2020 Bronze Koi Receipant Chris Charbonneau

Chris Charbonneau, past president of the Washington Koi & Water Garden Society, and also past chair of the Pacific Northwest Koi Clubs Association, is PNKCA’s new winner of the Bronze Koi Award, given to a member in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and British Columbia who has given distinguished service to the koi hobby.  Congratulations, Chris!


Chris has served the Washington Koi & Water Garden Society in a variety of roles, beginning as co-chair of the 2005 Koi Show at Country Village.  Subsequently, over the years she was elected as Program Chair, Secretary, Vice President, AKCA Representative, PNKCA Representative, Show Chair, and President for three terms.  During this time, Chris also brought champion fish to their show, and walked off with numerous awards, including Grand Champion, Reserve Grand Champion, and Grand Champion B several times. Upon joining WK & WGS in 2002, she dove into learning about koi health, via their first wet lab.


Later, she served as Vice Chair and then Chair of PNKCA, retiring from that role in 2017.  Chris has been an inspiration for her leadership, enthusiasm, sense of humor, and can-do spirit.

Thanks to Nancy Moore for the picture and article

2020 Super Raffle Winners!

2021 PNKCA Convention

June 4-6th 2021

Boise, ID

Hosted by the Idaho Koi and Watergarden Society

Our Awards and Grants

Each year, The PNKCA gives awards and monetary grants to club members to assist them in promoting the koi keeping hobby.  Click on the links below to read more:

Bronze Koi Award 

Ed Fujimoto Award


Koi of the Year Award


PNKCA Promotional Grants

PNKCA Scholarship Program

The 2020 PNKCA Super Raffle Drawing was held on July 11th via Zoom.  Board members Larry and Pat Christensen conducted the drawing to a captive audience.  The winners were....

Jay Avery--Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club

Jay won the beautiful Sanke donated by Pan Intercorp.  Congratulations Jay!

The Northwest Koi and Goldfish Club

The NWKGC won both the outstanding Shiro Utsuri donated by All Japan Koi as well as the Gift Certificate to the 2021 PNKCA Convention donated by the PNKCA!

Bill and Mary Harper-Oregon Koi & Watergarden Society

Bill and Mary won the beautiful koi ring donated by Leo Marsh and Virginia Hokkanen.  Congratulations Bill and Mary!

A total of 1735 tickets were sold this year, with the NWKGC selling the most tickets and earning the $100 prize from the PNKCA.  

Thanks to all the clubs and individuals that purchased Super Raffle tickets this year.  It was a huge challenge due to the pandemic, but once again our members stepped and showed their support for the PNKCA!

In Memoriam

Sue Boydstun

1947 -2020

President of the PNKCA and member of the IWG&KS, Sue Boydstun passed away on March 1rst, 2020.  Her love of the hobby and wicked sense of humor will be missed beyond measure.


Please visit here to view her remembrance page..  

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