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Greater Vernon Museum & Archives features birds of prey

Houdini, a great horned owl, will visit the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives during two presentations May 31. - photo submitted
Houdini, a great horned owl, will visit the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives during two presentations May 31.
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Houdini is making a special appearance in Vernon this month.

The great horned owl is ambassador for the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) and he’s the special guest of the Greater Vernon Museum & Archives during two presentations May 31.

SORCO is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to treat and care for injured and orphaned owls and birds of prey, also known as raptors.

“Their goal is to release them back into the wild whenever possible,” said Denise Marsh, marketing and communications coordinator for the museum.

Lauren Mead, SORCO executive manager, will speak about the organization and local raptor species, followed by a question-and-answer session.

“Audience members will also have the chance to meet Houdini,” said Marsh.

The presentations take place May 31 at the museum from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children. As space is limited, tickets need to be purchased before May 20.

For more information, please call 250-542-3142, see www.vernonmuseum.ca or visit www.facebook.com/vernonmuseum

 

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