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Don't miss the Trappers Barrhead Rendezvous July 12 & 13

The Trapper Association Rendezvous is an event not to be mixed with something for all ages from archery demonstrations, entertaining competitions, engaging discussions on important topics, a trade show, silent auction, live auction and social get togethers at meals.
The Trappers Association 49 anniversary Rendezvous event in Barrhead Alberta on June 12 & 13

The Trappers Association 2024 Rendezvous in Barrhead is jammed packed with entertaining events, engaging speakers, special award presentations, fabulous food and fun!

The event features opportunities for trappers, hunters, researchers and conservationists from all walks of life to gather, socialize, compete, learn and enjoy on June 12 and 13 in Barrhead at the Agrena and AG Society complex.

“A chainsaw carver who will donate his demonstration creation as part of the live auction,” said Donna Moore, executive director for the Alberta Trappers Association.

“Justin Sutter, North of 49 will be performing a good mix of music and we have 30 vendors in our trade show, many homebased businesses.”

This is the 49th anniversary of the event. In past years as many as 1,000 people have attended, coming from all across Alberta and Canada.

Trapper and Bushcraft events such as the Queen Trapper, Ultimate Trapper Competition and Bean Buster Challenge are highly anticipated events.

“The Bean Buster is a competition for teams of four to snowshoe over and collect firewood logs, chop up the logs into firewood, and start their fire,” said Moore.

The object of the competition is to keep the fire hot enough to cause a can of beans to explode. The first team to do so wins.

The Ultimate Trapper competition is open to anyone 10 years old to adult and there are several events to participate in and win to become the Ultimate Trapper.

The Friday night barbecue and Saturday night banquet and dance round out the full days’ adventures will some fantastic food and great company.

Representatives from indigenous communities, industry, business and government will be on hand to discuss and offer discussion on key topics, services and products.

Todd Loewen, Minister of Forestry and Parks, will be a speaker at the event.

Workshops and demonstrations will peak visitors interests in learning and practicing valuable skills and training.

Seminars will be presented on new initiatives and research projects with guest speakers offering engaging discussions.

Award presentations and silent auctions are also the list of activities.

Registration forms can be found online at

There will be day passes at the door where you can register in person.

The Alberta Trappers Association promotes outdoor training in communities through-out Alberta, focusing on youth learning and supports the trapper community.

Conservation and skill development are offered as well as mentorship programs and school presentations.

The mission is to ensure that trapping continues in Alberta as a way of life that promotes respect for wildlife and stewardship of the land.

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