Scholarships

Holden Agricultural Society – Scholarship Criteria 2020

Scholarship 1 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in either Minor Hockey or 4H club for a minimum of 4 years (with at least 2 of those in Holden Minor Hockey or released by such if no team was available for their particular level or Holden 4-H Beef or Beaver County 4-H multi-club), to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.

Scholarship 2 – A $500 scholarship is available to a current grade 12 student at an area school who has participated in a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer work within the communities of Holden and/or Ryley with relevant work being signed off by an approved board member of an organization or staff member of a municipality, to pursue post-secondary education for a minimum period of 1 year. An application by letter to the Board of the Holden Agricultural Society must be received no later than June 1st of any given year. The current board of directors will make a preliminary selection and the final decision will be made by a minimum of 5 directors as selected by the board. The award will be presented at the School awards night held in approximately September or October of that year.

For further information please contact holdenagsociety@live.ca

Or Gail Alger 780-781-5796

AGM MEETING TONIGHT

Please join us tonight for our AGM followed by our regular meeting. We are looking for more members! We will be voting in a new executive as well as directors so there are lots of roles to be filled.

Topic: Holden Ag Meeting

Time: Nov 25, 2020 06:30 PM Edmonton

Join Zoom Meeting

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AAAS Regional Meeting

On November 18, 2020 we hosted the Region 5 AAAS meeting (Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies). It felt so good to get back in the kitchen! The meal we offered included our home made burgers with a few extras; fried mushrooms, bacon, fried onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles plus potato salad, caesar salad, and coleslaw. For the dessert, Carrie made chiffon cake served with whipped cream and berries. The meal was a big hit!! The meeting was very informative as well.

Thank you to Gail & Carrie for organizing, Gene for cooking, Matt, Mike, Sarah, Toni & Elaine for helping out.

AGM is approaching!

November 25/20 @6:30 is our Annual General Meeting and we are looking for more members. We are looking for members that are willing to be part of the community. We meet once a month, except July, August and September. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings, help with our fundraisers, including concession and steak suppers, and any other venture we do. Holden Ag strives to help make the Holden area a better place to live for everyone. Membership is only $5. We would love to see you there!

Our Covid Rules for Hockey

Covid Rules for Holden Complex for Hockey

  1. Teams keep their own attendance including spectators and submit to Carrie Hrabec @ carriehrabec@gmail.com weekly.
  2. Teams arrive no early that 30 min before slotted ice time.
  3. Participants come ready to play as much as possible.
  4. Everyone is expected to wear a mask in all areas except players playing the game.
  5. Hockey teams responsible for cleaning score machine
  6. Hockey teams and spectators must vacate building within 30 minutes of end of time slot.
  7. Smokers will use the side door by concession.
  8. Please adhere to the marked 2 meter distances in the stands and dressing rooms.

The Ice is IN!!

Thank you so much to our volunteers who helped put in the ice on Saturday. This is the first time in a long time we didn’t have our fearless leader Clint there to guide us (he had family commitments), but the volunteers pulled us through. Thanks to Nicole and Mike Suchy from Holden Minor Hockey, Patrick Flemming, Jesse and kids from Pond Hockey and Carl Pipke from Iceholes. We are excited to have ice in and finally get some hockey going.

Gail Alger, Carrie Hrabec and Toni Cheremshynski made fresh burgers for the group to complete the day.

Wayne is updating the paint job on our Zamboni so it will look pretty for this season.

Our Fall

The big question these days, other that hows harvest going, is are we putting ice in??

YES!! We are planning to put our ice in! We are aiming for a Nov 1 start date and excited for a new hockey season. We will be working hard to maintain COVID protocols so we are not sure how things are going to look. Our plan so far is to have LOTS of time between teams so that we can clean the dressing rooms and bleachers. We will get more details as we get closer.

Once harvest is done, we will be looking at doing our steak dinners again. Again we will be following COVID protocols so we are exactly sure how that is going to look.

Can’t wait to see everyone again!!

Steak Suppers

I recently was reminiscing about our steak dinners the other day, since I had a memory pop up on my Facebook. You know we have been doing steak suppers for over 7 years. It has been a great fundraiser for us, not just for the money but because it really brings the community together. It is always great to see our regulars come every month. So thank you for your support. Our future plans are to working on more new dressing rooms. I have added some old supper pics that I have found. If you have any please send them my way so I can add them to the blog. 🙂

Steak supper in the early days, before the kitchen renovation, on the old grill. Gene Hrabec is doing the cooking. All those plates are steak orders waiting to be filled. In the background you can see Brandy Bartel (Treasurer at the time) and Josh Hrabec taking orders at the counter.
Steak supper in the new renovated kitchen. Gene Hrabec is still cooking up at storm, but now it is our new -to-us stove and grill, which was donated to us from Beaver Health Foundation. You can see the side of Kaitlyn Suchy; standing in line is Julianne Foster (VP), Donna Zemlak (member), Linda Pyzik (Director), Carrie Hrabec (Secretary)
Another Steak supper. Gene Hrabec cooking, Donna Zemlak doing the mushrooms (her specialty), Sarah Hrabec giving orders and Matt Hrabec making a salad.
Christmas Steak Supper 2017.
Christmas 2017

Latest News

We had our board meeting last night via Zoom. It was interesting to say the least.

Big news, because of Covid-19, we have decided not take part in Farmer’s Day this year. It will be the first time in a very long time that we will not be involved. Some one said “since the war”, but I can’t verify that.

We are also going to be cleaning out our freezers and selling our burgers and steaks. Keep your eyes open for that.

Instead of Farmer’s Day we are hoping to have a Burger and Fries night in June, pick up only. Still working out the details on that.