The Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club are a group of women that meet
together to socialize and participate in community outreach programs. The Club was established in 1953. To be a member of the Club, women must be from families that lived in Southern Alberta prior to December 31, 1910. The Club meets together on the first Wednesday of the month to socialize.
The Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club is a branch off the men’s Pemmican Club. On 12 December 1894 the Old Timers Association was created (the name has changed multiple times over the years). The purpose of the men’s club was to arrange a New Years’ Eve Club and the planning/work of the association was to be done by people who had arrived in southern Alberta prior to 1886. Throughout the years the Pemmican Club has had the purpose:
“to encourage fellowship, entertainment and social enjoyment for the members; to collect and preserve the early history of Lethbridge and southern Alberta; and provide assistance to members and their families through difficult times in their lives”.
In the same way, the Ladies of the Pioneers Pemmican Club follow a similar guideline for membership, traditions and charity work. The Ladies have worked many volunteer hours at the Chinook Regional Hospital making dolls for sick children and other programs, and have participated in charities throughout Lethbridge. They also donate generously to various organizations in Southern Alberta, such as animal shelters and Meals on Wheels.
Scope and Content
2019.1030/001: “Secretary Book” – Administrative Records, including meeting minutes, attendance records, newspaper articles, etc., 1989-2007.
2019.1030/002: Miscellaneous Letters, 2000-2001
2019.1030/003: Audited Financial Statements, Part 1/2, 1995-1999.
2019.1030/004: Audited Financial Statements and Account Book, Part 2/2, 1977-2001.
2019.1030/005: Event Invitations, 2000.
2019.1030/006: Massed High School Choir Concert and Coalhurst background, 1948.