Clawsome Cats in partnership with The Canadian Pet Expo presents 

"Claws at the Falls!"

June 15th & 16th, 2019

Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

14 Rings (10 Allbreed, 4 Specialty)

Exhibitor Hours: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-5pm

Spectator Hours: Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm

Parade of Breeds: 12:30 pm Saturday & Sunday 

Show Hall

Scotiabank Convention Centre:  6815 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada,  L2G 3Y9.  1-888-997-6222. Please note that this show runs in conjunction with The Canadian Pet Expo. Exhibitor check-in will be from 7:30am –8:45am both Saturday and Sunday. All cats must remain in the show hall until the closing time of 5:00pm Saturday and 5:00pm Sunday.  PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL EXHIBITORS MUST REMAIN IN THE SHOW HALL UNTIL THE EXHIBITOR CLOSING TIMES SPECIFIED. No cats may remain in the show hall overnight. Details regarding parking location and entrance logistics to follow. 

Show Hotel 

*** Book early to avoid disappointment! Hotels in this region book fast on summer weekends and not many are pet friendly**

Holiday Inn Express Niagara-on-the-Lake: 524 York Road, Niagara-On-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S1J0.  Group rate of $189 CDN ( = ~ $142 USD) on Friday June 14th, $199 CDN ( = ~ $150 USD) + tax on Saturday June 15th and $129 CDN ( = ~ $97 USD) + tax on Sunday June 16th (single or double). $15 CDN (~ $11 USD) flat rate pet fee per stay.  This is a BRAND NEW facility close to The Outlet Collection at Niagara, local wineries, the QEW , and Niagara area attractions. Hotel offers free WiFi, free parking, and a free hot buffet breakfast. The hotel also has an Indoor heated pool, fitness centre and business centre. BLOCK EXPIRES MAY 15th, 2019.  To book a room,  please call 1-800-465-4329 for Holiday Inn Express, and request the group code "ICA" or book online through the following link:  https://www.hiexpress.com/redirectpath=hd&brandCode=EX&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=xlvnl&_PMID=99801505&GPC=ICA&viewfullsite=true  Once you follow the link, scroll to the check in/check out date sections and the group code/room block will show up after you input June 14 for check-in and June 16 or 17th for check-out. TICA Hotel Policy will be strictly enforced. Distance to show hall: 2km (~15 minutes). 

Comfort Inn St. Catharines: 2 Dunlop Dr., St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 1A2. Group rate of $169.99 CDN (= ~$127 USD) + tax + 3% facilities fee (single or double). 2 NIGHT MINIMUM. NO PET FEE. Free parking. $250 CDN (= ~ $187 USD) refundable damage deposit for each room booked. Additional amenities at the Comfort Inn hotel include: Free WiFi, Fitness Center, Laundry facilities, Free weekday newspaper, Free 24-hour coffee. Onsite restaurant. BLOCK EXPIRES MAY 14th, 2019. To book a room, please call the hotel directly: (905) 687-8890 and ask for the "TICA CAT SHOW" group block rate. TICA Hotel Policy will be strictly enforced. Distance to show hall: ~16 minutes.

Airports

Toronto Pearson International (YYZ): 6301 Silver Dart Drive, Mississauga, Ontario L5P 1B2 . Distance from show hall: ~124km (1 hour, 15 minutes)

Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF): 4200 Genesee St, Buffalo, NY, 14225. Distance from show hall: ~28 miles (45 minutes). BORDER CROSSING REQUIRED TO GET TO SHOW HALL. 

Cages and Supplies

PLEASE NOTE: This is a "bring your own cage" show.  Please contact us should you need assistance with finding a suitable show cage. Two (2) kittens or one (1) cat are permitted in a single  (22 x 22 x 22 ) cage. All cages must be covered on the top and three sides. Please bring your own litter pans, food and dishes. Litter will be provided in the show hall.  Cage spaces are 22”x22”x22” for a single cage and 22”x44”x22” for a double cage.  Exhibitors wishing end of aisle: Please be aware that you may not place your grooming tables, coolers, etc. at the end of aisle due to traffic flow. 

Household Pets​

Household pet kittens (ages 4 - 7 months) and adults (8 months and older) may be entered. All adult HHP entries must be altered (spay or neutered). If you are unsure of the proper colour class for your pet, include a full description or a photo (photo will be returned with confirmation).

