SASLAA Membership

Applications for membership for The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association are available.  There are now two membership options: Annual Membership for $10 per year and Life Membership for $25.  Questions?  Please email the Association Secretary sjmacgregor@outlook.com

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New Multi-Purpose Building

Phase 1 of the multi-purpose pole building is completed now.  Aside from being used to house portable horse stalls during events throughout the year, it will be available to rent by user groups for any number of different activities.  The second half of the barn, phase 2, will hopefully be built within the next couple years.


Salmon Arm Memorial Arena

Salmar Theatre members have donated a plaque to commemorate the memory of the veterans of the Second World War with the building of the Memorial Arena and the opening in 1958. Gary Brooke and Dr. John Henderson along with Phil Wright, President of the Salmon Arm and Shuswap Lake Agricultural Association installed the memorial plaque in the foyer of the arena.

In 1946, residents of Salmon Arm decided to construct an indoor ice arena as a memorial to local veterans of the Second World War.  A co-operative association was formed to acquire land and build a movie theatre with the intent that theatre revenues would be used to construct and operate the proposed arena.  The Salmar Theatre opened for business on May 5, 1949, and ownership was subsequently transferred to the Salmon Arm Community Association, later re-named the Salmar Community Association. 

Salmar Theatre operations proved to be successful and revenues were applied to the construction of the arena, which opened to the public on July 1, 1958.  Theatre revenues, as well as the proceeds of loans arranged by the Association, were utilized in further upgrades to the arena, notably the installation of an artificial ice surface in 1961.  Operational assistance was also provided by Association members through common membership in the Salmon Arm Memorial Arena Association. The Association continued to provide financial and operational assistance to the arena until operations were assumed by District of Salmon Arm in 1972.


Grant Support

The Salmon Arm and Shuswap Agricultural Association gratefully acknowledges the continued support from Grants that assist our organization with many projects. The Salmon Arm Savings and Credit Union has provided the funding to reclad one side of the Memorial Arena. Farm Credit Canada has supported the building of the new multipurpose pole building. The City of Salmon Arm has assisted the organization with many grants over the past years with new installations and upgrades to our grounds and buildings. Salmar Community Association and Shuswap Community Foundations have also provided grant funds for several project and through B.C. Lottery Community Gaming grants the annual Salmon Arm Fair is able to support the entertainment program that is enjoyed by those who come to the fair.


New Multi-Purpose Building

The light horse barn that parallels 5th Avenue SW on the south fairgrounds is nearing the end of its days.  One half of the barn has been demolished and construction of a new multi-purpose pole building begun.

This is phase 1, with the second half of the barn, phase 2, to hopefully be built within the next couple years.

Aside from being used to house portable horse stalls during events throughout the year, it will be available to rent by user groups for any number of different activities.