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CanAm Sunday Schedule

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Attached is the CanAm Sunday Schedule. It will be online shortly.


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Re: 2014 NAFA CanAm Classic Sunday Divisions are posted!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

For Classic Regular and Classic Multibreed, the even seeds will run a single Round robin and the odd seeds will run a single round robin. The winner of the even round robin and the odd round robin will then meet in the classic final for their division.

 

Please visit http://nafacanam.com/divisions.html to view the PDF.

 

Thank you!

2014 NAFA CanAm Classiv Sunday Divisions are posted!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Please visit http://nafacanam.com/divisions.html to view the PDF.

 

Thank you!

Livestreaming of the 2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Livestreaming will again be available this year for CanAm!

 

Visit http://new.livestream.com/accounts/10274215/events/3444511 to catch all the action, starting October 17th!

 

Thank you!

2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic Friday and Saturday Racing Schedules ...

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

… are posted!

 

http://nafacanam.com/racing.html

 

Thank you!

 

Attention Raw Feeder CanAm Attendees!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

If you'd like to have raw food delivered to you at CanAm, please call Raw Paws at 317-509-9811 ASAP and arrange your order with them directly.

 

Thank you!

 

 

2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic Welcome Letter is posted!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The welcome letter for the 2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic has been posted!

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/welcome.html

 

Be sure to pass around the PDF that can be downloaded to your team mates! Lots of good information about the tourney, the construction that will be going on at the Fairgrounds and much more!

 

See you in Indy!

 

NAFA Nominations close tomorrow 9/30 at Midnight CST!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Nominations for NAFA’s 2014/2015 elections close in tomorrow, September 30, at midnight Central daylight time.  NAFA will continue to accept valid nominations through 11:59.

Elections this year are for Board of Directors (3 positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to 2 inductees) and regional MVPs.  Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Athens, GA, January 10, 2015 .

Direct links to the online nomination forms are available through the NAFA site at www.flyball.org on the following pages:

Judge of the Year - http://www.flyball.org/joy.html

Regional MVP - http://www.flyball.org/stats_regionalMVP2.html

Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame - http://www.flyball.org/stats_clyde2.html

Instructions for submitting nominations for the Board of Directors are found at  - http://www.flyball.org/nafa_elections.html.

Please address any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson, at nominees@....

 

CanAm Title Ribbons!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Great News! CanAm Title Ribbons will be available again for ordering this year!

 

Amanda Brown with DogGoneFast will again be taking orders.

 

Stay tuned for additional details and order form information!

 

Thank you all and see you soon in Indianapolis!

 

From Lee Heighton, NAFA® Executive Director

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

At the August NAFA® Board of Director meeting, I proposed a regional split for California (Region 16).  Since this meeting I have received a large amount of additional input from competitors in this, and surrounding regions. 

 

After careful consideration of all input received, I have decided to withdraw my request to make any changes to Region 16 at this time.  I will continue to monitor participation in all of our regions looking for ways to improve Flyball throughout NAFA®.

 

Sincerely,

 

Lee Heighton, Executive Director

North American Flyball Association, Inc.

 

Nominations for NAFA Elections!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

CanAm – 5 weeks away! 

 

Closing of nominations for NAFA’s 2014/2015 elections – 2 weeks away on September 30th!

 

That said, it’s time to encourage you to turn your attention briefly from planning for next month’s games to considering whether there is a canine competitor whose accomplishments you’d like to recognize as a Regional MVP or for the Hall of Fame, a judge to be considered for “Judge of the Year” or someone whose leadership you’d like to see guide and shape the future of our sport.

 

This year’s elections will be for Board of Directors (three positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to two inductees) and regional MVPs.  Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Athens, Georgia, January 10, 2015.  

 

Please note that nominees for the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame must not have earned NAFA points within 18 months of the close of the nominating period. For the upcoming election, this means that the nominees cannot have earned points subsequent to March 31, 2013.

New to 2014 is that nominations for Hall of Fame, Regional MVPs and Judge of the Year may be submitted only via the online entry forms.

