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.
The LaValley’s were early pioneers in the Beznason area having arrived from International Falls, USA in 1917. Dusty, born on May 30, 1981, is the 3rd child of Bernice and Grant LaValley of Bezanson. Dusty has two sisters; Laura and Amanda and one brother, Trevor. They lived on the family farm where they raised horses. The children all attended Bezanson Consolidated School followed by High School at Sexsmith. Most young boys, at one time or another, have dreamt about joining the rodeo and Dusty was no exception. By the age of 10, he decided he wanted to be a bareback bronc rider. At age 14, Dusty crawled on his first bucking horse and knew immediately that this was what he wanted to do for a career.
Daren, born on May 30, 1971 at Grande Prairie, is the oldest son of Wanda Zenner. He has two brothers, Craig and Barry.
The Bezanson Bog, the local cross-country race held at the Old Bezanson Townsite, has became a huge community event for the hamlet and surrounding areas over the past 9 years. Racers from all over, including Peace River, Tumbler Ridge, Grande Cache and Valleyview, all came to run the muddy trail and try to conquer Buffalo Hill (a steep climb alongside the fence on the north end, which was not used in some of the previous years). This event has become very popular, but for now, it will have to come to an end.
Three years ago, Erika Backmeyer was looking for something for her kids to be able to
attend and decided to attend a meeting in Grande Prairie about restarting the
Grande Prairie’s Junior Forest Warden club. Unfortunately, Erika was the only
one who showed up, so she decided to avoid the inconvenient driving that a
Grande Prairie club would entail. She decided to begin her own club in
Bezanson. She says, “I was a tree-planter
for many years, so the forestry part resonated with me, plus the camping and
hiking. It seemed like really great stuff to do with kids and other families!”
And so, the Bezanson Brown Bears Junior Forest Wardens began.
Local student athlete Carter LaValley who plays for the Peace Wapiti Titans is getting recognition for his football for his past 2018/2019 fall season. During his high school football season as a Titan, Carter had 285 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns in a total of 5 games.
Register now for 2018 Season!
Bezanson Community Youth Slo-Pitch
Mondays 6:30-7:30 Preschool/Kindergarten & Grade 1/2/3
Wednesdays 6:30-7:30 Grade 4/5/6 & Grade 7/8/9
Cost $10 per participant
Starting May 7&9 Weather Permitting
All at the Bezanson Ball Diamonds
Bezanson Community Soccer Program
Tuesdays/Thursdays 6:30-7:30 4 Years old to Grade 6
Cost $10 per participant
Starting May 8, 2018 Weather Permitting
Behind the Bezanson School
These are volunteer run programs
WE NEED YOU!!!!
Coaches/Asst Coaches/Set up and take down
For more information call Pam Rintoul 780-933-0964