IESSC Symposium

5th International English Springer Spaniel Committee Symposium

August 3rd & 4th, 2007

Montgomery Community Centre, Shouldice Park
Calgary Alberta Canada

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We would like to thank all of our Sponsors & Donors &  in particular The English Springer Spaniel Club of Canada, The Springer Showcase, QuinnCarlin & the Wild Rose English Springer Spaniel Association of Alberta who have helped to make this exciting educational event possible.

Schedule & Topics:

This event is scheduled over two evenings to allow sufficient time for the topics to be covered and to allow participants in the WRESSAA Specialty Show & Alberta Kennel Club Shows the opportunity to attend.  The event is open to anyone interested in the English Springer Spaniel breed; either as a fancier, breeder, owner or judge.  Pre-registration is required, deadline for ticket purchase is July 15, 2007 (after this date, please e-mail to see if tickets are still available).  All proceeds from this event will go to the PRA Fund (in memory of Dr. Cindy Wheeler) at the ESSFTA Foundation.  Start time 6:00 p.m. each evening in the Montgomery Community Centre.

Friday August 3rd, 2007

Health & Temperament of the English Springer Spaniel

Presentations and discussion on this evening will focus on the health and temperament issues of the breed.

We hope to have updated information on many of the research projects on health being conducted on the English Springer Spaniel breed.

Emphasis on presentations from the health panelists with input from the ESS breeder panelists.

Final time to be announced.  Will take place in the early evening hours.

Dinner will be provided for participants.

The WRESSAA Specialty Show will be held earlier in the day.

 

Saturday August 4th, 2007 

Breed Standard of the English Springer Spaniel

Audio-Visual Presentations & Discussions this evening will focus on the English Springer Spaniel Breed Standards around the world (Canadian Kennel Club, American Kennel Club & FCI)

Judging of the ESS

Form & Function of the Breed will be discussed.

Round-table discussions with audience members and panelists.

Final time to be announced.  Will take place in the early evening hours.

Dinner will be provided for participants.

Location:

Montgomery Community Centre at Shouldice Athletic Park, Calgary Alberta

Shouldice Athletic Park  -- Home Road & 16 Ave N.W. Calgary, Alberta

on the Show Grounds for the Alberta Kennel Club Shows

Benching will be provided in a convenient area for participants in the shows.

Panel Members: (in alphabetical order)

Wendy Bessemer

Calgary Alberta Canada

Beswin English Springer Spaniels

Breeder, Exhibitor, Handler.  Has exhibited in conformation, obedience and tracking.

Currently Vice-President of WRESSAA.  Founding member of WRESSAA.  Has served as President of the  English Springer Spaniel Club of Canada (ESSCC, the parent club of the breed in Canada).

Wayne Brennan

Calgary Alberta Canada

Brickburn English Springer Spaniels

Breeder, Trainer.  CKC licensed Judge for Spaniel Field Trials & Hunt Tests for all Sporting Spaniels.

President of Eastern Slopes Spaniel Association (ESSA).

Carol Callahan

Bend Oregon USA

Donahan English Springer Spaniels

Breeder, Exhibitor, AKC licensed judge in Conformation and Obedience.  Judged the ESSFTA Nationals in 2001.  Has exhibited in conformation, obedience and agility. 

Former President of the English Springer Spaniel Field Trial Association (ESSFTA, the parent club for the ESS breed in the USA).  Currently Treasurer of Willamette Valley English Springer Spaniel Association.

Prof. Dr. Bruce H. Grahn, DVM, ACVO, ABVP, Canada 

Professor of Ophtalmology, Small Animal Clinical Services, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Canada  

Liz Hansen, Animal Molecular Genetics Laboratory, University of Missouri, Collage of Veterinary Medicine.

 Coordinator for the DNA bank and seizure study at the University of Missouri

Marie Merchant

Australia

Clanach English Springer Spaniels

Breeder, Exhibitor, Judge.  All Breeds Judge licensed by the Australian National Kennel Council, for all Groups and Best in Show.

More biographical information at http://www.iessc.org/5th_symposium/marie_merchant.htm

Henriette Schmidt

Brookfield Wisconsin USA

Hillcrest English Springer Spaniels

Breeder, Exhibitor, Trainer, AKC licensed Judge.  Judged the ESSFTA Nationals in 1992.  Has exhibited in conformation, obedience, agility and hunting.

More biographical information at http://www.iessc.org/4th_symposium/henriette_schmidt.htm

Annika Ulltveit-Moe

Sweden

Whisborne.  Currently breeds English Springer Spaniels and Lhasa Apsos

Breeder, Exhibitor, Judge.  international FCI All-breed judge, who has been judging for more than 20 years.

