Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Good evening everyone , We have started teaching the birds how to settle in the trailer and released the birds  from 1 mile today at the top of our road . We will train every good day from now on . This year we were a little later starting to train and hope this really helps the birds as they have been flying very well around the loft with some groups ranging for up to 1 and a half hours .  Best of luck to all the participants.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Good evening everyone , The birds are really starting to fly well with some groups going for one and a half hours . Training will start in a few days and you can check the inventory list under the Result TAB and click trainers . Best of luck.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Happy Canada Day , The birds continue to fly better every day and it looks like the end of this heat spell and back to more normal Canadian weather over the next few days . It was  interesting day as we drove a  7 hour round trip to Tobermory  and back to pick up an American bird that ended up  way up there after being out for a loft fly . It is amazing what pigeons can do . The day started off with a speeding ticket  in Barrie , but a nice conversation about pigeon racing  with the police officer  who is new to Canada  from England , was soon defused as his attention  grew excited about the fact that pigeon racing  does happen in Canada !!  He did have knowledge about our sport and obviously knows  friends or has family back home that race pigeons.   We even invited him to come down for the main event  and who knows we just might have gained another member !!  On the other hand a bird came back to the loft today with its band cut off !! What a sick prank and we hate to say this , but it probably was done by another fancier !!  Who ever you are , pray to GOD that we never find out who you are , because we will  make sure to it that you never fly pigeons again !! We will be putting out our first inventory in a few days before training begins . we will post back soon.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, June 26th, 2014

Good evening every one , We have joined all birds together from every section and have had open hole over the last few days .We are not forcing any birds to fly yet and we will let them do this on their own and they can come and go freely into the loft and aviaries as they please during most part of the day   . Some of the older birds act  and fly like widower cocks and are looking quite well . The next few days are going to be pretty warm for this part of the country and it sure is nice for the birds .Please if you have not sent in your payment , do so right away .we well keep you updated as we go along.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Good evening every one ,It has been a difficult few days in  our farm area as it  was hit by a flash tornado , Luckily we are alive and so are the birds . There were 9 birds that were hurt , but luckily the birds were able to survive a miracle . A big portion of our lofts were severely damage by the hurricane force winds  but a good portion was not damaged at all   , thank God for that  ,  I just made it to the house before being killed by flying debris . Some of our big trees were completely up rooted  and there was not great damage to the house . However in  Angus they were not so lucky were many homes experienced heavy damage . All in all the birds are alive and so are we !! We are working the birds slow and patiently and are not going to rush anything in the best interest of the birds . Thanks for the many calls already and it is time to celebrate LIFE !!!

- Tony Alves

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

Good evening every one , We are getting ready to close off  receiving entries . For  those who still have incomplete teams , please try to get the rest of your birds in as soon as possible . There are over 800 birds already entered and it will be another great year of competition !  Thanks to every one who has entered birds this year already . As appreciation to  our participants we are going to offer 5 teams of FREE PERCH FEE to the first five participants who call or email us that already have a team entered in 2014 ! That is going to cost only  $ 600 Dollars for 9 birds which saves you $600 Dollars !! To qualify , you must have a team entered in 2014 . You must also have the birds here no later then this coming weekend of JUNE 7 and 8th . This is another way creating more competition and prize money for all the participants , You can email us or call us and leave a message . Please don't hesitate  to contact us right away . If you have not entered a team yet , you still can by this coming weekend and also qualify for the free perch fee bonus on a second team or more !!  Best of LUCK!!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

Good evening every one , hope all is well , There are now over 700 birds already entered for the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !! There are still more teams coming and it is still possible to reserve a team or more . We will accept birds up to the first week of June . Give us a call or e-mail us to get in !!!! There are some real awesome birds here already and it will be stiff competition to the top !! There are some great competitors from across Canada and the USA again this year !! Remember this year offers again like last year an EXTRA $5,000.00 DOLLAR DONATED BONUS PRIZE on top of the 100% prize pay-out for the FIRST AU or IF banded bird clocked at the final 300 mile main race !!! The excitement begins as we get closer to the big day ! Rest assure that we are doing all that is possible to give you the best one loft race experience with a whole series of races as you watch every week how your birds perform against the best of North America !!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Good evening everyone. We are still accepting birds until the first week of June. If you are in the USA and want to ship birds, you must ship this coming MONDAY MAY 19TH to Dale Zehr in N.Y. Please remember that there is a $5,000.00 DOLLAR EXTRA BONUS PRIZE for the first AU or IF banded bird clocked in the final main 300 mile race!! A team of 9 birds for $1.200 dollars and all birds are activated .

US SHIPPERS: send birds to

Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
315 771 9081

The Canadian International One Loft Race is the largest race in Canada, averaging over 1,300 birds each year. Paying out over $100,000 in winnings every year! There is no better deal for your dollar.
Send your birds now and don't miss out on the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Good evening every one , In the last few days the weather has turned very nice and the birds are looking fantastic . We are expecting our next shipment of USA birds next week , so if you are in the USA you can ship on Monday May 19 th to Dale Zehr in NY . All information is on the website . Also DO NOT forget there is an EXTRA DONATED BONUS PRIZE  of $ 5,000.00  DOLLARS for the first AU or IF banded bird clocked  in the main 300 mile race and that is extra on top of the 100% PRIZE MONEY PAID OUT.  Please make sure if delivering birds in person that you deliver on the weekends . If you are bringing birds in person at different times , please call ahead . We MUST warn you that the lofts and property are protected by serious guard dogs and we do not want to see anyone hurt ! We do have warning signs and they must be obeyed in order for everyone's safety  ! Thank you for your cooperation in this matter . Canadian birds will be excepted up to JUNE 1st . Looking forward to seeing you all !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Good evening everyone . The birds are looking well and the  first groups are out of quarantine . There have been many new teams entered , and  there are already close to 500 birds entered  in the first 3 weeks . We are expecting about 1200 or more  birds again this year ! We will except  birds up to June 1st . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE is the largest , biggest and most affordable one loft race in North America with an average of over 1300 birds entered every year since 2010 . We are the biggest pay out race in Canada every year and there is no better competition one loft race with a 7 race series and with intense training program ! THE EXCITEMENT IS REALLY STARTING TO BUILD UP !!   You can still enter a team or more , don't be left out for the 2014 season .We are expert handlers with PROVEN race results to back our words ! Competition will be tough and the true Aces will be there to shine on race day .There has been some outstanding birds sent in already and may your birds be in the early prizes come the BIG DAY !! 

- Tony Alves

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Good evening every one , The grass is starting to turn green and spring is finally here , but many fanciers have had a difficult breeding season with the cold winter  so  will except birds until the first week of June . This should give everyone enough time to have their youngsters ready . In the first 2 weeks we have already received close to 300 birds from across Canada and the USA . We have also set A NEW SECOND SHIPPING DATE for  American  birds , If in the USA you can just simply ship your birds by US POSTAL SERVICE on May 19 th to Dale Zehr in N.Y. and we take care of all costs of getting the birds into Canada . There has been some excellent birds already sent in and they are doing fine , We are looking forward to a big year and we will be receiving many more birds over the next few weeks . Many fanciers have asked about what the best age for sending birds in and we prefer  around 5 to 6 weeks of age when they are eating well , also many of the best birds in the final race are birds sent in the month of May , These younger birds seem to learn the game well as we believe that young pigeons that start training at a young age seem to do better on average .  This has been our observation , but does not mean that older youngsters to start training at an older age can not be supers . Most of the top birds on the final race are usually on the 6th flight and covering feathers are grown in , this has also been one of our observations .

- Tony Alves

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Good evening everyone , We have received our first shipment of American birds . There has been 150 birds delivered in the first week . This year many fanciers in the Northern USA and Canada are behind in their breeding due to the unusual cold winter we've had . Many American lofts have asked for a later second shipment for USA birds .   We now have set a new shipment day for American birds . If you are in the USA and would like to send birds you can do so on Monday MAY 19 th . Please call us or e-mail us if you need any information . American birds can be shipped to Dale Zehr on Monday May 19th .

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Good evening every one , The 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE will start accepting birds Saturday April 12th at the loft . If you are shipping by air from Canada please ship on Monday April 14th . American breeders MUST ship on Monday April 14th by US Postal service to Dale Zehr .

Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
Phone: 315-771-9081

 Please remember to mark Canadian International on your shipping box . Please include your cheque with birds , cost is $ 1,200 Dollars for 9 bird team , All 9 birds are completely activated and there is no extra costs .We look forward to having you as a participant and wish every one the best of luck . 2014 will be another great year of competition and may you be the fortunate  breeder of the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE WINNER!

- Tony Alves

Friday, March 28th, 2014

Good evening every one, Hope all is well. The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE** will start to accept entries on Saturday April 12 at the loft. If you are shipping from the*** USA you must ship your birds on Monday APRIL 14th in the morning so that your birds can be in NY by the next day or 2 days. If shipping from USA , PLEASE DO NOT SHIP your birds before this day so that we can get them into Canada right away and this will avoid any extra stress on the birds. USA birds can be shipped to:

Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
315-771-9081

Please call us or email us and leave a message if you are shipping birds so that we are prepared. CANADA SHIPPING *** If shipping from Canada by air, please also ship your birds on Monday APRIL 14th or any other Monday after. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN SHIP 3 EXTRA BIRDS with every team of 6 birds, So that is 9 birds for $1200 and all birds are fully activated, so there is no extra cost!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Good evening everyone, Thank you for reading our diary. There has been a lot of feedback on the EXTRA DONATED BONUS PRIZE. Yes, we have a $5,000 prize for the first AU or IF bird clocked in the 2014, main 300 mile race at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. As it is written, this is a totally DONATED BONUS PRIZE. This donated prize does not come from the prize money. 100% of the prize money is always paid out, so this donated prize is a completely separate promotional prize. There has also been concerns about the American fanciers already getting a 10% + discount on the current exchange rate of the dollar. I realize the dollar does fluctuate every day. What we do and we have done already last year was any entry paid in US funds will also win prizes paid in US funds. It does not matter if you are Canadian or American. So simply if you pay US Dollars, you collect in US Dollars. As you may already know the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE has been at the forefront of our sport in donating not only fantastic promotional prizes; we have also donated to many other great causes which we can proudly say. We donated a complete free entry for the Sandy Storm Auction in New Jersey; we donated a complete free entry for Jerico JP Garcia, the child who needed medical help in the Philippines; We donated a round of young-birds for the Canadian Racing Pigeon Union Lady Auxiliary that was auctioned off raising I believe around $ 3,000 dollars at the time; We have also been one of the biggest supporters and advertisers of the CU YEAR BOOK. We have also raised over $10,000 Dollars for Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto from Auctions of the 2010 and 2011 top 20 prize winners at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. The Canadian International One Loft Race or myself never made a single dollar from these auctions. As a matter of fact, we still continue to donate to Sick Children's Hospital today. So you can clearly see that donating and promoting our sport is a huge part of what we do. At NO TIME has it ever been my intention or the intention of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE to hurt any one or any organization in our sport.

We are supporters and members of every North American Organization including The CU , the AU and the IF. We have also been asked "What message am I sending to the Canadian racing pigeon fanciers when I encourage them to band with Au or IF bands". I would like to remind you and every one else, that again we support all organizations and respect the right of every one to have free will and choice of belonging to what ever organization they wish to belong to and at no time do we encourage or promote anyone to buy only certain particular bands. I appreciate your suggestion to re-consider my decision and change my post. Unfortunately, at this moment we believe the right thing to do is keep our word and continue with this donated prize as promised. We hope this clears up any misunderstanding. We also hope that every one understands the reason for these donated prizes is to promote our race and encourage American Fanciers to join the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. Remember; the bigger the competition, the more prestige there is in winning. We are again looking forward to a fun filled and competitive year and I hope to see you and every one else here for a great weekend !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 17th, 2014

Good evening every one , It is now mid February and most fanciers have now started to mated their birds in Canada and the northern States as it has been one of the coldest and snowiest winters in a long time, The Canadian International one loft race is preparing for our 5th year of racing . We are the largest , biggest and most affordable one loft race in North America, averaging over 1300 birds every year with a fantastic BEST Pay structure , This year we have decided that it would save a lot of time , money and extra work for all fanciers by allowing 3 extra birds for every team of 6 birds . So every one can send in 9 birds for the same cost of 6 birds which is $1200 , That is 9 birds completely activated . This is fantastic for out of area fanciers and American fanciers as having to ship replacement birds is a very costly for shipping fees , boxes , crates etc. All nine birds are completely activated which works out to 66 dollars per bird for perch fee and taxes , There is no better deal or more affordable race for the fancier. This year again we will be having an EXTRA DONATED BONUS PRIZE of $5,000 Dollars for the first bird clocked with an AU or IF band ON THE FINAL MAIN 300 MILE RACE . This is a completely donated prize on top of our 100 % prize money payout ! We offer FREE SHIPPING for American Fanciers .You can just simply ship your birds on Monday April 14th to Dale Zehr, 10632 Jackson Lane, Carthage NY, 13619, phone 1-315-771-9081. Please see our website for more details on our website at www.canadianinternationaloneloftrace.com or you can call Tony Alves at 905-478-1511 Every year we pay out $ 25,000 DOLLARS for the first place winner !!! other prizes will be adjusted depending on the amount of entries . We invite you to come for the greatest North American competition against the biggest names from Canada and the USA!!

- Tony Alves

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

Good evening every one , we have had interest from several other fanciers asking for the optional 325 , 350 and 375 mile races as we had last year . I know many of  you too also like this format as did myself . I am now planning to bring that format  back . I would like your opinion , if you think going 3 weeks in a row , would be best , of course weather permitting and depending on the difficulty of the last flight we can spread it out a little later . I know with good releases we would have no problem clocking many day birds , and conditioning the birds for this type of racing is not a problem for me . Again another question is cost as we want to keep it affordable and create the interest for the fanciers . Another idea is also to create a point system for these 3 last long races as they will be separate from the regular program and have a good potion of the prize money paid out at the end . I truly believe this is the only way to see which are  the  true ace birds and awarding  a good portion of the prize money to the best point birds would insure that the true best birds are awarded the big prize money . please give as your feed back and we will come up with a plan.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Good evening every one , hope all is well , We have had several calls and emails about the 3 extra birds that will be allowed THIS YEAR  in the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . For the  3 extra birds allowed for every paid 6 bird team. there is no extra cost or activation needed , You simply send 9 birds total for $1,200 Dollars , taxes are included . So all you pay is $1,200 dollars for all nine birds. When you break it down , $600 dollars goes towards prize money , which works out to $66 dollars per bird entry money . Then the perch fee works out to $59 Dollars per bird x 9 birds = $ 531 dollars , plus 13 % taxes  on 9 perch fee is $ 69 dollars . So total , with taxes included = $1,200 . We hope this is easy for all to understand , Again there is no better and more affordable One loft  Race  in North America with every year a record amount of prize money to be won !! Every year we average over 1300 birds entered and there were a record  1600 birds entered in 2012. Please share this with all your friends as we would love to have every here for competition against some of the biggest names and breeders in Canada and the USA !!!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

Good evening everyone , hope all is well . Reservations are starting to come in . We have been asked if replacement birds are allowed  for birds lost before May 20th .  We have decided that it is best  to allow every fancier, 3 extra FREE birds for every paid team of 6 birds entered at no additional cost . This would  work  out to $ 60 dollars per bird plus taxes . This would also save every fancier time and extra costs of shipping boxes and shipping fees . There is no better or more affordable perch fee in North America ,  with a chance to compete against the Best, biggest and largest competition  in North America with an entry fee of only $ 60 dollars per bird   . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  continues to be the leader in the most affordable , professional ONE LOFT RACE in the WORLD !  We continue to be the BIGGEST PAY OUT RACE in Canada every year !!!  . Do not be left out for another year !!  Come join the excitement on the Labour day Weekend  and see who will be the  WINNER of the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE , Hope to see you all here !!!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

Good evening every one , February is now here  and the weather has started to get milder in this part of the country  . In the next few weeks most fanciers in this part of the country will start to mate up their birds . We are now starting to take reservations for the 2014 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . We ask you to please start signing up , or you can just call us at  905-478-1511 , we are more than happy to explain any questions you may have , you can also leave a message or you can email us and we will sign you up . We are looking forward to another BIG year and we are please to have you all back for some real good competition .  Many times we are asked if older young one are an advantage and the answer is we have seen no advantage over the last 4 years , We believe it still comes down to breeding a super as we have seen many times some of the younger birds do very well in the end . We also can tell you that every year most of the top birds in the 300 mile race are half way up on the 6th flight with a few dropping the 7th flight , The body moult has completed the covering feathers and our system insures that most of  the birds are not in a body moult . This however varies  some what on certain years , mostly depending on the weather through out the year and temperature during the spring and   summer.  The birds are trained often which also affects slowing down the moult ,We hope this answers some of your questions . We will start keeping up frequent updates , and we will answer some of your questions and concerns on this diary , In this way we can share our ideas and views with everyone,

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Good evening every one, It has been extremely cold in this part of the country and most have not even thought about mating up their birds , Hopefully the weather will start to improve shortly . As for other news . The South African Million Dollar race was flown this past weekend , It was an extremely tough race with only 53 birds clocked in on the day from over 400 miles with the last bird on the day clocking over 13 hours on the wing , bred by Ganus Family Loft. This GFL bird was bred from a half brother of Filip Normans 1st place winner Sun City Million Dollar race mated on to a daughter of MONA LISA was the highest winning pool bird ever since the South Africa race started , winning over $100,000 DOLLARS in pools clocking 15 times in the top 1% !!! . These were the supreme birds with the guts and determination to never give up and it takes real breeding to continue to stay on the wing after 9 hours , when most birds would give up ! Congratulations to Karl Ziefle from Germany for having the 1st Prize winning bird in the final race !! For sure a proud moment in any ones pigeon career !! Congratulations to the First American bird clocked , finishing 4th overall for Quest Syndicate - Barker . Congratulations to The Grand Average winner who was Frank Locante of USA . congratulations to The first Canadian bird finishing 80 th overall for Engelbrecht Lofts, bred by Marziale Lofts. Finally Congratulations to the Car Race Average winner. A Canadian bird for Eldorado Lofts Canada

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, January 15h, 2014

Good evening everyone , Our new 2014  website is now up . This is our 5th Year and we look forward to having our biggest year yet . We are starting to take reservations , We will start to except birds starting Saturday April 12th until Saturday  May 17th,  which is only 5 weeks  . All birds being shipped from the USA can be shipped to Dale Zehr in NY . This year we will have only one FREE shipping day for American birds . All American birds MUST be shipped to Dale Zehr on Monday April 14th so we can have the birds in NY the next day or two . We take care of all health certificates  and transportation costs and there is no quarantine needed for USA birds , so the birds are at the loft with in a day or two . This avoids putting the birds through extra stress unlike when shipping birds overseas  , All new arrival teams will be quarantined individually this year in a separate loft right on the property   before being placed into the main race loft .

IN 2014 we  are having a  6 race series of  100 ,, 110 ,,125,,150 ,,200 and 300 miles  After many conversations with many fanciers we have decided to   also having only one extra optional  375 mile race after the main 300 mile race that you as the fancier can choose if you want to enter  , The 375 mile race will be at least 2 weeks after the final 300 miler , This will ensure the birds  plenty of recuperation time , The CANADIAN  INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  is over 400 feet long , The loft was designed with maximum ventilation , the lofts are fitted through out with hardwood grated grill floors so that birds never walk on their droppings and they can not pick at any spilled grains , The lofts are also outfitted with state of the art square box perches with 45 degree bottoms that prevent the birds below from ever getting soiled from birds perched above and the birds never step in their own droppings  , This also creates perfect daily monitoring of all droppings. The fronts are completed out fitted with aviaries so that birds are settled in groups , Once the birds are all settled , they are liberated all together every nice day and all birds trap in for clocking in the centre of the loft in one location only . We believe this to be very important so that all clocking is completely fair to all birds on race day .  We spared no expense in building the best possible loft for One Loft Racing .

We also have one of the best race trailers available on the market . Our race trailer was built in the USA by  Number one builders of race pigeon trailers DAVIS WELDING and FABRICATIONS .Our race trailer is an all aluminum  state of the art built with electrical fans , lighting , water pumping system  ans a one sided automatic spontaneous one lever release .  

No one is  ever  allowed to enter the lofts except staff , FCI delegates and  our veterinarian DR. Purtil ,   This ensure maximum biological  health security once birds start to arrive .We are a World Class professional race  and must do everything possible for the health and well being of the birds .  The birds at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE are also fed the best Canadian grains and mixtures  available from BADEN FEEDS ,We also use only the best European  minerals , pick stones and  grit from NATURAL . As far as vitamins and medications we use only the best products from VITA-KING .  These are the medication products that we used when we flew our own birds here in Canada .

Our management system is proven as our system was very successful in winning many open races , band races and numerous Champion birds , average speeds and the all time record of 6 consecutive years Overall Old birds and Young birds combine Champion loft in the history of the Largest combine in Canada . We are very confident in our ability along with our staff of providing a World class ONE Loft Race . We are largest , most , competitive One loft race in North America with a record  average of over 1300 birds entered every year and the BIGGEST PAY OUTS every year , We have attracted some of the biggest names from Canada and from all across the United States every year and we invite you to be part of One of the greatest One Loft Races in the world . You can see more information at  www.canadianinternationaloneloftrace.com  .

We look forward to seeing every one here on Race day as the excitement starts to build as we look forward to seeing who will be the breeder of the 1st PLACE WINNER in 2014 !!! Good luck to All  !!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Seasons Greetings to all , from the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE! We wish you and your family and friends a great Christmas full of joy and may the New year bring every one much happiness and success!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Good evening every one . The American birds were shipped back today  Oct 21 from Niagara Falls ,NY ,  and should all be at there destinations by Tuesday Oct 22 or Wednesday Oct 23  at the latest . Please let us Know when your birds arrive so that all is on track . There are still some birds at the loft that have not been pick up and we please ask you to contact us , as we want to make sure every one gets their birds .

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Good evening everyone , hope all is well , we are just finishing off the sending of birds and all cheques have been mailed out . We also need to let every one know that there has been cheques sent out for $50 Dollars more to every bird that scored in the top ten positions in the 4 short training races as the prizes were $ 250 each and our financial secretary had mistakenly paid out only $200 per prize . We also ask owners to contact us for any birds still left here as today is supposed to be the deadline for picking up birds .

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Good evening everyone , Please email or call us right away  if you want your birds back . All the American bird shipment has been delayed until the  early  part of next week as the export  health certificates have been delayed . Some  have already received there  prizes and the rest have all been mailed out and should reach you by the end of the week . Prizes being mailed into the USA can be a little longer through the mail from Canada . Please if you have any suggestions on improving the race , please call us or email us as we love to hear from you all . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE was created from every ones ideas and likes and we would love to continue to improve the race with any great ideas you the participants may have . Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have a suggestion , Thanks .

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Good evening everyone , Birds can be picked up this weekend at the loft .  Please email us if you are coming to pick up your birds this weekend and we will basket them ahead of time . If you are in other parts of the country we will ship your birds to you if you wish so . Cost for shipping birds by air will be $ 150 Dollars per crate to other parts of Canada .  USA birds can be shipped back at $150 dollars per box from 1 to 4 birds . This will cover cost of transport  into the USA ,  cost of shipping boxes , postal charges , health certificates and Veterinarian Fees .  We are looking to ship the USA birds on October 16th , We will confirm the dates . All birds not claimed by October 16th will become property of the Canadian International One Loft Race .  So please let us know by email if you want your birds back. 

- Tony Alves

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Good evening every one , there are now 43 birds home .   . There were a few more people who had called in to pick birds ,but were too late calling and the final  pick bird  list had gone up . Here are the $ 100 pick bird winners.

1st Marcin Turkiewicz = 1000

2nd Wayne & Lynn Beaudoin=900

3rd Nancy Leblond = 800 

4th  Guido Madrusan -700

5th  Andy Skwiat =600

6th Irish Syndicate = 500

7th  APC LOFT =300

8th   Zangs LittleLoft =200

9th John Canto = 200

and 10th  Nasrat Yardam =100 .

Congratulations on these fine birds , It takes very good birds to fly this program and there were  8 birds who landed together on the first drop , this group of FANTASTIC BIRDS WERE OVER AN HOUR AND 20 MINUTES AHEAD OF THE NEXT BIRDS  to the loft . Although the race was flown in very good speeds , the north course here always seem be difficult every year with only so many birds able to navigate the greater distances , especially from 375 miles. However the super birds survive and we are sure that these birds would still go on to perform more . We will update again with some more interesting facts  and  ideas in the next few days , We will try to also set up a shipping day for returning all the out of area birds and we will post it here .CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN  TO EVERY ONE WHO HAD BIRDS COMPLETE THE 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE SERIES .These birds are the cream of the crop and are to be truly respected as ACES !!!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Good Morning every one , the birds were released in Smooth Rock Falls , Ontario a distance of 375  miles at 8 AM ,October 2. Good Luck to all !!

Here is the updated list.

