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Celebration of Life : Judith (Judy) Anne Ford (May 29, 1953 – January 18, 2021)

Celebration of Life : Judith (Judy) Anne Ford (May 29, 1953 – January 18, 2021) 

Where: Bezanson Golden Years Club (Senior’s Center) 

When: Saturday July 31, 2021 Noon – 3 p.m.  

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the life of our mother, Judy. Judy loved her family and community and enjoyed keeping in touch with everyone while working at the Bezanson General Store. We invite our friends and family members to join us at the Bezanson Golden Years Club (Senior’s Center) on Saturday July 31st, for coffee, tea, and sandwiches. Dress will be casual.   

2022 Calendar Photo contest

Discover Bezanson is accepting entries from July 1 to September 15, 2021.  The contest consists of 6 categories.  Submissions will be judged in September 2021 and winners in each category will be announced and displayed.

Prizes Awarded

1st place: $100.00 cash and featured in the 2022 Community Calendar.
One per category, 6 awarded in total.

Runner up: Featured in the 2022 Community Calendar.
One per category, 6 awarded in total.

Image Specifications

Photos should be a minimum of 300 dpi and 5-7 MB in size or 4 x 6 for pre-printed entries.


  1. Landscapes:   Bezanson area – Smoky River, RR 42 and TWP 734 boundaries.
  2. Wildlife:  Northern Alberta
  3. Agriculture:  Summarizing farm life, including grain farming, ranching, beekeeping, etc.
  4. Community Culture:  May include community events, sports and recreation, volunteers in action, etc.  The people that build Bezanson.
  5. Historical: Must be significant to Bezanson Community
  6. Season:  All 4 seasons

Please give your photo(s) a title that represents what you have captured in your shot and where it was taken.

Rules & Regulations

All entries must be accompanied with a complete release granting Discover Bezanson and the Bezanson Agricultural Society ownership of submitted photo.

All skill levels are welcome to enter.

Each participant is eligible to win in only one category.  Photos will be judged anonymously. Winning images are ineligible for future contest submissions.  All photos must be taken in the Bezanson area – Smoky River, RR 42 and TWP 734 boundaries.  Photos do not have to be taken in 2021.
Late submissions will not be accepted.

Photo Submission
Please submit up to one photo for each category, via email with the release form to:

Or mail to;
Bezanson Agricultural Society
PO Box 189
Bezanson AB
T0H 0G0

Meet the Budgell Family

There is an amazing family living in our community, like so many others. Julie and Josh Budgell have been in the area for about the last 10 years. Julie moved from Vancouver while Josh came from Ontario. Julie admits she prefers the snow and sunshine over rain any day. They have two children, Blair who is 8 and they are the guardians for Megan Pettyjohn, Miss Teepee Creek Rodeo. Julie loves the area and her daughter, Blair does too. Blair loves going to Bezanson School while Megan finished her schooling at Peace Wapitti Academy. One of the many things Julie is involved in is the Grande Prairie 4-H Multi club where she is the horse leader and Megan is the Assistant General Leader.

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Canadian Navigable Waters Act

Alberta Transportation hereby gives notice that a submission has been added to the Common Project Search (online registry) pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act described herein and its description.

Pursuant to paragraph 4.1 and 9.1 of the said Act, Alberta Transportation has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the on-line Common Project Search Registry ( and under registry number 3189, a description of the following work: rehabilitation of the Highway 43 bridge (BF73275E) across the Smoky River in NE 17-72-2 W6M.

Posted at Bezanson, Alberta this 26 day of March, 2021.

Tyler Wilson, Alberta Transportation

1962 – 2020 Bezanson Curling Rink – The End of an Era

As with all great endeavours, there is a time of closure as age takes its toll. The Bezanson Curling Rink has come to the end of its time due to its failing infrastructure. However, what is not lost in this era is the respect, teamwork, dedication, volunteerism and the significance of a community and families working together to build a dream and achieve a goal. The dedication of volunteers is still the foundation of the growth and vibrancy of Bezanson and all it represents.

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