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 moreinformation 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 check out our online store or contact Denise at 519-842-9771 for all your pigeon supplies. 2016 life bands are available.
Order your 2017 bands today! Cut off date this year March 1, 2016 we have extended our date to May 1 as this is a transition year. The cutoff date starting next year will be March 1, 2017.
We are getting excited about the 2016 race season. Good luck to all our members and we wish you a healthy race season with lots of wins. Please check out our facebook page for updates and information about the CRPU. We are here for our members. If you have a question or suggestion, please feel free to contact the office and Denise will be happy to help. Denise will make sure that your questions or suggestions will be forwarded to the board for consideration. Thank you to all our members who strive to promote this great sport. Racing season will be upon us soon and we have our new and improved lost bird data base being launched next week. Please bear with us and make sure that your information is correct. When a lost bird’s band number is entered into the data base, the owner’s name and phone number will appear. Please make sure that you respond to all lost birds. We care about our birds and want to make sure that any lost birds make it back home to their lofts. We are working to make sure the phone numbers on file are correct, but with some members dropping their landlines and using cell phones we may have to correct some phone numbers. Please bear with us. The data base will work only if the members work with us. You are responsible for your lost birds, so please let us work together. Please respond to the public. they need to know we care about the health and welfare of all racing pigeons. Good luck in 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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