Local auctioneer, 21-year old, Jesse Campbell recently finished in 3rd place at the Canadian All Round Auctioneer Championships in Drayton Valley, AB.
The auctioneers association of Alberta puts on a convention every year and host the event of the Canadian All Round Auctioneer Competition. They also host a tyro competition which is a rookie auctioneer competition that Jesse actually got to be crowned champion in 2018 as well. The Canadian all round competition has 5 judges and an auction open to the public to bid. Each contestant (21 including Jesse) are given 5 items to sell and show what skills they have. During their 5 items the judges have a criteria and judge the competitors on a number of key factors including presentation, appearance/professionalism, auction chant, speed/rhythm. clarity, knowledge of products and price, and lastly would you hire this auctioneer. A total of 115 points is up for grabs. The 5 highest scores are then called back to a second round where the auctioneers are once again judged/scored after selling 5 additional items. At the conclusion of this second round, Jesse was lucky enough to place 3rd in the Canadian All Round Auctioneer Championships. For his efforts he won a 3rd place buckle and $1000.00 cheque. “I love what I do and couldn’t thank my family enough for the support they give me to follow my dreams”
Jesse’s family runs Fraser Auction Service here in Brandon. He went to auction school in 2017 at High River, Alberta at the Global College of Auctioneering. In the winter months he gets to sell cattle twice a week (Gladstone Auction Mart and Winnipeg Livestock Sales). The regular auction season for Fraser Auction Service starts in the spring and this year they have 30 sales lined up for the 2020 auction run.