|NPA PRESS RELEASE
NPA Show Schedule
dated May 30, 2015
The National Pigeon Association has been informed that some shows for the 2015 show season have been cancelled. This has been directly related to the Avian Influenza (AI) outbreak in parts of the U.S.
To date, the 2016 NPA Grand National Show & Convention, being hosted in Springfield, Massachusetts, continues to be OPEN for business. The show is scheduled for January 21st - 23rd, 2016. The northeast has not experienced any cases of HPAI. With the mass migration of wild birds essentially over, this should work to our advantage.
The decision to cancel a show is made locally by each host club based on its facility, timing and coordination with the local or state agencies. Most host clubs have taken the AI risk seriously and are working to facilitate a solution to their issue as soon as possible.
Our shows have historically not posed a problem in the spread of the AI virus. But the virus itself can be transferred by contact of materials, equipment and clothing.
As additional information becomes available in the cancellation of a show, we will pass this information on to our membership and to those that follow us on social media.
Lennie Mefferd-Slam Tax
17128 Colima Drive Unit 603
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
2016 NPA Grand National Show
January 21, 22, 23, 2016