St. Walburg an Award Winning Community!
St. Walburg’s Wild Blueberry Festival was acknowledged at the 2014 Saskatchewan Tourism Awards of Excellence. The Wild Blueberry Committee were winners of the Event of the Year with a budget of under $20,000.
The RIVERS WEST DISTRICT for Sport, Culture & Recreation also recognized St. Walburg residents for three awards.
Culture – Artist of the Year Award went to Susan Velder, a well known artist in our community.
Sport – Official Youth Category Award was given to the St. Walburg Minor Hockey Officials who officiate local games.
Culture – Event of the Year Award was well deserved by the three day St. Walburg and District Culture Days
A World Class, Sustainable, Livable Community!
St. Walburg received two prestigious LivCom Awards in London, England.
The LivCom Awards are the world’s only competition focusing on best practice regarding the management of the local environment. These Awards are endorsed by the United Nations Environmental Programme and every year the Awards recognize the achievements of communities in tackling the most pressing environmental issues for the planet.
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The town has grown to a population of approx.800 with a thriving business community. The town is situated in a mixed farming and ranching area. The landscape consists of rolling hills, open fields, coulees, rivers and creeks, bush-land and prairie. Just north of town, the forest begins; to the south, open fields; to the west, cattle country; and to the east, lake country. Take time to walk through our residential areas and enjoy the neat gardens
Count Berthold von Imhoff (1868-1939)
Count Berthold von Imhoff spent the first 24 years of his life in his native Germany. He excelled in his chosen vocation of painting, winning the prestigious Berlin Art Academy Medal when he was only 16. He found that success and conformity were partners in the inflexibility of European society.