You can navigate to the national results section to find the latest 2018 Canadian National show marked catalogue.
Once the page loads, selected the latest specialty option for 2018 as shown below.
When you click to open the page you will find an additional links to the marked catalogue, and the facebook page of the official show photographer.
The new fall 2018 bulletin has been added to the IWCC website. First navigate to the bulletin page that includes 2018 bulletins as shown in the image below.
Then, navigate to the link as shown below.
Navigate to Upcoming Events to find the LGRA premium for the September 13th event date.
Scroll down the page until you get to the section for the 'Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada - National and Ontario Regional Specialty Shows' and you will find a link to the PDF file.
When you navigate to Breed Info, and then Breed Handbook, you will find links available at the bottom of the screen to PDF files that have been added for the current Breed Standard.
You can also access this page through the link HERE.
A new section has been added to the Members navigation for Members Only Articles.
Use this website navigation to conveniently access AGM Minutes, Membership Lists, Board Meetings, etc. by navigating to the links that load on the Subcategories webpage.
Official Premium List Details of the 2018 IWCC National and Regional Specialty shows have been released here. The committee is currently looking for trophy donations, so please consider giving generously!
Make sure to call a hotel when scheduling a room rather than scheduling online. Results are reported to be much more successful by phone.
As most of you are aware the IWCC BOD has agreed to start a fundraising committee to help with the costs of the National Specialties. Our hope is that as a club nationally we can come together to do this and help to ease the pressure on the show committee. Hosting a National Specialty is a great pleasure but also a ton of work.
Now what we need are ....... members who are willing to help sell coffee!
The great thing about this fundraiser is we can sell coffee to anyone, Irish Wolfhound lovers and regular coffee lovers. I am sure we all know a coffee lover or two (or more) would appreciate some good quality, organic coffee.
I will help organize this fundraiser but I need volunteers from all corners of our country to help. Let’s make this first year of fundraising as a club for our National Specialty a success and set the bar high!
If anyone is interested please contact me through email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text me (604-644-1075) by May 28th.
*****Also I am trying to find event(s) over the summer for people who want to purchase coffee but don't want to sell it, to pick up their orders. The only way this will work is if we can ship groups of purchases to central locations. Is there a show, a coursing event, or even non dog event that would work? Or are there some of you who are fairly central who would be willing to have the coffee shipped to your place for people to pick up? Any suggestions? *****
At the bi annual congress ( every two years) the ruling council, which is comprised of the delegates of the member clubs, meets. This year at Le Touquet in France, the articles of the Federation were changed to allow membership as Associates for those clubs who are non-FCI clubs. In the past only FCI affiliate clubs could be members in the Federation. Clubs who were not affiliated with FCI, could send "observers", and were welcomed in ruling council meetings, but had no official status.
The ruling council approved the change in the articles of the Federation, and as we ( the IWCC) had submitted all of the required paperwork, and I was there to speak on behalf of the Club, we were approved as an Associate member. The Irish Wolfhound Club of Northern Ireland & The Irish Wolfhound Club ( England) are the other two associate members. Once there are 5 or more Associate members, they can elect among themselves one delegate who will sit on the Board of Directors.
We had an anonymous donor pay for the IWCC's first year Club fees, which is based on membership numbers. This year the fee was 31 Euros.
I continue to be impressed with the collaboration of these clubs... some of them are sighthound clubs, and most are IW clubs from different countries. This group keeps the Irish Wolfhound breed as its main focus. Each Congress event features topics and speakers that are of interest and benefit to Irish Wolfhound owners and breeders and judges. Their commitment to providing educational resources is noteworthy. At this congress the first FIWC Illustrated Standard of the Irish Wolfhound was released, and I was honored to be asked by the Irish Wolfhound Club of Ireland to make the presentation at the Congress. I was also one of 4 persons who worked on this document for the last year along with Betty Murphy, Jim Behan from Ireland and Outi Piisi Putta from Finland. This FIWC organization works together to provide a showcase of our breed with international competition, through a large specialty show hosted by a different country in Continental Europe every two years. These Congresses feature conformation competition, sometimes lure coursing, and always the business meetings and educational seminars for participants.
It has been my good fortune to be able to attend 7 of these events since 2002, and I have been present for their Congresses in Belgium ( 2002), Slovenia (2008), Denmark (2010), Italy (2012), Finland (2014), Germany (2016) and France (2018). For the record, although I have been invited to all of the ruling council meetings as this group is very open and hospitable, this is the FIRST TIME I have participated as a representative of the Irish Wolfhound Club of Canada. This year the Club Treasurer, Judith Callender was also in attendance, and very impressed with the attitude and general demeanor of the group. Also for the record, no IWCC funds were expended to facilitate our attendance or participation.