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:  maxnjimr@gmail.com

Only successful candidates will be contacted.


Youth Soccer & Slo-Pitch Registration

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

Registration Form



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

Registration Form



These are volunteer run programs


Coaches/Asst Coaches/Set up and take down

For more information call Pam Rintoul 780-933-0964

10 Questions with Erika Backmeyer

1. What brought you and your family to Bezanson?
“My husband always wanted to move back to the family farm and when we decided to start a family we did just that.”

2. How long have you lived in the community? “Since 2010”

3. Are you involved in any organizations in the community? If so, which ones? “I am involved in the Bezanson Agricultural Society and have started a local Alberta Junior Forest Wardens club (Bezanson Brown Bears)”

4. What is your favourite part about this small community? “It’s a great place to raise kids -lots of activities for youth and families.”

5. What is your best/favourite memory from a Bezanson event? “The ladies Bonspiels are my favourite -they are always a great time with a great group of women.”

6. What are your interests and hobbies? “Camping, Yoga, and beekeeping 🙂 I also love the ocean and visit as often as I can. I’ve just got back into cross country skiing and have been really enjoying it.

7. What are some of your family’s favourite activities? “We like to go outside for camping or hiking, go to a museum or art gallery, and travel to new places. We enjoy listening to music, board games, and family dance parties :)”

8. It is a typical Saturday, what are you up to? “Outside for a walk or ski -doing our chores -enjoying family time.”

9. Where is your favourite restaurant? “I like ethnic food so enjoy the Thai, Greek, or Vietnamese restaurants in GP.”

10. What would you like to see in this community in 5 years time?

“I’d enjoy a satellite library and a wellness centre that would see some Alberta health service available in Bezanson.”


Assembled by Ally Pilgrim

April Showers …

At this point, I am most sincerely hoping for some April showers to bring May flowers, though it feels almost entirely impossible.

We have yet another month that is going to be packed full! We are excited to have Missoula Children’s Theatre here this week working with our students to present Beauty Lou and the Country Beast! Auditions were off to a start this morning, and students who were asked to be a part of the play were given their roles today. Students who will be playing parts in the play have been given a pink sheet – please review it carefully and let us know ASAP if there is any reason your child will not be able to take part!

Our Grade 4/5 students will be providing cookies for our Cookie Sale on April 19. Cookies sell for $0.50 and up.

Bezanson’s Got Talent is planned for April 24. Watch for more details on this as it may look different this year than it has in the past!

Grade 9 students can join their parents at work on April 25 for “Take Your Kid to Work Day,” and some Grade 9 students will be writing the DELF exam on April 26. Junior High students will also be headed to Badminton Districts for the afternoon on April 26 (they won’t be returning to the school until about 5:30, so please arrange for pickup of them that day. More details will go home later this month).

Our Pizza Day this month is April 26. Order forms will go home April 17 and are due by 9:00am April 24. All proceeds of our Pizza sales goes towards sponsoring our sports teams.

And to end off the month, we say “Bon Voyage!” to our Grade 9 students on April 30 as they head to Quebec for the week!!

Bezanson Ag Society 2018 NHL Playoff Hockey Pool



1. E-TRANSFER PAYMENTS: Your entry can be paid by cheque (payable to Bezanson Ag Society), cash, or an e-transfer payment sent to hockeypool@discoverbezanson.ca Payment must be received by Wednesday, April 11/2018 at 5:00 pm MDT or the entry will void and can be deleted.

2. EARLY ENTRY: Staff at HockeyDraft.ca advise that as soon as they have released their 2018 “Playoff Box Sheet” we can begin taking entries! They anticipate that likely there would be no necessary changes to the box sheet, if so, possibly one or two unexpected players making it in. If this is the case they will automatically replace those players you may have choose that are now out with players that are in. So watch for the release of entry forms, SOON!

ENTRY FORMS: The Box Entry sheets will be compiled with eligible players by hockeydraft.ca ASAP, we will let you know as soon as they are made available for pickup from the following:

  • Bezanson Store
  • Audrey Hewings
  • Margaret Moon & Terry Moon
  • Janet Sarmaga @ Fenton’s Greenhouses
  • Terry Heasler @ TH Machining, 8839 – 110 A St, Grande Prairie
  • Carolyn Pilgrim @ GPRC
  • Jake Wasylchew & Laura Wasylchew
  • Don McNally (780-831-4315) or Donna McNally (780-296-0497)
  • Connie Stewart

ELIGIBLE ENTRIES: To be eligible entries are: to be sold in Alberta, entrants must be 18 years of age or older, all entries must be made on the pre-numbered box sheet with all requested information complete and must be received along with full payment by 5:00 pm on Thursday, April 11/2018 either at Bezanson Store or back to the person you received your entry form from. You can enter more than once but each entry must have a unique name attached to it.

PRIZES: Thanks to our wonderful sponsors, prizes will be determined by hockeydraft.ca with points earned on your box sheet, (any ties will be broken by : 1st: Goals for tied teams 2nd: Goalie points for ted teams 3rd: Split the pot) and awarded as follows: 1st – $400 (sponsored by BEZANSON STORE), 2nd – $250 (sponsored by FENTON’S GREENHOUSES, 3rd – $150 sponsored by TH Machining

Funds raised will be put towards the Old Bezanson Townsite for continued historical preservation and improvements.

Thank you for your support!


Summer Student Wanted

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

Send resume with cover letter, references and experience to admin@bezansonagsociety.ca

Deadline: May 25, 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 is July 3 – August 28, 2018 for 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.