Henry Dayday

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His Worship
Henry Dayday
Mayor of Saskatoon
In office
Preceded by Clifford Wright
Succeeded by Jim Maddin
Personal details
Born (1939-10-08) October 8, 1939 (age 77)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Alma mater University of Saskatchewan
Occupation Consultant

Henry Dayday (born October 8, 1939) was the mayor of Saskatoon from 1988 to 2000.[1] He was the 1999 Liberal candidate in Saskatoon—Rosetown—Biggar and sought the Conservative Party nomination for the 2004 general election in Saskatoon—Humboldt.

Dayday was raised on a farm near the town of Bankend, Saskatchewan. He holds a B.A. and a B.Ed. from the University of Saskatchewan and was a high school math teacher in several Saskatchewan communities before coming to Saskatoon in 1969. He taught for several years at Evan Hardy and City Park Collegiates, and later at Marion M. Graham Collegiate.

Dayday ran unsuccessfully for City Council in 1973. He was elected in 1976 and spent 24 uninterrupted years on Council.[2] He was elected Mayor in 1988 after Clifford Wright stepped down. He was re-elected three more times before being defeated by Jim Maddin in 2000. In 1999, he ran unsuccessfully for MP as a candidate of the Liberal party.[3]

Since leaving Council, Dayday has worked as a business consultant and was a member of the Board of Directors of Saskatoon Airport Authority. In 2005 he was honoured with the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal.[4]

Dayday ran as a mayoral candidate in the 2016 municipal election, but withdrew from the race just before the nomination deadline.[5]