Pictures are UP

thanks Jean Konda-Witte*

From Jean: This year’s Nats will be the first icon on the Event Gallery page and all the photos of your dog will be in a folder with the dog’s name, except awards/podium photos, which will be in the very first folder called a_Awards. So look there also. That was a challenge as it got dark on us, but we did the best we could with that. If you have any questions, please email me at And thanks for your patience.

Competitor Email going out today

The following message will be sent to each competitor mailbox to see if we have all emails correct and also because some competitors have not been visiting the website. Just waiting for the french translation to send it out:


We are so close to the event! Please travel save, we want to see all of you arrive

It seems that some have not been checking the website! If you haven’t visited yet, please do so. You will find RV listings, stall listings, printable schedules, groups. running orders and the Competitor Catalogue – all available for downloading.
There will not be a printed catalogue available for competitors at check in. There will be a few copies in locations around the site to read or review, but most competitors are asked to download the catalogue from the website and then print just the material they need for the competition. If you have already left home, and didn’t print one expecting to receive it at the site, you can send me an email letting me know and I will see what I can do to assist.
The French version of the catalogue is being loaded to the site this morning – we are so grateful for all the work Claudio Ferrari and Tania Gauthier have done for us in translating materials. If there are any glaring translation errors – I wouldn’t look to either of them, I suspect Christina Sanders had to use Google Translator as we ran out of time on one or two items.
The weekend is supposed to be very hot so please bring all the necessities to keep you and your dog cool. We would like to let you know that the water available in the washrooms is already filtered and lovely to drink so please refill those bottles and water dishes frequently! You may have heard that the BC Interior has been plagued by wildfires, some of our competitors have even had to evacuate their homes during the past month, many still on alert for possible evacuations. These fires combined with our heat wave, have caused an air quality alert, most especially for Tuesday – Thursday of this week, with temperatures expected to be more moderate by the weekend. Please don’t think you are coming to a smoke-filled event – but those with vulnerable respiratory issues need to be aware of reactions to the heat and possible particles in the air.
Human First aid is available in the Timber Frame building (by registration/check in) and dog first aid is available at Dr. Lane’s Points East West vendor tent.
BRING CASH! We are offering many ways for you to spend it! 33 vendors offering services, supplies and food, including dog chiro, acupuncture and massage. We have a wonderful bar up by the registration that will be open Friday – Saturday 3 pm – 8 pm and Sunday 1-8, serving a large variety of alcohol. There is a silent auction on Saturday only – closing at 6 pm – including items like Milwaukee Fans and battery packs, Ruff Tuff Kennel, Hill Agility Equipment and trial entries from local clubs. The silent auction and bar cannot accept credit card/debit card payment requests – however, there are two ATMs on the site.
There is guest wifi at the site – password is “Longines”.
Please don’t miss the opening ceremonies on Friday night (approximately 5:45) – we will be recognizing our Junior Handlers, successful prequal competitors, announcing the drawn National courses (they will be “officially” drawn on Friday morning right before the Steeplechase begins so we can get copies for the course builders to start as soon as Friday events are completed), and of course, introducing our judges – might be a bit entertaining ;-).
All the tickets for the banquet have been sold – but if you are interested, please send an email and we will start a list in case anyone can no longer attend and wishes to sell their ticket.
We look forward to hosting this event for you!

3-Dog Team Thank you!!!

ARG. as always happens when you rush! there is another person (and there will probably be more!!!) who didn’t get thanked in the catalogue!!!!
Please give a big MERCI to Tracey Mallinson for doing the Three Dog Team paper work. She was appointed from the Board and nobody at the committee level needed to worry about this at all. Which, darn it, made me overlook her role!
Thank you Tracey!!!!!! Hear the clapping from Burnaby????

2016 Returning Champions

Returning Champions from last year!!! Just making sure you told us you were coming and that you have let us know about the banquet! If you didn’t order at the time of your registration and ask for an adjustment to the fees – we won’t know you are coming to the banquet… anyone out there that this applies to?

Please send email immediately to thanks!



Live streaming link:

 starts at 8 am – 5:30 (broadcasting time to be confirmed and will interspersed with Prequal and JH events listed below)
breaks: 9:18 (15 min) 12 noon (1 hour) 2:32 (15 min) – these are approximate times but there will be 15 mins and 1 hour breaks
Prequalifier event
Jumpers 1/2
9:13 – 9:34
Junior Handlers
Jumpers 1
1:30 – 1:42
start 8:45 – 10:10
Group C Reg/16 Spec – Jumpers
start 11:15 – 1:00 pm
A – S/V/DD – Standard
start 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A – Reg/16 Spec – Jumpers
start 8:45 – 10:10
Group B Reg/16 Spec Jumpers
start 11:15 – 1:00 pm
Group C S/V/DD – Standard
start 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Group B S/V/DD – Standard
Sunday special event:
Steeplechase Run off


Silent Auction

So we will be doing a silent auction on SATURDAY ONLY at nationals for BC Dog Relief Fund. Net proceeds will go into this fund and then be given to groups that help dogs in BC.

Donations so far are:
Paws Squad
LNK9 Cliffhangers
Rave Dog Sports
Capital Comets
Little Paws Rescue
In Memory of Maggie May
Fraser Valley Cider Company
Milwaukee Fans
Omega Alpha
Hills Agility Equipment
Rampart Crates
In the Raw
Greta Starr
Fionavar K9 Training
Donna White
Terry Fox Foundation
Jems Animal Massage
4 Pawz Designz/Array of Sunshine Stained Glass
Rae Staseson

All4One Pets
Denise Fenzi
Christine Vosburgh/Victory Agility
Megan Foster
Shauna Oliver
ShapeUp Dogs
Deb Gross
Diamond Ruman

Purdy’s Chocolate

If you have a donation please contact Marian McCormack at You can also suggest groups that you think we should look at to help.

Steeplechase Schedule revised

The previous release of the Steeplechase Schedule contained an error on which judge was in which ring! This has been corrected.

Melanie Hart is judging Steeplechase 1 in CIBC Wood Gundy Ring 4 and Hayley Warner is judging Steeplechase 2 in Roadsters Agility Club Ring 6.

If you downloaded the previous Steeplechase Schedule, please print the one posted July 28.