August 5 - 7 2016



29th Annual


5 - 7



Creek Park,

2993 Hwy. 2


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• FREE Shuttle Bus

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Welcome from the Mayor

Dear Sheep Dog Trial Participants,

Families, Guests and Lovers of the Trials,

I am delighted to welcome you to Kingston,

Canada’s First Capital and home of the

annual Sheep Dog Trials!

The Annual Sheep Dog Trials is a renowned

event that the Kingston community and

beyond, looks forward to each year. I would

like to extend many thanks to the passionate

competitors, City staff, and dedicated

volunteers involved in bringing these trials to

fruition each year. All those involved work

hard and play an important role in the

continued success of the Trials. One such

success is the on-going awards of this event

as one of Ontario’s Top 100 Events, as

recognized by Festival and Events Ontario.

To the very loyal crowd of fans this

competition attracts each year, thank you for

your on-going support. I hope you enjoy all

that the festival has to offer and best wishes

to all the competitors.

Message from the Chair

Karen Curtis and I have worked on every

Kingston Sheep Dog Trial since they began

29 years ago. One other has a record so

long, but she died this year, my mother,

Peg Milliken. Our various judges (and

some have been characters) have enjoyed

her hospitality. For many of the early

years, Peg and Jack Milliken hosted a dinner

at their home for all handlers and their

families. Peg came to know many of the

handlers who form the Kingston Sheep

Dog Trial family. She always enjoyed the

trials themselves and the happy excitement

they generate. She inspired us all with the

warm welcome she extended, to handlers,

dogs, judges, spectators and friends.

2016 is for her.

Amanda Milliken


Table of Contents


Bryan Paterson,


Welcome Messages .............................. 1

Festival Q&A........................................ 3

Event Information................................. 4

Shuttle Bus Schedule......................... 4, 5

Schedule of Attractions..................... 6, 7

Sheep Dog Trials 101........................ 8, 9

Running Order/Scoresheet Info..... 11, 13

Meet Your Trials Judges...................... 12

Rideau River DockDogs..................... 15

Event Legend/Map........................ 16, 17

Kingston Police K9 Unit..................... 19

Dog Lovers Days.......................................... 22

Sheep to Shawl Competition............... 23

Soper Creek Wildlife........................... 27

Ready, Set... Go Flyball ..................... 27

Sponsors and Volunteers..................... 32

Page 1


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Frequently Asked Questions

A quick guide to everything you wanted to know about the festival.

1. What exactly is a Sheep Dog Trial?

It’s a timed sheep-herding competition.

Border Collies (primarily) herd sheep

through an obstacle course with accuracy

and efficiency, demonstrating the skills

required by working dogs.

2. How do I get to Grass Creek Park?

Get there by car, shuttle bus, or bike! Grass

Creek Park is located half-way between

Kingston and Gananoque on Highway #2

East. You can also take a shuttle bus from

three different locations in Kingston (see

shuttle bus schedule p. 5 ). We also have

bike racks if you cycle out to see us and

plenty of parking if you drive.

3. Can I use credit or debit cards for

purchases at the Trials?

NEW THIS YEAR! You can use VISA,

MasterCard, American Express, debit

cards or cash to pay admission at the

gate! Once inside the fence, you will

need cash for most of the craft and food

vendors and some of the activities

(the DockDogs and lure course have

a nominal fee.) Some vendors do take

credit cards or cheques, but it is best to

bring some cash just in case, as there

is no ATM on-site.

4. What can my kids do at the festival?

They can compete against the dogs in

flyball, learn about native Ontario wildlife,

hide a decoy in their own shoe at the

K9 demo, get their faces painted, swim

at the beach and much more. Summer

Camp groups are more than welcome

to come to the event. See the full trials

schedule for details (p. 6, 7).

5. Can I bring my dog to the festival?

Absolutely! Not only do we welcome

dogs... we cater to them! We have vendors

with pet supplies in case they get hungry,

water pools for dogs to cool off in and

activities for them to get involved in.

Your dog will love to try the Dockdogs

or Lure course (both have a nominal fee)

or the FREE Nutram Doggie playzone.

All dogs welcome as long as they are on

a leash, are comfortable in crowds, and

you remember to stoop and scoop while

in the park!

6. Is there food at the festival?

We have a wide variety of local food

trucks and vendors on-site, with lots

of healthy options and festival favourites.

