Learn all about the history of the Bezanson Ag Society! Our current facilities include the operation and rental of two commercial kitchens, the Memorial Hall, and a regulation size gymnasium.
Due to low registration and beautiful summer weather, the Bingo & Trivia Family Night will be postponed.
The Bezanson Ag Society recently received Emergency Community Support Funding delivered by the Community Foundations of Canada along with the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta to hire a Connection Coordinator. This position is to help identify local needs and launch opportunities meeting the needs surfacing in this rural area.
The Ag Society welcomes Haley Friesen, this Bezanson born and raised university student, to this position. Haley is entering her third year of studies at Trinity Western University in Langley, BC this fall, working towards her Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. In the long term, Haley plans to go to medical school.
The Connection Coordinator position focuses on the community of Bezanson. The Bezanson Community Centre wants to meet the mental, physical, and social needs of community members, and Haley is the liaison for that connection. The sowing of positive connections will reap health and vitality and sustain individuals, families, and the community.
Haley’s favorite quote: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. (C.S. Lewis).
How many times have we all driven to Grande Prairie on Highway 43 and commented on the Wild Rose Elevation Rock? Many times I’m sure; however, how many know the background of the rock and who the talented individual is who had painted it?
If your ancestors lived in the Bezanson District once the area became settled, they more than likely picked blueberries at Brookbank’s Flat that was located close to the Smoky River near the homestead of A.M. Bezanson and in close proximity to the Bezanson Townsite.
During the late 1950’s and early 1960’s, potatoes were being grown commercially on a flat bordering the Smoky River near the homestead of Ancel Maynard Bezanson and not too far from the Bezanson Townsite.
In 2018, a local researcher embarked upon a project to mark the historical one-room school sites in the Bezanson District. The Kleskun Hill Museum Society applied for and received a Community Initiatives Program Grant administered by Alberta Culture and Tourism to fund the project and with the assistance of the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 to install the signs, all the sites were marked by October 2019.
Vivian Johnston was born on March 17, 1926 at Burdett, Alberta. She was the 3rd youngest in a family of nine children born to Ole and Ellen Nelson. Once Vivian graduated from High School, she decided to move to Grande Prairie and stay with her sister so that she could attend St. Joe’s Business College