ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO 3-11-2017

166th ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, MARCH 11th 2017 @11:30 AM

 

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has been invited to participate in the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It has been a long tradition for the NCIWC to participate in this parade and we urge all that are able to participate. The parade route will take us and our Wolfhounds down Market Street and eventually to the judge’s reviewing stand which is located in front of San Francisco City Hall.

 

This event is open to NCIWC members and their invited guests. Participants and Wolfhounds will gather on 2nd St. at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time for registration and required check-in.  At check-in all members and guests will be required to submit a signed waiver of liability for parade participation.  A copy of the waiver form is attached. If you prefer, please sign, scan and return the waiver by email.

 

A support van will follow our parade unit. Small items can be placed in the support van as needed. Bottled water will be available in the van for participants and hounds.

 

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will perform a “snake” maneuver (zig-zagging line of hounds) for review by the judges. One person per hound please!  Extra walkers can follow along in front of the support van cheering loudly for our hounds and waving to the crowd.

 

For those who have not attended a parade in the past, there will be several times that the parade stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. However, please break off from visiting when the parade starts moving again.  It is necessary for us to stay together as a unit and NOT delay other parade units behind us. There are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating.  Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhounds around the grates. Serious injury is possible by walking hounds over the grates!

 

Please be sure to wear something GREEN to honor both our hounds and the United Irish Societies of SF that invites us each year to participate in this uniquely Irish celebration.  CELTIC attire or other traditional clothing is always welcome but certainly not required.  Good walking shoes are a must!

 

Please let us know if you plan to attend and include the number of hounds and guests.  We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by Monday, March 6th.

 

Last year our unit was awarded a handsome cash prize. LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND LET’S HAVE FUN!

 

Tom and Inga Bourdon

 

If you have questions please call or email.

 

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade)

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Lure trial ASFA & AKC February 4,5 2017

Click on the links below for the premium lists and information about the event.

NCIWC IWAWC ASFA 02-04-2017

NCIWC AKC Test 02-04-2017 This is for Junior courser and Qualifying courser testing

NCIWC AKC Trial 02-05-2017

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Dillon Beach New Years Fun Day 1-1-2017

Dillon Beach New Years Fun Day 1-1-2017

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Arrive around 10:30 AM.  We get there earlier to get our spot.  Shouldn’t be a problem on a cold January day.
It will be a pot luck.  I will make sure someone will bring a BBQ for hot dogs, or ???   We always get plenty of food.
The gate fee is $8.00.  Then, just go to the right and people will see us down at the end. 

Dillon beach map

If the weather is just too dreadful,  we will come to Carol Gabriel’s home.  That has only happened once in all these years.  Since this is supposed to be a really rainy year, it may happen again.  People can call Carol Gabriel if they have questions.   707-794-8998.

Hugs,  Carol Gabriel
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Annual Napa Christmas Parade

Title: Annual Napa Christmas Parade
Location: Napa, California
Start Time: 15:00
Date: 2016-11-26

Click here for more information 2016 annual Napa Christmas parade

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NCIWC specialty, Petaluma, CA Oct. 7-9. 2016

Hi All!

Below you can link to a copy of our up coming specialty Premium list.

The image below, is the logo for our show and will be offered on tees and sweatshirts.

A pre order flier will be available soonest for your perusal.

Oisin logo 2 2016

 

Click the link below for the premium list.

Premium list NCIWC specialty Oct. 7-9, 2016

For those who want to enter AKC or ASfA  lure coursing at our show click on the links below.

NCIWC ASFA 10,07,16 Spec Lure Trial PL2

NCIWC ASFA entry Form 10,07,16

NCIWC AKC SpecialtyLureTrial10 09 2016

NCIWCAKCSpecialtyEntry2016

 

IRISH WOLFHOUND HEART TESTING
Friday, October 7, 2016 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Beverly C. Wilson Hall
Charge: $60.00 for the heart study Checks will be made out the the Irish Wolfhound Foundation
(EKG & Auscultation – you will receive the Cardiologist report)
Please let Robin Burchett know by September 21, 2016 if you are interested.
Paperwork is REQUIRED FOR SUBMISSION TO OFA.
Contact Robin at (925) 689-9765 or E-mail: tory_iw@att.net

For those who are interested, below is the heart study form.

