Friends of High Park Zoo needs volunteers for this coming weekend (weather permitting)

Saturday ,April 14th and Sunday, 15th, from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

We will be at the Llama Pen, south end of the Zoo. Sign up for 3 or -6 hour shift or just drop by for an hour or so, we can always use more help…

You can help with the children's activities, distribute leaflets in the park or chat to the crowds…

We now need to raise 50k for Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation-Save the Zoo between April 10 and June 15th.

We have folding rakes at the Zoo on weekends.

"Starting today, (April 9, 2012) the Honey Family Foundation has generously committed to
match, dollar-for-dollar, and to a maximum of $50,000 any funds raised until June 15, 2012,"
stated Doucette to cheers from the audience. "Not only that, but they have agreed to offer the
same funds for 2013 and 2014."

The 2012 City of Toronto Budget did not include the High Park Zoo, so it is relying on public and
corporate donations to ensure its survival. With a deadline of this June, the zoo must reach
$114,000 to remain in operation for 2012. Through their awareness campaign and holiday
events, the Friends of High Park Zoo have raised over $40,000 to-date.
"With funds being matched from this point forward, I feel like we are getting closer and closer to
reaching our goal," said Diane Buckell of the Friends of High Park Zoo. "The zoo is so
important to our community, and our city. I am thrilled that we have reached this point."

To donate to the High Park Zoo, please visit
Media Contact (Councillor Doucette):
Chris Haskim

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