Lester and Stella Nellis, originally from West Duluth, Minnesota, arrived in the Bezanson area in 1916. The second youngest in the family, Harry, enlisted in the Army and while stationed in England, met and later married Grace Taylor. After Harry was discharged on demobilization, the young couple settled on a farm in Bezanson where they raised a family of three sons; Leslie, Lawrence (born on July 1, 1950) and Edward.
On July 27th, 2019, the Expose Me Art Gallery opened its doors. The store, which is owned by Bezanson locals, is a consignment outlet for Artists, Makers and Crafters.
There was a new spark of interest in Leah Binn’s eyes. After 15 years of being a dental assistant, she decided that it was time for a change. That lead her off to GPRC to fulfill her dreams.
What brought you and your family to Bezanson?
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.”
Bezanson School and Peace Wapiti Academy alumni Emma Doris has recently been given the 2019-2020 GPRC Students Association VP Social position. Emma has recently completed her second year at the Grande Prairie Regional College. In her third year, this job will entail Doris to handle multiple things, such as, “planning events (including the parties), ‘Brain Break’ weeks, orientation activities and more!” Doris says it will also include, “club coordination, running the website and social media, marketing SA events, and working with the rest of the Student’s association to advocate for our students.”
Sidney Webb, grandson of Sidney James Webb, spent a very enjoyable afternoon on June 23, 2019 viewing the site of his grandfather’s house and barn at the Bezanson Townsite and also viewed the homestead land (SW of 28-71-2-W6) and the fraction purchase land (SE 28-71-2-W6) of Sidney Sr.
Corinne is a well known name around our community. She’s at many of our events feeding us her delicious meals. Corinne runs her own local business, Corinne’s Catering. She’s been around the community for a long time volunteering for the school, cooking for the students at Bezanson School, booster club and she does so much for our community.
1. What brought you and your family to Bezanson?
My family is from around here originally. So it’s home to me even though we have moved around a lot. I was even born in Grande Cache, but we always came back here.
2. How long have you lived in the community and what do you think your role is in the community?
I lived here probably 20ish of my 45 years and stayed here the last 14 or 15 years. I think this is a great place to raise a family. The community and the school has a quality you just can’t beat!
3. Are you involved in any organizations in the community? If so, which ones?
I try to be a part of as much as I can. I attend the school advisory council meetings, I catch the odd booster club meeting when I can. I like to do my part wherever I can. It’s important to me to help out wherever I can.
4. How long have you been Catering?
About 11-12 years, I started out in rig camps, did that for 11 years then went on my own.
5. What are your interests and hobbies? What are
some of your family’s favourite activities?
I love hanging out with friends and family, playing cards, golf, and watching movies, and watching my kids play sports.
6. What is your favourite part about this small
I love how we come together through the good times and bad, and work together to achieve a common goal.
7. What are some of your family’s favourite activities?
We like a good mudding trip on a rainy day with the side by side roasting hotdogs on the trail. A good poker rally don’t hurt either lol.
8. Where is your favourite restaurant?
It’s hard to pick obviously, cause I love food. In Mexico I love Carlos and Charlies, and Olive Garden. There is always something good about it whenever we go.
9. Typical Friday evening what are you up to?
Typical Friday….Always seems like I am getting ready for a catering job on Saturday. But if not I like to do something with my kids and hubby to celebrate the weekend. Dinner, Movies, Drinks with friends.
10.What would you like to see in this community in 5 years time?
Of course see our community center completed, but I would really like to see our adults come together more. Maybe meeting at the ball diamonds for a slow pitch game, taking better advantage of our center and playing sports more regularly.
Bezanson Ag Society looking for Financial Administrator for 8 -10 hours a week with the potential to grow as the organization grows.
- Have good working knowledge of Quickbooks Desktop. Experience with Jobs/Classes an asset.
- Good working knowledge of computers.
- Be able to complete all financial administration tasks including; accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, T4s, ROEs, payroll remittances, bank reconciliation, GST, WCB reporting.
- Experience with not-for-profit organization an asset, but not required.
- Government Correspondence
- Monthly Financial Reporting & Analysis
- Operational Budget & Planning
- Fiscal year end preparation
- Experience with Perfect Mind an asset, but not required.
- Candidate must be able to work as a team.
Now taking applications. Position start date for September 1 or sooner for suitable applicant. Only those considered for the position will be contacted.
Position is in Bezanson, 1-2 days a week. Wage is dependent on experience.
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In January 2016, Liz Richard decided to make a post in the Bezanson Community page, with the intention of meeting new people and making new friends. She had already lived in this town for 9 years but felt she didn’t know many people so she thought she would see if there was any interest in knitting. “I love to knit and hoped that there were others that shared the same love,”