Updated: Good evening everyone. There are 18 day birds home. We will continue to clock pigeons tomorrow. We are experiencing internet and phone troubles, therefore we were not able to show the live clocking today.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Good evening everyone. Our last and final race 375m. will be this Wednesday, Oct.2nd. from Smooth Rock Falls (Weather Permiting). So please if you wish to nominate your bird(s) for this race please do so immediately, by Email or by phone call A.S.A.P.

Good evening everyone, there was 76 birds shipped to the 375 mile race. We are expecting to liberate the birds tomorrow at 8 am. We have attached a list of the activated birds, and the payouts will be

1st: 1000.00
2nd: 900.00
3rd: 800.00
4th: 700.00
5th: 600.00
6th: 500.00
7th: 300.00
8th: 200.00

Here is the list of birds for the 375 Mile race.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Good evening everyone . There are now 60 birds home after the 3rd day and we will leave the clock on to continue clocking birds . We have correct the results and have added the 14th place bird that also missed the  scanner on the second drop  , so it positions as the last bird from that drop , This bird  was verified by our FCI Delegated Rolf Bachmann and Ken Foster who was also present   on race day . When the race closes we will also adjust the points so that every bird  from each drop will be awarded equal points of their drop . This is the fairest way we can award these birds in this type of situation .The last 375 mile race will be flown near the end of next week weather permitting .

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Good evening everyone , There are now 57 birds home and we will continue to clock birds tomorrow . The USA    put out a fabulous  performance as  6 out of 9 Equal  first drop were AMERICAN BIRDS  !!! Also very fine day for CARL MC NELTY birds   having 2 birds in the first group . Another great performance  was put out again by ANDY SKWIAT  clocking 3 birds on the day . Congratulations to all of the breeders who clocked day birds !!  Here are the $100 pick bird winners . 1ST DROP EQUAL FIRST PICK BIRDS   were  APC LOFT ,, RUI & ROBERT ,, ATLANTIS LOFT ,, PLAMETO LOFT ,, PLACETA  LOFT = 800  ,, 2ND DROP  WERE WOODSTOCK BOYS = 500  ,, Then  3RD DROP were  NASRAT YARDAM and SPARTAN LOFT =350 , The following lofts = 200  , PROPIGEON.COM ,,  APC LOFT  ,, UNIVERSAL LOFT ,, ZANGS LITTLE LOFT ,, MIKE THE ICEMAN MARTIN ,, WONDERBRED LOFT & KID BIRD LOFT  , WAYNE &LYNN BEAUDOIN , and  ANDY SKWIAT  who had 3  pick birds  clocked   winning TOTAL =600 . The final pick bird was NANCY LEBLOND = 100 .

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 (Evening)

Good evening every one .Today's race was very nerve racking as the first 9 birds arrived together , but the clock did not pick the birds times as they arrived . We quickly sectioned of the first 9 birds . The next group of 4 birds were sectioned off and the next 3 birds were sectioned also . \We there fore had to re-clock these pigeons in the order of groups that  they arrived and must count these birds equal by drops . All prize money will be added from activated birds  by group drops and divided equally as this is the most fairest way to pay the prize money . From 17th position down the birds are clocked in order of arrival . Tomorrow night we will post the prize winners . The point system will also have to be looked at as we come up with the most fairest way to award this . These are some of the night mares that every one loft race manager dreads , we will  have more information tomorrow night  , All drops were verified by Rolf Bachmann who is the appointed FCI DELEGATE  for the Canadian International One Loft Race and Ken Foster who is a participant in the race  was also present to assist with a quick response to this unforeseen circumstance . The race will continue tomorrow as we hope to have many more birds arrive.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013 (Morning)

Good morning everyone , the birds were released at 8 AM from Cochrane  350 miles . There are 2 more birds in the $ 100 picks . These are  the 2   birds  Zang's Little Loft AU-VITA- 2269 and Plameto loft IF -E- 79846. An extra 200 will be added to the prize list . good luck to all!

Here is an updated list of the $100 pick birds.

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Good evening every one , the birds will be liberated Tuesday September 24th from Cochrane Ont. a distance of 350 miles . We are going to try to liberate the birds at 8 AM . there are 69 pick birds activated at $ 100 each . We have a list of pick birds and the prize structure will be  1st =1000  , 2nd =900 ,, 3rd =800  ,, 4th = 700  ,, 5th =600 ,, 6th =500  ,, 7th = 400  ,, 8th = 300 ,, 9th  through 17th = 200 and 18th =100 . Good Luck to all !!

Here is a list of the $100 pick birds.

Good evening every one there are 2 more last minute activation's  . Magic Mederios  Cu-magic-1004 and Woodstock boys Cu-magic-1065 . There will be another $ 200  prize added . Any more corrections must be sent in right away , Good Luck.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

Good evening everyone , We have a new inventory list posted of all capable birds to fly the 350 mile race .We are planning for a Tuesday race from Cochrane Ont .  Please check the inventory list and let us know right away by email if you want any birds activated for  $100  . We need to know as soon as possible as we need to post a list of all activated birds and prize list  before the race .Thanks and good luck

- Tony Alves

Tuesday. September 17th, 2013

Good evening everyone , There are now 87 birds home ,we will continue to clock birds as birds can still earn points for the championships . The birds are in fantastic condition and the race took nothing out of them as a matter of fact many of the birds over flew the loft as most birds that arrived after the 29th position were returning from the south . We are planning the next race for sometime next week from Cochrane Ontario a distance of 350 miles . We will put out an inventory list in a few days . If you would like to activate any or all of your birds at $ 100 Dollars each you must e-mail us right away before , Sunday September 22nd .This is the best way to confirm your birds are entered . We take no cut out of this money and all prizes are 100 % paid out . We will put out a list again of all activated birds before the race . Best of luck.

Here is a list of the $100 Dollar pick bird winners:
$1300 = Marcin Turkiewicz
$1000 = VanHeerden Kruger Loft
$900 = Claude Rothgiesser
$800 = Andy Skwiat
$700 = Nancy LeBlond
$500 = CNP Syndicate
$400 = Atlantis Loft

The rest of these lofts each win $200:
Schneideres Loft, Vettese & Chlebowski, Joe Demedeiros, Team London, Mia & Casa & J&j Lofts, GuidoMadrusan, Mary Lou"s Girls, Rick"s Boys, El Dorado Lofts, Wonder Bred Loft & Kid Bird Loft, Castleguard Loft, Mc Laughlin Lofts.

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 16th, 2013 (Evening)

Good Evening every one . The Canadian International  Silver Cup  Classic was flown today from 300 miles . The birds were released  at 8:30 AM  from Matheson Ontario , At 2:07 PM , seven birds arrived together on the drop . Congratulations to the winners ! 1st place winner was Gatti vs Ward Team entered by Fabio Lus . In 2nd position was Van Heerden Kruger Loft also winning 1st - $100- Pick bird for $1,000 DOLLARS ! In 3rd place was Marcin Turkiewicz who also placed 8th for a fine performance .In 4th position was Andy Skwiat showing true class breeding of his birds  at the distance , by clocking all his 4 entries and also clocking the   most birds on the day winning   4th,  35th ,50th ,57th position.  In 5th place was Nancy Leblond , In 6th place was David Rothgiesser Bred by Claude Rothgiesser  who also took 10th positioned finishing 2 birds in the top 10 prizes .  In  7th was Cnp Syndicate bred by Chris Mitsoiu  . In 9th position Nasrat Yardam who again showed steady performance !!  We will continue to clock birds tomorrow and we will report back.

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 16th, 2013 (Morning)

Good morning everyone , The birds should have an easy flight today . Although it is very  cool,  the  winds should help the birds today . We had a few last minute entries activated , They are Eldarodo lofts -CU-7246, CA-CA CONNECTIONS - AU-JEDDS-14748, UNIVERSAL PiGEON  -CU-HC-518, CIRCLE LOFT AU-ARPU- 61451, LOU COLETTA- AU-COL-297, Guido Madursan CU-TD-2714 ,We are now closed for activations.   This will give us 3 more prizes of $ 200 for 21st, 22nd  and 23rd  prize , best of luck.

Click here to view updated activation list for the 300 Mile Race.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Good evening everyone. The Canadian International Silver Cup Classic will be flown tomorrow, Monday September 16th, from 300 miles. All capable pigeons have been shipped. You can check today's inventory list for all shipped pigeons. Pigeons can be activated at $100.00 each. Pay out will be 10% down. 100% of the prize money is paid out. We do not take any cut of this money. Please email us right away if you would like to activate your birds, please leave your team name and the band numbers of the birds you wish to activate. Today is the last day to activate. Good luck to everyone and you are most welcome to come and join the crowd for the arrival of the pigeons.

Here is the prize structure for the September 16 th  300 silver cup classic.

1st $ 1000
2nd $ 900
3rd $ 800
4th $ 700
5th $ 600
6th $ 500
7th $ 400
8th $ 300
9th to 20th $ 200

There are 75 birds activated total 7,500.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Good evening every one , The birds are loft flying again up to an hour in the mornings and we are going to try to have the race from 300 miles on Monday if the weather is good , Please do not forget to email -us RIGHT AWAY   if you would like to activate your birds for prize money .This next race is 100 % pay-out in prize money and we do not take any cut from this money . We are sure that many birds will surprise everyone with their performance on the next race even if they were clocked later in the last race  and some will regret not activating their birds, but it is your choice and the birds will be shipped even if it is not activated . Once the birds are shipped you will not be activate them and we will put out a list of the activated birds ahead of time . It will be interesting to see as now we get into the longer races ,   Best of luck.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Good evening everyone , we have put out an inventory list of all birds back from the last race . Please email us  your band numbers and team names if you want to activate your birds into the next race , payment must be her by September 16th . If you choose not to activate your birds will still be flown in the next race ,but you will not qualify for prize money however you birds still qualify for championship prizes . Next race is planned for sometime in the middle of next week , weather permitting , we will update soon.

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Good evening every one , we continue to have birds return home . We will do an inventory list in the next few days of all birds home . Our next race was scheduled for 325 miles , but since the  final race was flown from 250 miles , we believe it might be best that the next race be flown from 300 miles so the jump is not so big . We plan to have the next race in 8 to 10 days from now weather permitting . Then we will try to fly the 350 mile race a week or so later and then on to the final race of 375 miles to complete our series . All pigeons that are in capable shape will be shipped to the next race , You can select to have any or all of  of your birds activated at 100 Dollars per bird to be flown for prize money which will be paid at 10% down . However if you choose not to activate your bird it will still be shipped to fly the race but will not be eligible for prize money , but still counts for the championship prizes . If you would like your bird activated you must email us the band numbers of the birds you choose and payment must be received by the end of  Monday September 16 th . If you have won prize money it can be deducted from your winnings of the 250 mile race . We will then show a list of all paid birds so that there is no question if or what birds were activated . We do not cut any of this prize money , it is 100 % paid out . How ever if payment is not received your bird will not be eligible for prize money . So Please e- mail us your entries and we will email you back information of received  .  Next year we will come up with an easier way to activate the birds as to make it easy for everyone . If mailing in from the USA it is best to send your payment express . The birds are being nourished back into condition and will be ready for some training tosses shortly.

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 6th, 2013

Good evening every one , Friday September 6 th . We now have a 100 birds home and the prizes are all filled. This year was an extremely tough year , finishing off the 300 mile race with the toughest race  in recent memory . We are still very happy that we had 25 % of the birds return and it surely took very determined pigeons with super endurance to continue on for days ! Some  great performances were achieved by some lofts . One of these great team performances was accomplished by PRO.PIGEON.COM  TEAM from the USA who clocked an incredible 3 pigeons in the top 100 prizes from a total of 4 birds shipped scoring 30 th  ,, 44 th,, 45 th,, positions all on the second day . Another great performance was    the" BET TO WIN TEAM " a syndicate of fanciers from the Borden club , which are members of our local Up North pigeon Racing  Combine    .they also managed  to clock 3 birds in the top 100 positions from a total of 4 birds shipped , scoring 21st ,, 67th , 85th positions.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Good evening every one , there is now 92 birds home and hopefully we will have 100 birds by tomorrow night to fill all 100 prizes . It is surprising how  most of the late arrivals are still holding good bodies . The birds were sent in very good condition and lots of reserve , and we believe this has paid off as they continue to come home . As of now it looks like our next race will be at least 2 weeks or more so we can bring super condition back into the birds , We are sure by the condition they have now that we will have them perfect in a couple of weeks . We will report back tomorrow.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Good evening every one . There are 74 birds clocked in . We will keep clocking until the 100 prizes are filled . The next 325 mile race is going to be delayed possibly another 2 weeks or so until the birds are in perfect condition again . Although the birds flew hard and long they still are holding good bodies due to being very well conditioned before the flight . We will keep updating steady as we move on !!  Best of luck as we go into the longer races!!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Good evening every one . There are now 63 birds home and we will try to keep the race open until all 100 prizes are won . Congratulations to the 1st place  WINNER !  -  Pimentel Team - The breeder is Rick Ferreira , who also was the breeder of last years Equal 1st place winner !!Rick also bred the 4th place winner in last years 300 mile race and also bred 2 top birds at 375 mile race in 2012 . Truly an unbelievable performance by this breeding loft !! Congratulations to the 2 nd Place finish David Rothgiesser Team , who the breeders is very well know and one of the BEST  Canadian Fanciers who has won practically every thing there is to be won including being a car winner at the Million Dollar South Africa race and also won the very prestige 1st  Champion Bird at the 2012 Canadian international One Loft race , which he also won the car prize !! Congratulations also goes to the 3rd place winner IRISH SYNDICATE !! This team has been always in the top in the last 2 years proving the they surely have the birds to come through when it is very tough !! IRISH SYNDICATE also wins 1ST- IF or AU clocked bird and FIRST   AMERICAN BIRD WINNING THE  $ 5,000.00  DONATED  BONUS PRIZE  !!  The 4TH  prize goes to Kempens Koupe Team who is Mike Van Kempen from Bills Turkey Farm . The  5 th prize goes to " My Lucky Day Team bred by Joe Demederios  . The 6 th prize goes to Mike/ Joe / Dale team bred by Mike Bator  also being the 2nd USA Bird . The 7th prize was won by Universal Pigeon  . The 8th prize goes RMS Team bred by Rodolfo Santos . 9th prize goes to Zangs Little Loft , 3rd  USA Bird entered by Bingho Zang of South Caralina . 10th place goes to Spartan Loft bred by Ziggy Picur. 

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Good evening everyone, September 2nd. There are now 55 birds home on the second day . Another One Loft Race was also released close to where our birds were released half an hour later with over 500 birds and also had no day birds and has only clocked 2 birds home starting  around 4 PM at the end of the second day .  It is hard to explain  to what exactly pigeons do on certain days and September 1 st was one of those days .It has been a real test of endurance. It takes extremely well conditioned birds with super drive to continue to keep coming on a second day . No One loft Race organizers sets out to loose birds ,It is something that just can not be explained . The race will continue until all prizes are filled ! We will update tomorrow with details of the winners!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 (Evening)

Good evening every one , There are no day birds home !!  Everyone is in total shock ! We expected birds by 2:30 pm and there is no explanation as to why nothing has come through . This has been a year that can really break anyone's spirits . What ever was in the air today also caused the same results in other races in this part of the country ! We will report back tomorrow !! 

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 1st, 2013 (Morning)

Good Morning , every one , The birds were released at 8:00 AM from Englehart  Ontario  which is a distance of about 250 miles  ( 411 KMS ) . Our 300 mile mark was  Unfortunately very overcast with bad visibility with some fog and rain was  ready to start moving in   , so it was decided in the best interest of the birds to bring them back shorter  50 miles ,where conditions were much better . The birds were released into a east south east wind and they are supposed to come into headwinds on the route home . This could turn out to be very difficult race , as east in the wind usually is difficult for the birds and usually causes very spotty returns . It will take very good pigeons to win today and it should be a very interesting race !! . Good Luck to every one!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Good evening everyone , the birds are on their way for the main race 300 miles for  Sunday  September 1 st. . We are going to try for as early possible release and we are watching the weather closely.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Good evening every one , We are watching the weather closely as there may be bad weather at release point this weekend. Right now it does look like we will be able to race on Sunday September 1st. This is the main 300 mile money race. Below is the prize structure.

1st $25,000
2nd $10,000
3rd $7,000
4th $6,000
5th $5,000
6th $4,000
7th $3,000
8th $3,000
9th $3000
10th $2000
11th to 20th $1,000
21st to 30th $500
31st to 100th $200

There were 4 races training races which paid $250 for the top ten positions:

1st Champion Point  bird $1,000
1st Champion Point loft $1,000
1st Champion HOT STRIKER TEAM $1,000

Shipping will begin at 12 noon, Only bird owners may handle their own birds .

2013 Total pay-out = $110,000 DOLLARS. 100% of PRIZE MONEY PAID OUT!

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Good evening everyone . Aug. 23 we had the 4th race from 175 miles . The weather was cool at release with a light side tail wind . The birds cleared very quickly and it was a great race , Congratulations to Flood Lofts for winning 1st prize with the same incredible bird that also won the 3rd race from 150 miles and this bird is now leading champion bird after the first 4 races !!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Good evening everyone ,It looks like Friday Aug.23 will be a very nice day and we plan to have the 200 mile race if all goes well weather wise . All late arrivals that had been lost in previous  training  tosses and  races have been conditioned back up  and all birds will be shipped to the 200 mile race . It is important that all birds fly the 200 mile race so that they can have the experience before going into the longer races . The shipping list will also serve as an inventory of all birds that remain .The excitement is really starting up as we head into our 5 last long races . Best of luck to all!!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Good Evening every one . Aug. 19 th we had the 3rd race . The Race was flown from Just south of Estair  from 150 miles and liberated at 7:30 AM . Corrections have been made on the result list .It was a great day for a race with a very light side headwind . There were just over 200 birds home in the first 10 minutes as group after group arrived behind each other .  Congratulations to the winner 1ST PLACE winner  Flood Loft . We are watching the weather closely to see when we can get the next race in . We have  been preparing late arrivals and lost birds back into condition for the next race . We will do an inventory on all birds in the loft so every one can see what birds that they still have here.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Good evening every one , We will NOT have the 3rd  race  this Sunday Aug 18 th .  We are going to give the birds one more day of rest and then we will try to get the 3rd race in from 125 miles on Monday Aug,19th .

Race Results

Here are the links:

Average Speed:


Hot Striker Team:

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Good evening everyone ,Friday Aug. 16 th . Today we had our second training race from just north of Point au Baril which is 110 mile point . The weather was perfect with hardly any wind at all . The birds were released at 9:10 AM and we had the first groups arrive at 11:27 of over 100 birds and there were over 200 birds clocked in about 6 minutes !!  We took advantage of a perfect day and we will try for a 125 mile race this Sunday if all goes well , We are still getting used to using the wincompanion system and we will be working on some  corrections . Congratulations to Mia Casa & J & J Lofts on winning the second training race of 2013 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !! 

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Good evening  every one . Today we had the first 100 training  mile race . The birds were released at 8;35 AM , and the first groups arrived at 10;10 AM . They flew very fast and there were almost 300 birds home in 15 minutes out of 345 birds shipped . We are currently training and reconditioning late arrivals from previous tosses and hope to have most of them in the 150 mile race with the main group, which we plan to race this coming  Saturday . We have to skip the 110 mile and 125 mile race due to time getting close to the main race . Congratulations to the winning bird entered by Yamicel  Loft from Florida   winning 1 st place. Also a great race for Flood Lofts clocking in the 5 th and 7 th  position . The top ten positions pays  $250 Dollars each.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

Good evening everyone , the  birds were trained 75 miles today , They did very good speeds as their was a very strong tail wind . Unfortunately we had difficulties with our computer and could not show the results . Our 100 mile training race will be flown tomorrow and it should be very fast as we expect a strong tail wind . We will try to release for 8 AM . We have posted an shipping list of all birds that will be in the first 100 mile race . Good Luck to all !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Good evening every one , We had our first 75 mile training toss today and the birds did very well . The sky was a very nice blue with a few clouds  at release . There was very little wind at all and the temperature was cool . All the birds were release together and they cleared very quickly and were gone before we could get in the truck . The birds flew it in 1 hour and 39 minutes . The first 13 birds on the result list were not on this toss , but were released from a shorter distance of 40 miles ,along with a few other birds that had returned late and we are preparing them to get back in with the main group . Todays  winning birds were 1 st - Yosvany Ojeda Loft ,, 2 nd - Atlantis Loft ,, and 3rd - Gallo & Medeiros . Congratulations to the first 3 fast trappers !!! Incredibly all first 3 birds were from the Florida area  !! The birds will be rested tomorrow and it is calling for rain but they will be trained intensely every good day on . We are hoping to have the first 100 mile MONEY race towards the end of the week . Depending  on the weather and how much training we can get in , we might have to skip the 110  and 125  mile race and go directly into the 150 mile race . It is more important that the birds get a 150 and 200 mile race before the 300 mile which is coming up quickly . We will update regularly as we are now getting into the races .  Good Luck to all !!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Good evening every one ,Although the  50 mile training toss went very well today ,  we are still missing birds from today's toss . Few birds continue to make  it back from the 30 mile toss last Saturday . The 40 mile toss was also difficult as they were  spread out all day long arriving home . .It is very troubling for us since these birds had flown the 25 mile toss 2 days before the 30 mile toss   in a very strong side wind and had arrived very well .  We know the birds are in very good health , their droppings are very nice and we made sure they were loft flying well before the training began . It is very puzzling since these birds were rambling up to 1 3/4 hours in the morning . These birds are in good health and we just do not know what to think of why losses are so high . We will continue to road  train every good day , but pigeons that arrive  late will be rested  a day or so before basketed again . We must do this for late arrivals , but must continue on with the birds which are working well . It is becoming to be a very tough year and it will take super birds to continue on to the very end ! Any paid team that does not have a single bird  make the 300 mile shipping night will be entitled  a free perch fee for a 6 bird team . We wish the best for every one and trying to take as many birds as possible to the end , but we must continue on with training and our  training  will start to become very intense and we will make sure that every bird here will be in super condition going into the final race.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

Good evening every one , The birds were trained from 40 miles today in small groups .  The results are up now , we are still learning the system , but spoke to Terry Gilmore tonight and we will try to have it right shortly.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Good evening every one , We think we finally figured out most of the wincompanion system .  We now have yesterdays toss on our website live . Thursday the birds trained 25 miles into a headwind and came very well and there was 750 birds home . Yesterday we trained in groups  from 30 miles with a nice tail wind and cool weather and had a smash training toss . The first birds were 3 hours coming home and were all coming from the south . They over flew past the loft , Birds were arriving right to dark from the south and many  still continue to arrive now, This is very devastating to us and we are heart broken .  We would like to believe that the smartest pigeons were smart enough to turn around but we never know how many good ones keep going . We hope that many more will make it back , We will rest the birds for a few days and our 100 mile training race will be delayed . We will update tomorrow again.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

Good evening every one, The birds have now had 4 tosses at 1 mile ,1 toss at 3 miles , one at 6 miles , and today they were tossed at 10 miles . We tried to get the wincompanion live clocking to show the training toss today ,but were unsuccessful since it is our first time using this system we are still getting used to it . hopefully we will get it right for the next toss which should be tomorrow if the weather is right . The birds are flying now up to one and a half hours every morning and then road tossed after the loft fly . Our training tosses will continue steady  every good day and we plan to have the first 100 training race in 2 weeks if the weather remains good for lots of road training . 

