History and Folklore Summary
1970 - 1979


- The Yorkton Terriers Hockey Club captured the Provincial Senior Championship.

- A sod turning ceremony was held for the opening of Yorkton's Industrial Park.


- 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 Highway 16.

- Lorne Nystrom, Federal N.D.P. candidate for this constituency was elected.


- The Yorkton Chamber of Commerce elected its first woman president, Winnie Spence.

- 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 North Battleford.

- The City donated $500.00 for the Senior Citizens Lounge at the S. I. G. N. building.

- 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 Plaza.

- 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 29th.

- 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.)


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