Mayor George Prudat
Born and raised on a farm near Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Married to Joan Prudat, nee Brandenburg, for 42 great years and counting. Moved to St. Walburg to be close to family, but this is one of the nicest areas of Canada in which to live. It is safe here, the people are honest, helpful and so very nice. I joined the Canadian Military at a young age, graduated from the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and Memorial University in Newfoundland. I have spent many years at sea and was the Captain of one of Canada’s helicopter equipped destroyers that had a crew of 300 sailors and which operated globally. After 37 years of Military service I retired and joined the Federal Public Service as a senior Federal Government Employee and was employed, in Ottawa, by the Centre for Operational Research and Analysis (CORA). After 45 plus years combined military and civil service to Canada, I have retired to St. Walburg. I am an accomplished off shore sailor having raced sailing yachts many thousands of miles in most oceans and I have circumnavigated the world. My hobbies are golfing, genealogy and reading and I am trying to become a fisherman.
Deputy Mayor Walter Looshorn, Public Works Chairman
I was born in Loon Lake, SK in 1954 to Henry and Anna Looshorn. I was married in St.Walburg in 1976 to the beautiful Jenny Jack. We have two children, Ryan and Laurie, in 1979 and 1982. But due to unfortunate circumstances, Ryan passed away in 2002. I have been a contractor in the area with my business, Looshorn Construction since 1975. My first term with council began in 1982 continuing until 2000. I then took a term off and returned to council in 2004 to the present day.
Councillor Robert Veenstra, Public Works Committee
I was born in Edam, SK. After many different job I became half owner of the St. Walburg Bakery for 30 years. Rose Marie was born on the North 40 in the Red Cross district. We have lived in St. Walburg for 57 of our 58 years of marriage. We have raised our 3 children John, Tim and Beverly here and have seen many changes. Bob has worked on the Rec Board, Arena Board, coached hockey and been a Town Councillor. Hockey, fishing and camping have been great past times! Bob has volunteered many hours in seeing the completion of the new Lutheran Church. Bob has also worked for Paradise Oilfield for 9 years after the sale of the bakery. Rose Marie has been active in the Arena Kitchen, Wellness Clinic and is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed all the outdoor activities and was an active bowler. Bob and Rose Marie have 10 grand-children and 9 great grandchildren, with 3 more expected in 2017.