Settled in the Last Mountain Hills is the friendly town of Strasbourg. The earliest settlers came to this area in 1884 and the area became known for its rich agricultural soil and ample land for pastures. The town has a rich cultural and historical background, originating with the German pioneers who settled the area. The town’s name was originally spelled Strassburg – ‘Strass’ meaning ‘street’ or ‘road’, and ‘Burg’ meaning ‘town’. The spelling was changed to the French “Strasbourg” in 1919. Strasbourg and area has a hardworking, dedicated group of people who take an active role volunteering their time in the many community organizations that support our recreation, culture, and tourism industry. The population is 756, and the town serves a rural population of approximately 1,100. The rural municipality served is the RM of McKillop.
In 2018, in an event at the Legislative Building in Regina, Strasbourg was recognized by the Saskatchewan Government as an Age-Friendly Community.
The community had completed four Age-Friendly milestones: establishing an Age-Friendly Committee, achieving local government support, assessing the community, and implementing an action plan to achieve this honour.
The photo below was taken at that time.
Town of Strasbourg
Strasbourg Recreation Age-Friendly Board
The committee was formed on February 8, 2015, with 17 committee members. In 2018, the committee re-organized, and currently has 9 committee members.
Date completed: May 6, 2016
The surveys were placed in 410 mailboxes and distributed to 28 housing units, with 62 responses
Items in initial action plan:
Previous Actions Listed by Domains
Outdoor Spaces & Buildings — more benches in community
Transportation — volunteer taxi service
Housing — low rental property, Senior Manor
Social Participation — offer courses, communication issues
Respect & Social Inclusion — youth-senior programs
Civic Participation & Employment — Recreation Board
Communication & Information — community calendar
Community Support & Health Services — health and wellness fairs
AF Strasbourg updates on Current Work, February 2023
AF Strasbourg has been busy! Here is an update, divided into the appropriate domains.
Transportation Domain: AF Strasbourg provides free rides to local seniors to their monthly Toonie Lunches. For more about the Toonie Lunches, see below in Social Participation.
Social Participation Domain: This is a very active domain in Strasbourg.
Civic Participation & Employment Domain:
Community Supports & Health Services Domain:
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Previous (Pre-2022) Goals and Plans:
Current work listed by Domains:
Outdoor Spaces & Buildings — Park Revitalization Project
Transportation — Free rides during month of December, more volunteer drivers
Housing — all low rentals are full, and Senior Manor completely occupied
Social Participation — videos produced for all community events, and people given links to watch on home computers
Respect & Social Inclusion — Specific parking set up at events, for people needing closer to program area. People helping at events with elevator assists.
Civic Participation & Employment — all programs have posters printed and put up in all senior facilities
Communication & Information — Board members attending Senior events at their facilities and telling groups about upcoming events. Hand-outs.
Community Support & Health Services — Age-Friendly community events in partnership with LMVBA, free ice cream in the summer, free coffee, free baking.