This year, visitors will experience some

new taste sensations with farm fresh

food options, delicious Ukrainian food,

pulled pork, sandwiches, hot dogs,

sausages, ice cream – whatever your

taste buds crave. Feel free to bring a

picnic lunch along with you and enjoy

it by the water or while watching one

of the side attractions. PLEASE NOTE:

Bring a water bottle with you and you

can fill it up with fresh cold drinking water

for FREE all day long at the Utilities

Kingston Water Buggy.

7. Where can I stay when I visit the trials?

Kingston has a huge variety of hotels,

campgrounds and B&Bs nearby. You

can visit our website for links to our

accommodation sponsors (see our

supporters p. 32) or visit

for more information.


Visit the mobile app

or the website at

or email

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Gardiners Rd

Admission –

mation & Hospitality Tent: !1

Shuttle Bus


Child Services !2

Wagon Rides Pick-up/Drop-off

-Lost Child S

rgency Contact


& Found

$10/day online until Aug 4th, $15/day at the gate


Admission Gate

-Lost & Foun

enirs & Results Kids 12 and under are FREE, Group rate: $8 for 10 or more. -Souvenirs &

Visa, Mastercard, !4

American Rideau Express River Dockdogs

and debit payments will be accepted

p Location

at the gate. US currency will be accepted at fair trade prices. !S Sheep Locat

Please !5

Canine Adventure Lure Course ($)

bring cash if you wish to purchase items at the


marketplace. !6

Some The Agility vendors Connection accept cheques Show

or credit !P Parking


essions ($)

There is NO ATM on site.




K9 Unit Demo


ssible Seating, Toilets, etc

Accessible SeS


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and SAVE $5

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Sheep to Shawl Competition



Directions to Grass Creek Park


ble Toilet


Crafts & Artisan Fair

The park address is 10

2993 Sheep Hwy. Shearing

#2 (at Woodworking Museum)

ies Grass Creek Park is located

half way between Kingston

and Gananoque on Highway

#2 East. Watch for our

trials signs along Highway

2 and Joyceville Rd.

ials the beach

the gate. • When driving eastbound

on Hwy 401 from Hwy

e. 15, travel 9 kilometres to

Joyceville Road exit 632

and travel south 4 kilometres

to Hwy 2, then 1.4

th Rd



kilometres MacLachlan east to Grass Woodworking town Museum Kingston Activities


Creek Park. (MacLachlan Causeway), travel 15



Pony Rides ($)

Woodworking Museum) kilometres to Grass

• When driving westbound Creek Park



Bowmanville Zoo Show

on Hwy 401 from Gananoque,

travel Notes:

13 kilome-

on Hwy 2 from down-

• When driving westbound

Special -For tres to the Joyceville duration Road of the Kingston town Gananoque, Sheep Dog travel Trials the b

exit will 632 only and be travel accessible south with 13.5 paid kilometres admission to Grass at the gate.

-Boat 4 kilometres launch to will Hwy be 2, closed Aug Creek 6-9, Park. inclusive.

-The then 1.4 Dog kilometres park will east be closed Aug. 3-10, inclusive.

to Grass Creek Park. Or grab the sheep dog

* When

Activity driving

locations eastbound

subject shuttle!

to See


details below

on Hwy 2 from down-

and on p. 5.

Concession St




First Aid

Portable Toile

Shuttle Bus Pick Up Locations (see p. 5 for details)

Perth Rd

Hwy 401

Nelson Nelson St

Division St

Midland Av

Toys R Us



York St

Pine St

Alfred St




Division Division St St

Midland Av


enson St

Princess St

Dalton Av

Benson St

Cataraqui T.C.


Princess St

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Ride the Sheep Dog

Shuttle Bus!

Three pick-up/drop-off locations all offering free parking!

See maps on page 4.

Toys R Us

Parking Lot

Corner of


Avenue and

Princess Street




303 York St.

(park in the

west parking

lot. The shuttle

stops on York







101 Dalton


About the Shuttle:

1. Bus departure times at all locations may be delayed

depending on traffic.

2. Buses are dog-friendly, as long as your dog is on a


3. Seats are on a first-come, first-served basis, each

way. Call ahead if you require an accessible shuttle.

BOOK IN ADVANCE if you require a wheelchair

- accessible bus and/or need a group booking.

