Alpaca breeders manning their booths at one of Canada's largest agriculture shows, the Canadian Western Agribition, in Regina, Saskatchewan identified a real need to have a show in this venue. Over supper one night at Agribition and a subsequent couple of conference calls, this group of breeders met to propose a name, goals, structure and budget ideas. The first general meeting was called on February 27, 1999 in Saskatoon, SK. About 36 breeders had been identified in Saskatchewan at that time and it was very encouraging to see about 28 of them represented at this meeting.
With a great amount of enthusiasm, the Saskatchewan Alpaca Breeders Network was formed. The AGM (Annual General Meeting), held in February or March, is a great venue for networking opportunities and includes informative presentations from organizations involved in various aspects of the alpaca industry. The Executive meet whenever deemed necessary with a goal of 2 face to face meetings and several conference calls per year. Committees are formed to promote the networking advantage. If you would like to contribute you are welcome to help any of the committees: Membership, Promotion, Education, and Events.
Please call a Board Member to volunteer or find out more!
SABN recognizes the burden of having too many associations to belong to. We strive to be simply a network of breeders working to meet the needs of alpaca breeders in Saskatchewan. We are very open to suggestions, comments, and ideas. Please don't hesitate to call one of our dedicated Directors if you have an idea!
If you are just thinking about alpacas at the moment, our suggestion is to SHOP SASKATCHEWAN! You can find alpacas to fit your highest expectations or your tightest budget right here! Find out for yourself the many benefits of buying from a small breeder. Quality, individual care, honest, cooperative attitudes (many breeders are willing to work together to give buyers the best package deals possible!), Saskatchewan hospitality and support!
Call an SABN member to find the perfect alpacas for you!
President - Hans-Peter Vos
Avonhurst, SK S0G 0A0
Treasurer - Bruce Peters
Hague, SK S0K 1X0
Secretary - Glenda Shotter
Osage, SK S0G 3T0
Board Member - Kelly Kokoski
Foam Lake, SK S0A 1A0
SABN Committee Liasons
Education & Workshops:
Hans-Peter Vos and Glenda Shotter
Hans Peter Vos and Rachel Vos