- Tony Alves

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Good evening everyone, we have been into some pretty extreme heat waves in this part of Canada. We have just started putting on the electronic bands today and should be complete by tomorrow to show the first inventory list. The birds have had the last three training trailer tosses from about 1 mile, just to get the birds used to the trailer. Everything has been pushed back due to the extreme heat wave. The first 100 mile race will definitely be delayed for a week or more. We certainly will not rush in and send pigeons unprepared. As soon as we are done electronic chipping all the birds tomorrow, we will show the first inventory list before we start training further out. The pigeons health are very good and we will continue to do what's best for the birds. I know there is a lot of people waiting to see the inventory list and we hope to get it up as soon as we can.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Good evening everyone , The weather has been extremely hot and humid , along with record rain falls . The birds continue to fly better everyday and the last few replacement birds are really starting  to fly well . We will put out an inventory list before training begins along with live clocking results in the training tosses . There are still a few unpaid teams so please send in your payment right away if you have not done so . Any unpaid teams will be sold to potential buyers .We hope we will start to get into nicer weather as we get closer to our training days , Overall health of the birds is very good and their droppings remain very firm with lots of down feather and the birds are very active , We look forward to a good year and hope the best for every participant . Road training should begin in about 2 weeks.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, June 23rd, 2013

Good evening every one , the weather has now turned very hot in this part of the country . The birds are loft flying everyday now , except for the replacement birds that came in the last 2 weeks . Although most of the birds look very good , there are still some birds that are experiencing the young bird sickness and develop water in the crop and have to be removed from the loft. This year we had a total of 1200 birds entered from across North America . Please if you have not sent in your payment ,please do so right away as there are always a few people who have to be reminded . We are getting ready to place the electronic bands on the birds and then we can do our first inventory list . Today the birds are on Apple cider vinegar , with fresh garlic cloves , along with vitamins and electrolytes . They will remain on this for the next few days and then they will have a second treatment for canker and then  finally a respiratory treatment before training begins. We are very careful to not over do it with medications as to not destroy the birds inner  organs , Remember if the livers and kidneys  are ruined from too many antibiotics  . the birds will loose their natural resistance to diseases and will not be able to complete the tough 9 weeks of racing especially the last 4 races . It will take strong healthy birds to fly this years program and it will not be a crap shoot or lucky birds that will finish near the top in the end. There is some real specimens and class birds entered again this year and competition will be fantastic as we believe we offer the most intense training and race program that brings the winners to the top !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Good evening everyone ,Hope all is well . We are still waiting on some replacement birds and we will accept replacements to  Saturday June 15 th .  Although Most teams are doing great , every year there always seems to be some lofts that have trouble adjusting to the environment of so many birds from different   sources combining all in one loft . Some birds although arrive fine and healthy  looking ,  soon have trouble with viruses and    and bacterias from different birds , while other birds thrive and shine . This is where a strong immune system is so important . Every year there seems to be at least 10% losses to infection of some type or another  . This is the ugly side of one loft racing that few dare to talk about !! This is the reality of the game . These numbers are sometimes higher even in our own race lofts  where no introduction of new birds even occur . Never the less the strongest and best birds continue to thrive and are the ones of champion calibre . DO NOT ever believe  for a minute that all losses are off the roof,  often called missing or lost  around the loft . We hope to have the rest of the birds out in the next week , except for replacements coming this week . Up to now all else is well and we hope to start training around the middle of July . The summer is calling for normal weather and hopefully not too many crazy hot days.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Good Evening every one , We are just finishing off receiving the rest of the teams to complete the 2013 entries for the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE .  Although we expected a bigger number of entries we never the less broke another Canadian record of entries for 2013 . We continue to be the biggest Prize pay out race in Canada every year  for the last 4 years !! There is no pooling at the Canadian International , this is strictly prize money !!Congratulations and thank you to every participant who believed and entered birds and helped in creating the BIGGEST ONE LOFT RACE that Canada has ever seen , 4 years in a row  !!!  This is great for the sport , it is great for Canada and it is great for all the American Fanciers who like to compete against the Best Canada has to offer !! After all pigeon racing is competition and competition we  certainly have !! We also pride ourselves of having the most intense and serious training and 9  race series that will certifiably bring the truly best birds to the top !!!  We are serious about racing and we plan to work the birds continuously and constantly through out the season !! Although every one including ourselves would love to see a big number of birds reach the shipping night , the reality is that birds that are truly worked hard and intense do not all make it to the end . Take a look at your own lofts and number at the end of a YB season and the answer is quickly there for you to see . We will finish up dating the win companion list this week with our total number of entries .  The first 2 groups of birds are all ready settled and because of their age most are taking to the air like old birds . Over the next few weeks the rest of the later arrivals will be released from the flight aviaries . Owners of lost birds will be contacted for replacement birds giving every one the best chance of having a 6 bird team in competition  . Replacement birds will be allowed up to June 15 th. We truly hope you enjoy your experience of having your birds compete in the  2013  CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Good evening every one, Last USA shipping date is Tuesday  May 28th . If you are still shipping a team or more  from the USA you must ship your birds no later then Tuesday morning May 28th to our American contact Dale Zehr  , 10632 Jackson Lane , Carthage NY, 13619  phone number 1-315-771-9081 . Canadian birds can be shipped air by west jet or Air Canada this Monday and we will accept birds to the end of the month of May . 2013 will be another big year as there has been great participation from across North America !!  Do Not be left out , there is still time to be part of the biggest race in North America !!  Right year in Canada , Give us a call or e-mail if you want to send birds or just simply send us your birds. Every year we have over 1000 bird entries and that always guarantees there will be BIG COMPETITION !! BIG PRIZES !!! with MANY BIG WINNERS  !!!  to be WON !!! Come join us for 9 weeks of exciting racing !!!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2013

Good evening every one , It is  Wednesday evening and we are back  from NY with the  USA birds. Birds  look very well . There is still time to ship birds in next Monday May 26 th , For USA BIRDS. We are still receiving Canadian birds on the weekends  and Canadian birds shipped by air also this Monday May 26th . There is close to 1000 birds already and it should be another record year of competition !!! by the end of the month !! We want to thank every participant and there believe and interest in the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Good Evening every one , The birds are doing well and we have joined groups of the early birds together . Birds are kept in  separated sections as they come in so that we can keep an eye on new arrivals and anything that does not look right is quickly removed . There is almost 800 birds now in the loft . We expect a few more hundred Canadian birds and 200 to 400 American birds on next weeks shipment . We could reach 1600 birds . The next and last American bird shipment is planned for next week . If you live in the USA and are planning to ship birds or would like to ship birds  , you must ship your birds  this coming Monday morning May 20th  by US POSTAL SERVICE to:

DALE ZEHR
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage NY
Zipcode: 13619
Phone: 1-315-771-9081

So that the birds  arrive in NY the next day Tuesday or Wednesday Morning .  A team of 6 birds is $ 1,150 Dollars . That is less than 200 Dollars per bird !!  We offer a 9 race series and the BIGGEST PAY OUT in Canada for the last 3 years !! If your looking for huge competition against some of the best lofts from across Canada and America then we welcome you to join us for super competition !!   In 2013 there is an EXTRA DONATED PROMOTIONAL BONUS PRIZE of $ 5,000.00 DOLLARS for the first AU or IF BANDED bird clocked in the 300 mile race !!!  So if an  AU or IF banded bird wins first you can walk away with $ 30,000.00 DOLLARS !!! So do not be left out of the action , come and play where everyone is watching who the big winners will be !! Best of luck and hope to see you all here on race day PARTY!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Good evening every one . We are now into some very nice weather in this part of the country . So far we have received close  to 600 birds in the first couple of weeks and it is looking like it will be another great year with a record amount of entries yet to come within the next few weeks . The birds are looking great , their droppings are very nice and they are moulting very well . A few birds were removed right off the start that just were not right and they will be replaceable  and the owners will be contacted . Other than that all else looks great and so far they look like the healthiest batch we have seen in 4 years . We are continuing to receive birds  on the weekends and USA birds can be shipped on May 20 th to Dale Zehr in NY if you are an American breeder . This year again we have some of the biggest names in North America competing and it will be very stiff competition right to the very end . Please do not hesitate to phone or email if you have any questions or ideas as we love to hear from you . We have also included a small video that was filmed during the arrival of  birds on last years final  300 mile race . The video is  not of the highest quality  but we plan to have a very nice video filmed for 2013 along with live clocking on win companion . We will keep you posted.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Good Evening every one , In the first week there is already almost 500 birds received ! It looks like another record year of entries for THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE WITH THE BIGGEST PAY OUT IN PRIZES !! AS WE EXPECT AT LEAST ANOTHER 1000 BIRDS OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS . On top of the 100 % prize money pay out there will be a EXTRA $5,000.00 DOLLAR DONATED BONUS PRIZE for the first AU or IF BANDED bird clocked in the MAIN 300 mile race !!! Every year the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE adds special promotional prizes to create interest from the fanciers !! This prize does not come out of the paid prize money . THIS IS A COMPLETE EXTRA BONUS PRIZE !! In the last 3 years the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE has paid out a record amount of prizes and prize money !! You can still be part of the 2013 competition !! The next shipping date for American Fanciers is Monday May 20th . You must ship your birds by US POSTAL SERVICE on May 20th to our American shipper:

DALE ZEHR
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage NY
Zipcode: 13619
Phone: 1-315-771-9081

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Good Evening every one ,

It has been very busy this opening weekend as we start to accept birds . We have received about 400 birds already and a great number of American entries . The first shipment of American birds have arrived and are  at the loft already . All American birds that have arrived are in very good condition . They were watered with vitamins and electrolytes and fed right away when arriving in NY in our special aluminum dowelled crates  on both sides with long feeders and watering troughs . The utmost care and attention is given to out of country birds immediately on arrival to lessen stress of transport . The Canadian International team is in NY right from the start of arrival of birds so that all runs smooth and proper .We want all fanciers to know we provide the best possible care of birds during transport which is so critical to the birds so that there is no set back for all birds . We also please ask that if you are shipping birds from the USA you can still do so on Monday May 20 th LAST SHIPMENT  . It is important that you  ship your birds on Monday May 20th so that your birds are in NY the following day or 2 so that the birds are quickly transport into Canada .If  You live in the U.S. you can   still reserve a team or more  or just simply ship your teams on Monday May 20 th to Dale Zehr   , 10632 Jackson Lane , Carthage NY  , 13619   and Dales number is1- 315- 771-9081 or you can call us at 1-905-478-1511 and leave a message or send us an email  at   tony.alves@sympatico.ca    . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE HAD 1600 BIRDS ENTERED in 2012  and we expecting to pass that number in 2013 . wE OFFER THE BEST , BIGGEST,  MOST  COMPETITIVE AND AFFORDABLE ONE LOFT RACE with a 9 race series . Please Join Us for the fastest growing  one loft race in NORTH AMERICA , We would love to see you here.

- Tony Alves

Shipping Information

Canadian shipping information:
Accepting birds from Saturday April 13th to May 26th.

All birds delivered in person must be delivered on weekends only from Saturday April 13th to May 26th to the Canadian International One Loft Race.

All birds being shipped by air must be shipped Mondays only from April 15th to May 20th on West Jet or Air Canada Cargo to Toronto International Airport.

US BIRDS SHIP TO:
DALE ZEHR
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
315-771-9081

There will be 2 dates set for American birds being shipped. All American birds must be shipped on Monday April 15th and Monday May 20th. American birds must be shipped on these dates so that the birds can be at the Canadian International One Loft Race the next day.
European fanciers that are interested to send birds to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE can contact:

Fred Dukker ,
Burgemeester Crezeelaan 1, 2678 KZ De Lier -
Tel. 06 -51710351 / 0174-513974 .

You must have the birds to Fred by April 11 th or early morning of April 12 th 2013. The shipping and total quarantine cost is 500 Euros for 6 birds. We are now trying to get every one to register on http://www.wincompanion.com You can go on their site or our participants list and sign up. This will give us LIVE CLOCKING on all of our training tosses and races. You can e-mail us or call us if you need help registering. So far the entries are going very well and European birds will really help put the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE on the World map with some international birds. If you live in other parts of the World and would like to send birds, please feel free to contact us and we will try to arrange shipments to Canada .

Attention Breeders:
Our Wincompanion Database is working. It is imperative you are registered before you ship your birds. Please copy and paste or click on the link below and check out your Breeder Registration.
http://www.wincompanion.com

- Tony Alves

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Hello every one ,

I have had a few requests about replacement birds , We will allow replacement birds for birds that get lost up to May 26 th .   Where as many  other races do not allow replacements  or where other races might allow free perch fee on a team  only up to the first 100 mile toss and you  would be out of luck if your birds get lost on a 150 or 200 mile race . We on the other hand make sure you have at least one bird entered into the 300 mile race . This ensures fanciers that even if they lost their last bird on a 150 or 200 mile race they still will be entitled to a free perch fee on a 6 bird team for the following year .   We strive to continually to  offer the best possible race for every ones money and we hope to continue to offer the best race program  anywhere . It is also one of  our main  goals  to road train the birds intensely as we have found this to be of the utmost importance in physically and mentally  conditioning the birds ,  One of the biggest issues we have seen and often hear about , Is that many one loft race  birds are not trained properly or most times are not trained enough for the fear of losing birds  with the hope of having high numbers make the final race . Certainly we strive to have the highest possible number of birds entered into the final race , but We do not try to achieve this  by training only short tosses or by keeping birds at home and only loft flying them . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  makes sure your birds will have the best of feeds , medications ,vitamins and state of the art loft facilities and race trailers  and will be road  trained  in the same fashion as we have trained are own race birds when we won 7 years Champion  Loft in the largest combine in Canada . We are confident in our ability to condition your birds to the best they can be and we hope you can relax  knowing that your birds are in very experienced hands . We do not just claim this , our past  results  prove it . Please remember we are only accepting birds starting Saturday  April 13 th and we ask that American fanciers   simply  ship their birds by US POSTAL SERVICE  on the Morning of  Monday April 15th  or the morning of Monday May 20th to Dale Zehr   ,,  10619 Jackson Lane ,, Carthage N.Y. 13619 ,,   phone 315 771 9081 . This will assure  that your birds are at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE in 2 days . Once the USA  birds are in NY we take care of all costs of health permits and getting the birds into Canada .  We are still accepting reservations and will continue up to May 26 th . So far our numbers are fantastic at close to 1200 birds and it looks like we will beat last years record of 1600 birds . We are excited and looking forward to the best year yet . Hope to see you all soon

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Donated by Tony Alves for the Alberta Classic  Auction.  Tony Alves  will donate a complete FREE entry and FREE perch fee for a 6 bird team  into the Canadian International One Loft Race in 2013 . The value of this donation is  $1,150 Dollars . This entitles you to a 9 race series in the biggest one loft race in Canada , where every year has the largest amount of any one loft race paid out !  1st prize is $25,000 dollars , 2nd to 5th prize $10,000   ,, 6th to 10 th prize $ 5,000 Dollars  and up to 100 position pay out in the 300 mile race and many other top prizes which you can see at www.canadaininternationaloneloftrace.com  . Tony Alves has donated over $10,000  Dollars in the last 3 years to SICK CHILDREN HOSPITAL in Toronto , Canada . Tony Alves has always been one of the biggest supporter of donating to countless amounts of pigeon auctions and related events !! Tony Alves will be putting in from his own money $550 Dollars towards the prize money for the free entry to  the race and will also cover the perch fee from his own pocket !

- Tony Alves

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Good Evening everyone,

Hope all is well , Time is moving on and soon the birds will start arriving from all over . Last night at a stand up only crowded Lyndhurst Homing Pigeon Club in New Jersey ,  a donated FREE entry  for THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  valued at $ 1,150 was drawn as part of the SANDY STORM AUCTION  and the winner was Sal Bennici of Court Loft . We continue to support and help when ever we can  which is so important in times when so much is going on in our sport . We will also donate $ 10 dollars from our  perch fee of every 6 bird  team  to SICK CHILDREN S HOSPITAL  in Toronto . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL  HAS DONATED OVER $ 10,000 DOLLARS to Sick Kids Hospital over the last 3 years and we plan to continue to do so in the future , not only is this money going to a great cause  , but also it is so important for the image of our sport , That is something we all can be proud of as we all have been part of creating this image .Thank you again for all your support,

- Tony Alves

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Good evening every one ,

Hope all is well . THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE now has almost 1100 birds reserved for the 2013 race . You can find all information on our website  at www.canadianinternationaloneloftrace.com  .  We now will have live clocking for 2013 on www.wincompanion.com . If you are not registered yet  ,you can simply  go on our website under the "participants  " tab  and  register or you can just send us an e-mail or phone call at 905- 478- 1511 . We are the biggest , most affordable  and competitive one loft race in North America in the last 4 years   and have one of the best prize structures  with a great spread of prizes awarded every year !  There is   FREE shipping for American fanciers ,  We are now also set up for European bird shipments . It is our dream to create a professional  World class International  One Loft Race  right year in North America where every one can come together for a fantastic 9 race series . We had 1600 birds entered in 2012 and are expecting around 2000 or more birds for 2013 .   So we would like to invite every one and together we  believe can continue to offer a most fantastic racing experience for all fanciers and the racing pigeon sport. For the betterment of the Sport.

- Tony Alves

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Good evening every one ,

hope all is well and hope your breeding is going well . We are looking to bring in entries from Europe this year . All European fanciers that are interested to send birds to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE can contact:

Fred Dukker ,
Burgemeester Crezeelaan 1, 2678 KZ De Lier -
Tel. 06 -51710351 / 0174-513974 .

You must have the birds to Fred by April 11 th or early morning of April 12 th 2013. The shipping and total quarantine cost is 500 Euros for 6 birds.

We are now trying to get every one to register on http://www.wincompanion.com/ . . You can go on there site or our participants list and sign up . This will give us LIVE CLOCKING on all of our training tosses and races . You can e-mail us or call us if you need help registering . So far the entries are going very well and European birds will really help put the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE on the World map with some international birds . If you live in other parts of the World and would like to send birds ,please feel free to contact us and we will try to arrange shipments to Canada .

- Tony Alves

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Good evening everyone ,

We have drawn our Mar .1st  winners for free perch fee on a team . The Canadian winner is Chris Kumar  and the American winner is IVY LOFT . These winners can send an second team with free perch fee . Congratulations to the winners , We will have more draws coming soon , please keep posted . We are also asking every one to go on our participants TAB and click on SIGN-UP TAB to register your information . Our system was down for while today but is now up and running . Thanks for being part of creating the biggest one loft race in Canada . We hope to continue to grow and continue to have a most wonderful experience for all our participants and sport !

- Tony Alves

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Good evening every one ,

We now are on the www.wincampanion system . This will offer live clocking of the training tosses and races and a whole lot of information on the performances of every ones birds . We are asking every participant to please register your entries on line . To register go on to the  participants tab on our website  . Then go to the " SIGN UP  " tab  on the blue coloured bar  and there will be a drop down box . Then go to  box that says  " STEP 3 -NEW " and fill out the information required . It is important that you register . If you are having trouble just give us a call and we will help you register .  It will take some time before we have every one registered as we are already close to 1100 birds reserved . Hope every one is having great success in their breeding as we look  forward to a great race in 2013!

- Tony Alves

WinCompanion Signup

Attention Breeders

Our Wincompanion Database is working

It is imperative you are registered before you ship your birds

Please copy and paste or click on the link below and check out your Breeder Registration.

Mouse over the Sign Up button on the top menu.

Click Step 1 - Provide a name and an email address that you would like to check. - Click Submit
You will get a message sent to the email address you provided if you are in the Wincompanion Database.

Click Step 2 - Copy the username and password from the email you just received of the account you wish to use on my race.
Select the number of perches to reserve, Click submit and you are done.

Click Step 3 If you have verified you are not in the Wincompanion database.  Fill out the form and become a member.

- Terry Gilmore

 

Monday, February 25th, 2013

Good  evening every one ,

We are currently working on getting set up with win campanion 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 ! 

- Tony Alves

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Good Evening 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 others to not be able to soil each other with droppings . This also prevents dropping from accumulating on the floor below the perches which cause dampness and ammonia fumes . The lofts are fitted with hard wood grate 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  specially  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 . The FCI delegate oversee the operation and shipping and clocking of CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  . 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 the Race a huge success as we continue to grow on to the stage of WORLD CLASS RACES !!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Good evening every one ,

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 talk 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 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 every one as many fanciers  are quite busy with work schedules ,family and other personal  commitments and some just can  not 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 to 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 vary s  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 size 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 can always have an advantage against the new 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 feed 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 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 scattered in arrival , in 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 

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 3rd, 2013

Good evening every one.

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  ans 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 ! 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

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Good Evening every one ,

We want to Thank every one who has already reserved a team for the 2013 Canadian International One Loft Race . In just 3 weeks we have  already over 900 birds reserved ! At the  rate that the reservations are coming in we could easily be well over 2400 birds by May , which would only increase the prizes .  This is great and really shows that the fanciers are interested in the new changes . We are happy and we all should be proud that Canada now has a well recognized World class ONE LOFT RACE !  There is no better feeling than to put Canada on the World Map in one loft racing . Also fantastic is the amount of World Class  Fanciers that continue to join in from  all across THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA !!!  We are also  very exciting is to    have very good interest from fanciers from Europe  and  other parts of the world  wanting to participate in the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and we are currently looking into means of getting  their birds  here for competition !!  This is all great news and we hope that we can continue to grow to great heights as big bird- age  means great competition and   fantastic prizes !  Yes together we can take anything to the top and we believe the sky iis the limit  !  We now are getting ready to have our draw for a free team  perch fee for one Canadian team and one USA team and we will announce the winners on our next diary . Good Luck to all

- Tony Alves

ANNOUNCEMENT

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

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

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 an  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 YB birds need to be trained this way to not only bring out the best physical condition but also the mental condition of every bird . In 2013 we our 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  out  2 car value to the Champion point  bird  and the Champion average speed winner  because we had worded 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 our 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 , 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

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Good evening every one , The brutal cold weather has arrived in this part of the country and it is really incredible how the eggs from the mated birds do not freeze , Incredibly mother nature has magical ways and the birds seem to know to cover over the first egg just enough not to let it freeze and yet not enough to start incubation so that both eggs hatch at the same time . Down in the southern states the weather is quite hot and it really is 2 different worlds when it comes to early breeding in Canada . Some of us keep the lights on 24 hours on the breeders so that the birds can constantly feed the youngsters as they require more feed in the cold weather , Unfortunately those who decide to breed the birds in these extreme cold temperatures also ask a lot out of their birds . It takes so much out of the breeders as they constantly try to feed their youngsters and also try to have enough nutrition to keep body fat during these cold temperatures . We have done early breeding in the past during cold weather and have found that unless the lofts are heated ,it just takes so much out of the parents that they look worn out after just rearing the first round of youngsters. Even when feed is kept in front of the birds and water warmers are used to keep the water from freezing . We have found that mating the birds around valentines day or mid February works just great as the youngsters hatch in March when the weather is starting to warm up .We keep a great variety of grains and pellets in front of our breeders , with plenty of fresh grits and pick stones and the pink vita mineral . If you can get the European mineral grit buckets , they are loaded with excellent nutrients that are so essential to the proper development of the youngsters .Variety is the key as the birds are able to pick what they need and they naturally know what they need better than any one could ever figure or design . Also remember to constantly put out fresh supplies every day as the birds love fresh grit and minerals .Also we like to use multivitamins in the water with apple cider vinegar a few times a week .We hope that this can be of some help to some one . It is just some of our thoughts and experiences and remember that good common sense is most important and that there are no secrets into raising healthy strong youngsters .

We now have around 600 birds reserved in the first 2 weeks and it is looking very good for 2013 . Although are 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 factor 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 draw our prizes so stay tuned as we update soon

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Good Evening every one , 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  !!!! 

- Tony Alves

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Good Evening every one . The weather sure has been mild in this part of the country and the birds are really getting excited to be mated  for those who have not mated there 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 were 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 believe 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 !

- Tony Alves

Monday, January 7th, 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 are 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 and 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 where optional to enter . These 3 races , birds had to be activated each time with a $25 dollar perch  along with the 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 $ 25 dollars 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 prize 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 calculating 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

Monday, December 24th, 2012

Merry Christmas everyone,

The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  would like to wish a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR  to every one !! We hope your holiday season is joyful and peaceful and may the new year bring much joy and success.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Good evening every one ,We are still working on the new set of rules for the 2013 Canadian International one loft race and we will have it up on the website as soon as we have it completed . We have also added together the top average speed birds for the best team performance , best 3 bird performance and correct the best 2 bird performance . We thought this would be interesting to see and show and perhaps we can also have some prizes for these performances this coming year . We have posted them under results . At a later date we will also show the champion birds by points system . This year we did award 2 car prizes in cash value to the Champion bird by points and also a car cash prize to the best average speed bird . We are looking to possibly award 3 cars for the 2013 race !!!! The interest looks fantastic for 2013 and we look forward to an even bigger race with bigger and more prizes ! The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE has been growing bigger every year as we continue to offer the most affordable one loft race ! Overall things ran well with 50 percent of the total entered birds being shipped to the 300 mile race after flying 4 race before the 300 miler. Many of the birds were entered back 3 weeks in a row flying 325 , 350 and 375 miles after the 300 mile race ! It really takes great conditioning to fly birds so intensely but even more is it really takes breeding and great constitution with the ability to rebound back week after week . When we first started with the idea of creating THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE ,we believed that birds should be trained thoroughly and continuously so that every bird could have not only the physical ,but also the mental conditioning it takes to perform at its best . In the end not every bird will be a super , but the true champions will shine because it is not luck when certain birds fly near the top week after week and this is what we are looking for !!

- Tony Alves

Monday, November 5th, 2012

Good evening every one , hope everyone is well . We would like to thank Ron Hastie the secretary of the Up North Pigeon Racing Combine for all his generous time that he spent calculating the average speeds for all the birds that competed in all the 7 race series of the 2012 Canadian International One Loft Race . Originally we had calculated  only the birds that had over 500 points by the point system for average speed . It is much different when all birds are calculate and it changes quite a bit .We have posted the average speed birds under the results tab .                                   Next year we will be on a new clocking system and all of these calculations will automatically be done  instantly along with live clocking . We know no one likes to wait so long for results . As the Canadian International One loft race continues to grow ,we are also continuing to change things to make our race better every year ! We will continue to put up some interesting statistics of the 2012 RACE . We are now working and planning for next years race and we welcome every ones ideas and input . After all this race was created for competitive fanciers and we will continue to change and improve on what the fanciers ask for . Naturally it is impossible to satisfy everyone , but this does not mean that we will stop trying our best .

