Maidstone, Saskatchewan

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Maidstone
Town
Maidstone is located in Saskatchewan
Maidstone
Maidstone
Location of Maidstone in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 53°05′31″N 109°17′38″W / 53.092°N 109.294°W / 53.092; -109.294
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 17
Rural Municipality Eldon
Post office Founded 1905 (as Sayers)
Government
 • Mayor Connie McCulloch
 • Town Manager Harold Trew
 • Governing body Maidstone Town Council
 • MLA Cut Knife-Turtleford Larry Doke
 • MP Battlefords-Lloydminster Gerry Ritz
Area
 • Total 4.56 km2 (1.76 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,156
 • Density 233.5/km2 (605/sq mi)
Time zone MST (UTC−7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC−6)
Postal code S0M 1M0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Hwy 16 (TCH) / Hwy 21
Website Official Website
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Maidstone is a town in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada located 57 km (35 miles) east of Lloydminster and 84 km (52 miles) west of North Battleford at the junction of the Highway 16 and Highway 21.

It is mentioned in Joni Mitchell's "Song For Sharon" from her Hejira album and is one of the places in western Canada in which she lived as a young child.

Demographics[edit]

Attractions[edit]

  • CNR Station in Maidstone was built in 1905.[5]
  • Charlow (Shiloh) Baptist Church and Cemetery located north of Maidstone was built in 1912.[6] It was founded by 12 African American families in 1910.[7]
  • Silver Lake Regional Park and Silver Lake Golf Club (9 hole golf course)[8]
  • Delfrari-Victoria Park where the Maidstone & District Museum is located.[8]

Transportation[edit]

The community is served by Maidstone Aerodrome which is located 1.2 NM (2.2 km; 1.4 mi) northwest.[9]

Senior League Hockey[edit]

Maidstone is the home of the Maidstone Jets, who play in the North Saskatchewan River Hockey League (NSRHL). The Maidstone Jets are the 2011-2012 League Champions,[10] defeating the regular season champions Meadow Lake Stampeders, 4 games to 1 in the best of seven series. It is Maidstone's first league championship since 1967. The road to the championship defeat the Turtleford Tigers 3-0 in the best of five series, with Maidstone having home ice advantage. The next series was best of five with the St. Walburg Eagles holding home ice. The Jets won that series 3 games to none, sending them to the final versus the Stampeders.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  3. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  4. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  5. ^ "CNR Station In Maidstone". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  6. ^ "Charlow (Shiloh) Baptist Church and Cemetery". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Shiloh Baptist Church Cemetery". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  8. ^ a b "Rural Municipality of Eldon No. 471 Website". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 
  9. ^ Canada Flight Supplement. Effective 0901Z 24 July 2014 to 0901Z 18 September 2014
  10. ^ "North Saskatchewan River Hockey League (NSRHL)". Retrieved 2013-11-19. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°05′31″N 109°17′38″W / 53.092°N 109.294°W / 53.092; -109.294