The Pacific Rim Fanciers Club was accepted by CFA at the Board Meeting of
February 11-12, 1995. It was formed in Victoria, British Columbia, by
a young Persian breeder named Bev Roney, a member of the Canadian Air Force.
Brighton, Ontarion, Canada
to Victoria, BC (actually Sannichton) in 1992 and lived there until
the summer of 1995. I'm in the Air Force, and was posted
to the Rescue Coordination Centre in Esquimalt at the time.
The only cat
club on the Island at the time was the ACFA club based in Victoria,
called Island Cat Fanciers. And although I joined that club
and acted as their club President and Show Manager, I became
discontent with the way ACFA did things. I was still showing
actively CFA and that was where my loyalties remained.
after the first year I decided to try to put a CFA club
together. Some of the members from the ACFA club joined me,
along with some friends and acquaintances from the mainland. I
was solely responsible for drafting the club constitution, and
submitting the club application to CFA. It took months of
planning. I am proud to say the club was accepted on the
I had great hopes
at the time that we would be able to host our first show on the
Island or lower mainland within the next year or two and in fact, I
had worked out a deal with the ACFA club to rent their cages and
equipment. I figured if the ACFA club could put on a
successful show in Victoria, we should be able to do the same with
the CFA club. Well, unfortunately I didn't remain there long
enough for that to come to fruition, because I was posted to
Saskatchewan in 1995.
I felt that it would be unfair to
take the club with me, so I talked to Jean Hausermann (Min-Glys
Persians) and she promised me that if
I turned the club over to her, she would ensure the club would
continue and not become defunct. And although I haven't kept
in touch with Jean, every year when the list of clubs are published
I check to make sure its still there....