Beatty, Saskatchewan

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Village of Beatty
village
Beatty, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Beatty, Saskatchewan
Beatty, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Beatty, Saskatchewan
Location of Beatty in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°54′02″N 104°48′17″W / 52.900619°N 104.804678°W / 52.900619; -104.804678
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 14
Rural Municipality Flett's Springs No. 429
Village Established N/A
Post Office Founded 1908
School Established N/A
Area
 • Total 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 61
Time zone CST
Postal code S0J 0C0
Area code(s) 306

Beatty (2006 population 61) is a village in Saskatchewan, Canada, located approximately 13 km (8 mi) northwest of Melfort. It is at the junction of highways 3 and 368. In 1925, Beatty was a Canadian National Railways C.N.R. Rail Station on the Swan River - Prince Albert Branch Line. Beatty belongs to Rural Municipality Number 429 - Flett's Springs. The area surrounding Beatty is predominantly farmland.

History[edit]

Beatty was named in 1904, after (and by) Reginald Beatty, an employee of the Hudson's Bay Company and the first settler in the Melfort district.[1]

Beatty post office was established in 1908 in the Federal electoral district of Rosthern.

A community center was built in 1978 through local fundraising. This is still open and serves as a venue for weddings and community events.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Beatty, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 61 (-22.8% from 2001)
Land area: 0.82 km2 (0.32 sq mi)
Population density: 74.6/km2 (193/sq mi)
Median age: 38.8 (M: 41.0, F: 36.5)
Total private dwellings: 24
Median household income: $Not available
References: 2006[2]

Sports[edit]

Like most small communities in Saskatchewan, sports centered around hockey. In 1948 the Beatty Memorial Rink was built by a group of local volunteers. After many years, this rink was condemned to be destroyed because of its structural integrity. The town rallied again and built a new rink. This rink served the town until 1993.

In 1985 the Beatty Barons Senior Men's hockey team won the provincial championships. The town of Beatty fielded pre-novice and novice hockey teams until 1993. The rink was also used for community skating and hosting hockey tournaments.

Due to a financial issue which came to a head in 1993, the rink was sold to the town of Rocanville. The town of Rocanville had the rink taken apart piece by piece and moved 423 km away.

Education[edit]

Children living in Beatty are sent by bus to school in Melfort.[citation needed]

The early one room school house in town was Beatty School District #1766.[3] This also hosted a second one-room school house for the higher grades including grade 12. This school was open from 1933-1967.

Location[edit]

  • Lat (DMS) 52° 54' 2" N
  • Long (DMS) 104° 48' 17" W
  • Dominion Land Survey Sec. 23 Tsp 45 Rge 20 W2

Local Businesses[edit]

(in alphabetical order)

Donaro Farms, GP Fiberglass, Hillbilly Farms, Jellicoe Plumbing, McConaghy Farms, Taylor Auctioneers, Tremblay Construction, Wright's Greenhouse


North: Brockington
West: Kinistino Beatty East: Melfort
South: Lipsett

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memory Lane (Beatty-area history book), published by W.A. Print Works Ltd. (Regina) for the Beatty and District Historical Society, 1983. ISBN 0-919533-26-4
  2. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Alphabetical Schoolhouse Listing". One Room School Project. Saskatchewan Gen Web. Archived from the original on 22 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°54′N 104°47′W / 52.900°N 104.783°W / 52.900; -104.783