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SPECIAL NOTE: We have cancelled our 100th anniversary show June 9, 2018 due to an outbreak of RHVD-2 disease in Nanaimo, BC that officially began March 2, 2018. Currently, this is only in the feral rabbit population and has not spread to any rabbitries, nor has it been confirmed in Victoria. However, to err on the side of caution, we have cancelled our show, and we are abiding by a voluntary ban of any rabbit sales or transport off Vancouver Island. We continue to monitor the situation closely and will pass on any updates. Rabbits BC has also cancelled their show April 14, 2018.

VIRBA had two very successful club shows June 3 in Victoria at the Saanich Fairgrounds! Breeders attended from all over Vancouver Island and the BC interior, plus Washington state. Best in Show went to Donna Williams with a Holland Lop and Stan Mobey with a Californian.

The first local show of the 2017 year, Rabbits BC April 22 in Qualicum, was a very fun show with great judges. Best In Shows went to Judy Currie with a New Zealand and Bill Mairs with a Flemish Giant. Upcoming shows in District 1 are WCC in Reno the first weekend of May, Monroe WA on May 13, Ritzville WA on May 20 and our club show on June 3, The WA State Convention will be in Moses Lake WA on June 24-25.

Best in Show Saturday at the Saanich Fair was Lois Fernyhough's Champagne, while Jen Olson's English Angora was Reserve, and Kathy & Stan Mobey's Netherland Dwarf was Best of the Best Opposites. Their Mini Satin was Best in Show on Sunday. Reserve was William Turner's Holland Lop and Lois Fernyhough's Champagne was Best of the Best Opposites. All the winners are VIRBA members!

VIRBA members also swept the top awards at VIEX in Nanaimo Aug. 19 & 20. On Saturday, Judy Currie's New Zealand was Best in Show, Kathy & Stan Mobey's Mini Satin was Reserve, and Lois Fernyhough's Champagne was Best of the Best Opposites. On Sunday, Lois Fernyhough's Champagnes were both Best in Show and Best of the Best Opposites. Kathy & Stan Mobey had Reserve again, but with a different Mini Satin!

2016 was also a very successful fair show season. Some results:

The Vancouver Island Exhibition in Nanaimo Aug. 20-21 saw VIRBA members doing well. Reserve in Show Saturday was Lois Fernyhough's Champagne and Judy Currie's New Zealand was Best of the Best Opposites. On Sunday, Stan Mobey's Californian was Best in Show and Lois Fernyhough's Champagne was Best of the Best Opposites.

Next up was the Saanich Fair, two shows (Saturday and Sunday) over the Labour Day weekend, plus we had rabbit hopping and agility on Monday. Best In Show Saturday was
Stan & Kathy Mobey's Californian, Reserve in Show was Lois Fernyhough's Champagne, and Best of the Best Opposites was Stan & Kathy Mobey's Mini Satin. Sunday Best In Show was youth member William Turner's Florida White, Reserve was Stan & Kathy Mobey's Californian, and Best of the Best Opposites was Lois Fernyhough's Champagne.

The Cowichan Fair finished off the fair season Sept. 10 & 11. VIRBA members
Stan & Kathy Mobey had Best In Show on Saturday with a Californian, and on Sunday with a Netherland Dwarf.


Show A
VIRBA show results -- Victoria BC, June 6, 2015

BIS Show A: New Zealand owned by Judy Currie

Reserve in Show A: Mini Satin owned by George & Randi Christensen

Best of the Best Opposites: not recorded!

