In July 2001 at ALPACAFEST in Red Deer, Alberta, a small group of alpaca breeders held "brain storming" sessions about organizing a world class alpaca event to promote our industry.
Discussions focused on:
a quality "Select Sale" advertised across Canada, as well as internationally,
with entries open to all Canadian breeders of registered alpacas,
(To ensure high
standards, a committee will make a "blind" selection based on conformation and
a non-profit, spectator friendly "Futurity", to showcase juvenile and yearling
an effort to attract new people to the industry
The name "Canadian National Alpaca Sale & Futurity" was selected and original participating farms agreed to commit their time and money ($500 per farm) to "get the ball rolling".
"CNASF" has become the major alpaca event in Canada.
||Mountain Meadows Ranch
|Neville Lake Alpacas
||Rainbow Forest Acres
As of April 2010, the numbers are impressive:
- over $650,000 has been raised in our Stud Service Auctions
- $595,000 has been paid out in futurity prize money and
- $1,900,000 of breeding stock has been sold in the Select Sale.
Thanks to the amazing support of the alpaca breeders in Canada, the CNASF has been very profitable and we believe in giving back that profit to the Canadian Alpaca Industry.
| April 2004|| $15,000 to Canadian Camelid Fibre Co-op|
| April 2004|| $1,000 fee waived for CanCam sale entry|
| April 2005|| $1,000 fee waived for CanCam sale entry|
|March 2006|| $200 to Denise Schlingman - BVDV study|
| Nov 2006|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada Fleece Show|
| April 2007|| $1,000 fee waived for Alpaca Canada sale entry|
| April 2007|| $1,000 fee waived for CanCam sale entry|
| August 2007|| $3,000 to CLAA for Genetic Evaluation Program|
| September 2007|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada/CNASF Fleece Show|
| October 2007|| $1,000 to Alpaca Canada Design Competition|
| November 2007|| $1,000 to Olds Fibre Week|
| September 2008|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada/CNASF Fleece Show|
| October 2008|| $1,000 to Alpaca Canada Design Competition|
| November 2008|| $1,000 to Olds Fibre Week|
| September 2009|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada/CNASF Fleece Show|
| November 2009|| $1,000 to Olds Fibre Week|
| March 2010|| $3,500 for Fibre Corp. Business Plan|
| September 2010|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada/CNASF Fleece Show|
| November 2010|| $1,000 to Olds Fibre Week|
| September 2011|| $2,000 to Alpaca Canada/CNASF Fleece Show|
| November 2011|| $1,000 to Olds Fibre Week|