Sunday, 20 March 2016

Parrot Partners: grandies Day 5b finale!

I hope I do not bore you with our events, but it was a fun-filled 5 days! This is the last post, although the girls went home Friday.!
Jos and Grampa stayed at home and read. Isabelle had read about Parrot Partners in the paper with her Mummy and wanted to go see them. Off we went. It is located in Smiths Falls, in the Gallipeau Centre (a *former institution–see below). We were assigned walkies for Melvin, the parrot. We did 800m down to the end of the hallway and back. Isabelle was determined to go all the way there.

The parrots need a change of scenery and for the open house, they asked us to do walkies. Isabelle was quite happy to feed the parrots when we finally got the tour of the pretend rainforest!
She carefully changed sticks for each bird. The birds in the outer room are there for boarding, which is a wonderful service, plus it raises money for this non-profit organization.

Parrot Partner is on Twitter!



Gallipeau Centre 

*Toronto Star –Two similar class-action suits are in the pipeline; one by former residents of the Rideau Regional Centre in Smith Falls... It was called the Ontario Hospital School (1951), Rideau Regional Hospital School, Rideau Regional Centre (closed 2009). It held 2650 students at its max.
The building has been repurposed. It is huge, you can see by the hallways. 



7 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Hello. I was surprised to find you posting about SF. We are in CP but had never heard about the parrots. Do you live in Perth or Muskoka? Were you just visiting this area for March Break?

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

We live near Perth, now, but e spent 4 years living in Bala, Muskoka. Our family cottaged there from 1960 one when we moved there to help my parents die with dignity.
Cottage life has been so different, with noisy tourists and citiots using the lakes as nascar tracks both winter and summer.

Nancy J said...

What fun with the parrots, you are a marvel to do this with the grandies, now time for a well earned rest for some days.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
...am in catchup - been a busy week... you did have fun and finishing with parrots has got to be a top memory for all concerned!!! YAM xx

Hilary said...

What a great experience. I understand the fascination with parrots.. they can be amazing birds. I'll never understand why people get them though.. knowing that they are likely to outlive them. They are essentially making it so that their kids must inherit the bird, or it spends the last of its life with someone they don't know. Thankfully, places like this exist.

William Kendall said...

Those birds are quite photogenic!

Red said...

Little kids really get into things and then they are fun to watch.