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”.
On behalf of the Board of Directors we want to wish our members a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all the best to you and your family. Holiday Hours Closed December 24, 25, 26, 27, & 31 January 1st The store will be open December 23 and 30.
We have added a Beginner’s Guide to the site under “Our Sport”. This is the perfect starting point if you want to get into the sport and what you will need to get set up.
2020 memberships are available now. Please make sure your membership is paid to receive your 2020 bands by January 1st. If clubs are sending in memberships you are required to make sure that only paid members receive their bands. As band secretary you are responsible to make sure bands are not given to non members. Make sure their membership is paid up. You can contact head office to find out if their membership is paid. Please help us to keep the integrity in the sport CRPU rules state only members of the CRPU can obtain life bands. Please note honorary members are entitled to purchase bands as they have a lifetime membership with the CRPU.
Canadian Racing Pigeon Union Incorporated
Please note bands purchased from off shore markets or a place not recognized by the CRPU should not be placed on birds which will be in competition. Based on our rules this is an offence and clubs and combines as well OLR should have due diligence in this matter. Let’s keep the integrity of the sport and play fair. If you are able to obtain bands prior to the first of January this makes it unfair and gives a breeding edge and is not fair to those who purchase their bands through the correct channels. The few cent savings is not worth it to the sport and the monies from the sale of the CRPU bands helps us to promote the sport. Please adhere to the rule and purchase bands from the CRPU or a recognized union or federation. If you order bands from other recognized unions please make sure the bands are registered with the CRPU before you put the birds into competition. Please make sure the CU name is not placed on any off shore market bands as the name is a registered trademark and using the name will bring legal action to anyone found in offence. Please help by reporting any such bands to the CRPU if you know of someone doing this. Let’s work together to keep the integrity in the sport.
Check out our online store or call Denise for all your pigeon product needs. 519-842-9771.
There are members who change their phone number and forget to contact the CRPU to update our files and lost bird database. Please contact head office to update our files.
The CRPU PigeonPost is sent out quarterly to all paid members of the CRPU. Please make sure we have your correct info on file.
Lost Birds are everyone’s responsibility let’s work together to get these birds back home to their lofts!
Our store is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4:30 for all your pigeon supplies. Please give Denise a call or check out our online store. www.crpu.ca
LET’S WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE PIGEON RACING ALL ACROSS CANADA!
If anyone is interested in placing an advertisement in our publication or website, please contact Al Gauvin at email@example.com
Thanks to all the members who continue to promote this sport with social pages such as facebook allowing members to share this great sport. Please remember to keep good sportsmanship at all times. We want the public to know our members adhere to the principles and practises set forth by the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union. Thanks to all our members who support this organization.
MEMBERSHIP PRICES : INDIVIDUAL $50.00 FAMILY $75.00.
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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