Rosthern, Saskatchewan

Rosthern, Saskatchewan

Infobox Settlement
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subdivision_name1 = Saskatchewan
subdivision_name2 = "Rosthern No. 403, Saskatchewan"
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leader_title1 =Federal Electoral District Saskatoon--Wanuskewin M.P.
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Rosthern is a town at the juncture of Highway 11 and Highway 312 in the central area of Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located roughly halfway between the cities of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.


Rosthern was 100 years old in 2003. Its history is strongly tied to farming practices. Famous experimental farmer and author Seager Wheeler lived just outside of Rosthern. There are several apocryphal versions of the story about how the town got its name. One is that in the late 1880s when the railroad ran through from Regina to Prince Albert a man by the name of Ross drowned in the creek that flows through the town. "Terne" is old English for tarn meaning a pool, and the name stuck. cite book
last =Russell
first =E.T.
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title =What's in a Name?
publisher =Western Producer Prairie Books
date =1975
location =Saskatoon, Sk
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id = ISBN 1-894022-92-0
] In all likelihood, however, the town's name echoes an old world name brought over by a homesick worker on the railroad, in this case that of "Rostherne", a village in the UK.cite book
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first =Bill
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title =People Places Contemporary Saskatchewan Placenames
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location =Regina, Canada
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Tourist attractions

Rosthern attractions include the Seager Wheeler Farm. There is also a Mennonite Historical Museum.

Local restaurants

The Station Arts Center and Tea Room serves daily home-made bread and soups. The Rosthern Hotel, and King's Fried Chicken serve typical North American fare. Mackie's Asian Grill has a daily Chinese buffet, as well has a full lunch and supper menu.


Rosthern has three schools. Rosthern High School, and Rosthern Elementary School are both part of the Sask Valley School district. Rosthern also has a private high school, Rosthern Junior College.


In addition to the nearby Regional Park there are two ball-diamonds, two indoor hockey rinks, a curling rink, bowling alley, and three school gyms. A new outdoor swimming pool just finished in 2005. Rosthern is also home to the Youth Farm Bible Camp.

Local Religion

Rosthern is home to over ten churches including Mennonite, Ukrainian Orthodox, Swedenborgian, Pentecostal, Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, and Baptist.


Local news is reported in the locally published Valley News. Local businesses include:
*Valley News - a newspaper and print shop
*Friesens Bigway - a grocery store
*Friesens Drugstore
*Rosthern Pharmacy
*Golden Valley Sewing Store
*Lucky Dollar - a convenience store
*312 Esso - a gas station
*TR Petroleum - a gas station
*Harv's Autobody
*MCC Clothes Basket - a thrift store
*Rosthern Bowling Alley
*Impressions Salon & Gym
*Jomarans Kennel reg'd 1990
*Brook Vista Developments


Rosthern is home to the Station Arts Center and Tea Room. The Station Arts Center hosts frequent musical and dramatic performances. There is also public library. Popular sporting activities include baseball, soccer, badminton basketball, hockey, swimming, volleyball, floor hockey and Tai Kwon Do.


Rosthern is one of the few rural Saskatchewan towns to still have a hospital. Rosthern also has a medical clinic, several retirement homes and a nursing home.

Community profile

According to the 2001 Statistics Canada census:Canada_CP_2006|pop= 1,382|popDelta=-8.1%
:::N/A = Data Not Available Population in 2006

Area statistics

*Lat (DMS) 52° 40' 00" N
*Long (DMS) 106° 20' 00" W
*Dominion Land Survey Section 35 - Township 42 - Range 3 West of the 3rd Meridian
*Time zone (cst) UTC-6

ee also

*List of communities in Saskatchewan
*List of rural municipalities in Saskatchewan

North: Duck Lake
West: Waldheim Rosthern East: Wakaw
South: Hague

External links

* [ Town of Rosthern]
* [ Rosthern Junior College]
* [ The Station Arts Centre]
* [ Seager Wheeler Farm]
* [ Youth Farm Bible Camp]
* [ RM of Rosthern #403]
* [ Brook Vista Subdivision]
* [ Saskatchewan City & Town Maps]
* [ Saskatchewan Gen Web - One Room School Project ]
* [ Post Offices and Postmasters - ArchiviaNet - Library and Archives Canada]
* [ Saskatchewan Gen Web Region]
* [ Online Historical Map Digitization Project]
* [ GeoNames Query ]
* [ 2006 Community Profiles]


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