- Tony Alves

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Good evening , The prizes have started to arrive in the mail for some fanciers , When you receive your mail , some of  you may also receive  back checks that were sent in for activation of birds marked void . We done this for safety of these returned  checks and just deducted activation fees from your winnings , Most of you should have your checks by the end of the week . Some of the American checks will take a few days longer . Most people have received there birds in the USA and  across Canada . It has been a big job to get so many birds sent back and we are looking into a solution to simplify this for Next Year . Also very important change will be a new system to receive all activation's earlier  so pay outs can be received within one week of the final race . We know how important it is to receive your prizes quickly . Please call us  or email us if you have any questions .

- Tony Alves

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Good evening every one , The American birds were brought into NY state today and are now in the U.S . There was quite  a delay at the Canada  / US Border . The  birds will be mailed out Tuesday Morning and should start arriving Wednesday or Thursday at the latest .  The prize payouts are completed .Mail should be 3 days to 4 days  in Canada and 7 to 10 days for the U.S.

Next year we are planning to change a few things . One very important change  will be to have any activation's done earlier so  prizes can be paid out right away . We understand no one likes to wait for the prizes ,so this will be done differently  to insure quick pay -outs .

Winter will  be here soon  in this part of the country and we will be planning for next year  with some exciting improvements . we will keep posting new developments on the diary.

- Tony Alves 

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Good evening every one , Many of the birds were given back to their owners yesterday .  There were some fanciers that arrived late and were not able to collect their birds . We are re scanning  all birds again next Saturday morning  again you must be here by 10AM as that is when we will start scanning the birds .  The American birds to  shipped back to the USA has been delayed  for one more week , We will ship the American birds next Monday October 15 th . If you are an American fanciers and want your birds shipped back ,please email us right away !!  We are  going to organize only one shipment back to the USA as it is very expensive to do so .

- Tony Alves

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Good Evening every one , We have posted an up dated inventory list . You can check  the list for all birds in the loft . We will start distributing birds this Saturday October 6 th at 10 AM . We ask that you be here or have some here to pick up your birds at 10 AM .

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Good evening every one , It has been a great year . Hopefully most of the birds will be pick up this weekend , Please be here by 10 AM for bird pick up . Then we can start to arrange the shipments for the USA . We are working to get prizes sent out next week . We try to get the prizes out quick every year . This year it has been a little slower due to so many last minute checks coming in for the SILVER < GOLD < PLATINUM CUP race  activation's . We are working on a system to simplify this for every one next year as the easier it is for all the better .  We are continually seeking for ways to improve the race , With everyone's help and ideas we will continue to grow and move ahead !  Thank you to every one who has made the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE a positive experience not only for ourselves but most importantly for  the participants  !

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Good evening everyone. Please email us if you want your pigeons shipped back to you. We are shipping all American birds on October 8th. The cost is $100 for 1 to 6 birds. Shipping costs can be deducted from any winnings. If two or more fanciers have pigeons that can be shipped to the same location, this would make it more affordable to split costs of shipping. Here is the prize payout list for the 375 mile Platinum Cup Classic.

1st: $1,300.00
2nd: $600.00
3rd: $275.00
4th: $250.00
5th to 10th: $135.00


For local fanciers, we will be distributing birds on Saturday, October 6th. We please ask you to be here at 10 am, as we will be scanning each individual bird and calling out the owner. If you cannot be here to pick up your bird, perhaps you can have someone from your area here to pick up your birds. We will be doing an inventory list shortly of all birds that are in the loft. Any pigeon not claimed will not be given out or sold to anyone unless requested by the owner to be released to someone else.

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Good evening everyone , We will be posting an inventory list of all birds in the loft in a few days from now . Birds still continue to arrive every day . Yesterday we touched on a few of the winning birds and we would like to mention a little more on some more of the other  top ten winners in the 375 mile PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC . The equal 1st bird and the 4th place bird at the 375 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC were both bred by RICK and JOE FERREIRA . These 2 brothers PARTNERSHIP were also the breeders of the equal 1st and 4th place bird at the final 300 mile race !!!   That is an incredible performance second to none . The 5th place bird and also being the first American bird was bred by KEN EASLY . This magnificent bird  from KEN EASLY  was also the equal  1st  place winner at the 325 mile SILVER CUP CLASSIC !!!   The 6 th place bird was bred by the well known BARRACUDA LOFT who also bred a day bird in the extremely tough 2010 Race !!! Also coming in equal 6th place finish with 2 birds were the very well know AMERICAN PERFORMER- JOHN CANTO and friends , They have been very close every week and came through at the end  when the going got long !!!  Congratulations to being the 1 st American team to clock 2 birds in the top ten !!! The 9th place bird was MAJK#1 . belonging to Krissy Marshman and John Allen  !! This incredible bird also finished 8th in the very tough 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC the week before ! The MAJK  team were also the breeders of the 1st place winner last year at the 375 mile race ,when only 2 day birds made it in after almost 11 Hours on the wing !  Great Performance at the distance . The 10th place bird went to DOUBLE TROUBLE TEAM  another syndicate of JOHN TAVARES and friends !

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

Good evening every one , The final results are in for the 375 mile PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC . There were 9 birds that arrived out in front and   51 day birds which is 40% of the birds home on the day which is excellent when you consider the fact that most of these pigeons have flown 8 races in a row with the last 4 races being 300 , 325 ,  350 and 375 miles !  By the end of the second day there were 79 birds home for a total of 60% returned . That is is a very good average  for YBS from that distance . These pigeons have shown what it takes ! Stamina endurance and a constitution of steel to bounce back week after week and stay competitive . There were 2 birds that clocked equal 1st  for Wonder Bred / Kid Bird Loft  and also 1st J & R QUICK SIX PACK  . Congratulations to the winners . We must mention also the 3rd place bird that  was also on the first drop and only 1 second to win was the all time CHAMPION BIRD bred by    Claude Rothgiesser  - CU METRO 2081  finishing again right at the top with a total of 759 POINTS  . THE CHAMPION BIRD FROM A TOTAL OF 8 RACES !!!!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Good Morning every one , the birds for the PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC -375 MILES WERE RELEASED THIS MORNING AT 8AM from  Smooth Rock Falls we will update with results as soon as possible . Good Luck to everyone !!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Good evening every one , The birds have been basket-ed and are on there way to Smooth Rock Falls . There were 129 birds shipped from 85 teams to the 375 mile PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC . We are going to try to liberate at 8 AM on Wednesday Sept 26 th . Looks like there will be a light side tail wind so it should be a nice race , Good Luck to everyone !

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 23rd, 2012

Good evening every one , we are getting ready to have the 375 mile ( PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC ) this week as soon as the weather clears up .Please contact us right away if you want to activate birds . The birds continue to loft fly very well  , sometimes up to 2 hours .  It is now late September and The hawks and falcons from the north are starting their migration south  and are now starting to take strikes at the birds . This comes with a danger ,but it really keeps the birds flying long . 375 miles is  a long way for young birds but we are sure that we can condition them right for this distance . One thing for sure , our intense training and race program surely selects the birds with the strong constitution . We believe  that our medication program has been good for the birds . When youngsters are administrated all types of antibiotics we believe their livers get ruined . Of course when the liver or any internal organ of a pigeon is damaged , the bird will never fly to its full poetical and of course they will never be able to stay on the wing for 9 hours or more and let alone  compete in long tough races  !! That is only one of the reasons not to ruin your   birds with medications . The other reason , that is even  worse , is to breed out of pigeons that have been kept alive with medications . These type of birds will only increase your chances of breeding even weaker birds . Remember nature has a powerful and magical way of doing things . Do not mess with  mother nature too much . Not every bird that is born is meant to live , some are just natural weaklings and just will never survive . We believe that the birds that survive our race program , are birds very well to go  back into  your stock loft !! We hope this can be of some use to someone . We also like to share our views and ideas with other fanciers and that is why we post these messages . We hope you enjoy them !!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Good evening every one , We have posted the results for the top 37 CHAMPION BIRDS . Congratulations to the breeder of the best bird -- Claude Rothgiesser- of Toronto Canada !! These were the best birds from a 7 race series against 1600 of some of the best birds from across North America !! Every bird on this list scored over  500 points each and they all flew the complete 7 races !!

Click to View Points Breakdown

There is one more very  very special bird that deserves very special attention and credit ! A very special bird entered  by an American ,  ATLANTIS LOFT  with the number AU- SCHE- 0527  was mistakenly not shipped to the SILVER CUP CLASSIC  , but was shipped to the GOLD CUP CLASSIC  scoring 3rd in this most difficult race . This incredible pigeon  scored a total of  555 points in only 6 races !!! . The winning Champion  pigeon scored an average of 94.28 points per race bred by Claude Rothgiesser  and this bird AU-SCHE - 0527 scored an average of 92.50 points  per race with a better average than the 2nd place champion bird bred by Paul Tsiampas  which scored an average of 91.8 points per race !! This bird from ATLANTIS LOFT was a super bird and may have easily been the best bird in the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !!

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 21st, 2012

Good evening every one , The weather is still looking rough until Wednesday. We are waiting for good weather to have the final 375 mile race , Please let us know right away if you want to activate birds at $50 Dollars per bird  into the final 375 mile ( PLATINUM CUP CLASSIC ) race .

We have planned a pick up date for birds on Saturday OCTOBER  6th , We will scan and distribute birds starting at 10 AM in the morning , so we ask you to be here to pick up your birds at that time  ,Unclaimed birds will not be given or sold to anyone , All USA BIRDS  will be shipped back to the USA on MONDAY  OCTOBER 8 th  if the breeder wishes ,  shipping into the USA will cost $ 100 dollars for 1 to 6 birds , This will cover the price of  health certificates and also transportation back in to the USA , the postal box and American postal service costs . If you are an American breeder you must send in your payment before birds are shipped or we can deduct it from your winnings , All Canadian birds to be shipped back  by air will be shipped out on FRIDAY   October 12th   Please email us if you want your birds back .
As soon as the final race is over we will start working on getting all prizes mailed out to every one .

- Tony Alves

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Good evening everyone , We have posted the prize structure for the 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC.

1st: $6,000.00
2nd: $4,000.00
3rd: $2,500.00
4th: $1,500.00
5th: $1,500.00
6th to 10th: $400.00
11th to 50th: $300.00

We are in the process of calculating the points to determine the winner of the car.

We will keep you posted on new and developing events as they unfold.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Good evening every one.  We have posted an inventory list of all birds in the loft . Please email or call us  if you want to enter the 375 mile race . The cost is $50  dollars per bird , which $25 dollars is for perch fee.  Based on 300 bird entry the prizes  will be:

1st - $3,000.00
2nd - $1,500.00
3rd - $600.00
4th - $600.00
5th - 10th - $300.00

We need to have your activated birds by Friday night , Please leave us your team name and band numbers  when you call . It looks like we will not race until the middle of next week sometime as the weather is going to be rough for several more days . As soon as this race is over . we will set a date to distribute birds back to their owners ,

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Good evening every one , we will have an updated inventory list tomorrow . We are hoping we get a good number of birds to have a 375 mile race , It looks like a 375 mile race will not be for a least a week from now or more . The weather is looking like all rain into the weekend , We also feel that the birds will need a longer period of rest since many were 2nd day birds from a very tough 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC . We looked back at the wind report for the day the 350 mile was flown and the birds did have winds at times of up to 28 kms or close to 20 miles an hour headwinds !!! That is extreme and definitely no lucky birds can win !It does take super birds to win into headwinds like that.

We are going to set a date after the final 375 so that the breeders can come and pick up their birds . We will also arrange and set a date for all American birds to be shipped back . Birds will only be distributed birds to the owners , unless different arrangements are made . We will keep you informed as we go along . Sorry that we can not answer or return all calls , It has been extremely busy trying to keep up with all the calls , We will try to answer all questions on the diary.

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Good afternoon every one, Monday September 17th at 1PM . We have just updated the results and we will update tonight again . There were 3 more birds that clocked last night after we downloaded the results , Incredibly  2 more birds clocked in the dark at less than a minute to 8PM . Even more incredible and rare was the last day bird that clocked in at 11:06 PM !!!!!!! We kept the lights on in the loft all night  long and kept the clock running , but never  ever expected birds in the dark especially at 11 o'clock at night !!! Although  it is very rare ,there have been cases of night flyers  which arrive late into the night . It was very exciting to see a bird like that . The birds yesterday were coming in like rockets , right on line and really digging with speed right until they reached the trap , they just kept coming and they continue to pour in this morning . The birds that arrived today still are holding most of their body  and are still very alert as if many did not even leave the loft !1 This is what great condition and reserve can do for a bird . It allows a bird to fly all day and still continue on the second day with plenty vitality . We will clock birds until dark again today and then it will take few days to announce the CHAMPION BIRD -CAR WINNER !!!!

There are some interested in a 375 mile race so we will hold another race this weekend coming  

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 16th, 2012 (Continued)

Good evening everyone , The results are on the site from the 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC . The first birds arrived just short of 9 hours . It has turned out to be a very difficult race into headwinds , We will post more results shortly .

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Good morning every one , the birds were released at 8AM in Cochrane, Ontario for the 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC .
The birds cleared very quickly and directly south into a headwind . The weather was very cool at release and is clear all the way through the course . Flying 350 miles into a headwind will be a real test of the birds determination to continue to stay on the wing . It takes real good young birds to arrive out in front with these wind conditions . It should be very interesting to see . Good Luck everyone !!! We will try to post results as soon as possible !!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 15th, 2012

Good evening every one , We have posted the basketing list for the 350 mile CANADIAN GOLD CUP CLASSIC . There were 294 birds  from 153 teams shipped . We will try to liberate the birds at 8AM on Sunday Sept. 16 . We will post results as soon as we can . Good Luck to all !!!

- Tony Alves

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Good Evening everyone , we have over 260 birds activated into the 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC already . If you still want to activate your birds you have to let us know by Friday . We will start to separate birds Friday afternoon and it will be too late after that to activate birds . So far Sunday is still looking good weather wise . Next year we will come up with a better way of activating birds so it will simplify the process , We have some great ideas for next year that we think you will like . There seems to be some interest  to run one extra race  of 375 miles after the 350 GOLD CUP CLASSIC . IF you are interested and we get enough interest we will run another race for the fanciers . Please send us an email or leave us a message if you like the idea of having one more race of 375 miles and we might just have another race , and possibly at $50 Dollars per bird and $25 perch fee . Lets us know and it might be a possibility.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

Good evening everyone , we have posted a breeders inventory with all birds in the loft .  Please check the inventory for all birds here . Please call us or email us with your team name and band numbers of birds you would like to activate into the  350 mile  GOLD CUP CLASSIC coming this weekend . Please let us know as soon as possible because we need to separate the birds on Friday  that are going in to the race from the birds that are not going .The weather is looking good for Sunday right now with a headwind . Flying 350 miles into a headwind will be a very good test of quality and condition . There are many birds that have just clocked in the middle of the pack  on the past races that will come out to win once flown into a headwind . Please do not be discourage by the performance of certain birds if they have not won an early prize in the past races . Some of the best longer distance and headwind birds will come out to show their true breeding in these longer tougher races . Good Luck to all !!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Good evening everyone , Today we posted another inventory as more birds have made it back . You can check this latest update for any more of your birds that may have come back . Calls and emails are starting to come in for activation of 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC coming up this weekend . It is important that your birds fly this last race to make points for the best bird that will win the car !!  This last race will make the difference and the birds are in good shape . Please call us and leave a phone message  with team name and band numbers you would like activated or just send us an email . We need to get all activated birds by Friday night as we must handle every bird and separate all birds that are not going to the race .

This final Gold Cup race  will be a real test for the birds as the distance is starting to increase .

So far Sunday is looking like rain in the release area so it is possible that we end up having the race on Monday , We are keeping a close eye on the weather and we will keep you posted .

- Tony Alves

Monday, September 10th, 2012

Good evening every one ,

The Silver Cup Classic final results are up on site . We have posted a total inventory list for all birds in the loft . All the birds that were not entered in to the Silver Cup this past weekend  were taken on a 100 mile training toss today from Burks Falls . The first groups arrived in just over 2 hours and a group of 20 birds and a group of 30 birds arrived 3 hours later from the back . These birds obviously over flew ,but returned in great shape and just wanted to fly on this beautiful cool morning.      We were not able to have a training result because the clock was still on clocking second day birds from the Silver cup . We trained the birds that stayed home because we want to keep them in perfect shape for this weekends up coming 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC . You can still activate any bird to go into the 350 Gold Cup Classic this coming weekend . The birds are in great shape and many still have a chance to accumulate points for champion bird on this final race .  To activate your birds please email us or call and leave a message  with your team name and  birds numbers and please leave your phone number so we can contact you to confirm , we must contact you if you phone because we missed some very good birds that did not get activated and this is very heart breaking not only for the fancier but also ourselves , as we are trying our hardest to offer the best possible race and we hate to see a super bird being missed for activation . Please remember that a super bird can miss out  on a race  and still be possible to be best point bird . Many birds that miss early prizes  can really surprise you when the distance gets longer or when they are faced with a headwind . If your birds are here and they have hanged on this long ,they are survivors of 1600 birds from all across North America and they deserve the chance to be flown .  Activation fees for the Gold cup is $125 per bird and you can activated as many as you like . Hopefully we can get over 400 birds  for the GOLD CUP CLASSIC and that would give us $40,000.00 or more in prizes !!!!  All birds will be only loft flown from  now on and the race will be no earlier than this coming Sunday or next favourable day as Saturday would be too early with only a six day span between races for the birds that flew the 325 . Hope to see you all here on race DAY !!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 (Continued)

Good evening every one,

We have posted the results from today's race . There 240 birds clocked on the day from 289 birds shipped . That is over 80 % return which is very good from 325 miles . Congratulations to the winners . The birds returned in very good condition and they will be perfect for next weeks race of 350 miles for the GOLD CUP CLASSIC .We ask you please to call or email us your activation birds for the 350 mile race . We will continue clocking birds tomorrow as these birds can still gain points for Champion bird !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 9th, 2012 (Continued)

Good Afternoon every one,

the results are posted , We had a very fast race  with 13 birds arriving together and the birds continue to arrive in groups . We will update later.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 9th, 2012

Good Morning everyone ,

The birds have been Liberated from Iroquois Falls (325) miles at 8 AM . The birds cleared very quickly and headed south . There is a tail wind so we expect the birds around 2 PM. The birds were in fantastic condition , their muscle was very round and supple with a nice pink coloured flesh and many had very nice large scale , a sure sign of good condition . We handle every bird yesterday before being basketed to pick out all of the activated birds going into the 325 Silver Cup . It was too bad that so many more birds had not been activated as so many of them were in an unbelievable condition that it was heart breaking to have had to keep these birds back . Some of these birds although might have not clocked early from the first 300 mile last week could easily come back to win the next week . Hope fully most will activate their birds for the 350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC coming next week . We will train the birds that did not go this week just to keep them perfect for next week . We wish you all the best of luck . We will post the results later as soon as we can . Next year we are going to change our clocking system to a new system so we will be able to have live clocking as we look forward to having the best possible and instant live results .

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Good evening every one ,

The weather looks like it will be nice tomorrow for a race so we have basket the birds for the 325 mile SILVER CUP CLASSIC . We have posted a basketing list with all birds entered into the Silver Cup .There were a total of 289 birds entered . We will try to Liberate the birds at 8AM.

Here is the price structure for the 325 mile Silver Cup Classic 2012:

1st  -  $6,000.00
2nd  - $4,000.00
3rd  - $2,500.00
4th  - $1,500.00
5th  - $1,500.00
6th - 50th  -$300.00

Good luck to every one !!!

Friday, September 7th, 2012

Good evening every one,

We are watching the weather very carefully and it looks like Saturday is a wash out with rain and Sunday is not looking any better at release point . We have decided in the best interest of the birds to hold shipping Sunday night for a Monday release as Monday looks perfect . There is over 250 birds activated already into the 325 mile SILVER CUP CLASSIC . You can still call us and leave a voice message or  email us  with your birds numbers and team name to activate birds into the SILVER CUP at $125 per bird . We will  accept your activation until Saturday night since the race will not go until Monday . There is already over $ 25,000.00 DOLLARS to be won and it can be more !! We will put out a list of all basketed and activated birds before the race . Also remember your bird must be shipped to the 325 SILVER CUP CLASSIC and next weeks 350 GOLD CLASSIC to qualify for the Car PRIZE . The car prize is a EXTRA SPECIAL BONUS PRIZE that is completely being Donated by the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and does not come from prize money , We have done this as an extra promotional idea as we want to create the BEST one loft race possible and we believe with all the support from every one of you , we can and are on our way to creating one of the best one loft races in the World !!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Good Afternoon ,

To all fanciers , All  birds for the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  325 MILE SILVER CUP CLASSIC must be activated no later than Thursday Sept 6th.  Please call leave a message or email us  with team name and band numbers of birds you would like activated to the Silver Cup Classic . We will then post a list of activated birds  before the race , Thanks

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Good evening every one.

We have posted an inventory list of all breeders and birds eligible for the silver cup classic . Only birds that are activated will be shipped to the 325 mile Silver cup classic this weekend . Please call right away and leave a clear message of what team name and band numbers you would like activated to the Silver Cup Classic . You can also email us . We need to have all birds in by Thursday Sept 6th . We then will put out a list of all activated birds that will be going into the race this weekend !  We understand that some payments may be a little late due to last minute activation . This something we will work on for next year and hopefully come up with a better way to simplify this .
  The birds are looking very good and are in very nice condition to fly this weekend !!  Please remember all birds can be reactivated back to the  350 mile GOLD CUP CLASSIC the following week after they fly the silver cup this weekend . Also remember that along with great prizes there is also a car be given to the average speed winner that is being donated by the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !!

- Tony Alves

Video: Final Release Footage

FINAL 300 - September 1st, 2012 from Tony A on Vimeo.

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Good evening everyone. Birds are continuing to return from the race, though the race turned out to be rather hard as far as returns on the day. Birds returning on the second day continue to arrive in very good condition with lots of body.  The Wild Cat winners were 3 birds equal first, splitting $6,400.00 for a total of $2,134.00 each! Below are the winners:

1st: CU 18125 - Happy Wanderers - $2,134
1st: CU 11302 - Ferreira Bros - $2,134
1st: AU GALLO 51 - Gallo & Mendez Loft - $2,134
4th: CU 11340 - Walter Sigda - $1,600
8th: CU 16311 - Nicholls Loft - $1,600
66th: CU FN Inv. 488 - Vettese & Chlebowski #2 - $1,280
76th: IF KE 533 - Kolvenbag & Son - $1,280
95th: AU PLACETA 04 - Gallo & Placeta - $1,280
96th: CU FN 487 - Vettese & Chlebowski #1 - $1,280
121st: CU TD 1834 - Guido Madrusan - $1,280

These were the first 10 birds clocked from 64 pigeons that were entered for the Wild Cat Bonus. Congratulations to the winners!

We will put out an inventory list soon showing all birds that are in the loft. Most of the pigeons that return on the second day still look very good to participate this coming weekend in the Silver Cup Classic 325 mile race. We have seen in the past many times where birds that were not early prize winners and birds that return two and three days later come right back to position well in the next race, even when faced with strong head winds. Many times when birds are on the wing for 8 hours or more, they will develop the type of muscles that allow them to come back and have the condition to handle other long hour flights. Certainly you must realize the pigeons need proper diet high in carb and fat seeds with very good vitamin products to bounce back. We are very confident that the birds going into the Silver Cup Classic will have the condition necessary even though the time frame is short between races. We will keep you posted shortly on the upcoming events.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 2nd, 2012

Good evening every one,

We have posted an updated  final results from the 2012  Canadian International One Loft Race .  There were 7 birds that arrived together  after 6 hours and 39 minutes .   Congratulations to the winners . There were 3 birds that clocked in at the exact same time ,all scoring equal 1 st .One of the first 3 birds was  bred by Dan Horner and Bill Wiema  of the very well known competitive  Silvercreek Lofts . Also scoring 1st was the Ferriera Bros. who also bred the bird that scored 4th for Walter Sigdna  which was a fantastic performance having bred 2 birds in the first group of 7 that arrived together ! The other bird that scored 1st was bred by Manuel Rodriguez of Spring Hill Florida . Practically every one has heard of the famous GALLO LOFTS and his amazing performances in the biggest of competitions. GALLO LOFTS has been the best performance loft at the Canadian International One Loft Race over the last 3 years scoring 5th in  very tough 2010  race were there were only 18 day birds and also being the 1st American bird overall . In 2011 GALLO LOFTS was 4th overall when 4 birds arrived together and that bird finished BEST Average speed winner . Finally in 2012 GALLO LOFTS  would come back to win 1st again and also winning 1st American bird !! Truly a performance that most can only dream of and something no one can ever take away . The 5th place was won by Archie Kimberlin from the USA who also takes the19th prize. 6 th  prize went to Nancy Leblond who is partnered with Paul Tsiampas , this team has also had great performances in the money races. 7th prize was won by IRISH SYNDICATE ,a top player in competitions ,who also won 14th and 38th prize!!   The 8th prize was won by NICHOLLS  LOFT  of western Canada ,who also tied in 8 th with Derrick Schleiffer . The 10th prize went to Shaw Family Loft who has also been very successful at the Canadian International One loft Race over the last couple of years . The  11 th and 12 th positions were won by CANTO BOYS  from the USA . John Canto has been a top performer in many major one loft races . The well known Lions Gate loft finished 15th . An incredible Performance from the AMERICAN TEAMS as they won more than half of the 1st 15 positions !!!!

