For the Birds Benefit Dinner and Auction 2010

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Join us on Saturday, April 24th at our “For the Birds” Benefit Dinner and Auction.

This year’s event will be held at the Château Vaudreuil Suites Pavillion. $75 per person (ticket includes: hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and sit down dinner)

You can also support Le Nichoir by donating an item for our auction, becoming a sponsor or making a donation.

For more information please visit our auction website or contact Susan at 450 458 2809. (February 2010)

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Festival des couleurs de Rigaud

Come and meet us this Saturday, October 10th at le Festival des couleurs de Rigaud. We will be at the Chalet de l’escapade venu. (October 2009)

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Flowers for Feathers

The Hudson Veterinary Hospital is happy to sponsor the “Flowers for Feathers” campaign for Le Nichoir’s New Avian Conservation Centre Project. Your loved one will get the gift that keeps coming, throughout the dreary winter months a potted flower once per month for 5 months! Poinsettia, cyclamen, a lovely red tulip for Valentines Day, a hyacinth and an Easter lilly will keep you thinking spring is around the corner. For only $150, with a $100 charitable receipt, give the gift to keep our song birds singing. $180 if delivered in the Hudson/Saint-Lazare area.
Call 450 458 0333 for more information or email

Le Nichoir is grateful for this kind support from HVH. What a great gift idea! (September 2009)

For the Birds Benefit Dinner and Auction 2009

Our 2009 For the Birds Benefit Dinner and Auction website is up and running to better serve our Supporters and Friends. Our website will provide information on our event, and special auction items will be posted.

Join Jack Rothenberg, our Honorary chairperson on Friday, April 24th to celebrate Le Nichoir’s 15th Anniversary at our “For the Birds” Benefit Dinner and Auction. You can also support Le Nichoir by donating an item for our auction, becoming a sponsor or making a donation.

For more information please visit contact Susan at 450 458 2809.

Open House 2009

We held our annual Open House and Donors BBQ on Saturday July 25th. Birding, tours of the center, wild bird releases, children activities and lunch were all held in perfect weather. Donors enjoyed a gourmet BBQ in the evening.

Read more about the event in the Press Release, article in L’Étoile or visit our Facebook page to see pictures. (July 2009)

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Open House 2009

Chief Top Leaf and Guests at Open House 2009

Le Nichoir Launches Facebook Page

With the help of Le Nichoir volunteer Paul McIntyre, the centre now has a Facebook page. (July 2009)

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Your Local Journal Article

The July 3rd edition of Your Local Journal carried an article by special contributor Frank Hicks about the rescue of nine ducklings from a Montreal hotel where they had fallen into a tar filled construction area of an indoor pool. (July 2009)

Montreal Gazette Article

The July 7th edition of the Montreal Gazette carried an article about Le Nichoir entitled ‘A Haven for Broken Wings’ by reporter Cheryl Cornacchia. The Gazette photographer Natasha Fillion took some great pictures around the centre. (July 2009)

Le Nichoir Opens for the 2009 Season

Le Nichoir opens the barn facility for the 2009 season on May 18. (May 2009)

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New Wild Bird Conservation Centre Project

New Wild Bird Conservation Centre Project announcement speech April 24, 2009

by Lynn Miller, B.Sc., Dipl. Ecotox., PhD candidate,

Co-Founder of Le Nichoir; Board of Directors International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

“I am very proud to officially launch the campaign for Le Nichoir’s New Wild Bird Conservation Centre Project. After 2 years of searching for a winterized location, the Board came to the conclusion that the best plan is to build a new facility on the Clarke-Sydenham Nature Reserve, where we are currently located in Hudson. I am pleased to show you the 3D image of the new center!

The New Centre will respect the natural attributes of the property. It is an impressive project – probably one of the most important in the history of avian conservation in Canada.

Inside the centre, there will be a reception area, intensive care and research units, several aviaries and a large classroom to accommodate youth groups and visitors. Naming opportunities will give our private and corporate partners a way to participate in this conservation legacy.

Our team is a cohesive group of dedicated people, striving to make a small part of our world better for wild birds and nature we are so passionate about. The thought of having an all year round facility to care for them, and a place to educate and inspire our youth is a dream come true.

Making our dream a reality involves many key partners and volunteers. I would like to invite Mayor Elizabeth Corker to say a few words about the subject:”

Mayor Corker: “I am proud to say that Hudson is for the birds! On behalf of Town Council, I congratulate Le Nichoir on being one of a kind in Canada as well as an integral and important part of the Hudson Community.

I must say that I didn’t quite appreciate what it is this facility did or even who the people were that ran it until I visited Le Nichoir last fall and got a personal tour from Lynne Miller and among other things, saw that duck who was recovering from his injuries. I guess you could say it was love at first sight!

Le Nichoir relies on the generosity of people like you and on the numerous volunteers to keep this centre operational. We are so proud to have this organization in our midst and hope that you will continue to support them as they kick off their fundraising campaign to build a new year-round rehabilitation centre on the existing site in Hudson. “

“Thank you Mrs. Corker for your support and for recognizing what Le Nichoir can do for conservation, for tourism and for the community. I would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank the following people and organizations:

  • Miss Marnie Clarke who donated her land to the Nature Conservancy of Canada;
  • Miss Clarke is represented by Mr. Frank Royle who is here tonight;
  • The Nature Conservancy of Canada – Bureau du Québec;
  • Dimension3 for the design and architectural work;
  • Merlik Graphics for the 3D imagery;
  • Impression Paragraph our printing partner.

Lastly, the New Centre Project would not be possible without volunteers who bring leadership and energy.

I hope that you will take the time to share this exciting announcement with family and friends. We look forward to establishing partnerships with individuals, corporations and organizations that can help Le Nichoir. We will also need new volunteers – please let us know if you want to join our dynamic team.