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Appaloosa Horse Club of Canada
Contact: Sharon Duncan
Mailing Address: PO Box 940 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: 4909 1st Street West
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Description: National Registry office for Appaloosa Horses in Canada. Maintains Registry. Information: National Awards and/or points earned. Operates the Canadian Appaloosa Horse Museum.
Chamber of Commerce (Claresholm & District)
Mailing Address: PO Box 1092 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Phone: 403-625-0375 (call or text 9 to 5 Monday to Friday)
Location: Meet at various restaurants for lunch meeting
Hours: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon.
Description: The Chamber is a local, independent, non-profit and non party-political organization, funded by membership subscriptions. They serve as a business advocate association to support local businesses and the community.
Claresholm Animal Rescue Society – CAReS
Mailing Address: Box 2579 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: 4110 3rd Street East (west of the Town Shop)
Hours: Wednesday to Saturday noon – 4pm.
Description: Claresholm Animal Rescue Society (CAReS) operates the community’s animal shelter and holds stray and abandoned animals for the Town of Claresholm under the animal control bylaw. CAReS is a no kill shelter and adopts out dogs and cats to loving, forever homes. For more information or to view the animals visit our website at: www.claresholmcares.com
Claresholm and District Fair Board
Location: Meets at the Library
Hours: 4th Tuesday of the month. Call for times.
Description: The board is responsible for setting up the bench show, determining classes to be judged, procure judges, and the pay out of prices during Claresholm’s Fair Day celebrations.
Mailing Address: PO Box 2013 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: Indoor Range, Community Centre
Hours: Meetings with Fish & Games 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30pm
Description: The purpose of this organization is to raise funds for wildlife habitat.
Ducks Unlimited is North America’s leading conservation organization.
Farmers Market (Claresholm)
Contact: Irene Gladstone or Barb Uhl Or 403-625-3392
Mailing Address: PO Box 1197 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: Claresholm Arena, Wednesdays 3 to 6pm (July to mid-September)
Description: Look to the Farmers’ Markets for nature’s best produce, where the food is fresh, high in quality and the next best thing to harvesting it yourself. You will also find baked items and local handicrafts.
Fish & Game Association
Contact: Dwayne Glimsdale
Mailing Address: PO Box 2013, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Hours: 3rd Monday of each month at 7:30p.m.
Description: A non-profit organization that has been around for over 70 years. Promotes conservation, wildlife, firearms safety, marksmanship, and better hunter/landowner relations.
Garden Club (Claresholm)
Mailing Address: PO Box 2547 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: Claresholm Public Library – Bill Simpson Meeting Room
Hours: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm
Description: Facilitates the monthly meeting of plant enthusiasts to share their ideas, knowledge and plants. Encourages community beautification through gardening practices.
Mailing Address: PO Box 2313, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: Lions Room- North end of the Community Centre
Hours: 1st Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Description: Chartered in 1989 group objectives are to support youth orientated causes in the community. Some examples are the Christmas Craft Fair, babysitting courses, Girl Guides, Swim Club, PAL project, Golden Eagle Book Award, just to name a few.
Mailing Address: PO Box 1707, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: Golf Course
Hours: 2nd Wednesday of each month @ 8:00pm
Description: Kinsmen assist with many local clubs such as Golf, Junior Curling, Boy Scouts, Minor Hockey, etc.
Knights of Columbus
Contact: Joe Quinn (Grand Knight)
Mailing Address: PO Box 793, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 344 – 50th Ave West
Hours: Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7pm
Description: Church Support, Community service, and support many church charities
L.D.S. Relief Society
Contact: Jude Juras
Mailing Address: PO Box 1780, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 4954 – 3rd Street East
Description: Strengthen women and their families. Classes in homemaking, personal development and self-reliance are offered.
Lions Club (Claresholm)
Phone: 403-625-0558 (Secretary)
or 403-625-3480 (Catering)
Mailing Address: PO Box 222, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: Claresholm Community Centre
Hours: 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:30p.m. of each month
Description: The Claresholm Lions Club was chartered into the worldwide organization in 1968 and has been serving the community and surrounding area since. Funding has been provided to new ball diamonds, indoor swimming pool, Community Centre kitchen renovations, Claresholm Public Library, sporting and youth groups, and the CNIB just to name a few.
Ministerial Association (Claresholm)
Mailing Address: PO Box 313, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Hours: Meet the 1st Wednesday of the month (except July & August) at 9:45 am.
Call Chair first for interests in making presentations to the Ministerial.
Description: Working together with a holistic outlook to meet the spiritual needs of the community. Joint worship events for ministerial churches, Support role of community Chaplin, Emergency support for transients, provide worship services at local term care facilities.
Porcupine Hills Classic Cruisers
Contact: Dave Wasylyshen Phone: 403-625-6023
Mailing Address: PO Box 2586 Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Meetings held throughout the year in the library to organize an annual Show’n’Shine event for classic and special interest vehicles held during the August Fair Days weekend.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #41
Contact: Kevin Linn
Mailing Address: PO Box 807, Claresholm, AB. T0L 0T0
Location: 414 – 53 Avenue East
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 2:00 to 6:00pm
General Meeting held on the 1st Wednesday of each month (excluding July & Aug.) at 7:00p.m.
Description: A place to go for a drink, a visit, a game of crib or darts. This group strives to help various community and youth projects. They continue to offer assistance to veterans and dependents in need.
Rug Hookers Club
Meet and work on projects 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at the library. Everyone welcome!
Sons of Norway
Contact: President Alfred Hanson (403-625-3125)
Mailing Address: PO Box 43, Claresholm AB T0L 0T0
Location: Claresholm Community Centre. Lodge Room
Hours: 1st Thursday of each month. Supper is at 6:00 pm Meeting follows at 7:00 pm
Description: Fraternal organization to preserve the heritage of the Norwegian ancestry through culture, baking, sports, music, etc.