You Are Invited to Honeybs 1st Birthday Party on Sunday April 21, 2013
- Birthday celebrations for Honey, one of our llamas, will be held on Sunday April 21, 2013 from 11 am to 3 pm; cake served at 2 pm.
- Friends of High Park Zoo needs your help to turn $50,000 into $100,000 by June 15, 2013 b as of April, 11, 2013 $17,000 has been raised in the 2013 matching campaign.
- Donate online through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation b the Honey Family Foundation will match your donation.
Honey, one of our llamas, who is named in honour of the Honey Family Foundation, is turning one! You are invited to join Friends of High Park Zoo and our lovely llama, Honey, on Sunday April 21, 2013 between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm to celebrate her first birthday.
The party will be held at the High Park Zoo’s Llama Pen. There will be face painting and a raffle for the children, as well as birthday cards for children to create and sign for Honey. Visitors will also be able to pet and feed the llamas (and pet chicks and rabbits), as they can do every weekend and statutory holidays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm until the end of October.
Birthday cake and refreshments will be served at 2:00 pm.
bBirthdays are always an exciting event, especially a first birthday,b says Sarah Doucette, City Councillor for Ward 13 and ex officio board member of Friends of High Park Zoo. bHoney was the first baby girl llama born around the time that the Zoo’s funding was stopped. She was named in honour of the Honey family who stepped forward and offered their financial support through their foundation to help keep the High Park Zoo open.
Since Friends of High Park Zoo was formed, the volunteer not-for-profit group has been working not only to promote the High Park Zoo but also to help raise funding to support its ongoing operations. Launched on January 12, 2013 funds raised up to $50,000 will be matched by a $50,000 donation from the Honey Family Foundation. Friends of High Park Zoo accept tax deductible donations through the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, directed towards High Park Zoo.
Last year we raised $65,000 against the $50,000 Honey Family Foundation matching program, adds Diane Buckell a Friend of High Park Zoo. bWe are off to a great start this year. Please help us achieve our goal of raising $50,000 for 2013 matching program.
Join us at Honey’s birthday party and please continue to support Friends of High Park Zoo and especially our 2013 Honey Family Foundation $50,000 matching campaign,b says Dan Abrahams, the chair of Friends of High Park Zoo’s board of directors. As of April 11, 2013 Friends of High Park Zoo still needs to raise $33,000 to maximize the Honey Family Foundation’s matching program. Collective donations totalling $50,000 will be matched, making a total donation of $100,000. $100,000 will cover roughly two-fifths of the annual operating costs of the High Park Zoo.