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Raymond

The town of Raymond is forty minutes southeast of the City of Lethbridge. It is a town of about 4200 people. Raymond was founded on July 1, 1901 by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sent to colonize the area.

Every year, the founding of the town is celebrated with the annual Raymond Stampede. It includes a large parade, fireworks, and a rodeo. In fact, the rodeo in Raymond was the first in Canada- predating even the Calgary Stampede rodeo.


Raymond is known locally for its combined athletic prowess. The local high school teams routinely challenge for Alberta's provincial championships in basketball and football. More than a few professional athletes have hailed from the town- mostly going into the CFL. The major rivals for Raymond are found in Magrath, and Lethbridge.


There is a stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that is headquartered in Raymond. It was formed in 1903. Young Single Adult Members that live in Raymond are encouraged to attend the Victoria Park YSA Ward, which meets in Lethbridge.

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