Chautauqua 2017

Canada’s Mormon Trail is bringing back Chautauqua.  Stirling and Raymond will host the 2017 edition on June 16-17. Stirling will host the Friday, June 16 events.

To find out what each community is doing click on the name to learn more about their schedule.


Chautauqua’s Got Talent – $2000 First Place Prize

Stirling will host the opening night show for Chautauqua’s Got Talent on Friday, June 16.  Prizes will be $2000 for first, $1000 for second and $500 for third place.  There are only 25 spots available so sign up soon.

Raymond will host the “finals” on Saturday, June 17.  With judging taking place live that evening.

Tryouts  and competitor selection begins on May 11.  For more information and to sign up visit or click the link:

Please submit your application for by May 24, 2017.  Your application should include a DVD/Video submission as well.  Please print a entry form from the link:

Chautauqua’s Got Talent – Entry Form Package

Live Theatre Production Show Featured Each Night

Check out the Live Theatre production show hosted in Raymond the week of June 13-17.  The live show “Diggers” is volume 2 of the Chautuaqua series and is based on the settling of the community of Magrath.  Tickets are $15/person and can be purchased through the Cardston Community Theatre website.
Special thanks to those who made this play possible. The script was written by Jonathon Penny, the music was composed by Mark Mitchell and the play is being directed by Mark Easthope and Lori Garner.

What is a Chautauqua?

 It is an educational, cultural arts, religious and recreational event that is coming back to southern Alberta! The Chautauqua is sponsored by Canadian Badlands Tourism and Canada’s Mormon Trial –  Schedules are now up on the website.

 Click here for more information the history of Chautauqua!

Here is the Stirling schedule for Chautauqua 2017

Coming soon.

Volunteers needed

We are still looking for some volunteers for a couple of the Stirling events. Please contact the Karma McClenagan if you can help out.

Or to Volunteer, please contact

Chautauqua 2017 is sponsored by Canada’s Mormon Trail.MormonTrail Logo

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