332 Road 3 W, Kingsville, ON N9Y 2E5     519.733.4034     Email: questions@jackminer.com


Okay, just kidding! No snowball fights here!

But we are hoping for the snowball effect.

We recently were approved for an amazing grant that will allow the Sanctuary to be more accessible! We’ll be using the funds to put in sidewalks that make our grounds a safer place to move around in.

Where does the snowball effect come in?

Well, as you probably know, we have lots of plans for our little slice of heaven, but we can’t do it without YOU!

Our ideas can only come to life with the help of government grants and donations from the public!

Our biggest desire is to have an enclosed pavilion.

It will provide a covered area where we can host our fundraising events and provide a meeting space for groups like Scouts, The Retriever Club, the home school groups who currently hold their meetings on our property.

Additionally, renting the space out for other events would create a stream of revenue will help with our operational expenses.




We’d like to extend a great big THANK YOU to everyone who came out for our Game Dinner!

The food was amazing; the people were wonderful and No Drama! put on a great show!

We had a great time and hope you did too!

Here are some photos of the big day!

Ready to try something different? Come to our Game Dinner!

We’re a month away from our Game Dinner and we are very excited to see you!

Dinner will be cooked by our amazing team of volunteers on Saturday July 16th for curbside pickup starting at 5pm at The Sanctuary!

Water Buffalo Meatballs

Venison Sausage

Pheasant Stir Fry

Coleslaw, Bun, Water

Bring your lawn chairs and hang around for music and beverages from 5pm-10pm!

Musical Guests:
No Drama!

Kilt Run at the Kingsville Highland Games

We are so grateful to announce that a portion of every registration fee from this year’s 5k Kilt run will be donated directly to support The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary and the Kingsville Military Museum.

 With $10 from each 5K Kilt Run registration fee (or $5 from 12 years-and-under age group), each registration helps make a difference as we work towards building an even better space for our community to reconnect with history and nature.

A Great Success

The Mother’s Day Tea event held at The Sanctuary on May 7th was an absolute hit!

We loved seeing everyone come celebrate Mother’s Day with their friends and family.

Here are some photos from the event:

Spring has landed
at the Sanctuary!

It’s been a long and chilly winter and we’re incredibly happy that the longer (and sunnier) days have arrived!

Here is what we have on the go this spring:

As you know, one of our favourite times of the year is when we celebrate our founder’s, Jack Miner, birthday. Lucky for us, the week of his birthday has been dubbed National Wildlife Week, which means we get to celebrate longer.

Come enjoy the outdoors, a museum tour and grab a cupcake to celebrate 157 years of Jack!

The History of Jack Miner Bird Sanctuary

Did you know that Jack Miner’s love for birds started when he was just a young boy?

He spent his days as a school-aged boy in creeks and woods studying the habits of waterfowl and other wildlife.

By age 40, he had already formed one of the first Game Protection Associations and founded The Jack Miner Migratory Bird Sanctuary for the conservation of migrating Canada geese and wild ducks.

Jack accomplished many amazing things in his lifetime, and we are here to celebrate him!