Fonds 1990.22, 1991.39, 1992.13, 1997.15, 1998.06 - CARBERRY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY fonds

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CA CPA 1990.22, 1991.39, 1992.13, 1997.15, 1998.06

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  • 1902-1995 (Creation)

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17.5 cm of textual records. â€" 9 photographs. â€" 10 books

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The Carberry Agricultural Society was founded as the Norfolk Agricultural Society No. 1 in 1883 to promote agricultural and domestic achievements through its annual fair, and to provide training and social opportunities to settlers. It is still active. The annual fairs include educational and commercial displays on agriculture, athletic events, and crafts. The name change may have occurred as a result of moves to legally organize the group in 1894. The Society has assisted in the foundation of subsidiary clubs, such as the Garden Club. The Carberry Agricultural Society is affiliated with other agricultural societies in the province. It is governed by the Fair Board, the women of which have separate meetings to organize the majority of responsibilities. George "Laird" Hope was instrumental in its organization and was the first President. For two years the Fair was held on the grounds on the west side of Main Street, opposite the Public School. From 1885-1898 the Fair was held on the grounds north of 2nd Avenue and west of Elgin Street. In 1898 a move was made to Woodbine Park, which remains the present site. In 1897 the Fair was changed from fall to summer, and in 1902 there were both. No fairs were held in 1904, 1910, and 1933.

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Records have been presented to the Carberry Plains Archives in 1990 by [the Carberry Town Office], in 1991 by William Witherspoon of Carberry, and in 1992 by the Carberry Agricultural Society. In 1997 John Baron presented minutes preserved by his mother, Barbara Baron who had been on the Fair Board. Records were presented in 1998 by unknown persons.

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The fonds consists of annual reports (1973-1987), minute books for the Lady Directors (1961-1983), minutes (1905-1984), prize lists for this and the Gladstone Fair, poster for Fred Hadaller and his Alberta Cowgirls, correspondence, financial registers, entry book for fair (1932), scrap book for Carberry's 75th Anniversary (1959). Photographs include: 7 black and white photographs, 2 black and white negatives showing the Traveller's Day Parade (1959), directors of the Society, seniors honours, Carberry Fair (ca. 1926).

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