The Town of Shaunavon is a vibrant and picturesque community nestled in the Southwest corner of Saskatchewan. Our diverse business sector provides a wide range of products and amenities, enabling the community to be a significant service centre in the great Southwest. Shaunavon prides itself on serving a large agricultural sector and is fortunate to have a bustling oil industry.

Established in 1913, Shaunavon’s pure and abundant water supply was the key resource that drew over 700 settlers in less than one year’s time, earning it the nickname “Boomtown”. In fact, Shaunavon became the first community in Canada to grow from a village to a town in under one year. Today this water supply continues to be essential to our economic growth. Shaunavon possesses multiple top-notch recreation and cultural facilities for all ages which residents and tourists enjoy all year round.

This is a community where neighbors become friends and where friends unite to build a community in which we can all share. We are proud of our past and excited about the potential of our future!

Shaunavon’s population is 1,784 according to the Municipalities Directory, with a rural population served of approximately 597. Rural municipalities served are RM of Grassy Creek 78, RM of Wise Creek77, RM of Bone Creek 108, and RM of White Valley 49.

Kim Anderson, Chairperson

Wendy Thienes

Ruth Elliott

Pat Billard

Town of Shaunavon Council

RM of Grassy Creek 78 Council

2022

Resolution passed by Town of Shaunavon Council, February 15, 2022

That Council shall approve that the Town of Shaunavon will actively participate, support, promote and work to assess and improve accessibility and inclusion for older persons, persons with disabilities, children and youth in all aspects of community life.  CARRIED

In September and October, 2021, Focus Groups were consulted for community assessment.

Access the PDF of the Shaunavon Aging in Place Task Force Focus Groups September/October 2021 Executive Summary here.

 

Currently working on Transportation needs in community.

Our next project will be in the Communication & Information Domain.

Transportation: currently compiling info on options in town to put in hands of seniors; brainstorming ideas for out-of-town options

Communication & Information: compiling survey of available resources; communicate what is available to seniors

Shaunavon Town Hall

Age-Friendly Shaunavon Contacts:

Kim Anderson

Wendy Thienes

Age-Friendly Shaunavon Committee Email:

afshaunavon@gmail.com

Age-Friendly Saskatchewan Liaison: 

Shirley Dixon

On the Web:

Town of Shaunavon website (Note: AF Shaunavon has a page under “Residents”)