canola 1The question that I hear the most when I am hosting or attending my events is, “Where are you from?” I reply with a smile on my face and say Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Most people can’t believe it and usually all share a puzzled look on their face’s and some days I still can’t believe a small town girl like me won the title of the entire province of Saskatchewan. I am very blessed and thankful to receive this title and live in a city like Yorkton. I honestly couldn’t imagine living anywhere else, the people and businesses here make you feel like family and support you no matter what. Every time I talk to people about how supportive the community is, my eyes start to tear up. I will always cherish this memory. canola 2

Interesting Facts about Yorkton:

  • The city is located in South-Eastern Saskatchewan
  • When Saskatchewan became a province in 1905, the population of Yorkton was 1,200.
  • We have world’s largest potash mine that is one hour away from Yorkton-Esterhazy and Rocanville area.
  • Yorkton is home to a big Ukrainian, German community.
  • Yorkton has one of Canada’s largest highways running through it which is the Yellowhead with that two large canola plants were built!
  • Yorkton is the third largest trading area and has a trading area of 250.000.
  • Slogan: Where Good Things Happen
  • Population of 20,000+
  • Yorkton started back in 1882, when a group of settlers from York County, Ontario established a settlement. They had been recruited by the York Farmers Colonization Company, and originally founded York Colony about two miles north of the present-day city, on the banks of a small river. In 1889 the railway was extended to Yorkton, and the colony moved to be alongside the new railway line. The railway brought with it a major arrival of European settlers which  gave the community a population boost, and a new vitality.canola 4

Interesting Facts about Saskatchewan:

  • The province of Saskatchewan came into confederation in 1905 from the Northwest Territories.
  • Saskatchewan is located in the central of Canada, Manitoba is east and Alberta is west.
  • Saskatchewan is part of the Prairie Region. Saskatchewan contains minerals such as Potash, Uranium and fossil fuels.
  • It has 39 Provincial parks and 2 National parks.
  • The city of Saskatoon is the province’s largest city, Regina (the capital city) is the second largest.
  • Saskatchewan comes from a Cree word “Kisiskatchewani Sipi” meaning “swift flowing river” which referred to the Saskatchewan River.
  • There’s over 100,000 lakes, rivers and streams.
  • The Southern Region of Saskatchewan is flat but it does have valleys and rolling hills.
  • The Northern Region of Saskatchewan has forests, marshes and much more.
  • One third of the province is farmland, one half is forest.
  • There are four main rivers which are North & South Saskatchewan Churchill and Assiniboine.
  • There are over 250,000 kilometres of roads, more roads than any other province in Canada.

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xo-Kirsten

 
 
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