CBA Convention and Canadian National Show & Sale

36th Annual CBA National Convention

Our Land, Our Bison, Our People, Our Future

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

Is the 2019 Show & Sale Auctioneer. It is a sale you won't want to miss.

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.

Judges for 2019

  • Phil Staden - Mannville, AB - 2nd Year
  • Garrent Brown - Nyssa OR - 1st Year


Consignor Form - see at the bottom of the page



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.




Canadian Bison Association

Children’s Program at National Convention

The agenda that has been developed for the 36th Annual Convention offers great networking and learning opportunities for producers and their families. With this in mind, the Children’s Program has been extended to cover the Sunday morning presentations. There are a number of active Canadian Bison Association members who have young children and want to make convention attendance a family event. A children’s program for ages 3 – 12 years is again being offered and will allow both parents to attend more of the convention activities.

For more information Click here

For registration Forms Click here

Our Land, Our Bison, Our People, Our Future

CBA Annual Convention & Canadian National Show & Sale Schedule

Preliminary Agenda - Canadian Bison Association’s 36th Annual Convention - June 9th


The Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Regina Downtown, 1818 Victoria Avenue, Regina, Saskatchewan

Saturday, November 23, 2019

  • 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMBoard of Directors Meeting
  • 7:00 PMWelcoming Reception - Entertainment - Alex Runions

Sunday, November 24, 2019

  • 7:30 AM – 8:45 AMBREAKFAST
  • 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM Trade show
  • 8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Opening Remarks – Sharif Fahmy, CBA President
  • 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Breaking Barriers in Agriculture: Can you imagine having one conversation that can save
  • someone's life - Lesley Kelly, High Heels and Canola Fields
  • 9:45 AM – 10:15 AM NETWORKING BREAK
  • 10:15 AM – 11:15 AMGenomics Tools for the Bison Industry – Michelle Miller, Neogen Canada
  • 11:15 AM – 12:00 AMUpcoming Research into Diagnostic and Preventative Aspects of Bovine Tuberculosis in Bison –
  • Dr. Todd Shury Parks Canada
  • 12:00 PM – 1:00 PMLUNCH
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMInnovation-Building Beyond Our Resources–Barb Stefanyshyn-Cote, Black Fox Farm & Distillery
  • 2:00 PM – 2::30 PMNETWORKING BREAK
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30 PMBison Health Research - Dave Hunter, D.V.M. Consulting Wildlife Veterinarian
  • 3:30 PM – 4:30 PMDisruptors in Agriculture–Marty Seymour, Director of Industry Relations Farm Credit
  • Canada
  • 4:30 PM – 5:00 PMPresentation and Bar hosted by Canadian Rangeland Bison
  • 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM BISON TASTING & FUN AUCTION
  • 10:30 PMHOSPITALITY SUITE


Monday, November 25, 2019


  • 7:30 AM – 8:30 AMBREAKFAST
  • 7:30 AM – 12:00 PMTradeshow
  • 8:15 AM – 9:00 AM Exporting Live Bison - Challenges and Opportunities – Paul Kolesar
  • 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Consumer Market Trends Below the 49th - Keeping Bison Ahead of the Herd
  • Dave Carter, Executive Director, National Bison Association
  • 10:00 AM – 10:30 AMNETWORKING BREAK
  • 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Annual General Meeting – Sharif Fahmy, CBA President
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PMConsignors/Member Show & Sale Meeting – Les Kroeger, CNSS Committee Chair
  • 12:30 PM – 5:00 PMAgribition 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 AMCONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
  • 9:30 AM Judges Comments at Pens
  • 11:00 AMCANADIAN NATIONAL BISON SALE, John Deere Arena


Load-out Begins 1 hour after sale completion and must be completed prior to 9:00 AM November 27th

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


CONVENTION HOTEL

RAMADA PLAZA

1818 VICTORIA AVE REGINA, SK

A BLOCK of rooms has been set aside until October 22, 2019

Use the code CGCBA1 when booking your rooms by phone at 306-569-1444 or e-mail regina(at)saskramada.ca

or Click here to book

Thank you to Our Convention Sponsors

Platinum:

  • Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Regina Downtown - Hospitality Suite & Parking
  • Canadian Rangeland - Bison Meat for the meals at the convention
  • Quill Creek Bison/Noble Premium Bison - Cash

Gold:

  • Western Producer - Advertising

Silver:

  • Saskatchewan Bison Association - Cash
  • Bison Producers of Alberta - Cash
  • British Columbia Bison Association - Cash
  • Canadian Prairie Bison - Sponsor of Sausage & Burgers
  • Wolverine Bison Company - Cash
  • High Plains Bison LLC - Cash

Bronze:

  • Manitoba Bison Association - Cash
  • SG Bennett Marketing Services - Cash
  • Western Buffalo Company- Cash

Friends:


Thank you to our Show & Sale Sponsors

Rookie of the Year

  • Northfork Bison - Rocco Verelli - Lasalle QC

Junior Judging Program

  • Black Diamond Ranch Brett Kot & Stephanie Sylvestre - Bethune SK

Yearling Bull Gold

  • Hanson Seed Farms Troy & Serle Hanson - Valhalla Center AB

2 Year Old Bull Gold

  • Tatanka Plains Sharif Fahmy - Coquitlam BC

2 Year Old Bred Heifers Gold

  • Blanbrook Bison Farm Bruce & Shirley Mills - St. Marys ON

Yearling Heifers Full Class

  • Irish Creek Bison Justin & Shaelyn Dorey - Vermillion AB

Partner with Us: Sponsorship Packages

The 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 enthusiasts 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 6:00 pm to children ages 3 to 12 years of age. In this program we offer different activities such as bowling, movies, museums, science center etc. while their parents are attending the conference sessions. Junior Judging is held Monday afternoon for teens and 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 Colour ad 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 either the Banquet on Monday or the Taste Test on 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

Corporate Table for 8

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

Categories & Value of Sponsorship

Premier Breeder $2,500.00

Rookie of the Year $1,000.00 SOLD Northfork Bison

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 SOLD Hanson Seed Farms

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 SOLD Irish Creek Bison

Silver $175.00 SOLD Irish Creek Bison

Bronze $150.00 SOLD Irish Creek Bison

Fourth Place $125.00 SOLD Irish Creek Bison

Fifth $100.00 SOLD Irish Creek Bison

Full Class All 5 places $725.00 N/A

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

Convention Registration From:

Downloadable Form: Click here

Consignor Form for the National Show and Sale

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