Craven, Saskatchewan

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Craven
Village of Craven
Aerial view, from the south, of Craven and vicinity (2013). Craven is just left of centre; Lumsden is obscured by clouds at lower left. Last Mountain Lake is at upper left.
Aerial view, from the south, of Craven and vicinity (2013). Craven is just left of centre; Lumsden is obscured by clouds at lower left. Last Mountain Lake is at upper left.
Craven is located in Saskatchewan
Craven
Craven
Craven is located in Canada
Craven
Craven
Coordinates: 50°42′29″N 104°48′33″W / 50.70806°N 104.80917°W / 50.70806; -104.80917Coordinates: 50°42′29″N 104°48′33″W / 50.70806°N 104.80917°W / 50.70806; -104.80917
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
RegionCentral
Census division6
Rural MunicipalityLonglaketon No. 219
Government
 • TypeMunicipal
 • Governing bodyCraven Village Council
 • MayorAdri Vandeven
 • AdministratorWendy Dunn
Area
 • Land1.00 km2 (0.39 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total214
 • Density176.7/km2 (458/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC−06:00 (CST)
Postal code
S0L 0L0
Area code(s)306
Highways Hwy 20
Hwy 99
Hwy 641
RailwaysCanadian Pacific Railway
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Craven is a village within the Rural Municipality of Longlaketon No. 219, Saskatchewan, Canada. The village had a population of 214 in the 2016 Canada Census. The village lies northeast of the town of Lumsden in the Qu'Appelle Valley.

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.[5]:47

Craven is host to an annual country music festival called Country Thunder Saskatchewan.[6] 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.[7] A successor event, the Kinsmen Rock'N the Valley rock music festival, ran until 2004. The country music format was revived in 2005.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Conquest community profile
2016 2011 2006
Population: 214 (-8.5% from 2011) 234 (-14.6% from 2006) 274 (% from 2001)
Land area: 176.7 km2 (68.2 sq mi) 1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi) 1.20 km2 (0.46 sq mi)
Population density: 1.20/km2 (3.1/sq mi) 194.8/km2 (505/sq mi)
Median age: 42.7 (M: 42.7, F: 42.7) 43.0 (M: 43.5, F: 42.8)
Total private dwellings: 92 100
Median household income:
References: 2016[8] 2011[9] 2006[10] earlier[11]

Notable people[edit]

Craven is the hometown of NHL hockey player Tanner Glass.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters, archived from the original on 2006-10-06
  2. ^ Canadian Textiles Institute. (2005), CTI Determine your provincial constituency, archived from the original on 2007-09-11
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Archived from the original on 2016-01-15. Retrieved 2014-12-16.
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Chief Electoral Officer of Canada (2005), Elections Canada On-line, archived from the original on 2007-04-21
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Craven Country Jamboree". Craven Country Jamboree Ltd. Retrieved 2010-08-17.
  7. ^ "Larre, Lucien (1933-)". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Great Plains Research Center, University of Regina. 2006. Retrieved 2014-12-02.
  8. ^ "2016 Community Profiles". 2016 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-03-15.
  9. ^ "2011 Community Profiles". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. July 5, 2013. Retrieved 2012-10-30.
  10. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". 2006 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-24.
  11. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". 2001 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012.

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