Scent Detection Trials – March 2023

Thank you to everyone attending the NOSA scent trials March 18 and 19, 2023 in Victoria.  It was exciting to have so many search teams from both the island and the mainland. There were many titles earned, a few major achievements and a strong supportive community spirit over the weekend.


A very special thank you to our 3 judges, Kathy Hansen, Karen Bereti and Cathy Merrithew for great hides and some challenging searches.  A huge thank you to our host Jeanine Stannard of St. Margaret’s School, we appreciate having access to such an incredible and beautiful facility. 


THANK YOU so much for our wonderful volunteers without whom the scent trials would not happen; time is a precious commodity, and we are grateful that you chose to share your time with us!!!  A special thank you to our generous sponsors 4 Paws Pet Grocery and Boutique, Sidney Animal Hospital, Bosleys Royal Oak, Sidney Pet Centre, Meridoc Dog Sports, Leslie Morris, and our anonymous donors.


Laurie Payten

Chair Scent Trials

North Saanich Dog Obedience Training Club (NOSA)