Craven, Saskatchewan

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Craven is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Craven in Saskatchewan
Aerial view, from the south, of Craven and vicinity (2013). Craven is just left of center; Lumsden is obscured by clouds at lower left. Last Mountain Lake is at upper left.

Craven is a village in Saskatchewan. It is located northeast of Lumsden, Saskatchewan in the Qu'Appelle Valley. It lies between the rural municipalities of Longlaketon No. 219 and Lumsden No. 189. As of the Canada 2011 Census tt has a population of 234.[1]

Craven was founded in 1882 by Colonel Stone and was originally called Sussex. The original settlement was located a half a mile east from the present site.[2]:47

Craven is host to an annual country music festival called the Craven Country Jamboree.[3] It was originally called the Big Valley Jamboree, and was first established by Father Lucien Larré as a fundraiser for his Bosco Homes for emotionally disturbed youth.[4] A successor event, the Kinsmen Rock'N the Valley rock music festival, ran until 2004. The country music format was revived in 2005.

Craven is the hometown of NHL hockey player Tanner Glass.


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  2. ^ Shiels, Leonard A. (1980). Villages: History of Craven. From buffalo grass to wheat : a history of Long Lake district. Our Roots – Canada's Local Histories Online. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 
  3. ^ "Craven Country Jamboree". Craven Country Jamboree Ltd. Retrieved 2010-08-17. 
  4. ^ "Larre, Lucien (1933-)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Great Plains Research Center, University of Regina. 2006. Retrieved 2014-12-02. 

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Coordinates: 50°42′29″N 104°48′33″W / 50.70806°N 104.80917°W / 50.70806; -104.80917