Updates From the Motherland

Posted on 05/11/10 9 Comments

Well our IFCS 2010 adventure began last weekend. We had a team practice locally and then the team came back to our place for dinner and a photo shoot.  Our team managers Tracy Sklenar and her assistant Nina Durante have done a super job of organizing us all. From the group vet check on Friday before we left Canada to our low-stress 5 hour adventure as we waited for our dogs to clear quarantine here in the UK.

We all arrived safe and sound and have taken over a quiet little resort in a small village out side of Bristol England.

I had someone approach me with a great idea I thought I would share. With only left one week left for you to purchase the “Building the Team Fundraiser ebook” it seemed like good timing. What she wanted to do was purchase 5 ebooks to give to 5 Junior Handlers – – kids that could use the jumping, training and handling education found in the ebook but possibly not in a position to cough up the twenty bucks to buy one of their own.

So what about any of you? Great idea, get the email addresses of one, two or ten deserving Junior Handlers and buy them an ebook. It supports our Fundraiser and it helps out a raising agility star, maybe contribute to some young person being able to compete on the world stage for themselves one day.

I will leave you with some pics from our trip so far. For a more thorough update on our trip go to our team blog www.aacwt.com

The Red Dogs of the Canadian IFCS Team waiting to load in Toronto Airport

All clear! Posing out side Quarantine in the UK .

Taking a break from our morning walk in the brisk British air.

“Okay mama, put away the camera and lets get back to that big open field!”

Today I am grateful for the super amazing organization from Tracy & Nina . . . you ladies rock!


  1. Gabi says:
    Friday, May 14, 2010 at 7:59am

    Great pictures!


  2. jane and JT says:
    Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 8:55am

    Great photo’s wishing everyone the best and looking forward to watching the USDAA live telecasts. Hope Tracey can get them to include the Canadain team. We will ofcourse see you all on the podium
    would love to see picutures of the British equipment especially the tyre.
    Jane and JT


  3. Sarah Mairs says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:56pm

    Great pics, can’t wait for the games to begin!!!! All the best to you and the girls….here’s to continued safe travels GO CANADA GO!!!!!!!!!!!


  4. Polly says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:26pm

    Where are you in the UK – that looks like the church I was married in!!


  5. Laura says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:22pm

    Good luck! Have a great time. Go Red Dogs!

    Just got done buying and sending Building the Team ebook to a junior handler!!!



    • Susan says:
      Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 3:57am

      Awesome Laura, thanks from the team AND on behalf of that lucky Junior Handler!


  6. denise says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 10:22am

    Great photos! Love the one of the red dogs on their crates. Hope all have a fun safe trip.



  7. Helen Verte says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 9:16am

    I love the way Feature and Encore are tilting their heads away from you in the group shot. So that must mean one’s right eared and one’s left eared? 🙂 What a perfect pose. Beautiful pictures. I’m off to purchase my copy of your fund raising book. Can’t wait to dig in!


  8. Mary Lou Hanlon says:
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010 at 8:15am

    Greetings from North America!

    Loved the pictures of the red dogs!

    Enjoy every moment of this adventure.

    You’ve done the work now it’s time to enjoy the ride!

    Give Feature and Encore a special good luck hug from your U.S. supporters!

    Mary Lou


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