What is the Beautification Committee?
Town Council set a goal to beautify the Town of Stettler in 1995. A committee of local residents, town staff and Councilors was put together to make sure the community had input. The new “Heartland Beautification Committee” soon began producing more attractive things in the town like the mural on the water reservoir, hanging baskets, banners, recycling program and memorial tree park. Some of these were controversial such as the threshing machine in Pioneer Park directing the public to the museum and the pergola, a hard landscape feature symbolising local architecture while providing visual value summer and winter without obstructing traffic. All of these projects have been done on a reasonable budget with volunteer help and donations.
In 1998 the committee joined the increasingly popular “Communities in Bloom” competition as a tool to get the businesses and residents thinking about how they can beautify Stettler. The Beautification Committee has been highly complimented on their improvements to Stettler by the Provincial and National Judges.
The committee is broken down into sub committees which each focus on different areas of beautification. They are Environmental Action, Stettler Blooms, Heritage Conservation, Tidiness and Parks & Trees.
Some of the goals of the committee for the future are to engage younger people so that the improvements done will have value for young residents of Stettler who are becoming engaged with in their town and will be here for many years to come.
If you have an interest in making Stettler a more attractive community, please feel free to call the Parks and Leisure office at 403-742-4411 for more information on how your input might be best utilized, and that could very well be be by joining the committee or one of their sub-committees!