History and Folklore Summary
1970 - 1979
- The Yorkton Terriers Hockey Club captured the Provincial Senior
- A sod turning ceremony was held for the opening of Yorkton's Industrial
- Yorkton's population was 13,430.
- Yorkton International Film Festival received a grant of $500.00 from the
City of Yorkton.
- Jack Zepp was appointed curator for the Western Development Museum on
- Lorne Nystrom, Federal N.D.P. candidate for this constituency was elected.
- The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce elected its first woman president, Winnie
- Brigadier General Alexander Ross died.
- Fifty rinks entered the Annual Ladies Curling Bonspiel.
- Brother Methodius Koziak, teacher at St. Joseph's College received the
ORDER OF CANADA.
- The Parkland Synchronize Swim Club was founded by Margaret Cugnet, with the
objective of entering a team in the first Saskatchewan Winter Games held in
- The City donated $500.00 for the Senior Citizens Lounge at the S. I. G. N.
- For the first time in years Yorkton had 2 newspapers. YORKTON THIS WEEK
began printing this year.
- York Lake Cross Country Ski Club was established on December 21st.
- Yorkton Slow Pitch was organized this year.
- Brent Logan was President of the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce.
- YORKTON THIS WEEK was founded by Bob Thom, Ed Betker, and Dick DeRyk.
- The Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association of Yorkton and
District hosted the 7th Annual Malanka at the Corona Hotel.
- The Yorkton Farm and Leisure Show was founded by the Broadway Park
Merchants Association, with a promotional feature held at the Broadway Park
- The Parkland Mall was opened on October 7th.
- Artificial ice was installed at the Kinsmen Arena.
- The City of Yorkton Recreation and Parks Department hosted the 1976
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Conference.
- John Wytrykush, Manager of Eaton's Store became Mayor. He was a strong
proponent of railway relocation.
- The Yorkton School Unit Band broke an earlier record by playing non-stop
for 15 hours.
- Yorkton Mayor, John Wytrykush greeted Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip as
they stepped down on Broadway Street from their special train on Saturday July
- The Dominion Lands Office, 10 Argyle Street constructed in the 1890s and
one of the City's oldest buildings was demolished.
- Paul Ogrodnick of Yorkton invented a Doughnut Lifter, a patent number
1,034,781. (Source: Saskatchewan Firsts originally from Sask Centennial web site)
- Antoinette Kryski received a special Gold Sheaf Award for her many
dedicated years of work with the Film Festival.
- The water consumption in Yorkton was 457 million Imperial gallons per year
(mga) for a population of 15,400; or an average of 81 Imperial gallons per
capita per day (gcd). (Source: YORKTON MUNICIPAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, MAY 1982.)