2018 CAOAC Convention

Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
 

Early Bird Draw - Book your hotel by April 20th and your name will be entered in a draw for a painting from Ken McKeighen valued at $600.00. Here is a photo of the artwork.

And the winner is Jody McManus, drawn at the April 22 meeting.

Click here for the direct link to book your hotel

Please note prior to April 20th, 2018, not 2017

Updated May 18, 2018

May 18-19-20, 2018 - Victoria Day Weekend.

Speakers

  • Bryan Chin (sponsored by Trans Canada Guppy Group) - talk will be  "Show Guppies” Breeding Techniques “

  • Mike Hellweg - talks include "The Joy of Goldfish and "Cyprinids in the Aquarium"

  • Ret Talbot-will not be attending

  • Greg Steeves - talks will be "Haplochromines from the Lake Victoria Region; a CARES Perspective." and `Creatures of the Comal`

  • Rick Borstein (sponsored by Sarnia Aquarium Society) - talks include "60 Tips in 60 Minutes" and "Collecting Goodeids in Mexico & the Goodeid Working Group Conferences"

  • Jeff Cardwell - talks will be "Back to Brazil Adventures on the Abacaxis 2015 discus" &
    "Colombia 2016 Atabapo and Beyond Search for the Altum Angelfish"

Check out the speaker bios here
 

Features

  • CAOAC Class Show - show classes coming soon. Rules are here, Show Classes are listed here, Show form here. Show Tags here

  • IBC Sanctioned Betta District 6 Show - Show Classes here, Show Rules here, Show Form here.

  • Trans Canada Guppy Group presents: The Great Canadian Guppy Showdown - for show rules & classes, click here

  • Shrimp Fever presents: The All Canada Shrimp Show

  • Just Added: United Flowerhorn Association- Canadian Flowerhorn Show

  • Large auction of tropical fish & supplies - For Auction Rules click here, for Sellers Form click here.

  • Specialty Aquarium Fish Clubs

  • Vendor Show Room

  • Saturday Banquet

  • 2nd Biotope Aquarium Design Contest


Tickets
Full Convention (includes speakers & banquet) (Up to April 20) $85

Full Convention after April 20 $100
$60 Dinner Only
$50 Speakers only

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Convention Tickets


Sponsorship Opportunities & Vendor Tables - details here

Check back often as more details become available

Convention Schedule

 

Friday, May 18th

 

4:00 PM

Convention and Show Registration

7:00-8:00 PM

Judging Shows Tips - Udo Rohmann

8:00-9:00 PM

Speaker - Greg Steeves - Haplochromines from the Lake Victoria Region; a CARES Perspective

   9:00-10:00 PM    Speaker - Bryan Chin - Show Guppies” Breeding    Techniques (Book signing following talk) 

 

Hospitality Suite Open

 

 

Saturday, May 19th

 

7:30 – 10:00 AM

Show Registration

8:00 AM

Convention Registration

8:45-9:45  AM

Speaker – Rick Borstein - 60 Tips in 60 Minutes

10:00-11:00 AM

Speaker – Mike Hellweg - The Joy of Goldfish

1:00 -5:00 PM

Show Room Closed

11:15 – 12:15 PM

Speaker Jeff Cardwell - Back to Brazil Adventures on the Abacaxis 2015 discus

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch

1:30 – 2:30 PM

Speaker – Rick Borstein - Collecting Goodeids in Mexico & the Goodeid Working Group Conferences

2:45 – 3:45 PM

Speaker – Mike Hellweg - Cyprinids in the Aquarium

   4:00 - 5:00 PM    Speaker Jeff Cardwell - Colombia 2016 Atabapo and Beyond Search for the Altum Angelfish

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Canadian Betta Breeders auction

5:00 – 5:30 PM

Fish room open for viewing

6:30 – 7:00 PM

Cocktails

7:00 – 8:30 PM

Dinner/Awards

8:30-9:30 PM

Speaker - Greg Steeves - Creatures of the Comal

9:30-10:30 PM

Trans Canada Guppy Group Auction

Later

Hospitality Suite Open

 

 

Sunday, May 20th

 

8:00 AM

Auction Registration

9:00 AM

CAOAC Annual Meeting and Presentation of Officers

10:30 AM

Auction begins

*Subject to change

Click here for a copy of the 2014 Annual Report if you were unable to attend.

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Annual Report if you were unable to attend.

Click here for a copy of the 2016 Annual Report (including Fish Rescue, added after the meeting) if you were unable to attend.

Click here for a copy of the 2017 Annual Report

 

 

 

 

Photos from the 2011 Convention can be seen here.

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