If you are bringing a group of 10 or more people on the

shuttle or require a wheelchair- accessible shuttle, please

call us by August 3 at 613-546-4291 ext. 1716 or email

To the Sheep Dog Trials

Toys R Us M-Centre Marriott GC Park

8:15am 8:30am 8:45am 9:00am

9:00am 9:15am 9:30am 9:45am

9:45am 10:00am 10:15am 10:30am

10:30am 10:45am 11:00am 11:15am

11:15am 11:30am 11:45am 12:00pm

12:00pm 12:15pm 12:30pm 12:45pm

12:45pm 1:00pm 1:15pm 1:30pm

1:30pm 1:45pm 2:00pm 2:15pm

2:15pm 2:30pm 2:45pm 3:00pm

Return to Kingston

GC Park Marriott M-Centre Toys R Us

9:45am 10:00am 10:15am 10:30am

10:30am 10:45am 11:00am 11:15am

11:15am 11:30am 11:45am 12:00pm

12:00pm 12:15pm 12:30pm 12:45pm

12:45pm 1:00pm 1:15pm 1:30pm

1:30pm 1:45pm 2:00pm 2:15pm

2:15pm 2:30pm 2:45pm 3:00pm

3:00pm 3:15pm 3:30pm 3:45pm

3:45pm 4:00pm 4:15pm 4:30pm

4:30pm 4:45pm 5:00pm 5:15pm

5:30pm 5:45pm 6:00pm 6:15pm


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Schedule of Attractions

All activities and attractions are daily unless otherwise noted. Times are subject to change.

Sheep Dog Trials - August 5, 6 & 7

8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday - Sheep Dog Trials Competition

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday - Double lift final (the top 17 dogs compete)

Dog Lovers Days

Canadian Canine Lure Course/

Health and Wellness Centre

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

The best “lure” course around, see if your

family dog can become an agility star! Plus

get some health advice for your dog as well.

The Wunderdogs

9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m. daily

Taylor and her two adorable 'wunderdogs'

will perform tricks and stunts one half

hour prior to each flyball demo.

Nutram Doggie Playzone

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

4000 square feet of off- leash fun for you

and your dog, and its FREE! See page

22 for details on the Dog Lovers Days


The Market Place

Artisans and Vendors Fair

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Visit more than two dozen craft and

vendor booths in and around the big

white tent. They offer a good mix of

commercial products and hand-crafted

items for you and your pet. Vendors are

on-site all day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bring your lawn chair and a sun shade and

watch the drama unfold in the trials’ field.

Shade tents and an accessible seating area are available

on a first-come, first-served basis.

Side Attractions

Soper Creek Wildlife

10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 4 p.m. daily

This interactive demo will teach kids

and adults alike about native Ontario

wildlife species and responsible pet


Rideau River DockDogs

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Is your dog a natural water dog?

Enter your canine companion in the

DockDogs competition – or just come

to watch and be amazed! Check out the

'try' it sessions for your dog.

See page 15.

Kingston Police K-9 Demonstrations

11 a.m. daily

Catch a glimpse of the world of

policing as the Kingston Police

K-9 Unit demonstrates criminal

apprehension, obedience skills

and narcotic searches! See page 19.

Ready..Set..Go! Flyball

10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. daily

Watch and learn about the sport of

flyball, as dogs at all levels demonstrate

their skills. The kids can get involved

as well! See page 27

Page 6

Schedule of Attractions

All activities and attractions are daily unless otherwise noted. Times are subject to change.

Side Attractions con’t

Face Painting (by donation)

daily 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All proceeds go to local children’s theatre

group: The Not So Amateur Amateurs.

MacLachlan Woodworking Museum

Activity Centre 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily

Visit the pavilion for demonstrations of

woodturning and traditional wood craft all

weekend long. You’ll find activities for all

ages from wood carving and printmaking to

antique tool restoration.


Competition and

Shawl Auction

Friday and Sunday – Spinning and

Weaving - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spinning and Weaving Demos

Saturday Only – Sheep-to-Shawl

Competition - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday Only – Shawl Auction -

12:30 p.m.

See page 23 for details.

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Sheep Shearing 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

daily (on the half-hour)

Visit our sheep shearer any time throughout

the day to learn about the art of shearing.

Ask lots of questions and you may even get

to try it yourself!

Download The

Sheep Dog Trials

Festival mobile

app and get the

latest updates!

For information on the Kingston

Sheep Dog Trials Festival and for

up to the minute results visit the

mobile app or the website

Disclaimer: Attention Sheep Dog

Trials visitors: by entering this event

you voluntarily assume the risk of

participation in any component of this

outdoor festival. Please use caution

around animals and take care to avoid

injury. You are responsible for ensuring

that children are properly supervised at

all times. Pets are welcome, but must

be on a leash.

The City of Kingston is not responsible

for accidents or injuries that arise as a

result of your participation in the event.

Sheep Dog Trials 101

Sheep dog trials are a

test of dogs ability to

co-operatively move sheep,

with accuracy and efficiency,

around a course of obstacles,

performing jobs of work

required of shepherding.

