Multi-purpose Building Project

Multipurpose Building Donation




Thank you for your interest in this project and your generous CHARITABLE donation to the Multi-Purpose Building Project.

TERMS and CONDITIONS: If the Priddis Community Association (PCA) is of the opinion that a revised purpose for the use of this donation gift is appropriate, the PCA shall exercise its discretion, in consultation with the donor where possible, and use the gift to the best advantage of the PCA for other purposes consistent with the spirit and the intent of the donor.

Exterior Rendering

Lower Floor Plan

Upper Floor Plan

Gallery

​The Priddis Hall is a beautiful, historic venue in the heart of the foothills. A perfect location for weddings, birthday parties and group functions.
Please contact Irene Smith at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for further details.

Priddis Families

MOM & TOT MORNING

Parent and Tot coffee morning at Jane’s Cafe meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am.

A child friendly exercise class is now being offered at the Hall.

For more information contact - Lindsay Flynn: 403-813-3263.

Priddis Bootcamp

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Take sometime to check out these links to local groups.

Priddis Moms Connect Facebook Page

First Priddis Beavers, Cubs & Scouts

Priddis Panthers Hockey Association

Priddis Early Learning Program

Links & Organizations

Here is a list of helpful organizations from in and around the Priddis community to the Calgary area and others.
To contact local businesses such as Jane’s Coffee Shop or Riplee’s Ranch Pet Food, follow the link on the right side of the page.

If you would like an additional link added to our page please contact us.

Local Businesses

The following businesses are located in the Priddis community and surrounding area. If you would like to advertise here and support your local community association, contact us.

Events

​The 50/50 winning ticket is a yellow ink on white background ticket #646574. The winner will receive $492.50 upon presentation of the matching ticket.

Contact Ed Osborne

403-931-2923

Contact

Current Priddis Community Board Members

  • President: Ed Osborne / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-539-9838
  • Vice President: Frank Brooks / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Secretary: Laurie Sedgwick / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-931-7530
  • Treasurer: Sue Dunne
  • Memberships: vacant
  • Maintenance: Scott Rand & Wendy Johnson
  • Priddis Early Learning Program: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Priddis Families Liaison: Lindsay Flynn / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-813-3263
  • Priddis Panthers: Joey Duzlemic / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • Grants: Brian Erhardt
  • Hall Rentals: Irene Smith / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-931-2517
  • Newsletter - Priddis Post: Sue Warren / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-931-6701
  • Teen Challenge Liaison: David Tait / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
  • M.D. of Foothills Representative: Suzanne Oel / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) / 403-931-2711
  • Members at Large:
    • Dave Urquhart
    • Erling Nielsen

The board meets the first Monday of each month (excluding July and August) of every month at 7:15 p.m. at the Priddis Hall. Everyone is welcome; your input and interest is very much appreciated!

Memories from Priddis Founding Families

Historical accounts of life in Priddis, provided to us by those who founded our community, their descendants and friends. The following is the first of what we hope to be an expanding collection of mini-biographies about Priddis founding families.

In Memory of Francis Eunice Jessie Shaw

Francis Eunice Jessie Shaw was born in 1913 when children were to be seen and not heard and a women’s place was in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant, but for Eunice, life took a different path.

Shortly after Eunice was born her father paid ten dollars to the government for a quarter section of land, three and a half miles south of Priddis, Alberta. As the only child of a farm family, Eunice was taught and expected to work on the land just as any boy would have done. Her father was a progressive thinker who taught his daughter that a woman could do anything she aspired to do, even learn to drive a car when she was only thirteen, so her Dad could open the gates and her Dad could drive the Model T through them.

Social life was limited in rural Alberta but Eunice’s parents were well-educated, avid readers and conversationalists. Eunice remembered Sunday teas WI meetings, the discussion over the Person’s Case and her mother’s first opportunity to cast her vote in an election.

