The Riviere Qui Barre Arena was first built in 1974 by three separate Societies (Riviere Qui Barre, Mearns and Alcomdale) who came together when they saw the need to keep their kids busy in the winter months when families weren't in the fields or busy with their farms.
In 1991, after dealing with the natural ice for that long, the jump to artificial ice was made. Then in 2001, the Society recognized that things were a little tight and expanded slightly by adding the dressing rooms, referee room, outdoor concession, storage and men’s washroom.
In 2017, a major renovation happened with the help of the Canada 150 grant, Sturgeon County funds and through the monumental volunteer hours that the community has put in. Both young and old, this has always been a Society that sees the needs of the community and steps up to make it happen. If you would like to contribute or have a say in the community (or if you just want to get out and meet some new people), you are always welcome to join our monthly Ag meetings.
The Ag Society is a Registered Charity and would appreciate any additional donations to help with the renovations. Tax receipts will be issued and any contribution would be hugely appreciated. To find out how to donate, contact Celin at 780-722-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.