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Completed - BADAS Celebrates our Volunteers each year with a catered meal and featured speaker - Read on to learn more about the 2018 Party!

Each year, volunteers with BADAS and groups that use the Fairground donate THOUSANDS of hours to help deliver quality agricultural, recreational and cultural events.

BADAS thanks these Members and Friends with a catered supper at our Annual General Meeting. It's a small gesture for a big contribution to making life better in Beaumont and District.

BADAS will host this event on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Looma Hall is located just off of Highway 21 in the Hamlet of Looma. It is 10 minutes south of Sherwood Park and 10 minutes east of Beaumont in Leduc County.

Come on out with your family, have a bite to eat with us and thank these fine folks yourself - you won't meet nicer people!

BADAS & Friends present the 3rd Annual Rural Roots Fair (RRF 2018) - Saturday, August 25 and Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Read all about the RRF 2017!

Designed with families in mind, the Rural Roots Fair is a free, fun event for every age group! Here is the link to more information: https://beaumontagsociety.wixsite.com/ruralroot.

You can also learn more about the event from our Invitation posted under Additional Information to the left of this screen.

Located at the Beaumont Ag Society Fairgrounds, this event is only 10 minutes south of Edmonton, and 2 minutes West of Beaumont. There is no charge for admission or parking so hopefully everyone thanks our sponsors who give generously to this event! f you have any questions after having a look at the RRF webpage, just email us!


How did the event go in 2017? The 2nd annual RRF was much larger than the first. Nearly 1,900 visitors were logged into the Fairground over the 2 days. In addition, roughly 25-35 of a total volunteer force numbering about 50-55 were on the grounds at any time. Add exhibitors, clinicians, judges, ride operators and support staff, food service staff, competitors and followers, and clinic participants, total numbers easily swelled to over 2,000 for the weekend. Highlights of the event were the Breed Battle, Farrier Competition, and several demonstrations including agility dogs!

Did we mention it was free for your family?

Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade on Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Entry form posted under Additional Information

We are a not-for-profit society that operates the Fairground and our programs through fund-raising events and fees for service. The more successful the former, the lower the latter! Each year, we hold three fund-raising events and a community service event (the Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade) that require volunteers. Read on to find out how you can meet amazing people, learn new skills and experience a diversity of agricultural, cultural and recreational events for free!

BADAS will be requesting your help for the Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade, Saturday June 16.  This is a fun event for volunteers and no experience is necessary.

Here's how it will work in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp.com: http://signup.com/go/CdFKSDN

2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3. Sign up!  It's Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact our General Manager, Bruce Walker, at adm@beaumontagsociety.com.

Thank your for taking the time to consider this upcoming request!

COMPLETED! Beaumont Clinic and Derby - May 19 and 20, 2018 - Thank you to all the Volunteers. Derby Results posted under Additional Information.

This event has been completed - here's the backstory if you're thinking of registering in 2019.

BADAS and Clearwater Valley Pony Club have put out a call for volunteers to help host this event. That information is below under 2018 BADAS Active Volunteer Request.

If you are interested in participating in the Beaumont Clinic and/or Derby, all the information you need can be found under Additional Information. Enjoy hanging with fine people while you learn new things with and about your best friend!

2018 BADAS SECOND Active Volunteer Request - Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade and Overflow RV Parking - June 15 to 17

Here's our Second Active Volunteer Request for this summer. The Request covers 2 activities during Beaumont Town & Country (T&C) Daze Weekend. One activity is a community service (hosting the annual Parade) and the second activity is a new fundraiser for BADAS that will directly help the Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival and other events during the T&C Daze Weekend. Please read GM Bruce's message, below and donate a couple of your valuable volunteer hours to BADAS, much appreciated!

The first – Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade – has to go on. The date is Saturday, June 16; time is from about 7:30 AM to 1:00-1:30 PM depending on the volunteer ‘job’. We still need lots of volunteer help for the parade.
Go to this SignUp.com link – http://signup.com/go/gngVwcv – to sign up for a Parade volunteer spot.

The second - a potential fundraiser that came to the Ag Society Board at the ‘10th hour’. We were asked by Beaumont Blues & Roots Festival organizers if we could provide overflow RV parking for patrons coming for the Festival and T&C Daze Weekend. If you are available to help out with any of the RV Parking assignments, please click on http://signup.com/go/vcFBNJB.

Completed! Friends of BADAS - 2018 Beaumont Horse Trials - June 2 and 3rd

The Clearwater Valley Pony Club (CVPC) has booked the BADAS Fairground for this major equine event. CVPC is hosting the Beaumont Horse Trials which is commonly seen as an equestrian triathlon, in that it combines different disciplines – dressage, cross country and show-jumping into one competition. For more information, please visit their website.

Friends of BADAS - 2018 Beaumont Town & Country Daze is June 15 to 17!

Visit our friends at the Town of Beaumont to find out more details of the biggest event of the year for our District!

NEW - Agricultural Societies secure long-term funding beginning in 2018!

As noted on our About Us page, 'What is an Agricultural Society' tab, we are a not-for-profit society registered under provincial legislation. Until this year, the annual operating grant from the Provincal Government was subject to uncertainty as to amount and timing. Cut and paste the following link to read more about this important new development announced by the Alberta Government: https://www.producer.com/2018/03/alberta-ag-societies-receive-long-term-funding/

What events were held at the Fairground in 2017? Want to host your event there in 2018?

Major events held at the Fairground in 2017 were: Beaumont Derby (May 14) preceded by cross-country and stadium-jumping clinics (May 13); AHTA Clinic (May 26-27); Beaumont Horse Trials (June 3-4; see report on page 3); ANR Pony Club Tetrathlon (June 25); Klondike Carriage Classic (August 13-14); Rural Roots Fair (RRF, August 26-27); Dynamo Dog Sports Agility Trials (September 1-4); AMHYC Charity Horse Show (September 9); and CVPC Testing Day (September 10).

Want to add your event to the list in 2018? Have a look under the 'Here's how to book facilities at the Fairground' tab, above.

Distribution of casino funds between urban & rural groups - It was wrong in 2009, and it's getting 'wronger' each passing year without action to correct this inequity

BADAS participated in the consultation process on charitable gaming conducted by the MLA Committee appointed by the Honourable Solicitor General. We attended the regional meetings conducted by the Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission on behalf of the MLA Committee at Edmonton and provided a written submission (under Additional Information). In one sentence - there is a HUGE inequity in the distribution of casino funds depending on where your group is located. In our case, we provide facilities and services to both urban and rural Albertans across Alberta's Capital Region but only receive less than $20,000 whereas urban groups receive more than $75,000 per casino. Before you leave this page, email us with your group's story (we know we're not alone on this one!) and it will be forwarded to our MLA for action.

   
 
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