English Angora
BOB: Jen Olson
BOS: Jen Olson

Satin Angora
BOB: Colette Savarie
BOS: Colette Savarie


Californian
BOB: Stan & Kathy Mobey
BOS: Stan & Kathy Mobey

Champagne d'Argent
BOB: Lois Fernyhough
BOS: Lois Fernyhough

Dwarf Hotot
BOB: Ralph Christian

English Spot
BOB: Becky Wick
BOS: Becky Wick

Flemish Giant
BOB: Len Robertson
BOS: Tara Grunwald

Lionhead
BOB: Klair Strom

Florida White
BOB: Gary Robbins
BOS: Gary Robbins

French Lop
BOB: Teresa Bagshaw
BOS: Teresa Bagshaw

Havana
BOB: Stan & Kathy Mobey
BOS: Alan Rafferty

Himalayan
BOB: Gary Robbins

Holland Lop
BOB: William Turner
BOS: Sarah Wick

Jersey Woolly
BOB: Kim Flatt
BOS: Emma Jokinen

Lionhead
BOB: Klair Strom

Mini Lop
BOB: Pam & Alyssa Dobbs
BOS: Randi Christenson

Mini Rex
BOB: Dillon Clark

Mini Satin
BOB: George & Randi Christensen
BOS: Stan & Kathy Mobey

Netherland Dwarf
BOB: Dillon Clark
BOS: Irene Geerneart

New Zealand
BOB: Judy Currie
BOS: Judy Currie

Polish
BOB: Beth Caskey
BOS: Kathy Mannweiler

Rex
BOB: Jody Mitchell
BOS: Teresa Bagshaw

Silver Marten
BOB: Jody Mitchell
BOS: Jody Mitchell

Tan
BOB: Ric Wagoner
BOS: Bonny Wagoner

Show B

BIS Show B: New Zealand owned by Judy Currie

Reserve in Show B: Tan owned by Bonny Wagoner

Best of the Best Opposites: New Zealand owned by Judy Currie


English Angora
BOB: Jen Olson
BOS: Susan Donnecke

Satin Angora
BOB: Colette Savarie
BOS: Colette Savarie

Californian
BOB: Stan & Kathy Mobey
BOS: Stan & Kathy Mobey

Champagne d'Argent
BOB: Annie Wilson
BOS: Lois Fernyhough

Dwarf Hotot
BOB: Ralph Christian

English Spot
BOB: Becky Wick
BOS: Becky Wick

Flemish Giant
BOB: Tara Grunwald
BOS: Tara Grunwald

Lionhead
BOB: Klair Strom

Florida White
BOB: Kathy Mannweiler
BOS: Gary Robbins


French Lop
BOB: Teresa Bagshaw
BOS: Colette Savarie

Havana
BOB: Alan Rafferty
BOS: Alan Rafferty


Himalayan
BOB: Gary Robbins


Holland Lop
BOB: William Turner
BOS: Sarah Wick

Jersey Woolly
BOB: Kim Flatt
BOS: Emma Jokinen


Lionhead
BOB: Klair Strom
BOS: Stan & Kathy Mobey


Mini Lop
BOB: Pam & Alyssa Dobbs
BOS: Jody Mitchell

Mini Rex
BOB: Dillon Clark

Mini Satin
BOB: Stan & Kathy Mobey
BOS: Stan & Kathy Mobey

Netherland Dwarf
BOB: Jayna Forgie
BOS: Dillon Clark

New Zealand
BOB: Judy Currie
BOS: Judy Currie

Polish
BOB: Kathy Mannweiler
BOS: Beth Caskey

Rex
BOB: Kathy Mannweiler
BOS: Teresa Bagshaw

Silver Marten
BOB: Jody Mitchell
BOS: Jody Mitchell

Tan
BOB: Bonny Wagoner
BOS: Bonny Wagoner



Specialty Show Results

Cavy
Best In Show:  American Satin owned by Darla Clark and Tyler Strank
Reserve in Show: American owned by Darla Clark and Tyler Strank
Honorable Mention: Coronet owned by Kathy Mannweiler

Lionhead
BOB: Darci Allen
BOS: Darci Allen

Netherland Dwarf
BOB: Irene Geernaert
BOS:  Irene Geernaert 

New Zealand
BOB: Annie Wilson 
BOS: Judy Currie