There are four components

to the work-gathering,

driving, penning and shedding.

A trial course is made

up of those components with

a few variations. Usually

the point total for a regular

course is 100. Points shave

off with each fault perceived

by the judge.

The Outrun

This phase of work


(either direction)


shredding ring

(40 yards diameter)

in front of shepherd

drive 150 yards

drive 150 yards


accounts for 20 points of the

100. It is weighted heavily,

because of its importance.

Dogs have to run out well

or you can’t get started. The

dog is sent from the handler’s

feet from where it must cast

in a big pear shape around

the sheep, leaving the sheep

undisturbed in the wide part

of the cast. The dog pulls

up at 12 o’clock, where the

handler is at 6. It

must be done with no

redirection, no stopping short,

no overshooting, no shape not

pear like, for a full 20 points.

Leslie Gamble claims to

have broken into tears the

first time she watched a


5 sheep

shredding ring

40 yards

pen (6X9 feet)


Used at a Trial

• moving toward

the flock

“walk up”

• slowing down


• moving clockwise

to the sheep

“come by”

• counter clockwise

“away to me”

• stopping

“lie down”

• end of job

“that’ll do”

single sheep in shredding ring

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beautiful outrun. Well she

might have done. The best,

the flying fast, the extreme

conviction-there lies beauty.

The Lift

The lift commences at the

conclusion of the outrun.

The dog and sheep meet and

introduce one another. Their

relationship for the rest

of the run is all set in that

shining moment. The

dog should start them

quietly but authoritatively

straight down the field

toward the centre of the

two fetch panels. Sheep

running sideways, dog

slamming into the sheep at

the top, causing the sheep to

explode away, cause points

off the lift for which there

are 10 available.

The Fetch

Bring the sheep straight

to the handler at the post

and do it in an orderly

fashion, not helter skelter.

The panels are definitely

important to a score, but the

lines on each side are also

important. Twenty points are

attributable to the fetch.

Straying off-line, missing

the panel - there are lots of

ways to trash all the points

for the fetch. The more

exaggerated the stray or

the miss, the greater the

loss of points. Passing the

handler’s post concludes the


The outrun, the lift and

fetch comprise 'the gather'.

50 points to the handler’s


Continued on page 9

Sheep Dog Trials 101

The Drive

The sheep are taken away

to the first set of gates. The

dog must hold a perfect

line, make a sharp turn at

the drive panel to be set up

for the perfect line to the

next set of gates, the cross

drive panels. Once again,

a sharp turn at the gate and

straight to the next job of

work, whether it be penning

or singling. Some

courses vary and shed before

the pen. At Kingston,

we tend to pen first, because

the shed sheep can so easily

be lost. If we save that

work for the end of the run,

it does not matter if they get

away. The drive is worth

30 points, start to finish.

The Pen

For the full 10 points available

here, the sheep must go

straight into the pen. Sheep

hesitating too long, circling

the pen, passing the mouth –

the handler cannot touch the

sheep without some sort of

penalty although, one might

be sorely tempted. The pen

gate must be closed with all

the sheep inside.

The Shed

The shed, for 10 points, requires

the dog to separate

one or two sheep from the

others. The handler helps

by lining the sheep out and

signalling to the dog which

sheep to take. There are

lots of way to lose points

here. Commotion before

execution, failed attempts,

sheep in and out of the

ring, dog looking at the

wrong sheep all add up to

points off.

The Time

The time is set to reward

workmanlike work, and

serve as a penalty for meandering

or excessive hold

ups on the course. Normally

in Kingston we go

with nine minutes. Other

courses have time available

taking into consideration

the sheep and

the way they move, the

weather, and size of the

course. For Kingston, we

like nine.

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Running Orders

If you like to keep score, you can pick

up a copy of the running orders for

Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6,

at the hospitality tent or download it in

advance from our mobile app or website

Above: Winners of the 2015

Kingston Sheep Dog Trials.

Meet Your Trial Judges

Patrick Shannahan – Boise Idaho

Johnny Robinson, – Coldingham, Berwickshire, Scotland

This is Patrick’s second judging tour to Kingston. He

joined us for our twenty fifth Anniversary trial in 2012.

We are honoured to have him back in 2016. Patrick

is renowned throughout North America, as a judge,

a trainer, a breeder and handler. He is a two time

US National Champion. This year he is judging the

Canadian Championship at Woodville, in August

and the US National Championships in Carbondale

Colorado. He says he is happy to come back to Kingston

for several reasons: “The people, the hospitality, a fun

and interesting trial to judge. The sheep are tricky and a

little unpredictable. The course was really nice from a

viewing standpoint. The opportunity to be in Ontario.”

