Events and Activities

More details to come as we confirm plans - check back for updates!

Friday, September 18th:
  • Romp and Swim play session at nearby public beach
  • Tent set-up for the main event at Millennium Park
  • Pizza Party (no charge!) and social at Best Western in the evening
Saturday, September 19th - THE BIG DAY! 10-4 Millennium Park, Bancroft.
  • Seminars by Veterinarians, Rescuers and Breeders
  • Water rescue Demo (on land) 
  • Carting demo
  • Working Newfs Booth -- learn all about draft work, water rescue, therapy work, scent detection and other activities you can do with your Newf
  • Healthy Newf Booth -- useful information for dog lovers 
  • Skin, ear and coat seminar
  • Grooming Seminar
  • Games, Obstacle Courses, Contests and Prizes
  • Live Music 
  • Nail and ear trims, microchip clinic
  • Meet the Newfs Booth
  • Auction, Raffle
  • Merchandise Booths - *NEW* products!
  • Vendors 
  • Rescue Parade -- more prizes for pledge collection
  • Photo sessions
  • and so much more!
Sunday, September 20th:
  • 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  at Bancroft Eagles Nest Park.  Enjoy scenic views of the fall colours and the town of Bancroft from the lookout; take a guided hike with through gorgeous woods enjoying local flora and fauna.    
  • Washrooms on site, ample parking, 3 minutes from the hotel. 

**CGN Test** With enough entires, we will once again offer the Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) Test on Saturday, Sept 19, 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!!