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Manitoba Communities: Waskada (Unincorporated Village)

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The community of Waskada was founded around a post office established here in 1883. One story is that it was named by the federal government for an Aboriginal word meaning “the best of everything.” Another story, attributed to Dr. R. S. Thornton, was that the name derived from a Sioux expression Wa-sta-daow meaning “better further on” which was supposedly the phrase they told early settlers in hopes they would keep moving and not settle down.

Present Status

Municipality of Brenda-Waskada (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Waskada (31 December 1948)
Amalgamation of Brenda and Waskada (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Brenda

Land Area (square km)

0.77

Population

Year

Total

1951

395

1956

357

1961

297

1966

282

1971

247

1976

257

1981

239

1986

349

1991

289

1996

288

2001

208

2006

199

2011

183

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1949-1951

M. E. Hartry

1952-1953

Enoch Dawdo

1954-1957

Fred Elam

1958-1959

A. R. Rushton

1960-1961

E. J. Brotheridge

1962-1968

Frank Arthur Jones (1926-2016)

1969-1986

Murray Gibson Hannah (1925-2017)

1987-1990

Ken Harms

1991

Brenda Sharp

1992

Elwood Heath

1992-2006

Vaughan Ramsay (?-2014)

2007-2014

Gary Williams

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Waskada.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Waskada.

Photos & Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 November 2017

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