Events

2024 Events

BC SPCA Kids Camp, Nanaimo
The Fur-Bearers will be presenting activities this year at the following kid’s camps through the Nanaimo BC SPCA branch:

Thursday, July 18 at 1pm
Thursday, July 25 at 1pm
Thursday, Aug 8 at 1pm
Thursday, Aug 15 at 1pm

Pre-registration is required. For information about SPCA kids summer camps, please visit: https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/for-kids-teens/for-parents/workshops-summer-camps-youth-events/

Maplewood Farm Fair
July 27, 2024, 10am – 2pm
Visit our information booth!
405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver, BC

Webinar – Thriving Together: Coexistence with Urban Wildlife
June 20, 2024, 12pm – 1pm PT
Join Lesley Fox, Executive Director of The Fur-Bearers, for an engaging webinar exploring the fascinating world of urban wildlife! In this session, gain a deeper understanding of urban wildlife and receive practical coexistence tips. Event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Click here to register!

Port Alberni Newcomers Welcome Event 
Echo Center
May 4, 2024, 10am – 4pm
Visit our information booth!
4255 Wallace St., Port Alberni, BC

Port Moody Ecological Society
Fingerling Festival 
May 4, 2024, 11am – 3pm
Visit our information booth!
300 Ioco Rd, Port Moody, BC 

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
Open House
April 7, 2024, 10am – 12:30pm
Visit our information booth!
3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver, BC

Fur Farming Panel (Webinar)
March 6, 2024, 12pm-1pm
Hosted by The Fur-Bearers and moderated by Victoria Shroff, this panel discussion will examine the impacts that fur farming has on animals, the environment, and public health. Featuring Dr. Jan Hajek, Chief Judy Wilson, Aaron Hofman.
Free. Registration required.

Whole Foods Market (North Vancouver)
January 16, 2024, 11am-1pm
120 13th St E, North Vancouver, BC
Visit our information booth!

2023 Events

Ending Real Fur – Documentary Film Screening
Friday, November 24 at 4:30 pm PST | 7:30PM EST
Online via UnchainedTV (free streaming service)
Film is followed by a Q&A panel with director Taimoor Choudhry, fashion expert Tim Gunn, singer Alissa White-Gluz, and Executive Director of the Fur-Bearers, Lesley Fox.
Registration required: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/ending-real-fur-film-premiere-on-unchainedtv-tickets-743837296377?aff=oddtdtcreator
 
Ending Real Fur -Documentary Film Screening
Saturday, November 18, 6pm EST followed by after-party
Divina Dali Exhibit
Brookfield Place 181 Bay St.
Toronto, ON 
*Underground parking available, stop by The Fur-Bearers’ exhibit booth
 

Wednesday, September 20, 10:30am – 5pmPT
Thursday, September 21, 10am – 3pmPT
Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC
Visit The Fur-Bearer’s information booth at the trade show.

BC SPCA Kids Camps!
The Fur-Bearers will be presenting activities this year at the following BC SPCA Kids Camps:
Wednesday, August 2, 1:00 pm – VIRTUAL, SPCA Victoria – Coexisting with Wildlife: Becoming Nature’s Best Neighbours.
Thursday, August 3, 12:30 pm – IN-PERSON, SPCA Nanaimo – Coexisting with Wildlife: Becoming Nature’s Best Neighbours.
Tuesday, Aug 22, 10:30 – 11:00 am – VIRTUAL – (non-location specific) Wild World: We are all connected! Let’s look underwater and under bushes, in the trees and in the dirt to explore how our wild world works. Ages 8-12. Hosted by Lesley Fox.
Pre-registration is required.
For information about SPCA kids summer camps, please visit: https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/for-kids-teens/for-parents/frequently-asked-questions-summer-camps/
For information about SPCA kids virtual camps, please visit:
https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/for-kids-teens/for-parents/workshops-summer-camps-youth-events/summer-camps-virtual-programs/
 
Webinar – Thrive Together: Coexisting with Urban Wildlife
Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 12pm – 1pm PT
Join Lesley Fox, Executive Director of The Fur-Bearers, for an engaging webinar exploring the fascinating world of urban wildlife! In this session, gain a deeper understanding of urban wildlife and receive practical coexistence tips. Event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.
Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qz8kcjKjQOuXyHOnEn19Kw
 
Vancouver Vegan Night Market
June 8, 2023, 6-10 pm (The Waldorf Hotel)
Vancouver, BC
Visit our information booth! 
 

Humane Canada’s 2023 Summit for Animals
Wednesday, May 3, 10:15 am to 3:15 pmPT
Thursday, May 4, 10am to 3pmPT

Victoria Conference Centre, Victoria, BC
Visit The Fur-Bearer’s information booth at the trade show.

Thursday, March 16, 1pm – 2pm
3663 Park Road, North Vancouver, BC

Wild animals don’t just live “in the wild” – wildlife is all around us. It’s up to us to learn more about our wild neighbours and live alongside them. Co-existence starts with you. Presented by The Fur-Bearers’ Board President Erin Ryan. Suitable for ages 5+.

