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TOWN OF ASQUITH- Community Profile

 

Asquith is located 33 kilometers west of the City of Saskatoon on Highway #14. The drive to the outskirts of Saskatoon takes an average of 20 minutes. The population of the Town of Asquith at last census was 603.

 

The major industry around the area is agriculture. The majority of people who reside in Asquith work in Saskatoon or for the nearby potash mine.

 

The Town of Asquith has a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school; ~334 students.  The School also now offers Pre-Kindergarten classes for children aged 3 and 4.   Lord Asquith School offers a wide variety of classes and intramural sports, and has been commended for its academic excellence and its ability to bring home many provincial, regional and district medals in sports.

 

The Town itself has two gas stations, three restaurants, two grocery stores (one co-op and one with convenience store hours) a hotel and a liquor vendor.

 

The Town of Asquith has two churches. The Baptist Church is located on Main Street; the United Church is located on Charles Street. St. Theresa’s Parish, a Catholic Church also shares the United Church facilities. The Baptist church has active youth programs. There is also a small but active Baha’i faith in the community.

 

Asquith has a great amount of recreation available to individuals. The Town has a skating rink. There is an active minor hockey league.  We also have an outdoor skating rink that can be used in the summer for basketball, rollerblading or skate boarding.

 

The sports grounds has a riding arena that is used by local riding clubs, and  Pro Rodeo has been held there in the past. The sports grounds, also has three ball diamonds and bathroom / kitchen facilities. The minor baseball and soccer leagues are very active and use the sports grounds facilities.

 

Other recreation groups are;  children’s gymnastics, youth groups, fencing (the club has a facility located just off Main Street, youth from Asquith compete nationally and internationally), an active Senior’s club, Elk’s club and Royal Purple.

 

The Town of Asquith helps to support the beautiful Eagle Creek Regional Park, located on Highway #376, NW of Asquith. This park is located in the valley of Eagle Creek, and offers beautiful campsites, golfing, fishing and a playground with water parks for children.

 

In all, we are proud of our Town, from the tree lined streets to the friendly smiles that you encounter on them. We welcome you to check us out, we are sure you will find that Asquith is one of the best places to live in Saskatchewan.