Wednesday, September 21, 2016

NewfStock 2016 Wrap-Up

Thank you to everyone who came out to NewfStock 2016 and made our weekend another huge success!  Newf Friends Newfoundland Dog Rescue brought in over $24,000 to go towards the care of Newfs in need.  
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Lynn Neuman

The weekend started with our Friday afternoon swim date.  The weather was perfect and the dogs all had a great time splashing about in the pristine waters at Diamond Lake.
The Friday night pizza party at the Sword Best Western in Bancroft was a great chance for everyone to get together and socialize, catch up with old friends and make new ones.  On Sunday several Newfs gathered for a group hike at Vance Park.

Friends meeting up before the pizza party
Photo by Wayne Allen
The main event on Saturday was loads of fun with an action packed schedule of events.  We started the day with our big Parade which featured dogs of all breeds -- what a sight to see!

Photo by Wayne Allen
Photo by Wayne Allen

Photo by Wayne Allen
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography

The rain held off for most of the morning and everyone had a great time playing in the games section provided by Ferghus and Co from Kinburn, ON.  (A great place for your pet, if you are in that part of the province check them out!)
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography

Photo by Lynn Neuman
Hot dog bobbing!!!  Always a hit! Photos by Alyssa Lloyd Photography




New this year, we featured a Working Dogs booth and a Healthy Newf booth.  Volunteers answered questions about working dog activities including draft work, water rescue, therapy work, scent detection and more.  Information about the National and Regional Newf Clubs was shared to encourage participants to join their area club and get involved in working activities with their Newfs. Seminars were offered on nutrition and skin health, and loads of free product samples were given to attendees.
Photo by Lynn Neuman
Seminars this year included a new seminar on scent detection by Tami Koehle which was very popular -- it will be brought back again next year!

Kaila Abele's grooming seminar always attracts a crowd, even in the rain.  Her sweet gal Ayasha is a wonderful model!  Photos by Alyssa Lloyd Photography.



Peggy Flockhart came out to do the on-land water rescue demo -- her boy Seamus did a fabulous job showing the different components of the water test.  Such enthusiasm!

 

 
 
 

The drafting seminar by Kaila was also a big hit.  Look at how focused Ayasha is on Kaila! 
 
Photos by Alyssa Lloyd Photography

The Meet the Newfs booth was a popular spot for everyone to stop by and meet some of the Newfs who have come through our program.  There was an extra large crowd  when Colin and George arrived to sign copies of Free Days with George.  George was adopted through Newf Friends and is now a famous surfing dog and subject of Colin's National Best Selling book.  Talk about happy endings!
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Beth and her girls pose for a photo with George and Colin
Photo by Wayne Allen
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Our merchandise booth was a HUGE success this year, featuring all new garments with new designs.  Keep an eye on our website, we will be posting the new garments for sale online soon!  Our 2017 calendars were also launched and will be online shortly.

Newf Friends volunteers having a good laugh
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Ty and Riley, some of our junior volunteers, working at their awesome refreshment booth
Jodie Etmanski Photography worked throughout the day to capture portraits for our 2018 calendar.  The weather may have been less than ideal, but she made it work with help from Deb!
Keeping the camera gear dry in the rain!  Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
 Here's a little preview of some of the photos Jodie captured; so cute!
Jodie Etmanski Photography


Peter of Hannibal Kennels ran his carting aptitude event again, attracting several registrants.

Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
The raffle booth and silent auction were a hot spot thanks to the amazing donations from our friends and supporters.  Thanks everyone!
Photo by Lynn Neuman

Mike, our MC, kept the day running smoothly and cracked lots of jokes to keep the mood light, even in the rain. 
Mike getting some love from Cava, photo by Caroline Sayer
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Our musical entertainment was provided by Work'n Dawgs who once again did an awesome job and kept us all tapping our toes throughout the afternoon.  Such a great band!
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
New this year, the Bancroft Legion had a food booth and beer garden and they too had a very successful day. We look forward to their participation again next time!
Photo by Wayne Allen
The prize for the oldest newf went to Cubcake who turned 12 on September 13!  Cubby is seen here walking in the parade with her mom.  She was bred by Peter Maniate/Hannibal Kennels.
Photo by Wayne Allen

The Newf who traveled the farthest was Brutus who came to us from Detroit.
Photo by Debi Santavicca-Ruggeri
Brutus gets the prize for traveling the farthest

Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Once again, the Bergsma family collected the most pledges, over $5000 this year!  WOWZERS!!!!!  Thank you all for your incredible support.
Photo by Wayne Allen
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported us, and to our INCREDIBLE team of dedicated volunteers who make all of this possible.  What a great event!

See you again in 2018!
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography

Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography
Photo by Wayne Allen
Photo by Alyssa Lloyd Photography