Kittens​

Kittens entered for competition must be at least four months old on the first day of the show. PLEASE NOTE: NO KITTEN SALES ARE PERMITTED DURING THE SHOW, ON THE PET EXPO PREMISES. Please contact us for further information. TICA litter registration must be available upon request of show management.  No kittens or cats are to be confined to carriers, either displayed or under tables.

Benching​

All exhibitors will have assigned benching.  Benching requests must be clearly indicated on the summary sheet, and we will try to accommodate all requests.  Otherwise, we will attempt to bench by breed.  No one may change their benching without permission of Show Management. Exhibitors may NOT leave before the advertised show hours without permission from Show Management.

Show Rules​

This show is sanctioned by The International Cat Association and is subject to their Show Rules and Breed Standards (available from the TICA Executive Office, P.O.Box 2684, Harlingen, TX 78551).  By entering, all exhibitors agree to abide by the decisions of the Show Committee and Judges. 

Registration​

With the exception of preliminary new breeds, advanced new breeds and new traits entries, registration with TICA is not necessary to compete in a cat’s first show, but is required for the confirmation of titles and TICA Regional/International scoring and awards. Pedigreed cats and household pets may be shown in TICA with a pending registration number, providing proof of registration eligibility..  Points may be claimed after the registration number is assigned, but only for the first show where the cat didn’t have a registration number in the catalogue.  Subsequent shows without a registration number will not be scored.  All Korats (kittens, cats, alters) must be TICA registered to be shown.

Awards​

A Rosette will be provided to each cat entered and awards will be provided to all cats placing in a final.

Health Rules​

This is a non-vetted show. All cats/kittens entering the show hall should be inoculated against Panleukopenia, Rhinotracheitis, and Calici virus and tested negative for Feline Leukemia. Proof of current rabies vaccination should be available. Any cat/kitten showing signs of contagious illness, ear mites, fleas or fungus will be removed from the show hall, as well as any other cats/kittens exhibiting from the same household. A licensed Veterinarian will be on call to examine any such animals at the owner’s expense.  HHP adults must be neutered.  All claws, front and back, on all entries must be clipped prior to benching. A cat which is obviously pregnant or lactating will be disqualified. 

Entry and Summary Information​

We are using the web-based TOES system to collect exhibitor summary and entry details.  If you need help setting up a TOES account, our entry clerk can assist you but first please watch this helpful video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOoTQ8mhVkk.  Once you enter your cats, all related fees must be paid in a timely manner.  As per the TICA rules, Clawsome Cats will not issue any refunds if you or any of the cats entered in our show are not able to attend.   Substitutions are possible until closing date; please contact entry clerk for details. A fee of $30.00 plus any bank fees will be charged on all checks turned for any reason.  Any entry monies owed to Clawsome Cats at time of check-in must be paid in cash or money order.  No cheques will be accepted at check-in. Please complete the summary sheet and return with entries and fees. Click on "Enter the Niagara Falls Show" for more information. NO REFUNDS.  

Clerks & Stewards​

Please indicate on the summary sheet if you are interested in clerking. We are always in need of clerks and stewards. Clerks will be paid $35 per day. Stewards will be paid $20 per day. Lunch will also be provided. Please do not deduct clerking fees from your entry fees. 

Catalog Advertising​

Full page $75.00, Half Page $40.00, quarter page $25.00, Business card $10.00.  Catalog size is 81/2 X 11”.  Ad must be camera ready.  Please send copy and remittance to entry clerk.

New Exhibitors​

We warmly welcome you to our Clawsome Cat Show!  Please indicate on the summary sheet that this is your first show.  You will be sent a flyer detailing information that you will need to know.  You may also request to be benched with an experienced exhibitor if you so desire.  For more information on how to register your cat(s) and/or kitten(s), contact the TICA Executive Office at (956) 428-8046. You are also more than welcome to contact us at Clawsome Cats with any questions you may have: info@clawsomecats.net

Hold Harmless Policy​

 By entering this show, the exhibitor named on the entry form/summary sheet holds harmless Clawsome Cats, The International Cat Association (TICA), The International Centre, Canadian Pet Expo, Holiday Inn Hotels and Ramada Hotels of any damages, claims, or theft as a result of any action/conduct related to the operations of this show. The opinions expressed in publication are those of its authors alone and do not reflect the views of The International Cat Association (TICA). The use of its logo in no way implies approval by The International Cat Association (TICA). 

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