To All Members

Subject: Judge Preference 2020 – 2022 Voting

All Voting Members will be receiving an email from OPA on August 1st ‘18 with a link to the new online voting process. The voting will end at 11:59 PM EST on August 13th ’18.

OpaVote is a highly respected voting website used by universities, non-profits, corporations, bar associations and many other groups seeking a dependable, cost-effective electronic voting system. You can find out more about Opavote on their website at

Please read and follow all the instructions provided in both the email and on the voting web site.

Make sure you check your spam folder in case the voting invitation is not recognized as a new contact.

While we encourage all members to provide an email address to allow for efficient and cost-effective balloting, any members without a valid email address or Internet access will receive their ballot and the judge's biographies, along with a self addressed return envelope, via Canada Post.

The list of Judges and their respective biographies can also be found on the club’s website in the Members- Only section.

The Board of Directors would like to sincerely thank Lynda Schofield for the tremendous amount of work she has put into this endeavour.



À Tous les membres

Objet: Juge Préférence 2020 - 2022 Vote

Tous les membres votants recevront un courriel de l'OPA le 1ier Aout ’18 avec un lien vers le nouveau processus de vote en ligne. The vote se terminera a 11:59PM le 13 Aout ’18.

OpaVote est un site Web de vote très respecté utilisé par les universités, les organismes sans but lucratif, les sociétés, les associations du barreau et de nombreux autres groupes à la recherche d'un système de vote électronique fiable et rentable. Vous pouvez en savoir plus sur Opavote sur leur site Web à

Veuillez lire et suivre toutes les instructions fournies dans le courriel et sur le site Web de vote.

Assurez-vous de vérifier votre dossier de spam au cas où l'invitation à voter ne serait pas reconnue comme un nouveau contact.

Bien que nous encourageons tous les membres à fournir une adresse électronique pour permettre un scrutin efficace et économique, les membres qui n'ont pas d'adresse électronique ou d'accès Internet recevront leur bulletin de vote et les biographies du juge, ainsi qu'une enveloppe de retour auto-adressée par Postes Canada.

La liste des juges et leurs biographies respectives se trouvent sur le site Web du club dans la section réservée aux membres.

Le conseil d'administration aimerait sincèrement remercier Lynda Schofield pour l'énorme travail qu'elle a consacré à cet effort.





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The IWCC Board of Directors would like to welcome Jona Sanderson of British Columbia as our club’s new webmaster. Jona is highly experienced in maintaining websites and we are very appreciative for Jona’s volunteering to take over for Sid Wood.

We would like to sincerely thank Sid for the wonderful job she has done over the past several months to update and maintain the club’s website for both its members and public alike. We are grateful of the time and energy Sid dedicated to this large endeavor and for assisting Jona in the transition as our new webmaster.

Should any member have any questions, or suggestions, or requests for postings, please continue to direct them to the club’s Secretary.


Jocelyne Gagné




L’exécutif du IWCC/CCLI désire souhaiter la bienvenue au nouveau webmaster du club, Jona Sanderson de la Colombie Britannique. Jona est un spécialiste en maintenance de sites internet et nous lui sommes très reconnaissants de s’être porté volontaire pour prendre la relève de Sid Wood.

Nous voulons remercier sincèrement Sid pour l’excellent travail des derniers mois nécessaire à la mise à jour et au maintien du site web, autant pour les membres que pour le grand public. Sid a consacré beaucoup de temps et d’énergie à accomplir cette tâche et assister Jona lors de la transition comme webmaster. Nous lui en sommes infiniment reconnaissants.

Toutes les questions, suggestions ou demandes de publications de la part des membres doivent continuer à être adressées à la secrétaire du club.


Jocelyne Gagné


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.


President’s Report

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Federation of Irish Wolfhound Club
IWCC/CCLI now an Associate member


     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.

Jocelyne Gagne

President, IWCC/CCLI


ATTENTION all Irish Wolfhound lovers and coffee drinkers!

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 ( 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? *****


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We are proud to announce that the FIWC was able to publish the third edition of the book ‘The Irish Wolfhound Odyssey’ by Lois Thomasson.

Also with full support of Elisabeth Murphy, Jim Behan, Outi Piisi-Putta and Jocelyne Gagne the FIWC managed to print a small book presenting the Irish Wolfhound an Illustrated Standard. 
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