Rimbey Agrim Centre is Opening its Doors

After years of planning and development, the new Agrim Centre in Rimbey, Alta., is opening to the public in April. Photo courtesy of Sue Miller.

April 1st is the day that area residents of Rimbey, Alta., will be christening the dirt in their newly built Agrim Centre. While organizers are polishing up the initial stage of this facility, events are already being lined up for 2015.

“We’ve taken our first event bookings and are looking for more,” stated Tim Edge, President of the Rimbey Agricultural Society.

After opening day, this $5.9-million, 60,000 sq. ft. building will be available for open riding, sales, 4-H shows and special events. Bull sales, team pennings, team ropings and mounted shooting competitions have already booked their events in the Agrim Centre this season. So far, Edge noted that things are looking really bright for the future of this facility.

“Once the finishing touches do happen, we’ll have a grand opening celebration.”

At the completion stage of Phase One, this facility is close to 75% debt-free. Edge said the Ag society thanks all the generous support of the community, local government and sponsors, who have made this project come to life. He also points out that it’s not too late for businesses interested in becoming a part of this community-built project to get their name on some of the biggest features of the facility.

“We want to name the main riding area and, of course, we want to name the building itself. We’ll tailor-make any sponsorship package for those who want to be involved.”

Anyone interested in booking the Agrim Centre, or seeking sponsorship opportunities, can call 403-704-9283. Updates on events are also available on Facebook or at www.agrim.ca