Wildlife Victoria Ambassadors
Wildlife Victoria ambassador Brent “Boomer” Harvey holds the all time most games played record for any player in an Aussie rules side The North Melbourne Football Club (Kangaroos). His playing career is studded with awards and recognition of his tremendous talent, playing in the 1999 premiership side and numerous selections in the All Australian side, to name just a few of his many career highlights.
“I really admire these iconic animals and want to contribute to making more people aware of their plight. In the last year Wildlife Victoria received calls for help for thousands of kangaroos who were displaced, injured by fencing or hit by cars; an incredible number of animals. As an ambassador for Wildlife Victoria I can assist in a practical way to support a vital community emergency service which desperately needs more funding to continue its great work.” Brent Harvey.
Brent to the rescue
Wildlife Victoria Ambassador, Brent Harvey was on field to meet some native wildlife and North Melbourne FC fans who won the experience as part of an auction at our 25th anniversary celebration event in November 2014. Brent was then happy to lend a helping hand and assist with two separate kangaroo rescues reported to our Emergency Response Service. Both kangaroos had been hit by vehicles and while sadly, the kangaroos did not survive, it was an invaluable eye-opener to Brent about our incredible wildlife and the importance of the role Wildlife Victoria plays in trying to rescue them as well as educating the community about native animals.
Wildlife Victoria Ambassador Myf Warhurst has a true passion for our native wildlife. Spending
most of her youth in rural Victoria she grew up with our iconic native wildlife in her backyard! Myf was born in Portland, Victoria and then moved with her family to Donald and then to Red Cliffs. She attended University of Melbourne. She is a writer/producer and is best known for her role on Spicks and Specs and her former gig as radio host on Triple J. She currently hosts the lunch program on ABC's digital radio station Double J.
Where The Wild Things Are - hosted by Myf Warhurst
Myf Warhust hosted Where the Wild Things Are, our twenty fifth anniversary event in November 2014.
It was an evening filled with entertainment and excitement as the gorgeous WV ambassador and event host went down the list announcing the winners of each of the silent auction prizes, that had been donated to Wildlife Victoria. Thanks to our generous supporters, over $10,000 was raised for the Wildlife Victoria Emergency Response Service at our twenty-fifth anniversary celebration.
Here you will find news about the event including fabulous photos from the event and contact information for the organisations that donated in-kind items for our silent auction and raffle.