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2017 Farmers Market Vendor Application Form, pricing and information

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2017 Vendor Application Form

2016 Vendor Pricing

Frequently Asked Questions for Vendors (FAQ)

Alberta Government Letter To Farmers Market Managers

Our NEW e-mail address for the Farmers Market is

If you think you have an organic product to sell, please read about the recent regulations from the Alberta Government and it’s certification process.  We will not allow a product to be labeled “organic” unless the seller has the proper certification from the Alberta government.

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2017 Farmers Market

Our Farmers Market will be starting, as it always does, on the 1st Sunday in June again – June 4th.  All our regular vendors are back along with a few from Symons Valley who, as you know, were badly affected by fire this last winter.

This year we are extending the market an extra week into October in order to have a full 19 weeks for our customers and vendors.

Come and see our newly renovated hall!  We have vastly improved the inside and outside and are now branding it ‘The Bearspaw Lions Community Hall’.  We have new everything inside, stage, Bar, audio / visual equipment and a new deck area will be under construction soon along with walkways onto the deck from both sides of the Hall.  As usual, the Hall can be rented for your private parties, weddings or for community gatherings.  Go to our Facebook Page ‘Bearspaw Lions Community Hall’ for more information.

Our inside caterer will be providing breakfast and brunch/lunch  from about 9:00 AM to closing, at 2:00 PM, and of course our regular food vendors will be waiting for you as well.

Our vendor stalls are numbered starting on the East side of our property with odd numbers on the South side and even numbers on the North side.  The stalls at the far East side and in the middle have letters starting with ‘A’.  Vendors in the Hall are numbered beginning with a ‘T’ (Table).

To see a list of our Vendors, By Name Click here.  

To see a list by Stall Number Click here.


Hall Rental Contract Download, Guidelines & Rates

Bearpaw Lions Hall

Bearspaw Lions Hall

For Hall Rental information contact us at:

Once you have booked your event you should have been given a rental contract. If not, to download the Rental Contract click here

The images shown here are pre-renovation.  Our renovation is being completed this year (2017) and is a major improvement to our facilities.  For current pictures and images go to our Facebook page ‘Bearspaw Lions Community Hall‘.

The Bearspaw Lions Hall is situated one km. west of the City Limits on Highway 1A leading to Cochrane. It is a small, very functional hall available for rent by the general public, owned by the Lions Club of Bearspaw. On the SW, it overlooks the Bow Valley and the Rocky Mountains and on the NE, it overlooks the beautiful Bearspaw Golf course.

We have about 6 acres of land for your use.  To view the Hall and/or property come to our Farmers Market which has been running for 25 years, held every Sunday from the 1st Sunday in June to October between 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM or contact us at the e-mail address above.

The 2,500 sq. ft. hall has a professional kitchen licensed by Alberta Health Services, handicaped-available bathrooms, full bar facilities including a beer keg refrigerator and tap, full high-end audio/visual system with a wide screen TV over the bar and a Projector and projection screen over the stage, a 600 sq. ft. deck overlooking the golf course and a paved parking lot for 60 cars.

The authorized capacity set by the Fire Marshall is up to 122 people . The extended parking lot can handle over 150 cars.  The hall is professionally cleaned and maintained to Alberta Department of Health standards.

We have 19 tables (8′ x 2.5′) and seating for 122 available.  Table and chair set-up can be arranged for a small additional cost.  We can recommend a very personable licensed Marriage Commissioner for your wedding and a caterer for your event.

An appointment to view the hall can be arranged by contacting us at the e-mail address given above.

Rental rates (2017) are available on request.

If serving liquor it is mandatory for the renter to get a liquor license for the event and optionally purchase Party Liquor Liability Insurance naming “The Lions Club of Bearspaw” as “Additional Named Insured”.  If you are serving alcohol to the public you must have a bartender who has passed the Alberta Government Bartender Training Course.

Download the Hall Rental Contract here: Rental Contract in PDF format

For more information on renting the Hall click here: Rental Information in PDF format

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Featured Vendor – Janzen Casuals

Janzen Casuals, Inc., established in 1998, began as a cottage industry manufacturing fleece bears, bags and sportswear. The culmination of solid referrals and a loyal client base prompted Janzen Casuals to expand to corporate, and retail sales in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Janzen Casuals Inc. products are designed and manufactured in Calgary, Alberta.

Charlette Janzen can be contacted at or

Charlette was kind enough to assist the Bearspaw Lions in designing and arranging for the manufacture of our cloth shopping bags and aprons.  These items are available to anyone for a nominal donation to the club of $3 / bag or $20 per apron.  Contact any Lions member or see Lion Dean Taevs in stall #27 (the vendor with the yummy beef jerky).

Bearspaw Lions Market Bag

Bearspaw Lions Market Bag

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Bearspaw Lions Farmer’s Market


Bearspaw Lions’ Farmers’ Market


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First Sunday in June to the first Sunday in October, rain or shine.10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.Expanded parking is available on the west end of our property.  Parking is somewhat restricted along Nagway Road East of our property due to neighbor concerns.


In the Bearspaw Lions Hall and on the property.Take Highway 1A (Calgary to Cochrane) West from Calgary to Bearspaw Road, just west of the Calgary City Limits. Turn North onto Bearspaw Road and immediately East onto Nagway Road.The Bearspaw Lions Hall and grounds are on the North side of Nagway Road.


The market boasts almost 100 vendors selling a wide range of: local plants & produce; B.C. fruit; baked goods; locally grown meats (fresh Chicken, frozen beef, bison, elk, and lamb); frozen & smoked fish; artisan products in iron, wood, silver and bone; natural cosmetics; crafted clothing; floral arrangements and other crafts.  The market is primarily an outdoor market with some vendor exhibits located inside the clubhouse.

This year we are pleased to have Nicks Catering returning to provide breakfast and lunch from the kitchen in our clubhouse.


Our market is a summer market (first Sunday in June to the first Sunday in October). It has been running since 1993. The market was the brain child of three people, Lion Orval Grenon and his wife Doreen and Lion Dan Schmaltz. At the time the Bearspaw area was going through a transition from agricultural use (primarily ranching) to residential acreages. A major fund raising activity for the club was a community auction. With the demographic shift the auction lost its luster and fund raising ability. Lion President Orval, set out to find another fund raiser. He was in the Millarville area and saw the impact of the Farmers Market on that rural community. Millarville was similar to Bearspaw in that it did not have a village centre.  Lion Orval convinced a few vendors to come to Bearspaw on Sunday after their Saturdays at Millarville. And the rest they say is history… The Market generates over $30,000.00 in revenues. Lions Grenon and Schmaltz were awarded the Melvin Jones Fellowship for their proactive endeavor.

A unique aspect of our market is that it is run by volunteers and part of the proceeds go to charitable causes as identified by the Bearspaw Lions Club.  The Club regularly contributes to local charities such as the Cochrane Activettes as well as Stars (question: what is the only logo on the Stars helicopters?  Hint: look at the top left of our web page), the Cancer Society, Red Cross, Heart & Stroke Foundation, Interfaith Food Bank & many others.

Our address is:

Lions Club of Bearspaw
25240 Nagway Road
Calgary, Alberta, T3R 1A1
Fax: (403) 239-0235
Phone: (403) 239-0201

To get an application to be a vendor and pricing information click on the link above or send an e-mail to the address above.