Shaunavon, Saskatchewan

What is Shaunavon, Saskatchewan known for?


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? place Saskatoon publisher Western Producer Prairie Books year 1975 isbn 0-919306-39-X However, Shaughnessy was of Irish descent, but was born to dirt poor parents in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Thus, the existence of any kind of an old country estate is highly unlikely, and no such place shows up in Irish place name references. Since CP's files are silent on the subject, the derivation of the town name Shaunavon is likely to remain a mystery. Barry, Bill (1998) ''People Places: The Dictionary of Saskatchewan Place Names'', p. 327, Regina, Sask: People Places Publishing Ltd., ISBN 1-894022-19-X Political history Federal politics Since Shaunavon was founded in 1913, the town and surrounding area have been represented by several different political parties and leaders. The town became a part of the new Maple Creek electoral district (Maple Creek (electoral district)), established in 1914. In the 1917 federal election (Canadian federal election, 1917), Unionist (Unionist Party (Canada)) party member and Saskatchewan Grain Growers' Association organizer John Archibald Maharg ran unopposed, becoming the first Member of Parliament for the area. , 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.


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as Stella in ''A Streetcar Named Desire''. She made frequent appearances on television including ''The Great Detective'' on CBC. She had a role on CBC-TV's show ''Road to Avonlea'' where she played Sara Stanley's nanny Louisa J. Banks. http: www.imdb.com name nm0405082 bio Her awards include being named to the Order of Canada, lifetime achievement awards from the Governor General and the Toronto arts community, and ACTRA's John


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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. History Pre-colonial History Pre-contact & early European contact (Shaunavon prior to 1913) Before 1000 CE, only two distinct


fossil record

throughout Saskatchewan. Robsart Art Works * T.rex Discovery Centre, a world class facility to house the fossil record of the Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan) area started many years before the discovery of "Scotty" the T.Rex in 1994. T.rex Discovery Centre Sports thumb right Shaunavon baseball team in the 1930s (File:Shaunavon baseball.jpg) Shaunavon has many seasonal and year-round venues that help to boost tourism and entertain residents. It also has numerous organizations offering sport, culture, recreational and social opportunities including hockey, soccer, curling, figure skating, karate, fastball and baseball, volleyball, basketball, performing arts, and a variety of dance disciplines. The service groups include: Shaunavon Kinsmen & Kinettes, Shaunavon Legion & Legion Auxiliary, Shaunavon Elks & Royal Purple, Shawnees, Knights of Columbus, Hometown Club, Senior Citizens and a number of church organizations. Recreational facilities include: a bowling alley, walking trails, Recreation Complex, tennis courts, horseshoe pits, swimming pool, regional library, playgrounds, fitness gym, golf club, rinks, movie theatre, ball park, skating and curling. During the summer months, the skating rink serves as a community centre for various events and in the fall and winter is covered with ice again for both skating and curling. In the summer months an outdoor recreation swimming pool is available and a 9-hole golf course is also open. Camping is available at the Shawnee Campground adjacent to Memorial Park in the heart of the town. Shaunavon is home to the Shaunavon Badgers of the Southwest Saskatchewan Hockey League. Shaunavon hosted CBC's Fifth Annual Hockey Day in Canada on February 21, 2004. Infrastructure Transportation Saskatchewan Highways 13 (Saskatchewan Highway 13) and 37 (Saskatchewan Highway 37) connect to Shaunavon. Shaunavon is served by the Shaunavon Airport. Shaunavon's airport has a regulation asphalt, lighted runway, , 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.


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"


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his time at war and passed away in February, 1952. 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. - C. Jensen 1931-34, 1952-58 Chris Jensen was acclaimed for the mayor’s chair in February 1930, after Campbell resigned.

Local Government date 2012 A town council meeting in February 1932 was postponed so councillors could watch the Swift Current versus Shaunavon hockey game. In October 1952, Jensen was once again elected by acclamation for mayor’s chair, and continued for seven more terms. Shaunavon’s population was listed as just over 2,200 people. Jensen resigned after 17 years of civic service. He served for five

years as councillor and 12 as mayor. In May, Syd Stevens defeated Max Houston for mayor’s chair. - Jas Cardno 1935-39, 1941-43 In November 1934, Jas Cardno became new mayor by acclamation. In 1936, Cardno defeated Chris Jensen for the chair, won mayor’s chair over Robert McIntyre (by a substantial majority), in 1938. But in 1940, Cardno was once again elected to mayor by acclamation. Cardno announced


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Gaultier de Varennes, sieur de La Vérendrye La Verendrye . http: www.virtualmuseum.ca PM.cgi?LM MuseumFlash&LANG English&scope Museum&Referer Museum&mark Search&start 1&AP M_E_display&Featured 1&Page ABEDI.html The Grand Coteau has received numerous donations over the years. The museum only displays a small fraction of the estimated 11,000 artifacts collected. The museum houses a heritage room in the basement, an art gallery, and a taxidermy


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"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


dramatic art

and director who was born in Shaunavon in 1927. http: www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca en article frances-hyland She was involved in radio dramas, film and television work. http: www.cbc.ca news canada veteran-actress-frances-hyland-dies-at-77-1.469635 She studied Arts at the University of Saskatchewan before entering the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England. She made her London debut


track leading

intentions to sell the track leading to the southwest to WestCan Rail, a railway salvage operation. Action was swift. Grain Producers formed a coalition to lobby WestCan Rail. A deal was made that formed the Great Western Railway to run the line as a shortline with the eventual plans to purchase the railway back from WestCan Rail. Meanwhile producers purchased the remaining standing wooden grain elevators in Shaunavon, Admiral (Admiral, Saskatchewan), Eastend (Eastend, Saskatchewan), Ponteix (Ponteix, Saskatchewan) and Neville (Neville, Saskatchewan). Today the Great Western Railway (Great Western Railway (Saskatchewan)) is owned by the coalition and continues to operate the shortline to southwest Saskatchewan. The Great Western Railway headquarters are located in Shaunavon. Name origin The name Shaunavon is believed to be a combination of the names of Lord Shaughnessy and William Cornelius Van Horne, two of the four founders of the Canadian Pacific Railway, although there is inconclusive evidence that suggests otherwise. The most damaging of this evidence is from Mr. F.G. Horsey, the CPR townsite representative in 1913, who said "he was personally in the Calgary office when a wire came through from Lord Shaughnessy declining the honour of having the town named after him, but suggesting that they name it Shaunavon after an area about his home in the old country . . .". , 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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