Beaver Regional Arts Society 2019-2020 Season 40th Anniversary

Click here for season series and subscription.


Music: Country, Folk, Gospel, Blues, Classical, Jazz, Choral


Our long term season series ticket holders
– All other theatre patrons
– The bus groups for their continued support
– Board members past and present
– Technical volunteers past and present
– The community and church groups for the wonderful suppers
– Alberta Foundation for the Arts
– Beaver County and the Village of Holden
– Everyone else who has volunteered their time and contributed to our success


Join us for anniversary cake and punch during intermission at each of our performances



The Paragon Theatre was built in 1952 and operated as a movie theatre until 1964 or 1965. The building was closed from 1965 until 1978.

In the 1970’s Beaver County Recreation and Parks Administrator George Baker had a dream of a regional arts centre for the people. With the help of numerous civic – minded individuals and Beaver Country’s purchase of the Paragon Movie Theatre in Holden for the princely sum of $1.00 the dream took on a life of its own.

The Beaver Regional Arts Society was formed in 1976. Its mandate was to manage the new 285 seat Beaver Regional Arts Centre facility, which was formally opened on March 17, 1979, making the dream a reality.

From 1979 to 2016 the Beaver Regional Arts Centre was operated by the Beaver Regional Arts Society.

From 2016 until the present, the facility is being operated by Beaverhill Players who changed the name back to the Paragon Theatre.


It was a movie theatre for 13 years It was unused for 13 years It was the Beaver Regional Arts Centre for 37 years Now has been the Paragon Theatre for 3 years

Members of the Beaver Regional Arts Society were undoubtedly responsible for the successful operation of the facility and keeping it open for all those years. The Beaver Regional Arts Society now rents the theatre from Beaverhill Players to host the annual season series of four performances.

World Suicide Prevention Day Walk

Please help us bring suicide awareness from the shadows and into the light by joining our lunchtime walk.

Meet us in front of the Beaver County office at 12 o’clock noon.

Brought to you in partnership by:
Beaver County
Village of Ryley
FCSS Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County West
FCSS Viking Beaver
Alberta Health Services

Dress for the Cause #ResearchMatters

Dress for the Cause
One Reason. One Cause.


You can fundraise all month long and join us on October 25th Dress u, Dress Down but….
Support life-saving breast cancer research!

Details, resources and registration online at:

Organizations all across Canada will dress in pink, host bake sales and yes, even shave a few heads to help support life-saving breast cancer research!

We appreciate your support of our mission to save lives through breast cancer research.

Breast Cancer Society of Canada
415 Exmouth Street, Unit #101
Sarnia, ON  N7T 8A4
Toll-Free: 1-800-567-8767
Fax: 1-519-336-5725
Charitable registration: # 137969861RR0001

Sponsored by:
cleo; and
The Weather Network

Emergency Preparedness Week: Minister Madu

May 06, 2019 Media inquiries

Municipal Affairs Minister Kaycee Madu issued the following statement on Emergency Preparedness Week in Alberta:

“Disasters and emergencies can strike at any time. The goal of this year’s national Emergency Preparedness Week, May 5-11, is to raise awareness that all Albertans have a role to play in building safer communities.”

“There are simple steps each of us can take to better prepare ourselves and our loved ones.”

*             Know the risks <>
– Find out more about your community’s emergency plans by contacting your local municipal office. Know these risks and the best way to respond to them.

*             Make a plan <>
– An emergency plan will help you cope with the stress of a disaster. Make a plan for what your family will do and who they will contact during an emergency.

*             Build a kit <>
– In an emergency, you and your family should be prepared for a minimum of 72 hours.

Build your kit to suit your particular needs with enough non-perishable food, water, medicines, warm clothes and comfort items for all family members.

“I encourage all Albertans to download the Alberta Emergency Alert <>  app to their cellphones. Alberta issues alerts to provide critical information about an immediate disaster, where it is happening and what action you need to take to stay safe.”

“On May 8, the national alerting system will test the alert across Canada. The national system complements the Alberta Emergency Alert system, which issues alerts through radio, television, social media and cellphones for critical and emerging issues in Alberta.”

Related information

*             Emergency Preparedness Week events in Alberta


*             Emergency preparedness


*             Sign up to receive alerts


*             National wireless alerting system: Alert Ready


*             Government of Canada: Get prepared


Beaver Foundation Media Release

“In the little village of Holden, AB, that boasts “The Charm of Country Living” as their slogan, one might be surprised to find leading-edge approaches to seniors wellness. Earlier this month, The Beaver Foundation, which operates seniors housing in this small rural community, passed a motion to approve prescribed cannabis smoking. The decision is definitely novel for Albertan communities, but not unprecedented. Cannabis use among seniors continues to grow and has been linked to major health benefits.”

Beaver Foundation provides well-maintained, affordable and adequate housing accommodation and care for seniors and low-income individuals, through the operation of 4 lodges and 5 self-contained facilities. The Beaver Foundation facilities are located with in Beaver County, which include The Town of Tofield, Village of Ryley, The Village of Holden and The Town of Viking.

Beaver Foundation is one of the few Management bodies that has retained smoking rooms within 2 of the lodges it operates, Holden Lodge and Vialta Lodge in Viking. Although both lodges currently allow smoking in the designated indoor smoke rooms, only Holden Lodge will be approved for smoking and vaping use of medical Marijuana. Once legislation is approved on October 17th, 2018, Holden lodge smoke room will allow non-prescribed marijuana use in the designated smoke room.

The village of Holden is conveniently located 30 minutes from four hospitals and provides many inhouse services.

For further information or to book a tour of Holden Lodge, please call

Owen Ligard, CAO
Beaver Foundation


Maria Shihinski, Manager
Holden Lodge


HELP Holden Paragon Theatre Get Back On Track!

Help the Paragon Theatre get back on track!

To replace the movies and sound equipment lost to the recent break in’s at Paragon in Holden, we welcome any donations big or small at our donation boxes located at:
Country Bottle Depot outside Holden
Country Kitchen Restaurant in Holden
Holden Village Office

For any further information or donate please contact Beaverhill Players at 780-688-2464 or email

Your serious consideration and participation is Appreciated!