Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2011 CBCA and Western Canadian Finals

Pictures and Video by Kristi Oikawa

The dog picture at 0:18 is my little Kip. She loves to work!

Monday, August 29, 2011

2011 Canadian Border Collie Association Finals and Western Canadian Finals

Congratulations to Scott Glen and Don, the 2011 CBCA and Western Canadian Champions and Dennis Gellings and Jan Reserve Champions. Scott Glen and Reba are the new CBCA and Western Nursery Champions and CBCA Reserve is Amanda Milliken and Dory, Western Reserve is Lee Lumb and Cass.
It was a great 4 days of trialling in a beautiful setting on the Pine Butte Ranch. I know people took lots of dog pictures so I opted to do some people shots.

The Concession with the great Crepe Wraps!

What a View to wake up to!

Louanne at the Post. Very warm that day.

Penny Ohanjanian who was a wonderful trial organizer. George Stambulic behind her looked after the sheep end of things.

Loved the girly porta potties!

Norm Close waiting his turn to run.

Various "under the tent" shots. Some serious looks on those faces .

The judge Faansie Basson from South Africa

Handlers and spectators

Friday, August 19, 2011

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Nana.

This is a picture of my Nana (Emma Margaret (Murphy) McWilliams) when she was 49, who passed away in 1960 when she was 50 years old from Breast Cancer. At that time she was too shy to discuss this and when she finally asked her neice who was a nurse about a lump she had, it was too late. I was only 5 when she passed away and my Mom was in her early twenties. I am so glad I still have my Mom who also had breast cancer and is a survivor.