CBA Convention and Canadian National Show & Sale

36th Annual CBA National Convention

November 24 - 25, 2019

Ramada Plaza Hotel Regina, SK

Check back for updates as they are confirmed.

CBA Canadian National Show & Sale

November 26, 2019

Notice to Bison Producers and Bison Enthusiasts

Do you have superior bison genetics that you would like to market or do you want to purchase bison genetics that will complement you bison breeding program. Then save the dates – November 24, - November 26, 2019.

The Canadian Bison Association is preparing for the Canadian National Show and Sale that is held annually in conjunction with the Canadian Bison Association National Convention and Agribition.

This will be the fourth year that the bison sale will be broadcast via the internet exposing your animals to buyers throughout North America.


Junior Judging Program

November 25, 2019

The Canadian Bison Junior Judging Program is designed to encourage and mentor youth in the Bison industry. This program is held in conjunction with the Canadian National Bison Show & Sale and Canadian Western Agribition. Entry Classes are: Junior - 7 to 10 years of age; Intermediate - 11 to 14 years of age and Senior - 15 to 21 years of age.

Check back often for more details as they are confirmed.




Our Land, Our Bison, Our People, Our Future

CBA Annual Convention & Canadian National Show & Sale Schedule


Saturday, November 23, 2019

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Board of Directors Meeting

7:00 PM Welcoming Reception - Entertainment

Sunday, November 24, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM BREAKFAST

7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Trade show

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks – Sharif Fahmy, CBA President

8:45 AM – 10:00 AM KEYNOTE SPEAKER -TBA

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Mental Health – Lesley Kelly

11:30 AM – 12:00 AM Automated Weighing and Sorting of Bison - Dr. Jayson Galbraith

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM LUNCH

Research Round-Up

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM Genomics Tools for the Bison Industry – Michelle Miller Neogen Canada

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM Bison TB research – Dr. Todd Shury Parks Canada

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM NETWORKING BREAK

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Dave Hunter- Turner Ranches

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM Technology in Agriculture – Marty Seymore Farm Credit Canada

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Bar hosted by Canadian Rangeland – To be Confirmed

6:00 PM – 10:30 PM BISON TASTING & FUN AUCTION

10:30 PM HOSPITALITY SUITE

Monday, November 25, 2019

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM BREAKFAST

7:30 AM – 12:00 PM Tradeshow

8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Understanding the Distribution and Productivity of Rangeland/Tame Forage

and the Grazing Effects in Saskatchewan – Merek Wigness

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM US Bison Marketplace – Dave Carter (To Be confirmed)

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM NETWORKING BREAK

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Annual General Meeting – Sharif Fahmy, CBA President

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Consignors/Member Show & Sale Meeting – Les Kroeger, CNSS Committee Chair

12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Agribition Grounds

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Junior Judging at Barns

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM BANQUET/AWARDS CEREMONIES

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

8:00 AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:30 AM Judges Comments at Pens

11:00 AM CANADIAN NATIONAL BISON SALE, John Deere Arena

Load-out Begins 1 hour after sale completion and must be completed prior to 9:00 AM November 21st 2019. Please check back. Schedule will be updated as items are confirmed.

This is the Preliminary Schedule for Convention. This schedule is subject to change.


Thank you to Our Convention Sponsors

Platinum:

Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Regina Downtown - Hospitality Suite & Parking

Gold:

Western Producer - Advertising

Silver:

Saskatchewan Bison Association

Bison Producers of Alberta

British Columbia Bison Association

Bronze:

Manitoba Bison Association

Friends:

Thank you to our Show & Sale Sponsors

Junior Judging Program

Black Diamond Ranch Brett & Stephanie Kot

Yearling Bulls Gold

Tatanka Plains

2 Year Old Bred Heifers

Blanbrook Bison Farm


Partner with Us: Sponsorship Packages

Canadian Bison Association has been hosting conventions for over 35 years. We are a membership of 540 bison enthusiasts and growing. Our members live in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the United States As a national association we gather once a year at the start of the Western Canadian Agribition to learn, network and celebrate the success of our members and their families. The 2019 convention will take place in Regina, Saskatchewan at the Ramada Plaza.

The convention takes place Sunday, Monday and Tuesday for members and bison enthsiasts across the Canada and the United States. There are presentations Sunday and Monday covering a variety of topics related to the industry, marketing, nutrition, the bison community, and conservation. Sunday Evening we have a Bison Taste Test and a Fun Auction. This event allows attendees to taste the many ways bison can be cooked for wonderful meals. Monday is reserved for our AGM with Monday night being reserved for our banquet and awards to recognize the achievements of our producers.