Heart – IWF info form

Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club
Website Address: http://nciwc.org
BACK-TO-BACK SPECIALTY SHOWS
36th SPECIALTY SHOW
19th OBEDIENCE TRIAL 10th RALLY TRIAL
ASFA LURE TRIAL
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 07, 2016
37th SPECIALTY SHOW
PUPPY & VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 08, 2016
AKC LURE TRIAL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 09, 2016
ENTRIES CLOSE 12:00PM(PT)
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

 

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20th Annual Celtic Festival September 30 to October 2, 2016

20th Annual Celtic Festival

September 30 to October 2, 2016

Nevada County Fairgrounds

Grass Valley

Northern California

NCIWC has again been invited to appear at this festival as an exhibition of the Great Celtic Hounds of Antiquity.

Bring your well socialized Irish Wolfhound(s) for a weekend of fun and frivolity !

Dressing-up in period costume is definitely encouraged, so if you ever wanted to be a lady-in-waiting, a country squire or “just” a peasant with his or her hound(s) by your side, then this is most definitely for you …

We’ll supply the event insurance, some tents and two electric fans (in case it’s very hot) and you bring your seats, x-pens and tents, etc if you have them – for safety, please apply an upper limit of two Irish Wolfhounds per adult.

You can come, as some do, for all four days (Thursday to Sunday) or one or two days only.  The tents will be set up on Thursday, late afternoon.

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I will need to know who is going to attend – THERE IS A FORMAL GATE LIST.

When you arrive, enter at Gate 2 and check in initially with the Fairgrounds at a small kiosk on the righthand side of the driveway, for your RV / tent location.

The NCIWC Gate List will be at the Grounds Entertainment check-in at Gate # 5

If you are not on that gate list, then your hound will be denied entry (none but service dogs are normally allowed on site).  It is better that you place your name on the list and not be able to come (if so, please inform me asap), than to be denied entry.  Send names and days of staying to Chris Thompson at :     truebrit@napanet.net    or at     PO Box 166, Pope Valley, CA 94567.

Anyone on the NCIWC gate list will have free in & out access to the festival site, though the regular parking fees will have to be paid.  On-site parking of RVs, Trailers, Tents, etc must be arranged directly with the Fairgrounds through the event website.  Ask for a site in the “Fairview” section (which is on the hill close by our event set-up).

See :    http://kvmrcelticfestival.org/

Period Celtic costumes are encouraged, but not absolutely required – the area is adjacent to, but set apart from, the living history area. So whatever you do with costumes is great. Throughout the Festival there may be the occasional musket volley or field cannon firing, so be prepared to handle your hound in a firm, though gentle, manner in front of the public. There may be sheep (which are very well contained) horses (sometimes not so very well contained) and various other animals on site, so be sure “Fido” is very well socialised to such things … and of course generally, around crowds of people.  As for the birds of prey (hawks, falcons, chickens [!] and the like) – they are USUALLY tethered but not always, so you’ll need to be especially careful when passing near to them …

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Emigrant backpacking 2016

Contact info:

Frank Christian: fwc10000@gmail.com

Backpacking with my Irish Wolfhound is by far my most favorite activity. If you come along I will share with you why.

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Fun Match April 9, 2016 Dixon, California

Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club

Specialty Match Sanctioned B Match
Hall Park, Dixon, California Saturday,
Saturday, April 9th 2016
Judging begins at 10:30
Judge Chuck Stockham
Knightwind Irish Wolfhounds

We have a new location this year. Click on the premium list below for more information.

NCIWC Match Premium List 2016

Click below for the entry form.

Entry Form

Match Secretary:

     Lisa Burr, 411 Idora Avenue, Vallejo, CA 94591

     (707) 648-1505     sisterofwolves@sbcglobal.net

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St Patrick’s Parade San Francisco March 12, 2016

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA IRISH WOLFHOUND CLUB

165th ST.  PATRICK’S DAY PARADE SAN FRANCISCO

SATURDAY, MARCH 12th 11:30 AM 2016

 

The Northern California Irish Wolfhound Club (NCIWC) has once again been invited to participate in the San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade sponsored by the United Irish Societies of San Francisco. It has been a long tradition for the NCIWC to participate in this parade and we urge all that are able to participate. The parade route will take us and our Wolfhounds down Market Street and eventually to the judge’s reviewing stand which is located in front of San Francisco City Hall.

 

This event is open to NCIWC members and their invited guests. Participants and Wolfhounds will gather on 2nd St. at 10:30AM, one hour prior to the parade start time for registration and required check-in.  At check-in all members and guests will be required to submit a signed waiver of liability for parade participation.  

 

A support van will follow our parade unit. Small items can be placed in the support van as needed. Bottled water will be available in the van for participants and hounds.

