Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

What is Shaunavon, Saskatchewan known for?


made history

"ReferenceA" - Ron Froshaug 1997-99 In 1997, former alderman Ron Froshaug became mayor. - Sharon Dickie 2000–present In October 2000, Sharon Dickie was elected mayor. Dickie made history by being the first female mayor. A month-long strike by the town’s employees ended in August 2006, after a contract was reached with the town of Shaunavon. ref name "ReferenceA"


set design

location on Shaunavon’s Centre Street. The Plaza Theatre on main street runs both movies and theatrical shows. The Darkhorse Theatre performs two major productions a year, and is well known for producing quality shows. The Darkhorse Theatre uses top of the line production equipment to compliment the set design, wardrobe, and makeup for the major productions. The spring production consists of three pub night performances and the fall production offers six nights of dinner theatre. Attractions Tourism Tourists will find several attractions in Shaunavon and some in the area. Shaunavon's tourist attractions include the Darkhorse Theatre, the Grand Coteau Heritage & Cultural Centre, the Plaza Theatre, Rock Creek Golf Course, and the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre. A skateboarding area complete with rails, ramps, and several quarter pipes can be found in Jubilee Park. Schreiner, Penny. "Shaunavon Skate Park Now Open." Swift Current Online. 28 Sept. 2012. Web. 30 Sept. 2014.Multiple baseball diamonds sit on the grounds of the Crescent Point Wickenheiser Centre. A swimming pool opens and cools off locals during the summer months. Two tennis courts are available to the public. "Facilities: Tennis Courts." Town of Shaunavon. Web. 28 Nov. 2014 Annual events such as the Boomtown Days Rodeo are held every July. The first rodeo was held in 1914, one year after the town was founded. The inaugural Boomtown Days Rodeo was held on July 1, 1914. “History: The Cowboys.” Town of Shaunavon. Web. 26 Nov 2014 The Shaunavon & District Music Festival is an annual event held in February or early March. The first Shaunavon & District Music Festival was held on April 15, 1928. “80 Years of Festival in the Southwest.” Shaunavon & District Music Festival Association 2014 (2014) 1. Shaunavon's Centre Street contains many local businesses for shopping needs. Shaunavon & District Music Festival First started in 1928, the festival has been a staple in Shaunavon for 83 years. The inaugural festival took place on April 15, 1928. When it was first started, the Saskatchewan Music Festival Association was then known as the Southwestern Branch of the Saskatchewan Musical Association. There was years where the festival did not take place due to World War II. The festival is organized by the Saskatchewan Arts Council and Saskatchewan Music Festival Association. The festival also provides scholarships for music education students. There were nearly $3500 in scholarships handed out at the 2014 festival. "80 Years of Festival in the Southwest." Shaunavon & District Music Festival Association 2014 (2014) 2. The festival annually chooses an honorary patron of the festival. The chosen patron is routinely a well-known citizen of Shaunavon. Occasionally a citizen of the neighbouring towns of Eastend, Gull Lake, or Maple Creek will be chosen as the honorary patron. Other Attractions The Pine Cree Regional Park is located approximately 30 km from Shaunavon. There are 29 campsites located along the creek. The park features amenities such as barbecues, playgrounds, ball diamonds, and bridges. The Pine Cree Regional Park is truly a rustic get-a-way, as the entire park is non-electrical. Showarama occurs in the spring showcasing merchants in and around the community, I love Shaunavon Day and the Parade of Lights take place each winter, and Boomtown Days and the Pro-Rodeo occur during the summer. The Shaunavon Rodeo Grounds serve as the backdrop for the annual Shaunavon Pro Rodeo. The Shaunavon Rodeo Association has hosted events, both amateur and professional, for over 40 years. The Shaunavon Pro Rodeo is a CPRA sanctioned event and features many professional competitors that follow the rodeo circuit east from the Calgary Stampede. The Rodeo Grounds are located about 6 km west of Shaunavon on Highway #13. Regional Attractions thumb left Great Sandhills Museum in Sceptre, Saskatchewan Sceptre (Image:Great Sandhills Museum.jpg) * Big Muddy Badlands, a series of badlands in southern Saskatchewan and northern Montana along Big Muddy Creek (Big Muddy Creek (Missouri River)). , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.


