Cranbrook’s Deb Girvin (from left)

Cranbrook’s Deb Girvin (from left)

Cariboo Kennel Club hosts sanction match

Big Lake’s Carol Ashby and her four-month-old black Labrador, Solo, playfully wagged their way to best in show.

Big Lake’s Carol Ashby and her four-month-old black Labrador, Solo, playfully wagged their way to best in show at the Cariboo Kennel Club’s Sanction Match July 12.

The two-day event, which featured demonstrations and dog agility Saturday, was followed by the show on Sunday where a silent auction and barbecue also took place.

“A Sanction Match is a licensed CKC event which closely resembles an actual dog show,” said Kim MacDonald, president of the CKC. “The same rules and regulations are followed except there are no points or titles awarded. We always have a good entry of local dogs, as well as dogs from 100 Mile to Prince George.”

Ashby, meanwhile, was thrilled to receive the victory.

“I’m having fun,” she said. “It’s my first time showing.”

MacDonald noted Saturday’s event was well attended and was packed with informative demonstrations.

“It went really well,” she said.

“We had the [RCMP] attack dogs here and they did a demonstration and lots of people here. Sunday, we would’ve liked a few more [entrants] but what can you do?”

Dogs are judged in the Sanction Match based on who has the best conformation, shape and structure.

The CKC said a big thanks is in order to all who donated for the silent auction and to Williams Lake councillor Scott Nelson for manning the barbecue.

The CKC was formed in 1972 and now has 38 members — most who are actively involved in conformation, obedience, field, agility, herding and Schutzhund (protection dog). Its membership is open to all dog owners and MacDonald said everyone is welcome. For more contact her at 250-302-9263.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Commercial tenants at the Williams Lake Regional Airport have been granted an additional six-month rent reprieve. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
Continuing rent relief for Williams Lake Airport tenants considered

City council discussed the option during a committee of the whole meeting

The Grade 2 class of 150 Mile House Elementary attended Cariboo Memorial Hospital with teacher Kirsty Bowers to deliver “kindness” bags full of small gifts to housekeeping staff. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
150 Mile House students deliver gift bags showing appreciation for hospital staff

Students begin Monday morning with a bus trip to Cariboo Memorial Hospital

A nurse performs a test on a patient at a drive-in COVID-19 clinic in Montreal, on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
Interior Health reports 16 new COVID-19 cases

423 cases remain active in the region

The RCMP arrest one of the suspects on Highway 97 courtesy of cell phone footage shot by a bystander. (April Thomas photo)
UPDATE: Two suspects arrested after multi-jurisdictional chase

A half dozen police cars were seen heading north on Highway 97

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Older rental apartments are prime candidates for renovations, and could result in lost affordable housing stock. (Zoë Ducklow photo)
B.C.’s renoviction overhaul a good start, but won’t preserve affordable stock, lawyer says

And still no protection for people who can’t pay rent due to COVID-19

Kamloops This Week
Cause of Kamloops landfill fire may never be known

Fire investigators are dealing with too much destruction in too large an area

(Photo by Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
B.C. WHL teams to hit the ice with Kelowna, Kamloops hub cities

Kelowna, Kamloops centres chosen to host B.C. WHL teams for 24-game regular season

The machines are akin to ATMs and allow drug users at risk of overdose to get hydromorphone pills dispensed to them after their palm has been scanned to identify its unique vein pattern. (CANADIAN PRESS)
Feds dole out $3.5M for ‘vending machines’ to dispense safer opioids in B.C.

The machines are located in four cities across Canada, including Vancouver and Victoria

Kelowna’s lakefront visitor centre is one of 130 around the province. Tourism businesses have been hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions on travel. (Destination B.C.)
Tourism, small business getting COVID-19 help, B.C. minister says

$300M grant program has delivered $50 million so far

The incident happened in downtown Castlegar. Photo: Betsy Kline
Castlegar teen recounts stabbing after stranger breaks into grandmother’s house

The unnamed teen survived a terrifying attack Feb. 21

Most Read