Perdue, Saskatchewan

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Perdue, Saskatchewan
Village
Perdue's Main Street
Perdue's Main Street
Motto: Pride of the Prairies
Perdue, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Perdue, Saskatchewan
Perdue, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Perdue, Saskatchewan
Location of Perdue in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 52°03′33″N 107°32′35″W / 52.05927°N 107.54293°W / 52.05927; -107.54293
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Rural Municipality Perdue
Founded 1907
Village Incorporated 1909
Government
 • Mayor Dave Millar
 • Governing body Village Council
Area
 • Total 2.65 km2 (1.02 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 364
 • Density 331.8/km2 (859/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0K 3C0
Area code(s) 306
Highways Highway 14
Website Official Site
Grain elevator

Perdue is a village in central Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 60 km west of Saskatoon on Highway 14.

Government[edit]

The village of Perdue is located within the Rural Municipality of Perdue No. 346. Provincially the village is within the Rosetown-Elrose electoral district, whose current MLA is Jim Reiter of the Saskatchewan Party. Federally the village is within the riding of Carlton Trail-Eagle Creek whose current MP is Kelly Block of the Conservative Party of Canada. The village's postal code is S0K 3C0 and its telephone exchange is (306) 237-###.

Demographics[edit]

Canada census – Perdue, Saskatchewan community profile
2006
Population: 364 (-2.2% from 2001)
Land area: 1.10 km2 (0.42 sq mi)
Population density: 331.8/km2 (859/sq mi)
Median age: 44.7 (M: 43.7, F: 45.7)
Total private dwellings: 188
Median household income: $30,435
References: 2006[1] earlier[2]

Infrastructure[edit]

Within the village of Perdue are several recreational facilities. On the west edge of town are the baseball diamonds, the curling rink, the fairgrounds, and the bowling alley. On the east edge of town was the Perdue Arena which tragically burnt down in 2015 but the community began fundraising for a new arena shortly after. The Perdue Agricultural Society hosts Extreme Redneck Days on Canada Day where you will find ATV & mod truck mud drag races, Li'l Buckaroo Rodeo and various entertainment plus beer gardens & fireworks. They also host the Perdue fair annually on the last weekend of July. This takes place with 4H events held at the fairgrounds, a slow-pitch tournament held at the baseball diamonds, and handicraft and agricultural exhibits displayed in the curling rink and Perdue Recreation Complex. Entries are judged by local members of the Agricultural Society. There is also a parade that takes place during the fair that travels a predetermined route through the village, ending up at the fair grounds.

In the past Perdue has been home to ice hockey teams of all age levels bearing the name "Perdue Pirates", which used the Perdue Arena as their home facility.

Perdue is also home to a branch of the Royal Canadian Legion and Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Education[edit]

Perdue School[3] is a K-12 school with approximately 140 students. Perdue is home to the Perdue branch of the Wheatland Regional Library,[4] which is located in the Perdue Recreation Complex. The Perdue School has volleyball teams, basketball, cross country, track, badminton and much more, they are known as the Perdue Steelers. The 2008 Sr. Boys Volleyball team made it to Provincials. Perdue has the "Perdue Hotel" which was built in the early 1900s which is closed due to being known for being haunted.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Perdue is well equipped with services, especially considering its relatively small size and proximity to larger centres such as Biggar and Saskatoon. Downtown Perdue is home to the Perdue branch of the Biggar Credit Union, The Store groceries and liquor & Ezeewrap[5] headquarters, the post office, an insurance broker, Perdue Hotel, Crawford Used Books, Kielo Certified Massage Therapist and Perdue Massage and Acupuncture[1]. Along Highway 14 is Cam-Don Motors and Feudal Co-Op, and west of town the Perdue Oasis golf course and restaurant.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  2. ^ "2001 Community Profiles". Canada 2001 Census. Statistics Canada. February 17, 2012. 
  3. ^ Perdue School
  4. ^ Wheatland Regional Library
  5. ^ Ezeewrap
  6. ^ Perdue Oasis

Coordinates: 52°03′N 107°33′W / 52.050°N 107.550°W / 52.050; -107.550 (Perduem)