About Us

Our Team

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Owner/Operator

Wendy Rairdan

wendy@rairdanservices.ca

587- 441- 6400 Ext. 1

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Bookkeeper & HR

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 Administrative Assistant

Carla McPherson

admin@rairdanservices.ca

StettlerLocal.com is a hyperlocal, online community magazine owned by Rairdan Services, Inc. Our company also owns the Jewel Theatre, Reel Good Coffee, Stettler Community Screens and StettlerBiz.com. Rairdan Services, Inc. is Stettler owned and operated and employs ten people and several local contractors. Our company focuses  100% of our efforts on providing excellent services for the communities and residents of the County of Stettler. 

StettlerLocal.com receives no funding support and depends on advertising dollars to provide the following information to the residents of the Town of County of Stettler: 

  1. Stettler Community Calendar - We curate and take submissions of local events and then amalgamate this into one comprehensive community calendar. We then share these events on our social media platforms, our free weekly eEdition, and Stettler Community Screens. Events are managed and updated daily by our Editor. 

  2. Local Job Board & Volunteer Board - Opportunities within the Town & County of Stettler are shared on all our social media platforms, Stettler Community Screens,  and our free weekly eEdition. These boards are managed and updated daily by our Editor. 

  3. Local Spotlights - These articles began during COVID-19 when the community was under extreme stress and seemed to be very divided. Local Spotlights was about telling the stories of the people woven into the fabric of Stettler, putting faces and names together and reminding us that we are all connected and part of the community. 

  4. Town & County of Stettler Business Directory - We are proud to host the most current and comprehensive business directory within the Town & County of Stettler. Our business directory is reviewed daily and also offers an online form to help businesses add their free or featured listing, update their information, or cancel their listing. We add businesses to this list weekly and are always improving this directory. Businesses are categorized to help locals connect with local businesses and services. 

  5. Sustainable Stettler - A page dedicated to local green initiatives, Weekly Green Tips, information on where and how to recycle, yearly Eco Award winners, and Heartland Beautification events. This page is sponsored by StettlerLocal.com. 

  6. New as of Summer 2022, Outdoors - A detailed directory of hikes, parks and playgrounds within the Town & County of Stettler. These listings include hours, photos, amenities, maps, and information on available activities throughout each season. The directory is still being developed with a new listing every week through the fall of 2022. 

  7. Food & Drink - A space dedicated to news about Stettler's food and drinks. Weekly 'Recipes from the Past' connect us with old cookbooks and cooks from the region, news about new places to eat in the Town & County of Stettler, highlights of local dishes and drinks, articles on how to grow fruits, herbs and vegetables, and seasonal recipes from a local cook. 

  8. Arts & Culture - This page celebrates the local arts and culture within our town and county. Articles on local musical performances, plays, high school drama club, Alberta Culture Days events, Music in the Park, articles about local exhibits, museums and much more.

  9. Gardening in 3b - Weekly gardening advice specific to our zone through the summer and through the winter we provide advice on how to keep your house plants happy and plan your next summer garden. 

  10. Health & Wellness -  We publish articles on promoting health from Alberta Health Services, articles from a local professional who works in harm reduction, we create a monthly Mental Health Awareness Tip, and publish events and other articles on not just physical health but mental health as well. 

  11. Agriculture - At our core, we are an agriculture community. This space provides advice articles  from a local beef consultant, articles on local agricultural events, and much more. 

  12.  Our History - We collaborate with a wonderful, local historian who shares articles and photos from the history of the town and county. 

  13. We also host seasonal information & informational web pages dedicated to:

    • Remembrance Day​

    • Annual Holiday Shopping Guide

    • Annual 'Halloween Fun List'

    • Annual StettlerLocal.com Easter Egg Hunt

    • Mother's Day & Father's Day 

    • Spring Break 

    • Back to School 

    • Canada Day 

    • Annual 'Year in Picture' in January of every year

    • Annual local Alberta Culture Days events

    • Light the Night

    • Local elections

    • Community Safety Series - Crime Prevention, Fire Prevention, Emergency Preparedness, Mental Health Awareness and our monthly Drive Safe Stettler campaigns with safe driving reminders corresponding to the season. 

 

Rairdan Services, Inc. gives back to the community through:

  • promoting local events at no cost for free events and just $10 for paid events

  • publishing articles that share positive news and help us grow as a community

  • providing local, targeted digital marketing options for businesses of every size

  • promoting community safety campaigns including our monthly Drive Safe Stettler campaign, and our weekly Community Safety Series. We also donate communications to Alberta Ag Safe by communicating their monthly safety campaigns.

  • collaborating with Heartland Beautification Committee to provide the Sustainable Stettler page on our site dedicated to informing the community on where and how to be a more green community, publishing and promoting Weekly Green Tips on all our social media platforms, Stettler Community Screens and our website. 

  • supporting local non-profits and service groups by:

    • providing a full directory of non-profits and service groups to help connect residents to local organizations and promote volunteerism.

    • supporting local fundraising efforts with event promotion, article submissions and coverage.

    • sponsoring Stettler KidSport - The Jewel Theatre is a sponsor of Stettler KidSport, and through our Green Jewel Program we are donating 100% of all our returnables from the theatre from June 2022 to June 2023, and we are also donating 10% of all our concession sales on Thursday nights to Stettler KidSport during this time. 

    • sponsoring Animal Haven Rescue by publishing a Pet of the Week article on our website, our weekly eNews and the Stettler Community Screens to help raise funds and find homes for pets cared for by Animal Haven Rescue

    • sponsoring the Stettler Town & Country MuseumReel Good Coffee will donate a Free Latte coupon to everyone who purchases a ticket to the Booseum in 2022, and we also donate all the advertising and marketing for this event at no cost to the museum.  StettlerLocal.com also sponsors all the advertising for 'Light the Night' and hosts the light display community voting on our website. 

    • sponsoring Stettler Health Services Foundation. The Jewel Theatre hosts a movie night every year for the Festival of Lights with all ticket sales going to the foundation, and we donate auction items to the yearly fundraising auction.

    • sponsoring Night Before, Night Before. The Jewel Theatre provides a free movie night to the community for this annual event during the Christmas holidays. 

We support local fundraising, donate advertising, publish articles of interest and work with local businesses and organizations to help bring #stettlertogther.