By Wanda Zenner

Many of us have experienced the breathtaking views at the Bezanson Townsite but how many of us are aware of the multitude of wild flowers that are visible as well. The area has become heavily treed with Trembling Aspens and a few Paper Birch however if you are there at “blooming time” you would be able to see patches of color interspersed throughout the entire area.

The booklet lists 20 of the flowers identified along with a description of each and is available for sale from the Bezanson Townsite Committee.









































Bezanson Ag Society

Bezanson Ag Society

Bezanson Agricultural Society is hiring for a Summer Event Coordinator Position:

Send resume with cover letter, references and experience to

Deadline: May 18, 2018

Duties include:
Planning, facilitating & coordinating Farm Safety Event.
Planning, facilitating & implementing summer camp programs for children & youth.
Planning & organizing sports clinics.
Organize & update event information, document & reports.
Administrative duties pertaining to programs & events.
Administration duties will include creating, organizing and updating event information, documents and reports, the design of events and safety documents. Other administrative duties as pertaining to office, programs, events, promotion and marketing

Qualifications include:

  • Computer skills (Microsoft) and organizational skills.
  • Previous experience working with children;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to plan and organize appropriate daily activities
  • Ability to ensure all work related information is kept confidential
  • Criminal Record check mandatory.

The term of this position begins June 18 for 8 weeks (30 hours per week for a total of 240 hours)

Applicants must be between the ages of 15 – 30 and be registered as a full-time student for September.


Noon to 4 pm

Saturday May 5 dawned warm and sunny; a perfect backdrop for the first day that the Church was officially open to the public. After a thorough cleaning, the little building shone and eagerly awaited for guests to arrive.

Anna Ladwig has generously volunteered to host the days that the Church will be open and looks forward to sharing her knowledge not only of the Church and Cemetery but also of the Glen Leslie District.

Although there were not as many guests as hoped for, it is still early in the spring and hopefully there will be more who will want to have a leisurely look at the little building. The original organ will now be permanently located at the Church and Anna played wonderful renditions of some of her favorite songs.

As well, there are permanent displays including pictures of all the teachers who taught when the Church was utilized as the school house for the Somme School District along with biographies of the teachers including an extract from the diary of one of them. There is a wonderful picture of Thomas and Margaret Leslie for whom the Church is named after.

An album with various pictures of the Centennial Celebration along with a photo of Wanda Zenner and Harold Bulford (County Councillor) taken when the Glen Leslie Church Preservation Group received the Heritage Conservation Award from the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.


Mark your calendars everyone – come out and see the Provincial Historic Site known as the Glen Leslie Church and all the treasurers that are inside.

By Wanda Zenner

On the Home Stretch

Welcome, May! I am so happy to see the sun shining (at last!), and the snow piles disappeared very quickly in the warmth last week (also, at last!!). The days are getting so long, all the snow is off the garden, and the tulips in front of the school are going to start blooming any day now. I feel like I have run a months- long marathon and have emerged victorious on the other side of the finish line!

We hope you will be able to join us Wednesday, May 2, at the school from 5:00-7:00pm for our Family Games Night. We will be serving supper at 5:30pm, and would like to thank our Grade 5/6 students and their parents for providing cookies for dessert!! Please bring a favourite family board or card game to play in our gym/hallway, and enjoy the evening with your family; our teachers will take care of the cooking and cleaning up!

Our Grade 9 students return from Quebec on Saturday, May 5, and we can hardly wait to hear their stories and see the pictures of their adventure!

It is looking like there is a chance Track Meet could actually happen on May 11 (I

wouldn’t have guessed that a couple of weeks ago). Assuming the weather continues to cooperate, they will be headed to Grande Prairie that morning to represent our school at Legion Field for the day.

The SAC Meeting was rescheduled to May 14 at 7:00pm; please make an effort to be there! Babysitting will be provided for those that need it.

Author Marty Chan will be here May 15 for presentations for our Grades 1-6 students (Teepee Creek School will be coming to join us for the morning as well).

We are very excited to have the County of Grande Prairie here May 23-24 for the Bezanson Streetscape Project! They will be unveiling the winner of the Grade 4-7 Streetscape Contest and painting two designs on the pavement in Bezanson. Congratulations and good luck to the finalists: Kara Radomske, Hannah Wiens, Alandra Humbke, a collaborative work by Laurel van der Giessen/ Mackenzie Ewert/Hannah McRae, Taryn Cissell, and Katie Ewert.

Work Experience with is looking for PWA students with ties to the Bezanson area to write journalistic content through a work experience program. Students will provide a minimum of 15 articles over a period of 75 hours of service with the ability to earn up to 3 high school diploma credits.

Selected students will work directly with the DiscoverBezanson team to identify articles of interest for the community as well as the author. Potential assignment topics may include; Bezanson area history, current events, business and community organizations, community volunteers, local athletes, Bezanson (PWA) student profiles, etc.

Interested students should contact Katherine Cissell @ 780-832-8033 or for additional details.

Kleskun Hill Museum Summer Programming /Summer Maintenance Position

Do you have enthusiasm for history, weaving a good tale and talking to people from every walk of life? Are you creative, energetic, and looking for a unique summer position that you can return to next summer?  Does this sound like you? If so then you’re the person we want at the Kleskun Hill Museum.

When it comes to making local history fun and fascinating for visitors to the Kleskun Hill Museum, the Summer Programmer /Maintenance Person plays a pivotal role. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Opening & closing the Museum
  • Provide tours of the Historic Buildings
  • Work with Board to develop and deliver new programs
  • Provide information to visitors on Kleskun Hills very Unique History
  • Keep Heritage Buildings and grounds clean and inviting.
  • Accessioning, inventory, and data entry of Museum collection.
  • Accept donated items for the Boards review
  • Minor maintenance and painting in buildings as assigned by the board
  • Mowing trails
  • Aid in special events
  • Work with volunteers on building and artifacts
  • Aid in construction of exhibits

The Kleskun Hill Museum welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified Canadian students with a passion for history.   Superior communication skills, both written and presentation, is essential. The candidate must have a willingness to learn, to work independently and ideally, have experience creating and delivering public programs.  Due to the location of the Museum, the candidate must have a valid driver’s license or reliable transportation.

The position of Summer Programmer/ Summer Maintenance Person is a 16 week position, beginning on May 14 and ending on August 31, 2018. You will work a 5-day, 40-hour week, at $20.00 per hour, with a rotating schedule to allow for some weekends off.  This position will provide visitors with a memorable interpretive experience on the site during the 2018 summer season.

Please email your resume or inquiries to:

Only successful candidates will be contacted.