- Alberta Auction Market Association Member (Currently Corey holds seat as President)
- Auctioneers Association Member in Alberta and British Columbia
- Auctioneers Association Member in Canada
- Licensed Livestock Dealers in Alberta
- Licensed Alberta Stockyards
- Alberta Real-Estate License
- Sekura Auction Ltd. Currently Employs 14 Licensed Auctioneers and 20 Licensed Dealers
- Livestock Identification Services (Vice Chair)
- Cattle Industry Council (Board Member)
Over 55 years in the Auction Business, 43 years in Drayton Valley and surrounding
149 combined years of Auctioneering – (WJ Sekura, Tim, Ron, Travis, Corey)
Over 5000 Sales Sold including: Livestock Auctions, Farm Dispersals, Real Estate
Auctions, Specialty Auctions, Charity Auctions, Industrial Auctions.
A well advertised auction ensures the seller that all items sold will bring the highest
fair market value at that point in time the final bid has more than anyone else
An auction puts a time limit on the conversion of chattels (sale items) to cash and
allows the seller to move on to the next phase of their life.
In cases where one or more of the beneficiaries of an estate would like to buy provision
can be made for them to bid at the auction. This is a fair way of establishing the
price. Arrangements can be made in advance for their purchases to be deducted from
their share of the proceeds.
As with an estate situation, when resolving matrimonial property disputes or dissolving
partnerships, special arrangements have sometimes been made to allow one or more
of the owners the same right to bid as any member of the public. This allows one
of the parties to retain ownership provided they are willing to pay one bid more
than anyone else and to comply with the same terms as any other buyer.
With rural auctions the sellers often have one or more parties who would like to
buy. The auction lets the buyers decide who the new owner will be.
The Auction solves the problem of setting an “asking price”: With regular listings
if the price is too high the property will not sell. If it is too low it may sell
to quickly but the seller does not receive what they should. The “asking price”
problem is even more complicated if one of the potential buyers is a friend or neighbor.
Some examples of situations best suited to sale buy auction are:
- Agriculture Dispersals
- Estate liquidations
- Retirement Sales
- Dissolving Partnerships
- Matrimonial Property
- Debt Reduction
- Corporate Restructuring
- Livestock Dispersals
- Analyze location, demographics, property and logistics of auction, recommend advertising
- Create design, place and follow up on all advertising recommended by Sekura Auctions
Ltd. and agreed to by seller.
- Contact all customers in Sekura Auctions database.
- A full listing and description of all items to be sold.
- Layout area plan for auction day line up of all items to be sold.
- Provide support in days leading up to sale in terms of lining up equipment, sorting
of livestock and other recommendations.
- Order all sale site facilities including toilets, catering, parking signs, mobile
office, mobile sound truck, etc.
- Provide all the staff to register buyers, conduct auction, collections and to provide
any information needed.
- Finance all auction sale expenses leading up to sale day.
- Do all title searches necessary.
- Look after all collections of monies and maintain all funds in a trust account.
- Control the balancing, deductions and payout of auction within a period of ten days
after the sale date.
- Provide seller with final report.
* Other services can be provided in accordance with the needs of seller.
- Obtain legal and financial advice if necessary.
- Maintain all property in presentable condition for auction.
- Provide Sekura Auctions with all information of property being auctioned including
all liens and encumbrances.
- Set up items for auction according to Sekura Auctions Recommendations (incase the
seller is unable to prepare sales property, Sekura Auctions can make arrangements)
- Enjoy the many friends and family that always come to the auction.
Sekura Auctions Ltd. custom design and budget your advertising campaign to bring
the maximum amount of buyers to your sale.
- Market analysis of the location and property being auctioned and target the according
- Setup and create an advertising campaign including deadlines, circulation, listenership
- Implement advertising campaign.
- Advertising will include a combination of the following:
Newspaper Ads Local/International
Public Address Announcements
Sekura Auctions has sold over 5000 auction sales specializing in live stock, farm
equipment, industrial, corporate and real estate auctions. Sekura Auctions started
with a pick up truck with stock racks as a mobile sound unit and a four door car
for the office. The sound truck has been upgraded several times and a large motor
home has been used for the office for over ten years. In April 2003 a new mobile
office trailer was added along with an upgraded sound truck, toilet facilities and
various pieces of support equipment. Along with an independent marketing program
designed for off site auctions.
