Celebrating 30 Years!
January 11, 1990! Official date of formation for Beaumont & District Agricultural Society (BADAS). The Certificate of Organization lists 90 area residents that applied to Associate Minister of Agriculture Shirley McClellan for ag society status under The Agricultural Societies Act. The ‘90’ will always be known as the Charter Members of BADAS.
Early on, BADAS supported the BRAC facility in Beaumont, started Town & Country Daze with a horse show and parade, and helped support local youth groups and the library. In 1996, BADAS obtained provincial funding to help build the Beaumont Firehall, in return for office space and use of the Training Room for monthly meetings. In 2000, BADAS purchased a 71-acre parcel at the west edge of Beaumont where it began developing equine and gardening facilities. The mortgage on this Fairground parcel was retired in 2011. In 2009, the Beaumont Cross-Country Course, designed and built over the previous 3 years by Friends of Alberta North Region Pony Clubs, was turned over to BADAS. The
community gardens, started in 2003 and named the Gerry Patsula Community Gardens in 2009, has grown to nearly 100 plots.
Many events have been hosted at the Fairground since about 2003. The list includes Beaumont Open Horse Show, Beaumont Horse Trials, Beaumont Clinic/Derby, Wild Pink Yonder, and the Klondike Classic. In recent years, Rural Roots Fair and the RCMP Musical Ride were added. Come join us on January 11, 2020, for the 30th Anniversary Gala & AGM.
In this issue
- BADAS – 30th Anniversary Celebration
- AGM & Gala Announcement
- Development Committee
- 2 Finance Committee
- Operations Committee
- Membership & Promotions Committee
- 3 Last Year’s Board of Directors
- Report on RCMP Musical Ride
- Major Events Coming in 2020
- Gerry Patsula Community Gardens (GPCG) News
- Clearwater Valley Pony Club (CVPC) – 2019
- 4 Treasurer’s Report & Budget
- 5 Membership Form
- 6 Anniversary Gala & AGM Announcement Poster