Livelong, Saskatchewan

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Livelong is a hamlet in the Rural Municipality of Mervin No. 499 in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Listed as a designated place by Statistics Canada, the hamlet had a population of 95 in the Canada 2006 Census.[1]

S0M 1J0 is a postal code for Livelong.

An annual celebration "Live it up day" is held in early August.[2] It is a One-day fun-filled fair. Breakfast, supper and dance, street entertainment, parade, food vendor booths and beer gardens. Horseshoes, baseball games, bingo, bowling, games of chance and children's games. 3rd annual $1000 hole-in-one play-off.

A war memorial cenotaph was erected in front of the Livelong Legion #192. Constructed in 1988 in memory of all veterans of Livelong and district. The cenotaph was constructed by Bill Rhode, Sam Rhode, and Murray Kopp. Art Dorval made the cross and it was erected by Chief Denny.[3]

Local businesses[edit]

Livelong is the home of :

  • Forest Edge Studios, featuring the Wildlife Art of Canadian Artist C.D.(Dave) Hiebert.[4]
  • Trails End Buffalo Stix - Cranberry Craze are a meat and fruit snack. Named by Food in Canada in 2005 as one of the top 10 entrepreneurs.[5]
  • Sylvester Brothers Handcrafted Log Homes
  • Turtle River Campground / Cabins / Outfitting[6]
  • TeaLife[7]

Churches[edit]

  • St. John's Anglican Church

History[edit]

  • Livelong Legacies (Livelong, Deer Run, Dexter, Elmhurst, Freemont, Patch Grove, South Branch, Turtleview, Waskiagon, Turtle Lake, Thunderchild) published by the Saskatchewan Livelong Historical Society, 1981 971.242 LIV][8]

Organizations[edit]

  • Turtle Lake Watershed Inc.[9] Their mission: The maintenance of a healthy aquatic ecosystem within the Turtle Lake watershed basin. (Turtle Lake is approx. 6 miles north of Livelong.)

Clubs[edit]

  • Livelong Pinetoppers[10]
  • Livelong Curling Club

Notable Residents[edit]

  • Charles J. Neale, awarded World War 1, Distinguished Conduct Medal.[11] Resided in Livelong from 1950 - 1979.
  • Jeremy Power Regimbal, Director,[12][13] spent his childhood[14] in Livelong.
  • Lisa Guenther, Author,[15]
  • Gordon Denny, Manager - Saskatchewan Fisheries Cooperative in Air Ronge, Saskatchewan, for whom Gordon Denny Community[16] school is named after was a Livelong resident until the 1960s.

Pop culture[edit]

  • Girl at the Window: Author Byrna Barclay takes her readers from Livelong, Saskatchewan to Spain and the Island of Crete in this collection of short stories published in 2004.[17]
  • The Garden of Eloice Loon, written by Edna Alford[18] a Livelong resident.[19]

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Coordinates: 53°26′52″N 108°42′16″W / 53.44778°N 108.70444°W / 53.44778; -108.70444