Foam Lake, Saskatchewan
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|Town of Foam Lake|
|— Town —|
|Census division||No. 10|
|Rural Municipality||Foam Lake|
|• Mayor||Bob Johnson|
|• Town Administrator||Gloria Leader|
|• Total||6.06 km2 (2.34 sq mi)|
|• Density||185.3/km2 (480/sq mi)|
|Postal code||S0A 1A0|
|Website||Town of Foam Lake|
It exists in a mixed agricultural area. It lies approximately 220 km southeast of Saskatoon.
It was founded in 1882 by Joshua Milligan, an English fur trader. It was subsequently settled by Icelanders, Ukrainians and various English-speaking nationalities. It was incorporated as a town in 1924. The Foam Lake Museum (c. 1926) is a Municipal Heritage Property on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.
It possesses excellent bird and deer hunting, which attracts hunters from all over the world.
One of Foam Lake's famous people is Bernie Federko. He is a professional ice hockey player. Bernie was born and raised in Foam Lake. Other famous Foam Lake hockey players include Pat Elynuik, Dennis Polonich and Ted Hargreaves. Tania Miller is another famous Foam Laker. She is the youngest person and first woman to become conductor of the any major Canadian Symphony Orchestra.
Top 5 Largest Ancestries are Ukrainian (45.2%), English (21.2%), German (12.0%), Scottish (11.6%), Icelandic (8.0%).
In the summer of 2006, Foam Lake was hit with tragedy. Two major fires destroyed a major part of Main street. The first fire destroyed 3 businesses and one home. The Water Fountain/Sears outlet/Backyard Studios, the Doctor's office and Dennis' Cafe, which was also the owner's home. The second fire started in one of the three elevators. The first elevator burned to the ground and also spread to the second one. The volunteer fire department was able to put out the blaze with the help of two water bombers and volunteer fire departments from surrounding communities.
In recent years Foam Lake's High School football team (Foam Lake Panthers) has been very successful. In the past five seasons, the Panthers have made 4 trips to the provincial final, winning twice.
- http://www.historicplaces.ca/en/rep-reg/place-lieu.aspx?id=4972 Canadian Register of Historic Places.
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. 2009-02-24. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
- "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2011-09-18.
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