Angela's Dance Academy
is under the direction of Angela Mayor and has been in
operation for 27 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
Throughout it's 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
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
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 Feb. or 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.
Country Women’s Network (CWN)
Who are we? A committee of women from Strasbourg and surrounding
area who plan 2 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
What do we do? Spring Ladies Day - This
day begins at 1:00 p.m. with registration and welcome. We then
have 2 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
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
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 @ 725-3149 any time and she will help you with
whatever you need!
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
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
The Ladies Auxiliary was formed on September 23, 1965 when a
group of ladies, from the district, met at he 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 p.m. We are a dedicated
group of ladies and we always welcome new members.
Welcome to Strasbourg. Are you looking for something for you
children? Do they seek fun, excitement? Do they love
camping, hiking, fishing, building and learning new things?
Are they want to meet new people, make new friends? If so we
are the group for them. Hi my name is Syrita and I am here
to tell you a bit about what is it we do here with the Last
Mountain Scouting. LMS for short. We are new to the
surrounding area. We have kids from all around us. We
started September 2010, in reviving the old group and making
it new. Our group at the moment is currently running Beaver
and Cubs. We are always looking for kids to join. Let me
tell you a bit about what we have done in that last few
months and what we are planning for the new year.
In September we opened our doors to whomever wanted to join,
we have a Beaver Colony and we also have a Cub group. In
October we started our Scout Popcorn Fundraiser, that went
well for the first time. We held an all sections Bring a
Friend event that was also a Halloween party. The kids did
crafts, played games, made snowmen, ate mummy hot dogs. They
had a costume fashion show also. They had a great time. I
think the parents had fun too. In November we continued to
sell popcorn, and were invited by the school here in
Strasbourg to take part in the Remembrance Day program. The
Cubs and Beavers were in full uniform for the event.
December the Cubs took part in their first ever Overnight
Winter Camp. The kids had a blast. They got to go sledding,
snowshoeing, they did survival drills and took part in a Spy
Hunt. Lets just say they are still asking about going again.
They all had fun.
We are hoping that 2011 will be just as much fun. We have so
many activities that we want to do with the group. In
February the Beavers are going to be having a Beach Party.
The Cubs are going ice fishing. The group is also going to
do a big recycling day and do bottles that the Govan Scouts
have donated to us as they are joined up with us. March is
Earth Day so the kids will be having a couple of camps on
the 26. May is our busiest month as we have the Cub Car
Rallies, Scottish Camp, a trip to the Fishery, and a Circle
Shoe Camp. In June we are planning a big raffle and having a
big wrap up party.
Our Beaver group who is run by Brianne Hoffman (Hawk eye)
our leader, Syrita Emery (Sunshine) assistant leader. We run
the group currently Monday nights from 7pm-8:15pm with one
Saturday a month. The age group for Beavers is 5-7.
Our Cub group is run by John Emery (Akela), Lowell Strauss (Baghera)
Assistant Cub Leader, Dean Hack
(Baloo) Assistant Cub Leader. Cubs are run twice a month
also but around John's work schedule. They run on Thursday
nights from 7pm-8:30pm and one Saturday a month. Cub age is
We are trying to get more Scout age kids involved so far we
have one who works with the Cubs. So if your child is 11-14
and is interested give us a shout.
If we have peeked your interest, and you wish to see what we
are about give John a call. He can tell you all you need to
know and if you want to see what is involved come and join
us at a meeting some time. Here is how you can get a hold of
John Emery - 725-3138 (home), 725-1204 (cell) or
Syrita Emery-725-3138 (home), 725-1205 (cell) or
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.
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 Jan at 725-4350.
Citizen's Club meets every Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 -
4:30 in the Senior's 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 Tuesday 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 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.
Expos joined the Qu'Appelle Valley baseball league in
1990. The league consisted of 6 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 begin
the2008 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 725-3771
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, and
Pathfinders. Junior Leaders have also been a part of the
organization helping with the Sparks and Brownies.
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 Eastshore 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, and preparing shoeboxes for Operation
Christmas Child have been other worthwhile endeavors. Strasbourg Girl
Guides 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
Highlights of the years’ activities include trips to the Science
Centre in Regina, attending performances at Globe Theatre,
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 Camps which are
planned at the district or provincial level.
Camping and the Outdoors are major parts of the program. Girl
Guides of Canada has training programs to prepare leaders to
successfully plan and organize camps with the girls. The Sparks
and Brownies 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 camps at Rowan’s Ravine Provincial Park and Last Mountain
Regional Park on several occasions, with each camp having a
well-planned theme – From Experiencing Life as a Pioneer to
Christmas in June with Santa coming down the lake by canoe to
the Aliens Have Landed and launching rockets at the closing
ceremonies to end the camp.
Strasbourg Girl Guides 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
Canada Cord is the highest achievement that girls can earn in
the Guiding Movement . . . a program dedicated to the
development of good citizenship, loyalty and trust, and a
commitment to God, family and community. A Special Project
High School Credit can be earned by completing the requirements
for service to others in the community.
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.
Over the past 30 years of Guiding in Strasbourg, more than
200 girls have danced around the Brownie Toadstool and the Girl
Guides 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.
Meetings are held weekly on Tuesdays. The Sparks and Brownie
Units meet after school from 3:30 until 5:00 p.m. The Guides and
Pathfinders meet Tuesdays from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. Girls are
welcome to join at any time during the year. For more
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 PreRookie (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:
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 725-4258.
Board celebrated it's 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.
Tiny Tots and Helping Hands Day
Care - was opened by a group of parents in
January of 2007. An application to the
government to obtain funding was approved in March
of 2007 for 25 approved day care spots. The board
has been working very hard in the past year to find
a facility that will house the designated funded
spots. The need has been addressed and the board
look forward to having a long over due day care in
the area. Click here
for more information.
is held every year in late fall, an event organized by the
Strasbourg Recreation Board and sponsored by the Town of
Strasbourg. All new residents moving into the community and
rural area in the past year, receive an invitation to attend
and are introduced and receive a package from the community
extending the hospitality to each and every
family. Strasbourg a welcoming community, a great place to
live and a great place to call home.