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B.Bennie B.Bennie is offline
Posted 9th January 2013, 01:52 AM
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Canadian International One Loft 2013


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!!!
2013 is now here and our website has been updated to all new changes for the 2013. Now into our fourth year we have certainly learned a lot and we keep forever trying to improve the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.
Last year we tried having a 'High Roller' wild cat bonus, but we found that there was little interest from most fanciers and some confusion and misunderstanding of how it worked, so we have eliminated the wild cat bonus this year.
Last year we also had a 325, 350 and 375 mile races that were optional to enter. For these 3 races birds had to be activated each time with a $25 dollar perch fee along with their original $75 dollar perch fee. Many Fanciers that choose not to enter these races were not able to have their birds compete in these last 3 races. Also feed back from many fanciers were that it was too costly to pay a $25 dollar perch fee per bird on 3 different races which added up to a total of $75 dollars per bird on the already original $75 dollar perch fee paid. This actually ended up costing $150 dollars per bird to fly the whole series. So we will have a one time original fee of $100 per bird and all birds will fly the whole 9 race series. This would give every bird a chance to fly the whole series and save a $50 dollar cost on every bird. Another change we have made is that we will pay the taxes so that there is no extra charge to the fancier as in the previous years.
Also we have a prizes for the "BEST BIRD" by points, "BEST TEAM" by points and the new prize called the " HOT STRIKER TEAM ".
Here is how it works. Where " CHAMPION TEAM " is calculated by adding all points earned on a team from all birds clocked every week ,,,
The" HOT STRIKER" is calculated by using the points from only the first bird clocked every week on a team. This gives every one a chance that might have less birds on a team compared to others. These prizes give no advantage to fanciers who might have multiple teams entered !

We also have had quite a bit of talk and input on Average speed versus Point system and there are very good points to both methods. We believe the points system is the best method for picking the best loft and birds.
Here is an example... Over 9 races lets say "BIRD A" clocks in between 100 th. and 400 th. position in every race, this bird will end up with an average speed result. Now lets say "BIRD B" won 3 times 1st. on three different races and clocks in the top 10 positions on five of the other races, but missed on one race. Then "BIRD B" would be completely eliminated from the average speed competition, but would still have a chance to be best bird if using the point system. The same applies with the "CHAMPION LOFT" AWARD when using average speed. This award can be won sometimes by one bird having a great big lead on one race and end up beating out a team that has constantly and continually clocked many early birds.
These are just some examples why we have decided the point system is the best way to go . We will now keep up steady information as we head towards a BIG NEW YEAR !!!

- Tony Alves.
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Posted 12th January 2013, 01:58 AM
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Hello every one. The weather sure has been mild in this part of the country and the birds are really getting excited to be mated-up. For those who have not mated their birds yet, we have found that mating the birds around mid February is best in this part of the country as the youngsters will hatch mid march when the weather starts to warm up a little. The excitement has started as many fanciers look forward to this years batch of youngsters.
Our website has been updated for the 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE as we offer a total of 9 races for 2013. We are now starting to take reservations for 2013. Please call us or email us your team names and we will get your name up on our list. You can also phone and leave a message, that would be fine.
We are expecting a great number of American entries and many big names in the sport for 2013, so there will be a great challenge to be the winner of the 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !!!!.
Last year after 4 training races, there was just over 50 % of the entered birds make the final 300 mile race !!! This is a very good percentage by World standards for birds that were intensely trained along with four training races before the main race.
It is our belief that intense training is the only way to eliminate Luck, and properly prepare and condition birds for the final event.
Our 9 race series will defiantly bring out the best birds and give every one a true test of their breeding stock !!. After all that is what one loft racing is about !
Also unique is our prize structure has been well spread to comfortably award top pigeons and also a great number of well deserving birds that place in the top 100 positions !

