Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society

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  • The Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Society is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1972 to support the agriculture, horticulture, homemaking and quality of life in the community. The Ag Society’s goal is to ensure that they keep alive the history of the community both for the present and future generations.

    The Ag Society, a group of dedicated volunteer members, has been instrumental in contributing to the community, beginning with the construction of the Spruce Grove “Agrena” (now hockey and curling ring) and hosting the annual AgraFair.

    When the grain elevator was marked for demolition after the last manager left in 1995, the Ag Society stepped in to preserve it as a working museum. Since then, several thousand visitors have toured the Elevator Museum. In 2010 the society rescued and renovated the old Spruce Grove Water Tower. The tower overlooks the city once again.

    The community events are held at the Grain Elevator site each summer. The Ag Society organizes an old-fashioned fairs specifically tailored to kids and families. The Society also hosts educational programs for schools, known as “Origins of our Community”, and “Memory Lane Tours” for seniors. The Agricultural Society sponsors the Spruce Grove Archives (located on site) when you can find interesting facts of the Spruce Grove past and family roots.

    The Spruce & District Agricultural Society’s long term goal is to build an Elevator Emporium – a building which will serve as a major tourist and heritage facility for the City of Spruce Grove. The building will be constructed on the Elevator Site and will resemble the old Spruce Grove village train station.

    Summer Events:

    Flapjacks at the Tracks-Fundraising Pancake Breakfast

    Sat, July 19, 2014 Time: 8:00 am-11:00 am.

    Enjoy a morning breakfast with the AG Society volunteers and invited dignitaries & guests. Live music and entertainment. All food and fresh ingredients purchased locally. The Farmers Market on site.

    Farm & Heritage Carnival

    Sat, August 16, 2014 Time: Noon-4:00 pm.

    This event is all about kids. Win great prices from local businesses by participating at old fashioned games, enjoy pony rides, play with adorable mini farm animals, choose your best movie character and face paint it, have fun with balloon twisting artist, win prizes by competing at egg whipping and caw milking contest, learn how historic Grain Elevator operates, check fresh produce at the SG Farmers Market, relax and listen to live entertainment by the local musicians. Fresh Corn on the cobs, Hamburgers, Sausages & Potato Salad will be served all day at the licenced concession. Carnival tickets are from $1-$5.

    Harvest Fair

    Sat, September 20, 2014 Time: 9:30 am -1:30 pm.

    Once again, we are proud to celebrate our agricultural heritage and rich agricultural resources with this annual celebration. The Grain Elevator site is transformed into a farm & a playground. Check your skills at several competitions that would bring back memories. Vintage Tractor displays, hayrides for all ages, stooks filed with surprises. Discover Grain Elevator history by taking memory lane tour; learn about the origins of the community, research family trees at the Spruce Grove Archives. Watch Spruce Grove Beaver Scouts harvesting corn. Licenced food concession on site. This is a great way to bring the Grain Elevator season to a close! All games & rides for free.

    The Grain Elevator Museum, office and Archives Season closing

    Tue, September 30, 2014. Reopens in May 2015.

    The community events are held at the Grain Elevator Site, Spruce Grove 120 Railway Avenue.

    Events hosted are for the purpose of raising funds to support ongoing maintenance & preservation of the 1958 Wooden Grain Elevator, the Spruce Grove Town Water Tower & a new building (period train station) fund. We accept cash only.

    Contact: Ela Guenette Manager at 780-960-7996, email: elevator@sprucegroveagsociety.com; www.sprucegroveagsociety.com

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  • Address: 120 Railway Avenue
    Spruce Grove
    Alberta
    T7X 3A4
    Canada
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    French Speaking: Yes