Boissevain, Manitoba

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Boissevain
Town
Former Boissevain Manitoba Pool Elevator and mural
Former Boissevain Manitoba Pool Elevator and mural
Boissevain is located in Manitoba
Boissevain
Boissevain
Location in Manitoba
Coordinates: 49°13′50″N 100°03′30″W / 49.23056°N 100.05833°W / 49.23056; -100.05833Coordinates: 49°13′50″N 100°03′30″W / 49.23056°N 100.05833°W / 49.23056; -100.05833
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Area
 • Metro 2.77 km2 (1.07 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Town 1,572
 • Density 567.6/km2 (1,470/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC−5)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC−6)
"Tommy the Turtle"

Boissevain is a former town in Manitoba near the North Dakota border. It is located within the Municipality of Boissevain – Morton. It is notable for its proximity to the International Peace Garden, a short drive south on Highway 10. The community also displays a number of wall murals as a tourist attraction. The community was named after Adolphe Boissevain who helped finance the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Boissevain, not far from Turtle Mountain and Turtle Mountain Provincial Park, also formerly hosted the "International Turtle Derby", a turtle race, each summer. "Tommy the Turtle" is a 28-foot-tall, 10,000-lb western painted turtle that serves as an icon for both the Turtle Derby and the community as a whole.[1]

Boissevain School was nominated one of Canada's 30 best schools by Maclean's Magazine.

Boissevain is a community of just under 1,500 people and it is between Killarney and Deloraine on the east and west with Brandon in the north. The population of the surrounding area, within a 50 kilometre radius of the community, is about 15,000.[2]

CJRB (1220 AM) broadcasts an easy listening format from Boissevain. The station is owned by Golden West Broadcasting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raynor, Paul (2005-12-17). "Celebration coins minted and ready". Boissevain Recorder. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ Boissevain Population (accessed December 7, 2007)

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