THIS MONTH’S BULLETIN IS DEDICATED IN MEMORY OF
FRANK J. COSTELLO
Our eleventh annual Winter Show is scheduled for March 2. There will be classes for Standards, Bantams, Ducks, and Pigeons. The entry form is enclosed with this month’s newsletter.
Date: Saturday, March 2, 2012 (Storm date: Sunday, March 3)
Location: James & Donna Butler’s, Alliston (Civic #2474 Route 324)
Arrival: Before 10:00 A.M.
Departure: After judging is completed and awards are presented.
Entry fee: $1.00 per entry and $5.00 for lunch. Fees to be sent with entry.
Birds will be placed from first to fourth. A Best of Breed will be selected in each breed. Ribbons will be available upon request.
Trophies will be awarded for Champion and Reserve Standard, Bantam, Duck, and Pigeon. Trophies will also be awarded for the Grand Champion of the Show and the Champion Junior Exhibit.
If you wish to come for the show and stay for lunch, but do not plan to show, please send your $5.00 by the closing date of entries. We need to know how many to prepare for.
Entries close February 20, 2013.
Send all entries to: Trevor MacDonald, P.O. Box 31, Murray River, P.E.I. C0A 1W0.
Chickens must be vaccinated for I.L.T. and banded.
Birds will be left in their carrying boxes until they are called to be judged. After the class is judged, birds will return to their boxes.
Colours will be judged together unless there are four or more of a recognized colour shown. In this case, a colour class will be made.
A 50/50 draw will take place during the day.
Judge – Brian MacInnis
Additional judge may be added if necessary
Please note that the March meeting will take place at the Winter Show.
-The annual campaign for Spring Show awards is in this month’s newsletter. If you would like to donate money for a show award(s), please send it to the secretary.
-If you would like to donate a special prize (cash or trophy) at the Spring Show, please let the secretary know. These are in addition to the awards mentioned above.
–WELCOME to the association is extended to Sabina Leduc, Greenhill, New Brunwick.
-Frank J. Costello of Charlottetown passed away on February 2. He was 91. Frank was one of the original members of the association.
-Listings for the 2013 Maritime Fanciers Directory are now being accepted. If you would like to list in this year’s book, please contact Trevor MacDonald. Deadline is March 15.
We sure have been putting up with some cold winter days this last while here on the Island. Makes it hard to get hens laying, not to mention fertile eggs.
The beginning of the show season is getting close. I always look forward to the start of the season. The Winter Show is a great event for everyone who comes. We are very lucky to have a place to hold this each year.
As you will notice in the bulletin, Frank Costello recently passed away. He was one of the original members of the association. He showed some excellent standard Old English Game and Rhode Island Reds. He exhibited at several shows, including some twenty years at the Royal Winter Fair.
It was good to see several members out to the February meeting. Due to the weather on the Monday, we postponed it to Wednesday. Remember that the March meeting will be at the show.