Future of Chippewa Wildlife Exhibit Up to Public

Black Fox at Chippewa Park Wildlife Exhibit
Black Fox at Chippewa Park Wildlife Exhibit
Black Fox at Chippewa Park Wildlife Exhibit
Black Fox at Chippewa Park Wildlife Exhibit

THUNDER BAY – The Friends of Chippewa Park say it’s now up to the public to save the Chippewa Park Wildlife Exhibit!

“The Friends of Chippewa Park have done what they can to convince City Council to keep the Wildlife Exhibit open this year, and it is obvious that they refuse to listen to us” said Friends President, Lorraine Lortie-Krawczuk “it is now up to the supporters of the Wildlife Exhibit to call or write members of Thunder Bay City Council so that they know support is widespread and they only have a week to make their voices heard.”

“We have updated our web site – www.chippewapark.ca – to provide supporters with the information they need to contact Council, including a one button approach to sending an email to all of Council” said Lortie-Krawczuk.  The phone numbers of the members of Council who voted to close the Wildlife Exhibit are also there.

The Friends of Chippewa Park will run radio ads this week that encourage supporters to go to chippewapark.ca to make their views known.

The petition in support of keeping the Wildlife Exhibit open continues to grow with 745 signatures to-date. That petition, along with free hot chocolate and coffee will be available at the Wildlife Exhibit this coming Sunday and Monday from 11 AM to 3:30 PM as it opens for the Family Day weekend.  “We encourage everyone to come out and see the animals in their winter finery. Hopefully, this will not be a good-bye visit!”

In conclusion, the Friends President stated: “Let me be clear, if the supporters of the wildlife exhibit are silent Council will close it. It’s up to you to prevent that from happening. Go to chippewapark.ca to see how you can help.”

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