BVJ is hosting Small Town Saturday Night Contest

Big Valley Jamboree will celebrate its 25th anniversary in
2017. Over those 25 years, BVJ has enjoyed the support
of hundreds of thousands of loyal fans from across North
America. A major and integral part of that support comes
from rural communities throughout Alberta. As a “thank-
you” for this ongoing support, The Big Valley Jamboree
has decided to award one of these communities with a
once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to put their small town on
the map by bringing back one of the most successful
endeavors in the history of Big Valley Jamboree.
A “mini” Big Valley Jamboree will be awarded to one
lucky rural Albertan community. All the excitement of the
festival, including some of Canada’s finest country music
entertainers, will be coming to a small town in Alberta!
The grand prize includes a concert headlined by Canadian
country music artist Gord Bamford plus a songwriter’s
circle performance. Big Valley’s Master of Ceremonies,
Danny Hooper, will MC the event. In addition to the
excitement of hosting this once-in-a-lifetime concert
experience, the winning community can use the event as a
fundraiser to support a local charity or municipal initiative
of their choice. for more contest details

Camrose County Campground information

Campground information:

Pelican Point Park:  Located on Buffalo Lake, 10 km east of Bashaw on Hwy 53 and 6 Km south on Pelican Point Road

Located on the north shore of Buffalo Lake you will find one of the best kept secrets in central Alberta, Pelican Point Campground. Pelican Point Campground is owned and operated by Camrose County, and features the best family beach in Alberta. You will find this beautiful spot 10 km east of Bashaw on Highway 53 and 6 km south.  Your children will enjoy the miles of soft sand that is perfect for sand castles and maintained daily by a full time campground manager. On a hot day, the whole family can cool off in a designated swimming area that will suit a non·swimmer that just wants to make a splash, to the most experienced swimmer. At the end of the day, parents can enjoy a grassed picnic area, complete with camp stoves, while the kids practice their skills on a new playground located right on the beach. Pelican Point Campground features 56 sites, new washroom facilities, complete with showers, a marina, a concession and mini-golf. During the long weekend in August take part in the sand castle contest or beach volleyball or just sit and enjoy the end of summer fireworks show.

Campground reservations are done through the Alberta Parks website and Call Centre:


  • 56 sites – some with power ($31 Power, $25 unserviced)
  • Beach
  • Caretaker/manager on site
  • Day/use area
  • Fire pits
  • Firewood ($)
  • Fish cleaning stand
  • Group camping available
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Interpretive trail
  • Picnic tables
  • Showers


Tillicum Beach Park: Located on Dried Meat Lake, 1 km east of Camrose on Hwy 13, and then 14 km south on Highway 56.

Located on Dried Meat Lake, popular for boating and fishing, is this quiet campground.  The park has coin-operated showers, walking trails, playground, and boat launch.  There are 7 camping sites with power ($31 per night).  The campground is on the “first come – first served” basis.

New Norway Campground:

Along Highway 21 South of Camrose in the hamlet of New Norway you will find the New Norway Campground.

The campground has 5 serviced campsites as well as an un-serviced area available for use.

Registration is first come, first served and payment is on the honor system.  The serviced sites are $31 per night and un-serviced are $25 per night.  There is a Camp Kitchen and washrooms available, but no shower facilities.  New Norway has ball diamonds available for tournament use as well.

Hamlet Campgrounds:

  • Duhamel (Ross’s Flats Campground)
  • Meeting Creek
  • Round Hill