Our little club has a busy season booked already, with more sure to be added as we get rolling. We have events like the Family Fun Rodeo Series 3/5 in the series will be hosted at our venue. A barrel series called, Under the Lights is getting up and rolling here starting next wee already – every other Wednesday night through the summer with the finals the first weekend of September – with a saddle up for grabs. As always, we will have the mini chucks front and centre during Settler Days in July along with some family events and fun. Our concession will be available for all of these events, and a breakfast option available in the mornings for many of the rodeo series events. We will participate in the Settler Days parade and continue with our super popular team roping and family fun activity nights throughout the summer. Please remember that there is a steer fee if you are wanting to rope – you will be asked for that before you begin to rope that night ($20). Season waiver forms, membership forms are available in the black tube at the front gate – please complete one and contact an Executive member to give it to along with your payment. If you have purchased a membership for the season (family or individual) you will also receive a key to the grounds. If your require entrance to the tower or clubhouse you must contact an Executive member to be present. If you invite a friend who is not a member along with you to the grounds please have them complete the waiver and they will need to pay the $5 day fee. DO NOT lend your club key out to non-members – those who will be found doing so may risk loosing their membership. Please lock the gate when you are finished using the arena. Also, please ensure you respect the ground and others when you are on the SSSC property – review the club by-laws which are posted on the website and Facebook, or we can get you a hard copy. Mistreatment of the grounds, people and/or livestock will NOT be tolerated by any person on the grounds, member or not.
OH and you have to see the awesome tractor that has been sponsored to the Club this year – shout out to Rocky Mountain Equipment!
LET THE 2018 SEASON BEGIN!
Our club is a not-for-profit club in Stirling, Alberta. We use this yearly event as our main fundraiser to raise money for operation costs throughout the year, to help us to bring events like the Mini Chucks to our Stirling Settler Days, host Family Fun Rodeo events, provide prizes to contestants and to host numerous activity nights throughout the season particularly our popular family fun nights and team roping. Hope to see you there. We are also accepting auction item donations. Thank you for your continued support of our club.
This season has been a bit of a slower start for the club, mainly due to some upgrades we are making to the arena. We have moved the roping boxes over, created new catch pen and alley into the roping chute, as well as put in a long awaited runway into the arena as well. We are tidying that all up here this week and it will be ready to rock and roll with come our first major event of the season; The Family Fun Rodeo on June 24th (this year we are hosting two FFR events for their summer series). There will be a lot of contestants and spectators I am sure, and added to the concession this year there will be a breakfast available at this event, as well as hamburger’s (as well as our new SSSC hoodies which are super awesome – but I’m not biased at all I’m sure). We have a square available to make purchases with credit cards now as well. Check out the FFRS dates below for registration options. STAY TUNED FOR MORE AWESOME EVENTS TO COME (Settler Days, parade, mini chucks etc.).
Special thanks to all of our sponsors this year so far: Kabota Canada (for donation of a arena tractor for the season), Finning Canada, Volkswagen Lethbridge, Davis Pontiac Buick, The Merc, West Coast Reduction, OK Tire, Nelson Family Ranches, KingPin, as well as Stirling Truck and Tractor.
Wow! That was a fantastic night out on the (little) town. Our Valentine’s Day Dinner/Dance and Auction was a huge success. We had fabulous food prepared by the T&T Rasmussen duo – spaghetti dinner with all the fixing’s. The Raymond Mercantile donated a lot to the supper, and NFR donated the beef – thank you! So many awesome silent auction items from local businesses and talented individuals – thank you! Skoog’s the amazing decorating team – thank you! Clean Dance Entertainment for the boogie worthy tunes – thank you! Winter our local bar tender extraordinare – thank you! All the great baking creations for the dessert auction (high price cake of the night was $250) – thank you! And of course all the other SSSC volunteers for their help planning, preparing, setting up, working tables, and cleaning up … we couldn’t do it without you all – thank you! We will be sure to post our fundraising efforts as soon as we have all the financials squared away – but lets say it was a HIT! Here is some pictures from the night:
What could be better than a night out on the town with your honey bunny for Valentine’s Day. Let the Stirling Silver Saddle Club help make your special evening an easy one to plan. First we will have a fantastic Spaghetti Dinner, followed by an energetic and delicious live dessert auction. Then throughout the night, with the bar open (alcohol and non-alcohol bevies available) feel free to dance the night away in style with our DJ hosted dance party, but be sure to keep your eye on the silent auction or someone may get what you have your eye on! The club has made this night an Adult Only event, as all adults need some date nights free from the littles and lets face it they ate candy and partied the day before at school (most likely) – now it is your turn 😉
Tickets are available from SSSC club members – $25/dinner and dance, or $10 for the dance alone.