Eunice graduated from high school in 1931, attended Mount Royal Junior College for a year, and was in the first graduating university transfer class in 1932. She then went to normal school located at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art and when she didn’t get a job upon graduation in 1933, went on to Olds College to do a two-in-one course in agricultural homemaking.

Eunice taught in various rural Alberta schools from 1934 until 1940 when she married George Park. Eunice ran her father’s store in Priddis when he retired George worked for the municipality.

Eunice was involved in her community, was a lifetime member of the Anglican Church of Canada, was a life member of the Westoe WI and wrote the story of it’s history for the book, Our Foothills.

Life for Eunice held it’s challenges. as a young girl she fell off her horse on her way to school and broke her leg. Unfortunately, it didn’t heal correctly so she walked with an unusual gait. Eunice had to take a year off teaching in 1937 to nurse her dying mother. Her father lived with her and George for 23 years until his death in 1963 and that was, I understand, a trying situation at times. George, Eunice’s husband was a traditionalist who was not as well educated as Eunice, was not very sociable but was a workaholic. This situation made life lonely and difficult for Eunice at times, but they stayed together, through the thick and thin of it, for fifty-one years, until George died in 1991. After George’s death, Eunice moved to Trinity Lodge in Calgary where she would no longer have to cook and Clean.

Eunice died in September of 2003 without any immediate family to mourn her passing. Because neither George nor Eunice had any siblings and were not blessed with children, Eunice’s death brought an end to that branch of their families. But Eunice will not be forgotten! She was a feisty women who ruffled more than a few feathers along the way, and she was a veritable walking history book. She taught me a lot about the area in which I now live and always made me feel welcome in her home.

She was an independent woman, born before our society appreciated that characteristic in a woman.

Submitted by Carole McKiel-Kittler
Westoe WI, Priddis, Alberta

About Priddis

Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, Priddis boasts topography of rolling hills and spectacular scenery. It is primarily ranch country, but due to its proximity to the city of Calgary, the Priddis area is becoming increasingly popular for commuters to live and enjoy the glorious vistas, quiet lifestyle and friendly and active community atmosphere.

The Priddis name was based on mail delivery to and from the home of Charles Priddis. It used to be that the mail was left on his table within his home and each one sorted out his own. When a regular post office and mail service was requested, the authorities used the name Priddis as the mail was going to the Priddis shack and he was to be postmaster.

Charles Priddis was well educated and dedicated to children, he aided in the development of the Priddis School by donating land for the building and loaning his home for the first classes until the school was ready for use. He also donated pieces of land for the Priddis Farmers and Ranchers Hall and St. James United Church.

Many events have taken place over the years in Priddis and surrounding communities, and in 1914 most often they were based on sports events, such as polo and racing, hunting, and fishing, tennis, hockey and curling, cricket and football. The early settlers traveled great distances often by horseback and therefore a sports event could last more than the time it takes to play, even more than the time it takes to visit and picnic, it could very well last for days. Today the Priddis Community Hall is busier than ever with the hall in use EVERYDAY!

The Priddis Community Hall is situated in the hamlet of Priddis and is, at over 100 years old, the oldest Hall in Alberta. It is as charming as it is well appointed with a commercial kitchen and hardwood floors. The Hall has a picturesque setting on the Priddis Creek with lovely grounds and ample parking. The Priddis Post Office is also located on the Community grounds situated in the old school house built in the early 1900’s.

To find Priddis, head west on Highway 22X (Marquis of Lorne Trail/Spruce Meadows Trail) from Macleod Trail South for 14 kms. There you will find the Priddis General Store and the Priddis View & Brew for excellent homemade food and specialty coffees.

Please visit the Our Roots website for more information about the M.D. of Foothills and Foothills Echoes.

Publications

Priddis Post

The Priddis Community Association publishes a local newsletter, The Priddis Post, several times a year. In it you will find information about the many fun and exciting events happening in the area. Newsletter publications and distribution will occur several times throughout the year.

