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BCV TM17th Annual BCV Convention & Avian Products Mart

The 17th Annual Convention of Bird Clubs of Virginia, to be held March 24-25, 2001, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Convention proceeds benefit avian research, conservation, and education.

Topics this year include behavior, avian medicine, breeding and aviary management and networking. Our speakers are recognized authorities in the fields of avian veterinary medicine and aviculture.

Layne Dicker - Flock Management, Avian Behavior
Laurella Desborough - Eclectus Parrots
Dr. David Phalen - Current Disease Research
Bob Black - Finch Nutrition and Breeding
Diana Holloway - Amazons and Great Bills
Dr. Heather Wilson - Anatomy and Management
Doreen Gluck - Care of Handicapped Birds

In addition to the Convention Seminars, there will also be Public Seminars on cockatiels, bathing your bird, lovebirds, avian nutrition, and avian emergencies and first aid. This year, the Public Seminar schedule will be posted at the Convention.

The Avian Products Mart will offer birds and specialty items including toys, cages, food, supplies, and other parrotphernalia. The newest in pet bird products will be on display. Convention Registration includes admission to the Public Seminars and Avian Products Mart. For those not registered to attend the Convention, a $2 donation to avian research and education will admit you to the Public Seminars and Avian Products Mart for a day.
Raffles for avian goodies and services will be ongoing throughout the convention. There will also be a Big Raffle for a Digital Camera. Tickets may be purchased along with your registration or at the Convention.

The Convention will be held at the Ramada Inn & Conference Center at Williamsburg, just minutes away from Busch Gardens, the College of William and Mary, and of course, Colonial Williamsburg with its many wonderful shops, restaurants, and historical attractions.. The Inn is located at 500 Merricmac Trail (Rte. 143 off I-64). BCV Daily Rate $72 sgl/dbl. This special rate will be honored both 3 days before and 3 days after the convention for those of you wishing to extend your stay to include the many local attractions. Please mention BCV and register using our rate, as this helps support the convention, and BCV must book a certain number of rooms in order to receive credit toward the cost of the convention hall and conference rooms. Call (757) 259-5520 or (800) 666-8888 and mention BCV to receive the special rates.

For more information on the convention, contact:
General Information: Dick Ivy (757) 898-5090 or E-mail
General Information: Joann Phares(757) 420-3354 or E-mail
Registration: Carol Woodson
To donate to the raffle, contact Angelika Minor at 540-965-3057
For information on exhibit space at the Bird Mart, contact:
Dick Ivy (757) 898-5090 or E-mail
Don't miss this opportunity to expand your avian education!

The Canadian Parrot Symposium West Society announces:

The Fourth Canadian Parrot Symposium West In Victoria, BC, Canada on May 19-20, 2001 at the Dunsmuir Lodge.

Speakers include:
Rick Jordan
Cyril Laubscher
Phoebe Linden
Chris Davis
Sandee Molenda

Two full days plus Friday Night Meet the Speakers Lunches, Banquet & Auction $200 Canadian
For information: 250-478-5101

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