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Congratulations to all competitors that have entered the 2018 Retriever National field trial at Spruce View, Alberta. We look forward to seeing all the competitors and spectators very soon. We would like to take this time to point out some important dates and information to all competitors.

1. Can we get a "Bragsheet" about your dog for the Calcutta that will be run on the Sunday night at the banquet by our auctioneer.

  • Please send a short brag sheet/bio for your dog back to me asap at this email address (
  • If we don't get anything you never know what we might have to makeup to fill in the blanks.

2. The Banquet will happen on Sunday September 9th, 2018 at the Spruce View Hall.

  • Tickets are $50 per person at the door and credit cards and cash will be accepted.

3. Monday there will be an Alberta Night dinner hosted and paid for by ARCA (so is no cost to contestants and guests)

4. Workers party will be on Wednesday September 12th and will be $30 per person at the door (cash or credit accepted)

5. There will not be a lunch wagon on site but sandwiches and food are available in Spruce View at the local Coop grocery store. We can take orders in the morning and pick up at lunch time. Takeout from Tivoli's restaurant or J Bar T Roadhouse.

  • There will be Muffins and Coffee available in AM at Headquarters. Coffee $1 /cup and Muffins $2 (This will be on the honor system with a collection tin so please if you partake leave your money in Tin accordingly.

There are some Housekeeping rules that we would also like to clarify as well.

1. Vetting for the Bitches will happen Sunday September 9th,2018 at 10am - 11am at the Barn Headquarters. (Please keep dogs on leash during this time as there are cats in the yard and barn and would like to avoid any chase scenes or possible incidents.

2. Airing locations. There are 2 airing yards that are marked by signs

  • A is located upon entry to trial grounds at headquarter location.
  • B the back of the campground site

**** Do not air or enter property with Well head that is kitty corner to Mead home site as this is private property and we do not have permission to access property***

3. Any further questions please call: Stu 780-387-0615 or Diana 780-387-0413

Reminder that for Pre-trial training grounds access please call Don Pollock 403-350-5268


Trial to be held on grounds located around Spruce View, Alberta


Stu & Diana Mead - Barn, 3576 TWP Rd 364, Red Deer County, Spruce View, Alberta


Approximately 35 miles southwest of Red Deer, Alberta. The trial will be held on and very close to Stu & Diana Mead’s property. 3576 TWP 364, Spruce View, Alberta. From Spruce View, head west on highway 54 for 5 miles to Range Road 40, the Kevisville Road, where a sign will be planted. Turn right, north for 2 miles to the end of the road. The road turns right and then make a very quick left into the driveway. The caravan will be leaving daily from the horse barn.


Sunday, September 9, at the Spruce View Hall, Spruce View, Alberta
Spruce View Hall, Spruce View, AB. Cocktails at 5:00 pm with the banquet at 6:00 pm
Tickets are $50 per person at the door and credit cards and cash will be accepted.



Spruce View Motel (11.5 km)
934 19 St, Spruce View, AB T0M 1V0
Phone: +1 403-728-3381
Clean, modern, kitchenette rooms available
Caroline Motel (25 km)
5027 50th St, Caroline, AB T0M 0M0
Phone: +1 403-722-3000
Gateway Motel Caroline (25 km)
4904 50 Ave, Caroline, AB T0M 0M0
Phone: +1 403-722-3322
Super 8 Innisfail (43 km)
4704 42 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P6
Phone: +1 403-227-6001
Days Inn Innisfail (43 km)
5010 40 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1Z1
Phone: +1 403-227-4405
Motel 6 Innisfail (43 km)
4512 42 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1P6
Phone: +1 403-227-2214


Dry camping available at the grounds $15/night. Outhouse will be available. Water to be delivered and a tank truck mid week. Please call Diana Mead if you are planning to stay on the grounds. 780-387-0413.
Caroline Municipal RV Park (25 km)
Caroline, AB T0M 0M0
Phone: +1 403-722-2210
Dickson Leisure Grounds (33.5 km)
35342 Range Rd. 25, Red Deer County, AB T4G 0N3
Phone: +1 403-227-2941
Anthony Henday Campground (40 km)
5639 53 Ave, Innisfail, AB T4G 1R6
Phone: +1 403-318-3508
Red Lodge Provincial Park (42km)
Spruce View, AB T0M 1V0
Phone: +1 403-224-2547

Pre-National Training

Pre-National training grounds will to be at the old Red Deer grounds at Olson’s, about 45 minute drive east. Contact Don Pollock 403-350-5268.

Veterinary Services

Cedarwood Veterinary Hospital
7644 - 50 Ave.
Red Deer, AB T4P 2A8
Emergency or after hours