Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|First iteration||November 11-13, 2016|
|Organizer(s)||CanFURence Anthropomorphic Events Inc.|
|Resources||Photos, videos, reports: CanFURence resources|
The theme of CanFURence 2016 was "Canada as a Furred Nation", looking at what the nation’s past, present, and future would be like if it were populated not by people but by furries. The Guest of Honour was Heather Bruton.
321 people attended the event, with roughly 83 fursuits participated in the fursuit parade. 49 people attended the FurScience panel. $5675.30 was raised for the convention charity, the Ottawa Stray Cat Rescue. ($4212.82 USD, as of November 15, 2016)
CanFURence 2017, the second iteration of CanFURence, took place over November 10-12, 2017, at the ALT Hotel Ottawa.
CanFURence 2018, the third iteration of CanFURence took place over August 3-5, 2018 at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.
CanFURence 2019, the fourth iteration of CanFURence was held on on August 2-4, 2019 at The Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa.
CanFURence 2019 saw 568 attendees; 185 fursuiters entered the parade. $9055.70 was raised for the convention charity, Courageous Companions.
CanFURence 2020, the fifth iteration of CanFURence, would have be held on July 31-August 2, at The Westin Ottawa. but like most conventions that year, was sadly canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The personnel behind CanFURence are:
Board of Directors
- BT-Armistice: Convention Co-Chair and Director of Main Events
- Conreeaght: Convention Co-Chair and Director of Attendee Services
- Shard: Director of Communications
- Stan: Director of Dealers
- Reiver: Director of Business
- Biakko: Director of Human Resources
- Xenowulf: Director of Registration
- Ace~Shep: Head of Dances and DJs
- Tillwoofie: Head of Security
- Sid: Head of Information Technologies
- Simbayo: Head of Fursuit Track
- Stan the Lion: Head of Artists & Vendors
- Xenowulf: Head of Registration
- Adrien: Zookeeper Team Member
- AirGuiTaR: Illustrator for Communications
- AmaraFox: Print Designer for Communications
- BidoYinn: Registration Team Member
- Binky: Information Technologies Team Member
- Bootz: Artists and Dealers Team Member
- bWGi: Web Developer for Communications & Zookeeper team Member
- Callykitty: Graphic Designer for Communications
- Cotton Pandy: Charity Team Member
- Crazdude: Graphic Designer for Communications
- DanSkunk: Audio & Visual Technology Assistant
- Darky: Audio Visuals Team Member
- Diasune: Programming Assistant
- Dogmedic: Medic for Zookeeper Team
- Drakon: Logistics Team Member
- Eevachu: Illustrator for Communications
- Emanuel Furman: Audio Visuals Team Member
- Faulkyn: Photographer for Communications
- Fenton: Charity Team Member
- FoxyMary: Operations Team Member
- Frost Kage: Dances & DJs Assistant
- Fuzy Sidwell: Operations Team Member
- Halley Carter: Operations Team Member
- HF GreyFox: Operations Team Member
- Jade White: Information Technologies Team Member
- Liath: Web Developer for Communications
- Masked Ferret: Artists and Vendors Assistant
- Nevimer: Information Technologies and Audio Visuals Team Member
- Relic: Survey Data Analyst
- Rhari: Graphic Designer for Communications
- Rhye: Web Designer for Communications
- Scara: Registration Team Member
- Shado Wolff: Medic for Zookeeper Team
- ShardWintreswolf: Social Media Coordinator for Communications
- Tripping Possum: Hospitality Team Member
- Twitchy: Charity Team Member
- Valrus: Operations Team Member
- Volk Okamie: Hospitality Assistant
- Xaber: Zookeeper Team Member
- WalterWabbit: Logistics Assistant
- Wulf of Silver: Zookeeper Team Member
- Zero: Registration Team Member
- Zets: Programming Team Member
- Zoom: Zookeeper Team Member
- CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- "CanFURence & Furred Nation" - posting on the CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- CanFURence Hotel on the CanFURence website. Retrieved July 8, 2016.
- "CanFURence on Twitter: #Canfur2016 numbers... [drum roll] Reg - 321 Fursuiters - 82 Raised for @OttawaCatRescue - $5675.30 Thanks for an amazing convention! 🇨🇦" (2016-11-14). Retrieved on 2016-11-14.
- Fuzbutt lion on Twitter: "Fursuiters at @canFURence 83. Derpy lion forgot to add himself. Hurrr. (2016-11-18). Retrieved on 2016-11-19.
- CanFURence (2017) website. Retrieved January 4, 2017.
- Tweet on the CanFURence Twitter account. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- CanFURence 2018 website. Retrieved November 12, 2017.
- Tweet on the CanFURence Twitter account. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
- 2019 Launching on the CanFURence website. Retrieved August 8, 2018.
- 🌻CanFURence🌻 on Twitter: "Official numbers for CanFURence 2019! Fursuiters in our Parade: 186! Detectives registered: 568! Full Charity amount for Courageous Companions: $9055.70! Join us our new destination: Steampunk by rail, July 31-August 2, for CanFURence 2020 with @nicnak044 and @one_horse_dodge" / Twitter (2019-08-04). Retrieved on 2019-08-11.
- "We are disappointed to announce"... Dated June 2, 2020. Retrieved June 6, 2020
- Our Staff on the CanFURence website. Retrieved January 30, 2016.
- CanFURence - convention website
- CanFURence on Facebook
- CanFURence on Fur Affinity
- CanFURence on Tumblr
- CanFURence on Twitter
- CanFurence Announcements and 2019 Chat on Telegram
- CanFURence on YouTube
- Photos, videos, reports: CanFURence resources