size oil

for $8,500- $9,500 an acre, marketed by SEDCO (Saskatchewan Economic Development Corporation). In 2011, empty lots were created and ranged from $20,000- $50,000, depending on size. Oil-field based companies are the main parties interested in the industrial property. Today the industrial park is home to a wind turbine that powers the Crescent Pont Wickenheiser Centre. ref name


major productions

location on Shaunavon’s Centre Street. The Plaza Theatre on main street runs both movies and theatrical shows. The Darkhorse Theatre performs two major productions a year, and is well known for producing quality shows. The Darkhorse Theatre uses top of the line production equipment to compliment the set design, wardrobe, and makeup for the major productions. The spring production consists of three pub night performances and the fall production offers six


buildings work

candidates running for the office of mayor, with Campbell winning to serve two more consecutive terms. Mitchell was back as mayor in 1927 to 1929, and presided during the opening of Shaunavon's new Court House. , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.


quot great

"Great Western Railway Website" ''Great Western Railway Website'' Retrieved 2014-10-29. Railway companies were forced to abandon some lines in Saskatchewan. ''Truck Transportation'' The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. University of Regina. Retrieved 2014-11-11. These two developments decreased the amount of cars moving via railway and forced the Canadian

Pacific Railway to abandon the Southwest Saskatchewan Railway portion of Great Western Railway. In January 2000, the Canadian Pacific Rail contacted a company from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Westcan Rail, Schmidt, Lisa. "B.C. firms buy four Sask. rail lines" ''Leader Post.'' 6 June 2000. Print. to sell 550 km (330 miles) of track

in southwest Saskatchewan. "CPR. Westcan Close Sale of Four Branchlines in Southwest Saskatchewan. Press Release. 8 Sept 2014. Print. Then in May, Westcan Rail began negotiations with CP Rail to purchase the four branch lines. By June, there was an agreement and four subdivisions were formed. The line subdivisions include: The Notukeu Subdivision, between Consul and Val Marie (100 miles); The Altawan Subdivision


time low

, October 21, 1942 The 1940s also saw an incredible decline in crop yields, likely resulting from the conditions described above. In 1949, crop yields were at an all-time low. Spring wheat, barley, and fall rye produced a mere one bushel per acre. Oats proved completely impossible to grow, being recorded as producing zero bushels per acre. Agriculture in the 1950s In 1950, cattle were still raised and continued


including growing

community. Before settlement in 1913, Shaunavon was entirely open land. After settlement, the community largely subsisted on agriculture and ranching, including growing wheat that won top wards at international agriculture shows. , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.


history collection

Shaunavon Town and Community date 1955 publisher Saskatchewan Golden Jubilee location Prairie History Collection A valued citizen, Campbell was remembered for his betterment of the town. Campbell served six terms as mayor: 1916, 1923 to 1926, and into 1930. - A. A. Hassard 1917 A.A. Hassard was mayor of Shaunavon, 1917. In December, J.E. Mitchell and P.L. Naismith were nominated for head set. ref name "ReferenceA" >


oil shows

;Grand Coteau" Oil In 1938, Shaunavon became the oil distribution centre for all plants within a 30-mile radius, as decided by the B.A. Oil Company. In 1942 Marsh, Arden & Hill, Peter. Saskatchewan Geological Survey & Saskatchewan Ministry Of The Economy. Off the Beaten Track: Oil Shows in the Upper Shaunavon Member, West of the Main Oil Field Trend, Southwestern Saskatchewan (n.d.). Geoconvention. Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, 2014. Web. the Tide Water Associated Oil Company was interested in the region of southwest Saskatchewan for the development of oil. The discovery of oil in the region was in 1952 , is located adjacent to Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan), Saskatchewan, Canada. - 22 F Hayley Wickenheiser - A R 178 77 08 12 78 Shaunavon, Saskatchewan Calgary Oval X-Treme '''Dollard''' is a small village situated on the historic Red Coat Trail in the southwest corner of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is 13 km west of the town of Shaunavon (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan) and 21 km east of the town of Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan). It is approximately 100 km from the Montana USA border and 130 km to the Alberta border.

Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

The town of '''Shaunavon''' is located in southwest Saskatchewan at the junction of Highways 37 (Saskatchewan Highway 37) and 13 (Saskatchewan Highway 13). It is 110 kilometres from Swift Current, 163 kilometres from the Alberta border and 74 kilometres from the Montana border. Shaunavon was established in 1913 along the Canadian Pacific Railway line.

The town has several nicknames including Bone Creek Basin, Boomtown, and Oasis of the Prairies. The latter name is derived from the park located in the centre of town. http: www.saskbiz.ca communityprofiles CommunityProfile.Asp?CommunityID 330 The Shaunavon Formation, a stratigraphical unit of the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin is named for the town.

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