Fonds 2009.06, 2010.04, 2010.26, 2011.08 - Wheat City Kennel Club fonds

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Wheat City Kennel Club fonds

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CA CPA 2009.06, 2010.04, 2010.26, 2011.08

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  • 1978 to date, predominant 1978-2011 (Creation)

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319 photographs : colour ; 8.5 x 11
40 cm : textual material

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Wheat City Kennel Club was founded at an organizational meeting held on February 15, 1976. Charter members were: Joyce & Pattie Alexander of Minnedosa (Afghan Hounds,Borzoi, Whippet, Miniature Schnauzer), Sharon Dagg of Brandon (Afghan Hounds), Don Gray of Brandon (Great Dane, Smooth Fox Terrier - Valleydane Reg'd Kennel), Pete & Jo Hannam of Brandon (Afghans, Dalmatians, Salukis - Dahghani Reg'd), Mardell Leppington of Deloraine (Norwegian Elkhounds - Maylepp Reg'd), Tony & Colleen Leslie of Brandon (Rough Collies), Brent and Rhonda Mathers of Brandon (Irish Setters), Donald & Doreen McDonald of Brandon (West Highland White Terriers & Cairn Terriers), Virginia McLachlan of Brandon (Rough Collies), Barbara McLeod of Brandon (American Cocker Spaniels), Albert & Isobel Pickup of Brookdale, MB (Norwegian Elkhounds), Linda Smith of Brandon (Kerry Blue Terriers & Old English Sheepdogs), Myrtle Teichrow of Brandon (Pug), Beaty Warnett of Brandon (Rough Collies) and Earl, Betty, Sandra & Beverley Wesselman of Brandon (Cairn Terriers - Cairnwallis Reg'd). Executive in 1978 were: President-Don McDonald; Secretary-Sharon Dagg; Treasurer- yrtle Teichrow; Directors-Doreen McDonald, Albert Pickup of Carberry, Tony Leslie. The club held its first sanction match in January of that year at the Roller Rink in the Keystone Centre in Brandon, and its first CKC Sanctioned All Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trials in March, 1985 in the Kinsmen Arena in the Keystone Centre. The club has continued to hold dog shows in Brandon every year since. Since 1991, the Show Secretary has been Penny Shaw of Carberry. In 2008, the Club moved its main show to November from March, and began to collaborate with the Crocus Obedience & Kennel Club of Brando to hold a four-day show (two by Wheat City Kennel Club and two by the Crocus Club) on the new long weekend in February. In 2009, the club hired a professional Show Secretary Service (R & S Pro Services of Calgary) to manage its November 2009 shows.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 2009 & 2010 by Penny Shaw of Carberry

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Fonds consists of minutes of the first organizational meeting of the club, minutes of subsequent meetings, copies of an early club newsletter called "Canine Communique", one photo album containing pictures and documents from the 1978 Sanction Match, a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and photos of the March 1985 show, plus miscellaneous documents concerning the club's activities from 1985 to 1990 (including premium lists and judging schedules for the years 1986, 1987, 1989 & 1990) and eight photo albums and three large cardboard envelopes containing profession photographs (Mikron Photos)of the winners at the Wheat City Kennel Club dog shows in the years from 1987 to 1997 inclusive. Other documents as follows: Show catalogues from 1985 to 2008 (1990 missing); premium lists, judging schedules, constitution, minutes, activites other than dog shows (including one VHS tape of a Walk-A-D0g-A-Thon and 2 CDs of an interview by Community College students, and miscellaneous show correspondence from 1989 to 2008 (1990, 1996-99 incl missing, and no show in 2007)Accession 2010.04 contains the premium list and show catalogue for the 2010 Brandon Dog Shows of which Wheat City hosted two of the four shows.

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Associated material: Associated materials are available at the offices of the Canadian Kennel Club, Toronto, ON

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