Direct links to the online nomination can be found at http://www.flyball.org.

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson, at nominees@....

 

2014 CanAm Classic "Meet and Greet" Gift Basket Exchange!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Reminder!!!!!!

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Now that entries have closed, it’s time to start thinking about the annual CanAm Classic Gift Basket Exchange! It’s back for the 4th year!

This is a great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions. Each participating club would both give and receive a basket. We will assign clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your basket.

What should you include? Use your creativity and imagination! It can be a theme basket of items that are only found in your region, state or province. It could be a snack basket for the people. Or, perhaps you want to give something that is just for the dogs. It doesn't have to be extravagant, just something fun you want to share. Don't have a basket? No worries, just put the items in a gift bag.

If your club would like to be included in the meet and greet exchange please email canamgbexchange@...<mailto:canamgbexchange@...>, by Sept 15th.

Your email should include your club name, region, state and the size of your club (how many people are attending the CanAm). If you’ve participated in the exchange before and it’s convenient, please add who you’ve been paired with previously as well.

We will let you know by September 19th, what club you will be paired with and the number of people in attendance for that club, so that you can plan and make purchases for your basket/bag.

There will be no organized time for the gift basket exchange. Each club will deliver their baskets at their own convenience while attending CanAm.

Email canamgbexchange@...<mailto:canamgbexchange@...> if you have any questions.

Thank you!

Jon Bescher
CanAm Gift Basket Exchange Coordinator

The "Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball" Award

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Presented by Animal Inn, the ”Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball” Award will be given to the person(s) that, like Josh, exhibit and embody exceptional goodwill and sportsmanship towards other teams, as well as displaying a real passion and excitement for the thrill of competition and racing.

 

Josh had a real passion for racing but he was always humble in victory, gracious in defeat, and when he wasn't in the lanes racing he could always be found helping another team or the host club.

 

Josh embodied the spirit of a true ambassador of Flyball and Animal Inn was proud to have had him as a member.

 

This award is intended to recognize others in our Flyball community that also embody that same spirit and joy for the game that we all love so much.

 

To nominate someone for the "Josh Beissel Spirit of Flyball Award", please submit your nomination to AnimalInnFlyball@... by September 30th.

 

Animal Inn will select a recipient from those nominated by the nomination deadline.

 

The award will be presented at the awards ceremony Saturday night at this year's NAFA CanAm Classic in Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

Any questions can be directed to AnimalInnFlyball@.... Please visit http://www.nafacanam.com/JBSOF/JBSpirit.html.

 

Thank you.

 

 

 

2014 CanAm Classic "Meet and Greet" Gift Basket Exchange!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Now that entries have closed, it’s time to start thinking about the annual CanAm Classic Gift Basket Exchange! It’s back for the 4th year!

 

This is a great way for your club to meet clubs from other regions. Each participating club would both give and receive a basket. We will assign clubs to each other and let you know in advance to whom you are giving your basket.

 

What should you include? Use your creativity and imagination! It can be a theme basket of items that are only found in your region, state or province. It could be a snack basket for the people. Or, perhaps you want to give something that is just for the dogs. It doesn't have to be extravagant, just something fun you want to share. Don't have a basket? No worries, just put the items in a gift bag.

 

If your club would like to be included in the meet and greet exchange please email canamgbexchange@..., by Sept 15th.

 

Your email should include your club name, region, state and the size of your club (how many people are attending the CanAm). If you’ve participated in the exchange before and it’s convenient, please add who you’ve been paired with previously as well.

 

We will let you know by September 19th, what club you will be paired with and the number of people in attendance for that club, so that you can plan and make purchases for your basket/bag.

 

There will be no organized time for the gift basket exchange. Each club will deliver their baskets at their own convenience while attending CanAm.

 

Email canamgbexchange@... if you have any questions.

 

Thank you!

 

Jon Bescher

CanAm Gift Basket Exchange Coordinator

 

Less than 50 days till CanAm!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

The 2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic is still looking for people to help as Line and Box Judges on Saturday and Sunday.

