SPECIAL NOTICE: our 100th anniversary show June 9, 2018 has been CANCELLED due an outbreak of RHDV-2 confirmed on the Island in Nanaimo BC March 2, 2018. We hope to reschedule our show--stay tuned to this website and to our Facebook page, Vancouver Island Rabbit Breeders Association, for updates. Please find this page on Facebook and request to join it for the latest updates regarding the outbreak.
NOTE: Rabbits and cavies will not be part of Vancouver Island fairs this year. This includes the Vancouver Island Exhibition in Nanaimo (August), and the Saanich Fair (Victoria) and Cowichan Fair (Duncan) in September. No shows or displays involving live rabbits or cavies will take place.
But even without a June show this year, we are still offering our great 100th anniversary logo clothing for sale - pictures are in our photo gallery!
Welcome to the Vancouver Island Rabbit Breeders' Association! Based in Victoria, BC, Canada, we believe we are one of the oldest continuous rabbit clubs in North America as we were established in 1918. We have been chartered with the American Rabbit Breeders' Association (ARBA) since the 1950s.
We are devoted to the hobby of rabbit raising, be it show, pet, or meat. Our meetings are the second Friday of January, March, May, August, October and November and we pride ourselves on being a social club. We also have a major show in June, and help run the rabbit section of the ever-popular Saanich Fair every Labour Day weekend.
And we are happy to announce the publication of a new guidebook / cookbook! Recipes for people and rabbits (including how to make treats), along with tips on raising and caring for rabbits, written by our club members. Available on CD for $10, $8 for current VIRBA members. Contact us to order yours.