Events and Activities

More details to come as we confirm plans!

Friday, September 21st:
  • Romp and Swim play session at nearby public beach 3:30 - 4:30 pm
  • Tent set-up for the main event at Millennium Park
  • Pizza Party (no charge!) and social at Best Western in the evening
Saturday, September 22 nd - THE BIG DAY! 10-4 Millennium Park, Bancroft.
Celebrating Newf Friends 10th year!

  • Seminars by Veterinarians, Rescuers and Breeders
  • Water rescue Demo (on land) by Peggy Flockhart
  • Carting demo by Peggy Flockhart 
  • **NEW** Canine Good Neighbour Test! (see details below)
  • **NEW** Conditioning Seminar - learn how to strengthen your Newf to help prevent injuries and promote orthopaedic health

  • Working Newfs Booth -- learn all about draft work, water rescue, therapy work, scent detection and other activities you can do with your Newf
  • **NEW** Equipment seminar -- learn about different collars, harnesses and other tools, and how to properly fit and use them
  • Healthy Newf Booth -- useful information for dog lovers to promote health and longevity, with RVT Lauren!
  • Skin, ear and coat seminar
  • Grooming Seminar
  • **NEW** Scavenger Hunt
  • Games, Obstacle Courses, Contests and Prizes
  • Live Music by Work'n Dawgs
  • Nail and ear trims 
  • Beer Garden and BBQ in support of the Bancroft Legion
  • Meet the Newfs Booth
  • Auction, Raffle
  • Merchandise Booths - *NEW* products!
  • Vendors including Snack Attack Pet Treats
  • Talk turtle with the team from Think Turtle Conservation Initiative
  • Rescue Parade -- *NEW* more prizes for pledge collection
  • Photo sessions
  • and so much more!
Sunday, September 23rd:
  • Group photo shoot (we're setting a record for the most dogs on the lookout!) and Guided Nature Hike at nearby public trail 1030 am  
  • *NEW* location for 2018, Bancroft Eagles Nest Park.  Enjoy scenic views of the fall colours and the town of Bancroft from the lookout; take a guided hike with Eagles Nest volunteer Deb, through gorgeous woods enjoying local flora and fauna.   
    Washrooms on site, ample parking, 3 minutes from the hotel. 
  • *NEW* Help us set a record!  We will be starting the hike by stopping at the Hawk Watch platform taking a group photo with as many dogs as possible!  Even if you are not able to go for the full guided hike, be sure to come out for the photo shoot and set a record for the number of dogs at the park!  Photo shoot at 1030 am!

**CGN Test**New for 2018 at NewfStock is the Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Test on Saturday, Sept 22, which is open to every dog, purebred and mix.
The Canine Good Neighbour Program is a 12-step test, that when completed successfully, will ensure that one of our most favoured companions, the dog, is accepted as a valued member of our communities right across the country. Canine Good Neighbours can be counted on to present good manners at home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs.
The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control in 12 steps. It assesses the handler and dog's relationship, together with the handler's ability to control the dog. Dogs are evaluated on their ability to perform basic exercises as well as their ability to demonstrate good manners in everyday situations.
1. Accepting A Friendly Stranger
2. Politely Accepts Petting
3. Appearance and Grooming
4. Out For A Walk
5. Walking Through A Crowd
6. Sit/Down On Command and Stay In Place
7. Come When Called
8. Praise/Interaction
9. Reaction To A Passing Dog
10. Reaction To Distractions
11. Supervised Isolation
12. Walking Through A Door/Gate
More information can be found using the links below.
All Breeds Welcome!!