New members are always welcome to join any of the following organizations. Please call the contact person for details about meeting dates and goals of the organization.
Stirling Cubs, Scouts & Venturers
The full Scout program is provided within the community by parents & community members.
Stirling Good Food Club
Using the advantage of bulk ordering, it is possible to pre-order fresh produce that is purchased in Raymond and delivered to Stirling once a month
Contact Person: Stacey Maynes 403-756-2254
Stirling Historical Society
The Stirling Historical Society maintains and hosts the Michelsen Homestead, a provincial historical site located in the northwest part of the village. The original Michelsen home was built in 1907. The LDS church sent Andreas Michelsen and his family on a mission to Stirling to help build a canal from Kimball, which is south of Cardston, Alberta to Stirling. The Michelsen Homestead is opened to the public for a nominal cost from May to September. Membership in the Stirling Historical Society is opened to all residents of the village and surrounding area. The society is the organizer of the annual community Village Garage Sale in May.
Contact Person: President, Tom Memmott 403-756-3366
The Lioness Club shares in the motto, “we serve”. Membership is open to all adults. We encourage new ideas, and look forward to getting to know you. We have some great family traditions in our club that we would like to be able to share with more new members. We promote joining the Lioness club for at least two years, and see if you can make a difference. Lioness Clubs offer leadership opportunities. The group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., from September till June. We also have social activities that build community spirit. Stirling is a great place to live and raise a family.
We serve, and by serving, we build community.
Contact Person: Connie Nelson 403-756-3589
The Stirling Lions Club is a non-denominational service club dedicated to serving our community. The Stirling Community Centre (with its two bowling alleys lanes), Stirling playground and the Stirling fishpond are all projects spearheaded by the club. Stirling School, the library, fire department and cemetery have all received financial support from the Lions. The club membership is open to men and women over 18 years of age who wish to help those less fortunate than themselves. The group meets the 1st Monday each month at 8:00 p.m., September through June at the Community Centre.
Contact Person: Jimmy Nelson 403-756-3451
Stirling Parent/Teacher Association
The association of parents & teachers who work together for the benefit of Stirling School children. Our main focus is to be a source of information for the principal towards the children’s education. We also plan special events & provide programs in the school.
Contact Person: President Cindy Smith 403-388-0150
The Seniors group is for people 50+ years old. The group meets at the Senior’s Center located in the new Stirling Community Center. Meetings are on Thursdays at 6:00 throughout the year. The second and last meetings of the month are potluck suppers. The group has a pool table, games, and entertainment and arranges tours to special events.
Contact Person: Seniors Club President, Grace Sansome 403-756-3385
Stirling Silver Saddle Club (SSSC)
The SSSC maintains a large, outdoor arena with lighting. Members can use the arena for riding at their convenience as well as participate in riding events and training organized by the club.
The SSSC meets on the first Wednesday each month at the Stirling Community Centre or at the SSSC new Concession Stand.
Stirling TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
TOPS is a non profit organization that provides local support for anyone wishing to lose weight using healthy food choices, exercise & lifestyle changes. It is a fun way to share with people who have similar interests.
Contact Person: Colleen Ward 403-756-3883
Stirling Volunteer Fireman’s Association
We have experienced firefighters & EMS volunteers and excellent fire fighting equipment. The department is always on the search for new members. If you are interested and are a team player please contact one of the members for more information. We supply the finances for training and equipment, all members are volunteers and do not receive wages. Are you aware that without a local fire department, your insurance rates would be much higher?
Fire Station Phone: 403-756-2113
Phone Contact: Fire chief, Thomas Hodder 403-635-2057
Theodore Brandley Library Board
The board of directors makes operational decisions & supports the volunteer and paid staff at the library.
Contact Person: Library Board Chair, Suzanne Montague 403-756-3580
Stay and Play at the Parent Link Center
Stay and Play is a valuable program for parents and children (birth to six years) to attend together. This program is provided by FCSS and your tax dollars and there is no charge and registration is not required. Songs, rhymes, stories, sand and water play, dress ups and housekeeping, blocks, science, and creative art are all available in a safe and inviting learning environment. We also offer Parenting Classes and some evening programs where registration is required. Call Stacey 403-756-3572 for more information or come drop in and see what we’re all about! We are located at the Lion’s Hall in Stirling. Visit our website for more information www.bewfcss.ab.ca
Contact Person: Stacey Maynes 403-756-3572
Great Canadian Plains Railway Society
The Great Canadian Plains Railway Society runs and maintains the Galt Historic Railway Park. The society’s mission is promote the history of the railway development in Southern Alberta region from the late 1800’s to the 1930’s and to recognize the significant contribution made by Sir Alexander Galt & the Canadian Pacific Railway in developing the region. For more information, visit their website at http://www.galtrailway.com/.
Contacts: President: Geoff DeBoer 403-327-2854
Past President: Ray Oldenburger 403-382-0312
Bill Hillen 403-327-6893