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Posted 18th January 2013, 01:07 PM
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How old should the young be when taken to you.... When they are eating and so forth,

Jamie,
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Posted 19th January 2013, 03:16 AM
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25 to 30 days old.
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Posted 19th January 2013, 03:21 AM
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The excitement is starting to build as in our first week of taking reservations we have already close to 500 birds reserved !!!
It certainly looks like we will set another record of entries for 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !!
This year we will have a total of 9 races and it will certainly be a most fantastic test of true quality pigeons to win early prizes. We will be having a draw of names in the beginning of February for a complete free perch fee for 2 teams in 2013.
We will draw free perch fee for 6 birds, one for a USA Team, and one for a Canadian team. You must have your team reserved by February 1st. to qualify for the draw and you must enter at least one team to qualify for the free perch fee on a second team. This is a great promotion to get every one involved early, and we will continue to come up with new promotional ideas as we go along. Our goal, is to continue to promote racing pigeon sport and create a racing pigeon circuit that can bring every one together for serious competition !
We are getting many big names in the sport from across North America and it will only help the race grow bigger. We believe that our reputation has grown and that the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE will continue to attract fanciers from every corner of Canada and the United states of America !!!! We welcome you as it is really all of us coming together that can make a race of this calibre right here in NORTH AMERICA possible !!!!
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Posted 23rd January 2013, 01:29 AM
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We now have around 600 birds reserved in the first 2 weeks and it is looking very good for 2013.
Although our One loft is 365 feet long, we are looking at that we will have to build an extension on the north side of the property if the reservations keep coming.
We have a state of the art loft that was especially built for maximum ventilation and air flow for one loft racing, with all birds trapping into one centre section.
We have the best world class type box perches with angled backs underneath each perch so that birds dropping are caught and no bird can be soiled.
The loft floors are oak wooden grated floors so that all droppings and any spilled feed falls through. Although it cost a small fortune to have the best possible loft, we believe that it is one of the most important factors in having and keeping birds is super health ! For those who have not seen the loft, we have a little video that we filmed last April. Visitors are welcomed to visit and see the loft inside and out up to when we start to except birds. Once birds arrive no one is allowed in or near the lofts for health and security reasons, except for staff, FCI Delegates and our veterinarian. This is a strict rule that has gained our race great respect.
Next week we will be drawing our prizes so stay tuned as we update soon.

- Tony Alves

http://www.canadianinternationaloneloftrace.com
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Posted 24th January 2013, 03:26 AM
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The Canadian international One Loft Race has become the biggest one loft race in Canada. This did not come about by Luck. The race was started as a dream to create a International World class one loft race for Canada. Our idea was to offer a most affordable race, where birds would be intensely and vigorously trained.
It is our experience, and belief that Young birds need to be trained this way.
To not only bring out the best condition but also the best mental condition of every bird.
In 2013 we have the only race to offer an incredible nine ( 9 race ) schedule !
Our reputation and word we stand behind ! In 2011 we had very heavy losses on one of our training tosses, which resulted in honouring 85 completely totally free team entries with free perch fee in 2012. Not only did we offer complete free entry and free perch fee for every team that did not have a single bird make the final 300 mile race, we also put up the prize money in the race for every free team.
As a bonus we offered a car for Champion bird. This was not part of the prize structure pay out, but a donated prize. As a matter of fact we ended up donating a total of 2 cars to the Champion Point bird and the Champion Average Speed winner because we had worded it in our diary both ways.
We have gone above and beyond what any other race has ever done for its participants in the history of our sport in Canada ! We are proud of what we have done. Our integrity and our word is most important to us, and all of our participants. Unfortunately in our World, there are always people who are never happy and will always find something negative and degrading to say, and some will go as far as to make up vicious and ridiculous rumours. For any one who is mistrusting or disagrees, or is uncomfortable with the management ways or operation of the Canadian International One Loft Race, then we simply ask that you keep your negative comments to yourself and simply keep your birds at home. We are running a "World Class" race under the supervision of the FCI governing body, and although we are happy that everyone can participate we also ask for respectful and professional sportsmen like behaviour.
We are serious about keeping our race professional and enjoyable for every one who is part of our event and we will exercise our right to refuse any one who we find poisonous or detrimental to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE OR THE ENJOYMENT OF ALL ITS PARTICIPANTS.
For the betterment of our SPORT - Tony Alves

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Posted 29th January 2013, 12:29 AM
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The Canadian International One loft race will be having a draw on Feb.1st.
For a FREE team perch fee for one Canadian and one USA team. Please Email us, or call and leave a message if you are entering a team or more and we will get your team names in the draw.
There is over 700 birds reserved already and we are expecting to break last years record of 1600 birds entered !
This is a great promotional idea, and there are more to come !!!

