Province of Alberta
MD Bighorn No. 8
UCC Justice and Reconciliation Fund
Nearly 150 years ago a story began to unfold in Southern Alberta with the arrival of George McDougall...
A humble church marked the beginning of the settlement in the region as we know it today.
In 2017, that church burned to the ground.
Even though the fire was devastating, it helped us realize that our relationship with the Stoney Nakoda Nation had weakened and that we now had the opportunity to come together to help support and restore the site for future generations.
After the first, we worked with the Province of Alberta and members of the Stoney Nakoda Nation to develop a plan to move forward and restore this treasured Alberta Historic Site.
In February 2019, the Province of Alberta accepted our proposal for the restoration of the historic church building, and in 2020 the restoration work began. By the Spring of 2021, the iconic building will once again stand against the beautiful backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.
Our next project at the Morleyville site is a new and improved interpretive walk that will better tell the story of our Stoney Nakoda neighbours. With your help, our collective history can continue to be told "Through the Eyes of the Stoneys", for the benefit of our visitors.
Please send a note via email or in your e-transfer if you would like to designate your donation to a specific project such as:
Enhanced Interpretive Walk
Ongoing Site Maintenance
There are a few ways you can donate...
1. E-Transfer to email@example.com
2. Online at Canada Helps:
McDougall Stoney Mission Society
6707 Laird Ct SW
Calgary, Alberta T3E 6G2
*Please note charitable receipts are only available for donations greater than $25.00.
4. United Church of Canada Foundation:
If you would like to make a gift of securities to help the McDougall Stoney Mission Society please visit the United Church of Canada Foundation’s website at www.unitedchurchfoundation.ca. To download their donation form, CLICK HERE
5. Go Fund Me