Post by jred on Mar 17, 2017 9:04:26 GMT -5
The Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group was started over a year ago as an idea for fellow aquarists to gather and share knowledge and accomplishment in the hobby. The WCCG launched a ProBoards Forum and Facebook Group where we could hang out online. In addition to our online presence, the WCCG has begun hosting local aquarium meetings on the last Thursday of every month at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 255 (5645 Wyandotte St E, Windsor, ON N8S 1M4). We invite all fish hobbyists to participate in Group activities whether it be online or in person at the meetings!
This month’s meeting speaker will be our own Mike Newton. Mike is a member of the WCCG Board and MCA Board – and has been keeping fish since the 1960’s. He begun in his youth and was heavily involved in the London Aquarium Society breeding programs starting with cichlids in 1975 and quickly learned how to build his own aquariums himself to expand his fish room while in high school. In 1976 he stared to show fish in Ontario as well as a few events in the US and quickly assumed an impressive collection of trophies and still competes in the Ontario shows with continued success. Approximately 3 years ago Mike started to accumulate a massive amount of used aquariums and in the fall of 2015 began construction of a large aquatic project and our group looks forward to future announcements as Mike expands his fishroom.
Moving forward, the Windsor Cichlid & Catfish Group will be integrating the following for the remainder of 2017.
- Monthly Meetings – Please refer to attached calendar
- Organizing Group participation in Regional/National/International Events
- Breeders Award Program
- Monthly Newsletter
- Summer BBQ
- Online Group Orders
- Live Fish Stores/ Fishroom Tours
We will be finalizing the Board of Directors and be making additional announcements over the next couple weeks. We look forward to meeting more people locally and orchestrating fun filled activities and events in our region!
- WCCG Team