On July 9, Edmonton Valley Zoo is holding its annual fundraiser, Zoofest, in support of its upcoming renovation. The Valley Zoo Development Society is hosting the event and has set its fundraising goal at $9 million to support improvements to the zoo's grounds, including Nature's Wild Back Yard, an area of the zoo specially dedicated to families.
Zoofest activities include a champagne welcome, a painting demonstration by Lucy the elephant, silent and live auctions and food from favorite Edmonton restaurants. Zoofest has traditionally attracted more than 400 guests from Edmonton and surrounding areas. www.buildingourzoo.com