Locals shine at Bezanson Bog

By Bill Corcoran, Special to the Herald-Tribune

Junior elementary boys line up for the start of the 2017 Bezanson Bog.PHOTO SUPPLIED

Junior elementary boys line up for the start of the 2017 Bezanson Bog.PHOTO SUPPLIED

Over 150 runners of all ages and abilities converged on the Old Bezanson Townsite on Saturday for the eighth running of the Bezanson Bog XC Running Races.

The featured 5 km distance saw a competitive four-way battle for the win involving Wolves alumnus  Read More

New tombstone marks 1914 grave

By Kevin Hampson, Daily Herald-Tribune

Kevin Hampson/Daily Herald-Tribune
Wanda Zenner, president of the Glen Leslie Church Preservation Group, talks about a new tombstone for Grace Howard Parker, whose grave was the first in the Glen Leslie Cemetery, during a tour at the cemetery on Saturday in the County of Grande Prairie, 20km east of Grande Prairie.

Kevin Hampson/Daily Herald-Tribune Wanda Zenner, president of the Glen Leslie Church Preservation Group, talks about a new tombstone for Grace Howard Parker, whose grave was the first in the Glen Leslie Cemetery, during a tour at the cemetery on Saturday in the County of Grande Prairie, 20km east of Grande Prairie

More than a century ago, a young woman READ MORE

County pitches in more funding for Bezanson project

By Kevin Hampson, Daily Herald-Tribune

County of Grande Prairie council on Monday agreed to contribute another $350,000 towards Bezanson’s proposed Regional Community Centre, bringing the county’s total contribution to about $2.2 million.

However, council declined another request for an additional $350,000 in interim financing, and some councillors had stern words for the Bezanson Agricultural society members. The ag society has contracted Edmonton-based Fillmore Construction to expand the Bezanson Memorial Hall – which the community has outgrown – by more than 16,000 square feet. Axiom Architecture, out of Red Deer, is the designer. The ag society hopes to start construction October 1 and finish by the fall of 2018, but their funding is still $1 million short of the estimated total of $4 million, up from the original estimate of $3.5 million.

“Is there anything you can cut out of the project to make it come in?” Coun. Brock Smith asked Rick Friesen, the building committee chairman, who was accompanied by capital campaign manager Laura LaValley and about 20 supporters from the community. READ MORE

Construction to start on Bezanson community centre

 

By Kevin Hampson, Daily Herald-Tribune

Construction of a new regional community and cultural centre in Bezanson starts at the end of September, said Laura LaValley, capital campaign manager for the Bezanson Ag Society.

The ag society was presented with a $750,000 provincial grant through the Community Facility Enhancement Program (CFEP) on Tuesday. The government announced the grant back in April.  READ MORE ->

Junior curling camp registrations sought

By Logan Clow, Grande Prairie Daily Herald-Tribune

Introducing curling skills and techniques to youth is the focus of the annual PCA Junior Camp.

The camp returns Oct. 15-16 to the Grande Prairie Curling Centre.

Co-organizer and co-instructor Renee Sonnenberg said the camp, which has been running for more than a decade, targets youth ages 10-17.  Read More