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Participants agree that their image, and that of their dog may be used by any official sponsor of the Canadian National and Canadian National Amateur Retriever Championships to promote the sponsor's business endeavours in perpetuity and without further compensation.


Trial to be held on grounds located in and around Brighton, ON.
Brighton is a small village west of Kingston, Ontario. The closest International airport is Toronto, Ontario.


Gahonk Kennels,
251 Long Reach Road ,
Brighton, Ontario.
Contacts: David and Jane Thompson 613 968-0178
All social events and meetings will be held at Gahonk Kennels.


From Toronto: Travel 401 east about 100 km. Exit at Brighton interchange #509
Go east on Telephone Road until the first Stop Sign (County Road 26) Turn north (left) and go over the 401 bridge to Long Reach Road. Turn east (right) to Gahonk Kennels. There will be Purina National signs posted.


The Host Club Banquet will be held Saturday September 7th , at the Royal Canadian Legion, 25 Park Street, Brighton, ON. Cocktails at 5:00 pm and banquet at 6:00 pm. Tickets are $50.00 per person. Please pre-pay with your entry fee.

Headquarters Camping

Dry camping at Headquarters beginning Wednesday August 30, 2019 until September 16, 2019. Flat fee $25.00. Camping spaces limited to approximately 20 spaces. Please contact Cheryl Ritchie (613) 394-5865 or to book spot.


Pres'quile Beach Motel, Brighton  613 475-1010
Comfort Inn, Trenton, ON  855 516-1090
Ramada Inn, Trenton, ON  613 394-4855
KOA Camping and Cabins, 15053 Telephone Rd. (Exit 509)  613 475-2186

Pre-National Training

Pre-National training available Friday September 6 from 12 - 4 pm and Sunday September 8th from 12 - 4 pm. Maps showing training grounds will be available at Field Trial Headquarters. Training birds may be purchased at Field Trial Headquarters.


English Line Veterinary Services
Dr. Al Moroz
527 County Road 38
Campbellford, ON
750 653-4541


September temperatures range from 12-20 degrees C. Weather is always variable, be prepared for localized rain and or beautiful sunny days.

Local Attractions

There are many small shops in Brighton on the main street. Take some time to investigate. There are two large grocery stores, Sobeys on the Main Street and No Frills on Hwy 2.. There are many restaurants in Brighton and Trenton. Further information will be available at Headquarters.