Design. It awakens and is born in the fertile mind of the artist.
With the creative richness of the central Vancouver Island region in mind, Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) is asking for design ideas for a permanent structure in order to honor donors involved in the construction of our new wildlife hospital and surrounding facilities.
As many are aware, MARS was bequeathed a significant sum of money by the Michelle Woodrow estate, enabling them to purchase nearly 11 acres in Merville, not far from our present location. They are now involved in ongoing fundraising to develop the necessary facilities to move on to the land.
Their goal is to have a functioning animal hospital by 2017. The community feedback for this urgently needed facility is very positive and it is important to MARS that the contributors, who make it happen, never be forgotten. It is the reason for their design idea contest.
They envision that this permanent structure will be something like a donor wall that could be placed inside the entry to their new facility. The donor wall would capture the names of individuals and corporations who have donated funds, materials and labour to construction of the new MARS’ rehabilitation centre.
Within these constraints of the wall being a permanent structure with historical value, they remain open to the use of materials.
MARS is committed to what they do best – care and rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wildlife. They have done so under the guidance of founder Maj Birch for 20 years. And their greatest wish is that the community join them in getting involved in the development of what will certainly be an increasingly important and continuing connection to wildlife and the environment.
MARS invites all designers, artists and those who have a vision of an idea, to submit it to them. All entries will be carefully considered and they anticipate an enterprising and winning design will be chosen and so recognized.