2005 Convention Round Up
Over 150 delegates, Market Operators, Auctioneers, Livestock Dealers , and other industry personnel gathered in Red Deer, Alberta on June 2-5, for the Livestock Markets Association of Canada Annual Convention and Auctioneer Championship. The hosting Market was Vold, Jones and Vold in Ponoka, Alberta. Twenty Auctioneers competed for the coveted title of Canadian Livestock Auctioneer Champion and the honor of representing LMAC.
Ward Cutler from Virden, Manitoba is 2005 Canadian Livestock Champion. Ward was sponsored by the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Livestock Market Associations and will represent LMAC at the International Auctioneer Championship at the upcoming Calgary Stampede. Dean Edge from Rimbey, Alberta, sponsored by Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co., Ponoka, Alberta, was the Reserve Champion Auctioneer. Rookie of the Year was won by Clayton Hawreluik, from Sheko, Saskatchewan. The Most Congenial Auctioneer was awarded by his peers to Eric Fazakas, from Brandon, Manitoba.
The remaining top ten Auctioneers were: Chance Martin from Red Deer, Alberta, sponsored by Vold, Jones and Vold Auction Co., Ponoka, Alberta; Cliff Pahl from Hanna, Alberta, sponsored by Bow Slope Shipping, Brooks, Alberta; Sheldon Nicholson from Yorkton, Saskatchewan; Darren Lutz from Irvine, Alberta, sponsored by Medicine Hat Feeding Company, Medicine Hat, Alberta; Clayton Hawreluik from Sheko, Saskatchewan; Frederick Bodnarus from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, sponsored by Saskatoon Livestock Sales, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Jon Radcliffe from Torrington, Alberta and Darren Shaw from Cardston, Alberta, sponsored by Fort MacLeod Auction Market, Fort MacLeod, Alberta.
Gene Parks from Brandon, Manitoba, was re-elected President of LMAC at the Annual Meeting. Tom Vicars of Kamloops, British Columbia was re-elected as 1st Vice- President and Mike Fleury of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, was re-elected as 2nd Vice-President. The 2006 LMAC Convention and Auctioneer Championship will be held in Kamloops, British Columbia.