Nineteen people, including members and family, were in attendance. Was nice to see some out of towners that were able to make it since it was on a Saturday and early in the day. Everybody had a good time with lots of laughs and conversations about our birds.... and other interests.
It was agreed to substitute luncheons and BBQ's throughout the year in lieu of monthly meetings. There is a larger turnout and we are able to better socialize.
Our annual display was discussed. If all goes as planned, it will be held at Shelmerdine's on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Please contact Jessie, our Display
Co-ordinator, and let her know if you will be displaying some of your birds, are willing to volunteer in some capacity, and/or have cages you are storing for the club. We will also be looking for donations to auction at the display. She can be reached by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or text 204 792 9563.
Seventeen members & guests braved the cold & joined together for the warmth & camaraderie to enjoy munching & crunching our delicious meals. The food and service were great, and the conversations were lively & diverse – a reflection of our members, so quite entertaining!
Topics always seemed to swing back to our common passion - the birds – both domestic and wild, problem-solving or exchanging valuable care information.
As for the gift draws, there was little drama (unlike a few other years of wrestling & stealing) – everyone was polite and seemed pleased with what they had received. We also took a few minutes to hold a quick meeting of future events and a proposed Club donation of $100 to the Manitoba Burrowing Owl Recovery Program, which happily passed unanimously.
The Manitoba Canary & Finch Club (MCFC) was founded in February 1991. Our first meeting took place later that month with a total of 9 perspective members. The idea for the club was discussed and a name was chosen. Since the initial meeting the club has grown to over 60 members.
The MCFC is very unique in that we do not have, nor do we promote, bird shows. We are a strictly non competitive organization. We hold a yearly display of our birds in order to promote interest in our club and aviculture in general.
Club members volunteer for positions. We have never had formal elections or rules of order. We are in it for the fun and camaraderie and to help one another.
It was decided amongst a strong majority of club members to suspend monthly meetings for now. We have 2 supper meetings during the year. During the summer we hold 2 BBQs which have been hosted by members of the club and at Assiniboine Park.
The Manitoba Canary and Finch Club (MCFC) was formed in February of 1991 in order to promote the interest in, and advancement of, aviculture, specifically that of canaries and finches.
The MCFC is an informal gathering of people who share a common interest in aviculture. Since our founding in 1991, we have worked to promote public awareness of our hobby as well as an appreciation for the miracle of avian flight and the gift of birdsong through the following:
• Bird displays for the public.
• Guest speaking to interested groups and school classrooms.
• Assisting schools, day cares and seniors complexes in the set-up and maintenance of canary and finch displays for their clientele.
• The arrangement of special functions for the public such as the inclusion of Manitoba artists in its public bird displays.
• To promote best practices for the health and well-being of birds kept in captivity by sharing information and ideas, operating a Bird Care Support Network, holding monthly meetings, inviting guest lecturers, as well as the dissemination of information in our Club newsletter.
• To keep members advised of all government regulations concerning the keeping of canaries and finches as well as acting in an advisory capacity to the various levels of government regarding the keeping of captive birds.
• To promote enjoyment, cooperation, and positive social relationships among fanciers in the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba.
To keep members advised of all government regulations concerning the keeping of canaries and finches as well as acting in an advisory capacity to the various levels of government regarding the keeping of captive birds.