Co-founder and veterinary technician Eva Hartmann said she expects a “significant improvement of wildlife care once

we are able to afford [a portable X-ray machine].”

Doors for the fundraiser are open at 5:30 p.m. and the films start at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets are $30 and are available at the Rotary Centre for the Arts in Kelowna as well as online at

To learn more about the rehabilitation centre visit or email

Jacqueline Gelineau

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