WEEKEND VISITING HOURS!
April 30th/May 1st ~ August 28th, 2022: OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY - Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
We know you are excited to come out and visit the Donkeys! On April 23, we had a wonderful group of volunteers come out to help us get the Refuge ready for your visit! Come join us for our new hours:
Commencing April 30th/May 1st ~ August 28, 2022
OPEN WEEKENDS ONLY – Saturday and Sunday 10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
(Last Entry Time 3 PM)
We thank you for your understanding and patience as we all adjust to this ever-changing world.
If you would like to pre-book your visit at a discounted adult rate, please visit the online shop here. You are also welcome to drop in on Saturdays and Sundays at the regular visiting rates.
Quiet Tuesdays (PRE-BOOKING IS REQUIRED)
Tuesdays Only from May 3 to August 23, 10:30am ~ 12:30pm or 1:00pm ~ 3:00pm
Pre-book and join us here at the Refuge on Tuesdays for a quiet day. Enjoy our sunny new patio and walk through the new Memorial Garden. The Donkey Shoppe will be open for your enjoyment. All entry on Tuesday is by pre-booking only & we are capping each 2-hour visiting time-block at 15 participants only. You are welcome to arrive anytime during your booked time, but you must leave by the time noted so others can enjoy the Refuge.
Pre-booking is required. More information & pre-booking here through the online store.
Grandma & Me/Grandpa & Me - All About Donkeys Program (55+ adults only; kids 8-16)
June 11, 2022 ~ 11am - 12:30pm with lunch & optional 12:30pm - 1:30pm afternoon activity
PLEASE NOTE WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING ONLY 3 DATES FOR THIS PROGRAM. CAPACITY WILL BE CAPPED AT 4 PAIRS FOR EACH CLASS.
Join us here at the Refuge for a wonderful day with Grandma & Me or Grandpa & Me (note: this program may be any 55+ adult and a child from age 8-16 – it doesn’t have to be just grandparents, it could be any guardian or relative who is 55+). The program consists of one hour of participation and education about Donkeys, followed by lunch and then an optional Donkey walk. All participants will receive a one-year membership to the Refuge. Subjects covered will be basic donkey handling and care, as well as a hoof demonstration.
Please see more details & sign up here through the online store.
MEMBER'S DAY 2022
RSVP REQUIRED ~ Friday, June 17, 2022 - 10:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Announcing our 2022 Member’s Day!
Society Members mark your Calendars:
Friday, June 17, 2022 – 10:30 AM ~ 1:30 PM
Please call to RSVP by June 5th – 250-679-2778
Join us for our annual Member’s Day Celebration at the Refuge!
This is a special day when the Society Members are invited to help us celebrate the Donkeys and their lives at the Refuge.
Donkey Care Class
Registration Required - Thursday, June 30, 2022 - ~ 11am- 1:30pm
Join us here at the Refuge for a wonderful day learning all about how to care for the Donkeys and spending time with the Donkeys. The program consists of one hour of participation and education about Donkeys, followed by lunch and then an optional Donkey walk. All participants will receive a one-year membership to the Refuge. Subjects covered will be basic donkey handling and care, as well as a hoof demonstration. If the program sells out, we will be taking a waitlist – call us to add your name (250-679-2778)
Register online today through the online shop: Donkey Care Class Registration
Pre-Booked Guided Tours (10+ people only)
Thursdays only - May 5 - August 25, 2022
PLEASE NOTE THIS LISTING IS FOR GUIDED TOURS OF 10+ PEOPLE ONLY.
Join the Refuge on Thursdays for a special guided tour! Your tour includes a guided historical talk about the Turtle Valley, the Refuge & our Donkeys, as well as a special visit with the Donkeys. Enjoy our sunny new patio and walk through the new Memorial Garden. We are happy to provide coffee & tea and the Donkey Shoppe will be open for your enjoyment.
Please see the online shop listing for more information & to book your date.
MEMORIAL GARDEN CONSTRUCTION DAY(S)
TO BE DETERMINED ~ WEATHER WILL DECIDE
Memorial Garden Volunteers – Sign Up Now!
Sign Up to Help with the Memorial Garden
We are looking for volunteers who love to garden, or are looking to learn!
Date(s) to be Determined
Call or email Shirley to be added to the Garden Volunteers – 250-679-2778; firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing our new gardening project for 2022!
We are pleased to begin the construction of the Donkey Memorial Garden in Memory of our Director Chris Harris.
If you love to garden, please sign up to help out with the initial construction, or if you’re more interested in taking care of the plants, sign up to help out with the upkeep of the garden during the summer months!