We were chatting with a good friend from BCFS, lets call her Tonia, and she was telling us about her experience doing yoga in the barn with all the animals.
She said it was amazing. Listening to the animals snort and stomp and talk. A duck quacked, a goat bayed and a horse nickered. It was a very rich environment and full of positive energy.
Tonia was totally enjoying her barn yoga when she heard the plop. Her yoga mat was right beside Splash the blind pony and just as the scent of manure hit the air the yoga instructor said, “now take a deep breath.”
Tonia thought: oh no. No that’s not going to happen.
She glanced at the next yogi beside her and made a face, which set off quiet laughing.
We guess there are some drawbacks to having yoga in the barn. lol.
Last year was a struggle to keep BCFS financially floating and this year BCFS has done well to tread water, until now…
It’s difficult to admit that we’re getting low on funds, but it’s not surprising as we didn’t have our big open house this summer.
We’re also building and that takes its toll on our pocketbooks and our time. We’re hoping to continue our good works and re-open in the Spring of 2016 in our new location, but until then we’ll be tightening our belts.
Halloween Creepy Carnival Fundraiser!
Thank goodness for the Halloween Fundraiser this Sunday, October 18, 2015 from noon till 4pm at 5 Forks Rd in Welland. I’m hoping we raise enough to keep us afloat.
A few dollars here and there isn’t much to ask to help the animals. We are 100% volunteer and 100% of our funds go to help the animals. Nobody takes a salary at BCFS!
So, if you can’t make it out to the Fundraiser please consider making a donation to BCFS via email: mybremner@yahoo or our website donation page.
Third Annual Facebook Auction!
Or consider bidding on items for our Facebook Auction… you’re going to buy Christmas gifts anyway, so why not help an animal along the way? We are unable to print calendars this year, so consider an item from the auction!
We would like to thank the seven wonderful, compassionate Reiki Practitioners who came out to to participate in a Pet/Animal workshop. The world is a better place when people focus on helping to heal animals.
Silvana (pictured above with her canine partner Lexi) is a Reiki Master and animal lover who had been contemplating developing and teaching a Pet/Animal Reiki Workshop, but was missing a crucial link: the opportunity to connect with diverse animal energy.
People and Animals coming Together to Help Each Other!
Last fall Silvana joined the BCFS volunteer team as our Adoptions Coordinator and the farm animal division provided the much needed diversity of animals.
A win-win-win situation!
Silvana achieves her goal of creating and teaching a Pet/Animal Reiki Workshop, which creates more individuals in the world committed to helping heal animals and the BCFS animals get extra Reiki for a day!
Linda Marlene Ranalli of Niagara Non-Perishable Auctions is throwing a Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary Fundraising Pirogi Father’s Day Dinner on June 21, 2015 at Willoughby Township Hall! Two seating times: First at 430pm and second seating at 6:30pm.
Willoughby Township Hall at 11211 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls.
Does Dad love animals? Do you love animals and your dad loves you?
Bring Dad out for Father’s Day and his gift is all wrapped into one event! Dinner out and saving animals!
Maybe we can get a few of the Fort Erie Town Council Members out to the dinner and we can all let them know that our community supports animal rescue with BCFS? Email them today and let them know you’d love to see them at the event to talk in person.
Chris Knutt: CKutt@town.forterie.on.ca
Marlene Butler: MBustler@town.forterie.on.ca
There will be good food, games and prizes. The cost is $10 per adult and $5 for children.
Pirogies with bacon and onions, or just onions (for those who are big fans of Hershel), sour cream, sauerkraut, two salads and a Vegan Dish available (let us know in advance)
There will also be cabbage rolls, and a choice of three desserts!
Chose from pop, water or juice.
There will be games for both kids and adults.
Come on out for a fun night of food and games!
Tickets can be bought in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name , time of seating and number in your party. We have limited space. Tickets must be paid for in advance by cash or etransfer.
Willoughby Township Hall at 11211 Sodom Rd, Niagara Falls.
Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary (BCFS) in collaboration with team leader Jennifer Bailey and local volunteers will be implementing a Feral Cat Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program in an effort to curb local cat overpopulation. For two weeks in June 2015, we’ll work to help control the feral cat colony of a local Niagara Falls neighbourhood. We will work with a team of volunteers to take them to be spayed or neutered and vaccinated before being returned back into their neighbourhood. Read more about the Program below, and sign up to help out if you have time, traps or talent as a cat whisperer!
On Saturday, May 30 Silvana is combining both her skills and passion with an offer to BCFS supporters — a training course in Reiki for Animals. You must have your Level 1 Reiki Practitioner Certificate (or Therapeutic Touch “TT” equivalent) to take the one day Workshop. She’s asking $100 per person with half going to BCFS! The Workshop will be held from 9 am – 5pm. 9 am to 12 noon will be in Silvana’s home to learn the practical part of Reiki for Animals and after lunch the students will head over to BCFS where they can use their new learned skills on various farm animals. A light lunch will be provided and a registration form will need to be filled out and returned to Silvana before May 25 to secure a spot.
