Welcome to Bezanson! There are many community organizations that make Bezanson a great place to live and volunteer. Here is a list of many of the organizations in our area, all of whom enrich our community and actively seek volunteers.
Bezanson Community Group ~ Quarterly meeting where local groups meet to ensure that all organizations are informed of projects and initiatives.
Bezanson Agricultural Society ~ Bezanson Agricultural Society will cultivate community spirit and well being by providing facilities and recreational, educational, and community events within our rural area. We have many opportunities for volunteers with our programs and maintaining our facilities. President, Bryan Fenton.
Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department Society ~ The BVFD Society was put in place to become the fundraising and decision making body for the Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department, later called Bezanson Station of the County of Grande Prairie Fire Service. Our society is made up of community members, firefighters, and Medical Co-Responders. We meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm at the Fire Hall’s upstairs training room.
West Smoky Legion #244 ~ Society focused on remembrance, community and youth activities in our area. Our Legion is one of few branches that are growing in numbers with a team of volunteers that put on Remembrance Day activities as well as youth and adult recreational activities. President, Bruce Fenton.
Bezanson School Advisory Council ~ group of parents, the principal, teachers and community representatives who work together to effectively support and enhance student learning in Bezanson School. President for the 2016-17 school year, Corrine Ostaszewski.
Bezanson School Booster Club ~ Enhancing the educational, cultural and recreational opportunities available to the Bezanson School Community. Meets once a month. President for the 2016-17 school year, Susan Morrison.
The Bezanson Golden Years Club has been operating since about 1979. We have a Beautiful centre just west of the store, beside the Senior Cottages. Weekly cards and a variety of activities are available, including floor curling, shuffleboard, pool tables, dart boards, floor bowling, sewing machines. We also rent our faciltiy for small functions. For more info call Peggy Ross 780-518-5384 or 780-513-0169 or Hazel Westwood 780-957-2248,or 780-897-3348.
Kleskun Hill Museum ~ Step back in time to the early 1900-1950’s, the Kleskun Hills Museum Society operates guided tours , church and hall rentals providing a rich cultural experience for all.
Kleskun Hills Park ~ Volunteer opportunities: trimming & clearing campsites, trails and paths; clearing deadfall; stocking woodpile; landscaping; painting.
County of Grande Prairie No.1
Parks and Recreation: (780) 532-9727
Park Caretaker: Verna Milford
Office: (780) 567-3685
Glenn Leslie Church & Cemetery
Once an area located approximately four miles west of Bezanson known as Glen Leslie became settled, a dedicated church building was deemed necessary. The first service was held in 1915. Now a historical site, the Church and surrounding landscaped areas are available for bookings. Read more
If you are interested in volunteer opportunities within our community please contact any of these great organizations.
Also Serving our Community:
Grande Prairie District Rural Crime Watch Association is a non-profit organization with an elected volunteer board of directors. There are three separate groups in the immediate area- Beaverlodge, Grovedale and Grande Prairie, all functioning under the Provincial Rural Crime Watch Association. Watch for meetings in your area if you would like to take an active role in crime prevention. We invite you to browse our new website at gpcrimewatch.ca. Read more
South Peace Rural Community Learning offers learning opportunities for rural adults. We have three divisions: Community Learning – provides programs, non-credit courses, workshops and seminars. Adult Literacy – provides programming and free tutoring for adults to improve literacy, English language and work place skills. We are always looking for tutors! Family Literacy – provides programs for families with ideas and information that foster literacy and language development.