It is time now to call , leave a message or email to get your birds activated for the SILVER CUP CLASSIC 325 mile race coming up this weekend ! Please mail in $ 125 for every bird you want activated as there is fantastic prizes to be won . You also can activate any bird you like after the sliver cup race is flown back into the GOLD CUP CLASSIC 350 mile race . Remember every bird that competes in all races will  qualify to win average speed and a brand new 2012 car !!!!    Also we want to say Thank you to Frans Hermans from Belgium who is a   Delegate of the FCI one loft races who we are a member of . Frans Hermans was here to inspect the lofts and over see the scanning and registration of the birds , the sealing of the baskets and verify and over see the operations of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 1st, 2012 (Continued)

Hello every one,

The results are on the website for the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!!!
We will update soon!!!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Good Morning every one ,

The birds were released at 8AM from Matheson  Ontario 300 miles . There is practically no wind at release ,with a light tailwind expected along the course .We will post results as soon as possible . Good Luck to everyone !!!

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Hello everyone, we have posted an updated Wild Cat Bonus list with 64 birds in total. Payouts will be as follows:

1st: $3,200.00
2nd to 5th: $1,600.00
6th to 10th: $1,280.00

Please remember, after the 300 mile race, you can activate any or all of your birds into the Silver Cup Classic. The Silver Cup Classic will be a 325 mile race that will be flown on September 7th, or next favourable day. After the 300 mile race is flown, you must send in your money of $125 per bird activation for the Silver Cup Classic. Once again, after the Silver Cup Classic is flown, we will have on September 15th the Gold Cup Classic from 350 miles. You can again activate any or all of your birds into the Gold Cup Classic at $125 per bird.
Along with fantastic prizes to be won, any bird that flies all four training races, the 300 mile race, the Silver Cup Classic, and Gold Cup Classic will qualify for Best Average Speed winner. As a super bonus, the Canadian International One Loft Race is donating a 2012 brand new car to the Best Average Speed bird!!!
Good luck to everybody at the 300 mile race as the exciting long races begin!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Good Evening  every one,

The birds were tossed today from 40 miles and that will be the final training toss . We have posted an inventory list . Please remember that Aug 28th is the last day to activate your WILD  CAT BONUS birds if you wish to. The weather is looking good for this Coming weekend . We will start to basket the birds Friday morning at 9AM. You can attend to handle your birds if you wish but please remember only the owner of a team can handle their own birds .  Please be reminded that the race is on Saturday Sept 1 . Good Luck to everyone and see you all on race day !!!

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Good Evening every one ,

We have completed the final training race and we are 1 week away from the 300 mile race .  If you are planning to enter birds into the WILD CAT BONUS ,you must designate which birds you want entered and payment must be received no later than Aug 29 th . You can enter as many of your birds as you like at $250 each .     If your bird is not shipped to the 300 mile race your wild cat entry money will be sent back to you . We will post a list of all WILD CAT BONUS birds entered before the race . So far the long range  forecast is not looking good for the race weekend , It is still early to really tell what type of weather we will have , In case the weather looks bad we will wait to ship the birds as we do not want the birds sitting in the trailer up north for several nights . We must keep in mind the best interest of the birds. We will train at least one or two more times before the race . We will keep you posted on coming events as we go along so please check back regularly

- Tony Alves

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Good Evening every one ,

Aug 23 , we had the 4th training race today . The birds were released at 7:00 AM from Sudbury Ontario , about 180 miles , this was just short of 200 miles as had planned for releasing in Marten River but the forecast showed chance of rain there this morning so we decided it was best to go further to the west of Marten River where the weather was clear with a few clouds . We have posted today's results  . Congratulations to the top ten winners !!!  We will train the birds a few more times next week and then we wait for the BIG DAY !!!   GOOD LUCK

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Good Evening every one,

The weather is going to start to get very warm in the next few days and also a chance of rain so we have decided to fly the 200 mile  training  race on Aug 23 . We have posted a basketing list . Good Luck to all !!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Good Afternoon every one ,

The results for the 3rd training race from 150 miles is now on site . Congratulations to the top ten winners!!!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Good evening everyone. 
So far the weather is looking like it will be a go for the 150 mile training race on Monday August 20th, 2012.

Due to being behind schedule in our training races, we are going to skip the second 150 mile training race and we will try to have the 200 mile training race this coming Thursday or Friday if weather permits. 

The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE had a record 268 teams in the 2012 competition with a total prize payout of  $147,400.00.  All training races payouts will be $200.00 for each bird in the top ten positions. 

The prize structure for the final 300 mile race will be as follows:

1st - $25,000.00
2nd - $10,000.00
3rd - $10,000.00
4th - $10,000.00
5th - $10,000.00
6th - $5,000.00
7th - $5,000.00
8th - $5,000.00
9th - $5,000.00
10th - $5,000.00
11th to 40th - $1,000.00
41st to 60th - $500.00
61st to 80th - $200.00
81st to 100th - $150.00
101st to 120th - $125.00

100% of the prize money will be paid out.  All prizes paid out in clocking order.  In a case where there is a tie those set prizes shall be added together and shared equally.  For example like in the case of our first training race where two birds clocked equally on the same second.  The TIPES clocking system will award both birds the same prize.
For instance, if the first three birds clocked in at the exact same second, the TIPES clocking system would award all three birds first.  So we would add the first three prizes (25,000 + 10,000 +10,000) which is a total of 45,000 and split it three ways with each bird winning 15,000 each.  We have been in contact with TIPES in Germany and that is how the TIPES system works.  We just want to make everyone aware of how the prizes will be paid out in case of a tie.

Good luck to everyone on the up coming races.

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Good Afternoon every one,

Aug 17 , we had the 2nd- 100 mile ( 165 KM ) training race this morning . The birds flew into a fairly strong side wind and did good time in 2 hours and 15 minutes ,  The results are on the site . Congratulations to the top ten winners !! We will try to have the 150 mile race this coming Monday !!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Good Evening every one ,

The first 100 mile Training race of the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  was flown today , The results are now on the site . Congratulations to the top 10 finishers . The birds flew extremely good speeds with very little wind . We will follow up tomorrow with more news!!!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Good morning,

It is Wednesday, August 15th. The birds were released at 9:00 am from the 100 mile mark. It was sunny with cloudy periods and very little wind. We will post the results as soon as possible. Good luck!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Good Afternoon everyone

,The birds are ready for the first 100 mile training race for Aug 15th . We have put up the basketing list so you can see which birds have been shipped and are in the race . There are 30 birds that had to be kept back home because they were late arrivals or injured birds from previous tosses . There is a total of 837 birds going into the first 100 mile training race. Good Luck to all!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Good Evening everyone ,

The birds had a 125 KM - (75 miles ) training toss today. The birds were released in groups and flew it in one hour and a half . The birds are clearing very quickly which is a great sign . We will try to have the first 100 mile training race on Wednesday Aug 15 if the weather is good ,which right now looks good. We will post a shipping list of birds shipped the day before and we will try to video tape the arrival of the birds . We have posted a training list of the toss today . Please notice that the first 7 birds clocked in   were not on today's  training toss and also remember that the birds were released in groups . Pigeon fanciers are welcome to be here to watch the arrival of the birds   

Sunday, August 12th, 2012

Good Evening everyone,

The birds had their 2nd 55 mile training  toss today , The weather was cloudy with some sun patches at release .Half way home the birds went through light rain for about 10 miles but continued to arrive very nicely in  about one hour per group . We have put up a new inventory list showing today's training toss ,which also includes some birds that were kept back because they were late arriving on previous tosses or injured . Training will know begin to be continuous , intense and long  every day the weather is good . We need to build muscle on the birds and only steady long tosses can bring on  the type of strength the birds will need to be at their very best condition not only physically  but mentally . You must understand that as much as we like to have a great number of birds make the final race ,we also want to train the birds to their best condition and only hard road work can do this . After all we believe in conditioning these birds like we did with our own birds when we competed in opens and money races! We are confident all the birds here that make the 300 mile  shipping day will be in their best possible condition and will race to their best  potential.

- Tony Alves  

Thursday, August 9th, 2012

Good Evening everyone,

We have had the birds to  40 mile training tosses 3 times  and now It is already Aug 8th and the birds have now reached their first 90 KM or (55 mile) training toss. We continue to release the birds in groups however we are increasing the group sizes  as we go along up to the first 100 mile training race . We are now having a few day of rain so training will be on hold until the weather clears up . We have a new inventory list up from the 50 mile toss ,which also includes all birds in the loft.

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Good evening every one ,

The birds have now reached the 60 Km ( 40 mile ) training point . They are finally starting to race home and starting to work like they should . Our 30 mile and 25 mile tosses were quite difficult . Although some groups arrived together ,many birds broke up and arrived all day long in smaller groups . This may be a good learning experience for the birds but it comes with a price and certainly not one we like , as many birds  have a very difficult time with these type of days and many struggle in for days and still many never return .  There is no answer why pigeons will break up in some training  flights one day and then arrive perfectly the next training toss out . Hopefully now that the birds are being trained from further out and are starting to race home ,losses will be few . We have put up a new inventory list from the 40 mile toss on Aug 3 that also includes all birds in the loft now with all late arrivals . We will continue to train steady with long tosses every day we have good weather . We do have a most severe training program  and the birds will be trained hard so the best possible condition and muscle will be put on the birds . Surely we want to have as many birds possible make the final race but this will not stop or slow down our training program . All late arriving birds are rested for a few days and watched as they would not be able to  be trained the following day after arriving late . We are trying to reach the first 100 mile training race in a week or so .

- Tony Alves

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

Hello every one ,

We had the birds out today for a   20 km training toss . The birds were again released in groups of about 100 birds per group . We have put up a training list  for today's toss  that shows all birds trained today along with some birds that may have arrived today from a  previous toss . Any injured bird is kept aside and hopefully will gain there condition back in time to make the races . So far training is going well and we will film a few videos of the training  releases  and of the birds  arriving  at the loft . This will give everyone a chance to see how things are going and make the race more enjoyable for all

- Tony Alves

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Good evening every one ,

The birds have had 9 training road tosses and are up to 15 miles . We have posted the last training toss list . We are working on getting live clocking for all training  races so every one can watch instant live clocking on the Tipes website . We are into some rainy weather over the next couple of days so we the next training toss will probably be on the weekend . We will continue to train in groups of 100 birds until we are further out in distance and then we will slowly increase group sizes up to the first training race .   

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Good Evening every one .

It has been a record breaking summer for heat in this part of Canada however we have started to road  train the birds and have given the birds 7 training tosses from 1 mile to 3 miles so the birds can get familiar with the training trailer and start to understand the game . Soon we will start to train further out and we will show are training results . please keep in mind that the birds are being released in small groups from 20 to 100 birds on every toss . This small group release will continue as we go along but the group sizes will increase as we gain distance . We are getting closer to race day and every one is starting to get excited ! We will be putting up a few more videos as we go along !!!

- Tony Alves

More Videos for the Canadian International One Loft Race

Trapping the birds from Tony A on Vimeo.

BIRDS from Tony A on Vimeo.

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

Hello every one ,

We will start to road  train the birds in the next couple of days when the heat wave ends . It has been extremely hot here but the birds continue to loft fly about one hour in the morning with also plenty of open loft and baths . We have put up a few videos so all can enjoy and see the health and condition of the birds . We have also done a second inventory list .Though more birds have had to be removed from the loft along with some losses from the loft the rest of the birds look good and are now ready for road training. We will be posting all the training results as we go along .Good luck to every participant !!

July 9th, 2012 from Tony A on Vimeo.

- Tony Alves

Monday, June 25th, 2012

Good evening every one,

The heat wave here is over and we are back to normal June weather . The birds were kept in the loft for a few days during the extreme  heat . They continue to moult well and some birds already look like yearlings . Droppings remain great with lots of small down feathers . All the birds have now been vaccinated for POX . This was a must as every year there are  birds that are sent in that have  already  been vaccinated for pox and there are always some birds that break out with pox and we want to make sure the birds are not breaking out with pox during the races . Training will begin in about 3 weeks as we want to make sure the birds are over the fever stage from poxing before we start road training . There are still a few unpaid teams , Please if you have not sent in your payment ,please do so right away . We will keep you informed again soon!!

- Tony Alves

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Good Evening every one ,

Hope all is well . All birds are now settled and are looking good . The droppings remain good with lots of down feather . We have removed about 150 birds from the loft ,which is still a good number at 10% when there is that many birds combined from all over the country . As always some birds from certain lofts are not as resistant  to being exposed to so many different viruses and bacteria's and just can not handle the environment or just do not have the immune system strong enough to cope . This is a reality in one loft racing and part of the game . Our medication program is good and we do not over medicate the birds with combination cocktails and we  try to stay away from long continuous antibiotic treatments or misuse of medications . We believe the birds should have  proper functioning livers and organs to complete the whole race program . We also believe that birds that are over medicated will not only be unable to complete a tough race program , we also believe they  will be of even less of value for the breeding loft. All in all , things are looking good and there are some real super looking birds ,that I am sure will be of champion calibre . Competition will be keen and it will be great birds to finish off the whole race program , We have ran all birds over the scanners and an updated inventory list is up .  You can go on and check which birds are here . Training will begin in about 4 weeks and will be done in small groups from short distances . We will keep you posted.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, June 3rd, 2012

Good evening every one,

The heavy rains have arrived !!  The birds have been kept in the loft .The last few days the birds have been fed 100% pure small yellow dent corn . There are two advantages to this , first this assures that all birds are eating corn and secondly this helps very much with the cold and damp weather we are getting in this part of the country.  The birds are finishing off a respiratory treatment and they  are looking good and the few birds that had  wet eyes are  now clear . The majority of the  birds are getting very active with great droppings ,but still some birds just do not come around no matter what you do . That is a reality of one loft racing ,especially when there are birds coming together from over 300 different lofts as many teams are syndicates made up of sometimes up to 6 different fanciers . However the birds with the strong natural immunity continue to thrive and shine ! There has been just  over 100 birds  removed from the loft as these birds would never amount to becoming winners and would only increase the odds of infecting the healthy flock .We will post an inventory list in a couple of weeks and everyone will be able to see what birds have been removed . Please if you still have not sent in your entry fees , you must do it as soon as you can . Any unpaid team will eventually be sold to another buyer or your birds will be deleted from the system . We must be strict on this rule as we need to get our pay structure up . All birds are now in 4 separate groups until road training begins and then all birds will be joined together and road trained in small groups up to the first 100 mile race. We will keep you posted.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, May 26th, 2012

Good evening every one .

The birds continue to moult well . Most are looking very good and the birds are now on a respiratory treatment , Though most of the birds look great ,there are some birds showing wet eyes which is unusual with such dry weather we have been having . We are keeping a close eye on things and any bird that is not looking right is quickly removed from the loft . We have had to remove about 75 birds up to now since some birds just do not have the immunity strength when mixed with so many different birds   . The first groups are now having also there second treatment for canker with Ridzol-s  .  All the birds are now also being fed 100% BADEN Depuritive mixture the last few days since the weather has turned quite hot , we will put them back on 50% BADEN YB MIX as soon as the weather cools down a bit  .  There appetite remains good with 99% of the birds showing very good droppings and very little signs of throwing up . We have also used apple cider vinegar between treatments which acidifies the gut and helps fight infections . Also Primalac Good gut Bacteria which is also very useful after medication treatments since many medications and antibiotics destroy the good bacteria along with the bad . We plan to loft fly the birds in 4 groups until road  training begins . Road training will begin around the first or second week in July . Once training begins we will continue steady as we plan to work the birds well with lots of road training . We believe this is the only way to bring out the best of birds and put the physical condition on the birds . There are many super quality birds entered and the competition will be fantastic.   

- Tony Alves

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Good evening everyone,

Hope all is well . The final entries are all in THE LOFT for the  2012  CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . We want to thank every one who has sent in birds , together we have all once again for the 3rd year broke a record amount of entries with a total of 1600 birds entered from all across North America for the 2012 year !!!! There is now about 1000 birds already settled and starting to fly . A list of all birds and teams are now up ,you can see it on the site . This year we will have very nice prizes and there will be a lot of winners . We will have the prize structure up as soon as all payment is made , If you have not sent in your payment ,please do send it in as soon as you can . We need to get all information up as soon as possible . We will keep you posted shortly.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

Good Evening every one ,

Hope everyone is doing fine . The first group of birds have completed their medication program and are now out starting their loft flying . Droppings remain very good and the moult is great on the older youngsters . All groups of birds will be let out individually  and then worked into 4 main groups until road training begins . Birds that have had to be replaced the owners have been contacted by phone or email . Any birds that still have not been sent in to complete a team or replace missing birds must be here in the next few days as we want to post the total list of entry of the birds by May 15th . There is now over 1500 birds here at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and       we can have close to 1600 birds in the next few days !!!!  .  We have a record amount of American entries from across the USA  to compete against the best of CANADA so the Prizes will be fantastic !! . Please contact us as soon as possible if you are bringing birds as we need to know right away . This year we also have added 50 more feet of loft extension to accommodate all teams as they arrive at different times . The loft is now almost 400 feet long and well ventilated to properly house the birds here . The newly arrived birds have been fed the BADEN YB MIX which has a lot of small  oil seeds and peas . It is high in protein at 15.8% . We also have now started to add BADEN DEPURATIVE MIX to the first older groups  which is a 13% protein mix  and has a high barley content . This change is important as the birds are starting to fly and the weather starts to warm up in this part of the country . We will be posting a few videos of the birds so that all the out of area flyers can keep informed and have a better idea of the race!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Hello every one ,

hope you are all doing well .It has been very busy here as we continue to receive many birds  from across North America . As of Saturday May 5th there are close to 1500 birds in the loft and we are still waiting to finish receiving the balance of many teams along with more American birds as we have one more shipping date for May 7th ,All the last American birds must be shipped this coming Monday May  7th  to Dale Zehr in N.Y.    All Canadian birds being shipped by air must be shipped this coming Monday May 7th also . We need to put up are entry list of all birds in the loft on May 15th so you have to have your birds here by the middle of May . Please make sure you have your complete teams in by then as we do not want to have to close up on any one .   The health of the overall flock is good , with a few birds already replaced , If you have a bird that has had to be removed from the loft , you will be notified to have it replaced before May 15th .The majority of the birds continue to moult well and have very good droppings and very few birds showing signs of YB sickness . This is a very important year as so many TOP FANCIERS are here to compete and the pressure is on ! We have had to add extension to the lofts as we want to provide the best possible conditions for all birds . The birds remain in sections of about 90 birds until training begins . It must be done in this way as this is a very large number of birds and is very different from running a one loft race with only a few hundred birds . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  continues to break another record of being the largest one loft race in North America for 3 consecutive years !!  This we hope continues to grow as we provide Canada and America with most affordable and  competitive race where the BEST FANCIERS and BREEDERS come to compete !!! . We want to send out a great big THANK YOU to every one who believed in the dream that we can build a race of type for every one to be part of !!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, April 30th, 2012

Hello every one .

Hope every one is doing well . All is been busy here as we continue to receive entries for the race . As of Sunday April 29th we have over 1100 birds in the loft . There is still the American shipment to arrive and many birds coming at airport tomorrow . If you still have to send your birds to complete your team , please do so as  soon as you can . Replacement birds will be allowed up to May 15th and we will call you if you have to replace birds . If you still want to enter a team please let us know right away by calling us , leave a phone message or email us .                        Many of the birds are moulting heavily and are looking great . As soon as all birds are in we will be posting an inventory list with all participants and birds !!  2012 will be another huge year as every one  prepares for the excitement of who will be the BIG WINNER of the 2012  CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE !! Many super birds have been sent in and again it will take a great bird to top it all off . We hope to continue to bring excitement and enjoyment to every one in the sport as we proceed with another big year of preparing the birds for the final huge event . We want to say thank you to every one who has been part of making this dream a reality for not only Canada , but also the USA as  many  top names from across America are also here for competition !! If you have any questions or would like to know something just email us or call us and we are more than willing to answer you concerns . We want every one to know that we love what we are doing and we are doing it because many of you also love and enjoy pigeon racing !! We will keep you posted

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Hello everyone!

Hope all is well. Here is a list of the winners of our draw.

The lucky winning team for a complete FREE entry, valued at $1000, is the Jacques Cartier Syndicate!

These are the ten teams that were drawn for $600 TOTAL complete entry for a team of 6 birds:
1. Atlintis Loft
2. Borden Racing Pigeon Club
3. Cliff & Marilyn
4. Federation Loft
5. Hmong Syndicate
6. Keven Loft
7. Oscar & Joe Loft
8. Polish Power
9. Xtreme Loft
10. Yong Jian Su

These are the 25 teams that were drawn for the $800 TOTAL complete entry for a team of 6 birds:
1. Archie Kimberlin
2. B & B Loft
3. BMWA
4. Cal Murray
5. Double Trouble
6. Dracula Loft
7. Ferreira Brothers
8. Gene Yoes
9. Golden Team
10. Guido Madrusan
11. Harial Skat
12. High Hope Loft
13. Humber Valley Team
14. Iceman & Family
15. Ivy Loft
16. Jackson Loft
17. London Team
18. Lucan Irish Six
19. Mandrake Loft
20. Monzon Loft
21. Nancy & Bert
22. Parkview Loft
23. Tres Amigos Syndicate
24. West End Boys
25. Yosvany O Jeda Loft

If you were one of the winners of the draw, you can send in an extra team for the cost above. If you are in the US, and your team name has been drawn, simply ship your birds on Monday, April 30th, 2012 to
Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
Phone: 315 771 9081

Each of the $600 entries will have $550 dollars going towards prize money, and the remainder is retained by the Canadian International One Loft Race.
Each of the $800 entries will have $550 dollars going towards prize money, and the remainder is retained by the Canadian International One Loft Race.
The one complete free entry winner, the Canadian International One Loft Race will be putting $550 towards the prize money.
These are just some of the fantastic promotional ideas we have come up with. We hope that we can continue to offer special ideas that will attract more and more attention to the Canadian International One Loft Race.
We are 100% totally dedicated and motivated to create the largest, most competitive, and affordable one loft race in North America. We hope that everyone enjoys this, and congratulations to all the lucky winners of our draw.

- Tony Alves

Enjoy the Video

Good Morning everyone ,

Hope all is well . We have made a little video of our new completed sections of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . This will give every one an idea of what each section of the lofts look like . We have spent a lot of money remodelling the lofts for the best possible well being of all the birds . We want to have every thing in place to give each bird the best possible chance to attain the best healthy comfortable environment . In 3 weeks we already have close to 900 birds already in the loft . This coming weekend will be our busiest weekend as most people will have their birds ready to be sent in . We are still accepting birds and new reservations so it is still not to late to be part of the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . Call us , leave a message , or e-mail us if you would like to enter birds . This year the birds that are already here are looking very good . Their appetite remains good and there droppings are excellent and the birds continue to moult very good .A few birds have been replaced that just were not right . We have had to refuse a few entries that the birds were not right , but this must be done to protect the best interest and health of the birds and race . There are a lot of people depending on us to have the best possible race so we must remain strict on condition of the birds that are allowed in the loft !  We will be calling every one that has won in the draw of getting an extra team entry at perch fee savings . Soon we will have a video on the birds and we will put it on the website also . We will keep you  posted !!

- Tony Alves

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Good Evening everyone!

Hope every one is doing well. It has been a busy time as we have started to accept birds for the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. In the first 2 weeks we already have over 700 birds in the loft and new reservations continue to come in!! We expect the next few weeks to be the busiest weeks as that is when most people will have their birds ready. Our American entries have been fantastic with close to 300 USA birds here already and many more USA teams are yet to come in as we have set a second shipping date for American birds. If you are in the USA and still want to ship birds to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  just ship your birds on  Monday, April 30th to:

Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
Phone: 315 771 9081

We will have the birds in the loft within a day or two. Again this year we have received birds from coast to coast and that spells for great nation wide competition! We have about 1600 birds reserved and the number keeps growing. We are happy to bring a race to Canada that can attract every one as this makes for big competition and record amount of prizes!
This year we are feeding the birds the Baden YB mix and the birds are really starting to moult good which is always a sign of very good health. We also have seen healthier birds brought in, possibly due to such a mild dry spring. All birds are kept in groups of about 80 to 90 birds per section as they come in. This year we have given all birds a vaccination shot as they come in like we do every year and the first few days we put them on Vita King - Return Combo. This is a fantastic product made for race birds when returning home from a race. It is loaded with everything a bird needs to bounce them back from stress  and dehydration and we have had incredible results using this product when racing. After this the birds are given ESB-3 in the water for up to 14 days for coccidiosis, e coli, paratyphoid and salmonella. Over the next few weeks we will keep you posted and hope to see you all here as we prepare for another fantastic record year!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

Good Evening everyone ,

Hope every one is doing well . It has been a busy time as we have started to accept birds for the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . In the first 2 weeks we already have over 700 birds in the loft and new  reservations continue to come in !! We expect the next few weeks to be the busiest weeks as that is when most people will have their birds ready . Our American entries have been fantastic with close to 300 USA birds here already and many more USA teams are yet to come in as we have set a second shipping date  for American birds . If you are in the USA and still want to ship birds to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  just ship your birds on April 30th to Dale Zehr  , at 10632 Jackson Lane, Carthage NY ,13619 phone 1 315 771  9081   and we will have the birds in the loft within a day or two . Again this year we have received birds from coast to coast and that spells for great nation wide competition ! We have about 1600 birds reserved and the number keeps growing . We are happy to bring a race to Canada that can attract every one as this makes for big competition and record amount of prizes ! This year we are feeding the birds the  Baden YB mix and the birds are really starting to moult good which is always a sign of very good health . We also have seen healthier birds brought in , possibly due to such a mild dry spring . All birds are kept in groups of about 80 to 90 birds per section as they come in . This year we have given all birds a vaccination shot as they come in ,like we do every year and the first few days we put them on Vita King - Return Combo . This is a fantastic product made for race birds when returning home from a race . It is loaded with every thing a bird needs to bounce them back from stress  and dehydration and we have had incredible results using this product when racing . After this the birds are given ESB-3 in the water for up to 14 days for coccidiosis  , e coli  , paratyphoid and  salmonella . Over the next few weeks we will keep you posted and hope to see you all here as we prepare for another fantastic record year !!