More biographical information at http://www.iessc.org/5th_symposium/annika_ulltveitmoe.htm.

Moderator:  Mr. Thomas Nesbitt

Gananoque, Ontario

CKC licensed Judge

Breeder of English Springer Spaniels under Bryden prefix and Breeder of Dachshunds under Prelude prefix

Committee:

Event Chair / Coordinator:  Lynn Dorsay; Bondir, Bondir@msn.com

Co-Event Chair, IESSC Representative:  David Swank; Mariposa, David@IESSC.org

Canada IESSC Committee Member:  Anne Dorsay; Bondir, Bondir@msn.com 

Other Committee Members:

Cathy Barlow (Tasmara/Barcath)

Wendy Bessemer (Beswin)

Mary Ann & Gloria Dalton 

Anne & Barb Dorsay (Bondir) 

Stu Gilmour 

Geoff Kittridge (Ridgecroft)

Booklet:

Each participant will receive material from and for the symposium in booklet form.

Accommodations:WRESSAA Logo

Hotels that accept dogs -- please check each individual hotel to verify their policy:
Inn on Crowchild; 5353 Crowchild Trail N.W., Calgary AB T3A 1W9
Phone: (403) 288-5353; Fax: (403) 286-8966
E-mail mailto:info@innoncrowchild.com 
Web site http://www.innoncrowchild.com/ 
Sandman Inn & Suites- Calgary West. 
Phone # 403-288-6033
Additional $20 / dog / per day fee added to room fee 
Blackfoot Inn; 5940 Blackfoot Trail SE, Calgary
403-252-2253
1-800-661-1151 
Glenmore Inn; 2720 Glenmore Trail SE, Calgary
403-279-8611
1-800-661-3163 
Holiday Inn Express; 2227 Banff Trail NW (at Hwy # 1), Calgary
403-289-6600
1-800-HOLIDAY 
Holiday Inn South; 4206 MacLeod Trail South, Calgary
403-287-2700
1-800-HOLIDAY 
Delta Hotel Calgary South; 135 Southland Dr. S.E., Calgary
403-278-5050 
See Alberta Kennel Club Premium List for more hotels. Alberta Kennel Club Web Site: http://www.albertakennelclub.org .
Camping is also available on the show site.  Stay tuned for details.  Please complete the form in the Premium List for the Show when it is posted. 

Hospitality:

Details to follow.

Travel Information:

http://www.tourismcalgary.com/ 
http://www.discovercalgary.com/ 

The following sites give information for traveling with your dogs to Canada from another country. 
for dogs coming into Canada: http://www.cbsa-asfc.gc.ca/E/pub/cp/rc4105/rc4105-e.html#P023
Info on traveling to Canada:  http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/gtc/Visiting_Travelling_to_Canada-en.aspx
Regulations on importing a dog into Canada:  http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/import/dogse.shtml
US Source for US travelers with links to other sites:  http://travel.state.gov/travel/tips/regional/regional_1170.html

Sponsors:

We are very thankful to the following sponsors who have helped to make this exciting educational event possible:  The Springer Showcase, The English Springer Spaniel Club of Canada & the Wild Rose English Springer Spaniel Association of Alberta.

The Springer Showcase

English Springer Spaniel Club of Canada Wild Rose English Springer Spaniel Association of Alberta

Please contact the Sponsorship / Donation Chair Cathy Barlow if you are interested in joining this list.  Thanks!

Donations:

Your contribution can help to make this event successful.  All donations will be gratefully acknowledged in the Symposium booklet.  You may make a donation by  mailing your donation to  WRESSAA c/o PO Box 72101, GLPO, 1600-90 Avenue SW, Calgary AB T2V 5H9.  Please make cheques or money orders payable to WRESSAA.

We thank you in advance for your support!

More Information:

For more information on the International English Springer Spaniel Committee Symposiums, please visit the IESSC Web Site.

You can also visit the  Canadian International IESSC Symposium Web page on the above site.

Tickets are now available for purchase for this exciting event.  Visit the Ticket Page for details.

Advertising is available in the Symposium booklet and / or in the WRESSAA Specialty Show Catalogue.  Showcase your dog, advertise your business or highlight your kennel.  Check out the details on the Advertising Page.

If you are coming to this exciting event, consider the dog shows being held in conjunction with this event:

WRESSAA's 2007 Specialty Show & Trial

Alberta Kennel Club Shows

Westwind Sporting Dog Specialty (Premium List available at:  http://www.albertakennelclub.org/showtrials.html )

CKC Hunt Tests for Sporting Spaniels

Dogs may be benched during the Symposium in the WRESSAA Benching Tent or, space providing, in kennels in the lobby of the Community Centre.

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