The finale of this great event is the Canadian Bison Association National Show and Sale. We have a show of nearly 100 animals which includes both two-year old bulls, yearling bulls, open heifers and bred two-year olds. The Bison are housed in the barns next to the John Deere Sale Arena. . You can then view the animals at the barns and through video presentations shown throughout the banquet. The bison are sold through video auction on Tuesday morning in the John Deere Sale Arena.

As a sponsor you will be able to target members and public from British Columbia to Quebec. There are many ways to sponsor this event. We would love your support. There are opportunities to distribute samples, talk about your company, new products and services. Sponsorship provides exposure and awareness to the attendees, speakers, researchers & government officials.

The Canadian Bison Association also offers a Children's Program on Sunday and Monday from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm to children ages 4 years old to 12 years old. In this program we offer different activities such as bowling, movies, museums, science center etc. while their parents are attend the conference sessions. Junior Judging is held Monday afternoon for young adults to learn more about bison. They will become the future leaders of the industry and members of the association. They work with our judges to identify those animal characteristics to consider for their future herds.

There is a large networking opportunity for new and loyal contacts plus an opportunity for face to face meetings to gather contact information and make appointments. Together we can grow a team and build a partnership for the Canadian Bison Association members across Canada and our sponsors.

Please review the options we offer in our sponsorship package. One of the Board Members and/or Staff would be pleased meet with you to answer your questions and confirm the details of your sponsorship. The Canadian Bison Association would like to thank you in advance for meeting with us to review the opportunity be a part our convention and this dynamic industry.

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP - $4000.00 & UP

WHAT YOU GET: 1/2 Page, Full Co lour Free advertising in one issue of Smoke Signals (February, June, October)

Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

Presentation at the banquet

Trade Booth at the Convention

2 Complimentary admissions to the Convention

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Recognition of your sponsorship on all printed material

Promotional items to be in the registration kits

Acknowledgement throughout the convention

GOLD SPONSORSHIP - $2500.00 - $3999.99

WHAT YOU GET: Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

2 Complimentary admissions to the Convention

Trade Booth at the Convention

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Recognition of your sponsorship on all printed material

Promotional items to be in the registration kits

Acknowledgement throughout the convention

SILVER SPONSORSHIP - $1000.00 - 2499.99

WHAT YOU GET: Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

Trade Booth at the Convention

Promotional items to be in the registration kits

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Acknowledgement throughout the convention

BRONZE SPONSORSHIP - $500.00 - $999.99

WHAT YOU GET: A Ticket to the Banquet on Monday or a Taste Test Ticket for Sunday (Your choice)

Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Acknowledgement throughout the convention

Friends of the Industry - Less than $500.00

WHAT YOU GET: Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Acknowledgement throughout the convention

Canadian National Show & Sale Sponsors

WHAT YOU GET: Recognition of your sponsorship in the February Issue of Smoke Signals

Recognition of your sponsorship in the Show and Sale Catalogue

Recognition of your sponsorship at the Awards Banquet

Present the award to the recipient at the Banquet with picture to be posted

Acknowledgement on the CBA Website, E-Letter & Facebook

Catagories & Value 0f Sponsorship

Premier Breeder $2,500.00

Rookie of the Year $1,000.00

Grand Champion Male: $1,000.00

Grand Champion Female: $1,000.00

Reserve Champion Male $1,000.00

Reserve Champion Female $1,000.00

Classes:

Yearling Bulls

Gold $200.00

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth Place $100.00

Full Class - All 5 Places $725.00

2 Year Old Bulls

Gold $200.00 SOLD Tatanka Plains

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth Place $100.00

Full Class - All 5 Places $725.00 NA

Yearling Heifers

Gold $200.00

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth $100.00

Full Class All 5 places $725.00

Pen of 2 Yearling Heifers

Gold $200.00

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth $100.00

Full Class All 5 places $725.00

2 Year Old Bred Heifers

Gold $200.00 SOLD Blanbrook Bison Farm

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth $100.00

Full Class All 5 places $725.00 NA

Pen of 2 - 2 Year Old Bred Heifers

Gold $200.00

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth $100.00

Full Class All 5 places $725.00


Forms:

Sponsorship Forms:

Downloadable Form: Click here.