Tuesday, March 26, 2019

2019 Building the Legacy Fundraiser Auction - donate today!

We are excited to share three donated items that will be available at the 2019 Canadian Angus Foundation Building the Legacy fundraiser auction on June 8 in Drumheller, AB. 

Did you know? The Junior Ambassador is made possible through the Building the Legacy fundraiser auction. The ambassador acts as a role model for youth and represented members of the Canadian Angus Association. It is an opportunity to network with leaders in the agriculture industry and to learn from them. Ambassadors have the opportunity to attend at least one international event and several major agricultural events in Canada.

Feature Lot – donated by Benchmark and Modern Steakhouse 

We are excited to share up for auction this year ten doses of Benchmark Tender Beef: first doses of this high marbling, high tenderness sire to sell in Canada; owned by Benchmark Angus and Basin Angus. Included in this package is a night out at Modern Steakhouse: an opportunity to sample Tender Beef at its finest, proudly serving Benchmark Beef. Voted #1 Calgary Steakhouse 4 years running by Culinary Magazine.

Feature Lot – donated by DLMS (Mark Shologan) 

We are pleased to have DLMS back on our marketing team for this year’s Legacy Sale. Mark and his crew are no strangers to many of us as an online broadcaster/bidding service for livestock sales and events. Here is an opportunity to get a head start on your sale for this fall or next spring. $1000 Service Credit towards a DLMS/Cattlevids.ca Internet Broadcast & Pre-Sale Video Service. This credit is for a broadcast and pre-recorded video service combined project offered by DLMS & Cattlevids.ca. This credit is to be used by the end of the spring 2020 bull sale season.

Feature Lot – donated by Reich Angus and K3 Ranch

Reich Angus and K3 Ranch are donating a collectible Hycroft plate. Featuring Eyebright and trimmed in 22K gold. They won it at the Rocky Mountain Angus Show in 1976 and it was sponsored by Loma Lanes Angus. Hycroft China Ltd. operated from 1955 until 1989 at the former plant site of Medicine Hat Potteries.

Building the Legacy Sale has become Canadian Angus Foundation’s main fundraiser focus and has been very successful in generating resources to further our mission.

The Canadian Angus Foundation functions to preserve and expand the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research, and historical preservation and restoration. The Canadian Angus Foundation was incorporated in 1993 and is the charitable arm of the Canadian Angus Association.

The vision of the Building the Legacy concept is to allow the Foundation to build monetary resources. The Foundation uses its funds to provide opportunities for our youth, young breeders and membership to grow in the areas of leadership, marketing, networking, animal husbandry, genetic improvement and to learn about developing tools to enhance Angus production. The vision also includes the importance of preserving Angus history. By fostering these areas we can ensure our Angus history is not lost and will keep Angus as the breed of choice for the commercial beef sector and end users for years to come.

Our vision is being realized and because of generous donors we can support initiatives, scholarships, travel bursaries and learning opportunities. Through benevolent giving of donated livestock, semen, embryos, items and experiences, and the purchasing of the auction offerings, we at the Foundation have been able to put together a great suite of opportunities for our Angus membership.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Building the Legacy sale, the Canadian Angus Foundation, or would like more information please contact:

Belinda Wagner
Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director
(306) 757-6133