In November 2010 Sekura Auctions purchased Triple J Livestock, expanding our client
base from Drayton Valley area up to Westlock and Northern Alberta. With offices
now in Westlock and Drayton Valley Sekura Auctions is sure to accommodate customers
in Central and Northern Alberta
Corey W. Sekura officially took over ownership of Sekura Auctions on March 20, 2003
and has managed since ‘95.
Sekura Auctions is ran by all four Sekura brothers; Corey, Tim, Ron, Travis, along
with a terrific management and support staff.
Changes have been occurring along with major upgrades to handling facilities, loading
facilities and pen improvements are continually budgeted for every year.
A new sales team has been added with our original proven staff.
Sekura Auctions Ltd. has done extensive renovations on the penning and loading facilities.
Our mobile fame sale equipment has been drastically upgraded along with our advertising
campaigns, marketing division facilities with new feed pens adding another 1500
hd of capacity.
There is a buzz at Sekura Auctions Ltd. with livestock sales growing and off site
Plus a sales team and support staff that are excited about Sekura Auctions Ltd’s
The Sekura Auction family has been in the Auction Business for over 55 years. Wendell
Sekura (WJ) went to auctioneering school in Mason, Iowa, and graduated in March
of 1958. His first job was selling for Hank Charlton Auctions of Brooks before starting
his own auction business selling miscellaneous, equipment and farm sales. WJ Sekura
was one of the first to sell real-estate by auction in Southern Alberta.
Wendell and Helen were married in 1959. Helen and WJ Sekura responded to an ad in
Drayton Valley, AB. stating a need for an auction market. In June 1964 WJ purchased
40 acres of land and built an auction barn, that opened March 2, 1966, selling seventeen
head of cattle and four pigs. Helen Sekura ran the office from 1966-1991. Regular
livestock auctions have been held every Wednesday since, with the additions of regular
horse auctions, bred cow sales, real-estate, farm, corporate & speciality auctions
Growth brought expansions in 1970,71,72,73. Office expansion in 1978 and electronic
scales in 1979. Sekura Auctions added bison auctions in 1999. Also an independent
off site marketing program was initiated. Excavating for the new building began
in the fall of 1985 and the first sale was October 4, 1986. The new facilities included
a 20,000 sq. ft. building with all new steel pens, carlot load sales ring, electronic
scales, wash rack, and inside penning for approximately 500 hd of calves. Additional
penning is available for up to 3000 hd and portable panels are accessible for any
Sekura Auction employs between 20 and 30 employees for each sale and offers its customers
a wide variety of services available include branding, vaccinating, trucking order
buying, off site services and legal advise in order to improve the efficiency of
invoicing and settlement cheques the office was computerized in 1991.
The Growth of Sekura Auctions has been complimented by the growth of the Sekura Family.
Tim received his auctioneers license in 1977, followed by Ron
and Travis in 1978, Corey in 1985 and Tanya in 1988.
WJ Sekura is still very active in the auction and farming business. He enjoys going
to auction sales and still helps every auction day at the auction market. Very few
people can keep to his torrid pace.
Helen Sekura lives near Spruce Grove and has various rental properties and a beautiful
acreage she works very hard at. Helens other job is looking after all the grand
kids she loves so much.
Tim Sekura has a large farming operation along with a newly built feedlot and calving
facilities built in 2002/2003. He splits his time between farming and helping Corey
manage the auction business.
Ron Sekura is very involved in real-estate and development business. He also owns
several different business ventures and maintains an active role in Sekura Auctions
Travis Sekura runs a livestock trucking business and order buys cattle at different
auction markets all over Alberta. His pro rodeo career is slowing down but Travis
still rides saddle broncs when ever he can find the time. He is very active in all
Sekura Auctions operations.
Cherry Sekura has an accounting firm (H&R Block) in Spruce Grove, and continues to
help the auction out any chance she gets. Helping with advertising, accounting and
the odd sale.
Corey Sekura has rodeoed, competed in all kinds of motor sports, but has kept the
auction business his first love. After managing the auction for eight years, he
has purchased the auction business from WJ Sekura and continues the tradition with
his wife and children.
Tania Sekura has travelled the world and is now married and settled in Eastend, Saskatchewan.
Tania and her husband have a beautiful farm in Saskatchewan.
There are many more auctioneers, cowgirls and cowboys in the Sekura family with nineteen
grandchildren and counting.