From Boise, Idaho, Patrick loves his home. “I grew

up here. It’s an agricultural area with a really nice

climate to live in, four season, moderate as far as

winter is concerned. 300 days of sunshine, lots of

water to irrigate, second most productive in the

USA--San Jauquin being the first.”

Patrick does many clinics throughout North America.

He is adored at all of

them. The message he

brings to prospective

handlers is “Dogs

are pre programmed

but training is learning

how to communicate

with your dog, to get it

to do what you need it

to do.”

Patrick Shannahan

Johnny Robinson has been a Hill Shepherd for almost

all his life, and the majority of it working in

Scotland. Born in Alnwick, Northumberland, he

couldn’t wait to leave school and get out to work

on local farms as soon as he could. The herding life

soon took him from the Cheviots of Northumberland

to the Lammermuirs of Scotland. In 1996, after 22

years, he left his position as Livestock Manager and

Head Shepherd for the Duke of Roxburgh, where he

managed a flock of nearly 2000 Scottish Blackface

ewes over 8000 acres. He joined fortunes with his

new partner and soon to be wife, and purchased a

farm on the moorlands of the Scottish Borders in


He competes and judges on the National and International

level, exporting dogs to Europe, Scandinavia,

South Africa, and the USA and more often than

not has a dog in the Scottish Nursery Final.

Johnny continues to breed excellent trial and working

dogs from his home farm, Springhill, and also

puts on one Open

Trial and two Nursery

Trials at Springhill

Farm every year. He

enjoys competing

and traveling to outstanding


worldwide. We welcome

him to Kingston

for the first time.

Johnny Robinson

Past Winners of the Double Lift Championships

1991 Ralph Pulfer................................Nap 2004 Amanda Milliken......................Ethel

1992 Pat Buckley................................ Bart 2005 Amanda Milliken......................Ethel

1993 Marilyn Fisher........................Connie 2006 Jeanne Weaver..............................Liz

1994 Barbara Ligon........................... Mirk 2007 Bev Lambert............................. Pippa

1995 Alisdair MacRae..........................Ben 2008 Amanda Milliken......................Ethel

1996 Amanda Milliken.....................Hazel 2009 Bev Lambert.............................Hemp

1997 Mark Bustard............................. Burl 2010 Amanda Milliken......................Clive

1998 Stu Ligon..................................Keele 2011 Jeanine Van der Merwe.............. Jade

1999 Amanda Milliken...................Euchre 2012 Amanda Milliken........................Roz

2000 Bev Lambert............................. Pippa 2013 Michael Gallagher........................Flo

2001 Bev Lambert............................. Pippa 2014 Michael Gallagher........................Flo

2002 Bev Lambert............................. Pippa 2015 Amanda Milliken.................... Dorey

2003 Warren Mick..............................Glen

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Double Lift Final Scoresheet, Sunday, August 7

RUNNING ORDERS - If you would like to keep score throughout the trials, you can pick up your copy of the running orders Friday, August 5 and

Saturday, August 6 at the hospitality tent or download it in advance from the mobile app or at

Handler Dog Home Score 1 Score 2 Total Score


















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Rideau River DockDogs

Rideau River DockDogs is excited to

return once again to the Kingston Sheep

Dog Trials with high flying dogs like

Duke the Great Dane. You will have an

opportunity to enjoy the thrills of the

splash zone where you’ll see and feel the

high-flying athleticism and energy of all

the exciting DockDogs jumps. Whether

it’s the Extreme Vertical, Big Air or Speed

Retrieve competition, anyone can play!

DockDogs is open to dogs of all sizes and

breeds with an age requirement of 6 months

old for the pup and 7 years or older for the

handler. This is your opportunity to have

some fun with your pup. Come and try the

fastest growing sport on four legs!

To register in advance for the

DockDogs competition at the trials visit


Friday – August 5

• Open Dock - 9:00 a.m.

• Big Air #1 - 10:00 a.m.

• Big Air #2 – 11:30 a.m.

• Big Air #3 – 1:00 p.m.

• Try DockDogs – 2:30 p.m.

• Big Air #4 – 3:30 p.m.

Saturday – August 6

• Open Dock – 8:00 a.m.

• Big Air #5 - 9:00 a.m.

• Big Air #6 – 10:30 a.m.

• Try DockDogs – 12:30 p.m.

• Big Air #7 – 1:30 p.m.

• Extreme Vertical

(All in one Finals)– 3:30 p.m.

Sunday – August 7

• Open Dock – 9:00 a.m.

