AWI receives funding for its “Bear Necessities” project from Shell Canada!

December 15th, 2013

We are happy to announce we are the recipients of a $50,000 grant through Shell Canada’s fuelling change program!  This much needed funding will go towards renovations to our black bear compound, orphan care and educational outreach programs!  Thank you to all that helped support our project!!


STYX helps raise funds and awareness for AWI!!

November 13th, 2013







At their concert last night at Casino NB, STYX through their charity Rock to the Rescue raffled off a signed guitar from the band with part of the proceeds going to AWI’s wildlife work!! Thank you to Hannah Shaw for all your hard work pulling this together, and AWI’s awesome team for selling raffle tickets – Greg, Chris, Val, Jenna, Gordon, Susan and Melissa!!


Come visit us Tues night Nov 12th at Casino NB! We’ll be hanging out with Hannah Shaw from STYX’s Rock to the Rescue!

November 6th, 2013

STYX will be performing at Casino NB and they chose AWI as their charity of choice through their own charity ROCK TO THE RESCUE ( to help raise funds and awareness for us!  The band will be raffling off a signed guitar, and AWI will be getting some of the proceeds!

There are only a few tickets left for the show,

Doors open at 7pm, see you there!!  And bring lots of extra cash for the raffle!!


Only a couple more days to register and vote!! Help AWI raise $50,000 for our bear rehab program!

October 28th, 2013

Voting for this cycle ends Oct. 31st, so only a couple more days to show your support!  We are currently in 1st place, and are so thankful for the awesome job done by everyone.  So please share this link and keep us on top for receiving this much needed funding for our orphaned black bears!!!


AWI is thankful to part of the NB Environmental Network’s “Branch Out and Make Waves” challenge!

October 19th, 2013

Sunday, Oct. 20th.  AWI will be getting some helping hands from the Visions United Youth Group as we plant some native tree species on our site.  As part of our Restoring Balance Project, we are thankful to be getting some much need help from the NB Environmental Network’s Tree planting initiative!!


A Northern Gannet gets a helping hand, a whole lot of helping hands!

October 8th, 2013



3rd annual “Love your Wild Side” Race event/fundraiser a success!

September 9th, 2013

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 3rd annual event a great success! A great crowd of runners/walkers showed up for a beautiful morning on the Riverfront Trail in Moncton to show their support!  Much needed funds were raised for our wildlife care program!!

Many thanks to our Sponsors, who without their help, this event wouldn’t happen!  THE RUNNING ROOM, MARITIME ANIMAL HOSPITAL, SOBEYS AND ALERT, Inc. Every participant received an event T-shirt and 2 week free pass to the Moncton YMCA! And our volunteers, wow!! Over 20 helping hands on site to make sure everything ran smoothly!!

Other area businesses also contributed to our Raffle, and we had some great prizes to give away! Top prize was a trip to St. Andrews By-the-Sea with accommodations courtesy of Tara Manor Inn with (2) whale watching passes donated by St. Andrews Ocean Adventures!!!  Other prizes included passes and/or gift certificates from the following:  Magic Mountain Water Park, Magnetic Hill Zoo, The Nest on Bridge Salon, Maritime Animal Hospital and Running Room, as well as, items from AWI!

Here are a few photos from the day:


In-person Registrations for “Love your Wild Side” are being taken up until race time Saturday!

August 28th, 2013

We have received some calls regarding registration for this Saturday’s event.  Even after online registrations close tonight from Running Room or tomorrow at noon with Atlantic Chip’s website, you can still register!

We are taking pre-registrations at the Running Room in Moncton on Thursday the 29th and Friday the 30th from 4-8pm.

Also, registration can be done from 8am-8:45am Saturday morning before the race.  Cash or cheques only (made out to Atlantic Wildlife Institute)

Registration fee is $35

the first 100 registrants will receive a race T-shirt and 2 wk pass to Moncton YMCA.  Shirt sizes will be matched as best as possible.

On-line registrations at Running Room till midnight tonight:

or, Atlantic Chip till noon Friday:



Still time to register online for “Love your Wild Side” 5/10k race event!!

August 27th, 2013

Still need some reasons to convince yourself to register for this Saturday’s “Love your Wild Side” 5/10K race event?
How about all registrants (over the age of 12) will be automatically entered into our draw for any of the following prizes:
1st: Weekend retreat in St. Andrews by-the-Sea, NB complete with one overnight stay at the gorgeous Tara Manor Inn ( and (2) complimentary tickets for a whale watching cruise out in the Bay courtesy of St. Andrew’s Ocean Adventures (
OR any of the following:
gift certificates to the Running Room: Magic Mountain Water park; Magnetic Hill Zoo; Nest on Bridge or a limited addition AWI print!
That’s in addition to being one of the 1st 100 registrants to receive a race t-shirt and 2 week pass to Moncton YMCA!!
Not bad for $35 registration fee, with proceeds benefitting AWI’s wildlife work!!
What are you waiting for??
For more information and to Register on line: or


3rd Annual “Love your Wild Side” Race Event!!! Sat, Aug. 31st at the Riverfront Trail, Moncton. 5/10K run/walk, proceeds will go towards AWI’s wildlife work! Register on line at the Running Room! Follow the link below!

August 6th, 2013