2005 Specialty Home Page

- Contacts
- Accommodation
- Maps and directions
- Judging Schedules
- Premium List/Forms
- Results

Dog Events
- Agility
- Tracking
- Obedience
- Sweeps
- Conformation
- Field
- Junior Handling

People Events
- Hospitality
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Area Attractions

- Important Dates
- Specialty Week Activities

- Catalogue Advertising
- Trophy Sponsorship
- Fundraising
- Silent Auction
- Specialty Merchandise



Sign up using the Hospitality Order Form (CLICK HERE).

The Specialty begins Thursday July 21st with the Tracking Test in the morning followed by two Agility Trials at Chippewa Park.

The Welcome Reception will also be at Chippewa Park on July 21st from 4:30-9:00 pm. Welcome kits and merchandise may be picked up during this time. Refreshments will be served between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.

Merchandise and kit pick up will also be available Friday morning from 8:30 am until 10:00 am and again in the afternoon from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

The Annual General Meeting for the FCRSC will be held Friday evening from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Chippewa Park. Refreshments will be served.

Saturday evening will feature the Specialty Awards Banquet and the Silent Auction. Come and join us at the Beaver Ball at Fort William Historical Park.

Sunday evening wraps up the Specialty with a casual dinner evening back at Chippewa Park following a day in the field.

CLICK HERE to download the Hospitality form

Volunteer Opportunites
Please consider assisting at the 2005 Specialty. Extra hands are welcomed for all events. Please indicate your availability. We will contact you closer to the event with details.

Thank you for your help.

I am interested in helping at the:

  • Tracking Test
  • Agility Trials
  • Obedience Trial
  • Sweeps
  • Conformation
  • Field Tests
  • Hospitality


Please return information regarding your availability to:

Joey Farrell
3157 Lloyd Street
Thunder Bay, ON, P7K 1B6
807-939-2033 (h) 807-939-1998 (fax)

Area Attractions

Come for Flat-coat Rendezvous 2005...
Stay for the Vacation of a Lifetime!

Thunder Bay's central location, in the middle of the continent and at the head of the Great Lakes, made it a natural meeting (RENDEVOUS) site as far back as the Paleo-Indian civilization 11,000 years ago. When the first Europeans arrived in the 17th century they established a series of fur trading outposts and named the place Baie de Tonnerre, or Thunder Bay. In 1798, the North West Company built Fort William near Thunder Bay's Kaministiquia River, and it quickly became the RENDEZVOUS site for Scottish traders, French voyageurs and Native trappers.

Now in 2005, this area, rich in history, natural beauty, and the never-ending opportunity to swim in clear, clean water, will become the RENDEZVOUS site for the continent's most noble and versatile breed of dog - the Flat-coated Retriever!

Thunder Bay is easily accessible from both Eastern and Western Canada, as well as the American Upper Midwest (we are 45 minutes from the Minnesota/Ontario border) ....and the drive here is Spectacular!

Eco-tourist attractions abound in Thunder Bay and region. Whether you're interested in mountain-climbing, wildlife viewing, hiking an interpretive trail, searching for amethyst, or leisurely taking it all in with a camera, you'll find hundreds of fascinating greenspaces to explore.

Oh, by the way, did we mention that the Chippewa Park Specialty site is on the shore of Lake Superior - and has over 50 acres of hiking/dog-run trails that are surrounded by water? Now, that's as close to Flat-coat Heaven as you'll ever want your dogs to get! So, come for the Flat-coat RENDEZVOUS - but by all means, plan to stay for an awesome vacation.

Check out these web sites for more information on the area:

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