CRPU-Logo_updated-300x281Welcome 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”.


Please Note: The head office of the CRPU will be open three days a week beginning January 20, 2020 as Denise will be away. Linda Walsh has graciously agreed to take care of head office and store while Denise is away. The head office will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday until further notice. Closed Monday and Friday. Please continue to send emails to all emails will be addressed. Any messages left on voice mail on Monday will be answered on Tuesday and Friday’s voice mail will be answered on Monday. We appreciate your patient during this time. This is temporary and we hope within a few weeks we will resume back to our regular hours. Please let others know about the change in office hours. Thank you

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be held in Tillsonburg at the Community Centre (Lion’s Den Room) on Sunday February 23 at 11:00 a.m. Please let us know if you will be attending. Lunch will be provided and door prizes available. For anyone wishing a copy of the agenda please contact head office and one will be sent to you. Please let Linda know if you will be attending so we can plan the lunch. We need you to support us. We need a quorum of 20 or more so please plan to attend. We will be discussing the new race software development and need your input what you would like to see in the program and a decision from the members to develop the program. plan to attend.

We have added a Beginner’s Guide to the site under “Our Sport”. This is the perfect starting point if you want to join the sport.

The CRPU Board understands many clubs in Canada have purchased the Winspeed program from the AU. The AU will no longer support the Winspeed and is changing to ewinspeed. With this program the AU is requesting everyone using the program purchase  membership for everyone within the club or combine and use AU bands or pay $1.00 per band for international bands. The Board of Directors is working to get our own race software up and running possibly by the young bird season but for sure the 2021 race season. This will be discussed at the next AGM please plan to attend so we can get your input. You can continue to use the Winspeed program without joining the AU but in the coming year AU will not support the software so we are working to get our own CU race software.  

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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.


What’s New! 

If anyone is interested in placing an advertisement in our publication or website, please contact Al Gauvin at

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.


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!

 Please click on the learn more tabs below when checking out the sites.

Message from the CRPU Board

Mission Statement

Lost Birds Form

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