In 1991, the Vancouver Canary Club (VCC) rose from the ashes of the Royal Canadian Canary Club. Another predecessor, the Vancouver and District Cage Bird Association dates back to about 1910. Now, in the 21st century, the VCC continues to grow with the largest and best exclusive Canary Show in Western Canada.
This is a picture of breeder, exhibitor, international judge and the VCC’s ex-president Gordon Carr. Gordon joined the Vancouver and District Cage Bird Association in 1930. This photo was taken in 1934 at the age of 22. Although not clearly seen in this archived black and white photo, the bird in the top cage is a Yellow Border Canary, which finished second out of 32 entries at the 1934 Canadian Avicultural Club Show in Toronto. The lower bird is a Yellow Norwich Hen which placed first in a class of eleven. Gordon, who has been breeding canaries since 1928, continues to be a Vancouver Canary Club honorary member. His entries placed first, second and third in the Norwich Canary section at the VCC Annual Fall Show held November 10, 11 & 12, 2000 in Burnaby, BC. He also received the award for the third best Type Canary in the Show.