North Bay and District Retriever Training Club welcomes you to the Callander and Nipissing District near North Bay Ontario for the 2024 National Retriever Championship.

Date: September 16, 2024 to September 21, 2024.

NBRC was originally formed in the late 1950’s under the name Nipissing District Retriever Club. In 1977 the organization decided to re-name the club, the North Bay District Retriever Training Club (NBDTRC).
This clubs hardworking and dedicated membership in association with others from the local community have hosted previous National Events.

  • National in 2003
  • Amateur National 2010
  • Amateur National 2018
  • 2 licensed trials per season

Headquarters & Accommodations
Field Trial Headquarters will be located at 113 Waltonian Dr. Callander, ON P0H1H0 on the home property of Jim and Sheila Andrews:

  • plenty of parking for RVs on site with easily accessible turn around space
  • water is available for use.
  • septic pump outs can be purchased and arranged through 3 rd party.
  • generator use for electricity; and
  •  HQ and silent auction table on site.

Various motels, restaurants and tourist camps are located nearby.

Location of Trial
The trial grounds will be in the Callander and Nipissing area:

  • Land sites will consist primarily of rolling hay fields and pastureland that have been
    used previously for licensed trials.
  • Water sites will consist of a variety of stick ponds, cattail swamps and open marshes.
  • Properties vary from private to crown owned public lands.
  • Not only will the grounds provide challenging tests on both water and land for the
    competitors, but the Northern Ontario scenery will provide a spectacular background for
    everyone’s enjoyment.

We intend to have food and refreshments available at the trial grounds with an onsite food truck preparing meals for purchase.

North Bay is readily accessible from the north and south on Highway 11 and from the east and west on Highway 17.
North Bay is nestled between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake in the province of Ontario. The City of North Bay is situated between several major centers such as Toronto (4 hours), Ottawa (4 hours), Timmins (3.5 hours), and Sudbury (1.5 hours)

Description of weather, entertainment, and local tourist attraction.
The average weather in September for the area is 8 °c to 18 °c.


  • Walking the Cranberry Trail in Callander
  •  Fishing on Lake Nipissing,
  • Various golf courses
  • North Bay vendors market on Saturday
  • Callander has a beautiful park on the shores of Lake Nipissing
  • Casino 20 minutes from HQ.


Check back for updates as we get closer to the event.  See you in North Bay!