(Thank you to Anna Barnes for creating the poster for us!)
We had a very successful Pink event for Wild Pink Yonder’s visit and start of their last epic ride raising money for Breast Cancer research. The tally is still adding up, but it’s up over $6700 that the community raised to donate to the CRINA. We are in contention for winning Pinkest Little Town in the West, but we have some stiff competition by the sounds of it. Thank you for everyone who came out, volunteered, donated or supported in anyway. Here are some pictures from the event:
Just finished one major event with the WPY fundraiser (updates and pics coming soon) and on to another fantastic one. The Family Fun Rodeo Series is coming to Stirling on August 27th. Events include: Goats (untying or tying depending on age), Flag Picking, Pole Bending, Barrel Racing, Steer Daubing and Breakaway Roping. Contestants are from 8 and under to 18 and over! Fun for all ages for sure.
If you want to hometown it, or you are a contestant participating in many FFRS throughout the season please call in your entries to Kim @ (403)344-2123 or email entries to firstname.lastname@example.org – ENTRIES DATE is August 17-19th! Entry cost is $5 per event, $10 per livestock event.
There will be a concession available that day at the grounds as well.
August 12th the Stirling Silver Saddle Club and the Village, is the launching point for the last epic ride of the Wild Pink Yonder. They will ride to 23 towns in 23 days and 500 km across Alberta raising money for breast cancer research along their Pink trail. Towns pink it up in style and Stirling wants to send them off in style for their last time that they will do this ride. As the town pulls together it is considered a Fandango town – come and join us in Pink and raise money for a great cause, lets end breast cancer! AND have some fun while we do it. Steak dinner, family dance and separate beer gardens (for 18+) at the arena – real western/rustic … and PINK.
Get tickets while they last $25 for dinner/dance with a live band – Border Bound, for kids 12 and under $10 for hotdog and chips/dance, or if you just want to come kick up your heels $10 for dance only. Contact us to reserve your tickets now, or take your chances at the gates! Make sure you come in your Pinkest outfits (see contact page or our Facebook event)
Other things happening in town: Pinkest yard/house contest, Pink Memory Main Street (buy a sidewalk, or cross walk square and we will paint a commemorative ribbon you can put your loved ones’ name on if you like), and a Pink Parade the morning of the 13th. Keep your peepers open for WPY swag and nab some before it is all gone!
Ideas for how to Win the Pinkest Little Town in the West, if you want to join the ride and/or check out the ride and organization info can be found on the Wild Pink Yonder site, and check out this video.
STAY TUNED for more info and hope to see you there (with your dancing shoes on)!
Wow what a fantastic day! We had such a great turn out for the club events, so many that we had to sadly cut a few events out. So many kids got to ride in the barrel racing, try out a pony and turn some barrels for the first time – and even more got a wee bit muddy in the mutton busting. A special thanks to all the great SSSC volunteers, and the Walk family for the sheep. The crowds and the kids loved it! The mini chucks were amazing and they were great sports in the muddy arena, they weren’t about to let a little (or a lot) of mud in the face stop them. We got to try out our new BBQ as well – yum. Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the participants, all the onlookers in the cheering sections, and again the club volunteers for a special event. Cannot wait for the next one coming up – we have Chautauqua August 10th at 5 p.m. and the Wild Pink Yonder launch August 12/13th. Stay tuned. In the meantime check out some pictures from our fun in the mud.