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BADAS Annual General Meeting with Gobeil Heritage Barn Update and Catered Dinner - Saturday, January 6, 2018, 6 PM in Looma Hall, Leduc County!

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 2nd Annual Rural Roots Fair - Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 2017 - Completed!

Designed with families in mind, the Rural Roots Fair was a free, fun event for every age group!

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

The Rural Roots Fair is focused on promoting outdoor sports and agricultural activities within Alberta’s Capital Region. Running both Saturday and Sunday, we will be featuring a large Kids Area, complete with free crafts, face painting and games, a Community Booths area showcasing many local and regional outdoor as well as agricultural groups, along with presentations and demonstrations from the other major projects of BADAS. Highlighted projects will include the Gerry Patsula Community Gardens, the Gobeil Heritage Barn Project, and dog agility and obedience! 

For those interested in equine events, the Rural Roots Fair had you covered. Demonstrations and clinics on diverse equestrian disciplines and activities were completed along with horse-related kids games, and many opportunities to interact with these beautiful animals. Also new was the BADAS Breed Battle; a 5 discipline event that showcased the many breeds of horse in Alberta - putting them in competition to see which breed was the most athletic, trainable and versatile!

Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade on Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Completed!

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 is requesting your help for the Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade, Saturday June 17.  This is a fun event for volunteers and nNo experience is necessary.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to see our SignUp on

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

Note: 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

Thank your for taking the time to consider this request!

NEW - May 19 and 20, 2018 Beaumont Clinic and Derby - Register Now!
BADAS and Clearwater Valley Pony Club will be putting out a call for volunteers for helping host this event. It's an important fundraiser for future fairground development!

Here's how to book facilities at the Fairground

Have a look at our booking procedure under Additional Information. Yup, it's that easy :)

We appreciate your interest and patronage!

Friends of BADAS - 2017 Beaumont Horse Trials - Completed!

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 - 2017 Beaumont Town & Country Daze is June 16 to 18 - Completed!

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

NEW - Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade (Sat., June 16, 2018) Entry Form

BADAS hosts the annual parade around the Ring Road in Beaumont, a favorite event of Town residents and visitors of all ages. To ensure a success, entries are received by filling out the Parade Entry Form under Additional Information. Just follow the instructions to send to BADAS.

Thanks to more than 30 people who volunteered to help BADAS marshal the Parade in 2016. You are special people. BADAS General Manager Bruce advises that we had the largest number of floats in our quarter century (geez, time flies) of hosting the event - more than 60 entries.

Here's the route in 2017: it starts at 50 Ave (down the hill or west from the new CCBCC) and 57 St (Ring Road west). It heads north from that intersection at 11 AM, taking about an hour and half to complete a full tour of the Ring Road. Kinda hard to predict when it'll be at any specific location so bring lawn chairs, sunscreen and a loaded water gun for the Fire Department!

Friends of BADAS - 2017 Klondike Carriage Classic - August 12 and 13 - Completed!

The Klondike Chapter of the Alberta Carriage Drivers Association has booked the Fairground for a fun weekend of carriage driving. If you haven't seen them in action, come on out! More information is available from: Dale Bolen, 587-336-1224,

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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