Mozart, Saskatchewan

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Mozart /ˈmzɑːrt/ is a hamlet south of the Quill Lakes in Saskatchewan, Canada, within Elfros RM 307. It was founded in 1909 and named after the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The streets are also named after other famous classical composers. The community held the status of designated place in the Canada 2006 Census, in which it had a population of 34.[1]

In the town's name, the z has its normal English sound, rather than the German [ts] used in the composer's name.

The RM of Elfros held centennial celebrations July 24–26, 2009.[2]

In 1991, Mozart's postmaster commemorated the 200th anniversary of the composer's death with a special postmark. In September of that year, the hamlet held a concert at the local hall which featured several players from the Regina Symphony Orchestra. They performed several works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The concert was recorded for air on CBC-TV's "Adrienne Clarkson Presents" series. It was also covered as a news story by a crew from CTV's "The Provincial Report" nightly news program.

Mozart was referenced in pop culture on an episode of the syndicated version of Who Wants to Be Millionaire that originally aired on Monday, November 8, 2010. The question's subject dealt with the naming of most of the town's streets after composers.


Coordinates: 51°46′33″N 103°59′39″W / 51.77583°N 103.99417°W / 51.77583; -103.99417