Montreal’s Laura Snelgrove and her son, Theo, first became interested in helping wildlife through WWF-Canada after symbolically adopting a Canadian lynx. Theo has always been interested in animals and WWF-Canada’s adoptions program presented the perfect opportunity to give the gift of nature to his friends and other family members.
When Laura learned about the Kids’ Run for Nature, she jumped at the chance to get Theo outside and active in support of wildlife. In fact, they recently participated in Montreal’s very first run!
“I’d been looking for something in the community that would get Theo interested in the idea of giving his time and energy for others. Animals are his real passion, so this was a great chance for him to devote himself to making a difference,” says Laura. “Plus, it was a chance to burn off some energy on a Saturday morning!”
To train for the one, three- and five-kilometre fun run, Theo has been running with his best friend at daycare, and once the warmer weather arrived, was finally able to practice outside.
“It’s important to our whole
family to support wildlife and nature, not just because we love it, but because
it’s absolutely vital to protect the planet’s biodiversity if we’re going to
secure a sustainable future,” Laura says. She adds that she has been working to
educate Theo and his brother about climate change. “We hope that species
protection is a part of the solution.”