Our Community

seige-star-100Sea Star is proud to be part of the fabric of the community on Pender Island. Apart from supporting local Charities we also provide a venue for numerous gatherings, and participate in the Island’s Fall Fair. Our Winery is also host to numerous Collective Art Exhibits and Musical Events.

As we develop connections to our community, we have decided to place an emphasis on providing support to four organizations that are dedicated to animal welfare causes. Sea Star Vineyards has proudly donated over $60,000.00 to the following charities, (along with additional donations to the Pender Island Conservancy Association, Pender Islands Fire Protection Society, Pender Island Community Hall and The Georgia Strait Alliance.)


Pender Animal Welfare Society ( PAWS )

PAWSThree of their programs include:

  • assistance for pets, stray domestic animals and wildlife in need on Pender island, including medical care, spaying and neutering, and fostering/adoption of pets needing homes.
  • pet care for people who are taken to hospital unexpectedly or need to leave Pender island for other emergency reasons (working together with rcmp, victim services and medical personnel)
  • donation of pet food to the Pender island food bank for distribution to pet owners in need

Their charitable donation number is 869145979RR0001

You can donate to them here.

The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association

niwra-2The North Island Wildlife Recovery Association was formed in l985 ” to partner with the citizens of Vancouver Island to establish a facility for the care of ill, injured and orphaned wildlife and to educate the public on wildlife and environmental issues.”

NIWRA is a non-profit organization that is supported by individuals, corporations and foundations and issues tax-receipts for donations.

BN # 11906 0549 RR0001

Visit niwra.org


The Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre – Salt Spring Island, BC.

raccoon17 years ago, Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre was merely a tiny woodland cottage. There were no seal pools or eagle flight cages. Water that trickled from a substandard well now flows in from a direct line from St. Mary’s Lake. 17 years ago our stainless steel, diet preparation kitchen was a funky, old garage. There were no weekly deliveries of frozen herring; and if there were, there was no walk in freezer in which to store them. 17 years ago our phone didn’t ring because of an orphaned seal pup on the beach or an injured fawn in a ditch; they were just left to die.

Island Wildlife stands alone in its uniqueness. Island Wildlife is the only full time, year round facility in Canada caring for all wild species including marine mammals, avian and terrestrial mammals.

We are unique in that we maintain no display or captive animals. While this does inhibit fund-raising, we are a hospital, not a zoo or aquarium.

We are unique in our approach to medicine in that we have integrated conventional veterinary therapies with the best of the naturopathic schools of medicine.

And we are unique in that we are a teaching facility. The bulk of our animal care staff are interns, fellowships and young veterinarians who are all eager to take advantage of the learning opportunities available at Island Wildlife. Wildlife medicine is a rapidly growing field with very few avenues to gain hands on experience outside of the classroom.

Visit sealrescue.org


The BC SPCA Victoria Branch

bcspcaThe BC SPCA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting and enhancing the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.
To protect and enhance the quality of life for domestic, farm and wild animals in British Columbia.

We pledge our energies to inspire and mobilize society to create a world in which all animals, who depend on humans for their well-being, experience, as a minimum, five essential freedoms:

  • Freedom from hunger and thirst
  • Freedom from pain, injury, and disease
  • Freedom from distress
  • Freedom from discomfort
  • Freedom to express behaviours that promote well-being.

Visit SPCA