- Tony Alves

Enjoy the Video

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE IS PUTTING IN $ 25,000.00 DOLLARS PRIZE MONEY!!!! FOR THE 2012 RACE FROM THERE OWN MONEY TOWARDS FREE ENTRY FROM 2011 .
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO OTHER ONE LOFT RACE IN THE WORLD THAT DOES THIS !! WE ARE ABSOLUTELY SERIOUS ABOUT CONTINUING TO CREATING THE BEST ONE LOFT RACE IN THE WORLD FOR YOUR MONEY !!!!

WE HAVE OVER 1500 BIRDS ALREADY RESERVED FOR 2012 AND WE HAVE CLOSE TO 500 BIRDS ALREADY ENTERED INTO THE LOFT IN THE FIRST WEEK. WE ARE ACCEPTING BIRDS FROM NOW UNTIL APRIL 30TH . YOU CAN STILL ENTER AS MANY TEAMS AS YOU LIKE .DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE BIGGEST ONE LOFT RACE IN NORTH AMERICA FOR ONLY $ 1000 DOLLARS YOU HAVE 6 BIRD TEAM COMPLETELY ACTIVATED !!!! THE LOFTS HAVE NOW BEEN OUTFITTED WITH NEW EASY TO OPERATE AVIARIES FOR EVERY INDIVIDUAL SECTION . HALF OF THE LOFT HAS NOW HAD NEW STATE OF THE ART BOX PERCHES INSTALLED , WHERE ALL BIRDS WILL HAVE BETTER REST AND EACH BIRDS DROPPINGS CAN BE CAREFULLY MONITORED DAILY . WE BELIEVE THIS IS A HUGE ADVANTAGE TO KEEPING THE BIRDS HEALTHIER AND ALSO DOES NOT ALLOW BIRDS PERCHED BELOW OTHER BIRDS TO BE SOILED BY DROPPINGS . THIS ALSO KEEPS THE LOFT MUCH DRYER AS DROPPINGS CAN NO LONGER ACCUMULATE ON THE FLOOR BELOW THE PERCHES . THE REST OF THE LOFT WILL BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF THE WEEK JUST IN TIME FOR THE NEXT TEAM ARRIVALS .WE ARE ALSO FITTING THE COMPLETE LOFTS WITH HARDWOOD OAK GRATE FLOORS OVER THE EXISTING SOLID FLOORS.

WE WILL BE PUTTING UP NEW PICTURES OF THE LOFTS WHEN COMPLETED . THIS YEAR ALL BIRDS WILL BE LOFT FLOWN IN SMALLER GROUPS AND ALL TRAINING WILL BE DONE ALSO IN SMALL GROUPS UNTIL THE FIRST 100 MILE RACE . ONCE ROAD TRAINING BEGINS , THE BIRDS WILL BE TRAINED CONSISTENTLY AND STEADY AS WE KNOW THAT BIRDS THAT ARE TRAINED THOROUGHLY AND VIGOROUSLY ARE BIRDS THAT WILL HAVE TRUE CONDITION TO COMPETE THROUGH THE WHOLE SEASON AT THEIR BEST ABILITY AND BRING OUT THE BEST OF THE BIRDS ! WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED REGULARLY . A SINCERE THANK YOU TO ALL WHO BELIEVE WE CAN ALL COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A RACE THAT WOULD BRING ALL THE BEST COMPETITIVE LOFTS TOGETHER FROM NOT ONLY CANADA BUT FROM ALL ACROSS AMERICA!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, April 7th, 2011

Good Evening Every one !  

Busy season is here ! We have started to receive birds  for the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  !!   ALREADY IN THE FIRST WEEKEND WE HAVE RECEIVED OVER 300 BIRDS !   AN UNBELIEVABLE  200 BIRDS FROM THE U.S.A. ARE ALREADY AT THE LOFT !!! Since there has been an incredible amount of intrest from the American fanciers we  have been flooded with emails and phone calls  from American flyers that want to ship birds  so we have set a NEW ADDITIONAL  FREE  shipping date for  all USA TEAMS !!! If you live in the USA and still want to ship birds  all you have to do is ship your birds on Monday April 30th to our American shipper.: Dale Zehr -  10632 Jackson Lane -  Carthage NY USA - 13619  . Phone 1 315 771 9081 Canadian international one loft race has over 1500 birds already   . 

- Tony Alves

Saturday, Marth 31st, 2011

Hello every one .

Hope all is well ! After a most testing and challenging year of 2011 , The 2012 race will be bigger then ever !!!! The opening day of accepting birds for the 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE is finally here !! We have over 1500 birds already reserved and we expect many more yet . You can still reserve teams or just show up with birds on the weekends of April . All American birds , we please ask you to ship this coming Monday morning by US POSTAL Service to our American contact.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, Marth 25th, 2012

Hello every one.

Hope every one is doing well. We will start to accept birds this coming weekend. You can deliver your birds Saturday or Sunday between the hours of 8AM to 4PM. We are only accepting birds on the weekends of April. We will not accept any birds after April 30th.

If sending by air from across Canada, please only ship on Mondays (April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30). Please ship via AIR CANADA or WEST JET and please email or call us ahead.

All American teams, must send your BIRDS on the morning of Monday April 2 by US Postal SERVICE to :
Dale Zehr, 10632 Jackson Lane, Carthage NY USA 13619 phone number 1 315 771 9081
Payment must be made in full when sending birds. All USA teams pay ONLY $1000 DOLLARS TOTAL. There are NO TAXES on American entries . All USA Teams are tax exempt as taxes are not applicable on USA goods. So no taxes for American fanciers is great NEWS for them .

All Canadian teams from Ontario only pay 13% taxes on perch fee . Which means you only pay $58.50 not $130 Dollars. So your total entry and perch fee is only $1058.50 not $1130 Dollars. All other Canadian Teams only pay their provincial sales taxes. This is great for every one in the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE RACE. WE CAN NOT SPEAK ABOUT WHAT OTHER TAXES OTHER BUSINESSES CHARGE. We have around 1500 birds reserved and are expecting quite a few more teams.

THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE IS TOTALLY DEDICATED TO PROMOTING OUR RACE. AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE DONATING $10 DOLLARS FROM EVERY PAID ENTRY IN 2012, TO SICK CHILDREN S HOSPITAL !!!!! AND NOW WE HAVE COME OUT WITH ANOTHER NEW SUPER PROMOTIONAL IDEA. On April 22 we will have a draw with every paid entries name. We will draw 25 names and these 25 prize names will win a prize of a extra team entry for this year 2012 for only $800 DOLLARS total. Then we will draw 10 more names for 10 prizes of extra team entry for only $600 DOLLARS total. Finally there will be one more last draw for ONE MORE PRIZE OF A COMPLETE FREE ENTRY valued at $ 1000 Dollars !!!! for 2012. We think this is a most fantastic way of creating interest in THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and every one loves to WIN !!!!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Good Evening every one , Spring is in the air and we are 2 weeks away from starting to accept birds . There is now close to 1500 birds reserved and we are accepting birds from April 1st  to April 30 th . We will not accept any birds after April 30 th so make sure your birds are in by the end of April . There will be no exceptions . We believe by bringing in all birds in 4 weeks will be fairer so all birds are of the same age group . There are advantages to this as far as being able to treat all birds more equally . Birds will be loft flown in groups right up until training begins . All training will also be done in small groups to avoid any possible smashes . There will be 3 full time workers with the birds and 2 loft boys assisting . All financial , paper work and payouts will be looked after by our secretary . All website work is also handle by another member of our team . We had to increase our staff as the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  continues to grow !! Remember that all birds will be vaccinated for PMV on arrival and will also be vaccinated for Paratyphoid with    (SAL BAC )  and all birds will be vaccinated for pox . So if you vaccinate your birds ahead of time they will still be all done here .

Cheques must accompany birds on arrival or be mail ahead of time .

Please make cheques payable to ;  Canadian International One Loft Race
You can mail directly to :
Tony Alves
20792 2nd Concession
East Gwillimbury, ON
Canada
L9N 0H6

Recently we were also invited to represent Canada as a Canadian FCI GRAND PRIX ONE  LOFT race  and  are now  also members of the FCI  GRAND PRIX  MUNDIAL RANKING    which is a world wide ace pigeon competition for ONE LOFT racing  WHERE RESULTS CAN BE ENTERED FROM 2 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES and your best results can count for this very ELITE WORLD COMPETITION   . You can read more details about it in their web site , you can click on the FCI GRAND PRIX  site from the top  our home page .    This is a first for Canada as all fanciers can now  have an  opportunity to  compete against the best lofts in the world in the ONE LOFT RACES for WORLD ACE PIGEON  .An FCI delegate will be here on shipping day to over see the SCANNING  of the birds AND SEALING OF BASKETS  . They also will have authority on liberation according to meteorological weather  reports .FCI Delegates can also come in and see  ANYTHING and, ANYTIME they wish to  ,. We thing this is fantastic and reassures every one as there is a governing body that oversees the workings of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE . The FCI will announce the WORLD ACE PIGEONS  and present them with trophy's and medals at the GALA DINNER of the OLYMPIA 2013 .      We believe this is great for all pigeon fanciers across North America and a step in the right direction in to the future of ONE LOFT RACING !!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Good evening everyone.

hope all is well with you . Reservations are now over 1400 birds and still climbing . We are putting addition to the lofts with huge aviaries . We are preparing for our biggest race yet . Thank you everyone once again . It is great to see everyone come together and all helped create the biggest loft  race  Canada has ever seen  !!! We hope your breeding is going great . We are also planning to have a banquet and awards  night  to present the winners this year and from years past with well deserved trophy's and plaques . We will try to hold this event hopefully with other large combines and open races sometime in October . We will get more details in to the future  and keep every posted . THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE is dedicated to promote our sport and continue to organize functions that can bring every one together for great enjoyment of the sport we love . There is no limit to what we can do and offer for our sport and we plan to continue to offer the fanciers what they enjoy !!!                       Please   be reminded that the great world famous pigeon photographer Henk Kuijlaars will be at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE this coming Thursday March 15 to photograph birds . Just simply call us or email us if you are interested . Henk Kuijlaars is recognized as  one of the greatest if not the best pigeon photographer in the World and has a great sense of humour !!! come on out and bring your birds for a great photo shoot !!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Good Evening every one . March is finally here and spring is near . We are only 4 weeks from opening day . Thanks for so   many call  and emails . Also thanks for so many of you who have already reserved a team . There are now close to 1400 birds reserved and we just keep growing !  Looks like were headed for a North American Record at the speed reservations are coming in . We have some great big names in the game and competition  will be fierce as every bird will battle to win the title of 2012 - 1st CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT WINNER  !! There will be huge money to be won and many prizes to be won . Our staff will be ready on opening day . We will vaccinate all birds on arrival  for PMV .For  all Canadians shipping by air - please remember to ship on Mondays only during the month of April to Toronto International Airport  via Air Canada  or  West Jet . All birds delivered  by person , please deliver birds on weekends only during April  . All AMERICAN BIRDS  please mail your birds by US POSTAL on APRIL 2 to our American contact:

Dale Zehr
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
Phone: 315 771 9081

Once again Thank you every one . Together we have all created this race , and together we can be proud ! It is my greatest pleasure to be able create a race that every one can be part of . That I believe will make our sport grow !!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

Hello every one.

We are well over 1300 birds reserved and continue to receive reservations . Birds will be accepted from only April 1 st  to  April 30th  . American birds must be  shipped  on Monday April 2nd  so we can have the birds on April 3rd and some might arrive on April 4th , We are 4 hours from across the NY  border from our US Contact  shipper Dale Zehr .We take care of all health certificates and  American birds require no quarantine , so they are in the loft quickly .       ON March 15th  the world famous pigeon photographer from Holland   Henk Kuijlaars  will be at the Canadian International one loft race . He will be totally set up to photograph pigeons for any one interested . Just gives us a call or email us and and you are most welcomed  to come down and have your birds photos taken . Henk does great work and considered one of the  best in the World.

- Tony Alves

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Good evening everyone ,

We have almost 1300 birds reserved already and we are expecting many more teams yet .The  Competition will be great with such high numbers and that will make better prizes  . This year we are getting  a huge number of American Team  entries, so again we will have great competition from across the border . We love to hear from all of you on any ideas or suggestions you may have . Every thing we do has come from the ideas of the   participants .

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 12th, 2012

Good evening everyone,

It has been an unbelievable winter in this part of Canada with such mild weather . Finally we had some snow this weekend .  It has worked great for early breeding .  We had many people ask if the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE is allowing free replacement birds for birds that get lost settling around the loft or any birds that die . The answer is YES ! This year anyone can replace missing birds up to May 15 -2012 . Birds will be only accepted from April 1st to April 30th . This gives us time to settle all birds by May 15th  so that we can replace  any lost bird by then . This is only fair and gives everyone an opportunity to have an equal chance from the start ! We have done a lot of asking  around and most are very happy with this . We are always looking to improve the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE to continue to make it the best one loft race where every one can be part of . We believe that creating a race that is affordable so everyone can participate . Our goal continues to also be-., to  create a one loft race that attracts huge number of birds and competitors ! Remember its fun to win any race even with small amount of birds  , but it is FANTASTIC to Win against massive competition where the best from across North America come to compete . That is prestige and it is that kind of competition and race that people remember and talk about !! We are so HAPPY to bring every one together for this kind of racing and its so many  of you who enjoy  and like this type of racing that have made it possible ! We are preparing for the biggest one loft race once again and the excitement is start to really kick in for many. We are going to keep you closely informed so tune in every week for updates on the diary. 

- Tony Alves

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Good Evening every one.

The weather continues to be fantastically mild . Most people now have their birds mated and are now preparing to select their future entries for  the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  . WE  NOW HAVE OVER 1100 BIRDS reserved AND STILL CLIMBING !!!!  .It is great to see that we are having a huge entry again and it will take super birds to be on top in the final race . This year we are having a total of 8 races which will be a super test of the quality of every bird that comes right to the final race with the best average speed . There will be a BRAND NEW CAR   awarded for the average speed winner !!!  Remember 100 % of the prize money is paid -out in prizes and the new car is an extra special bonus prize we are offering ! There is no better One Loft race for your 1000 dollars of a six bird entry . We pay out 170 prizes . This is just one of the reasons the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE HAS GROWN TO BE THE LARGEST ONE LOFT RACE IN NORTH AMERICA .  The race was designed to be the most affordable and   that every one could be part of an international competition  . We are also going to donate 10 Dollars from every paid entry team to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto Ont .Canada !!   This is how we help and also promote our sport  which in this day and age is something we should be thinking about ! We donated from   auctions in the last 2 years over 10,000 dollars to sick kids . The Canadian International One Loft Race never made or took a single Dollar from these auctions , it was strictly  to help and promote ! That is something we can all be proud of ! Again I must say there are a million different ways to run a race ,Our way has always BEEN  to make it a large number of bird-age for super competion  and affordability WITH GREAT AMOUNT OF  PRIZES   . We will keep you informed as we go along !!

- Tony Alves

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Good evening every one.

Hope all is well  . This weekend the Sun City Million Dollar Race was flown in South Africa. It was a fantastic working  race . The winning bird was about 9 hours on the wing from 360 miles . the winning bird was from    Team Ruhr-Schink representing Germany . The German entries did fantastic again  placing  1st , 2nd ,3rd ,4th and 6th.The first American bird finished 32nd for Tony Kan and the   first Canadian bird finished 70th for Jancan . Congratulations to all . We are now only 8 weeks away from accepting birds and the excitement is starting to grow as more fanciers continue to sign up  . We look forward to see you all year on race day as the best from  Canada and    the USA come together for the largest competitive ONE LOFT RACE in North America !

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Good evening everyone. Many people have started to mate their birds and most will within the next few weeks. Please remember that we will be accepting birds from April 1st to April 30th, 2012. This date will not be extended under any circumstances as we are trying to get all birds here of around the same age. All Canadian entries shipping in by air can be shipped Air Canada or WestJet to Toronto International Airport starting on Monday, April 2nd; and every Monday of April.
 
All US entries must ship their birds on Monday, April 2nd to our American contact:
DALE ZEHR
10632 Jackson Lane, Carthage NY
USA
13619
Phone: (315 771 9081)

We then take care of all health certificates and costs of getting the birds into Canada, and all birds will be in the loft within two days. There is no quarantine involved for American birds coming into Canada, which makes it very easy for the birds. We are close to 1100 birds reserved already, and 2012 is looking to be a new record of entries. All birds will be vaccinated for PMV on arrival, and also vaccinated for Pox. Hope everybody's breeding is starting off good, and we wish everyone a successful breeding season and may you be the breeder of the 2012 Canadian International One Loft Race winner!!

- Tony

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Good evening everyone.

Hope everyone is doing well. We are finally being hit with some cold weather, unfortunately we cannot avoid that in this part of the country. We already have well over 1,000 birds reserved and that spells for great competition. This year we will also have live clocking in all the training flights and races. Many people have asked for this, and this will be great to keep all the participants and other fanciers instantly updated on all of their birds performances. Also for all American entries, we ask that you ship your birds to our American contact on Monday, April 2nd, 2012. This way we will have most of our American entries sent in right at the beginning and all at the same time. The Canadian International One Loft Race will cover all costs of health permits and importing the birds into Canada. There is no quarantine necessary for American entries, therefore your pigeons will be in the Canadian International Loft within a couple of days of shipping. For American entries, simply ship your birds by US Postal Service to our American contact:

DALE ZEHR
10632 Jackson Lane
Carthage, NY
13619
315-771-9081

Please make cheques payable to: Canadian International One Loft Race
Mail cheques directly to:

Tony Alves
20792 2nd Concession
East Gwillimbury, ONT
L9N 0H6
Canada

All pigeons will be vaccinated for PMV on arrival, and will also be vaccinated for POX. This year we will be accepting birds only in the month of April, this date will not be extended under any circumstances. This will make our close off date one month earlier than last year. This will ensure that all birds are of the same approximate age. For all Canadian entries, your birds can be delivered in person Saturdays and Sundays between 8 AM and 4 PM. All teams being sent in by air, we ask you to ship on Mondays only to Pearson International Airport via West Jet or Air Canada. If you have any questions please give us a call or email. We are always here to keep everyone informed on anything they might like to know. If you have not called or emailed us to reserve a team, please do so as soon as possible. We will only take up to 2400 birds.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Good evening everyone, hope everyone is doing well. So far this year, the winter has been extremely mild and very cooperative to those who have started early breeding. Our reservations continue to come in and 2012 is looking to be our biggest year yet. We are thrilled to have a massive number of entries as this spells for a huge competition, and it will take true ace pigeons to make the early prizes, and there is no better way to test the quality of your breeding than having them tested against large birdage. Having large birdage also creates great payouts and more prizes. Remember that we pay out 50 prizes for the 5 training races of 100, 100, 150, 150, 200 mile races. That is 10 prizes for each race. On the final 300 mile, we have the absolute best payout structure awarding prizes for the top 120 positions. In total, the Canadian International One Loft Race pays out 170 prizes! And as an extra option for anyone who likes to roll big, we have introduced the Wild Cat Bonus!!! The way the Wild Cat Bonus works is that you can activate any bird or birds you wish after the 100 mile training toss. You do not have to enter your birds in the Wild Cat Bonus if you do not wish to do so. This is your choice. The way the Wild Cat Bonus works is the first 10 Wild Cat birds clocked in the 300 mile race will win 1st $50,000; 2nd $25,000; 3rd $25,000; 4th $25,000; 5th $25,000; 6th $20,000; 7th $20,000; 8th $20,000; 9th $20,000; 10th $20,000. This is based on a 1,000 birds activated into the Wild Cat Bonus. It costs $250 per bird to enter the Wild Cat Bonus. As always, 100% of the money is paid out. We take no percentage or cut from any prize money. This Wild Cat Bonus is a great way to attract fanciers who like to roll for big money. We will keep everyone informed of details and questions the fanciers have, and hopefully this will make it much clearer for people to understand. Please feel free to call us or email us on any questions or concerns you may have. This is important for us to understand what fanciers like and dislike. It is also the best way to keep the Canadian International Race growing bigger every year.

- Tony Alves

Happy New Years 2012

Happy New Year to everyone from The Canadian International One Loft Race! Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and a Happy New Year. We are now busy starting to plan loft additions as we will be adding some huge aviaries to the loft. We are now starting to take reservations for 2012. To reserve a team, just simply send us an email or call us. If we are not here, you can leave us a voice message. There is already fantastic interest from many fanciers across Canada and the US. We are very excited for 2012 as we prepare to have our largest paying out race yet. We have added some new ideas and races that will certainly keep The Canadian International One Loft Race as one of the very best one loft races in North America. As a special promotional bonus, The Canadian International One Loft Race will be donating a BRAND NEW CAR for the Best Average Speed bird. Remember, 100% of the prize money is paid out in prizes and the BRAND NEW CAR does not come out of the prize money. It is completely extra. We will keep everyone posted constantly from here on in.

- Tony Alves

The Canadian International One Loft Race wishes you a Happy Holiday Season

Good evening every one. The Holiday season is  upon us. The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE would like to wish every one a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We would also like to thank every one who participated in the2011 race. In 2012 we have made some wonderful improvements and added many more ways to win!!! We are expecting are biggest race ever for 2012. In the last 2 years we have paid out a  RECORD amount  of over ~~  $ 300,000.00  ~~ THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS in PRIZE MONEY!!!! This is an all time RECORD in CANADIAN RACING PIGEON SPORT !! This was only possible with every ones participation.  Together we can make 2012 a super year!!  our biggest race yet !! We will start to take reservations in the NEW YEAR. We will also start our weekly diary in the NEW YEAR  and keep you informed as we go along . So until then , have a great holiday season and please  remember  if you drink don't drive.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Good evening everyone. 

We have finally got our website updated for the 2012 Canadian International One Loft Race.  After many calls, e-mails, and conversations with different fanciers we are happy to present the new changes and ideas for the 2012 race.
 
To begin with, on the final 300 mile race we have introduced the new " CANADIAN WILD CAT BONUS "
This is an extra option that everyone has the opportunity to activate any bird into.  You do not have to enter.  This just gives everyone a chance to roll big if they wish.  You only activate your bird(s) after the first 100 mile training toss.  You have 10 days after the first 100 mile training toss to activate your bird(s) if you wish.  This should create a lot of interest and attract flyers who like to roll big but does not force anyone to enter. 

Many fanciers have also asked for more races of 300 plus miles, but also felt that 370 miles was a little too much, as many times we have seen in the past.  So again, we are giving the opportunity for fanciers who like to fly extra longer races, 2 extra races of 325 and 350 miles.  These are the "SILVER CUP CLASSIC" and the "GOLD CUP CLASSIC".  Remember these are 2 separate races and everyone has the choice to enter them if they wish. 

Since it will take a great bird to be able to prove itself from all 8 races, if entered, the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE will award the Champion Bird of all 8 races a BRAND NEW CAR.  This new car will be donated by the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and does not come out of any prize money.  This is a total promotional that will help our race grow bigger and better every year. 

Also new for 2012 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE, we will donate $10.00 from the perch fee for every paid entry of the 300 mile race to The Hospital For Sick Children, Toronto Canada.  We have decided to do this because some fanciers do not want their birds auctioned off and felt that they should not have to pay to get their birds back.  So in order to keep supporting The Hospital For Sick Children, we felt this was the best way to go about it.  This will continue to give THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and the racing pigeon sport in Canada great publicity and a chance to make a difference. 

Our shipping dates for receiving birds will also start earlier and end earlier from April 1st to April 30th.  Also shortening the entry period to only 4 weeks.  We will not extend this date as some fanciers were not in favour of extending the receiving date deadline. 

