Linda Agricultural Society
(Linda Pöllumeeste Selts)

The rebuilt Linda Hall in 1931. Estonian pioneers settled in the Stettler-Big Valley area in 1903-1904. In 1910 the settlers discussed the need for a community centre to serve their social and economic needs, including the establishment of a Linda Agricultural Society (Linda Põllumeeste Selts). Meetings of the Society included discussions of events and celebrations such as Jaanipäev (midsummer solstice), Christmas, music/theatre, weddings and other gatherings.

Minutes of Linda Agricultural Society meetings, covering the period from 1913 to 1932, were prepared in Estonian until the 1950s. In the early 1920s, the name of the Society was changed to the Local Linda 485 of the United Farmer's of Alberta (UFA). The Minutes of the initial meetings for each of the 1913-1926 and 1927-1932 periods are included; complete sets of Minutes are preserved as part of the Estonian Collection at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in Edmonton.

Alberta's Estonian Heritage