Senior Society celebrating 30 years

The Stettler Senior Social Society is celebrating 30 years. The celebration will be an opportunity for the Stettler community to celebrate a notable milestone in its history.

For the past 30 years, the Society has provided inviting social connection opportunities for seniors and the community with bus excursions, bingo’s, dinner theatres, mingling and dancing.

Founded in 1985, when a group of Legion members initiated a fund for a Senior Lodging Complex but were turned down, the Society changed their focus to build a social gathering place for their 360 plus members and the community.

By August of 1988, the land was secured and a lot prepared for construction.

It was not until May 31, 1989 that Hanson and Sons Construction of Camrose were contracted with a bid of $322,500 to complete the long-anticipated facility.

The Society maintained ownership and operation for 10 years.

In May 2000, the hall was relinquished to the Stettler Legion but continued to use the facility until 2014 when the dance group had started to outgrow the hall.

The Hub within the Stettler Recreation Centre became the new and current home of the society’s monthly dances and events.

The first Society executive included President Robert T. Hallett; Secretary – Treasure Robert N. Spiece; Building Chair James W. Lorne; Board members Jack Armstrong, Russell Capel, John O. Chapman, Iris Chick and Helen Walker.

Currently, the Stettler Senior Social Society is thriving, as the third Thursday of the month, they host a dinner and dance with a live band averaging between 80 – 90 very-lively participants.

The events draw attendance from many communities, some as far away as Edmonton and Calgary.

Thanks to Casino participation, the Society has also been able to support most of the community service groups over the last number of years.

Everyone is welcome to support the Stettler Hospice Society and celebrate with the Stettler Senior Social Society while enjoying an afternoon and evening of dinner and dancing.

 

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