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Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit Feature DVD ***Limited Time Only!

You asked for it – now here’s your VERY LIMITED TIME chance to get it. The DVD of Catwalk is available for purchase until June 21st for the price of $25 (plus HST).

Please Note: DVD's are only available for pick up (in person) for those attending the CCA Banquet in Belleville, Ontario on June 23rd. There is NO SHIPPING available.

Place your order at…. Catwalk DVDs

Catwalk: Tales From the Cat Show Circuit follows a competitive season in the lives of two top cat fanciers, Shirley and Kim, and their prize-winning felines: OhLaLa - the regal Red Persian, and Bobby, the rambunctious white Turkish Angora.

For the first time ever, the theatrical, feature length version (75 minutes) is available on DVD.

Featuring: Bob and Elaine Gleason, Sabrina Rehman, Sharon Soules, Kim Langille, Shirley McCollow and other CCA members. Join them in this raucous journey to the heart of one of the animal world’s most colourful (and fun) sub-cultures – competitive cat showing.


The CCA National Awards Weekend Extravaganza will be held June 23 & 24 in Belleville, Ontario.

Please click the link for Banquet Invitation and Banquet Menu

2018 National Awards Banquet Invitation

2018 National Awards Banquet Menu

Sunday will be a one day show from Quinte Cat Club (click for flyer) and you can pre-order delicious baked goods as well!!!  Please send this completed form to Julie Tames, chef extraordinaire!!!

Duplicate or additional awards will be available at your local Regional Awards.

Please note the following deadlines for photo submissions

Please consider this when submitting photos:

  • Photos for regional awards will be edited to a round head shot where possible.
  • Photos for Optional Wall Plaques or Cage Plates will be edited to a square.
  • Photos will be sized up to 4 inches square. Please ensure that your submission will be suitable for this size. Most smart phones can take photos that will print well at this size.
  • All photos must be submitted in JPEG format and not have watermarks across the photo

Photos will be used for your award as well as the CCA website that will begin to highlight National AND Regional winners this year!  If you wish to order duplicate or alternate awards, please use this form.  And there are a lot of honorary awards available as well - is your cat eligible?  Check here.  Photos of the trophies and plaques you can order are here.

Each region has chosen to hold their regional awards in conjunction with a cat show so please note the following

  • Region 1: CNE, August 25 & 26 weekend
  • Region 2: Brossard, September 8 & 9 weekend
  • Region 3: CatFest, July 8 at 8:30am – Museum of Natural History Auditorium, Halifax, NS


This is our first installment of what will hopefully become a recurring column in the CCA Newsletter. We all know how photogenic our feline friends are. Some even fancy themselves photographers! Point in case… ADDY who lives with Carolyn Campbell!!! Carolyn left her phone in a room with Addy and came back to these up close and personal photos that Addy managed to take herself of herself.


Additional Awards that can be Claimed

Additional Awards That are Available to Win and Claim

By Jo Anne Lynch

International Grand Champion/Premier/Companion

If you cat has attained a Grand Championship status in two different countries you are entitled to claim this award. The form is available at International Titles Claim Forms

Double Crown and Triple Crown

For pedigreed cats, a Double Crown must be a National Winner in two classes e.g. Kitten and Championship; a Triple Crown must be a National Winner in all three classes e.g. Kitten, Championship and Premiership For Household Pets, to qualify for Double Crown you must be a National Winner for two years, but not necessarily consecutive. For a Triple Crown win you must be a National Winner for three years. The form to claim all is available at Double and Triple Crown Claim Form

Master Grand Champion/Premier/Companion and Supreme Master Grand Champion/Premier/Companion will automatically be awarded. Please note that a photo is required for the medallion award.

Grand Champion/Premier/Companion of Distinction Grands

The cat will have won 30 Finals, once it has achieved Grand status, in three separate show years, not necessarily consecutive. The form is available at Grand of Distinction Form

Elite Merit

This is an award that is available to claim for a Dam who produces three grand champions/premiers or a Sire who produces eight grand champions/premiers A claim must be sent to the office with copies of the offspring that became grands.

Photos of duplicate awards as well as the photo requirements for each award are  at this link

Please note that acrylic awards may be of a different style if suppliers no longer have the pictured style available.

Jo Anne Lynch

National Awards Chair Award