On February 10, 2021, the Bezanson School invited Bruce Fenton, President, and Jim Robertson, Vice-President of the West Smoky Legion, to present the winners for the Remembrance Day Contest for 2020.
As with all great endeavours, there is a time of closure as age takes its toll. The Bezanson Curling Rink has come to the end of its time due to its failing infrastructure. However, what is not lost in this era is the respect, teamwork, dedication, volunteerism and the significance of a community and families working together to build a dream and achieve a goal. The dedication of volunteers is still the foundation of the growth and vibrancy of Bezanson and all it represents.
Although we are a month and a half into the new year, there is still the same old questions. What new challenges will you face and new resolutions will you make? Most people face the end of December with a list of things they want to change about themselves, their home, their family, their life. I know a lot of people promise to eat better and exercise more.
Although you can never sufficiently thank Legion members who have not only volunteered years upon years of service but also served in executive positions, Arne and Elaine LaValley decided to formally acknowledge such an accomplishment at the October 5, 2020 meeting. The recipients received a coffee cup that was designed with the Legion Logo and inscribed
with “Thank You to a Long Time Legion Member and Volunteer” and a “Certificate of Volunteer Appreciation”. The years of dedicated service range from 35 to 50 years. It was a complete surprise for Bruce, Larry and Donna which made the event even more memorable.
Is food a passion for you? Do you enjoy preparing meals? Have you been waiting to try a new adventure with food preparation for the public?
Thanks to Covid-19 Emergency Community Support Fund along with the United Way Alberta Northwest who is administering these funds, we are excited to announce that Pam Rintoul is the new part-time program coordinator for the Bezanson Ag Society at Bezanson’s Knelsen Centre.
“Bezanson is not a sub-division. It is a townsite. It is beautifully situated at about one hundred and twenty feet above the river of which it commands a magnificent view…..we intend to carry out the wide streets for streetcars every four blocks in the business section.” From “Looking Ahead in the Peace River County by A.M. Bezanson.
Overview: Bezanson Ag Society is hiring a part-time Recreational Program Coordinator to plan and facilitate weekly recreational opportunities for seniors, people with disabilities and parents/grandparents with non-school age children looking for an outlet of fun, recreation, and socialization.
Another school year has started, and, while each year has its own unique challenges, this year is particularly challenging with the addition of COVID-19 protocols. Bezanson School Principal, Elizabeth Linfield, is definitely up to the challenge of guiding the students and teachers through this school year.
Darrell Wiens didn’t begin his journey out in Bezanson. Prior to moving onto the land that his father had purchased in 1976, Darrell worked and lived in Laos.