Teulon

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Teulon
County
Teulon is located in Manitoba
Teulon
Teulon
Coordinates: 50°23′09″N 97°15′40″W / 50.38583°N 97.26111°W / 50.38583; -97.26111Coordinates: 50°23′09″N 97°15′40″W / 50.38583°N 97.26111°W / 50.38583; -97.26111
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Winnipeg Capital Region
Rural Municipality Rockwood
Established 1919[1]
Incorporated (Village) 1919[1]
Incorporated (Town) 1997[1]
Government
 • Mayor Bert Campbell
Population
 • Total 1,124
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal Code R0C 3B0
Area code(s) 204
Website www.teulon.ca

Teulon is a town located approximately 59 kilometers north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, on Provincial Truck Highway 7. Located between Stonewall and Gimli, Teulon is commonly referred to as "The Gateway to the Interlake" Teulon is surrounded by the Rural Municipality of Rockwood.

History[edit]

Teulon was founded in 1919, as a settlement for immigrant farmers, by Charles C. Castle, and was affectionately named after his wife's maiden name of "Teulon". Teulon soon became a village, and then became a town in 1997. Its current population (as of January 2008) stands at 1,124.[1]

Education[edit]

Teulon is situated in the South Interlake school division [no.21] and is served by two schools:

Government[edit]

Municipal[edit]

Teulon is represented by a Head of Council (Mayor), a Deputy Mayor, and 3 councillors. The current incumbents of the positions are:

  • Bert Campbell - Mayor
  • Jim Dola - Deputy Mayor; Councillor
  • Linda Lamoureux - Councillor
  • Cherise Griffin - Councillor
  • Michael Ledarney - Councillor

Provincial[edit]

Teulon is located in the Riding of Lakeside of Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and is currently represented by Ralph Eichler of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba.

Federal[edit]

Teulon is located in the Selkirk—Interlake electoral district which returns one Member of Parliament who currently is James Bezan (a fellow Teulon resident) of the Conservative Party of Canada.

The Winnipeg-Interlake division of the Senate is represented by Janis Johnson who was appointed by Brian Mulroney and who is a member of the Conservative Party of Canada.

Attractions[edit]

Features[edit]

Teulon residents enjoy the Teulon Golf & Country Club, Green Acres Park & Campground, Teulon Curling Club, Teulon Rockwood Arena, Teulon Rockwood Centennial Centre, South Interlake Regional Library, Teulon and District Museum, amongst many other fine attractions.

For those visiting, Teulon accommodates you with a 2 room motel, and the Teulon Motor Hotel & Bar.

Summer[edit]

Teulon has been known for its Truck & Tractor Pull, along with the Demolition Derby, at the rodeo grounds contained within Green Acres Park. The contest brings out competitors from all over the county.

A short drive to Stonewall's "Quarry Days," Winnipeg Beach's "Boardwalk Days," and Gimli's "Icelandic Festival," children and "children at heart" of Teulon are able to take in many stops of the Manitoba traveling carnival, Wonder Shows. As well as their own at home version, known as "Teulon Dayz."

Also nearby are Kinsmen Lake, Lake Winnipeg, and Norris Lake.

Winter[edit]

Annually, the Town of Teulon holds a Santa Claus parade started by Gloria Joy Anderson, most often followed by a bonspiel. Volunteers take pride in creating floats, decorating their vehicles and tractors, and tossing candy to the wide turnout of guests.

Media[edit]

Newspaper[edit]

Local newspapers of Teulon include the Stonewall Teulon Tribune, the Stonewall Argus & Teulon Times and the Interlake Spectator. The County Speculator

In film[edit]

In summer/fall 2007, Teulon was the film location for "The Haunting in Connecticut" starring Virginia Madsen and Elias Koteas. The film premiered on March 27, 2009.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Town of Teulon Official Website. "Visitor information". teulon.ca. Retrieved 2008-01-16. 

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