One of the biggest and most important changes for 2012 is the birds will be loft flown in separate groups right up to the time of training.  We have found that loft flying such a massive flock of birds at one time, that they break off into smaller groups and often groups collide with each other when rejoining. 

Training flights will also only be done in smaller groups through out the season, except for the races.  Training in smaller groups will make birds think individually and we believe that if something ever goes wrong with a group while training than it will not affect the whole flock.  After much thought and ideas exchanged with many top world class fanciers and friends, everyone agrees that this is the best way to prevent a massive smash.  Sometimes a very simple thing can be overseen and can have devastating results. 

Surely not every change or idea can make everyone happy but we must come to some balance.  The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE was created with the ideas, thoughts and needs of the fanciers who participate.  Our race will continue to improve and focus on the wishes of its participants.  We believe that this is what has made the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE one of the biggest races in North America.  It is fantastic to see the amount of birdage in competition and the callibere of fanciers that have come together for a most serious, intense competition circiuit of pigeon racing. 

With the continuing interest and desire of fanciers to compete in a world class race like the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE we are just a couple of years away from having a million dollar race right here in Canada.

- Tony Alves

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Good Evening everyone.

The auction of the top birds at The Canadian International One Loft Race has just closed off on www.choicepigeon.com. We had a fantastic auction with birds averaging $800.00 each for a total of $8000.00 . All buyers make direct payment to Choice Pigeon. The auction takes 15% and the remaining money is split 50% to the breeder and 50% to The Hospital for Sick Kids. The Canadian International One Loft Race does not take any cut of money from the auction. Birds will be shipped out when payment is made to Choice Pigeon Auctions. That closes off the 2011 year and we will soon have the website updated with some fantastic new changes for the coming 2012 Canadian International One Loft Race. Congratulations to all the winners!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

Good evening  every one

The  top 20 birds from  the  2011  Canadian International One loft Race will be auctioned off on choicepigeon.com starting Sunday Oct. 9 at 10 PM they will run until next Sunday with a live auction . There are some super birds up for auction. Please remember that 50% of the money goes to the breeder and 50% of the money goes to Sick Kids Hospital  minus the auction fees . The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  DOES NOT TAKE ANY CUT OF MONEY FROM THIS AUCTION. THIS  IS ABOUT GIVING TO A GREAT CAUSE AND  IS A MOST FANTASTIC WAY OF PROMOTING OUR SPORT AND LETTING PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE DO!!!! GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Good evening everyone

We have updated an  inventory list off all birds still at the loft . We have extended until this weekend Oct 7 th to  pick up of birds .The auction birds have been photographed and the auction will start shortly . We will set the auction start date and post it as soon as we can . We are looking forward to getting the auction started quickly as many of you are waiting also . Please contact us if you want your birds back as this will be the last weekend we hold them.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

All cheques have been mailed out . Reminder that all birds must be picked up by this weekend or arrangements made for birds to be shipped by air. All USA birds will be shipped after the auction so that it will greatly reduce  the cost for every fancier. We are working on getting the auction started , we will let everyone know the start date of the auction shortly. Please send us your pedigrees if your bird was in the top 20 positions at the 300 mile race.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Good evening everyone

It has been a busy day with many fanciers coming by to pick up their birds  . If you want your birds back please  let us know by email or leaving a phone message by the end of this week . Any bird not picked up by October 1st weekend will become the property of the Canadian International  One Loft Race . We had to make a cut off date as last year we held birds until December waiting for fanciers to pick up their birds . We are working already on some exciting new changes and improvements to the race as we  prepare for a bigger and more  competitive race  for 2012 . This years race broke our last years race record of entries  with 1434 birds entered and a grand total pay out of  $160,000.00. For 2012 we are expecting  over 2500 birds entered from across Canada and the USA . The Canadian International remains the most affordable One Loft Race  in North America  with Fantastic Pay outs !!  Please always remember that this race was  made by all of you who have entered birds and we planned around what the majority of the fanciers have asked for . We would love to hear from all of you with any ideas that can make us grow . We want to reach to every corner of our country and the USA . and create the biggest competition centre for World Class fanciers and World class racing pigeons . We have no limit to where we can take this race and  we are prepared to go as big as we have to !!   Please keep posted as we will have soon articles and stories on the great birds and fanciers that won the BIG PRIZES this year!

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Good Evening everyone,

We have posted a list of all birds in the loft . Some fanciers have already picked up their birds . If you want your birds picked up please leave us an email or phone message and we can arrange for pick up on Saturday Sept 24 th.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Hello every one

We have posted a final result under inventory for the final 370 mile race . It sure has been tough go for these birds as we believe that they got going down the other side of the great lakes . If the birds get on the other side of Lake Michigan they will continue south and can only come west through Sarnia  which is just north of Detroit . All checks will be out this week for all prizes . We will distribute birds this weekend ,so please call if you want your birds back . All birds being shipped by air must send us 150 Dollars for shipping expenses and we must receive payment before any birds are shipped . We are looking into a cost for all birds being shipped back into the USA as we want to make it as affordable as we can for everyone . We will post an inventory list of all birds at the loft that have not been picked up yet so everyone can see what is here , We will have the top winners photographed and we post them up . If your bird was in the top 20 positions from the 300 mile race we will need a pedigree as they will be auctioned off on Choice pigeon auctions . Please try to send a detailed pedigree as this will help the bird get a better price . 50% of the selling price will go back to the breeder and the 50% will go to SICK KIDS HOSPITAL minus the auction fees . This is a great cause to raise money for as it also gives our sport great publicity . Also remember that the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE --  DOES NOT TAKE ANY MONEY FROM THIS AUCTION . THIS IS ABOUT HELPING KIDS AS MOST OF US  HAVE CHILDREN ,GRANDCHILDREN OR KNOW SOME ONE WHO DOES AND WE NEVER KNOW WHEN WE WILL NEED THEM ,thank you every one as together we have created a great race and we have plans to make it bigger and better every year.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Good Evening every one.

The 2011 CANADIAN GOLD CUP CLASSIC has been a most true test of super birds . The weather has been clear with winds shifting from all directions over the last 2 days . It has taken   extremely  great birds  to have been able to navigate and complete this most true test of stamina and determination  from 370 miles. We can come up with all kinds of  reasons why races go the way they do ,but in reality many times we just do not know . Remember it is human nature to try to  explain things that sometimes just can  not be explained ! Congratulations to all the WINNERS and every participant who all have been part of creating the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE  INTO BECOMING ONE OF THE BIGGEST ONE LOFT  RACE IN NORTH AMERICA  *** PAYING OUT  A RECORD    $ 160,000.00 DOLLARS IN PRIZE MONEY !!!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 17th, 2011 update 2

Good evening every one.

The Canadian Gold Cup Classic was a very difficult flight with only 2 birds arriving home on the Day . This extreme distance proved itself very difficult, Flying 11 hours into a headwind takes a very special bird and 90% of most YBS cannot stay on the wing over 10 hours! It is seen over and over again how 370 miles is so much more difficult than flying 300 miles . Congratulations to MAJK Team from (Kris Marshman and John Allen)  for winning this race with a fantastic blue hen. Also second but not least, Congratulations to PARKVIEW LOFT from Spring Hill, Florida  for a 2nd place finish. Also being 1st USA Bird.  These are 2  true CHAMPION who never gave up.  We will update tomorrow.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 17th, 2011 update 1

Good Morning every one

The birds were released at  730AM from Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario a distance of 593 kms. The birds  cleared quickly into a cold but bright sunny morning and the driver followed them south for 3 to 4 minutes . The wind is 10 kms from the south west  (side headwind ). It  will be a good tough test of birds and it will take a good bird to win from that distance . Good Luck every one!!! We will update later.

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Hello every one,

We have 96 birds from 72 teams going into the final 370 mile race on Saturday Sept 17 . There is a total of  $ 9,600 in prizes . The prizes will be split

1st
$2000
2nd
$1600
3rd
$1400 
4th
$1200
5th
$1000
6th
$800
7th
$600
8th
$400
9th
$200
10th
$200
11th
$200

We  will post on the diary the release time as soon as we can on Saturday morning.Good luck !!

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Hello everyone

We have put an inventory list today. The first 73 birds on the inventory list  had  a 40 mile toss this morning. They are birds that have been entered into the 370 mile race. The rest of the birds were loft flown . If you like you can still activate your birds for the 370 mile race, just email us or call and leave a message if we are not here. So far there will be at least 7500 Dollars to be won in the final 370 mile race!!!

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Good Evening  everyone,

We have posted a list of birds that have been entered in to the final CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP CLASSIC . the birds are loft  flying up to an hour every morning.  We will toss the birds 40 miles Wednesday, Then we will post a final  (basketing ) shipping list and prize list on Friday. If you want your bird entered  or do not see it on the list please contact us . We are looking to have the final 370 mile race on Saturday . Please remember to bring chairs if you are attending the race.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

Hello every one,

We have done an  inventory list   with all birds that at the loft. Please let me know if you want your birds entered in the 370 mile race. Give us a call or email  us as soon as you can. We are planning to fly the 370 this weekend, It will depend on the weather. We will keep you posted

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Good evening every one,

2011 was a very challenging year but in the end there was a total of 151 prizes paid out in the 6 race program for a total of 153,000 Dollars!! There were many winners that had only one bird in the final race and came out happy. The winning bird (TEAM SASKATCHEWIN) bred by Jeff Ogrodnick from Regina Saskatchewan Canada was a fantastic bird who had also won the last 100 mile training race!! The 2nd place bird was UNIVERSAL PIGEON # 3. There were 4 birds (equal 1st) on the first drop with 2 of them being USA birds!! The Americans did fantastic placing 3 birds in the first 5 positions!!! The champion bird with the least flying time combined was AU-2011- GALLO -33 bred by Gallo loft (Spring Hill Florida) winning 3000 dollars.This super bird was 4th in the final race and also was 2nd USA bird clocked and flew super all year long.Gallo loft also had the best 2 bird performance on the final 300 mile race! The best team performance with 3 birds was Sahota loft from British Columbia, west coast Canada! Also Congratulations to GOLDEN TEAM LOFT for being 1st USA bird!! The 3rd place USA bird was EL MAGO loft who also had a great performance placing 3 birds in the prizes!! CONGRATULATIONS to all the top 10 winners finishing in 10th position Claude Rothgiesser who is a world class fancier and has had fantastic results in many one loft races including being one of the car winners this year in South Africa World Million dollar race.WE just wanted to touch on some interesting statistics.. We will have a final 370 mile race (CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL GOLD CUP CLASSIC) in about 10 days.We will have a list of all birds here posted soon,so if you want your birds entered in,just call me or email me and send in 120 dollars per bird. 100 dollars is prize money and 20 Dollars is perch fee.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Hello every one,

We now have the top 100 prize winners up on the result list. Congratulations to all the WINNERS!!! Yesterdays race was a good normal speed race in the 1250 meters a minute range. Although the first birds flew good speeds and many more soon followed, it still turned out to be a fairly a tough race with 67 birds on the day from 239 birds shipped . It is fantastic to see so many prize winners when many only had 1 bird left on their team. It sure has been a tough year for us all but all the birds in the top 100 were the best birds that survive our tough race and training  program  and everyone should be proud to have a bird survive this most difficult year against so many of the top lofts in North America!! We will update soon with many more interesting facts.

- Tony Alves

Results updated

Results updated at 4:00pm September 5th, 2011, See results tab for details.

- Zachariah Radoman

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Good Morning everyone,

the birds will be liberated at 8 o clock. from Matheson Ontario 300 miles ( 500 kms ) . The winds are about 20 kms an hour from the north  ( tailwind ) so it should be a fast race. There is sun and cloud at release point with most of the course being overcast.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, September 4th, 2011

Good afternoon every one.

The birds were shipped today and and we will wait to see the weather for Monday  Sept 5. We will update in the morning. You can check our basketing list of all birds shipped. The barbecue will be tomorrow  at 12 o'clock.

- Tony Alves

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

Hello everyone,

The weather is not looking good for Sunday so we are looking to have the race Monday. If Monday starts to look bad then we will liberate on Tuesday .The pigeons will not be basketed until Sunday morning. We will keep you posted as I know everyone wants to know as soon as possible.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

We tossed the birds today from 60 kms in 5 separate groups and they were about 50 minutes on the wing. We are watching the weather closely to see if we will have a Sunday race or Monday. We will keep you posted. 

- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 27th, 2011

Hello everyone

We had our last 165 km (100 mile ) race today . The birds were released at 8:55 AM in Burks Falls Ontario. There was a light south wind (headwind ) and the birds had to work ,with the first drop of almost 40 birds . They flew it in 2 hours and 19 minutes . That is great for building muscle  that they will need for next weeks 300 mile ( 500 km ) final race . You can check the results under the inventory list . Please disregard the velocity as it shows speeds from an 8  o clock release .We are test running the clock to get a velocity reading. The birds are really starting to shine and will be in great condition for the final race . We will try to get a few more tosses next week to keep them sharp . The long range forecast looks like rain ,but it is still early and can change .  If the weather is not good the  birds will be held until the weather is good  however we will still hold the barbecue party on Sunday  or Monday. We will keep you posted . Congratulations to the top ten winners !!!!!

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Hello everyone,

The birds were trained from 50 kms this morning . You can check today training list . Please note that the first 3 birds were not on the toss . We will try to have the last 100 miles training race this weekend .We continue to have birds return from previous tosses and we will give them a few tosses next week with the rest of the birds .

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Hello every one .

We had the 200 mile training race today from Marten  River Ontario . The distance is 170 miles ( 275 KMS ) to our loft . The birds were released at 8:35 AM into a pure blue sky with very cool temperatures and a strong North West wind ( tail side wind ) .They flew fantastic speeds in 3 hours and 17 minutes  and yet many later birds over shot the loft and came back from the south . It really seems that the smartest birds that are thinking line right up and many just go on by the loft . There were 18 birds on the first drop and congratulations to the winners . We have one more 100 mile training race  to go . We will keep you posted.

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Good evening every one .

We had our second 150 mile  (  250 km ) toss today from North Bay Ontario . The birds were released in to a nice blue sky at 735 AM with a light west wind (side wind ) .There were over 50 birds on the first drop . Please note that the first bird on today:s list was not in the race . Only birds on the basketing list are in the race .We have shot a vidio of the return and we are going to put it on the website as soon as we can . Congratulations to the winners !!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

Hello everyone,

The basketing list for August 14th is now up. This basketing list from August 14th shows all birds that were basketed for the August 15th 150 mile (250 km) training race. Also note that we forgot to mention that the birds were released at 9:40 AM. We have also put up a video that was shot of some of the birds arriving. We hope you enjoy it and we will try to do a few more videos so all can enjoy. There has also been about 40 more birds that have returned from the August 15th flight. We keep everyone updated regularly in the next few weeks as we get closer to the main 300 mile event.

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 15th, 2011

Good evening everyone.

we had our first 150 mile (250 KMS) toss Aug 15 th. All birds were on this flight. Please note the first 3 birds on the result list were not in the race. We have also posted the basketing list. We had a good north east wind (tail-side wind) cool temps, blue skys with few clouds. The first three birds had a great lead and speeds,over 1500 meters a minute. The birds continue to arrive in small groups throug out the afternoon and it certianly turned out to be a very difficult flight for many birds as many over shot the loft and came back from the south through out the day. It seems with very fast winds many birds over shoot while they seem to do well into light headwinds. It really is hard to believe what the birds can do after all the training they have had. Never the less we must continue with are training program and we hope to have our next training race of 150 miles at the end of the week, Then on to the 200 mile race,with the final 100 mile race the week before the main 300 mile race. Congratulations to the winners of the top 10 positions!!

- Tony Alves

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Hello everyone

we had the first 160 km training race  toss today. Check the results for today. The birds were released at  8:53 AM. into a very light side headwind.Congratulations to the top 10 winners . Please note that the first bird clocked  was not in this race.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Hello everyone

the birds had a 90km toss today. The clock was set for race entry. We will have our first 100 mile (160 km) race on Aug 12 th. You can check all birds on this toss that will be in the first 160 km race for Aug 12 th-2011. We still have 25 birds at home that have returned late from previos tosses that are not in condition to be shipped,but should be ready for the next training race. Good luck tommorow, The winds are calling for side winds with cool weather. We will post the results tommorow night.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

Hello everyone,

We had another toss from 90 kms today. You can check all birds on the inventory list.This list is different than the other lists as we are test running for race entry in to the clock. We are hoping to have the first 100 mile race (160 kms) on Friday.

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Hello everyone

the birds had a toss from 90 kms today . All birds after the 239 th position were not on this toss ,these were trained from 20 kms after there loft fly. Please remember that all late arrival birds are worked up slowly to join the main group when they are in good shape. Also note that the clock is set one hour behind time and that birds are being released in smaller groups. We are aiming to have our 1st-100 mile (160 km ) toss later this week. The birds flew this toss today in 1 hour which is a very good speed.

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- Tony Alves

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Hello Everyone,

On Friday, August 5th we trained late arrival birds from 20 miles. The main group of birds were trained 125 km for the second time. Today all birds were trained from 50 km. Please take note that the first 29 birds on Friday August 5th toss were trained from 20 miles. We also have some nice videos that were filmed by a friend of ours, Valerii Vilkevych who is also a pigeon fancier from Brooklyn, New York. Hope you enjoy the video.


Playback may be slow on slower connections.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Good day everyone

The birds were tossed today from 125 kms .They were realeased in 4 groups and flew it in 1 hour and 30 minutes  with very little wind  . You can check the inventory list and you can see the first 225 birds were on the toss ,after 225 birds other birds were loft flown . Those later birds after 225 will be worked up and join the main group soon

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Good evening everyone.

The birds had a 90 km (55 mile ) toss today into calm winds and they flew it in one hour and five minutes. Some birds were kept back that were late on previous tosses. You can now check the inventory tab and click on to previous tosses by date. We thought this might make it easier for fanciers to understand our training results as different groups of birds have been worked at different times from different distances as their individual needs are required. We will continue to do this until all birds are fit to train together. This is best to avoid losing birds that are returning late back to the loft. Now the birds will be trained long tosses every good day from here on to develope the muscle they need for the final longer races. The birds apetite is fantastic and the droppings are like little brown marbles, lots of down feather and moulting strong. They are now on the Vita King (123) System and products and are looking great.

- Tony Alves

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Hello everyone.

Sunday, July 31st we tossed the birds 20 km today. Check inventory for all birds on the 20 km toss. Below are the prize payouts for the 2011 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. 300 mile race
1st - 25 000.00
2nd - 10 000.00
3rd - 10 000.00
4th - 10 000.00
5th - 10 000.00
6th - 5 000.00
7th - 5 000.00
8th - 5 000.00
9th - 5 000.00
10th - 5 000.00
11th to 40th - 1 000.00
41st to 60th - 500.00
61st to 100th - 250.00

We are aiming to start our training races in about 2 weeks. Prizes for the training races will be:
100 miles: 1st to 10th - 200.00
100 miles: 1st to 10th - 200.00
150 miles: 1st to 10th - 200.00
150 miles: 1st to 10th - 200.00
200 miles: 1st to 10th - 200.00

Best Average Speed Champion Bird:
1st - 3000.00

Total Prize Payout 2011 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE:
$153 000.00 Canadian Dollars

We would like to thank everyone who entered the 2011 Canadian International One Loft Race. We would also like to send out a great big thank you to all the great phone calls and emails we received from fanciers all across North America with many kind words and understanding of our difficult flight on July 5th.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Good evening every one.

The birds had a 30 mile toss (50 kms ) today Saturday July 30th. We have posted a list with the first 138 birds that were on the toss. Every bird after that was not on the toss including the first bird. All other birds
are being worked from the 20 km point. Our last 30 mile ( 50km ) training toss was on Wednesday July 27th. We had mistakenly wrote Tuesday instead. The birds are starting to catch on to the game and are performing well.

- Tony Alves

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Good evening every one,

We had a 30 mile toss on Wednesday July 27. The birds were released in 3 groups of 70 birds, One group came fine while the others broke up. We have posted the training list with the first 142 birds in training and then the rest of the birds kept home were loft flown and runned through the clock so we could take total count. Some of the birds home late on the toss after 142 position scanned in with the birds that loft flew. We are continuing to work llate arrivals seperately as to give every bird the best possible chance. Next toss will be Saturday morning. Please check the inventory list for all birds in the loft.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Hello everyone

The birds had a 20 km toss today in seperate groups today July 26. The first bird on the traing list was not on the toss and all birds from 210 th position were also not on the toss. We continue to get birds back every day. We will post a total inventory of the loft tommorow so you can check all new birds that have come home. We are loft flying all other birds and slowly adding groups to the main team that is in training now.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, July 23th, 2011

Good morning every one,

We trained 20 kms on july22 with birds that were ready and we trained 20 kms on July 23 with a few more birds. check the traing list for trained birds. there was 209 birds on the toss. The first bird in the clock was not on the toss and all birds after 210 th position were not on the toss as they need more time to rest.We are keeping all late arrivals in seperated sections and we add them into the main group as they start to fly well. This has to be done so that every bird has a chance to rest and build up before training again. Even though most late arrivals look good we have to make sure every late arrival is loft flying well before it is trained out again. We will post the prize struture next week after the dead line of Aug 1st for money recieved.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Hello every one,

the weather has been record breaking these last few days. Birds continue to return from the July 5th smash toss and most are in good shape with lots of body on them despite all the hot dry weather., luckly this part of Ontario is full of small lakes and ponds and the birds have been able to find water and they will be fine. We know have as of 10 AM July 21 -253 birds back in the loft. We ran all the birds through the clock this morning so you can check on the inventory list what is here. It sure has been hard do deal with this smash toss and I have thought about almost every possible thing that could have caused this, but really there are probably a million things that it might of been, but no one will ever know for sure.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Hello everyone.

We have updated the inventory list from loft flying all birds in the loft. Please check inventory to see all birds in the loft, We continue to get birds back every day and we section them off into differnt groups of arival so all birds can be properly treated. Training will start back up when the heat wave we are having cools down.

- Tony Alves

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Good evening every one

there are now 222 birds home. We had 14 birds come home yesterday. Almost all of them still holding a good body and will soon be back into training. We have given the birds time to mentally recover and let them build up their confidence. We are a little behind in our training schedule but still have time to get them ready. Weather is looking good for the long range. We are going to have to keep a close eye on all late arrivals so they can be properly rested and then worked into condition. We are very glad to see so many teams starting to get a bird or 2 and that will make a lot of people happy to be back in the game. We will put up the prize structure in a few days. Please check the end list of the inventory list for additional arrivals.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Hello Everyone,

It has been one of the hardest times ever in the pigeon sport for myself and so many other fanciers. as of tonight, July 12th, we have 192 birds home from the July 5th release of about 900 birds. There have been many birds reported from 50 miles to the west and 100 miles to the east. Many birds that arrive are full bodied and in very good condition. It is very hard to believe the pigeons could return after 7 days with that type of condition. I believe that many of the birds shot right through but many must have stayed close to the area, as they do not appear to be flown out. Some of the birds actually seem confused when arriving and sometimes fly up to 5 minutes or more around the loft, which is very strange for pigeons that have been out in hot, dry weather. We are hoping that most fanciers will have something here for the final race. We believe that with the condition that a lot of these pigeons are coming home in, we will continue to have pigeons return for several weeks. I have experienced this in the past and have spoken to many fanciers who have had unbelievably similar situations. As a matter of fact several other fanciers experienced big losses on July 5th. It is unfortunate that this happened so early in the season but we believe the Canadian International One Loft Race will continue to grow as we are working our hardest to have a great race that everyone can be part of. We have added all birds that have arrived to the inventory list. We will continue to update the inventory list every few days, please check it to see if your birds have made it.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Hello every one.,

The birds have had 2 tosses from 1 mile, 4 tosses from 3 miles, 2 tosses from 12 miles. They have been trained in groups and at times all together. On July 5 th we had our eighth toss from 30 miles. The birds were liberated all together at 840 AM into a bright sunny sky with a few clouds and a light tail side wind. We followed them south for 3 mile until they were over the trees. The first few birds arrived almost 2 hours later and birds continued to arrive singularly all day long. There were 90 day birds home by the end of the day. there are now 154 birds home. It is unexplainable what has happened. these are the smash crack ups we all dread and it has been heart breaking for us. However we will hold our word and will be giving every one who does not have a single bird make the final 300 mile race a free entry for 2012. We hate to see anyone not have a fair shot at winning a prize. There is still $150,000.00 Canadian dollars to be won for 2011. We have posted an inventory list of all birds still remaining and we are hoping to get more birds home. We will report back soon as more birds make it home.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

Good evening everyone,

Training has begun, the birds have had 4 short tosses and are now up to ten miles. We are still waiting for payment on several teams. If you have not forwarded your payment, please do so right away as we need to get the prize structure put up. All payments due must be received by August 1st, before our first 100 mile training race.

- Tony Alves

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Good evening everyone.