• Big Air #8 – 10:00 a.m.

• Big Air #9- 12:00 p.m.

• Speed Retrieve

(All in one Finals) – 2:00 p.m.

• FINALS – 3:30 p.m.

To pre-register visit

Sponsored by Pet Valu, Utilities Kingston

and Clearwater Bulk Water.

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Shuttle Bus

Wagon Rides Pick-up/Drop-off

Rideau River Dockdogs

Dog Lovers Days Lure Course

& Nutram Playzone

Ready, Set, Go! Flyball


Information & Hospitality Tent:

-Lost Child Services

-Emergency Contact

-Lost & Found

-Souvenirs & Results

!S Sheep Location

! 7 K9 Unit Demo ö

Concessions ($)

Sheep to Shawl Competition



(Sat. 10:00-3:00)

First Aid

!9 The Marketplace I$

Portable Toilet

Sheep Shearing

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Admission Gate

Soper Creek Wildlife


Special Notes:

-For the duration of the Kingston Sheep Dog Trials the beach

will only be accessible with paid admission at the gate.

-Boat launch will be closed Aug 4-7, inclusive.

-The Dog park will be closed Aug. 2-8, inclusive.

* Activity locations subject to change.

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MacLachlan Woodworking Museum Activities


Accessible Seating, Toilets, etc

Do you or someone you know have a special need that

might keep them from attending the trials? We can help!

We offer:

• a Free Shuttle Bus Service (see page 5)

• accessible portable washrooms

• an accessible seating area for watching the


• assistive hearing devices for the Trials

Competition (a limited number available)

• accessible parking close to the activities

(must have accessible parking permit)

• rides from the parking area to the

activity areas

• path mats in some areas to make it easier for

people with mobility issues to navigate the site.

Questions about accessibility? Call 613- 546-4291 ext. 1716.

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613-507-6888 • 541 Days Rd., Kingston

Bring in your Trials program

to save 10% off selected services

until Aug. 31/16!

Professional All-Breed Pet Styling for Dogs & Cats

by Meghan Kelly, Master Groomer.

Meghan welcomes new and returning clients to visit

her Tuesdays and Wednesdays at The Mutt Hutt.

Call or email for appointment.


Toenail Tuesdays at The Mutt Hutt from 4-6!

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Kingston Police K-9 Unit

and Mounted Police

A spectator favourite, we welcome back

Constables Jeff Dickson and Mark McCreary

along with their K9 partners Zeus and Titan,

all members of the Kingston Police K9

Unit. This demo will highlight obedience,

protection, detection work and criminal

apprehension skills. This year, they will

be joined by their counterparts from the Ottawa

Police Services Canine Unit, and we

extend a big welcome to them as well.

The primary task of the Canine Unit

- tracking - amounts to about 70% of

their calls. The remainder of calls are for

detection work for drugs or firearms. The

16 week basic training for the dogs and

their handlers, is the longest course in

police training. It covers agility, obedience,

building searches, and

handler protection, but

the majority of the course

time is spent on tracking

skills. Please note: this

demonstration is subject

to cancellation, in the

event that they are called

out on an active case.

There is only one

show a day, so don’t

miss it!

Keep your eyes

open for Constable

Deb Wicklam, who

will be joined at the

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trials this year by the newest member of the

Kingston Police Mounted Police Unit, Sarah

Groenewegen. They will be accompanied

by Deb’s horse Donovan, and the new

horse, whose name is currently under

consideration. Hopefully we will know her

name by the time the trials arrive! Don’t be

shy to approach them when you see them

anytime throughout the weekend. Deb,

Sarah and their horses, are always happy

to meet people while out and about in

the community. Welcome Constable

Groenewegen, to the Kingston Sheep Dog

Trials. We hope you love it as much as

Donovan does!

We extend our sincere thanks to the

Kingston Police for their ongoing support

of the festival.

Daily at 11 a.m. (near the marketplace)





1187 Princess St.



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Take the Survey and Win!

1. VISIT the hospitality

tent, the

website or our

mobile app to

get the survey.

2. SUBMIT the

survey by Sept.

2nd, 2016

3. Your completed

survey will be

eligible to win a

Kingston prize


Watering stations

for people...

and dogs too!


Look for the water buggy and fill up your water bottles as often as

you like with municipal water, for FREE!

If you didn’t bring your own bottle, you can purchase one at the hospitality tent!

Special thanks to our

friends at Utilities

Kingston for their


The buggy is available for rent


We know that dogs get hot and thirsty

too, so there are some 'low level' pools of

water which are set out around the site

for your dog to drink from.

