There is nothing like hosting a show at the Calgary Stampede.  The venue was perfect.  Lights strung from the ceiling set the festive tone for launching our new Pets Canada trade show brand and celebrating our 35th Anniversary.  80’s era music flowed through the venue which complimented the wild decade-specific attire worn by some exhibitors.  Kudos to everyone who really got into the spirit of things! Along with over eighty exhibitors and 320 attendees (representing over 1450 outlets selling pet products), western pet businesses truly came to town.    

A very special thank you goes out to our key show sponsors,
Nutram Pet Products and Pet-tek Distribution and Pan Pacific Pet.

It was fantastic to have so many people in attendance to help celebrate the Canadian Pet Community Awards AND our 35th year at the Sunday evening cocktail event! Board Chair, Craig Brummell of Essex Top Crop did a heartfelt toast as people enjoyed the event’s signature drink, a Blue Ma-cocktail. What made it even more special was the wonderful sponsorship support from Pan Pacific Pet for both the awards and cocktail and a visit from Mike Bober, CEO of our sister association, the Pet Advocacy Network in the US. We have a terrific album of photos on Facebook, that is absolutely worth a look. 

Our sincere congratulations to the winners of the Canadian Pet Community Awards – Western Edition 2023 and Best New Product Showcase winner, MyFamily Canada.

MyFamily Canada, 2023 Best New Product winner – Calagary Edition
Val Burgess, 2023 Winner – Sales Representative (Distributor)
Jennifer Burke, 2023 Winner – Sales Representative (Manufacturer)
Briana Marcil – Tail Blazers West Edmonton Owner – 2023 Chain Store Retailer winner.
Blue Barn Pet & Hobby Farm – 2023 winner Independent Retailer category.
780 Kennels Inc. – 2023 winner, Pet Service Provider category.

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