10 Questions with Terri Hatch

What brought you and your family to Bezanson?

Prior to moving to Bezanson, we were living in Clarkson Valley. We had started a business out of our garage that before too long had Quenton driving into Grande Prairie multiple times a day. We started looking for property closer to town, and Bezanson seemed like a good fit for us, especially since I had lived here for a while as a kid and had friends and family that lived in Bezanson.”


How long have you lived in the community and what do you think your role is in the community?

“We have lived in Bezanson for 7 years. I feel like I am one of the ‘policy people’ in our community. I feel like in any given meeting it is pretty probable for me to mention, refer to or ask about policy at least once.”


Are you involved in any organizations in the community? If so, which ones?

“Currently, I am sitting on the boards for school council at PWA and the Sexsmith Football Club. Previously, I have served on the Bezanson Firehall Society, Bezanson School Booster Club, Bezanson School Council and was part of the Capital Campaign team for the Knelson Centre.”


What is your favourite part about this small community?

“I feel that people in Bezanson know better than anyone what it means to work together. Also, the generosity of people in our community never fails to amaze and humble me.”


What is your best/favourite memory from a Bezanson event?

“Well, there are a few- but watching our Junior High girls win their home tournament in the Knelson Centre last fall actually made me cry. Seeing our kids enjoy a facility that we all worked our tails off to build was truly awesome. There are, however, some other memories that are also pretty high on my list: dancing until your feet hurt in the old hall…sitting around a firepit with friends on a summer night…listening to our entire school sing “I wish you a Merry Christmas”…I’ve had a lifetime of great memories in Bezanson.”


What are your interests and hobbies?

“I love gardening, baking, hiking, reading and volleyball.”


What are some of your family’s favourite activities?

“Board games and cards, fishing, hiking.”


It is a typical Saturday, what are you up to?

“Watching one of the kids in a sporting event or trying to catch up on laundry.”


Where is your favourite restaurant?

“Courtenay, Vancouver Island”


What would you like to see in this community in 5 years time?

“A debt-free Knelson Centre and a new playground at the school.”

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