Cupar, Saskatchewan

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Town of Cupar
Town
Cupar, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Cupar, Saskatchewan
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
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 6
Rural Municipality Cupar No. 218
Post office 1903
Incorporated (Village) N/A
Incorporated (Town) N/A
Government
 • Mayor Len Kallichuk
 • Administrator Karen Herman
 • Governing body Town of Cupar
Area
 • Total 0.80 km2 (0.31 sq mi)
Elevation 610 m (2,000 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 566
 • Density 710.4/km2 (1,840/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0G 0Y0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway
[1][2][3][4]

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

History[edit]

Cupar became a village in 1905 and received its name from Canadian Pacific Railway official for the town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland. The town celebrated its centennial in 2005. Cupar is proud to the be home of the talented, nationally known artist Jacqueline Berting of the Berting Glass studio located north of the town. Her most famous work to date is the "The Glass Wheatfield", encompassing 14,000 waist high glass wheat stalks, each piece individually hand cut and lamp worked. Berting calls her work "A Salute to the Canadian farmer." The town has been made famous 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[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net (1 July 1903), Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System [dead link]
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line 
  5. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-08. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  7. ^ 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)