Back to nature

by Sandra Fox, Manager Newcastle Place

On a beautiful sunny June day, Newcastle outreach staff Nora and Donna took 2 clients from Newcastle Supportive Housing for a field trip to North Island Wildlife Recovery Center. The Center is a non-profit and were kind enough to donate free passes to their rehabilitation facility to ICCS for some of our residents!

Newcastle residents saved up pop cans which were exchanged for some cash and that bought burgers and fries at Papa’s Burgers in Parksville for the whole, hungry crew after the wildlife tour.

Highlights for clients Susan and Yvonne were the bears and the beautiful eagles.

The day was enjoyed by all. Yvonne told outreach staff later: “That was probably the best day of my life!”

Another field trip is in the planning stages for 3 more clients to be able to go and see the amazing work that North Island Wildlife Recovery Center does for all the injured animals.

“It was a wonderful day of connection and our clients were so excited and grateful to be able to see all of the animals and the hard work done at North Island Wildlife Recovery Center,” said outreach staff.