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Beausejour, Manitoba

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Beausejour is a town in the Canadian province of Manitoba, located in the Rural Municipality of Brokenhead It is 46 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, just west of the Canadian Shield and Whiteshell Provincial Park The French name Beauséjour means "beautiful stay"

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Access
  • 3 Economy
  • 4 Recreation
  • 5 Sports
  • 6 Media
  • 7 Climate
  • 8 References
  • 9 External links

History

Year Pop ±%
1911 847 —    
1921 994 +174%
1931 1,139 +146%
1941 1,161 +19%
1951 1,376 +185%
1961 1,770 +286%
1996 2,712 +532%
2001 2,772 +22%
2006 2,823 +18%
2011 3,126 +107%

In 1906, the "Manitoba Glass Works" was founded, in a town now known as Beausejour, by Joseph Keilback and his partners Sustained by a nearby deposit of high quality sand, it was the first glass container factory in Western Canada Glassblowers from Poland and the United States, supported by local labour, used silica sands to produce bottles for breweries and soft drink companies in Winnipeg In 1909 it was taken over by a Winnipeg businessman, who expanded production to include jars, medicine bottles, and ink bottles At its peak, the Manitoba Glass Works employed 100 workers, but because of its inability to compete with Eastern Canadian manufacturers, was purchased in 1913 by a Montreal company and relocated to Redcliff, Alberta The factory site remains, and was designated as a Provincial Heritage Site number 41 on 27 September 1989

In 1912, the Town of Beausejour was incorporated

It is the birthplace of former Provincial Premier and Governor General Edward Schreyer Edward Schreyer School is named after him in his honour

Beausejour was the setting for the 1990 film The Outside Chance of Maximilian Glick, and was largely filmed there

Access

Major highways servicing Beausejour are PTH 44 and PTH 12, which run concurrently north of town From the south, Beausejour can be reached by traveling PTH 12 and Provincial Road 215 east into town or by taking PR 302 PTH 44, PR 215, and PR 302 intersect at the west side of town

Prior to the construction of the Trans-Canada Highway, PTH 44 was the main route from Winnipeg to the Ontario border

Economy

Beausejour's current economy is based on agriculture grain production and tourism Its location as a main access point to the Whiteshell Provincial Park, a popular cottage region and tourist attraction, allows Beausejour to cater to visitor traffic through the area It also serves as the main commercial centre for farmers and residents of the surrounding areas

Recreation

The town is home to the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships, the Double B Agricultural Festival formerly Double B Rodeo and Country Fair and the annual Brokenhead River Agricultural Conference Beausejour is also known for its annual "Shades of the Past" car show on the last Sunday of August The car show encompasses all of Park Avenue and attracts over 500 classic and special interest vehicles

Beausejour has also hosted the 2011 Manitoba provincial men's curling championship then known as the Safeway Championship won by Jeff Stoughton Charleswood, and two Manitoba provincial women's curling championships, Scott Tournament of Hearts, at the Sun Gro Centre The 2004 Manitoba Scott Tournament of Hearts was won by Lois Fowler Brandon, Wheat City Curling Club, while the 2016 Scotties Tournament of Hearts was won by Kerri Einarson East St Paul Curling Club, with Beausejour's Selena Kaatz playing third

Sports

Beausejour hosted the 2006 Power Smart Manitoba Games The opening ceremonies were held at the CPTC Racetrack, and the closing ceremonies at the Sun Gro Centre

Beausejour's hockey teams are known as the Blades Beausejour's MEHL team is Beausejour Beavers The Eastman Selects of the Manitoba Midget 'AAA' Hockey League plays in the town Hockey games are played in the Sun Gro Centre, which also has a curling rink

Media

The Beausejour Review published its final issue on 27 June 2013

Climate

Climate data for Beausejour
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C °F 65
437
20
68
185
653
34
93
37
99
38
100
367
981
39
102
38
100
294
849
222
72
85
473
39
102
Average high °C °F −128
9
−82
172
−08
306
10
50
189
66
232
738
257
783
249
768
182
648
104
507
−09
304
−101
138
82
468
Daily mean °C °F −185
−13
−142
64
−64
205
38
388
118
532
167
621
191
664
18
64
121
538
51
412
−53
225
−154
43
22
36
Average low °C °F −24
−11
−201
−42
−119
106
−25
275
45
401
101
502
124
543
111
52
59
426
−02
316
−96
147
−205
−49
−37
253
Record low °C °F −445
−481
−467
−521
−422
−44
−306
−231
−139
7
−44
241
0
32
−25
275
−83
171
−23
−9
−395
−391
−425
−445
−467
−521
Average precipitation mm inches 258
1016
186
0732
247
0972
314
1236
556
2189
916
3606
704
2772
748
2945
609
2398
457
1799
333
1311
255
1004
5583
2198
Source: Environment Canada

References

  1. ^ , Censuses 1871-1931
  2. ^ "Archived copy" PDF Archived from the original PDF on 9 December 2013 Retrieved 2014-08-30 , Census 1941-1951
  3. ^ "Archived copy" PDF Archived from the original PDF on 23 December 2014 Retrieved 2014-08-30 , Census 1961
  4. ^ Manitoba Provincial Heritage Sites
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ "ED Schreyer" University of Manitoba Retrieved 2010-07-22 
  7. ^ Sun Gro Centre
  8. ^ Paul, Alexandra 26 June 2013 "Lac du Bonnet, Beausejour papers to cease publication" Winnipeg Free Press Retrieved 4 July 2013 
  9. ^ Environment Canada - Canadian Climate Normals 1971-2000—Canadian Climate Normals 1971–2000, accessed 6 April 2011

External links

  • Official Town of Beausejour Website
  • Map of Beausejour at Statcan
  • Recollections of the Beausejour Glass Works 1909-1911

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