Proudly Serving the Community Since 1972

When the Spruce Grove and District Agricultural Heritage Society was initially organized, the first thing they did was plan and build the Spruce Grove Agrena, a building which continues to serve the community today. The Ag Society then went on to sponsor and organize the Agra Fair at the new facility they built, which grew to become one of Western Canada’s largest events of its kind. When the fair was discontinued after a thirty year run, people thought the Agricultural Society was also disbanded, but not so! Another project came along which the society embraced with enthusiasm: to save the 1968-built Spruce Grove Grain Elevator and old town Water Tower.

The 1958 Alberta Wheat Pool elevator, which is the last remaining wooden elevator to be seen traveling west on Highway 16A, has been preserved in working condition. It quietly overlooks the hustle and bustle of a community that has expanded beyond the imagination of Spruce Grove’s founders. More than 1800 elevators once dotted the Alberta landscape; three stood in Spruce Grove. In 1995, the elevator was saved from demolition, by the society which saw its potential as a monument to the agricultural heritage of the area, and as a tourist facility.

The organization is run by a dedicated group of volunteer members. 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 Society provides cultural, educational, and interpretive information on agricultural processes and history, and the heritage of the Prairie region.

Several annual summer events are hosted by the Ag Society, attracting visitors from around the world. Area residents proudly bring their visitors to the elevator for a glimpse into Alberta’s agricultural past, and to see the inner workings of this massive machine. 

In addition to these events, the Agricultural Society supports the Spruce Grove Archives and sponsors two students to attend the ACCA Youth Program. This program is designed to develop leadership skills, business skills, create lasting friendships and to have fun! The Society also supports agricultural students with scholarship funding in association with the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies.

 

Spruce Grove Ag Society Volunteers

Spruce Grove & District Agricultural Heritage Society © 2017
Phone (780)960-4600
Email: elevator@sprucegroveagsociety.com