Sponsorship Opportunities

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 Canadian Western Agribition to learn, network and celebrate the success of our members and their families. The 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 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 be 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 a 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.

CONVENTION - SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES

PLATINUM SPONSORSHIP - $4000.00 & UP

WHAT YOU GET: 1/2 Page, Full Colour 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 - Choose an Option

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

NATIONAL SHOW & SALE SPONSORSHIP

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 AND VALUE OF 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

Bison Class Awards

Gold $200.00

Silver $175.00

Bronze $150.00

Fourth Place $125.00

Fifth $100.00

Full Class All 5 places $725.00

Classes;

Yearling Bulls

2 Year Old Bulls

Yearling Heifers

Pen of 2 Yearling Heifers

2 Year Old Bred Heifers

Pen of 2 - 2 Year Old Bred Heifers

Forms:

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