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City of Saskatoon Archives

Wright, Clifford Emerson

  • Person
  • 1927-2014

Cliff Wright was born on Sept 21, 1927 in Saskatoon, and died Dec 9, 2014. He attended Nutana Collegiate and briefly studied engineering at the University of Saskatchewan before joining Smith Brothers and Wilson Construction as a carpenter’s apprentice. He eventually became Saskatchewan Vice President, and in 1987 bought out the Saskatchewan assets of the company, re-naming it Wright Construction.

He served on Saskatoon City Ciouncil from 1967-1988, including sitting as mayor from 1976-1988, when he retired from politics. He served on a variety of public boards including both the City Hospital and University Hospital Boards, the Saskatoon District Health Board, and the Saskatchewan Potash Corporation Board. In the early 1990s, he served as Treaty Land Commissioner. Other agencies he was involved with included the Saskatchewan Abilities Council, Parenting Incorporated, Cosmopolitan Industries, the United Way, YMCA and YWCA, Big Brothers, and Big Sisters.

Cliff Wright was made CFQC Citizen of the Year in 1988, the same year he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan. He received the Canada 125 Medal in 1992, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1998, was awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1999 and the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005.

Wheten, George William

  • Person
  • [1886]-1970

George Wheten was born in New Brunswick and came to Saskatoon in 1907. He was married to Lily and had a son, Waldo, and a daughter, Elsie (Farmer). In Saskatoon, he was an active member of the First Baptist Church, including serving as a deacon.

Wheaton, Albert J.

  • Person
  • [1882]-1968

Albert Joseph Wheaton was born near Thorndale, Ont. He came went in 1904 and was married in 1907 to Electa Jane Rutledge. They moved to Saskatoon in 1911 and had two sons, included Cecil Wheaton (later a Saskatoon alderman) and D.H. Wheaton, and two daughters, identified as Mrs. F.C. Thompson (Vancouver) and Mrs. I.H. Stocken (Langham). He was a member of Grace United Church and served on the official board and in various other capacities within Saskatoon's religious establishment, and was a member of the Saskatoon Rotarty club, the Saskatoon Construction Association, and various lodges and associations.

Wentz, Charles Frederick Rupert

  • Person
  • 1907-1982

Charles Frederick Rupert "Rupe" Wentz was born in Pasadena, Calif and came to Saskatoon with his family. He was married twice, to Maxine (d., 1975) and to Betty. He had two daughters, Jane (Graham) and Margaret (Ramson) and one son, Charles Frederick. He died in California in 1982.

Underwood, Joseph Edwin

  • Person
  • 1882-1960

Joseph Edwin ("Ed") Underwood was born in Wroxeter, Ontario. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1909 with a degree in Civil Engineering. He married Lina Florence Case, of Toronto, in 1911, and moved to Saskatoon. After her death in 1931, he married a second time, to Ethel (d. 1983). He had three children, J. Bruce, Edith and Elizabeth. In Saskatoon, he was involved with organizations like the Saskatoon Board of Trade, the Exhibition Board, the Westminster United Church and the Masons.

Tucker, James

  • Person
  • [1878]-1948

James "Jim" Tucker was born in Ilfracombe, Devonshire, England. He came to Canada in 1906, living in Ontario until moving to Saskatoon in 1912 with his wife, Minnie. After his retirement, they left Saskatoon in September, 1946, moving to Barnstaple, Devonshire, where he died on Jan 16, 1948. He was survived by his wife.

T. Schoderbeck

  • Person
  • ca. 1944

T. Schoderbeck was employed by the City of Saskatoon in May, 1944.

Saskatoon Track and Field Club

  • Corporate body
  • 1948-present

The Saskatoon Track and Field Club was founded in 1948 as the Hilltop Track and Field Club, under a sponsorship arrangement with the Saskatoon Hilltops football club, brokered by John Munro (“Jack”) Lydiard. An earlier version of the Saskatoon Track and Field Club had been started by Joe Griffith and George Ward in 1935, but appears to have existed only briefly, and the two don’t seem to be related.
In 1950, the relationship with the Hilltops ended and the club changed its name to the Saskatoon Track and Field Club. The name changed to the Saskatoon Track Club sometime after 1998. In 1955, the Nutana Kiwanis Club agreed to help finance the STFC. Early in 1963, the STFC helped establish the Riversdale Track and Field Club. In 1965, the Knights of Columbus, became the chief sponsor of the club.

Early coaches and athletes associated with the club include Dr. Bill Turnbull, Jack Lydiard, Bob Adams, Sylvia Ferguson and May Gagan.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix (newspaper)

  • SABStrPhnx
  • Corporate body
  • 1928-

The StarPhoenix daily newspaper was created on September 12, 1928, by the merger of the Saskatoon Daily Phoenix (1902) and Daily Star (1906) newspapers. From 1928-1996 it was owned by the Clifford Sifton family. From 1996-2000 it was owned by Hollinger Newspapers, and then by CanWest Global Communications until 2008, when it was acquired by Postmedia.

In its history the newspaper's title heading has appeared in various forms, including Saskatoon Star-Phoenix and Star Phoenix, but the current presentation is StarPhoenix.

Saskatoon StarPhoenix

  • SCN00286
  • Corporate body
  • 1928-present

The Saskatoon Star Phoenix was created in 1928 by the merger of the Saskatoon Daily Star (established in 1906 as the Capital) and the Saskatoon Phoenix (estalished in 1902 as the Phenix). Both were originally weeklies.

The newspapers were purchased by Clifford Sifton on January 1, 1928, and the combined newspaper began publication on September 12. In 1996, the paper was sold to Hollinger Newspapers, and then to CanWest Global Communications, becoming part of the Southam Newspapers division, in 2000, and later to Postmedia.

Saskatoon Quakers

  • Corporate body
  • 1945-1959, 1965-1971

The Saskatoon Quakers were an ice hockey team that was based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The team existed from 1945 until 1959, and again from 1965-1971, playing in various senior and minor-professional leagues during that time. The Quakers represented Canada in 1934 World Ice Hockey Championships held in Milan, Italy where they won Gold.[1] In 1952, they captured the President's Cup as Pacific Coast Hockey League champions.

Saskatoon Bottling Works

  • Corporate body
  • [between 1905 and 1916?]

The Saskatoon Bottling Works was a soft drink manufacturing established by Percy T. Colbert, bottling and selling various "flavoured sodas and mineral waters of a non-intoxicating variety." The plant stood at 418 First Avenue South, near the corner of Spadina Crescent, in Saskatoon. By the 1920s, a company with that name was operating in Riversdale, and the Colbert's soft drink factory on First Avenue South was identified as Colbert & Co.

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