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Vancouver Island Dog Judges Study Group

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The Judges' Tackbox

March 16, 17 & 18, 2018

The Judges Tackbox - Pack Your Knowledge, Experience & Professionalism
Breeds presented will include a comparison of the Samoyed, Siberian Husky and Karelian; the Basset Hound and the Drever, plus an overview of the Tibetan Terrier, Polish Lowland, and the US Japanese Chin standard.
• Friday 6pm we have booked a NoHost dinner at The Roost, please join us.
• Lunches, coffee breaks, and Saturday pizza dinner included
• Transport between airport/ferry/hotel/venue provided on request.
Nancy Martin, retired professional handler extraordinaire will be our keynote speaker, sharing her knowledge of breeds and top dogs, grooming techniques, and judging influences.

Flyer/Registration Form                   Agenda


Please note our new venue! Directions to:

McTavish Academy of Art
1720 McTavish Rd, North Saanich, BC

From North: From;Trans Canada #1, turn left onto  McKenzie Ave, Take the BC-17 ramp to Sidney/Airport/Ferries. Merge onto Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17.

From Airport/Ferry: Get  on #17 Pat Bay Highway,  take exit 26 to Victoria/Anacortes/San Juan Islands.

Follow signs to McTavish Road; at 4 way stop, turn right. McTavish Academy of Art will be a short way up McTavish, on right hand side of road.

Destination will be on the right.


Sidney Waterfront Inn & Suites
9775 1 St, Sidney, BC V8L 3E1

  • 10 rooms blocked for the Seminar - a variety of rooms available from Single Queen - Double Queen - Street and Ocean views. From $99.00 - $118.00
  • When booking, mention the Vancouver Island Dog Judges Study Group

Victoria Airport Travelodge
2280 Beacon Avenue, Sidney. B.C. V8L1X1

  • 25 rooms with 2 queen beds available for March 16, 17 & 18th for $125+tax/room/night (only 7 of these are pet friendly). Another 5 rooms with 1 Queen bed for March 16, 17 & 18th for 119+tax/room/night
  • Rates are based on double occupancy each additional adult is $10. 
  • Rate includes daily continental breakfast, 20% off lunch & dinner at our pub next door, free wi-fi access, business center in the lobby & a courtesy shuttle to & from the airport & ferries.
  • Check in time is after 3pm and check out is before 11
  • 30 room cut off for reservations and a 14 day cancellation/no change policy
  • When booking, use CODE: VIDJSG