Grandstand Project


The Carberry Agricultural Society has taken on the summer project of repairing the grand stand at the Carberry Fair Grounds. The roof and frame of the building are still in good shape considering the age of the building, but the seating area itself is in desperate need of repair and in many places becoming unsafe.

According to records, the grandstand was originally built in 1928 at a total cost of $1200. The Ag Society received and original donation of $100 from the local chapter of I.O.D.E. as seed money. The rest of the money was raised from donations and different fund raising social events. Anybody who has been on the grandstand in the past few years knows it is starting to show its age. The boards that patrons walk and sit on are becoming weak in many places, with a couple of rows of seats being blocked off last fair because they were deemed unsafe.

The plan is to remove the old seats and stair cases then install manufactured steal stringers and use all brand new lumber for the seats and back rests. The idea of using steal is that it will last forever, and then any boards that become broken or worn can easily be replaced. Also, this system will allow seats to be replaced in sections as funds become available. 

Unfortunately this project is not small in size or cost, and just like in 1928 it will take the support of the community to get it done. Some grants have been secured and others are being applied for but the Carberry Ag Society is accepting donation to help make this project a reality. Tax Receipts can be issued from the R.M. of North Cypress and signage will be in place to recognize the generous support of all donors. It will also take the hard work of many volunteers to have this project completed for the 2011 fair which is on July 2nd and 3rd this year. 
Thank you go out to our major donors on this project: 


Carberry Area Community Foundation, Oberon Community Club, Carberry Kinsmen Club, Linda Graham, Carberry Men’s Curling Club

R.M. of North Cypress, Sharon Jarvis, Wright Spud Farm

Beulah Sear, Robert and Margaret Mitchell, Marjorie Campbell, Jennifer Mutrie, Stewart Anderson, Bernice Campbell, CCI Youth in Philanthropy

Donation of Time and Equipment

Mark and Kevin Hood, Gabler Welding, The Carberry Young Bucks