Delisle, Saskatchewan

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Delisle
Town
Delisle's Business District
Delisle's Business District
Delisle is located in Saskatchewan
Delisle
Delisle
Location of Delisle in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 51°55′32″N 107°08′00″W / 51.925417°N 107.133333°W / 51.925417; -107.133333
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Founded 1907
Town Incorporated 1913
Government
 • Mayor Rita Pfoh
 • Governing body Delisle Town Council
Area
 • Land 2.35 km2 (0.91 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 898
 • Urban density 382.4/km2 (990/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0L 0P0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 7
Website Official website

Delisle is a town in south central Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of Saskatoon beside Highway 7. The origins of the town go back to original settlement which was on the old Bone trail. It derived its name from the DeLisle family. Mrs. Lenora DeLisle with her four sons Amos, Fred, Ed and Eugene, came from North Dakota, USA in 1903 and homesteaded on the land 3 miles south of the present day townsite. With the coming of the CN Railway in 1908 the settlement to the south was forced to move to the new townsite. The town was named after the brothers on December 29, 1908. Delisle was named a town in 1913.[1]


Education[edit]

The town supports one of the largest High Schools in the division (Prairie Spirit) bringing in students from smaller, nearby villages and hamlets such as Laura, Kinley, Donavon, Swanson, Vanscoy and the Pike Lake district, as well as rural students. It has a nine man football team (Delisle Rebels) that has won several Provincial titles; a track and field team that competes well for top spots in provincials and holds records for countless events; and a drama program, that while in decline in recent years, has often performed well at large drama festivals. The school also contributes the most players for the Prairie Spirit (West) Band Program.

Sights[edit]

A cenotaph stands in the heart of Delisle in front of the old Hospital. On it are inscribed the names of those from Delisle and surrounding area who made the supreme sacrifice in the two world wars. In 2002 the Cenotaph was given a refurbishment and was re-dedicated. The service included a small parade consisting of Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Sparks, elementary school children, the complement of HMCS Unicorn, and the RCSCC Jervis Bay Ship's Band leading the way from the Centennial Arena to the cenotaph.

The town also boasts a nine hole grass green golf course (Valleyview Golf Course).

Famous people[edit]

Hockey Hall of Fame brothers Max and Doug Bentley were born and lived in Delisle, as did their brother Reg, who played 11 National Hockey League games and nephew, Bev Bently who played with 12 different teams in both Canada and the US between 1949 and 1967. Former NHL goaltender Jack Norris is also proud to call Delisle home. Also from Delisle and seeing games in the NHL were Dick Butler and Jack Miller. As were a number of provincial champion curlers such as Jimmy Hill (Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame), Barbara McNevin, Doug Wyatt and Harold Worth.

Film[edit]

Delisle was the setting for the Canadian modern day hockey movie Paperback Hero (1973 film).

Media[edit]

Delisle is considered part of the greater Saskatoon region and as such has direct access to most of its print, radio and television media.

Demographics[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Delisle Community Profile". Town of Delisle. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 
  3. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-07-09. 

Coordinates: 51°55′31.5″N 107°08′00″W / 51.925417°N 107.13333°W / 51.925417; -107.13333