Sceptre, Saskatchewan

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Village of Sceptre
Village
Great Sandhills Museum
Great Sandhills Museum
Sceptre, Saskatchewan is located in Saskatchewan
Sceptre, Saskatchewan
Sceptre, Saskatchewan is located in Canada
Sceptre, Saskatchewan
Location of Sceptre in Saskatchewan
Coordinates: 50°54′N 109°16′W / 50.9°N 109.26°W / 50.9; -109.26Coordinates: 50°54′N 109°16′W / 50.9°N 109.26°W / 50.9; -109.26
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region Saskatchewan
Census division No. 8
Rural Municipality Clinworth
Area
 • Total 1.23 km2 (0.47 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Total 99
 • Density 80.4/km2 (208/sq mi)
Time zone CST
Postal code S0N 2H0
Area code(s) 306

Sceptre is a village in southwestern Saskatchewan, with a population of 99 as of the 2006 census.[1]

Metal wheat sculpture

The former school was reopened in 1988 as the Great Sandhills Museum, with exhibits showcasing the area's natural and human history.[2]

The village is home to various works of public art, including cartoon-like fire hydrants, murals, and the world's largest metal wheat sculpture.[3] The latter was created in 1990 and stands 33 feet (10 m) tall.[4]

Sceptre is situated just north of the Great Sand Hills, a vast area of arid grassland and sand dunes. One of the more easily accessible parts of the dunes is located about 10 km south of the village.[5] Though located on private land, the public is permitted to enter the area.

It is the birthplace of Bert Olmstead, a five-time Stanley Cup winner.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community Profile - Sceptre, Saskatchewan". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2009-02-02. 
  2. ^ "The Great Sandhills Museum". The Great Sandhills Museum. Retrieved 2008-11-11. 
  3. ^ "Art & Artisans". Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  4. ^ Yanciw, David. "Village of Sceptre, Saskatchewan". Big Things - the Monuments of Canada. Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Great Sandhills & River Routes Map". Retrieved 2010-11-25. 
  6. ^ Kevin Shea. "One on One with Bert Olmstead". Hockey Hall of Fame. Retrieved 2008-11-11.