Ella for Animals - Medicine River Wildlife Centre Visit


Family is very important to our company and naming the company after my two kids, Eliasz and Ella, was a given. Telling my kids about the support we receive from our customers and friends to those who need it most is the best kind of teaching.

This Summer, Ella decided to take action herself, starting Ella for Animals. $10 from the sale of each t-shirt goes directly to the care for injured and orphaned wildlife. Ella has chosen the Medicine River Wildlife Centre as the first benefactor. Girls inspiring others is to take action through leadership is very powerful and inspiring.

On August 13th, 2020 we had the most wonderful opportunity to visit with the kind, passionate, dedicated individuals at the Medicine River Wildlife Centre.

Our new friends at the Centre include Erin Young, Carol Kelly, and their amazing team of people helping the most vulnerable of wild animals.

It was such a privilege to watch live rehabilitation work at the hospital wing of the Centre during our visit. The knowledge, professionalism, care and compassion for the animals at the Centre is simply kindness at work.

Erin lead our tour and provided her personal family connection to the Centre and the future plans which were unfolding with every step we took.

The Centre is a beautiful landmark of generosity through donations, partnerships, and public support. The original and new buildings are attached on-site as the new generation of the Centre takes shape to provide the best possible care for injured, orphaned or compromised wildlife.

The overall mission of the Centre is to return rehabilitated animals to appropriate wild habitats when possible.

The educational programming, wildlife to human conflict resolution, research, multi-stakeholder cooperation efforts, and natural habitat preservation that is done by the Centre is an amazing demonstration of what kindness towards animals and the environment can achieve.

We are so fortunate to have experienced the Medicine River Wildlife Centre in-person and engaged with community champions like Erin and Carol.

Seeing and feeling the love and compassion the entire team at the Centre has for our wild animal friends is such a beautiful reminder of the good and kindness that is in our communities.

The Centre’s only funding is through donations, grants, fund-raising, and partnerships.

Ella for Animals is so thrilled to partner with the Medicine River Wildlife Centre for our t-shirt fundraiser in support of everything they do.

The evolving COVID-19 situation and live construction has impacted the in-person tours and opportunity to purchase educational materials directly from the Centre.

We are using our platform at Ella for Animals to bring awareness and direct support for the Medicine River Wildlife Centre to continue the important work they do helping wild animals.

“The best part of the tour was Erin and Olive (the resident educational Great Horned Owl).” said Ella on our way back to Edmonton.

Erin embodies the human kindness side of the Centre in support of our wild animal friends, and Olive is a reminder that although not all wild animals get to return to nature, they have a place to call home.

Thank you so much to Erin, Carol, and the entire Medicine River Wildlife Centre team for hosting and teaching us during our visit.

We are so thankful for the tremendous work you do and we are committed to doing what we can through Ella for Animals to help.

Please CLICK HERE here to purchase your Ella for Animals t-shirt in support of Olive and all the animals at the Medicine River Wildlife Centre and visit https://www.medicineriverwildlifecentre.ca/ to learn more about the Centre.

Thank you for your support.

Ella & Kristen