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Weldon has modern amenities and services, and its population of approximately 250 enjoys a quiet, relaxed lifestyle reminiscent of another era. Many of the residents trace their lineage back to their Norwegian forebears who first established the community just after the turn of the previous century. Weldon's senior residents hold strong links to their roots in Norway and every May 17 a large "Syttende Mai" celebration is a significant cultural event in the village. The village's population grew fivefold during its 2005 Homecoming Celebrations held during the Canada Day
Canada Day , formerly Dominion Day , is the national day of Canada, a federal statutory holiday celebrating the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act , which united three British colonies into a single country, called Canada, within the British Empire...
Weldon is historically recognized in that the first Canadian grain ever shipped through the port of Churchill, Manitoba
Churchill is a town on the shore of Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada. It is most famous for the many polar bears that move toward the shore from inland in the autumn, leading to the nickname "Polar Bear Capital of the World" that has helped its growing tourism industry.-History:A variety of nomadic...
and sent via freighter through the Hudson Bay
Hudson Bay , sometimes called Hudson's Bay, is a large body of saltwater in northeastern Canada. It drains a very large area, about , that includes parts of Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Alberta, most of Manitoba, southeastern Nunavut, as well as parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota,...
was grown in the Weldon area. Of some note is the fact that hundred of thousands of bushels of grain from the area was sent via that port to Britain during WWII.
The village has seniors citizens lodge, a seniors club, a riding club/association, a winter recreation centre, an auditorium/gymnasium complex, a public library, a furnished summer sports field and worship centres for three denominations. The community is noted for its old growth tree-lined streets and the natural beauty of the farmland in the parkland region.
|| North: The Forks
Saskatchewan River Forks refers to the area in Canada where the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers merge to create the Saskatchewan River...
| West: Birch Hills
Birch Hills is a town located in Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located southeast of Prince Albert and the reserve of Muskoday First Nation. Directly to the west is the village of St. Louis, and to the east is Kinistino. It is surrounded by, but not part of, Birch Hills Rural Municipality No...
|| East: Kinistino
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|| South: Struthers Lake
Struthers Lake is a small lake situated in the aspen parkland of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is south of Weldon, Saskatchewan, and north of Yellow Creek, Saskatchewan. The lake contains northern pike, yellow perch, walleye, and suckers. It also hosts a small regional park with swimming, boating,...