2016 Bezanson Community Student Bursary Recipients Announced

Congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Bezanson Community Student Bursary. Grande Prairie Regional College (GPRC) post-secondary students Tatum Auclair and Tristan Willson are awarded with this year’s bursaries, which are funded by our three major community contributors: the Bezanson Agricultural Society, the Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department and the West Smoky Legion #244. There is a total of $1500 awarded each year to former Bezanson School students who apply and qualify for the bursaries at GPRC.

Tatum Auclair - Photo Credit Audrey Hewings

Tatum Auclair – Photo Credit Audrey Hewings

Tatum Auclair recently completed her Education Assistant (EA) certification at GPRC. The EA program is designed to prepare graduates with the tools they need to work in educational settings under the direction and supervision of a teacher. EAs are very valuable in our schools and educational facilities as they provide a great range of support to students and teachers alike.

Tristan Willson has recently completed his first year in Heavy Duty Mechanic Trade program at the GPRC Fairview campus. The Heavy Duty Mechanic program at GPRC is designed to train mechanics in the maintenance, repair and overhauling of heavy engines. This trade program is 4 years in length and is comprised of classroom instruction, on-the-job training and technical training.

Tristan Willson Photo Credit Tammy Willson

Tristan Willson Photo Credit Tammy Willson

These community bursaries were designed to encourage our community members who have attended Bezanson School to enroll in post-secondary studies at GPRC or at a GPRC campus, and to provide some avenues of support for those who qualify. Applications are available online through the GPRC Financial Aid department and are accepted each year with a June deadline. More information on the bursaries is available at our information page on Grants & Bursaries.

Carla Dodd, the Financial Aid Coordinator at Grande Prairie Regional College speaks to the importance of resources to support students in their post-secondary journey. Dodd says, “When students are facing financial struggles, it can often preoccupy their thoughts, preventing them from being able to clearly focus on their studies. Bursaries from communities like Bezanson can help relieve this stress and allow them to be more successful in their studies.”

The Financial Aid team at GPRC can help students navigate the world of bursaries, scholarships and student loans. Dodd emphasizes, “Post-Secondary students are often on a very tight budget and every bit of money has a significant impact on their success!”

Gymkhana

Bezanson Gymkhana Starting this Summer

The Bezanson Ag Society is proud to bring Gymkhana to the community this summer! Gymkhana is an equestrian event focused on fun, speed pattern racing and times games designed to establish teamwork between horse and rider.

Local volunteers Rhonda LaValley and Margaret Moon will be leading this club, both with many years of horsemanship experience. The club welcomes riders of all ages to come out tonight to participate in our first night of events, or to come out to watch! Events will include timed events including barrels, poles, stakes, flag picking and keyhole, as well as fun events such as; the cookie race, the egg race, quad barrels and many more.

We hope to see riders and their horses tonight, June 29th 2016, 7 PM  at the Horse Arena for our first night of fun!

 

Community Centre Rendering

Bezanson Ag Society set for Saturday shindig

Tickets are still available at the Bezanson store to the Ag Society’s Capital Campaign launch. We encourage all community members to come out to see what is in the works for us.

“It’s an opportunity for us to show the community what plans we have come up with to meet their needs and a chance to celebrate this capital campaign to”¦ make this infrastructure a reality,” said Laura LaValley, manager of the fundraising campaign.

See the Daily Herald Tribune for the full article

New beginnings in Bezanson! Hope we’ll see you on Saturday for the Shindig 🙂

 

 

 

Relaunch of DiscoverBezanson.ca

Welcome to the new and improved discoverBezanson.ca website. The new design has transitioned the static version of our site to an interactive community tool providing Bezanson one source for all community information.

Wondering about moving to Bezanson? Find information on local services for our area. Looking for a local mechanic? Search our business listing. Want to know what is going on this weekend? Check out the community calendar! Want more information on the Capital Campaign? We have the information all here.

ALL local business, clubs, organizations, local news and events are listed here for free. Submit your information regularly to keep the community up to date day in and day out. Interested in more advertising opportunities? We have that too. Featured banner advertising and premium business listings are also available for local businesses.

discoverBezanson.ca is brought to you by:

 
Bezanson Agricultural Society
Cultivating community spirit and well being by providing facilities and recreational, educational, and community events within our rural area.

Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department Society
Focus their efforts on projects that enhance the community, specifically those that benefit families.

West Smoky Legion #244
Facilitating remembrance & support for our troops and veterans, as well as community development in a variety of forms, including youth activities and fundraising for community projects.

 

Bezanson Ag Society         Volunteer Fire Dept Station 9       West Smoky Legion #244

2016 Playoff Hockey Pool Winners

The Old Bezanson Townsite committee would like to announce the winners of the Playoff Hockey Pool!

1st place $400, Sponsored by The Bezanson General Store 
Jeremy Conner with 267 points

2nd place $250, sponsorded by Fentons Greenhouses
Team Vobeyda with 251 points

3rd place $150, sponsored by TH Machining
Joel Mayer with 266 points

Thanks again for all of the people who entered and to our wonderful sponsors!

Bezanson Community Student Bursary Award deadline June 30, 2016

The deadline for the Bezanson Community Student Bursary Award at GPRC is June 30, 2016. This bursary is specific to former students of Bezanson School that are enrolled in post-secondary studies at GPRC. There are three $500 bursaries awarded each year that are funded by our community groups: Bezanson Ag Society, Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department Society and West Smoky Legion #244.


If you are a former Bezanson School student, and you meet the eligibility criteria, please apply at Student Services.
Application form here!