About CRE

HISTORY

The Camrose Regional Exhibition has played an integral role in the City of Camrose and the surrounding rural area since 1908.

The Camrose Regional Exhibition (CRE) & Agricultural Society began in September 1908. The CRE’s original objectives focused on encouraging improvement in agriculture, horticulture, and homemaking, resulting in an improved quality of life for members of the agricultural community.

To meet these objectives the Society established the Camrose Summer Fair, which was a major event in the community providing a showcase for excellence in agricultural production and a forum for the introduction of new technology, equipment, and production methods.

From 1908 until 1980, the Camrose Regional Exhibition was located on the south side of Camrose. As the city grew, much of the residential development took place on the fairgrounds. This resulted in the relocation of the site to the east side of Camrose in 1980. The Society continued to operate on the original site until 1988, when all operations were moved to the new site. Construction of the Exhibition Centre was completed in the fall of 1988 and provided the impetus for the growth that fuels the CRE today.

These simple beginnings signaled the evolution of the CRE into a dynamic organization based on a philosophy of innovation in programming and dedication to superior customer service. The Camrose Regional Exhibition is the largest facility on Highway 13 and serves a client base that is local, provincial, national, and international in scope. The CRE offers all of the traditional programs and services associated with the exhibition business and a number of innovative services and programs which are unique to the CRE.

WHO WE ARE NOW

Camrose Regional Exhibition & Agriculture Society (CRE) is a charitable, non-profit community organization.

We are multi-purpose agriculture, entertainment, education and leisure complex situated on 480 acres of land located one kilometer east of downtown Camrose.  We rent indoor/outdoor space for event planners, community organizations and have one of the best music festival grounds in Western Canada…but we are so much more than our grounds!

CRE is dedicated to creating as many opportunities as possible for the community to experience, learn and gather.

  • In 2020, we started our FREE-RE events which are put on monthly and free for the public to attend. 
  • We also developed the Training Tomorrow’s Leaders program training high school students on real life skills such as cooking, backing up a trailer and balancing a budget. 
  • Every summer we give-away raised garden beds to families that would not have the opportunity to produce their own vegetables and commit to training/assisting them whenever they need it.

Our goal is to bring our Vision to life every day in everything we do.  Our CRE values drives every decision.

“IT HAPPENS HERE”

CRE Values include the following:

  • Promotion of Rural Life in every event we host.
  • Profitability and Sustainability.
  • Training Tomorrow’s Leaders.
  • Collaboration with clients, community, suppliers and partners.
  • Innovative Solutions.
  • Safety.
  • Respect for each other, our clients and our community partners.
  • Being flexible and adaptable, to respond to whatever challenge presents itself.

See Who’s Driving The CRE

The Camrose Regional Exhibition is governed by a 14-member board of directors. 12 are elected from the membership and two are appointed by the City of Camrose and Camrose County.

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CRE Team

Dianne Kohler
Executive Director
Tammy Wollman
Finance Manager (CRE)
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Become a Member

Membership is the first step in becoming part of the leadership group at CRE.

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Employment Opportunities

Working at the CRE is an opportunity to be part of special experiences with many different audiences

Volunteer with CRE

The CRE is a volunteer-based organization that is wholly dependent on the contributions of dedicated, skilled volunteers. The CRE annually accesses the services of approximately 2000 volunteers. These volunteers are involved at all levels within the organization.

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