Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2019

    Once again it was a warm sunny day for the Sidney Parade!

    Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2017

    A beautiful sunny July 1st saw  NOSA members  showing off their dogs along the parade route in Sidney!  Happy Canada Day!

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2016

    Another Canada Day parade in Sidney has come and gone, and once again NOSA was there. This time, we graduated to a “float”…well, OK, it was a hay wagon, but to the NOSA members who were able to participate this year, it was a bit of a change of pace as we usually actually walk the parade route with our dogs rather than cruise along on wheeled conveyances. We have chosen to change our approach beginning this year due to our concern about our dogs walking on hot pavement for a prolonged period of time. As it turned out this year, rainy skies kept parade day much cooler than usual! Club members had a great time decorating Dave Wallace’s hay wagon a few days before the parade, and enjoyed their time in the parade on Friday.

    Having fun decorating the hay wagon!  Many thanks to Dave and Judy for kindly letting us borrow it!

    Celebrating Dogs Event 2014

    As part of our 60th anniversary celebrations in 2014, NOSA held a free public event outdoors at Sidney’s Tulista Park on Saturday, August 23rd. There were demonstrations of basic obedience training, advanced- and expert-level competitions, agility, carting, rally-obedience, nose work and the Canadian Kennel Club’s Canine Good Neighbour program.

    Canine Good Neighbour Test 2014

    The CKC Canine Good Neighbour program embraces both purebred and mixed-breed dogs and is fun, rewarding, and useful. The test is non-competitive and allows dog and handler to demonstrate confidence and control. 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.

    NOSA’s first Canine Good Neighbour Test was held in June, 2014 at the Saanich Fairgrounds. Our CGN evaluators were Blair Kilgour and Lynne Hamilton.

    The CKC encourages all dog owners to participate in the program, ensuring that our beloved canines are welcome and respected members of our communities. It encourages owners to have a better and richer relationship with their dogs. The program also enhances community awareness of responsible dog ownership and the numerous benefits associated with dog ownership.

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2011

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2010

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2009

    North Saanich Dog Obedience Training Club members and their dogs have marched in the Sidney Days Parade for many, many years.

    The club’s Thursday night classes have been a fixture at Sanscha Hall and the new Mary Winspear Centre since 1958, making NOSA is the community facility’s oldest continuous tenant.  The club estimates that more than 16,000 class registrations have been taken over
    the past 50 years.

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2008

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2007

    Getting your dog to the stage where they’ll pull a cart — or ride in one — down a packed Beacon Avenue during the Sidney Days Parade takes training, confidence, trust and love.

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2006

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2005

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2004

    NOSA in the Sidney Days Parade — July 1, 2003

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