In Memory of Kristi Oikawa

As announced at the last LNB Agility Trial on August 23-25, 2019, ALL future LNB August trials will be hereafter be in memory of our dear friend and dedicated dog sport enthusiast: Kristi Oikawa.

Kristi was an caring, energetic, and brilliant (in every sense of the word) young woman who passed away on July 29, 2019 due to complications with Lupus. She left us too early, but not before leaving her mark on many of us in the dog community with her dry wit, infectious smile, and amazing photos which she generously shared freely with those around her. Her passion for dog sports – be it dog agility or sheep herding – and photography allowed her to not only capture the intensity of the moments when we were playing with our dogs, but also reminded us why we played in the first place: our love for our dogs.

To honour her memory, LNB will hereafter designate our Agility Trials in August as our “Sparkling August Trial” where we will encourage all competitors to “Shine like a Diamond” (and not take yourself so seriously) as Kristi did in life. To that end, we will encourage all competitors to send along with their entries, a photo of themselves, or their dogs, or ideally both together being silly, sparkly, or outrageously joyful! If you do so, and allow us to post the photo at our trial and/or on our website, we will give you 15% off your entire entry!

Please consider joining us for our next August trial. Your photos will make us smile and remember our good friend when we receive your entries; and hopefully they will remind all of you to be like Kristi – live your life to the fullest and enjoy every moment you have with your canine companions and friends!