Cupar, Saskatchewan

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Cupar
Town
Cupar is located in Saskatchewan
Cupar
Cupar
Location of Cupar in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°57′00″N 104°13′00″W / 50.95°N 104.2167°W / 50.95; -104.2167
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Census division 6
Rural Municipality Cupar No. 218
Post office established 1903
Incorporated (Village) 1905
Government
 • Mayor Len Kallichuk
 • Administrator Karen Herman
 • Governing body Town Council
Area
 • Total 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation 610 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 579
 • Density 726.7/km2 (1,882/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0G 0Y0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway
Website Town of Cupar
[1][2][3][4]

Cupar is a town 75 kilometres northeast of Regina. Cupar is settled on the flat plains 45 kilometres north of the scenic Qu'Appelle Valley.

History[edit]

Cupar became a village in 1905. It was named by a Canadian Pacific Railway official after the town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. The town celebrated its centennial in 2005.

Cupar is the home of artist Jacqueline Berting. The Berting Glass studio is located north of town. One of her best known works is the "The Glass Wheatfield", encompassing 1,400 waist high glass wheat stalks, each piece individually hand cut and lamp worked. Berting calls her work "A Salute to the Canadian farmer".[5]

The town is known for the Cupar Gopher Drop, a unique lottery held every summer. Stuffed toy gophers (Richardson's Ground Squirrels) labelled with numbers are dropped from a hot-air balloon along with numbered gopher holes. The "owner" of the gopher that lands nearest Hole 1 wins first prize, and so on.

Demographics[edit]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Cupar
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 8.3
(46.9)
9
(48)
21.1
(70)
31
(88)
37.5
(99.5)
39.5
(103.1)
38.3
(100.9)
40
(104)
35.6
(96.1)
30.6
(87.1)
22.2
(72)
12.5
(54.5)
40
(104)
Average high °C (°F) −10.9
(12.4)
−7.2
(19)
−0.1
(31.8)
11.2
(52.2)
18.7
(65.7)
22.9
(73.2)
25.3
(77.5)
24.8
(76.6)
18.3
(64.9)
11.2
(52.2)
−0.6
(30.9)
−8.1
(17.4)
8.8
(47.8)
Daily mean °C (°F) −17
(1)
−13.3
(8.1)
−6
(21)
4.3
(39.7)
11.1
(52)
15.9
(60.6)
18.1
(64.6)
17.2
(63)
11.1
(52)
4.3
(39.7)
−6
(21)
−13.8
(7.2)
2.2
(36)
Average low °C (°F) −23.1
(−9.6)
−19.3
(−2.7)
−11.9
(10.6)
−2.7
(27.1)
3.5
(38.3)
9
(48)
10.9
(51.6)
9.6
(49.3)
3.8
(38.8)
−2.6
(27.3)
−11.3
(11.7)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−4.5
(23.9)
Record low °C (°F) −44.4
(−47.9)
−45
(−49)
−44.4
(−47.9)
−27.2
(−17)
−11
(12)
−4.4
(24.1)
−1.1
(30)
−3.9
(25)
−15
(5)
−22
(−8)
−39
(−38)
−45
(−49)
−45
(−49)
Precipitation mm (inches) 18.1
(0.713)
12.8
(0.504)
18.6
(0.732)
24.5
(0.965)
52.1
(2.051)
73.2
(2.882)
67.9
(2.673)
49.9
(1.965)
37.6
(1.48)
21.7
(0.854)
13.6
(0.535)
21.4
(0.843)
411.3
(16.193)
Source: Environment Canada[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Statistics Canada. Government of Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-09. 
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005). "Elections Canada On-line". Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Saskatchewan Artist (Jacqueline Berting)". Retrieved 2014-07-17. 
  6. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  7. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  8. ^ Environment Canada Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 24 July 2010

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°57′N 104°12′W / 50.950°N 104.200°W / 50.950; -104.200 (Cupar, Saskatchewan)