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”.
Annual General Meeting November 14, 2015 at the Tillsonburg Community Centre. Please plan to attend. Support your CRPU!
Please note we will be meeting in the room called the Lion’s Den at the Community Centre.
45 Hardy Ave,
Telephone # 519-688-9011
There is free parking along the side of the street and also a lot behind the building.
Tillsonburg is located at the intersection of Hwy-3, Hwy-19, and Hwy-59 in southwest Ontario, approx. 60 km southeast of London, and approx. 170 km southwest of Toronto. From Hwy-401: Hwy-401 to Hwy-19 exit 218. South on Hwy-19 (becomes Broadway St. in Tillsonburg) to Lisgar Ave. Left on Lisgar to Hardy Ave. Right on Hardy to Tillsonburg Community Centre.
The store and offices of the CRPU will be closed for holidays October 22 and will reopen October 27. For enquiries or info please email email@example.com
The Up North Combine have requested us to link their face book page from our site. Anyone visiting our site can link the CRPU face book page or the UNC face book page. There is two logo when you hover over the logo it will direct you to the site. Anyone interested in having pigeon related links attached to our site can contact Sue Wiltshire (secretary) and we will try to accommodate your needs.
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. Sorry for the delay in posting the race results. All results will be posted shortly.
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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