Stavely & District Agricultural Society:
The Stavely & District Agricultural Society operates the local Stavely Arena. The arena holds many events year round and is an important part of Stavely.
If you are interested in booking the Stavely Arena click here for our calendar
Outside of the large cities, the Elks #112 Lodge boasts the largest membership in Canada and has been in operation in Stavely since 1925. Their motto is “Promoting & Supporting Community Needs”. Visit the Elks page to find out further information and see what programs they offer.
The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Canada was founded on December 27, 1912 with the institution of Vancouver Elks Lodge No. 1. The influence of Elkdom quickly moved across the Dominion. Alberta’s first premier, the Right Honorable A. C. Rutherford served as Grant Exalted Ruler in 1917. Right Honorable R.B. Bennett joined Calgary Lodge No. 4 in 1929, one year before becoming Prime Minister of Canada.
The Stavely Elks Lodge was instituted on July 17, 1925 and was active until 1942-1945 when it became inactive during the war years. In 1945 a meeting was held and the lodge was restarted. It continued to grow reaching a high of 304 members in 1980. We presently have 176 members and are the largest lodge in Canada outside the major cities. Members generally come from the M.D. of Willow Creek, but we have members from High River, Calgary, Grande Prairie and even as far away as Vancouver. These members are usually people that joined while living in or around Stavely and have just retained their membership over the years. We guess they do this so that when they come back to Stavely to visit they can come out and attend a meeting or if it is a supper meeting they can enjoy an excellent meal with a number of friends.
It is worth to note that every year we have a new leader and have only “recycled’ an Exalted Ruler twice since 1945. The last time that a member was Exalted Ruler for two years was in 1962.
The Stavely Elks held their first New Year’s Eve Dance in 1925 and it continues to the present time. Santa Claus first assisted the Stavely Elks to present candy bags to the kids on December 22, 1925 which we still do today. The Stavely Elks started the first annual kiddies picnic in the summer of 1928 at Willow Creek Park and continues it today at Centennial Park in the Town of Stavely.
The Elks were instrumental in building a covered curling and skating rink in 1927/1928 and, when it burned down in 1958, helped with funding and volunteered time for separate covered buildings in 1959. The skating rink/arena was renovated in 1975 to include artificial ice, and in 1980 with new dressing rooms and lobby renovations (with monetary help from the Elks). Sadly in 1983 it burned down again. Undaunted, the Elks once again, stepped up and helped with money and many volunteer hours to build yet another new arena in 1984. In 2002 the ice surface was expanded and the Elks contributed once again to this project.
Our Motto and Vision:
The Elks Motto is: “Promoting and Supporting Community Needs”
The Elks Vision Statement is: “To be the most progressive family focused organization in Canada. Meeting community and member needs and expectations.”
To connect with the Stavely Elks please send an email to StavelyElksBPOE112@gmail.com
The Stavely Elks and Royal Purple are now run 3 overnight camping parks in the Stavely area – Willow Creek, Pine Coulee and Clear Lake. The Stavely Elks Parks offer something for every camper. Rustic river bottoms, well-manicured powered sites, large group camping facilities, Clear Lake Hall and excellent fishing locations are just a few of the benefits to staying at a Stavely Elks park.
Website: Campgrounds I Stavely Elks Parks
Membership Director: Tim Nelson 403-625-0467
Independent Order of Odd Fellows:
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge was established in the Town of Stavely in 1907. Beaver Lodge #27 meets on the first Thursday of the month at the Stavely Community Hall except July and August.
For further information contact Dale (Friday) Gugala at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the IOOF website at www.oddfellowsalberta.ca.
The Stavely Royal Purple Elks Lodge #99
The members of the Royal Purple of Canada focus primarily on the promotion and support of community needs across Canada through Local and National Programs.
We are continually seeking new members to bring fresh ideas and increase our ability to support the communities of Nanton, Claresholm and Stavely. Everyone is Welcome to join us at a meeting.
Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month September through June at the Stavely Community Hall @ 7:00pm. Alternating months a social evening with dinner is enjoyed by all.
The Royal Purple of Canada was founded on September 11, 1914 and was incorporated under a special Dominion of Canada Charter with the Elks of Canada. The first lodge was set up in Vancouver, B.C. Working diligently to develop the organization across Canada, Alice Morrow became the first Supreme Honoured Lady (National President).
Since inception, the Royal Purple of Canada has grown to over 200 Lodges and 7,000 Members. Membership means you will receive a warm welcome when visiting any Lodge, a network of friends that you can tap into anywhere in Canada. Extending this network further is our partner Organization, The Elks of Canada.
The members of the Stavely Royal Purple Elk Lodge #99 are focused primarily on the promotion and support of community needs through local and national programs. Our objective is to support our communities with donations made to a variety of organizations or groups in need of financial assistance. Our two main fundraisers for the year are the Lobsterfest in June and The Christmas Market in November.
We are continually seeking new members to bring fresh ideas and increase our ability to support the communities of Nanton, Stavely and Claresholm. You are welcome to join us at a meeting.
Meetings are held every second Wednesday of the month September through June at the Stavely Community Hall, time: 7:00 p.m. Alternating months a social evening with dinner is enjoyed by all.
