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Stirling gears up for Settler Days

Posted on July 12, 2018 by Westwind Weekly
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Jeremy Appel
Westwind Weekly News

The Village of Stirling’s annual Settler Days are happening this year from July 19-21.
Mayor Trevor Lewington says the purpose of the days are to bring the community together for three days of family-friendly and affordable entertainment.
“The idea is for the community to be able to come out and celebrate, and spend some time with their neighbours,” he said.
Lewington added that he’s grateful for the amount of work volunteers have put into making Settler Days a success.
The events kick off on July 19 at 7 p.m., with Music on the Veranda at Michelsen Farmstead. Attendees will be able to purchase a hotdog and pop for $2.
At the same time, the weekend’s slow pitch tournament begins, while a teen pool party starts at 8 p.m.
Friday’s festivities begin with pickleball at the tennis court at 5 p.m.
An hour later, people can get chili and a bun for $1 at the Reunion Centre.
The Cake Walk, which is listed as a kid favourite on Stirling’s website, begins at 7 p.m. at the Reunion Centre, where you can drop off cake or cupcakes and have them judged for prizes.
The second day concludes with a screening of the musical “The Greatest Showman” at the park at 9:40 p.m.
The final day of festivities begins bright and early at 7 a.m. with the 5-km Pajama Run, which begins in front of the pool.
There’s also a 2-km category for children 11 and under.
The entrance fee is $15 including a t-shirt, or $5 without.
Those interested on registering can contact Stephanie at 403-393-6627. The village has a parade at 11 a.m. and free family rodeo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The festivities conclude with 11 p.m. fireworks at Reunion Centre Square.
For the full schedule and parade route, visit

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