2002 NATIONAL GROUNDS
The Calgary English Springer Spaniel club is happy to announcethe tentative location for the 2002 National Spaniel Championship. The nationals are tentatively being planned to be held at Frank Lake near High River Alberta. Due to a late spring and poor rain fall the Calgary Club has had to change it's location for the national from Red Deer River Ranches to Frank Lake. Frank Lake is a Ducks Unlimited Project approximately 15 km east of High River Alberta. We have a few pictures to show you what the cover on the grounds are like. These photo's were taken on the week of July 5th and give you a good idea of what the cover is like. We will continue to update this website with information. We apologize for any inconvenience it may have caused.
High River is a small community located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, one of the most scenic regions in southern Alberta. From the spacious prairie to the rolling foothills of the Rocky Mountains High River encompasses a community which is rich in history and heritage of the old west and combined with an impressive selection of recreational sites and services.
High River is just minutes from the City of Calgary, and is a perfect escape from the stress of urban living. The landscape is absolutely inspirational and has attracted a thriving community of artists and crafts people. Throughout High River you will find gift galleries, craft shops and antique emporiums which offer a unique shopping experience. The region is brimming with heritage. This is the birthplace of Alberta's more prosperous industries: ranching and oil and gas. Community museums, like the Museum of the Highwood in High River an the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site near Longview, tell the tales of the early days.
As you can see from these photographs the cover varies, it ranges from knee high to thigh high. The grounds are relatively flat and border Frank Lake. Frank Lake is part of a Ducks Unlimited project involved in the Prairie CARE program. DU's program in this region focuses on the restoration of nesting cover in areas of high wetland densities and high breeding waterfowl populations, as well as the protection and restoration of wetlands. The Prairie CARE program was developed to meet this need.
last updated August 4, 2002