Southern Alberta Rabbit Breeders Association
Over the years SARBA has been involved in various projects. In 1962 a processing plant for rabbits opened, although it closed in 1971. In 1969 SARBA hosted the ARBA show and convention with the motto “Cross the Line in ‘69”. It was a well attended event for its time, with about 3000 rabbits entered. It was also the first, and only, time that the show was held outside of the United States.
The Southern Alberta Rabbit Breeders Association (SARBA) is a chartered club with the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), and is an Alberta registered non-profit society. SARBA was established in February, 1944, under the name The Alberta Rabbit and Cavy Breeders Association. The name was changed in 1982 when the Cavy (Guinea Pig) breeders formed their own association.
SARBA aims to provide an interesting and fun club while remaining dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the domestic rabbit industry, by showcasing a variety of breeds for the enjoyment and education of exhibitors, and those interested in learning about rabbits.