A common attraction, especially for visitors traveling through the town, is the Canada Dollar Coin located in the town on the south side of Highway #16 on Bridger Road. The Town of Churchbridge constructed this monument to commemorate Rita Swanson, the artist resident of Churchbridge, whose design was chosen to mark Canada’s 125th birthday in 1992. With a diameter of six feet,
it is definitely worth the time to stop and check out what is possibly the largest loonie you will ever see! You may have seen this monument listed on the “www.bigthings.ca/sask/” website which is dedicated to the fantastic and awe inspiring monuments built by communities all over Canada.
Looking for accommodations in Churchbridge try: Churchbridge Campground
On the south edge of Town is a beautiful 33-site campground, including 29 electrical sites. The campground offers hot showers, a modern washroom, sewer-dump station and firewood, and is located on Highway #80. Because our campground is primarily run by a group of very dedicated senior volunteers, we are unable to take reservations. Please choose your campsite, set up, relax and the volunteers will be around to collect nightly fees prior to your departure.Campground
Our community is very proud of the new swimming pool, built in 2011. With a beach-entry shallow end, the Churchbridge Aquatic Centre (CAC) is perfect for the very young who may want nothing more than to dip their toes, all the way to those with mobility issues – no steps, stairs or sharp drop-offs, just a gradual beach-style entry and exit. The Aquatic Centre has a child-friendly super-wide water slide, a diving board and fun water features. In addition to ample opportunities for public swimming, our drop-in programs include Aquacize, Lane Swimming, Special Needs and Seniors’ Swims, all held under the watchful eye of our certified lifeguards. The CAC also holds swimming lesson sessions under the Lifesaving Society Learn to Swim program. For more information about the Churchbridge Aquatic Centre and pool schedules, please visitpool
Churchbridge is a place where “down time” can be filled with opportunity. We have a very dynamic recreation and sports community. In the winter our rink is home to minor hockey, CanSkate and adult recreation hockey; we have an active Curling Club which hosts regular curling nights and bonspiels, and opens its doors to our school so that our youth have the opportunity to learn this life-long sport. We have an active walking group that utilizes our Community Centre every weekday morning for fitness and socializing; and in the summer it’s Minor Ball, golfing at Antler Acres, the annual Kevin Kaminski Golf Tournament, and June Daze!
June Daze is the annual summer fair, hosted by the Churchbridge Business Association, and is held the second weekend of June. Events and attractions include town-wide garage sales, numerous food booths and business promotions, a children’s indoor play area, a chicken supper hosted by the Churchbridge Lions Club, CJGX’s Star Search and the weekend is capped off with a cabaret hosted by the Churchbridge Adult Rec hockey teams. Closer to June Daze, more details and a schedule can be found on the Churchbridge Business Association’s Facebook page.
Churchbridge also has a very artistic and nurturing side. Our Library and Cultural Centre serves as a studio for our community’s artists, our drama club (the Churchbridge Players) and the Photo Archives Club. Churchbridge is home to the Evergreen Club, our senior citizen’s meeting place. The Evergreen Club hosts regular get-togethers for card games, birthday parties, dances, shuffleboard, and potluck suppers. Take time to visit Memorial Park as you enter our downtown area, or have a look at the many murals depicting our community’s history and the Wall of Honour honouring our war veteran, located in the Community Centre.
Our vibrant business community includes shops ready to pamper – estheticians, hair studios and massage therapists – and Sagebrush Studios, a beautiful clothing and gift boutique. We have a Co-op Food store and Co-op Lumber and Farm Supply. We have a variety store with liquor outlet, a Credit Union with ATM and The Rum of the Mill Bar. Please visit our online business directory www.churchbridge.com/Business/directory.htm or the Churchbridge Business Association Facebook page.
Churchbridge began with the arrival of settlers from the Anglican Colonization Society, with director and missionary Rev. Robert Bridger. In 1887, the society combined the word ” church” from the name of the society, and the name “bridge” in recognition of Rev. Robert Bridger, one of the prominent directors, to name the new settlement “Churchbridge”. In 1903, Churchbridge received village status. In 1962, there were 260 people residing the village, and by 1964, the population rose to 600 giving it Town status.
Thanks to our rich agricultural roots and the area potash mines, Churchbridge now has approximately 896 residents as of 2016, and our population continues to grow.
Like so many prairie communities, Churchbridge has very rich and cherished heritage. What sets us apart though is the way community members have worked to honour and remember our community leaders, our way of life and our history.
The Wall of Honour can be viewed by visiting the Town Office Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 1-5 p.m.
Weekends, evening and holidays; contact Dave: 896-2486, Connie: 896 -2638, Elaine/Joe: 896-2559, Gloria/Ed: 896-2901
Veteran & Photo Archives Committee: Gloria Wirth, Connie Sakundiak, Elaine DePape, Joe DePape, Fern Wagner, Alana Prince,
Ed Wirth, Ellen Spilchen, Russ Sakundiak, and Rachael Chappel.
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