A Brush With Nature

What a special year 2017 is! Not only is it the 150th birthday of our great nation Canada, but it is also the 30th Anniversary of Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society!

An evening of art, education and philanthropy, A Brush with Nature is a celebration of wildlife preservation featuring guest speaker Robert Bateman!

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Guests are invited to an after-hours exploration of the Robert Bateman Centre art gallery featuring works by world-renowned Canadian nature artist Robert Bateman. Sip on beverages by local wineries and craft brewers, and nibble on delicious hors d’oeuvres as you tour the facility, stopping by NWPS’s wildlife tables full of exciting biofacts for you to interact with. Take an up close and personal look at biofacts like mounted raptors (not live), turtle shells and caribou antlers to learn about the fascinating wildlife of British Columbia from our very own biologists who have worked with animals around the world.

Join us in the Steamship Terminal on Victoria’s beautiful Inner Harbour on November 9th to engage with like-minded philanthropists dedicated to ensuring wildlife is preserved for its own intrinsic value and for the benefit of all.  Hear Mr. Robert Bateman himself discuss the magic of nature and his inspiration for spreading this message through art.

Bid on a range of items at the silent auction generously donated by businesses in the community. Win some cash by entering the 50/50 draw. If you’re lucky, you may even leave with a fabulous door prize! All funds raised support NWPS’s wildlife education programs and environmental stewardship projects.

Get all of this and more with your ticket to A Brush With Nature.


November 9th, 2017 from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM


The Robert Bateman Centre: 470 Belleville St, Victoria, BC V8V 1W9 d


As this is a licensed event all guests must be aged 19+. ID will be checked at the door and no one under age will be permitted entry.


Tickets entitle each guest to entry into the gallery and event, hors d’oeuvres, and a selection of local beers and wines thanks to our generous sponsors.


Tickets are $75. NWPS Members get 10% off. Not a member? Join here!

Space is limited so get your tickets today before the event is sold out!

Buy tickets online now at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/northwest-wildlife-preservation-society/events/abrushwithnature/ 




This event is generously sponsored by the Real Estate Foundation of BC.

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Event guests will be treated to a variety of beers by our wonderful beer sponsor Driftwood Brewery, a local Victoria brewery.

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Event guests will be treated to a variety of wines by our wonderful wine sponsor Encore Vineyards.



The Robert Bateman Centre has generously donated use of the gallery for the event venue.



A Brush With Nature is bullfrogpowered with 100% green electricity.

This means that Bullfrog Power’s generators put 100% green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity the event uses, displacing energy from polluting sources. Across Canada, Bullfrog’s green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.

For more information on Bullfrog’s green energy, visit www.bullfrogpower.com.




Framed Hand-Signed 27″ x 30″ Print of “ON THE WING – BALD EAGLE”
Donated by Robert Bateman
Estimated Value: $500

Two Adult Alpine Lift Tickets
Donated by Mt. Washington Alpine Resort
Estimated Value: $190

Admission and Afternoon Tea for Two
Donated by The Butchart Gardens
Estimated Value: $150

Two 3-Hour Boat Rental
Donated by Ocean River Sport
Estimated Value: $150

90-Minute Massage Treatment
Donated by Full Lotus Yoga and Massage
Estimated Value: $90

$50 Gift Certificate
Donated by Opus Art Supplies
Estimated Value: $50

Gift Basket Including 3 Bags of Coffee
Donated by Ethical Bean Coffee
Estimated Value: $45

Gift Card For 10 Cups of Coffee
Donated by Habit Coffee Atrium
Estimated Value: $30






We are currently seeking additional event sponsorship (both financial and in-kind) as well as silent auction donation items. If you are interested in participating please view our Sponsorship Package here or contact us.