Alvena, Saskatchewan

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Alvena
Village
Main Street
Main Street
Alvena is located in Saskatchewan
Alvena
Alvena
Location of Alvena
Coordinates: 52°31′00″N 106°01′00″W / 52.51667°N 106.016667°W / 52.51667; -106.016667
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Post Office Established 1887-10-01
Incorporated (Village) 1936
Population (2006)
 • Total 55
Time zone CST
Area code(s) 306

Alvena (2006 Population 55) is a village in central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 60 km northeast of Saskatoon.

Demographics[edit]

History[edit]

Many early settlers to Alvena were of Ukrainian descent. Many were peasant serf farmers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.[2] Others were from Poland and they erected Roman Catholic Churches in the area.[3] Earlier Settlers along the South Saskatchewan River were Métis.[4] Many of these families were involved in the "Battle of Fish Creek" which occurred on April 24, 1885 in Tourond's Coulee, a few miles west of what later became the village of Alvena.[5]

Notable people[edit]

External links[edit]

North: Batoche
West: Blumenthal Alvena East: Cudworth
South: Prud'homme

References[edit]

Coordinates: 52°31′N 106°01′W / 52.517°N 106.017°W / 52.517; -106.017