Bev Johnson is the founder of Leaps N Bounds Agility. A longtime resident of the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, she began her involvement in the sport of dog agility in the early 1990s. Since that time, Bev has contributed to the growth of the sport in BC and in Canada by teaching classes, organizing competition events, and even acting in key roles for the Agility Association of Canada. More so, however, it was the manner in which she did all these things that truly inspired other people and helped to grow the community of agility enthusiasts that now exists throughout the Lower Mainland (and in other parts of BC). Bev did all these things with infectious humour, compassion, and caring for every person and every dog that she met. She was a foundational rock on which our Agility Community was built upon.
In October 2016, after teaching an agility class, Bev suffered a brain aneurism and nearly left us. She demonstrated her strength and resiliency and defied the odds to make a recovery, but the incident left her with damage to her memory and health that she still struggles with today. While Bev is now not as involved with activities and events of Leaps N Bounds Agility, she is still its heart and soul. We continue her legacy and put on events under the name of LNB because we know that is what she wants. Bev still comes and visits at many of the events. It will always be her passion; and it is a way for her to be connected to the people and community that she has nurtured these many years.
If you come to one of our events, and you see her, go say HI to her – like
many of us, you will be glad you did = )