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ECFBC Fun Day in Mississauga

Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club held its second French Bulldog Jamboree Funday on Saturday, at Doggie Central in Mississauga. French Bulldogs and their friends (all breeds are welcome at these events) gathered together to play, try out the agility equipment and generally enjoy each others company.

Our door prize draw and raffle were a great success, with almost everyone in attendance going home with a gift of some kind.

If you missed Saturday’s event, don’t despair – we’re already making plans for another one, this time in downtown Toronto! Stay tuned for details.

Our thanks to our wonderful sponsors, who make all of this possible – we couldn’t do this without you!

Doggie Central (for the use of their great space, their staff and their beautiful raffle gift basket)
Golly Gear
Pets 4 Life Raw Pet Cuisine
Essex Cottage Farms
Ashleigh Devries, Training by Ashleigh
Richard Rockford, Aristocrafts French Bulldogs
Robert and Diane Lowes, Robb Isle French Bulldogs
Megan Lorenz Photography (make sure to check out her photos of the events – prints are available!)

Check out photos from Saturday, after the break.
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2012 French Bulldog Jamboree, Mississauga

Join us in Mississauga on Saturday, May 26th for the 2012 French Bulldog Jamboree!

This indoor play session for French Bulldogs and their friends (four legged and two) helps us to raise money for French Bulldog Rescue, and for the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club.

Dogs and their people are welcome, and that includes ‘honorary’ French Bulldogs, as well! If you don’t have a French Bulldog, but are considering getting one, this is a great chance to come and talk Frenchies!

Events include:

  • FABULOUS gift baskets raffle
  • Door prize
  • $10 nail trims
  • “Meet the Breeder” session where you can get answers about whether a Frenchie is right for you
  • “Talk to a Trainer” sessions where you can get one on one training suggestions for your Frenchie

All this, plus an afternoon of safe, off leash, indoor play, at one of Mississauga’s best doggy day care centers!

Saturday, May 26th
11:30 – 1:30
Doggy Central, 3151 Lenworth Drive, Mississauga, ON
http://doggiecentral.ca/

Entrance Fee: $10 per person and their pet, or $15 per couple or family with pet. Space is limited – please RSVP in advance.

All funds raised go directly to the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club Trophy Fund, and to French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue

Super added bonus: we’ll be having a draw for another of our FABULOUS Sock Monkey Gift Baskets, as seen above,  featuring a sock monkey bed, toy, collar and leash set, sweater, and assorted goodies, totalling over $300 worth of incredible sock monkey goodness!!!!!

Check out the facility at Doggie Central!

Doggie Central in Mississauga

Inside Doggie Central in Mississauga

French Bulldog Jamboree Donors & Sponsors

 

I have a ton to write about the Jamboree, but first and foremost I need to thank all of our wonderful sponsors and donors. With their help, our silent auction and raffle raised almost $600 for the new ECFBC rescue fund, which is an outstanding acheivment for a first time event.

All of our success was thanks to you – we thank you, the dogs thank you, and our thrilled winners really thank you.

Please take a moment to check out the great companies and individuals who made our day a success, and if you patronize them, make sure to tell them we say a rousing “thank you!”.

 

Sponsors

Essex Cottage Farms and Urban Wolf
A HUGE thanks for supplying ALL of the first place prizes!

Pets4Life Home Made Raw
Another HUGE thanks for supplying all of the gift bags, as well as the much appreciated CoolLicks!

 

Donors
If I miss anyone, please please PLEASE email me! There we so many of you, and you were all amazingly generous.

Sheila Trecartin, Animal Communicator

In Dogue, Owen Sound (Monika, you rock!)

Sew Crazy Dog Lady (we love you, Jen – but you’d better be here in person next year!!)

GollyGear and Hope Saidel (kisses for you and for Dax)

Tailblazer, Owen Sound (the most incredible costumes and pet beds and… well, everything!)