Tony Alves.
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Posted 4th February 2013, 11:11 AM
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We have had are draw for free perch fee for 1 Canadian and 1 USA team. Congratulations to the winners !!
The Canadian team winner is Eldorado Loft and the USA team winner is Lou Coletta.
We will have another draw on March 1st. Please email us or call if you want to reserve a team or more.
We already have over 900 birds reserved so it will be a fantastic pay out in prizes again for 2013 ! The Canadian International One Loft Race has an incredible 9 race schuedule! That is nine weeks of excellent competition against huge numbers of birds from all across North America! It will take real "Ace" type pigeons to fly our program of 9 races and it will show a true test of quality! The birds will be intensely trained to have super condition.

- Tony Alves

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Posted 4th February 2013, 11:40 AM
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I might put 6 birds in it....... Sounds great to me.

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That is a pretty big set up you guys have! How much did that loft cost to build? The one that's 365 feet long!
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Posted 10th February 2013, 04:13 AM
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Hello everyone, February is now here and spring will soon arrive.
Many fanciers now have their birds mated and most will have their birds mated by Valentines day. The dream of breeding a new champion is now on every ones minds.
We would like to say a little about one loft races and why these type of races are growing more and more popular, as more and more fanciers are looking into this type of racing. When looking at most club and combine race results, you will find that there are certain lofts and fanciers that seem to dominate the results. Sometimes for a year, and sometimes for many years. Certainly most of these big winners are good pigeon men and that can not be taken away from them or for their hard work or effort.
However everything happens for a reason. And certainly there must be a reason why certain fanciers seem to dominate their competition. We would like to give you a little input on some of our views. Now these are some of our opinion's and is most open to debate, but never the less something we are great believers of.
First of all, almost every top fancier or winner is a hard worker and usually put enormous amounts of time into their pigeons. This however is not possible for everyone as many fanciers are quite busy with work schedules, family and other personal commitments and some just cannot find the drive they once had many years earlier. Then comes the big one ! Yes the much debated and argued loft location and wind situations on every given race ! Every week this wind changes and sometimes, but not always, offering a favouring situation for some loft locations. Sometimes the advantages are greater than other days, and sometimes fanciers only use it as an extreme excuse for being beat. But on the other hand on certain days it is a big factor in favouring an advantage for certain lofts. Of course this advantage also varies for different geographic locations, where some lofts are located around big lakes and mountains creating very unique situations. Please bare with me as I continue.
Another big advantage many have is being fortunate enough to have huge lofts and space. Not just giving their pigeons more space for better health. They can also keep large numbers of birds on their teams, and still have the space to maintain super health. Now a small sized loft with a small size team can be very successful but will run into trouble after a smash race or a few very difficult races, lets say 2 or 3 weeks in a row. The small loft soon finds themselves with tired pigeons, out of condition, and no new fresh birds to ship the following weeks. Where as the large team fanciers brings out a fresh team of soldiers to carry on the next few races. Then of course the smarter, more experienced fancier who has better knowledge on feeding and medicating his flock will always have an advantage against the novice or less experienced flyer.
So you can see there are many reasons why certain lofts have advantages over others and I am sure there are even more.
So now I come to the reason why one loft races are gaining popularity.
In one loft races all birds are fed the same, all birds are medicated the same, and all birds are trained the same ! All birds fly to the same loft and trap, and all birds fly the same distance to the same loft location. All birds fly into the same wind and weather conditions ! Now this really starts to equal things out for the birds.
All things being equal now, it very much comes down to the quality of the bird !
Of course a certain bird might not be at its best on the big day when it really counts, but most of the top well bred athletes will be there to show their breeding.
We also believe that the birds must be very intensely road trained, not only for physical condition, but also their mental condition. The birds must be mentally right so that they are focused and motivated to return to the loft with out mistakes.
We have seen other races where too many times birds go the wrong way or are late or scatter in arrival on days where the flights should of have been pretty straight forward, all because of lack of training. We are very firm believers that this is caused by the pigeons not being trained enough.
So all in all, one loft races have gained the confidence of the serious and true sportsmen who are looking for a true fair test of the quality of their pigeons.
We will continue to post some writings for all to enjoy.


