Kathy started showing Burmese at 17 years of age. In 1976 she registered her cattery name Kalmer
and has shown many cats to National and Regional Awards over the years. In 1998 when the Burmilla SH (known as Asians, Bombays and Burmilla in some other associations) and Burmilla LH (known as Tiffany in some associations) were accepted in CCA she started breeding them as well and has produced several National Winners. Over the years she belonged to the York County Cat Club, Simcoe County Cat Club and then the Good Mews Cat Club keeping a busy schedule working full time in computer systems analysis and design, and raising two sons. Kathy also served on the CCA Board of Directors for 2 terms.
My passion for felines started at a very young age, but only became a reality when I visited my first cat show in 1991. Only a year after I became a breeder, and then climbed one by one the steps to becoming a judge: first clerking, then the foundation of a new CCA club. I participated in the organization of countless cat shows over the years, but I still look forward to it every single time, as I meet new and interesting cats and people at every show. You could say I was hooked ! My favorite breed is the Turkish Angora, not only for the beauty and elegance of this antique breed but also for the unique temperment. Cats became an important part of my life and like my real life work, plants and flowers as a florist and horticulturist.
Terry has been involved in one way or another with the CCA since 1983 beginning as a breeder of the Manx cat and soon joined Motor City Cat Club where he ultimately served as President. A founding member of York County Cat Club and Club Meow-Wow, Terry continues to be involved in producing cat shows. He has served this association in most capacities including 3 terms as President. Terry is a retired pet groomer and currently teaches Tai Chi.
Elaine became involved in the cat fancy in 1981. She, in partnership with her husband Bob, have bred Burmese cats under the cattery name of 'Hullabaloo.' Elaine has been active at many levels within CCA including positions of: Public Relations Chair, Chats Canada Cats Editor, Board of Examiners Chair, and Standards Chair. Elaine currently is a member of Hamilton Cat Fanciers and PAWSitive PAWS Cat Club.
Bob became involved in the cat fancy as a Burmese breeder in 1974. Bob has served CCA as a Board of Director member beginning in 1983 remaining until 2003, when he decided to pursue his interest in judging. Bob has served the association in many capacities including 8 terms as President. He is currently a member of the Hamilton Cat Fanciers and PAWSitive PAWS Cat Club.
POINTE CALUMET, QC
Christine is a business analyst from Pointe Calumet, Quebec, currently pursuing her passion in the cat fancy. Her breeding career began with dogs in 1976, achieving top in Canada for her breed and she moved into the cat world in 1984 breeding Persians and Tonkinese. Since 2006 she and her husband have bred Cornish Rex achieving both National and Regional wins. Christine is an active member of the Club Felin de Montreal and includes many hobbies in her busy lifestyle including scuba diving, judging CKC lure coursing , kayaking, camping and is an avid Disney fan.
ELEANOR MAC DONALD
ELEANOR MAC DONALD
Eleanor has been a member of CCA since 1965 and served the association in all capacities and finished her judges' training in 1975. She has bred Siamese and Balinese and was the proud owner of Canada's first Balinese. Eleanor has shared her home with American Shorthairs, British Shorthairs and Exotic Shorthairs.
A retired Secondary School Teacher and Administrator, she presently works as a legal assistant.
NICOLE & RENE MENWEG
NICOLE & RENE MENWEG
Born in Montreal, Nicole has been breeding Himalayans under the cattery name Deverest since 1975 and a very active member of the Montreal Cat Club since 1976. Nicole and her husband Rene currently live just outside of Montreal.
Kim Monkhouse lives with her family in the rural community of Kemptville, just 30 minutes south of Ottawa. Kim has always loved cats and purchased her first pedigreed cat, a Bengal. Kim has also bred Abysinians and Egyptian Maus. A founding member of the Ottawa Valley Cat Club Kim and having held most Executive positions Kim continues to be active with their annual show in Ottawa. Kim is currently a Real Estate Agent.
POINTE CLAIRE, QC
Diane has worked with a number of cat breeds, but the Abyssinian is the breed she loves. Diane's cats often found great success in the show ring including the notoriety of being the first Blue Abyssinian to win Cat of the Year in 1988!
CCA Guest Judges
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