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West Riding Canine Club
(Formerly Wakefield C.A. and Ossett & D.C.S.)

The officers and committee of the above club would like to announce that although, through a variety of reasons, they did not hold any shows last year the club is still going and holding training nights at their training venue of St. David's Church Hall, Waincliffe Drive, Leeds 11.

Unfortunately the Summer 2001 show was cancelled, like many others, due to the Foot and Mouth Disease outbreak and the Winter 2001 show was cancelled due to the unavailability of its normal venue. However we have been actively seeking a new venue to house both our summer and winter shows which, because of their classification size, the lack of suitable premises and the fact that most other venues are fully booked, has proved somewhat difficult. Fortunately we can now confirm that we have booked Wetherby Racecourse, adjacent to the A1, for 7th September 2002 and look forward to giving all exhibitors our usual friendly welcome.

As you may be aware our training venue had to move last year due to the closure of Normanton Leisure Centre to dog related events. We moved to St. David's Church Hall in South Leeds which is a mere 3 minutes drive from Junction 27 (Tingley) of the M62 motorway. We still have two training sessions a month on the second and fourth Mondays, starting at 8.00 p.m., and NEW for 2002 we are holding a RALLY on the fourth Monday instead of the usual match.

The Rally takes the form of 10 classes from Puppy to Open Dog and Open Bitch and any number of valid classes can be entered. Points are awarded on the basis of your position in the class with extra points for Best on Night. These points will then be totalled up over the year and the dog winning the most points will be presented with a prize or trophy at our Christmas Fun Night.

Could we also take this opportunity to inform all members, exhibitors and other club secretaries that our Secretary Mrs. Katherine Wheeler has moved. Her new address is Whitegates Kennels, Harrogate Road, North Rigton, Harrogate, LS17 0DS, Telephone 01423 810498 or mobile 07931 381278 where she can be contacted should you have any enquiries regarding the society or shows. Should you have any queries regarding the training nights please contact our Match Night Coordinator, Mrs. Linda Clayforth, on 0113 277 8152 or mobile 0778 7865973.