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:
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.
As of April 2010, the numbers are impressive:
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.