Our club began as an idea in 1985 and in February of 1986
we held our inaugural meeting in Courtice, Ontario. We applied for CKC
club recognition in 1986, We held our first Booster at the Caledon KC
show in Toronto on November 20, 1986, with an entry of 4-9-9-6. Our
exhibitors came from Ontario, Nova Scotia, New York, Michigan and
Wisconsin. A good start for our Club!
||Our first elected executive was:
|President - Susan Hild
Vice-President - Louise Raymond
Secretary/Treas. - Kerry Meydam
|Director - Betty McHugh
Director - Connie Gaskin
Director - Deanna Ross
Over the years we have held Boosters and matches and had fund-raising
and educational events. We held Sanction Matches for SAC so that the
independent National Specialty in 1989 (Windsor) would be able to hold
Specialty Obedience Trials with the Specialty, which they did.
In 1986 we presented our proposed revisions to the Breed Standard to
SAC for discussion, and although SAC decided at that time not to submit
the standard to the CKC for publication/approval, we waited the required
5 years (moratorium) and re-presented the newly written standard to SAC
and to CKC, which was approved by SAC in 1991 and by CKC in September
1992, and became effective January 1, 1993 as our National Breed
Standard for the Samoyed.
Over the years we have contributed a great deal to our National Club
and to the Samoyed Fancy. Now it's time we concentrated on some more
local goals. We will be holding our own Obedience and Conformation
Sanction Matches in the near future (within CKC time requirements) so
that SACO will be permitted to hold both at our future Specialties. Our
first all-breed match (this time around) was
held on August 25, 2001, and and was a fun day with an
excellent judging panel, beautiful rosettes, and refreshments available.
Our second all-breed obedience and conformation match was held on June
13, 2002, in Orono, Ontario, and our third match will be announced soon.
While holding shows is important, our club is geared toward fun,
friendly sportsmanship, education and 'unofficial' events as well.