Alvena

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Alvena
Village
Main Street
Main Street
Alvena is located in Saskatchewan
Alvena
Alvena
Alvena is located in Canada
Alvena
Alvena
Location of Alvena
Coordinates: 52°31′00″N 106°01′00″W / 52.51667°N 106.016667°W / 52.51667; -106.016667
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Post Office Established 1887-10-01
Incorporated (Village) 1936
Population (2006)
 • Total 55
Time zone CST
Area code(s) 306

Alvena (2006 Population 55) is a village in central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 60 km northeast of Saskatoon.

History[edit]

Many early settlers to Alvena were of Ukrainian descent. Many were peasant serf farmers in the Austro-Hungarian Empire.[1] Others were from Poland and they erected Roman Catholic Churches in the area.[2] Earlier settlers along the South Saskatchewan River were Métis.[3] Many of these families were involved in the Battle of Fish Creek which occurred on April 24, 1885 in Tourond's Coulee, a few miles west of what later became the village of Alvena.[4]

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Alvena community profile
2006
Population: 55 (-36% from 2001)
Land area: 0.43 km2 (0.17 sq mi)
Population density: 128.0/km2 (332/sq mi)
Median age: 47.7 (M: 43.5, F: 51.5)
Total private dwellings: 50
Median household income: $Not Available
References: 2006[5] earlier[6]

Notable people[edit]

  • Edward Bayda - former Chief Justice of Saskatchewan.[7]
  • Francois-Xavier Letendre dit Batoche - founder of Batoche, Saskatchewan later lived on a homestead within 1 km of what later became the Village of Alvena. His widow and some of his children lived there until at least 1920.[8]
  • Jesse Sawitsky - Drummer of legendary punk rock band Swayze.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

North: Batoche
West: Blumenthal Alvena East: Cudworth
South: Prud'homme

Coordinates: 52°31′N 106°01′W / 52.517°N 106.017°W / 52.517; -106.017 This town is named after Alvena SC