(Reminder: No dogs allowed on the public beach.)

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Canadian Canine Lure Course –

back by popular demand!

Your dog becomes the agility star in the

Dog Lovers Days canine lure course. They

follow the ‘lure’, which will take them

through hoops and tunnels and over tubes - its

great exercise, and they have a ball doing it.

As much fun to watch as it is to try it! Note:

Lure course will not operate during the

Flyball shows. Cost: $5/run/dog

Whether or not you try the lure course, your

dog can also receive a free healing touch

from energy healer Emily DeVargas and get

tips on keeping your dog healthy.

Find out more about the Lure Course at

Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Wunderdogs

Facebook fans will have seen the much

talked about picture of Lottie the Collie

and her best canine friend Grizzly. The hug

pic went viral! You can catch their owner

Taylor and her two "wunderdogs" perform

amazing tricks and stunts that have thrilled

audiences across Canada, and, if you are

lucky, you might even catch a picture with

one of them!

Daily 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Nutram Doggie Play Zone

The 4,000 square foot Nutram Play Zone allows

your pet to mingle, play with balls and toys, wade

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in the pools and have a great time off leash in

a supervised area by experienced Nutram staff.

Owners must accompany their dog.

Daily 9 a.m. & 5 p.m.

Sheep to Shawl Competition

How The Competition Works

Saturday 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Don’t miss the Shawl Auction

Sunday, 12:30 p.m.

An age old craft comes to life as spinners

and weavers compete for top honours. In the

Sheep to Shawl competition, fleece will be

allocated by draw to each team at 10 a.m.

on Saturday morning. Spinners will be carding

and spinning while the weavers wait to

begin weaving the first yard off the looms.

Competitors will be in full production

spinning at a furious pace, and by 2:30 p.m.

on Saturday afternoon, all shawls should be

off the looms and ready for judging.

Meet Your Sheep to Shawl Judge

Sandi has been a weaver and spinner

for close to 25 years. President of the

Ontario Handweavers and Spinners from

Dr. Brian Willows, Dr. Scott Stevenson & their staff would like

to welcome you to check out our newly renovated clinic. Our

focus is on providing quality medicine in a family-friendly &


New patients are always welcome. ‘LIKE’ us on Facebook!

As loyal supporters

of the Kingston

Sheepdog Trials

we wish the dogs,

their handlers and

all spectators a

successful &

fun-filled weekend!

Thousand Islands Veterinary Services

839 Stone St. N. Unit #1 Gananoque, ON


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The shawl auction is your only

opportunity to own one of the gorgeous

shawls that have been washed

and blocked and made ready for sale.

The auctioneer will ensure that the proceeds

from the finished shawls reflect the

hard work and creativity that went into

them. 50 percent of the proceeds of each

shawl go to the team who created it, and

50 percent goes back to the trials.

2011-2014, she has also been an active

member of two guilds, Huronia Handweavers

and Nottawasaga Handweavers

and Spinners, which she helped found in

2003. She enjoys sharing her skills with

others, and frequently participates in

spinning and weaving demonstrations in

her area. Sandi lives in Everett, Ontario,

with her husband Istvan and dog Zoe.

Prior to retirement, she was a teacherlibrarian

in the Toronto District School


We are a Top 100

Ontario Event!

We did it again - 9 years in a row!

For information and a list of the Top

100 Festivals and Events in Ontario,

visit the Festivals and Events website at

Sheep Shearing Demos

9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on the half hour






Can’t stay for the

whole weekend?

Get your up to date trials results

on the mobile app or visit

Canadian Border Collie Association

2016 Sheep Dog Championships

August 11 - 14, 2016 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Shepherd’s Crook Farm, Woodville, ON

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Tribute to a Special Lady!

Peg Milliken was a familiar face at the Kingston

Sheep Dog Trials Festival for more years than any one

of us can lay claim to, except perhaps her daughter


There isn’t a handler, a volunteer, a staff person, or

even a dog for that matter, who hasn’t enjoyed Pegs

company over the years, whether on the bench during

the competition, at her home near the trials field, over

a meal, or at one or more social gatherings before,

during or after the trials. Not a year went by that Peg

didn’t make a contribution to the event – hosting

a handler’s dinner, providing accommodations for

judges from afar, helping out in the hospitality tent,

or just cheering on the competitors and lending moral

support. In more recent years, she often regaled

visitors with stories of long ago, and serenaded us with

a familiar jazz tune when the opportunity presented

itself. She was a joy to spend time with.

Peg passed away this year, on March 11, at the

age of 91. We will always remember her with great

fondness and admiration, as this trials’ biggest


We dedicate this year’s program to her memory!

