Western Canadian National Show,
CPFA District 6 Meet
November 4 - 6, 2016
A Few Notes From Your Show Secretary:
The members of the Vancouver Poultry and Fancy Pigeon Association hosted another successful Western Canadian National Show, in conjunction with the CPFA District 6 meet in Abbotsford, BC on Nov. 4-6.
This show was the largest our club has hosted since 2006, as we had 1021 entries, with 58 breeds and 52 exhibitors. Many thanks to everyone who showed, especially those exhibitors who travelled from out of province to attend our show, we appreciate your participation.
Our club is grateful to Ken and Elaine Chatwin and Compass Cladding for hosting the exhibitors’ reception. This event is attended by all exhibitors’ and invited guests, and continues to be a main event at our show.
Due to the number of entries to be judged on the Saturday, we were grateful to David Vandermeer and Bob Pilchar who offered to help our main judges, Dennis Manning, John DeCarlo Jr and John DeCarlo Sr. We were also thankful to Elaine Chatwin and Bob Sutherland for judging the dove entries.
Saturday was a busy day. In addition to the judging, Dave Williamson managed and ran our show raffle, which continues to be a mainstay of our show fundraising, as is the show auction, run by Givo Hassko.
The highlight of the show continues to be our awards banquet. This was very well attended and enjoyed by all. Many thanks to Ken Chatwin for organizing the raffle prizes for the banquet, the prizes were exceptional, and the monies raised by Ken and Spencer was outstanding.
As always, we appreciate the volunteers who attended the show setup Thursday evening (it was a late night). The show looked amazing, especially the champion’s row and junior exhibitor’s winners section. Many thanks to Andy Hansen and Givo Hassko for organizing the junior section this year, nice to see so many junior birds.
The show teardown went well, as usual. Many thanks to those out of town exhibitors who stayed to help out.
A big thanks to Larry Brown who volunteered to be our show photographer this year, as our past show photographer, Mike Krochter, was not available this year. Sue Krochter, however, was available to help me out at the show secretary’s desk, which I am grateful.
This show report includes all the placings, in addition to the award and best of breed winners. A few classes were re-organized when judged, so some of the placings in the color classes may seem odd. The placings, however, are correct.
Thanks again to everyone who showed and volunteered at our show this year. We hope to see you again at our 2017 show, when we will be hosting the CPFA National Classic, and the 40th anniversary of the Western Canadian National Show.
BEST OF BREED WINNERS
(All photos courtesy of Larry Brown)