Strasbourg is a small town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located about 75 km away from the capital of Saskatchewan, Regina. Approximate population is 800 people. The school, William Derby School, which holds kindergarten to Grade 12 has 260 students.
Nick Schultz of the NHL hockey team the Edmonton Oilers comes from Strasbourg. Psychiatrist Bennet Wong was born in Strasbourg. Harvard Medical School professor, Frederick Bieber, was raised in Strasbourg.
The earliest settlers came to this area around 1884 as the area became known for its rich agricultural soil and ample land for pastures. The area was settled by German pioneers. The town was originally spelled Strassburg, Strass meaning road or street in German and burg meaning castle. The name was changed by Canada's Geography department to the French spelling of Strasbourg in 1919, following the renaming of Strasbourg, France (Germany lost control of the city after World War I) The town was incorporated in 1907.
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