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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.

Announcements:

REPORTING LOST AND FOUND BIRDS

When reporting lost and found birds, please only send enquires in regards to birds that have the CU letters on the band. We are strictly a registry for the racing pigeon. There are other registries such as the Canadian Fancier Pigeon Association or if in the United States, American Racing Pigeon Union or  International Federation of Racing Homer. We only deal with secured pigeons. If the pigeon is roaming we cannot send anyone out as they will not be able to secure the pigeon if you cannot secure it. We are not able to  deal with any pigeons that are found in the United States. Please contact the American sites and they may assist you. If you have found a pigeon please give it some water and seed, it probably will take off after a day or two. We receive many emails daily in regards to lost and found pigeons. please only send in one enquiry, we will get back to you within 24  hours if the bird is secured

The Annual General Meeting will be in October and we are asking a club or combine to consider hosting the meeting. This could be in conjunction with a pigeon show or auction. Please contact the office if interested.

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 ideas.

CFIA Removes First Avian Influenza Control Zone

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!

Click here for the March 2015 Update

 

President’s Message

Mission Statement

Lost Birds Form

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