Emily Alsgard 403-489-0102
Florence Husted 403-625-1672
Stavely Golden Age Center
The Golden Age Center is a non-profit organization for seniors located in the large blue building on 5060 50 Ave Stavely. We strive to be a welcoming place to everyone. All of our members are encouraged to have fun, be positive, and be understanding of every person.
The building was started in the early 1970s by a group of volunteers who put a lot of work into it. The main part of the building features a kitchen area and a large open area for activities. An addition to the building was built in the 1990s featuring a pool table and shuffle board. In this section there is also a craft and sewing room available for all members.
Our monthly cribbage tournaments are a testament to welcoming everyone, as we have regular guests from Calgary, Lethbridge and Cardston. We enjoy bridge and shuffle board events on a weekly basis which are a casual fun event for all our members. A pool table is available along with Bingo events which FCSS puts on throughout the winter. Stavely Golden Age Center has WIFI allowing Zoom access for those who aren’t able to make it in person to games and events.
The Golden Age Center hall is available for private functions ranging from day rentals to hourly rental. Please contact us for more information.
If you are interested in becoming a member our annual fee of individuals over 55 is $25 per year.
For further information please contact us at:
Monday – Thursday 2-4pm
Museum Society and Stavely District
We are located on the corner of 49th Ave and 52nd St. Our doors officially opened in 1989 after two years of collecting, organizing and accessioning. We could never have accomplished such a task had it not be a Community effort.
In 2015 the doors closed once again for two years, while the Museum was being renovated. Once again, through the help of the citizens of Stavely, the Grand Re-opening was held in 2017.
The museum holds many treasures, new and old displays, new and old sections. The Stavely & District Museum Society works hard to keep the Museum interesting by changing displays every year so that each year will continue to give the returning and new visitor something different to see. There is always something new going on, whether it be putting information on a computer system to renovating the thresher shed that holds our rare 1903 Altman Taylor Threshing Machine. There are displays on our WWI and WWII veterans, an old kitchen, store, an immensely fascinating rock display and so on. The museum is a hands on experience with many antiques that can be touched and tried.
The Museum would not have been able to complete the many renovations and updates, without the help of the local service groups, grants and donations that the Museum has received. Since the Stavely & District Museum is a non-profit organization it is operated on donations, and every single donation has been a great help and will continue to contribute to new and on-going projects.
In the year of 2017, the Stavely & District Museum took over the former United Church (dating back to 1909). The Corner Wedding Chapel will be available for small (75-80 people) weddings. We can provide contacts for an officiant, caterer and venues for receptions if required. For further information contact: email@example.com.
Hours: June 1st to August 31st
Thursday – Monday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., closed 12:00 – 1:00 for lunch
Tours are available.
For further information please contact:
Stavely Indoor Rodeo Association:
This society handles the immensely popular annual Stavely Pro Rodeo. For more information check out their website: Stavely Indoor Pro Rodeo (stavelyprorodeo.com)
Stavely Community Chest:
Stavely’s Community Chest collects donations for distribution to various charities. This eliminates the necessity for these charities to canvas door to door. Donations can be left at the Stavely ATB Financial Agency or mailed to Community Chest, Box 249, Stavely, Alberta, T0L 1Z0. In 2016, Stavely’s Community Chest contributed to 19 different charities.
Contact: Candice Greig 403-625-7117
Stavely Youth Hall
The Stavely Youth Hall has a small committee which continues to ensure the Youth Hall is kept in good working operation. Over the years different youth programs have been offered. Currently some of the programs offered are Sky-Anna School of Highland Dancers, FCSS Playschool and SUCH Drama. The Hall is also available for private functions such as parties, 4H, music recitals and more. The Youth Hall continues to rely on donations from local groups to pay overhead costs.
President: Jenn Kewley – 403-835-1451
Secretary: Linda Smiley – 403-489-1661
Town Rep: Janice Binmore – firstname.lastname@example.org
RATES for RENTAL:
Weekly/Monthly: To be determined depending on amount of usage
Yearly: Available, please contact the Youth Hall Board for more information.
The Friends of the Stavely Library
Our Mission is:
The Friends of Stavely Library Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and supporting the lives of patrons, students, and educators who use the Stavely Municipal Library. We do this by providing resources, communication, and encouraging involvement in the library, school and community. We sponsor assistance to the Stavely Library Board, raise funds for supplemental educational materials, experiences, support school and family social interaction, and provide a non-biased forum for sharing information on issues that impact our patrons.
The Friends of Stavely Library Society are committed to fundraise for the purchase of books, equipment, furnishings and other resources as deemed necessary for the Stavely Library.
For more information please contact: Bev at the Stavely Library. Phone: 403-549-2190.
Since our inception in 2018 our group has donated $5000.00 / year (2019 and 2020) to the library. We have been busy trying our hands at various fundraising efforts. Our most successful fundraisers have been:
– the Highway Cleanup where we do 20 km
– we also do a 50/50 draw in the Fall
– garage/book sale
– clean up of the Oddfellows Oyster Feed
– a pancake supper
– and other donations (Stavely Recreation Board, etc.)
We are always looking for new volunteers to help us with our fundraising efforts. We are waiting to qualify for a Casino as we are a new society and there is a waiting period.
Town of Stavely
5001 50th Ave
Stavely AB, Canada T0L1Z0
Monday-Friday 8-4 (closed from 12:30-1:30) Saturday-Sunday Closed