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Posted 10th February 2013, 08:22 AM
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hey the prices are really fare, do you get alot of guys from out west? i have few questions i ll ask on your web site, great set up, what date do you start training? who is winning the races the last few years. i have looked at the Edmonton races, i d like to see if our northern birds hold up with the birds back east, feel free to pm me or get in touch
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Posted 17th February 2013, 04:20 AM
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Hello every one.
We now have over 1000 birds reserved for the 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE ! We are still taking reservations so you can simply leave a message or e-mail us and we will mark you in .
This is Fantastic and will make sure there is excellent prizes to be won as we head for another record year in NORTH AMERICA !
We have been in contact with Terry Gilmore from Win Companion and we are now getting set up for live instant clocking for 2013. This will offer every one instant results on all the training tosses and races, so everyone can watch live clocking anywhere in the World, right on their own computer from home.
We will only accept birds starting April 13. We suggest that your young birds are 5 to 6 weeks of age when delivering them so that your birds are eating and drinking well.
This will eliminate a lot of stress on the birds. All birds will be vaccinated for PMV on arrival and electronically chipped with the electronic rings. All birds will be also vaccinated for POX shortly after arrival. The birds will be on VITA-KING PRODUCTS and fed only the best grains and grit. We are very experienced and knowledgeable on all aspects Young bird handling and conditioning. You can be sure that your birds will be professionally handled and cared for with the best of medication and techniques.
Our loft is very specially designed for maximum ventilation and one loft racing.
The lofts are completely out-fitted with the state of the art box perches to prevent birds perched above each other to not be able to soil each other with droppings.
This also prevents droppings from accumulating on the floor below the perches which cause dampness and ammonia fumes. The lofts are fitted with hard wood grated floors so the birds never walk on their own droppings and are not allowed to pick at any spilled grain. We have spent a small fortune and spared no expense to specifically build and design a World class loft like no other, especially for YB ONE LOFT RACING !
We also have a specially built training trailer just for training tosses and a state of the art ALL ALUMINUM RACE TRAILER for racing with automatic lighting, ventilation fans, automatic watering systems and one lever instant release handle to insure all birds are spontaneously released.
We have made sure that all birds at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE have the best possible facilities for their best possible health. We are also the only APPROVED FCI Racing Pigeon Grandprix One Loft race in Canada, where the results are used for World Champion Ace Pigeons of One loft racing. An FCI delegate will oversee the operation, including the shipping and clocking of CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. http://www.pigeons-grandprix.com/
We would like invite everyone to be part of this fantastic racing competition of 9 races as the World watches who will be the 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE PRESTIGE WINNERS and BREEDERS !!!
Finally we would like to Thank every one who has been a participant, as together we are all part of making this Race a huge success as we continue to grow on the stage of WORLD CLASS RACES !!

http://www.canadianinternationaloneloftrace.com
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Posted 26th February 2013, 03:40 AM
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Hello every one.
We are currently working on getting set up with Win Companion to set up live clocking for 2013. We will keep you informed as to how to sign up. We are also getting ready for the March 1st draw. There will be one American and one Canadian team drawn for free perch fee on a team. You must have a team entry to qualify for a free perch fee on a second team. We will announce the winners this coming weekend !

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