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COMPLETED - BADAS Celebrates our Volunteers each year with a catered meal and featured speaker at our Annual General Meeting in January, 2019!

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 hosted this event on Saturday, January 5, 2019. 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.

About 40 Members and Guests came out with their family, had a wonderful bite to eat and learned more about the adventures coming in 2019.

BADAS & Friends will present the 4th Annual Rural Roots Fair (RRF 2019) - Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Read all about the RRF 2019!

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 RRF from our 2018 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 2018? Nearly 20 people donated 625 hours to planning this special regional event. And their donated time and talents paid off big time! The 3rd annual RRF, held August 25-26, was larger than both previous versions, despite inclement weather. Over 2,100 visitors were logged into the Fairground over the 2 days. In addition, roughly half of a total volunteer force numbering 50 community-minded folks were on the grounds at any one 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 2,300 for the weekend.

Planning is underway for RRF2019 so come and donate a few hours to an enjoyable and sucessful family event. How? Please visit in our Contact and Join Us page for contact information.

ACTIVE VOLUNTEER REQUEST - Beaumont Town & Country Daze Parade on Saturday, June 15, 2019! NOTE: Parade 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 is 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: https://signup.com/go/YbHROpb

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 visit our Contact and Join Us page for contact information.

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

COMPLETED! Beaumont Clinic and Derby - May 18 and 19, 2019 - Thank you to the Organizers, Participants and Volunteers!

If you are interested in participating in the Beaumont Clinic and/or Derby next year, all the information you need will be found under Additional Information.

Beaumont Blues and Roots Festival - Camping and RV Parking at the BADAS Fairground, June 21 and 22, 2019!

Camping is now available for the BBRF at the BADAS Fairground. Prices and more information is available here!

COMPLETED! Friends of BADAS - 2019 Beaumont Horse Trials - June 1st and 2nd

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 this website.

RCMP Musical Ride is coming to the City of Beaumont, Sunday, July 21s!

The City of Beaumont and BADAS are working together to host this world-class event. Visit the following link for more information and ticket pricing - it's here!

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/

Curious about what Agricultural Societies do to help develp Alberta communities? Check out these videos: http//albertaagsocieties.ca/aaas-videos/

What events were held at the Fairground in 2018? Want to host your event there in 2019?

Major events held at the Fairground in 2018 were: Beaumont Derby (May 20) preceded by cross-country and stadium-jumping clinics (May 19); Beaumont Horse Trials (June 2-3); AHTA 101 Clinic (June 10); ANR Pony Club Tetrathlon (June 17); Sturgeon Valley Pony Club Clinic (June 23-24); ANR Pony Club National Rally (August 13-15); Rural Roots Fair (RRF, August 26-27); and, Strathcona Pony Club Testing Day (September 2).

Want to add your event to the list in 2019? Have a look under the 'Here's how to book facilities at the Fairground' tab on our Facilities and Bookings Page.

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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