Community Organizations

Strasbourg and area has a hardworking, dedicated group of people who take an active role volunteering their time in the operation of many community organizations. We recognize and say thank you for the vital contributions, you, the volunteers make.

Please email strasbourg@sasktel.net to send us a write-up of your organization.

Angela’s Dance Academy

Angela’s Dance Academy is under the direction of Angela Mayor and has been in operation for 35 years. The fully-equipped private dance studio is located at 122 Mountain Street in Strasbourg and is home to boys and girls from the surrounding areas.  Ages 2 1/2 and older study the disciplines of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, musical theatre, baton twirling, hip-hop and production.  Session classes are also available during the fall months.

Throughout its history, the studio has been home to local, provincial and international dance and twirling champions and many have continued their dance training in professional dance companies, as well as successfully running their own dance studios.

The students provide entertainment to the community, compete yearly at competitions and take great pride in their year-end show, Dance Fantasy, which stages the first week-end of June each year.  Angela’s Dance Academy are also hosts to an annual dance competition, Dance Alive, which is held each spring. “Dancing for today…building for tomorrow” is the studio’s motto.

For further information, please contact Angela Mayor: Studio phone (306) 725-3710 Home (306) 725-4167 austin.angela@sasktel.net

Between Friends Quilter’s Guild

A meeting was held in June of 2000 to determine if there was enough interest in the district to form a quilter’s guild. This was a result of requests from various individuals to the Strasbourg Recreation Board for quilting classes.  People from Nokomis, Semans, Bulyea and Strasbourg attended that first meeting.

The first meeting of the guild took place in September of 2000. Our membership has grown to over 30, coming from as far away as Regina and Saskatoon and in between.  We have retreats in February/March and November each year. Education is an important aspect of the guild, with classes at many meetings and the retreats. We donate quilts to various charities such as Ronald McDonald House, Regina General Neo Natal Unit, Strasbourg Kidsport, Silton Recreation Board, ALS, MS Society, care homes in the district, Breast Cancer and the list goes on.  We have an Annual Quilt Show in November alternating locations between Drake and Strasbourg. New members are always welcome.

www.facebook.com/betweenfriends.quiltguild

Country Women’s Network (CWN)

Who are we? A committee of women from Strasbourg and surrounding area who plan two big events every year for the women of our area. We pride ourselves in very few meetings but still fulfill our goal of informing, entertaining and pampering the women in our area!

What do we do? Spring Ladies Day – This day begins at 1:00 p.m. with registration and welcome. We then have two presentations separated by a great coffee break. We try to have one presentation that is educational and one that is a little lighter. The day is topped off with a wonderful catered supper. Topics we have covered include: interior design, wills & estate planning, healing with humor, farmyard landscaping, self-esteem, fashion shows, handwriting analysis, farm income diversification, time management, multiculturalism, and many, many more!

Summer Bus Trip – This day begins usually around 8:00 a.m. and we travel to places in Saskatchewan that you always say that you want to stop at but don’t always get the chance. We include coffee breaks at unique locations and always end up with a supper and back home in the early evening.

Places we have been include: Abernethy – Motherwell Homestead and Bluenose Country Vacation Farm, Moose Jaw Tunnel Tour, Rosthern Seager Wheeler Farm, Veregin National Doukhobour Heritage Village, Claybank Brick Plant, and soooo many more!We also sponsor awards at the Bulyea and Strasbourg schools every year for agricultural related Science Fair Projects. Usually at Christmas time we do a members only Christmas outing/party of some sort as well.

How do I get involved?  In the fall, after harvest is over, we have our organizational meeting for the year. That is when we accept new members.

How can I get more information? You can contact Rita Kerr at (306) 725-3149 any time and she will help you with whatever you need! Come on out and have some fun with us!

East Shore Wildlife Federation

The East Shore Wildlife Federation – EWF (a branch in good standing of the provincial organization, Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation – SWF) is a non-profit, non-government organization committed to the wise use and management of all of our natural resources.