The birds flew in 5 different groups today as they split and flew in their own groups. The sky was filled with 5 different groups as some groups flew tippler high up to 1 and a half hours. The morning was cool and sunny which made ideal flying conditions and it was wonderful to watch.. We are also starting their speed trapping and they are trapping super fast and starting to understand the game! They have now finished all the medication programs and are on some very good vitamin products and soon will be back on pro biotics for their good gut bacteria. We will soon start their settling in the trailer a few times before they get their first few tosses from 1 mile up the field.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

All birds are out flying now as one group. It is incredible to see such a large flock circling the open fields here. It really looks like a combine release! We give them open loft for a few hours every day. To see so many birds flying together All you can wonder is which bird will be the Canadian International Champion for 2011! There is so many great looking birds and you have to imagine that they are every ones best! It is a full time job, but it is something I love doing! We cant wait to start training these birds. It is a great pleasure to be able to run a race of this size in Canada! It has its challenges but the feeling on the final race to see the lead birds arrive is beyond any feeling I have ever experienced before! I just cant wait! It is a better feeling for me than winning the greatest open race I have ever flown! And the greatest thing about it all is that we were able to all come together to create a race like this! I hope we can continue to grow ever year and have an event that we can all attend and enjoy. I believe our race can become the event that every one will be part of every year and move the pigeon racing sport ahead and make more people aware of what pigeon racing is all about! It is all in us believing and we will grow to no limits! We all raised over 7000 dollars for Sick Kids Hospital last here and that is great promotion and a positive thing for our sport that we all love!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

Good evening every one.

All the birds have now been released and are settling well. Soon all birds will be out together and road training will start in about a month from now. It has been a challenging year with birds from over 300 different lofts combined all in one loft. We have one section set aside for all birds that are not super healthy and we will continue to treat them separately until they look good. There is some fantastic quality birds here and it will take a super bird to finish in the top ten position. The loft windows are opened completely as we are into some extremely hot weather in the last few days. Hopefully we will have cooler weather when the time comes to start training. We are still waiting to receive payment from some teams that were sent in. We are asking those who have not sent payment yet please do so as soon as possible, as we want to put up the prize list so we can all see the pay outs. Other than that we are very busy all day long working with the birds and before you know it, race day will be here!

Good luck to every one

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

Good evening everyone,

The hot weather has finally hit this part of the country after record rain falls in May. The first 2 groups are out and some are flying well and enjoying baths. The next 2 groups will be released shortly as they completed there medication program. Most of the birds look good but as always some just do not have an immune system strong enough to survive the stress of being mixed with birds from so many different lofts. Some birds have been removed from the group as we do not want to take the chance to infect the strong and healthy youngsters. We will loft fly the birds in separate groups until all birds are flying well and then we will join them all just before training begins. Training will start some time in the first half of July and will continue steady every good day, The weather calls for another very hot and dry summer and thats great as we have had enough rain as it is, so we should be able to get a lot of training in.

- Tony Alves

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Hello every one.

We have a North American record for the second year in a row. We have a total of 1434 birds entered in the 2011 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!! We have posted a list of all entries on our partisipants page. There are still a few teams that we have not received payment for. Please forward your payment right away so we can put out the total payout for 2011. We will have regular updates on the inventory list once all birds are settled and loft flying has begun. We will also keep constant and steady information on our diary.

- Tony Alves

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Good Evening every one.

It has been very busy here at the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. We continue to receive birds daily and we will have over 1400 birds this year,a real record. We have tried to respond to all phone calls and emails but it has been difficult to answer to every one so we will try to keep every one informed on our diary. We will try to get our inventory list up this Week so every one can see who has entered in the race. Overall health is good and birds continue to be kept separated and medicated in separated sections which now is a total of 6 sections. There are many fantastic and high quality birds entered and it will be a fierce and competitive day when the final day arrives!! We are going to fly individual sections at a time in the start and then eventually join all groups just before road training begins. This is a very challenging task but we are taking every step slowly as this is very different from operating a small flock of birds and we will make sure every thing is done correct. Thanks to all the fantastic calls and emails and we will keep you updated. This is our final weekend for excepting birds and it is not too late to bring in a team, so call us or come on down if you want to be part of this super event!!! And remember YOU GOT TO BE IN TO WIN!!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Good afternoon every one,

Hope all is well. We have just under 1300 birds in the loft. There are still several American Teams that have been shipped in with no information, so please if you have not sent us your information please do so immediately!   We need all info so we can update our band list and register your birds. We've also received calls asking for an extension due to a slow start to many fancier's breeding season and therefore have decided to extend our shipping deadline to Sunday May 22nd.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

Hope everyone is doing well. There is over 1100 birds in the loft already and we are still taking in new birds for another week until next weekend. so call us if you want to get a team in and become part of the action. WE are expecting over 1400 birds!!. We still are waiting to hear from some teams that were shipped in from the US with no information. Please contact us if you have shipped birds from the USA as we might have your information. If you are in the USA and want to ship birds to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE you must ship on MAY 9 th to are American contact ED SAWICKI. Please check all information on our front page. Overall birds are doing good. we have them in 5 different groups right now All groups are being treated according to their time of arrival to the loft.

Some birds are showing some signs of stress, but overall the health is even better than last year, We are holding the birds in a little longer than last year. There are several reasons why we are doing this. First we want to make sure all birds receive their full and complete treatment before being released. We also want all older birds to settle perfectly and avoid all possible early stress on birds that might stay out over night. These are some of the different things we are doing so far this year as we want improve on as much as we can.

ONE very big reason that this race keeps growing is because we try to improve with every ones ideas and we constantly remind every that this is CANADA's race! There is nothing better than to have fanciers from every part of the country competing here and also having some of the top players from the USA! ONCE AGAIN we all as pigeon flyers should be proud of all being able to come together for this event and compete and be part of the biggest one loft race Canada has ever seen! Congratulations to all for making this HAPPEN!!!

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Good evening everyone.

We have been extremely busy receiving new teams at the loft and at the Airport. We try to answer everyones emails and phone calls and we are going to try to keep you all informed on our diary. We still have many American birds that were shipped in with no information. Please call us or email us if you had American birds shipped as we might not have your information yet. It is fantastic to see so many top American Fanciers entering the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE. We also have most of the top Canadian Lofts and fanciers in our race. We have had so many new entries that were not even on our reservation list and thats great news also!!! Everyone is so excited at the fact of so many top players coming together for this most sought after title of being crowned 1st CHAMPION of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!! This year we will have a fantastic and unbelievable cup donated by GANUS FAMILY LOFT along with some great trophy's for the winners and some exciting extra prizes!! This event will be filled with action and we are just as excited as you are to see who will be the big WINNERS! We also have some great pigeon fanciers donating great prizes. This really shows that the Canadian Fanciers enjoy and love this type of racing. IT is not too late to reserve or send in a team or more, so call us or email us as we would love to have you part of this historical event and we would certainly love to have you here!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Good Evening Every one.

All is good, we have over 900 birds in the loft already !!! We are still open to receive new teams until May 15th and there are still about 500 birds to come! We will have the inventory list up soon. Canada is getting ready for the biggest pigeon event in history!! It was all possible with everyones participation. We will keep you updated as we move forward to having you and your friends join the event of the year in the racing pigeon sport!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

Good Evening every one,

We have over 600 birds already in the loft in the first week.. We have received many American birds. There are many American birds that were shipped without information attached. If you have not sent us an email with your bird information and a band list, please do so as soon as you can Please email us with your band list and contact information so we can register them all. The first group of birds are doing well and are now being worked in the aviaries.

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

Hello every one,

Busy season is here. We had 250 birds brought in the first weekend !! All birds have been vaccinated for PMV and received a Spartrix Pill each for canker. They are also fitted with electronic bands right away as they arrive. We will have our list up soon. All birds are put on a mixture of mixed peas, hopper fed along with plenty of fresh grit, pink mineral and pick stone. They are doing fine and all looks good. We will start to keep constant information on our diary.

- Tony Alves

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Good Evening every one

We will start taking in birds this coming Saturday April 16. We have close to 1400 birds reserved and everyone is getting excited!! What a race this will be !! Canada has never seen a ONE LOFT race of this size before!! We will be available from 8AM to 4PM every Saturday and Sunday until May 15th to receive birds. Please give us a call or email if you can not make it here on these days and we will do our best to make arrangements. We are still accepting new teams until May 15th so it is not too late to get in the race. We have a fantastic group of people working this race this year with two new loft helpers along with Johnny Alves and myself. We really want to Thank Ed Sawicki from the USA for his great and professional help in getting the American birds into Canada.

- Tony Alves

SHIPPING DETAILS

Hello every one,

Hope all is well. Reservations continue to come in and there is a lot of interest from American so we will have a second shipment of American birds on Monday May 9th -2011 . So any American Teams that can not make the April 18th date can now ship on May 9th . This will be our last date for American birds that we will cover all cost and vet fees into Canada . So if you are shipping from the U.S. you must ship on these dates . For American birds please ship to:

Ed Sawicki
21601 Sainte Gertrude,
Saint Clair Shores
MI 48081
1 586 445 8645

For All Canadian teams being ship From out of area please ship West Jet or Air Canada to Toronto International Airport on Mondays only. So you can ship Monday April 18th --
Monday April 25th
Monday May 2nd
Monday May 9th
Monday May 16th

Ship birds to Tony Alves
20792 2nd Concession Rd
East Gwillimbury, ON
Canada
L9N 0H6
1 905 478 1511

Please call us ahead before shipping so we are expecting your birds.
It will be a very busy year, we are very excited and getting our last preparations ready. Please let everyone you know about these shipping dates. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to call or e-mail us.

- Tony Alves

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Hello to all,

Spring is finally here and everyone is busy breeding there birds.We will start allowing entries on April 16 -2011 until May 15-2011. For all US shippers,please ship to our American contact on April 18. Please check our main page of our website for more details. There is now over 1300 birds reserved and we are still climbing, so we are on our way to probably becoming the biggest one loft race in North America ! Thats great news and it was only possible with everyone believing we cam make this happen right here in Canada ! We also have some great American Fanciers that will be entering,so there will be fantastic birds competing from both sides of the border.

The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE has now grown to becoming one of the most prestige one loft races and the competition will be fierce with some of the biggest names in the USA.These birds will be worked to the point where the cream will rise to the top. So rest assure that the best birds will be the ones to finish near the top. Good luck to everyone ! and may you be the next breeder of the 2011 CHAMPION of CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, March 7th, 2011

Good evening every one,  

March is finally here and the days are growing longer and most every one has there birds mated  and some fanciers already have their first round weaned . Just a reminder that we are starting to except birds   on  Saturday  APRIL  16  2011   until MAY 15 th. The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE continues to grow bigger than ever !   One of the reasons that has made this race a true test of quality racing is fact that the birds are trained out every good day there is once training begins . Often you will hear that one loft races are a crap shoot  and are often won by a lucky bird . This  is often the case because  birds are not trained properly and are  trained very little . What puts the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT  RACE into a different level of racing is the fact that the birds here are trained  hard and race a whole series of races  just like they would be flown in  a whole Young bird season  in your own combine . This gives you a true test of every birds quality  as you can see the  truly consistent  birds . This also prepares the birds mentally  and physically with the wing time they need to developed  the type of muscle  for the final longer races . The Canadian international one loft race was very proud to end the final race in 2010 with 25 % of Total number of birds   originally entered  completed  the final race in race  time  ,  on a very super hot tough headwind day .You must remember that anyone can go to the club on shipping night  with baskets full of pigeons  , but what counts is how many early ones he can put in the clock  when he comes to strike off !   This is the way we look at it  and we condition the birds  so that  every bird shipped to the final race has the condition to do the job and make it home !!  Every top pigeon man and especially the YB specialists at the OPEN races  will tell you that  if they are honest , Pigeon races are won with hard work and training is 50 % of the hard work and very time consuming  , but that is what CHAMPIONS DO !!  and thats the way the birds are worked  here . So make no mistake about it  that your  birds will be trained and  raced  to bring out its full potential.  Good luck and talk to you soon.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

Good evening everyone,

The Canadian International One Loft Race now has over 1200 birds reserved! Our race continues to grow. As we get closer to opening day, April 16th, there will be a lot more entries coming in and that will make the 2011 race the biggest ever! Remember there is no better or more affordable race at 60 Dollars a bird perch fee with 1000 dollar total entry for a 6 bird team. Where can you race for such fantastic amounts of prize money and compete against the best fanciers. Also remember 100 % of all prize money is paid out right on RACE DAY!! This year all birds will be vaccinated for PMV just like we did last year, but we will also vaccinate all birds for Paratyphoid and Pox this year. This year we will have our clocking system working right from the start, so our inventory list will be posted every week right from the start. You will know which birds are lost from loft flying or illness, and be kept informed as to the progress of each bird. This year, all birds will be kept sectioned off in smaller groups and kept separated much longer from each other to ensure even better health. This along with all accepting birds in a 4 week period and having the cut off date for birds two weeks earlier from April 16th to May 15th will also ensure better overall health. We are super excited and full of energy, as we get closer to working this year's fantastic group of birds!! Our main race is planned for Labor day weekend and will be on Sunday. If the weather is bad we will race on Monday with the Big Feast of food. If the weather is not good we will still have the Party on Monday but the birds will be held as long as it takes for good weather release. Our MAIN concern is the well being of the birds and we will not throw away all the hard work and the birds with a poor release. Rest assured, the birds will be held for 3, 4 or 5 days if we have to because of bad weather. Under no circumstances will we rush a release!!! This is what people want and that is the correct way to fly pigeons. Last year we had tremendous heat and headwinds and it was a true test of condition and stamina. The birds that made it on the day were super birds, but lets not forget all those super early arrivals the next morning that just kept pouring in!!! We are proud to be running this first class race for Canada and we want to thank every one who has put trust in the Canadian International One Loft Race.

- Tony Alves

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

hope all is well. Many fanciers have now mated their birds and still many will start to mate this month. Some fanciers have ask what is best for the birds during breeding season so I will give a few ideas of what I have done in the past. After vaccinating for PMV, I give my breeders a treatment with a product called "5 in 1". This is mostly to to keep the level of Canker low but also cocci. It also has a certain amount antibiotic and wormer with added vitamins, Basically this is all our breeders receive before breeding as they should be already healthy with no other new birds being brought into the breeding loft. This is a mistake many fanciers make,to introduce new birds into the breeding loft after their own birds have been treated and prepared. Once the birds are breeding we feed them all they want and keep feed in front of them constantly. We feel it is important to have a great variety of grains,the more the better and birds naturally will take what they need. I believe we can create all different type of mixtures but the birds know what they need best as we can not do better than let mother nature run her course. During breeding the birds will receive vitamins a few times a week in their drinking water along with Apple cider vinegar. This works wonders for the gut and is a great natural product. Also something that is just as important as the feed is a great amount of fresh different types of grit every day with pink mineral and pick stone. The grit is so important as birds in the wild are constantly picking for stones and minerals in the soil. They are creatures that naturally pick at the ground constantly if allowed free loft even if we try to give them everything in the loft. There is just things they get out of the soil that humans just cant replace in the loft. Another thing that we have done in our breeding loft for years was deep litter and no cleaning of the nest boxes or bowls. We believe this creates a natural and the first building of their immune system. Just watch the birds in the wild as they nest round after round on their old nests and the youngsters look fantastic. Surely nature knows best and there is so much we can learn from observing birds in the wild. Yes it is true that not all young in the wild will rear as perfect specimens, but this is nature running its course and we will sometimes see this in our own lofts. Remember not all living creatures are born to survive, some are just natural weaklings and just were not meant to survive. This is something that you can not or should not try to help with medicine. This is some of views on breeding and some might disagree,but that is what keeps our sport interesting as we are always learning. One more very interesting observation, when you watch the wild pigeons in the park, you will never see two blue bars mated together. You will see two checkers mated together or a blue bar and a checker, but never two blue bars! Is this natures way of keeping the feather pigmentation strong and deep? We will try to keep some ideas and seminars going to break the winter blues

- Tony Alves

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Hello Everyone,

It is now February 2011. It almost seems like it was just yesterday that we were planning the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and here we are getting ready for the 2011 Race. The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE has now broke last years record of entries with already over 1100 birds reserved and we keep on growing!. We are so proud of that and pleased that we have been able to organize the biggest-ever one loft race in Canadian history. This was only possible with your trust and belief that we can all come together to make our sport of pigeon racing even bigger and better. It is my passion to make this incredible race even bigger and better every year. I believe we will grow to be one of the biggest and best one loft races in the world! Remember CANADA is one of the greatest countries in the World and there is nothing in the world that we can not do and we are proving it. This race offers everyone a 7 race series that fanciers can test their birds against the best in North America. There is no luck or often called crap shoot in this type of racing. This is an all out fully trained group of birds that are raced week after week to prove the best birds in the end. This offers every fanciers an equal and fair chance to prove and compete against the best if they live off the line of flight or do not have the time or amount of birds to compete in an equal level in their clubs or combines. Once again I must say it is my greatest pleasure and dream to bring together the best fanciers from our whole country and the USA for a world class competition that every fancier can be proud of winning. May you be the next fancier crowned the winner of the most prestige one loft race in Canada, THE CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Good evening everyone,

We are in the minus 20 degrees here in this part of Canada. Hope all is going well with your breeding plans. We have close to 1100 birds already reserved and there is still lots of room for more reservations, just give us a call, leave a message or email to reserve a team or as many teams as you like. This weekend the SUN CITY MILLION DOLLAR RACE was flown in South Africa. Congratulations to the 2011 1st place winner - Kitchenbrand Lofts of South Africa. Congratulations also to the 1st Canadian bird clocked in 91st position from team H Erickson, T Dignon, - D Kulis. Congratulations also to the 1st American bird which clocked 8th overall from team Gallo & Placeta,. An interesting thing was the full brother to this bird was also the 1 st American bird clocked and 5th place overall in the 2010 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE!!

We also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who help in making the 2010 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE a great success. Thanks to Paul Furlano,Robert and Steve Rotiroti of Holburn Mushroom farm for all their help. with some great landscaping work and a great donation of fantastic mushrooms. Thanks to Mike VanKempen of Bills Turkey Farm for his great donation of Ontarios finest turkey ! Thanks to our great handlers on shipping day Frank Zabo., Rob Marshall and Rolf Bachmann. Thanks to our liberator Bob Bawden and transportation supervisor Steve Myers and driver Ryan Zonnekeyn who all did the journey together. Thanks to our videographer Voyo Radoman of Choicepigeon auctions and our website designer Zachariah Radoman. Thanks to Joe Martire who is the representative in Canada for Tipes electronic clocking systems. Thanks to Ganus Family Lofts for the great VitaKing Products and System. Thanks to Edwards Feeds and Bait and Feeds for their fantastic feed mixes. Thanks to our computer system manager Bill Bennie who spent countless hours registering and scanning birds. Special thank you to Bruce Mathers who overseen the loft construction. Special thanks to loft helpers John Alves and Andrew Medeiros. Thank you to our photographer, Sarah Figuereido, and our secretary, Stephanie Alves and financial manager, Lorraine Alves. Finally, thank you to all who participated and have helped make this dream race for Canada.

- Tony Alves

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Hello everyone,

Hope all is well. We are in the middle of winter here in this part of Canada. Many fanciers have their birds mated and many still are waiting to mate in the next few weeks. The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE now has already 1000 birds reserved for the 2011 race, We have an over whelming response of interest so early in the year and we are headed for an incredible race for 2011. We want to thank everyone who has already reserved a team and we wish every one the best of luck in becoming the next winner of the biggest one loft race ever in Canadian History in 2011. The excitement is starting as we reach closer to entry day as many of the best fanciers from across North America prepare to breed their next super birds for the big money races! It is a great pleasure to run and operate a race of this size but it even a greater pleasure to be able to bring a race of this calibre and professional world class to Canada. I have said many times that there is nothing that can be done anywhere in the world that can not be done right here in our great country of CANADA!! Thanks again everyone as this is a sure sign that our great sport is well and alive in Canada and together we can keep it well and ALIVE!!!!!

- Tony Alves

Sunday, January 2nd, 2011

Happy New Year everyone,

Hope all had a great time. The reservation list just keeps on growing and there is now over 900 birds reserved already!!, We are getting great feed back on the new rules and pay outs in the 5 training races before the main 300 mile race!! The great interest in the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE continues to grow because it was designed by what the fanciers want and we believe that all fanciers should be happy and proud that we have such a fantastic one loft race in Canada!! Remember that all of us together have made this possible. Please feel free to call me if you have any questions or concerns or any ideas on how we can make this race even better!! we would also like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Claude Rothgiesser of Toronto Canada for winning 1st prize last week and the new car in the SUN CITY MILLION DOLLAR RACE!!!!! This is a fantastic and proud moment for CANADA!!

- Tony Alves

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Hello every one,

Hope you are all ready for Christmas!! There were a few questions that some fanciers wanted to know so we will explain them. Some people were wondering if the top 20 birds in the 2011 final 300 mile race that will be auctioned, are allowed to fly the in the final 370 mile race 2 weeks later. The answer is YES, every bird will be eligible to enter into the final 370 mile race even if it clocks in the top 20 of the 300 mile race. Another question was why we have moved our 300 mile race to the labour day long weekend Sunday. The reason is because so many of last years participants were not able to attend our friday morning shipping because of work commitments. Also of even more concern was that many of the participants are racing their own birds on Saturday and could not be here for the race. Many have asked for a Sunday race and the long weekend would leave Monday open in case of a hold over.The CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE is a very professionally operated World Class one loft race and our main goal is to provide the fanciers with a race designed from their of ideas. We believe that is what has made this race as great as it is. Please feel free to email or call us with any questions because that is what will keep us moving ahead and we should all be proud of coming together to creating the Largest and biggest Competition and Pay out race IN Canada!!

- Tony Alves

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Good evening everyone,

Hope all is well, We are now making plans to extend the Canadian International One Loft to close to 600 ft long. Our existing 325 ft long loft has been specially built and designed for super ventilation and air flow but must be extended to be able to handle 2500 bird capacity as we are expecting a massive entry of birds for 2011 race. Birds will only be accepted after April 16th. Remember that this year we are allowing a 6 bird team of only 60 dollar perch fee. Any team that did not have a single bird entered into the final 350 mile race in 2010 will have a completed free entry. of 6 birds.plus free perch fee. Free entry teams will be paid from our own money so that no free entries will be taking money from 2011 paid entries. These are some of the Fantastic ways that has made the Canadian International one loft race unique and exciting for all of our participants and the interest and believe in our race continues to grow to another great year as we head towards the greatest One LOft Race that Canada has ever seen!!!

- Tony Alves

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Good evening everyone,

We just had our first blast of snow and Winter is early to arrive. Some fanciers have already mated their birds but most will not mate until February. We find that anytime in February is a good time to mate your birds for the Canadian International One Loft Race. We just got back from Florida this past weekend and had a lot of interest from many American Fanciers who will ship to the race this year. We also had a great bird in the Flamingo International Challenge One Loft Race who won 2nd Best Average Speed Bird (TOP GUN BIRD) over 4 races, winning $10,000 US Dollars which really made the stay so much nicer! Our reservation list is growing quickly and we are on our way to another fantastic year in 2011!!

- Tony Alves

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Hello everyone,

Hope all is well. The 2011 Canadian international One Loft Race is starting to take reservations for 2011. Please email us or call to get your team name in as we want to make sure everyone who has entered in the past year gets first priority. Please do not forget that if you did not have a single bird entered into the final race in 2010 you have a completed free entry in 2011 including complete free perch fee for a 6 bird entry, Some of the new changes in 2011 is that there will be a 6 race series with payouts in the two 100 mile, two 150 mile , and one 200 mile races and the final 300 mile races. There will also be best champion bird payout over the six races. This is something that many of you have asked for as it is a fantastic way to not only test your birds but to award more prizes. Many people also feel that 300 miles is of a lot more interest and will attract a lot more entries. We all so have added a 370 mile optional race 2 weeks after the 300 mile race as there are still many fanciers that would like to enter their birds into a longer race but we feel that 400 miles or over is too extreme for young birds. We also believe from past experiences that that distance of 400 miles or over can be and quite often is just too much for a young bird if the wind or bad weather turns against them. Another change is that we have shortened the dates for accepting entries from middle of April to middle of May for only 4 weeks. Also the final 300 mile race will be flown one week later than last year with shipping on a Saturday and the race on a Sunday as many fanciers have asked for this so they can be here to watch the race and not have to be watching there own race birds at home. Please read all the rules as most of your questions can be seen on the front page. Please feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions.We will start to keep information coming steady on our diary.

- Tony Alves

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Hello everyone,

The auction on www.choicepigen.com of the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE birds is now completed and all money is in. After auction fees and breeders share of 50 % we raised a grand total of $7,085.87 for the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto. All checks will be mailed out to the breeders tomorrow and you should have it by the end of the week. Congratulations to all the winners and to every one who participated in the race as we were all part of helping raise this money for such a fantastic cause. The new changes to the CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE and rules will be up very shortly in about a week or so. There is fantastic interest and excitement for the 2011 CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL ONE LOFT RACE as it will be adjusted to most people's ideas and likes. We are sure that we will continue to grow and become one of the biggest one loft races in the world !! We will soon start to post regularly when the new changes are made to our website.

- Tony Alves

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