Past Publications of The Priddis Post:

September 2016
April Issue 2016

October Issue 2015
April Issue 2015
September Issue 2014

Memberships

Membership dues are payable to the Priddis Community Association in September of every year. Please renew your membership annually to ensure that you and your family can participate in the many community association events, as well as be able to take advantage of our great facilities. Membership forms can be printed off (see PDF below) and returned, with payment, to the Priddis General Store, or mailed to:

Priddis Community Association
P.O. Box 77
Priddis, AB
T0L 1W0

PRIDDIS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP FORM HERE

PRIDDIS COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION BUSINESS MEMBERSHIP FORM HERE




Bylaws

Also, the PCA has updated the bylaws under which they operate. Please take the time to review these bylaws and feel free to contact the board with any questions or comments.

PCA Bylaws

Hall Rentals

The Priddis Comunity Hall Is nestled in the heart of the Hamlet of Priddis next to beautiful Fish Creek. It can accommodate up to 175 people. Facilities include two halls which can be separated by folding doors. One hall is approx. 25’ x 49’ and other is approx. 32’6” by 48’ with full commercial kitchen.

Our community hall was renovated in 2012 with new commercial kitchen appliances, counter-tops and floors. The interior and exterior were painted, the hardwood floors were refinished and the bathrooms received new counter-tops.

An outdoor community skating rink and playground are located on the premises. The historical St. James Anglican Church is situated across the road from the Hall.

Making our community HEART SAFE—In March 2007, the hall was equipped with a public access AED (Automated external defibrillator) that could potentially save the life of an individual working within our facility, a patron visiting our facility, or a member of our community. AED’s are valuable in the field of emergency cardiac care. It is our goal to provide CPR/Defibrillator training to as many community members as possible in order to strengthen the chain of survival. The kit has both Adult and Child size pads.

Rental Rates for Priddis Community Hall

Weekend Rates:

  • $200.00 for PCA members (must be a member for 2 consecutive years.)
  • $600.00 for all others

Additional Rates:

Hourly Rate:
  • PCA members only $25.00/ hour for a maximum of three hours (Mon - Thurs only).
  • Friday set up fee - $50.00 from Noon on with a Saturday booking
  • $300 Corporate 1/2 Day Rate (a.m. OR p.m.)

To inquire about renting Priddis Hall, call Irene Smith at (403) 931-2517 between 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday thru Saturday or by email to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Rentals



Hall Address:

178131 Priddis Valley Road W.

Welcome

Welcome to Priddis. Thank you for visiting our site.

MISSION STATEMENT

It is our mission to encourage, enrich and enhance the social, physical and cultural programs in our rural community, while recognizing and honouring its unique qualities and history.

COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Thanks to the generosity of community volunteers Geraldine, Arlene and Carole our much loved library is open again! Swing by the old school house to drop off book donations or pick up a new read on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 3 pm and 5 pm

COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

Be sure to take advantage of all that Priddis has to offer! Download your Membership Form here!

Follow the Priddis Community Association on Facebook for all the latest in the community!

Special Events:

Parent & Tot Mornings!

Parent and Tot coffee morning at Jane’s Cafe meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 9:30 am. Watch here and on the Priddis Moms Connect Facebook Page for more details.

A huge Thank You to Jane’s Coffee Shop for welcoming us and letting our group use their space.

For more information contact - Lindsay Flynn: 403-813-3263

2017 Stampede Breakfast - Winning 50/50 ticket is yellow on white background #646574.

The winner will receive $492.50 upon presentation of the winning ticket.Please note that the 50/50 winner has until January 9, 2017 to claim the prize. Call Ed Osborne at 403-931-2923.

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Upcoming Events

Nov 20
9:30am–10:30am
Jazzercise

Nov 22
9:30am–10:30am
Jazzercise

Nov 23
9:30am–10:30am
Priddis Bootcamp

Nov 24
Chicken Supper

Nov 25
7pm–10:30pm
PriddisTurkey Bingo

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Hall Rentals

The Priddis Comunity Hall can accommodate up to 175 people. Facilities include two halls which can be separated by folding doors.

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