CONSTITUTION AND BY LAWS REVISED 2001

ARTICLE I

Name

The name of this organization shall be the

CANADIAN PIGEON FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION. INC.
ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE du PIGEON de FANTAISIE. INC.

ARTICLE II

The objectives of the ASSOCIATION shall be to:
1. foster greater interest in the breeding and improvement of PIGEONS and to encourage the preservation of the rarer breeds of PIGEONS;

2. demonstrate the pleasures, benefits, profits and rewards of raising PIGEONS as an individual or family hobby and to correct false impressions that PIGEONS carry communicable diseases to humans;

3. sponsor and promote pigeon shows across Canada for the purpose of bringing together exhibitors of all PIGEONS where they can compete with one another for honours and to enable the public to observe the progress made in the science of breeding PIGEONS, and particularly to hold, or to sponsor and promote, an annual Canadian National Pigeon Show;

4. compile, publish and distribute literature on PIGEONS, so that we may assist others in acquiring practical knowledge about raising these birds successfully;

5. issue seamless leg bands for all breeds and varieties of PIGEONS. These bands shall bear the initials "CPFA" and the year of issue. The style, design and the price at which they will be sold shall be established each year by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS of the ASSOCIATION;

6. appoint and to supervise and control all standards by which PIGEONS are judged at District and National shows held under CPFA rules where trophies, ribbons, certificates, money or other awards are offered;

7. advance and protect the interests of the ASSOCIATION, its MEMBERS and breeders and exhibitors of PIGEONS generally by promoting:

a. more liberal government regulations concerning the importing and exporting of PIGEONS;

b. improvement in transportation of PIGEONS in Canada;

c. research into the health of PIGEONS and pigeon fanciers;

d. reasonable by-laws permitting and regulating the keeping of PIGEONS throughout Canada, including but not limited to urban municipalities; and

e. positions regarding other issues affecting the hobby of keeping PIGEONS;

8. suppress fraud, cruelty, and dishonourable practices in relation to PIGEONS and to promote good fellowship among pigeon fanciers;

9. establish a system of awards to recognize outstanding contribution by MEMBERS and others to the breeding, exhibiting, judging, and promotion of PIGEONS; and

10. join or affiliate with, or to co-operate with, any other organization, association or club whose objectives are wholly or partially similar to or compatible with those of this ASSOCIATION.