with the aa of c, canada has one of the oldest -- and one of the newest -- auction associations in north america!
it all started when members of three provincial associations (alberta's, the oldest, was founded in 1934, saskatchewan's in 1974, and manitoba's in 1978) decided they'd like an association drawing all auctioneers across canada together.
so the 48th annual meeting of the auctioneers association of alberta invited auctioneers from across this vast country. and on february 20, 1982, this diverse group tied by a common and actually quite unique occupation got down to business!
auctioneers being the decisive types they are, the meeting saw a flurry of motions proposed, seconded and passed. these included
voting to create the new association called it the "auctioneers association of canada";
then, (to create members of the new association), voting that all members of the alberta association become members of the new canadian association,
mandating that directors be appointed from each province, and, without further ado
electing directors from the members available at that meeting. the original board included members from british columbia, alberta, saskatchewan, manitoba and ontario.
letters patent formally incorporating the auctioneers association of canada were finally received in december, 1982. having started at a meeting of the one of the oldest auctioneer's associations in north america (the alberta group), the canadian association became the newest such association in north america!
since then the association has continued to grow, both in membership and in achieving its goals & objectives. training programs & seminars, the canadian auctioneer magazine, access to insurance coverage, our grievance committee dispute settlement service -- these and other programs all help to enhance our profession.
the aa of c is proud to continue to work with its members to promote the auction profession and the auction method of bringing sellers and purchasers together.