Wadena, Saskatchewan

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Town of Wadena
Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 103°48′05″W / 51.94583°N 103.80139°W / 51.94583; -103.80139
Census division10
Rural Municipalities (R.M.)Lakeview
Post Office EstablishedJune 12, 1905
Incorporated (Village)1910
Incorporated (Town)February 27, 1912
 • MayorGreg Linnen (2012)
 • Chief Administrative OfficerFerne Hebig
 • Governing bodyWadena Town Council
 • M.P. Yorkton—MelvilleCathay Wagantall (2015)
 • M.L.A. Kelvington-WadenaHugh Nerlien (2016)
 • Total2.91 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
 • Land2.9 km2 (1.12 sq mi)
 • Total1,306[1]
 • Density449.5/km2 (1,166.8/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
Postal code
S0A 4J0
Area code(s)306 / 639
Highways Hwy 5 / Hwy 35
RailwaysCNR, CPR
WaterwaysQuill Lakes, Fishing Lake, Milligan Creek
WebsiteOfficial website

Wadena (/wəˈdnə/ wə-DEE-nə) is a town in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, located east of Saskatoon, north of Fort Qu'Appelle and north-west of Yorkton on the eastern shore of the Quill Lakes. The town is known for its birdwatching opportunities, and hosts the Shorebirds and Friends Festival every year. The Wadena and District Museum, located just south of Wadena on Highway 35, also hosts an annual Vintage Day in August. Its population in the 2011 Canada Census was 1,306.[1]

Wadena is the administrative centre of the Rural Municipality of Lakeview. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Fishing Lake Saulteaux First Nation band government.[5]

The town is named after Wadena, Minnesota, the place of origin of some early settlers of Scandinavian American descent.[6] The town in Minnesota was in turn named after a Chippewa/Saulteaux Chief.

Notable Wadenans[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Canada Census 2011 (Community Profiles)". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  2. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net, Post Offices and Postmasters
  3. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home, Municipal Directory System (Towns), retrieved 2008-10-28
  4. ^ Commissioner of Canada Elections, Library of Parliament (2008), Riding history for Yorkton—Melville (1966– ), retrieved 2008-10-28
  5. ^ Fishing Lake First Nation
  6. ^ David McLennan. "Wadena". Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan. Canadian Plains Research Center. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  7. ^ Sanderson, Anne (January 7, 2009). "Wallin attends first meeting as Canadian Senator". Wadena News. p. 1.
  8. ^ "Saskatoon Sports Hall of Fame". Retrieved August 2, 2013.
  9. ^ "Pitch-o-matic and the Voice that started it". PugetSoundRadio.com. Retrieved October 18, 2012.
  10. ^ Sanderson, Anne (March 4, 2009). "Olympic gold medalist attributes life's success to small-town upbringing". Wadena News. p. 1.
  11. ^ "Deputy Commander UNC". Retrieved July 1, 2019.
  • Sanderson, Anne (September 26, 2012). "Nominations close for area municipalities". Wadena News. p. 1.
  • Wadena News Staff (August 1, 2012). "Welcome home!". Wadena News. p. 1.

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Coordinates: 51°56′45″N 103°48′05″W / 51.94583°N 103.80139°W / 51.94583; -103.80139 (Wadena, Saskatchewan)