Bezanson Agricultural Society
ASSOCIATIONS & NOT FOR PROFIT
Bezanson Agricultural Society is an organization dedicated to enriching the community through the encouragement of community spirit and well-being by providing facilities and recreational, educational, agricultural programs and community events and activities within the regional area.
The Bezanson Agricultural Society caters to local and regional organizations and hosts events, develops projects, and provides essential community initiatives, as well as being available as a rental facility. The Bezanson Community Centre hosts fitness classes, pickleball, children and youth slo-pitch and soccer programs, sports clinics and camps, dances, Bezanson Markets, seasonal events a well as providing an outdoor riding arena and ball diamond. The Centre is an outreach to the community and works with local groups to encourage social and family interaction within this rural area.
The Bezanson Hall and the Curling Club amalgamated as the Bezanson Agricultural Society and was incorporated in 1981. It is a non-profit society registered under the Alberta Agricultural Societies Act.
The first hall was built in 1923 and burnt down in 1949. The existing Memorial Hall was built in 1949, with an addition of a dining hall and commercial kitchen added in 1990 and renovated in 2016. Recently, the Community Centre was built onto the Memorial Hall and opened to the public in September 2018.
Bezanson Ag Society owns and operates several of Bezanson’s finest facilities. Bezanson’s Knelsen Community Centre includes the Bezanson Memorial Hall and the multi-purpose Buffalo Gravel Gym which houses a full-regulation size gymnasium which can accommodate college sports, recreational activities including leagues and tournaments, weddings, memorials, fundraisers, concerts, and events. It also houses a commercial kitchen which is the home to the Freezin’ Hub, an enterprise which creates frozen meals that are marketed at several regional vendors. The capacity of the Gymnasium is 662 people. The Memorial Hall’s capacity of 300 allows meetings, weddings, fitness and well-being activities, events as well as houses a commercial kitchen.
The beautiful grounds offer a gazebo, and includes an outdoor horse-riding arena, a ball diamond located in the hamlet of Bezanson as well as room for camping for patrons of the facilities.
Whether you are looking for a rental facility for a family reunion, a wedding, memorial, sports, recreational or fitness opportunities, Bezanson’s Knelsen Community Centre has the room availability and experience to accommodate any type of event.
To find out more about the Bezanson Agricultural Society, facility availability and rentals, or what the community of Bezanson has to offer, visit our Facebook page or our community webpage, discoverbezanson.ca. Contact us at 780-538-3544 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.