The turn out at our Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary April 2015 Meetup was most incredible. First and foremost a big “Thank YOU” to all those who came out to support the work with the animals. And a special thanks to Jane Clarkson from Mexico. She gave a shocking yet inspirational talk about International Rescue. I think she has gotten herself a long list of travelers willing to bring Mexico dogs up to Canada! Continue reading →
Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary is fortunate and grateful to have a community of supporters that help us fulfill our sanctuary mission. We work hard together to educate the public about dog rescue, and to rescue farm and companion animals in need. This year brings us even more opportunities to spread the good words and animal love. Here are just some of the Spring Summer events 2015 we are currently planning.
Come out and meet our new adoptable dogs from Mexico! Jane, the wonderful person who heads up the Mexico dog rescue end of this endeavour will be at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary too! Curious about international animal rescue? Get it straight from Jane!
Minnie and Mortia aka M & M (pictured below), our Mexico rescued dogs arrive at BCFS on April 18, 2015. They and will be at the Farm for two days before going to the vet for an assessment on Monday 29 April. Then they will be heading to foster homes or forever homes evening.
April 2015 Volunteer Meetup
Date: Sunday, April 19, 2015
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Venue: Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary, 2930 Bowen Road, Stevensville ON L0S 1S0
RSVP: Amy Bremner mybremner – at – yahoo.com
And of course many of the Beaver Creek volunteers that help make our dog rescue the best is can be will be at the event. If you are new to rescue, or just want to hang with your compadres, come on over to the Farm.
Perhaps we can organize a spay and neuter field trip to Mexico? I know a few people who have participated in an event like that and brought home rescue dogs. It would be a once in a lifetime experience to be involved with a dog start to finish.
From rescue in Mexico, transport to Canada, vet check and home visits for potential forever homes.
Normally we welcome your four legged friends, but due to the recent arrival of the ladies we’d like to keep their stress levels lower, so we ask you leave your furbabies at home. Next meetup we will welcome their heartbeats as part of the Volunteer Meetup event.
We will have coffee, tea and cold drinks. We appreciate if a few people could bring cookies treats to share.
Look forward to connecting with our extended team!
Friendly faces, both new and familiar, gathered at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary on January 24, 2015 for the first Volunteer Meetup of the year. Excitement was in the air as the volunteers and guests arrived. Welcoming faces from the BCFS team and the pitter patter of little paws greeted everybody. Amy, Brent, Judith and their helpers were feeling pretty stoked at the great turnout!
Baked goods galore, munchies and goodies of all sorts filled the kitchen thanks to the helping hands of Helen, Silvana, Heather, Gord and Ellen, Raye and Paul and the team.
A number of sweet four-legged friends roamed around enjoying snuggles and cuddles from the group. Feeling the love were BCFS adoptable dogs Chichi and Harriette, resident dogs Poco, Taz and Jackson; plus guests Gracie, Maggie, Cookie, Jake and Austin to name a few.
New friendships were forming and an air of anticipation lingered. The shared love for animals and desire to help and support Beaver Creek in their work was all around. The day was off to a great start!
Amy gathered the group and was totally pumped as she thanked everyone for coming out. A run-down of BCFS’s activities over the past year was given then an amazing documentary video was shown which captured the true essence of Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary and their rescue operation (produced by resident filmmaker Judith Keenan of Furever Home – awesome job!). Silvana gave folks the inside scoop on what it takes to do adoptions, and Gord gave an inspiring pep talk about fundraising too.
The new volunteers were feeling super excited to sign up for new volunteer positions. Everything from fundraising, to helping with adoptions and fostering, transporting animals, communications, special events, farm operations and dog-walking were quickly and eagerly taken on. Such a strong sense of community and fellowship in such a short time together.
Volunteer Meetup for Fun AND the Business of Rescue
A little break to enjoy a hot drink, a snack and some mingling was next in tow. Afterwards, It was outside with Brent to meet the farm animals and learn how to care for them, especially in the harsh winter…AND to do some farm chores. Braving the damp cold, horse stalls were cleaned and the horses, pigs and ducks fed. Everyone did a great job! Good bye city life…Beaver Creek Farm we are here!
A big shout out to Tracy J. Drynan, Doctor of Chiropractic and also a BCFS Volunteer. She gave a spontaneous demonstration and orientation to canine chiropractic treatments with Jackson, one of our resident rescued Shih Tzu, the happy recipient of a comforting treatment.
A huge thanks to everyone who came out. The turnout was impressive and the year is undoubtedly off to a great start! The commitment of the volunteers is what makes the wheels turn at Beaver Creek Farm Sanctuary. We can’t do it without you.
Stay tuned for training and lots of new volunteer opportunities in the coming months. Hope to see you there!
NEXT VOLUNTEER MEETUP – SUNDAY FEB 22
In conjunction with Dog Foster Workshop lead by guest and Master Trailer Dahlia Ayoub of Mighty Mutts! Remember – new volunteers are always welcome at our Meetups