 

We are looking for either full time individuals or Clubs/Regions/Groups that would like to help fill the chairs.

 

The benefits of helping out include having the best seat in the house to watch racing, eligibility for random drawings throughout the day and the grand prize drawing on Saturday.

 

Plus stipends are available for both individuals and Clubs/Regions/Groups that help for a full day(s).

 

For more information go to http://www.nafacanam.com/volunteers.html

 

 

The NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic closes Monday, 8/25/14 at Midnight CST

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Entries have been pouring in and we are accommodating crating spaces as they come in!  We will have room for all.

 

Thanks to all that have entered so far!

 

Don’t forget to pre-order your 2014 CanAm apparel! Deadline for pre-ordering is September 14th. All orders will be available for pickup on site at CanAm.

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/2014/tshirt/TShirtOrderForm.htm

 

Thanks!

 

 

Seven days till closing for the 2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Yep, it’s almost time! Registration closes August 25th, Midnight CST.

 

Be sure to get yours in soon!

 

Registration can be found here - http://www.flyball.org/canam/registration.php

 

Don’t forget, if you want an Honor Board plaque to appear at this year’s CanAm, the closing date to get those in is also August 25th. Be sure to specify if you’d like yours displayed in a specific ring. You can order a plaque to honor your dog, a fellow competitor or your club. For more details, visit http://flyball.org/database/honorboard_entry.php

 

If you’d like to be a CanAm Classic sponsor, please contact Dave Wilkowski at Dave.Wilkowski@... for additional information on sponsorship levels.

 

You can also sponsor a division! See http://www.nafacanam.com/sampleSponsorDivisions.html for information. And check out the existing sponsors here! http://www.nafacanam.com/sponsors.html . Contact Kim Davis for details on divisional sponsors at Kim.Davis@...

 

Thank you!

 

2014 NAFA CanAm Flyball Classic!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Closing date is coming up! Be sure to get your entries in by August 25th!

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/index.htm

 

This year, we are again offering t-shirts and hoodies! They are available by pre-order only.

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/2014/tshirt/TShirtOrderForm.htm

 

Once entries close, we will also be sending out information about the yearly CanAm Gift Basket exchange! It’s been a huge hit in the past and hope all will consider participating.

 

See you all in Indianapolis!

 

Nominations for NAFA elections open August 1st!

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

Nominations for NAFA elections open August 1.  Elections this year will be for Board of Directors (3 positions), Judge of the Year, Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame (up to 2 inductees) and regional MVPs.

 

All nominations must be received no later than September 30, 2014, and submitted no earlier than the August 1 opening date.  Election results will be announced at the Annual General Meeting in Athens, Georgia, January 10, 2015.

 

Please note that nominees for the Clyde Moore Memorial Hall of Fame must not have earned NAFA points within 18 months of the close of the nominating period.  For the upcoming election, this means that the nominees cannot have earned points subsequent to March 31, 2013.  

 

New to 2014 is that nominations for Hall of Fame, Regional MVPs and Judge of the Year may be submitted only via the online entry forms.

 

Direct links to the online nomination forms will be available when nominations officially open August 1.

 

Please direct any questions you have to the chair of the nominating committee, Dana Hanson, at nominees@....                   

 

 

 

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, be prepared to be amazed and delighted ...

Kim Davis <kim.davis@...>
 

At the world’s largest Flyball tournament - the 2014 NAFA CanAm Classic!

 

Step right on up, enter those teams and be a part of the biggest Flyball Racing Arena on Earth!

 

Our August 25th closing date is coming up soon and you’ll want to get your entries in!

 

Prepare to be spellbound watching & waiting for new world records!

 

Be delighted at all kinds of shopping!

 

Visit with old friends from many regions!

 

Ok ok … I’ll admit it, the circus HAS been in town – I couldn’t help myself!

 

But it’s all true! Get those entries in and we’ll see you in October!

 

http://www.nafacanam.com/index.htm

 

Yours truly,

 

The NAFA CanAm Classic Ringmasters