Wetaskiwin Ag Society Century Award

Pipestone Flyer

The Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society was first organized in approximately 1897 and was incorporated March 22, 1898, the same year as the Yukon Gold Rush. In order to be incorporated, 100 people had to register and pay $1 each. The names and money were sent to the North West Government offices at Regina.

The first Annual Fall Fair was held October 4, 1898. In 1899 a Government program allowed western farmers to purchase up to two bulls for $5 each, and the Government and railway defrayed all other expenses. In 1998 a centennial celebration was held at the Wetaskiwin Agricultural Society Grounds. This event hosted many dignitaries and activities.

After more than 100 years, the Ag Society continues to support our objectives. Our many events include the Cutter Rally, Beef 4-H Achievement day, Rawhide Rodeo, Gymkhana and Hall of Fame, RCMP Musical Ride and Farmers Market. Previously, we hosted the Home Living Show, Jr. Rodeo and Light Horse Shows.

Through all of these events and projects, one constant remains: our outstanding people. Volunteers are the lifeblood of any organization and we are fortunate enough to have a wide variety of them. Our board of directors is a cross section of many walks of life and age groups, giving us the opportunity to draw from one another’s experiences and strengths, all for the benefit of the organization. Our membership and community supports our activities in attendance or giving of their time, talents or treasure.

Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development honours the significant contributions Agricultural Societies make to their communities, by formally recognizing those societies that have been incorporated for 100 years or more with the Alberta Agricultural Society Century Award.

Just Posted

New Sarepta students host political forum Apr. 10

Political Forum hosted by NSCHS Students

Robbery in Leduc County estimated at $40,000

Leduc RCMP investigate break and enter and theft of firearms

Motorcyclist seriously injured after hit on one-way road in Nisku

Leduc RCMP respond to vehicle versus motorcycle with serious injuries

OPINION: Jason Kenney won by portraying himself as the Guardian of Alberta

How did Kenney do it? He never considered himself an opposition leader and didn’t pretend to be one.

EALT enhanced critical habitat on our lands by planting 263,000 native trees

Celebrating a Decade of Conserving Nature for our Communities

Homeless activists outside Notre Dame demand ‘a roof too’

Wealthy people have donated millions to effort to rebuild cathedral after devastating fire

Singh says childhood abuse steeled him for scrutiny and stress of politics

He recounts the assaults for the first time in his book Love & Courage

Despite five extra weeks’ parental leave in Canada, dads still face stigma: survey

One reason people said dads don’t need leave is because they can just bond with their kids at weekend

Calgary’s public school board responds to Syrian child’s suicide after bullying

Amal Alshteiwi, a newcomer to Canada from Syria, took her own life several weeks ago

Child, 11, accidentally shot in the chest at Alberta religious colony

Child taken from Hutterite colony to nearby hospital

Woman in critical condition after motorcycle crash on Edmonton highway

Police say both women were thrown from the bike, and the van continued forward, hitting a Nissan Altima

Ceremonies, vigils planned in Toronto to honour victims of deadly van attack

Many of those who helped that day — first responders and Good Samaritans alike — still affected

New study suggests oilsands greenhouse gas emissions underestimated

New study is the first to use actual field measurements taken from aerial overflights, or top-down measurements

Shoppers Drug Mart launches second online medical pot portal in Alberta

As in Ontario, the Alberta platform touts ‘expert advice and counsel from trusted health-care professionals’

Most Read