About the Beaumont and District Agricultural Society (BADAS)
What is an Agricultural Society and Who is BADAS?
The Beaumont and District Agricultural Society (BADAS) is a 'not-for-profit organization' registered under provincial legislation - the Agricultural Societies Act of Alberta. Agricultural Societies help in the development of the communities in which their members live and work. For more information on the 295 Agricultural Societies in Alberta, click here.
What is the Vision and Mission of BADAS?
Our Vision is to strengthen rural roots on the urban fringe of Alberta's Capital Region. From this perspective, our Mission is to support and enhance the quality of life for residents of the Town of Beaumont, Leduc County, and surrounding communities through the advancement of agricultural, recreational, and cultural opportunities.
What are the Values of BADAS?
BADAS Members value: supporting and nurturing volunteerism; being responsive to community needs; fostering cooperative work amongst unique, diverse individuals; and, promoting the values of rural and agricultural communities. If that sounds like you, please share your energy with us!
BADAS even has Goals, too!
The four goals of BADAS are: to effectively and efficiently manage our organization; to nurture volunteers through comaraderie, accomplishment and fun; to promote diverse cultural, recreational and agricultural opportunities; and, maintain and improve facilities.
Where is BADAS located in Alberta's Capital Region? We aren't able to get on Google Maps so please review the following information before you head over!
BADAS is heading for 30 years - thanks to the 150 Members that join us each year!
The Society was formed in January, 1990. It has been a proud and very active supporter of the development of communities in our District ever since. There are usually between 150 and 200 members each year. They live in urban and rural areas like Beaumont, east/central Leduc County, Edmonton and surrounding communities within Alberta's Capital Region.
When and where does the BADAS Board of Directors hold their monthly meeting?
All Board meetings are open to the public. They are normally held on the first Monday of each month commencing at 7:30 P.M. at the Community Protective Services Building in downtown Beaumont from September to June, inclusive.
Something near and dear to the BADAS Board - financial support for opportunities to develop leadership skills!
In 2005, your Board began a program to sponsor young individuals and youth groups seeking to participate in sanctioned leadership development opportunities. After all, these young people will shortly be the decision makers in our world so let's support them now! Since that time, your Board has provided nearly $10,000 to groups such as the Beaumont Air Cadets, Looma Lights 4-H Light Horse Club, Clearwater Valley Pony Club, Beaumont Community Youth Centre (now the Centre Chantal Bérubé Community Youth Centre) and Alberta North Region Pony Clubs along with 13 deserving young people. Applicants have participated in events at local, district, regional, provincial, national and international venues. What a future we have with such dedicated, motivated and talented people in our District, eh? Visit our Promotional Opportunities page for our request form and further information.
Draft Minutes from Last Board Meeting
Our Premise Identification Number (PID) is AA0275X27