The local branch was established in 1979. Seeking to follow the SWF mission statement “to ensure the wildlife legacy we leave to our children surpasses that which we inherited,” dedicated supporters and volunteers continue to work towards ensuring a lasting legacy of wildlife and wild places for future generations. Over the years, approximately $60,000 have been donated to Habitat Trust to purchase land – a quarter section of this protected land is located nearby for the usage of wildlife members and local groups like the Boy Scouts or Girl Guides. An archery package (National Archery for School Program- NASP) was purchased so that local schools can provide archery training to interested students. Funds have been donated to fisheries programs for studies and research on Last Mountain Lake. Club activities include a photo contest, fish derby, antler scoring, Hunter Safety training and an annual local awards/fundraising night.

Monthly meetings are held traditionally on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September to May with the annual meeting held in December. Paid membership in the club/SWF includes monthly publications of the Outdoor Edge magazine. Contact any member of the executive for information on joining or participating in any of the worthwhile projects/events.

President – Garrett Hill
Vice President –Todd Bracken
Secretary – Murray Wild
Treasurer – Nola Schulz
Awards – Ray Wild/Nicole Bracken

Ladies Auxiliary to Last Mountain Pioneer Home

The Ladies Auxiliary was formed on September 23, 1965 when a group of ladies, from the district, met at the Municipal Office in Strasbourg for the purpose of forming an auxiliary to Last Mountain Pioneer Home. The Auxiliary is a volunteer organization and over these 42 years, the main objective has been the comfort and needs of the residents in our Home.

In 2007, sixteen members worked as a group to provide little extras and kindnesses for the residents. We held three teas and supplied and served lunch at two Farmers Markets and from our fundraising events have supplied needed items for the residents. Our activities over the year include treats for Valentine’s Day, plants for Easter and Christmas, birthday gifts and a party each month, a Christmas party, purchasing and planting front flower beds and a sum of money each month for fresh fruit.

Auxiliary meets on the second Monday of each month except July and August. Meetings are held in the Activity Room at the Last Mountain Pioneer Home at 2:00 p.m. We are a dedicated group of ladies and we always welcome new members.

Last Mountain Theatre Company

The Last Mountain Theatre Company (LMTC) is a thriving, not-for-profit community group dedicated to the continuation and preservation of amateur theatre. With over 20 full-time members, LMTC runs, on average, two productions a year – a fall production and a full-length dinner theatre in the spring. Every second year, the fall production is replaced with a highly successful haunted house; the basement of the Strasbourg Memorial Hall is transformed into a highly-detailed, gruesome masterpiece, resulting in one terrifying experience. The LMTC mentors and shares resources with the William Derby School Drama Club and has performed joint productions with them as well. LMTC has hosted the provincial Theatre Saskatchewan One-Act Theatre Festival, a well-attended weekend event where amateur theatre groups from across Saskatchewan showcase their one-act productions, complete with adjudication, various theatre workshops, and lively Green Rooms. The LMTC holds regular meetings, which are advertised in the community calendar. Anyone who is interested in any aspect of theatre, whether it is acting, directing, stage managing, technical, set construction and design, or make-up and costuming is invited to attend.

www.facebook.com/lastmountaintheatrecompany

Last Mountain Valley Business Association (LMVBA) 

The LMVBA is an association that collectively represents all businesses in our association and economic trading area for the mutual success of our businesses and the survival of our communities. Encouraging people to visit our area and hopefully initiate population growth in our communities and area. Please visit our website www.lmvba.ca. If you are interested in more information, please contact president Kirby Kazeil at kirbykazeil@gmail.com

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Senior Citizens’ Club

Senior Citizens’ Club meets every Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. in the Seniors’ Room at Strasbourg Memorial Hall. Various card games such as whist, rook, and 500 are played. They also hold potluck suppers which everyone enjoys. The last Friday of each month is a time to celebrate birthdays that fall in that particular month. They acknowledge the birthdays and serve cake and ice cream. After the birthday celebrations everyone enjoys a game of bingo. Club meetings are held every two months. New members needed and welcomed! Please contact Jessie French 725-3035, Elsie Bakken 725-3123 or Jean Thomas 725-3139 for more information.

