Stirling, Alberta

Village of Stirling
Nickname: National Historic Site
Motto: Experience The History
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Village of Stirling
Location of Stirling in Alberta
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Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Southern Alberta
Census division 2
County Warner
Founded 1899
Incorporated September 3, 1901
Government
 - Mayor Larry Nilsson
 - Village Manager Scott Barton
 - Governing body Stirling Village Council
 - MP Rick Casson
 - MLA Paul Hinman
Area
 - Village 2.64 km  (0 sq mi)
Elevation 935 m (0 ft)
Population (2006)[]
 - Village 921
 - Density 349.5/km (0/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span TOK 2EO
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 4
Highway 846
Waterways Stirling Lake
Historic Sites Galt Historic Railway Park
Michelsen Farmstead
Website: Village of Stirling


Stirling is a village in southern Alberta, Canada. It is located on Highway 4 31 km (19 mi) southeast of Lethbridge and 72 km (45 mi) northwest of the United States-Canada border.

Demographics

In 2006, Stirling had a population of 921 living in 299 dwellings, a 5.0% increase from 2001. The village has a land area of  km ( sq mi) and a population density of /km (/sq mi).[0] Since 2006 Stirling has grown to 951 according to the 2007 Census.

History

Stirling, founded in 1899 by Theodore Brandley, was one of two communities that owed its existence to a partnership between The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and Charles A. Magrath of the North Western Coal and Navigation Company. It is named after J. A. Stirling, Managing Director of The Trusts, Executors and Securities Corporation of London, which owned shares in the Alberta Coal and Railway Company.

It is currently the most intact example of the plat of Zion format, in which all the streets and avenues run straight, in a grid format. It has been designated as a Canadian National Historic Site.[2]

On May 5, 1899, the first LDS settlers arrived and planned out the formal town site of Stirling. At the time, Alberta Rail and Irrigation ran a narrow gauge line diagonally from Lethbridge to Stirling and then to Coutts. The Canadian Pacific Railway later bought the rail line and needed extra space for a junction point for the line between Raymond and Foremost. This junction was named New Stirling. In 1912, New Stirling’s name was changed to Maybutt, after Mr. William Fisher’s wife, May Butt. Mr. Fisher was the original owner of the town site of Maybutt and the first owner of the Prairie Queen Hotel.

Education

Stirling has one school that covers Kindergarten through grade 12 in the Westwind School Division. Enrollment for 2006 was 322.

Sports

The high school girls basketball team won the 1A girls basketball provincial championships in 1997–1999. They placed in three other provincial championships between 1996 and 2006. The Lakettes won or placed second for 6 straight years between 1996–2003.

The high school boys basketball team won the 1A boys basketball provincial championships in 2001, 2003 and 2006. They placed second in three other provincial championships between 1996 and 2006. The Lakers have played in 6 of the last 10 championships.[3]

In 2006 the final game was a decisive 98-68 victory over the third-ranked Youngstown Falcons. Besides the provincial title, the Stirling Lakers recorded a season of 30 wins, 9 losses, and 3 other tournament champion titles, including the 1A South Zone Title, the Picture Butte Sugar King Invitational, and the Mccoy Invitational.

The Stirling Lakers followed up their 2006 season with another provincial title in 2007. The Lakers were victorious in the championship game over their rivals from Foremost. On their way to provincials, the Lakers were also crowned South Zone champions.

Stirling Settler Days

Stirling Settler Days takes place in July. Events include a pancake breakfast, firefighter games, a parade, a movie in the park, a community dance, a rodeo, and fireworks.

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