Meet The Bird Man
More of Our Canada|July 2020
This active senior citizen uses his time and talent to help our feathered friends—and raise money for a worthy cause
Bonnie Sitter

Nesting boxes in the back of George’s car; George in his work shed; the notebook he uses to track the locale and condition of his nesting boxes.

I have known George Adam for many years, but only recently learned about the great work he is doing raising money for prostate cancer research.

George, who will be celebrating birthday number 92 this month, makes bird nesting boxes for tree swallows. Working in his shed in the town of Brussels, Ont., he uses donated wood to make the nesting boxes which he sells for $10 each. All funds raised go to his Masonic Lodge in nearby Fordwich, Ont., where they donate all the revenue to prostate cancer research. Amazingly, over the past ten years, he has raised $11,000 thanks to his nesting boxes. George gives me a huge grin when he tells me the figure, knowing I will be more than impressed! He says all his friends in the lodge are either grey-haired or bald-headed, and many have faced the same prostate cancer diagnosis that he faced in 2015.

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