If you look up at the ceiling on the dance floor at the Bezanson Memorial Hall, you will see a half moon and stars. During the years of the famous Bezanson dances, when the band would play Moonlight Waltz, the lights were turned off and the moon and stars were lit up for the dance.
The Bezanson Townsite Church was dismantled and the logs were used to build a new store complete with living quarters upstairs in an area that became the hamlet of Bezanson. Over the years, the building was added on to and renovated several times before being sold. Eventually the Store was sold and the purchaser dismantled the frame portion of the store and used that wood to build his own residence while the log portion was moved intact and used as a shop.
The creation of the Glen Leslie Church began with discussions in November of 1914. It was built in 1915 with the first service being facilitated on October 31, 1915. After a complete restoration, the Church received its designation as a Provincial Historic Site and stands proudly beside the Glen Leslie Cemetery.
Forbes held services in different houses (Brookbanks, McGowans and Stewarts) on Friday evenings and Sunday morning at the Leslie home. He then did a service in Grande Prairie on Sunday evening. This began in August 1914.
Alexander Forbes was the very first minister in the Bezanson area.
In 1915 a school district was formed under the name of Bezanson. School started in 1916 in the Bezanson Presbyterian Church at the Townsite with Miss Colby as the first teacher. In 1919, as the population of the district in the east was declining, a decision was made to build new frame school at a new location. Todd was the first teacher in the new one-room school. The school was moved in 1925 west to be accommodate the number of students in the area.
Kleskun Hills was named after Kles-Kun which in English is “white-mud.”
A women’s fastball team was formed known as the “Bezanson Tigers” in the mid-1960’s.
“Bell Fleming” was the name of the first Bezanson baseball team. “The Eagles” team was later formed (after the war).
Baseball teams from Glen Leslie and Bezanson started out by playing in flat meadows until they decided they needed a proper field for baseball. The popular sport later changed to softball and there is an annual Bezanson Ball Tournament on these grounds.