Kelvington, Saskatchewan

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Kelvington
A photograph of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, the town's namesake
A photograph of William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, the town's namesake
Nickname(s): 'Canada's Hockey Factory'
Motto: Grow With Us
Coordinates: 52°10′N 103°32′W / 52.167°N 103.533°W / 52.167; -103.533Coordinates: 52°10′N 103°32′W / 52.167°N 103.533°W / 52.167; -103.533
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Rural Municipalities (R.M.) Kelvington No. 366
Post office Founded 1906-09-01
Government
 • Mayor Trevor Lowey
 • Federal Electoral District of Yorkton-Melville M.P. Garry Breitkreuz (2008)
 • Provincial Constituency of Kelvington-Wadena M.L.A. June Draude (2007)
Website http://www.townofkelvington.com/
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Kelvington is a town of 866 residents in the rural municipality of Kelvington No. 366, in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The town was named for William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, scientist and inventor.[5] Kelvington is located at the intersection of Highway 38 and Highway 49 Southeast portion of Saskatchewan. Kelvington is geographically situated in the parkland region of Saskatchewan and is surrounded by numerous lakes, Big Quill Lake, Little Quill Lake, Ponass Lake, Nut Lake, Little Nut Lake, Round Lake and Fishing Lake going around clockwise. East Central Saskatchewan Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured (SARBI) is a rehabilitation facility which is located in Kelvington and services a one hundred mile radius. Kelvington is located along the Route 66 Snowmobile Trail.[6]

Geography[edit]

It is east of Saskatoon.

Besides being at the intersection of a secondary grade and primary grade, Highway 38 and Highway 49. Kelvington is also home to the Kelvington Airport CKV2 which has a 2500 foot turf runway with no winter maintenance. Kelvington is also located along the CPR railway.[7]


Media[edit]

Kelvington is serviced by the Northeast Chronicle and Wadena News. The nearest radio station is located in Humboldt, Saskatchewan - CHBO-FM 107.5[8]

Notable natives[edit]

Kelvington has created a large collection of hockey cards commemorating hockey greats who have originated from Kelvington, Saskatchewan. Lloyd Gronsdahl, Barry Melrose, Joe Kocur, Wendel Clark, Kerry Clark, and Kory Kocur are all featured on their cards with their NHL hockey statistics. This large sign is located to the west side Highway 38[9][10]

Sites of interest[edit]

  • Round Lake
  • Marean Lake is located 40 kilometers north of Kelvington.
  • Fishing Lake Regional Park is located just 35 kilometers south of Kelvington.
  • Greenwater Lake Provincial Park is located 40 kilometers north of Kelvington.
  • Big Quill Lake
  • Little Quill Lake
  • Ponass Lake
  • Nut Lake
  • Little Nut Lake
  • Fishing Lake

Demographics[edit]

N/A = Data Not Available

Area statistics[edit]

  • Dominion Land Survey Sec.4, Twp.37, R.11, W2
  • Time zone (cst) UTC-6

Location[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  3. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005). "CTI Determine your provincial constituency". Retrieved 2007-05-26. 
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Library of Parliament (2008). "Riding history for Yorkton—Melville (1966– )". Retrieved 2008-10-28. 
  5. ^ Kelvington No. 366, Saskatchewan
  6. ^ "Newsask Community Futures Development Corporation". Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  7. ^ Adamson, J. "Saskatchewan, Canada, Rand McNally 1924 Indexed Pocket Map Tourists' and Shippers' Guide". Canadian map. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  8. ^ "Town of Kelvington News & Radio". Retrieved 2007-06-03. 
  9. ^ DMY. "Town of Kelvington". BIG THINGS IN SASKATCHEWAN. Retrieved June 3. 200. 
  10. ^ Solonyka, Ed (2002–2006). "Hockey Cards Kelvington, Saskatchewan". LARGE CANADIAN ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS. Retrieved June 3. 200. 
  11. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 

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