Strasbourg & District Farmer’s Market

Strasbourg & District Farmer’s Market has lots to offer from home baking, fresh farm eggs to sewing and crafts. Markets are held the second Saturday of each month March through December. Contact Anne Davey to book a table at 725-4223. Come on out and see what we have to offer and have some lunch served by local community groups.

Strasbourg Expos

Strasbourg Expos joined the Qu’Appelle Valley baseball league in 1990. The league consisted of six teams, which has grown to have 13 teams to date. The Expos have been in the league for 17 years and have won the league three times. The league will began the 2008 season using wooden bats for the first time since the 1960’s. The Qu’Appelle Valley league has been running for over 50 years. For more information contact Hugh Heintz at (306) 725-3771 or email hdheintz@sasktel.net.

Strasbourg Girl Guides

From its beginnings in 1980, Strasbourg Girl Guides, at that time a Brownie Unit, has grown to include other branches of Guiding including Sparks, Brownies, Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers. 

The Brownie Motto of “Lend a Hand” has been evident as the girls provide service in the community. Some of the projects that the girls have undertaken over the years have included scraping plates at the annual fowl supper, tree planting projects, building and placing birdhouses with the East Shore Wildlife Federation, and participating in the Yellow Fish Road project – a conservation project which reminds residents that storm drains are not for disposing of toxic waste. Share the Warmth, Food Bank donations, Shoreline clean-up and preparing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child have been other worthwhile endeavors. The Pathfinder and Ranger did a used and new book drive and collection over 2,900 book for the Saskatoon Early Learning centre.  All Strasbourg Guiding Units participate in the annual Tim Hortons and Girl Guides Clean Up, Saskatchewan Event. The girls also enjoy visiting the Seniors at the Pioneer Home and Centennial Manor.

Highlights of the years’ activities have included trips to the Science Centre in Regina, attending performances at Globe Theatre and the Performing Arts Center, visiting the T.V station, the Parliament building, hiking along the Trans-Canada Trail at Lumsden and Fort Qu’Appelle, visiting the Fish Culture Station at Fort Qu’Appelle, and hiking the trails at the Wildlife Headquarters at the north end of Last Mountain Lake.  Each year the girls look forward to making new friends at The Spark Sprees, Brownie Revels, Guide Rallies, and Pathfinder/Ranger Camps, which are planned at the district or provincial level. Camping and the Outdoors are major parts of the Guiding program. 

Girl Guides of Canada has training programs to prepare leaders to successfully plan and organize camps with the girls. The Girls have enjoyed many camping experiences over the years. Can-Ta-Ka-Ye, the Provincial Girl Guide Camp on Lake Diefenbaker has been a favorite place for the younger girls to gain camping experience.  The Strasbourg groups have enjoyed spring and winter camps at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park, Strasbourg Bible Camp and Last Mountain Regional Park on several occasions, with each camp having a well-planned theme. The Pathfinders and Rangers have held their camps in other wonderful places around Saskatchewan.

Some Strasbourg Girl Guide Leaders have attended the Provincial Girl Guides Heritage Lake Camp northwest of Prince Albert. The sound of the loons at dawn and in the evening, the gentle lapping of the water on the beach, or against the sides of the canoes, the rustle of the leaves along the path as the girls hiked around the lake – sounds of the forest . . .  a memorable experience in wilderness camping – no electricity, no flush toilets, no showers – not even a telephone on site!  The Girl Guide motto of “Be Prepared” takes on a whole new meaning in these kinds of circumstances!!