Coexisting with beavers: Canada’s Eco-Hero!
Thursday, March 9, 5:30PT
Join The Fur-Bearer’s Executive Director, Lesley Fox to learn more about Canada’s icon, the beaver! Participants will be introduced to amazing facts about beavers and will explore the benefits of coexisting with the castor canadensis! Free event. Family-friendly via Zoom.

The Clements Awards
Thursday, February 23 at 5:30pmPT
The Clements Awards was created to highlight the outstanding work of the many wildlife advocates and animal lovers in Canada; in honour of long-time directors and leaders of The Fur-Bearers, George and Bunty Clements, these awards are presented to celebrate those who have followed in their footsteps as advocates for fur-bearing animals in Canada. Join us via Zoom for this online celebration!

Wildlife Rescue Society of Saskatchewan
Thursday, February 9, 5pmPT/7pmMT

Beaver: The Eco-Hero
Guest speaker, Executive Director for The Fur-Bearers, Lesley Fox: Beavers are the true superheroes. They clean water, create and maintain vital wetlands, prevent drought and change landscapes. Discover the incredible life of beavers and the positive role they play in our ecosystems. Participants will also be introduced to a variety of non-lethal strategies that promote coexistence with beavers.

2022 Events

University of British Columbia
Monday, November 21 at 11am
APBI/CONS 495 (Human Wildlife Conflict)
Guest speakers: The Fur-Bearers’ Executive Director, Lesley Fox & Director of Advocacy and Policy, Aaron Hofman.

Ignite Centre for E-Learning
Alberta
Monday, November 14 at 9am
Guest speaker: Executive Director for The Fur-Bearers, Lesley Fox
Private event

Vancouver International South Asian Film Festival
Real Fur Documentary
Saturday, November 12, 12:45 pm
Surrey City Hall, 13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC 
Film followed by Q & A w/ director Taimoor Choudhry & The Fur-Bearers
Tickets can be purchased online, general admission $15

Capilano University
Animal Law 101
Wednesday, November 9, 7pm
North Vancouver, BC
Guest speaker: Executive Director for The Fur-Bearers, Lesley Fox

Vancouver Pet Lover Show
November 5, 2022 10am – 7pm
November 6, 2022 10am – 5pm

PNE Coliseum, 100 N Renfrew St, Vancouver, BC
Tickets: https://www.ticketleader.ca/events/detail/pet-lover-show
The Fur-Bearers’ Board Vice President Ingrid Katzberg will be speaking about wildlife coexistence at the 2022 Vancouver Pet Lover show at the PNE Coliseum! We will also have an information booth. 

Webinar – Coexisting with Wildlife
October 3rd, 9:30am

The Cowichan Valley Naturalists’ Society
Private Event 

Canadian Animal Law Conference
September 16-18, 2022
Canadiananimallawconference.ca

Webinar – Beavers: The Eco-Hero!
August 18, 2022 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Beavers are the true superheroes. They clean water, create and maintain vital wetlands, prevent drought and change landscapes. Discover the incredible life of beavers and the positive role they play in our ecosystems. Great for kids ages 8-12 and families! 
Registration: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BGOB-XvVRRe_zhjgtE9k0w  

Delta Community Animal Expo
August 14, 2022, 10am – 3pm 
Ladner Memorial Park (5010 47 Ave, Delta, BC)
Visit our information booth!

Burnaby Artisan Farmer’s Market
July 23, 2022, 10am – 2pm
4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC
Visit our information booth!

BC SPCA Kids Camps!
The Fur-Bearers will be presenting activities this year at the following
BC SPCA Kids Camps.
Wed. July 20, BC SPCA VIRTUAL camp – Animal Careers
Wed. July 27, BC SPCA Nanaimo – Let’s Co-exist w/ Wildlife
Wed. Aug 3, BC SPCA Nanaimo – Let’s Co-exist w/ Wildlife
Mon. Aug 8, BC SPCA VIRTUAL camp – Let’s Co-exist w/ Wildlife
Wed. Aug 10, BC SPCA Nanaimo – Let’s Co-exist w/ Wildlife
Wed. Aug 17, BC SPCA Nanaimo – Let’s Co-exist w/ Wildlife
For more info, please visit: https://spca.bc.ca/programs-services/for-kids-teens/for-parents/workshops-summer-camps-youth-events/

Beavers, Turtles, Frogs & Birds: The animals who call the Burde Street ponds home (Presented by the Friends of the Burde Street Ponds)

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Doors open at 6:30pm, talk starts at 7pm
Char’s Landing (4815 Argyle St, Port Alberni, BC)
Learn more about the animals that live in and around the Burde Street ponds, including beavers, endangered western painted turtles, red-legged frogs and a multitude of other creatures. Speakers include Lesley Fox of The Fur-Bearers, and Sandy McRuer of the Alberni Valley Nature Club. Free, all welcome.
For more info:  

Fur Farming Panel for Humane Canada’s Summit, 2022
May 3 from 2-3pm PST
Register: https://humanecanada.swoogo.com/summit/begin
Fur farming needs to be scrutinized for the risk it poses to animal and human health. Employing a One Health/One Welfare lens our panel will focus on major issues and initiatives to improve the lives of fur farmed animals employing science, law and policy. Hear from experts Dr. Sara Dubois, Dr. Jan Hajek, The Fur-Bearers’ Executive Director Lesley Fox, Chief Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, and MP Nate Erskine-Smith.