303 York St.303 York St.

Kingston’s summer

fun destination!

Affordable, family fun – jump in, cool off!

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Mark your calendar!

August 11 – 13, 2017

30th Annual

Join us next year for our milestone celebration of the

Kingston Sheep Dog Trials. Join North America’s top handler’s

and sheepdogs for first class trials competition, some new

and exciting side attractions, and of course, a celebration

or two throughout the week. Email us your contact info at to be added to the

mailing list so you will receive all of the exciting details as

they become available.

Do you have some great trials pictures from years gone by?

Send them to us with your contact information, and you may find

them in a 30th anniversary photo collage or on display

in the hospitality tent. Don’t forget to include the written

permission Page of the 26 people in the picture when you send them.

Soper Creek Wildlife is

an animal refuge for donated

animals and those rescued

from unfortunate circumstances.

The animals

that come under our

care, join a team of

Animal Ambassadors. Their

mission: to teach children

the importance of animal

stewardship and backyard

conservation. This message

is embedded in Soper Creek

Wildlife’s unique approach

to bringing animal education

to life.

Spectators will also learn

about responsible pet ownership,

and will be able to meet

and greet some of the Animal

and Pet Ambassadors after

the presentation.

Daily 10:30 a.m.,

1:30 p.m.

& 4 p.m.

Ready.. Set.. Go! Flyball Team

RSG will demonstrate flyball training

progression from puppyhood to

competition style in 4-dog races. This

interactive demo will invite kids to

assist with the demo, and

finish up letting them race

the dogs at the end - kids

in 1 lane versus dogs in

the other - always a popular

option with the younger

spectators. If you think

your dog might enjoy

flyball, you can meet the

team members after the

demonstration. They will

help you evaluate whether

your dog is a possible flyball

prospect and let them try

it out. For the safety of the

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dogs, demos will not be able to take

place on wet grass.

Visit the RSG

website at

Daily 10 a.m., 1 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Shop the Marketplace

Visitors to the trials won’t

want to miss ‘the Marketplace’,

where you will find

something for everyone - and

their dog!

This year’s market features

everything from clothing

to glassworks to iron

works to handmade woolens,

to pet supplies. We have

food concessions that will

give you the great variety of

food choices you have been

looking for! Meet the craft

and commercial vendors you

are familiar with from past

trials, and enjoy exploring

some amazing new products

and crafts.

While in the marketplace,

you can also take in

the spinning and weaving

demonstrations from 10 to

4 on Friday and Sunday, the

Sheep to Shawl competition

on Saturday, and the auction

of the completed shawls, on

Sunday at 12:30. This is

your opportunity to own a

one- of- a kind knitted shawl,

right off the loom, that you

won’t find anywhere else!

Time to PET

ourselves on the

back, for 20 years

of service!!!

Thank you

Kingston, for your support!

732 Milford Dr.,

Kingston, ON



is now accepting new



fun the Trials!


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Hearing Devices

Event and



(see map page 17)

Up To Date Trial


Ontario Border

Collie Club

Silent Auction

Please Remember…





Lost & Found

First Aid


Dog Baggies

Lost Child/

Lost Parent

Running Orders

Get your hands on

history at the Mac.

Attending the

Sheep Dog Trials?

Get Free

admission to the Mac!

2993 Hwy 2 E

at Grasscreek Park

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Tel: 613-548-4094 • Fax: 613-546-5225

4499 Bath Rd., Amherstview


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Trials Supporters and Volunteers

Funding Partners

The William

James Henderson


Corporate Sponsors


Pittsburgh Community

Benefit Fund


Pittsburgh Community

Benefit Fund




Green Tractors Inc., Champion Pet Foods, Ontario Border Collie Club, Campbell’s Septic System

Media Partners

Sheep to Shawl Sponsors and Volunteers

Betsy Walters, Coordinator, and members of the Kingston

Handloom Weavers and Spinners, Cornerstone Fibres,

Silver Cloud Alpacas, Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers,

Hickory Lane Alpacas and What’s Weft

Official Trials Veterinarian

Dr. Heather Sims, Sims Animal Hospital

Sheep Dog Trials Committee

Amanda Milliken, Chair; Karen Curtis, Director;

Randy Scott, Director

City Staff : Lesley Kimble, Sue Hitchcock, Amy Stephenson,

Dylan Payne, Nancy Ruel

This list of funders, sponsors and volunteers reflects those who were confirmed at

the time of publication. Check sponsor signs for updates. Interested in sponsoring

the trials? Please contact for a sponsorship package.

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