Leadership skills are another part of the Guiding program. The Lady Baden Powell award is the highest award a Guide can received, the Canada Cord is the highest achievement that Pathfinders can earn in the Guiding Movement … a program dedicated to the development of good citizenship, loyalty and trust, and a commitment to faith, family and community. In the Ranger Program, the girls can receive the Bronze, Silver or Gold Chief Commission Award and the Commonwealth Award. Also, the Rangers can earn a Special Project High School Credit by completing the requirements for service to others in the community.

The girls learn valuable skills as they fundraise to support their various projects, activities, and camps. It is through the sale of yummy Girl Guide Cookies, and the local Girl Guides Community Spirit Calendar that the girls can have these opportunities as they lend a hand, do a good turn, and serve others. The Pathfinders and Rangers have fundraising events to help them go on trips and camping.

Over the past 36 years of Guiding in Strasbourg, more than 250 girls have danced around the Brownie Toadstool, Sparks have learned to Share and Be A Friend, and the Guides, Pathfinders and Rangers have made their promise. “I promise to do my best, to be true to myself, my beliefs and Canada. I will take action for a better world, and respect the Guiding Law.” It is with this spirit that all girls and women in the Guiding movement attempt to make the world a better place through service to community and to the world.

We would encourage women who would like to become part of this great organization to join us as we have need for leaders.

*Sparks: ages 5- 6; Needing a leader!

*Brownies: ages 7-8
Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays for Brownies from 3:30 until 5:15 p.m.

*Guides: ages 9- 11
Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays for Guides from 3:30 until 5:15 p.m.

*Pathfinders: ages12- 14; *Rangers: ages15-17
Meetings are held weekly on Wednesdays for Pathfinders/Rangers after school till 5.30 p.m.  

Girls and women are welcome to join at any time during the year. For more information, contact Bonnie Pratchler at 1-306-484-4544 or visit www.girlguides.ca

Strasbourg Golf Club

  • 9 Holes
  • Sand Greens
  • .4 km east of Strasbourg
  • Open April 15th to October 15th
  • Concession open on weekends

Strasbourg Minor Ball

Strasbourg and area kids have been playing baseball here for many generations. The enrollment of the teams goes up and down over the years, but it remains a great way to get out and enjoy yourself in the spring, either as a player, a volunteer, or a parent.

Strasbourg Minor Ball is a non-profit organization that offers age groups from Pre-Rookie (under 6), Rookie (7-9), Mosquito (9-11), Peewee (12-13), Bantam (14-15) and Midget (16-17).Our home field is the Lions Ball Park just east of Strasbourg, across the road from the golf course.

At present, the contacts for Strasbourg Minor Ball are:

Beau Johnston, President   rbjohnston@aski.ca

Deena Slough, Secretary  bill.deena@canwan.com

Jessica Dreger, Treasurer  dregers@sasktel.net 

Strasbourg Preschool

Strasbourg Preschool has been operating for several years. It is run by an elected parent board (usually three people), who volunteer their time each year. We have a general meeting for all the parents who wish to enroll their children at the beginning of September. The time will be advertised in the Last Mountain Times and posted on the community bulletin boards.

Three and four year olds are able to enroll and each parent will be required to help out with a few classes throughout the year. The last few years we have been running it on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, from 9:30 – 11:30.

The aim of the preschool is to provide a warm, supportive environment that stimulates all areas of your child’s growth and development (treating each child as an individual). The focus will be on learning through play, with a limited introduction of structured activities.

For more information you can contact the teacher, Teresa Kuski at (306) 725-4258.

Strasbourg Recreation Board

Strasbourg Recreation Board celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2006. The Rec. Board has provided leadership, in the community, in the fields of sports, recreation and culture. The past number of years their focus has included fitness and wellness. This hard working group of volunteers supports and organizes recreational and cultural events for the Strasbourg area.

www.facebook.com/StrasbourgRecreationBoard
 

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