Adopt a Border Leicester Sheep

Symbolically Adopt a Border Leicester Sheep

The Border Leicester sheep originated in England in the mid-18th century. Imported to Canada in the 1800s, it soon came to dominate the sheep farming industry. A hardy breed, the Border Leicester adapted well to this country’s cold climate.

This breed was reared both for wool and meat. Its high-quality fleece was at one time a staple of the carpet industry and remains popular today with artisanal hand spinners.

See Border Leicester sheep and other rare and heritage breed animals at Black Creek Pioneer Village.


This gift supports Black Creek Pioneer Village

The proceeds from your symbolic adoption will support restoration projects and programs at Black Creek Pioneer Village.

At the Village, visitors can discover 40 historic buildings, 70 rare and heritage breed animals, 10 different gardens with flowers and vegetables grown from heirloom seeds, 50,000 historical artifacts, and a wide variety of engaging programs for people of all ages.

For your donation, you will receive a certificate of adoption, fun and informative newsletters, and a charitable tax receipt.

Gifts made through Toronto and Region Conservation Foundation are donations towards programs and designated funds in support of The Foundation. The adoption programs, services, equipment, and programs described in this catalogue are representations of the Foundation’s programs.