Weldon, Saskatchewan

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Village of Weldon
Village
Aerial view of Weldon Saskatchewan
Aerial view of Weldon Saskatchewan
Weldon is located in Saskatchewan
Weldon
Weldon
Coordinates: 53°01′08″N 105°08′17″W / 53.019°N 105.138°W / 53.019; -105.138
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division 15
Rural Municipality Kinistino
Post office Founded 1895
Government
 • Mayor Neil Ball
 • Administrator Shelley L. Holmes
 • Governing body Weldon Village Council
Area
 • Total 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 205
 • Density 186.8/km2 (484/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
Postal code S0J 3A0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 682
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Weldon is a small community in the mixed wood central farm belt of the province of Saskatchewan, Canada. The area is part of the aspen parkland biome. The village is located 2 km (1.2 mi) north of Highway 3 at the midway point between the cities of Prince Albert and Melfort, Saskatchewan. The village is just 20 km (12 mi) south of the Weldon Ferry linking it to Highway 302 and is often used as an access point to the historic Saskatchewan River Forks where the North and South Saskatchewan rivers join just 25 km (16 mi) to the northeast.

History[edit]

Weldon is historically recognized in that the first Canadian grain ever shipped through the port of Churchill, Manitoba and sent via freighter through the Hudson Bay was grown in the Weldon area. Of some note is the fact that hundred of thousands of bushels of grain from the area was sent via that port to Britain during WWII.

The village has seniors citizens lodge, a seniors club, a riding club/association, a winter recreation centre, an auditorium/gymnasium complex, a public library, a furnished summer sports field and worship centres for 1 denomination as well as a non-denominational assembly. The community is noted for its old growth tree-lined streets and the natural beauty of the farmland in the parkland region.

Demographics[edit]

Attractions[edit]

Weldon has modern amenities and services, and its population of approximately 200 enjoys a quiet, relaxed lifestyle reminiscent of another era. Many of the residents trace their lineage back to their Norwegian forebears who first established the community just after the turn of the previous century. Weldon's senior residents hold strong links to their roots in Norway and every May 17 a large "Syttende Mai" celebration is a significant cultural event in the village. The village's population grew fivefold during its 2005 Homecoming Celebrations held during the Canada Day weekend.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-02-26. 
  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. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". Canada 2011 Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  6. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  7. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 53°01′08″N 105°08′17″W / 53.019°N 105.138°W / 53.019; -105.138