Kori Collie is a male Border Collie from Duncan (Vancouver Island), British Columbia. Currently living in Calgary, AB.
Kori was born March 31st, 1985, and stumbled into the furry world during the Anime Convention Kei-Kon in Victoria, BC in 2008. He documented most of the convention through pictures and videos, and later shared them through social networking with friends. Upon doing so, one of his close friends pointed out a furry in one of his videos. Kori, unfamiliar with the term, later researched and discovered furry fandom through Wikipedia. He felt an instant connection and appreciation for the culture, and soon began exploring the online world of furry fandom.
Out from the furry closet
It wasn't after nearly one year that Kori started becoming comfortable with his newfound subculture. Kori started a new job locally in Duncan, BC and ironically met some great new friends who were also largely into the furry fandom. Kori instantly made a connection and gained even greater confidence in his subculture. It wasn't before long that Kori started to identify himself with a fursona. Kori found a connection with the Border Collie and started planning a way to make a fursuit.
The birth of Kori Collie
Kori flew to Calgary, AB in April of 2010 for the Comic Expo. Upon doing so, by complete surprise, he ran into a display stand runby local furry Temperance. She specialized in commission art-work and partial/full fursuits. Kori made discussion with Temperance and exchanged contact information.
Early next month Kori continued conversation with Temperance and agreed upon a final design for a fursuit. After about a month, Kori the Collie was born due to the talented workmanship of Temperance. The fursuit was shipped to Duncan, BC and arrived by early July. The first public event for Kori was the Duncan summer festival, where Kori participated in the local parade.
Kori set out on a mission to find other Island furs. To his discovery, he found that the once thriving VIfur website had been shut down and was no longer functional. Further research found that no furmeets were being regularly held any longer. Kori set out to change this, and invested into designing a new website that would become the future home of VIFurry.ca.
After about a month, VIFurry was launched in the fall of 2010. There are a total of 14 members currently registered on the website, with more joining all the time. VIFurry has helped host numerous furmeets, has online forums, news feeds, galleries and more.
Out & About
Kori Collie has been spotted numerous times on and around Vancouver Island. Kori Collie made his first public appearance at the Duncan Days parade. He has taken place in several photo-shoots with other cosplayers. He has also been spotted on BC Ferries between the Departure and Horseshoe Bay route. Kori has also been seen around the Twisted Mug Cafe downtown Duncan, BC. The owners and employees have been very supportive and welcoming of Kori Collie.
Alberta and on-ward
Kori accepted a job with Apple Canada, and moved to Calgary to accommodate his new position. He currently lives in NE Calgary and has a girlfriend whom he cares a great deal about. Kori spends his free time taking road trips, writing music, enjoying a good cup of coffee at Starbucks, and spending time with his girlfriend.
Kori has openly connected with the local furs via Albertafurries.ca. He has since participated in two public events, the first being in Edmonton for the promotional photoshoot for Fur-Eh! The second being at the annual Boo @ the Zoo event, where he volunteered with other furs at the Calgary Zoo.
Interests Writing music, road trips, coffee and a great conversation, comics, the outdoors.
Want to talk to Kori? He's thrilled to meet new friends! ^^
MSN: firstname.lastname@example.org Kori also has a Furaffinity account  account