To encourage improvement in agriculture and enhanced quality of life for persons living in the community by developing educational programs, events, services and facilities based on needs of the community.

(The above is the mandate of all agricultural societies – Agricultural Societies Amendment Act 2015)

Governing Documents:

Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society Bylaws

Agricultural Societies Act of Alberta

Agricultural Societies Amendment Act 2015



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What is an Agricultural Society?

Ardrossan Recreation & Agricultural Society (also operates as ARAS) is an Alberta registered, incorporated Agricultural Society, organized under the Agricultural Societies Act of Alberta which states:

The object of a society is to encourage improvement in agriculture and in the quality of life of persons living in an agricultural community by developing programs, services and facilities based on needs in the agricultural community. RSA 1980 cA-12 s2;1996 c2 s4

There are about 294 agricultural societies in Alberta that receive operating funding from the Alberta Agriculture Societies Program.

For more information, visit Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development.