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    Quote Originally Posted by RN View Post
    Real close to par 1CDN = 1.03US as of today, but it must be trouble with the banks accepting a check or M/O. Last year I ran 4 trials with the same club and entered before the deadline but paid the entry fee in cash at the trial, not sure every club will allow that. A bit of a hassle as the bank in Canada I stopped at would only exchange up to $100.

    I'm sure it will work out but you gotta love Entry Express despite the admin fee of $3.50.
    Close to par but you've got the numbers turned around. As of today 1 US dollar+= 1.0225 Cdn dollars which means the US dollar is worth more and the Cdn dollar worth .97 compared to the US dollar.

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    When I used to run alot in Canada with my MR TRU dog, I would write a personel check and based on the exchange rate make sure I had a couple $ extra just in case the rates changed by the time it got there. I would mark it "entry fee & donation", never had a problem at BRANDON or MGDA. In fact If I sent to much they would say You've got money coming back and I would say it's a donation. God, I loved going up there, the greatest people! Be prepared to party!
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    Thanks for the correction, now if we could just get a better deal on the fuel cost per liter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharon van der Lee View Post
    The sad thing is that it is a piece of cake for us Canadians to get a US money order. Do not understand why US banks have such a problem acknowledging their biggest trading partner and offering the same convenience to have CAD money orders to their clients.
    I live an hour and a half from the Canadian border and can not get a CAD money order here. So I thought I would try to open a bank account in Canada - I went thru so many hoops and was not able to do it. After filling out form after form, finally I was told unless I was a student I could not live in the states and open a Canadian bank account. The past couple of years I have run more Canadian trials than US trials - luckily I have not had too much trouble, but it can be a challenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Carlson View Post
    I live an hour and a half from the Canadian border and can not get a CAD money order here. So I thought I would try to open a bank account in Canada - I went thru so many hoops and was not able to do it. After filling out form after form, finally I was told unless I was a student I could not live in the states and open a Canadian bank account. The past couple of years I have run more Canadian trials than US trials - luckily I have not had too much trouble, but it can be a challenge.
    I thought about looking into that as well, I don't run US trials either. I prefer to ferry from here to Prince Rupert so I can take my truck and camper.

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    Again the differences. I was able to open a US bank account with a debit card and checks through my Canadian bank.
    Last edited by Sharon van der Lee; 03-14-2013 at 09:11 PM.

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    I have trialed in Canada for 35 years first in obedience, then hunt tests, then field trials. I used to contact the secretaries and ask them if I could write a personal check for them to hold onto until I got there and then trade the check for Canadian cash. I was never turned down. Of course, that was when the U.S. dollar was worth a lot more than the Canadian dollar so they wouldn't have been out money if I didn't show up. I opened a Canadian checking account awhile back and now I don't have to worry about it.

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    it usually takes 2 weeks for my entries to arrive to canada usually triple postage is required and i usually write a check for little
    over the amount. the secretaries have always cashed and given me the difference at the trial . i did have an account in canada
    no problem being a yank used the scotia bank. never heard of a bank not wanting to hold your money


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    Thanks for the suggestions everyone, right now it looks like I'll send a personal check for the club to hold then pay cash at the trial.

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    If Canadian Clubs have a number of entries from US owners they could simply set up a standard PayPal account to process entries. You can now easily accept payment in a number of currencies. US/CDN or CDN/US should be a snap.
    I didn't dig into it fully but this PayPal link will get you started in the right direction.
    https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/websc..._intro-outside
    You can even setup a web store to accept payment in numerous currencies.
    I still have a Canadian check I never cashed due to the PIA. Souvenir from winning a National Calcutta.
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