2016 CANADIAN NATIONAL CAGE BIRD SHOW & EXPO

 

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EXOTIC BIRDS TAKE OVER RICHMOND HILL ARENA

DURING CANADIAN NATIONAL CAGE BIRD SHOW & EXPO

 

EXOTIC BIRDS FLY NORTH THIS MONTH FOR

NATIONAL CAGE BIRD SHOW & EXPO

Richmond Hill, ON, October 15, 2016 – Hundreds of exotic birds and their owners will be flocking north of Toronto for the 57th edition of the Canadian National Cage Bird Show & Expo on October 15 and 16, 2016.

The event, which is hosted by the Toronto-based Budgerigar & Foreign Bird Society of Canada (BFBS), is Canada’s top event for pet-bird owners, breeders, exhibitors and fans of exotic cage birds. The show is being held at the Richmond Green Sports Centre at 1300 Elgin Mills Road East in Richmond Hill.

Activities at the Expo include:

• The opportunity to view a wide range of colourful birds on display: finches, canaries many colours and types, budgies, conures, cockatoos, macaws, ring neck parrots, come and listen to the singing canaries compete for best song and much more;

• The Bird Marketplace, featuring the largest collection in the country of vendors of birds, bird food, cages, bird toys and supplies, books, videos, bird-related crafts, and more;

• Raffle and silent auction; and

• Judging of many exotic species by judges from Canada, the United States of America, Holland and Malta on Saturday morning.

Club President Deirdre Graham invites the public to join in the fun in a friendly, interactive environment that’s perfect for families.

Graham said: "This annual event draws people from all over the GTA, other cities and towns, and outside the province. Last year, we even had a visitor from the Caribbean. We especially enjoy having children come and spend the day with us, because they really get a kick out of interacting with some of the larger, more colourful parrots."

Show Manager Jeremy Faria added: "It’s a great opportunity for pet bird owners, breeders and show exhibitors to come together to share information about exotic birds. Those who may be considering buying their first bird will have the opportunity to learn from our international judges, breeders, club members and show vendors. It’s also a great venue for people who simply want to stock up on bird supplies and other items they can’t always find at the local pet store."

The event is open to the public on Saturday, October 15 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, and on Sunday, October 16 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, and offers free parking and a special admission price for families.

The Budgerigar and Foreign Bird Society (BFBS) was formed in 1938 by a small group of bird fanciers in Toronto. Today the BFBS boasts a large membership comprised of pet owners and breeders of birds ranging from canaries, budgies and finches to cockatoos and macaws. The club typically hosts the Annual Cage Bird Show in the fall featuring judging, vendors and other activities for the whole family. The October National Cage Bird Show & Expo is the largest in Canada in 2016. Visit www.national-birdshow.com  for additional details about the event, purchasing tickets and exhibiting birds.

 

For more information, contact: Jeremy Faria, Show Manager, 647-294-1875 or faria55@rogers.com

Media outlets please contact: Heather Rosen, 416-433-5943 or heather_r@sympatico.ca

Visit the Canadian National Cage Bird Show & Expo web site at www.national-birdshow.com for schedule, hotel and exhibitor information.

For a taste of what to expect at the show, check out our AACC 70th anniversary YouTube promo at www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgLTvzYoCIU 

Find the Budgerigar & Foreign Bird Society online: http://bfbsbirdclub.com

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