Prelate, Saskatchewan

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Village of Prelate
Village
Village of Prelate is located in Saskatchewan
Village of Prelate
Village of Prelate
Coordinates: 50°51′07″N 109°24′32″W / 50.852°N 109.409°W / 50.852; -109.409
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region South-west Saskatchewan
Census division 8
Rural Municipality Happyland
Settled 1908
Village (incorporated) 1913
Post office founded 1914
Government
 • Mayor Jeannine Schmaltz
 • Administrator Darlene Wagner
 • Governing body Prelate Village Council
Area
 • Total 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 126
 • Density 144.5/km2 (374/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0N 2B0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 32
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Prelate is a village in southwest Saskatchewan, Canada. Located just of Highway 32 it is 12 km (8 miles) east of Leader and 146 km (90 miles) northwest of Swift Current. Prelate was first settled in 1908 and was incorporated as a village in 1913.[5]

Sites[edit]

  • St. Angela's Convent and St. Angela's Academy of Prelate was founded in 1919. The boarding school for girls was run by the Ursuline Sisters until it closed in 2007.[6]
  • Saints Peter and Paul Church (Blumenfeld Church) located 15 km south of Prelate is a Municipal Heritage Property. Built in 1915 the church served the German-Catholics of the Prelate area. The grounds feature a fieldstone shrine and in the cemetery wrought iron crosses mark some of the graves.[7]

Demographics[edit]

Education[edit]

The Islamic Academy of Saskatchewan,[10] an Islamic boarding school for boys, opened in 2011 in the former St. Angela's Convent and Academy building. Enrolment is expected to be about 100 students and will offer Grades 4 to 12.[6]

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, retrieved 2011-08-01 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2003-11-16. 
  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. ^ Prelate History Book Committee (1990), Our Heritage Recalled, Prelate, Saskatchewan, 1908-1990, Battleford, SK: Marian Press Ltd. 
  6. ^ a b The B. C. Catholic, August 30, 2011. "Saskatchewan Catholic school to become Islamic boys' school". Retrieved 4 September 2013. 
  7. ^ "Blumenfeld Church". Retrieved 2013-11-17. 
  8. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24. 
  9. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  10. ^ "Islamic Academy of Saskatchewan". Retrieved 4 September 2013. 

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Coordinates: 50°51′07″N 109°24′32″W / 50.852°N 109.409°W / 50.852; -109.409