About CRE

What is it?


The CRE is the location of choice in East Central Alberta, where the exchange of ideas, information, knowledge and goods and services happen by helping our clients dream up their next unique “IT” experience.

Who we are

From Simple beginnings in 1908 the CRE now 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.

The 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.

Mission Statement

The CRE provides unique event opportunities to clients and community partners through our grounds, facilities and experienced personnel. Our role as an Economic Driver for the Camrose region is highlighted through our work in Community Development and Collaborations.

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.

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.

Volunteer Today

Employment Opportunities

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

Become a Member

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

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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
Bill Anderson
CFO – CRE
Tammy Wollman
Finance Manager (CRE)
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