Welcome to the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union site
This site was designed to serve our members, as well, to inform the general public about our wonderful hobby. For more information about our hobby, click on “Our Sport” in the top menu. Please click on “Our Sport” in the top menu to find out information on “How to care for lost birds”.
Life Bands will be mailed by Canada Post December 23, 2015. This is so they arrive by January 1st. Any members who wishes to pick up bands from the office will be able starting December 30 and on.. The store will be opened 9-5. If you will be picking up your bands please call Denise to let her know so they do not get mailed.
A big thank you to all the members who came out to help make our AGM a big success. Special thanks to Mr. Bill Albers with veterans Mr. Jim Mclean and Mr. Jerry Jong for your presentation. We appreciate their dedication to the heroes of war including the pigeons who helped to save thousands of lives. If we can be of any help to our members we are here for you. Feel free to call or email any one of the board members for your ideas or concerns. We are here for you our members.
MEMBERSHIP DUES FOR 2016 ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR MEMBERSHIP IS RENEWED SO WE CAN SEND YOUR 2016 BANDS. BANDS WILL START BEING SENT OUT THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 22 TO ALL PAID UP MEMBERS FOR 2016. MEMBERSHIP PRICES : INDIVIDUAL $50.00 FAMILY $75.00.
We have had some members enquiring about the awards. We are not having the awards this year as we do not have volunteers to take care of the data base and monitor to make sure they are entering correct. If we get some volunteers for next year we might bring it back or maybe someone has another suggestion about awards. Please let us know if you have any idea
The race result page is now ready for posting. Please upload your results and we will get them posted for you.
Come fly with us!
Thank you for visiting our website. We are honoured that you have taken the time to check us out. We are a union dedicated to promoting the sport of racing pigeons. Are you interested in finding out how you can be a part of this great sport. We can help you get started by linking you with a local club within your community. Do you enjoy taking care of animals? Do you enjoy friendly competition? Do you want a hobby that the whole family can take part in? This could be just the hobby for you. Pigeons are one of the most underrated species. Some interesting facts are:
- The stock markets of the world used racing pigeons until 1966 to get the news of the day trading from one city to another.
- Today racing pigeons are used in humanitarian efforts to fly blood out of the deepest jungles in Africa to be tested for the aids virus.
- That Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II alongside her love for horses and corgi dogs she also races pigeons from the Royal Lofts at Sandringham.
- That racing pigeons have been known to fly 700 miles in a single day.
- That many major world armies still retain their racing pigeon flocks.
If any of these have triggered an interest, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would be glad to assist in helping you to begin. Our members are the best and they would love to share this great sport with you. Keep your eyes on the skies!
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