Humane Canada’s 2022 Summit for Animals
May 3, 2022 at 1pm PST 
Register: https://humanecanada.swoogo.com/summit/begin
Urban Wildlife Conflicts
The Fur-Bearers’ Michael Howie, along with lawyer Rebeka Breder, will discuss media sensationalism and communication failures regarding Stanley Park coyotes, lessons learned, potential legal liability and legal issues, and ways to prevent such a tragedy in the future.

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
March 22, 2022 at 10:30am PST
Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/canadas-environmental-superhero-the-beaver-virtual-wildlife-weeks-registration-246551240397
Canada’s Environmental Superhero: The Beaver!
Much more than a furry face, beavers can increase biodiversity, improve water quality, minimize flood risk, AND fight forest fires! Join us to learn more about these incredible animals, the important role they play in our ecosystems, and how humans can help recognize the beaver’s superhero status. Hosted by Lesley Fox of The Fur-Bearers.

2021 Events

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
50th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, October 2, 12 noon – 4pm
Visit our information booth!
3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver, BC

The Fur-Bearer’s Read-a-thon Fundraising Event
August 9 – August 16, 2021

Webinar – Fur Farming in BC
Panel discussion featuring Dr. Sara Dubois from BC SPCA, Kukpi7 (Chief) Judy Wilson from the Union of BC Indian Chiefs, Kelly Butler from Humane Society Intl, infectious disease specialist, Dr. Jan Hajek & Lesley Fox from The Fur-Bearers.
Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4pmPT
Recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkclFUUCy00

The Fur-Bearers 2021 AGM
Wednesday, July 7 at 5pmPT
Registration: https://thefurbearers.com/blog/register-for-the-fur-bearers-2021-agm/

Winnipeg Humane Society
Wildlife Week – All About Beavers
Monday, July 5, 2021 5pmPT
Register: Winnipeg Humane Society Facebook Event

Tea with the ED
Friday, June 25, 2021
12 noon PT
Meet & great, Q&A with Lesley Fox, Fur-Bearer’s Executive Director
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HlUg1cfARSaCxxsL6bt78Q?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=4828ea9d-931e-40bb-8392-32c608662e96

Born Free USA presents:
End the Crushing Cruelty: International Perspectives on Trapping
May 19, 2021, 12pm ET
Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Cb3FBB0eS6iPkodqQNAgqA

Clements Awards – ONLINE!
Friday, February 26, 2021

5:30pmPT/8:30pmEST
More info/to register: https://thefurbearers.com/blog/announcing-the-2021-clements-award-winners/

Animal Justice Academy
January 25 – March 5, 2021
Week 1: The State of Animals Exploited for Fur and Other Textiles
Week 3: Getting Political at the Local Level
Registration free: AnimalJusticeAcademy.com

2020 Events

Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre – ONLINE!
Talk by The Fur-Bearers “Wild Neighbours”
Wed. Sept 16, 2020 at 1pm
Online for more info/register: https://www.lynncanyonecologycentre.ca

Canadian Animal Law Conference – ONLINE!
September 11-13, 2020
Online/registration required at www.canadiananimallawconference.ca
Featuring Lesley Fox, Executive Director for The Fur-Bearers

Vegtoria
July 18, 2020 from 11 – 6pm – CANCELLED
Centennial Square
Victoria, BC

Busy as a Beaver – with the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre – ONLINE!
June 26, 2020 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Featuring Lesley Fox, Executive Director for the Fur-Bearers who will be talking about beavers!
Online presentation – register at eventbrite.ca, or lynncanyonecologycentre.ca

Blueridge Good Neighbor Day – CANCELLED
June 14, 2020 11-3 pm
Blueridge Elementary School
North Vancouver, BC

Children’s Animal WelFair – CANCELLED
May 28, 2020 10 – 3pm
Science World
Vancouver, BC

Nerd Nite Victoria – ONLINE!
May 20, 2020 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Featuring Lesley Fox, Executive Director for the Fur-Bearers who will be talking about beavers!
Online presentation – visit Nerd Night Facebook for details
|https://www.facebook.com/nerdniteyyj/

Hamilton Veg Fest – CANCELLED
May 2, 2020
Ancaster Fairgrounds
Hamilton, ON

Wildlife Week Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre – CANCELLED
Talk by The Fur-Bearers “Living With Our Wild Neighbors”
March 17, 2020 at 1pm
Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre
North Vancouver, BC

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Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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