Special Sub-Topic: Saskatonians Unite!
|Saskatoon is nicknamed River City because the South Saskatchewan river passes through it.|
f. The South Saskatchewan River does indeed pass through Saskatoon but its nickname is "Bridge City" or "City of Bridges" because of the numerous bridges built to accomodate transportation across the river. Saskatoon boasts five private transportaion bridges and two railway bridges.
|A beautiful hotel, built on Saskatoon's riverbank downtown in the 1930's, boasts elaborate red brick and gargoyles. What is this hotel's name?|
The Delta Bessborough. This beautiful building is an important part of Saskatoon's history. Nicknamed the Castle on the Water, this hotel lives up to its name. Although renovations have been done, the Bessborough stays historically accurate.
|Saskatoon's first High School built in 1909 was orginally called Saskatoon Collegiate. What is it now known as?
Nutana Collegiate. This is a beautiful collegiate, still with S's engraved in the bannisters for "Saskatoon Collegiate". There is an extensive artwork collection with some pieces dedicated to those who fought in both world wars. The front of this historical building has MCMIX engraved into it. No, it is not the name of a rapper who attended the school, it is Roman numerals standing for 1909, the year the school was built.
|In what year did Saskatoon become a city?|
1906. The abundant "Saskatoon berries" were named by the Cree as mis-sask-quah-too-min, which meant wild berries. John Lake, a settler, thought the Cree said Saskatoon. From then on the berries and the settlement became known as Saskatoon.
|What was significant about 2001 Saskatchewan Crescent, which burnt to a pile of ash in 1933 in a suspicious house fire?|
it was a shack. It was a small shack. The man who lived in it wove baskets for a living during the depression. It got its address when a vandal painted 2001 Saskatchewan Crescent on the door. While this shack's owner was visiting friends, a fire, with no evidence of how it could have started, burnt his home to the ground.
|Who was Saskatoon's first mayor?|
J. Clinkskill. He served as mayor in 1906 and from 1911 to 1912. He lived from 1853 to 1936 and is buried at the Woodlawn Cemetary.
|Saskatoon is Saskatchewan's capital city.|
f. Although Saskatoon is larger, Regina is Saskatchewan's capital. Regina is home to all government and legislature buildings for the province of Saskatchewan.
|Three major Saskatchewan cities, Saskatoon, Regina and Prince Albert, received three major structures. Which structure did Saskatoon receive?|
The University of Saskatchewan. Saskatoon was chosen for the University, Regina for the Legislature and Prince Albert for the Penitentiary.
|What time-zone is Saskatoon in?|
Central Standard Time. Saskatchewan is one of the few places in Canada that does not use Daylight Savings time.
|Which well-known Canadian's hometown was in Saskatoon?|
Joni Mitchell. Although born in Fort Macleod, Alberta in 1943, Joni Mitchell moved with her family to Saskatoon at the age of nine and has since referred to it as her hometown. She became well known as a musician/singer/songwriter.
Actor Michael J. Fox's hometown was in British Columbia. Hockey great Gordie Howe was born in Floral, Saskatchewan, which is a small town near Saskatoon. Curler Sandra Schmirler grew up in Biggar Saskatchewan.
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