Away To Me is a feature length documentary that takes its audience on a visually spectacular journey across the world, following three national champions from the US, Canada and South Africa as they prepare for and then compete in a major international competition in one of the world’s truly quirky and delightful sports — sheepdog trialing.
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After much discussion, the Board of Directors of the CBCA is unanimous in its decision on eligibility for the Canadian Championship. The decision states as follows:
Eligibility for the Canadian Championships for both Open and Nursery requires that the handler must have a CBCA membership and the dog must be CBCA registered. The membership and registration must be post marked by June 1 of the current year and sent to the CBCA registrar. There is no trialing requirement.
In addition to the above, nursery dogs must have been imported into North America prior to their first birthday.
Despite our best efforts CKC has decided to allow Border Collies to compete conformation (and all other events). While CBCA has no issue with Border Collies competing in performance events we have strong reservations about conformation showing as this will probably lead to Border Collies being bred for looks rather than work. The board feels that such showing is contrary to the objectives of CBCA. As such persons showing border collies in conformation are not eligible for membership in CBCA.
Members participated at the draw for the travel bursary. Starting in 2009, and until 2012, the travel bursary will be $750 due to the bursary not being claimed in 2008.
The draw for the travel bursary 2010 was won by Louann Twa, with Pam Gonnet as the first alternate and Norm Sommer as the second alternate.
Viki Kidd is chairperson for the 2010 CBCA Championships Trial Committee that will be held in the East. Currently it has been narrowed to two fields in the Peterborough, Ontario area. The tentative date for the trial is the last weekend of August 2010. The 2010 CBCA Championships trial committee would like to put forward the motion to accept this bid.
2011 Travel Bursary
The travel bursary for the 2011 Championship was drawn at the 2010 AGM. The winner was Mary Thompson, with Werner Reitboeck as first alternate and Lorna Savage as second alternate.
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