September 20, 2009

Sonny Tougas National Bursary Program

I had no idea there was a Maurice (Sonny) Tougas National Bursary Program, what a wonderful idea to honour this man and all the life long work he has done with pure breed dogs. He was an all-breed judge for many years and later taught show handling classes. He died last year after battling a sudden illness.

I just found out about it today when I read somewhere a young lady in Hamilton Ontario won this year's bursary and is also the first to receive this bursary. Apparently the committee's decision was hard.

I knew him from the show handling classes. He taught me how to exhibit my dog(s) in the show ring: first with Caillee and me, and then Hyacinth and me.

He is and will always be missed by everyone in the dog conformation world.


For more information about applying or donating contact Larry Kereluke at

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