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The Thorhild Ag Society is governed by a local voluntary Board of Directors who are community members of Thorhild County and surrounding areas. The Board holds monthly meetings with an Annual General Meeting held in November each year, which is open to all Ag Society Members.
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The Ag Society provides enrichment to our community members through the use of our facilities, promoting agricultural activities and the support of youth programs.

If you are interested in the development of positive community leadership and becoming a stakeholder in the further growth of the vibrant rural community of Thorhild, now's your chance to get involved!

Join the Thorhild & District Ag Society as a Member or support us through volunteer efforts - help enhance your community.
On March 27, 1973 the Thorhild and District Agricultural Society held its first meeting. The primary goal of the Ag Society was to develop a multi-purpose facility that would be available to various local organizations in the community.

The first Directors consisted of Bill Daychuk, Lawrence Ferbey, & Victor Wonsik. On April 3rd, Larry Hryciw and Brian Schnarr were added to the executive.

In the fall of 1974 the main building was erected and in February of 1976 the use of the arena with natural ice was ready for use by minor hockey & figure skating groups and was also available for public skating. By 1979 the majority of the interior was finally completed and efforts turned to the promotion of events to be held at the Agriplex. In the summer of 1980 the first Agricultural Fair was held, which included a 4H Cattle Show, Horse Show and Bench Show. In 1983 artificial ice was installed.

With facilities in place, the use of the Agriplex grew as did the communities interest. Each year brought new additions to the previous years’ events. 1984 saw the beginning of the Sunflower Festival and Farmers Day Celebrations. Cattle shows were held every June as were the Rodeo & Dance with the Bull-A-Rama being brought in-doors for a number of years.

Events began to emerge, such as Trade Shows, High School Graduation Ceremonies, community dances, monthly Club meetings and even a Lisa Brokof concert! The Agriplex housed emergency service fire crews during the large fire in the Opal area. It continues to be the primary emergency centre for the community.

The Agriplex continues to support all ages in Thorhild County and is the only facility of its kind that provides education opportunities, recreation, culture and community enhancement activities to our rural community.
2017-2018 Board of Directors:
Troy Vetsch
Chris Barr
Troy Zolkewski
Joanne Mckenzie
Tessa Troock
Roy Wohland
Penny Fehr
Clayton Anderson
Larry Hryciw
Ron Olchowy
Robin Semeniuk
April Bauer
Jackie Vetsch
Alistair Barnes
David Barto
Brett Quaghebeur
Meghan Woytenko  
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