Prelate, Saskatchewan

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Prelate (2016 population: 154) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Happyland No. 231 and Census Division No. 8. Located just of Highway 32 it is 12 km (8 miles) east of Leader and 146 km (90 miles) northwest of Swift Current.


Prelate was first settled in 1908. Prelate incorporated as a village on October 25, 1913. Historical sitesSt. Angela's Convent and St. Angela's Academy of Prelate was founded in 1919. The boarding school for girls was run by the Ursuline Sisters until it closed in 2007. Saints Peter and Paul Church (Blumenfeld Church) located 15 km south of Prelate is a Municipal Heritage Property. Built in 1915 the church served the Catholics of German descent of the Prelate area. The grounds feature a fieldstone shrine and in the cemetery wrought iron crosses mark some of the graves.


In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Prelate recorded a population of 154 living in 62 of its 77 total private dwellings, a 19.5% change from its 2011 population of 124. With a land area of 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 177.0/km2 (458.5/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Prelate recorded a population of 124, a -1.6% change from its 2006 population of 126. With a land area of 0.87 km2 (0.34 sq mi), it had a population density of 142.5/km2 (369.1/sq mi) in 2011.


The Islamic Academy of Saskatchewan, an Islamic boarding school for boys, opened in 2011 in the former St. Angela's Convent and Academy building. Enrolment is expected to be about 100 students and will offer Grades 4 to 12.

Notable people

Ross Alger, politician Roxanne Goldade, country singer Mark Pederson, ice hockey left winger David Herle, Liberal political advisor
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