Did you know there is royalty in Bezanson? Rodeo royalty, but royalty nonetheless. Megan Pettyjohn is the 2019 Miss Teepee Creek Rodeo Queen, but is also just an ordinary teenager, struggling to deal with daily life in a world seemingly gone crazy.
“Music ready? Speakers out? “Who can sparkle bums?” What colour gear are we wearing today? Blue.” “Who needs help tacking up?” “Everyone ready? Mount up!”
There is an amazing family living in our community, like so many others. Julie and Josh Budgell have been in the area for about the last 10 years. Julie moved from Vancouver while Josh came from Ontario. Julie admits she prefers the snow and sunshine over rain any day. They have two children, Blair who is 8 and they are the guardians for Megan Pettyjohn, Miss Teepee Creek Rodeo. Julie loves the area and her daughter, Blair does too. Blair loves going to Bezanson School while Megan finished her schooling at Peace Wapitti Academy. One of the many things Julie is involved in is the Grande Prairie 4-H Multi club where she is the horse leader and Megan is the Assistant General Leader.
Alberta Transportation hereby gives notice that a submission has been added to the Common Project Search (online registry) pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act described herein and its description.
Pursuant to paragraph 4.1 and 9.1 of the said Act, Alberta Transportation has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the on-line Common Project Search Registry (http://cps.canada.ca/) and under registry number 3189, a description of the following work: rehabilitation of the Highway 43 bridge (BF73275E) across the Smoky River in NE 17-72-2 W6M.
Posted at Bezanson, Alberta this 26 day of March, 2021.
Tyler Wilson, Alberta Transportation
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.
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.