Ag Society News

10 Questions With Shyla Fells

Shyla Fells is a new member to our Ag Society and a long time member of our community. She is the new Administrative Assistant for the Bezanson Ag Society. She handles all inquiries and bookings of the facilities as well as the promotion of upcoming events. Both of her boys went to qualifiers for the NFR, her oldest Tyson qualified and made it to Vegas but did not place. Since then they’ve been training to get back to Vegas. And here are a couple questions to get to know Shyla.

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Job Posting – Facility Coordinator Position

Bezanson Agricultural Society is taking resumes for a part-time Facility
Coordinator. This is a contract position beginning in April – September
for a maximum of 10 hours per week. Position is dependent on facility
bookings and will include evening and weekend hours. Please send a resume including a cover letter to
admin@bezansonagsociety.ca. Deadline to apply is March 31, 2019.

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Come support the community at the Golden Leaf this Saturday

Get your flapper dresses ready gals and mark your calendars for November 24th. Join us next Saturday at the 8th annual Golden Leaf Dine and Dance, the Roaring 20’s Golden Leaf Dine & Dance with Corinne’s Catering!

Tickets are being sold at  Bezanson General Store, $60 each. Over $3500 in cash prizes!

The 2018 Golden Leaf Dine & Dance is a themed 1920’s event scheduled November 24, 2018 in the newly completed Knelsen Centre. If you have ever attended our Golden Leaf Events you know that they are fun filled nights with lots of opportunities to win cash and dance the night away while supporting the efforts of two community organizations; the Bezanson Agricultural Society and the West Smoky Legion #244.

Come join the community to have a fun filled eventful evening! There will be silent & live auctions with many great items, games, fun food with Corinne’s Catering and dancing with Night Ryders. Thank you to all the sponsors who have already sponsored this event, there are still more sponsorship opportunities available, contact Katherine Cissell for more details. 780-832-8033.

Bezanson Halloween Party 2018

This last Friday at the community hall there was a Halloween party hosted by the Bezanson Agricultural Society. The Ag Society has been putting on this event for almost 20 years. It is always a good time they have many fun things set up for kids and families. The dance started at 6 o’clock and it went until around 10 o’clock.

There was so many different fun things for kids to do. There was snacks available for everybody, and cookie decorating for the kids.

There was loco motion dancing as well as so many different types of dancing and fun. Some of the different activities included a photo booth, target hitting and a ring toss station as well as bowling.

There was also some bowling, as well as the mummy wrap and there was a spot dancing. Spot dancing is where there are numbers on the ground (the spot) and you dance until the music stops and you must find a spot, it is the same concept as musical chairs. The mummy wrap was very successful so many people wrapped their moms, their kids and friends too. Of corpse it was a good time 😉

Here are some of our local volleyball players wrapping a player up. (Left to right Laurel van der Giessen, Taneisha Humbke, Mia Wilson, Danika Cadieux)

Written By: Netisha Zacharias

Grand Opening

This past Saturday, October 13th, our wonderful community held the Grand Opening of our brand new Knelsen Center. It was a great turn out for the community. Many people from around the community showed up which was great, as it showed how supportive and great our community and surrounding area is. This past weekend there were lots of tables set up for our dinner with plenty of room for dancing and food tables. With this being the first formal event it was a great success and shows how many more events are going to happen in the future. Supper was done by Corinne’s Catering which was once again amazing food and the buffalo was donated by the Binns family. Prayer was led by Jeff Warkentin, and tables were called up and the eager hungry guests couldn’t wait for their food.

There was many special guests in attendance. MP Chris Warkentin, Minister Margaret McQuaig- Boyd, MLA Todd Loewen, Reeve Leanne Beaupre, Deputy Reeve Ross Sutherland, Councillor of Division 1, Harold Bulford and Councillor Tom Burton (M.D. of Greenview).  After supper was finished they began their speeches which were by Chris Warkentin, Todd Loewen, Minister McCuaig Loyd, Reeve Leanne Beaupre, Building Project Chair Rick Friesen, and Capital Campaign Manager Laura LaValley. We thank everyone who came out and supported our community.

It is with great anticipation and excitement that the Bezanson Agricultural Society is announcing the Grand Opening to their recently completed project – the new Bezanson Regional Community Cultural Centre which is officially known as the Knelsen Centre!

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In our new centre there are two fixed basketball nets and two portable ones, hockey equipment, pickleball equipment, dodgeball and volleyball equipment. Many people in our community will enjoy all of these new activities available to us. There are men and women’s washrooms with change rooms and showers for each. There are two offices and a reception area in the lobby along with a donor wall, historical wall, and a tv for displaying community news and events. The new centre also has a new accessibility lift, this allows access for all abilities to go between the existing Memorial Hall as well as the Knelsen Centre. Many thanks are given to the Rotary Club of Grande Prairie and the West Smoky Legion #244 for their $19,000 contribution which fully funded this important piece for our community.

A few words from young members of our community.

“It’s good the food was really good the music is nice this is really great, it’s cool seeing it put all together and done because I’ve been watching it be put together, seeing how big and it’s really great to see, especially with such a big turn out it’s really great for our community and proves how great we are”- Eden Hatch.

“I think it’s kinda surprising to have such a great centre like this is a small town. I feel like we are setting a good example to other small towns” -Sierra LaValley.

“I am so happy to live in Bezanson and be apart of the community. I am definitely looking forward to the future events in this new facility and playing sports in such a great building” -Laurel Van der Giessen.



Written by Netisha Zacharias