 

When we reach City Hall and the judge’s reviewing stand we will perform a “snake” maneuver (zig-zagging line of hounds) for review by the judges. One person per hound please!  Extra walkers can follow along in front of the support van smiling, cheering loudly for our hounds and waving to the crowd.  NCIWC has won prizes in the past so let’s try for another prize by really impressing the judges with our fantastic Wolfhounds.

 

For those who have not attended the parade in the past, there will be several times that the parade stops along the route. This is a great opportunity for well socialized Wolfhounds to visit the crowd and make new friends. However, please break off from visiting when the parade starts moving again.  It is necessary for us to stay together as a unit and NOT delay other parade units behind us. There are several sections of Market St. that are covered with metal grating.  Please use caution in these areas and walk your Wolfhound/s around the grates. Serious injury is possible by walking hounds over the grates!

 

This year, for the first time, we are asking those members who have CELTIC or other traditional clothing to consider wearing it for the parade. CELTIC attire is however NOT a requirement for participation. If you do not have CETIC, attire be sure to wear a GREEN or WHITE shirt, GREEN sweater or other clothing suitable to this St. Patrick’s day celebration. Good walking shoes are a must!  

 

Following this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade please plan to join us for a no host gathering at Traci Des Jardins Public House. The Public House located at 24 Willie Mays Plaza at AT&T Park is just a few blocks from the parade starting point. Wind down, enjoy a bite to eat, great refreshments and just relax before heading out for the ride home. Hounds are welcome on the patio.

 

Please let us know if you are planning to attend and include the number of hounds and guests. Celtic attire Y/N.  We would appreciate your notice of intent to attend by Monday, March 7th.

 

Last year our unit was awarded a handsome cash prize. LET’S DO IT AGAIN AND LET’S HAVE FUN !

Tom and Inga Bourdon

If you have questions please call or email.

707.864.0567/email: bourdonti@comcast.net (subj: St. Patrick’s Day Parade)

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Annual Monterey Beach Walk January 16, 2016

NCIWC MONTEREY BEACH WALK

This is a fun event for you and your dog(s). You will be strolling along raised walkways overlooking the ocean. Lunch will be served at the London Bridge Pub (and yes, the dogs are invited!). So join us for a beautiful stroll along the beach.

DATE: Saturday, January 16th, 2016

TIME: 9:30am Meeting Time

PLACE: Parking lot, on Ocean View Blvd. Between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue

LUNCH: London Bridge Pub around noon

CONTACT: Kay Paz (831) 222-0048 home (NEW PHONE NUMBER !)

NCIWC will be holding its’ January 2016 board meeting at the Pub upon completion of the walk – All Members and guests are welcome and encouraged to attend our club meetings !

DIRECTIONS: Head towards Monterey on HWY I. Follow the signs to Cannery Row
Aquarium. Turn left on Ocean View Blvd. (toward Pacific Grove). The parking lot
(meeting place) is on Ocean View Blvd., between Beach Street & Balboa Avenue, on
the right.

Dress in comfortable clothes to walk in and bring a windbreaker. In case of light rain, you may want to bring an umbrella. The London Bridge Pub (lunch place) is near the Monterey State Beach, a great place to let the dogs romp. The lW’s will have a great time with all the smells and activity that will include lots of people wanting to know more about our dogs.

Remember to bring water & “poop bags” for your dog(s).

For those that do not want to walk the full distance, call Kay to get information on a closer parking area. We should have a van to help out those that need a ride back to their car.

Please call Kay Paz to let her know how many are coming. If the weather is not cooperating, the walk may be cancelled; many times it may rain the night before and be perfect on the day of the walk.

Remember, the full round trip is approximately 7 miles, which you need to consider if you have small children, puppies, or veteran dogs. Some alternatives to walking the full, round trip Walk are:

A. You can park at the parking lot on Ocean View Blvd. and Hoffman Ave. This is just up from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and is approx. a 2 mile round trip to the London Bridge Pub and back. You can park there all day for a $10.00 fee.

B. There are parking garages and parking lots in close proximity to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, which is about 1.5 miles from the Pub. Rates vary.

C. Or, you can do as some of our members have done in the past. Park at the lot at Wharf 2 near the London Bridge Pub, then walk toward Cannery Row to meet up with the rest of the group. There are benches along the way to rest and enjoy the scenery. Keep in mind that there are 2 sections to this parking lot — one is metered, and the other section (closer to Fisherman’s Wharf 1) is “all day”, you pay as you leave.

We will have at least one support vehicle with bottled water to meet us at several points along the route, and in case of an emergency.

 

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