SPECIAL NOTICE: We regret that due to the outbreak of the human virus (COVID-19) we will not be holding our club show at the Saanich Fairgrounds as planned for June 2020. The virus has resulted in the cancellation of shows and fairs all over the Island, and throughout North America. The ARBA National Convention, due to be held in Pennsylvania this fall, has also been cancelled.
For now, you can check out our webpage or visit our Facebook page, Vancouver Island Rabbit Breeders Association for photos and results from our special 100 + 1 anniversary show held June 8, 2019 to relive some great memories. And you can enjoy our fabulous 100th anniversary logo clothing available 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 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.