St. Claude, Manitoba
St. Claude is an unincorporated community recognized as a local urban district in the Rural Municipality of Grey within the Canadian province of Manitoba that held village status prior to January 1, 2015. It is located to the west of Winnipeg and is home to the world's second largest smoking pipe. It is named the dairy capital of Manitoba as it is home to one of Manitoba's largest dairy processing plants and also displays a dairy museum filled with many artifacts. One of the other museums holds a two-headed calf, which was born over 120 years ago.
St. Claude also has many facilities, including a bilingual library, two grocery stores, a curling rink, a skating rink (which hosts public skating every Friday during the winter), a Chinese food restaurant, two gas stations and a clinic. Despite being a small community, St. Claude has many activities such as the annual Winter Carnival, the annual Summer Rodeo and the community-wide yard sales which occurs the first Saturday in May.
The community is also a host to the Saint-Claude Gaol Museum (c. 1912), which was designated a municipal heritage site in 2005. At the gaol, local people have their photo taken and put in the local newspaper, The Gazette. It is featured in the 2006 film "One Week" starring Joshua Jackson.
There are two running schools, École communautaire Gilbert-Rosset is the community's French-speaking school. Complexe Scolaire St. Claude School Complex is the community's bilingual school. It educates the greater portion of students in St. Claude.
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