Cathy and her world famous (former) pet grooming salon

Jennifer Price and the Fabulously Manly Uni Balled Rumble-icious

Colin and Family

Lisa R and Mary Ellen – for everything and for being there!

Ruth Ann (and her tent!!) and Puppy Dog Tails

Purina Pro Plan

Spoil Me Pets, Mount Forest

Pet Valu, Hanover

Terry and Susan Snider and Family – and SOLO!

The Poppy Tree (you made my daughter very, very happy when she won a set of your prints!)

Wag N’ Train, Kitchener

Carla’s Creatures (the best custom portaits ever!)

Paula’s Papillons (Oh. My. God. How awesome are these felted French Bulldogs? Bidding wars ahoy!)

Kay Reil and Citizen K9 (Great gift bag, and our most fearsome bidder!)

Frum’s Glass Menagerie (such gorgeous, gorgeous pieces!)

French Bulldog Jamboree – Tentative Schedule of Events

We’re getting SOOOO close! I’m happy to announce a tentative schedule of events, which is still subject to some change. For now, here it is:

Friday May 22cnd (weekend and overnight guests)

Arrive during day
Dinner at your leisure (ribs, chicken, steak are all on the menu, apparently)
Poker tournament, with $500 pot
Hang out time at cabins, camp fire with marshmallows, possible sing along if we get drunk enough (God help us all)

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Saturday, May 23rd

11 am: Arrive and check in for those not staying at the resort ($5 per person, or $8 per couple or family for day’s events – included for those staying at the resort)
11:30 am: Obedience clinic and general meet and greet time (obedience clinic is donation based)
12:30 am: Fun match
1:30 pm: BBQ lunch, with raffle to follow. BBQ is included for those staying at the resort – prices otherwise are on the website
2:30 – 3:00 ish pm: costume contest with prizes
4:30: additional obedience clinic time, if needed

End of events for those not staying at the resort, or stay for optional dinner (dinner included for resort guests).

The resort is fully booked for our event and a wedding, but there are area motels for those who decide to stay overnight. Advance reservations suggested. Contact us for a recommended list.

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Sunday, May 24th

Breakfast/Brunch at your leisure
Animal Communicator will be doing readings during the day (still subject to the AC’s schedule – we’ll know for sure by the end of this week)
Lunch of your choice – hand out sheet will have suggestions for area
Optional tour to St. Jacob’s, Ontario – Mennonite Village, Mennonite farmer’s and craft market (individual vehicles). Great quilt and gift item shopping.
Dinner for those staying overnight to Monday

Anyone arriving before Friday is welcome to email me directly – we’re having a small get together at my house, five minutes from the resort, if you’re feeling up to it.

ps: Please bring your raffle items with you if you’re attending. Make sure to include a card with your name or the name of the donator, and any other info you’d like read out at the raffle and included on the website.

French Bulldog Jamboree STUFF!

French Bulldog Jamboree Weekend T ShirtYay!

The French Bulldog Jamboree Weekend Store is now OPEN, just in time to get your gear!

We have t shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, re usable shopping bags and tons of other great stuff. If you order now, your item can be here in time for you to wear it to the event!

Don’t forget, even if you’re NOT attending, you can still sport our awesome logo, featuring a very happy Frenchie enjoying a burger, drink and a campfire.

Come and visit us — http://www.cafepress.com/frenchbulldogca

Remember, everything raised benefits the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club, and French Bulldog Rescue.

On another note, we’re finalizing events for the weekend, and hope to have a schedule to send out tomorrow! Don’t forget, the official website for the Jamboree is at https://bullmarketfrogs.com/jamboree , and the ECFBC website should be up by Friday. We will have membership applications for the ECFBC available at the Jamboree, as well as on the website.

ps: since we do not have any idea of how many of each item people want, we will NOT be selling shirts or other gear at the Jamboree. Our Cafe Press Store is the ONLY place to get French Bulldog Jamboree gear!