Reptilia kicked off its Annual Mayor’s Day & Food Drive on Saturday Feb. 18th with Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua of the City of Vaughan, Right Honourable Peter Kent M.P. Thornhill, Lee Parker, Peter Wixson Executive Director Vaughan Food Bank and Lee Parker Facility Manager of (Mr.Reptilia) Brian Childs.
Lee Parker of Reptilia quoted “In these tough economic times we feel it is important to support the community and make sure the food bank is able to help those in need”.
Employees from the City of Vaughan, Towns of Markham & Richmond Hill as well as library staff from these municipalities or York Region employees, with presentation of I.D. and a donation of nonperishable food, they and their families were given free entry into the zoo.
Peter Wixson, Executive Director of Vaughan Food Bank was elated with this year’s drive as over 6 barrels of food items were collected.
Many thanks go out to Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua, M.P. Peter Kent, Mr. Brian Childs, Lee Parker, all of the staff of Reptilia Zoo and those participating in donating to our cause.
For more information on Reptlia please visit their website at http://www.reptilia.org/