With hot dogs, cake, community and celebration, Weyburn turned 110 years old Friday. Mayor Marcel Roy kicked things off with a speech:
"This is 110 years of Weyburn being a city. I'm honoured to be here as your mayor on this special day as we look back on how we've reached this milestone. Records show that seeds of our community were sown in 1899 when people began to arrive and the settlement took shape. The year 1902 marked a significant turning point with new businesses and immigrants, beginning to arrive. It was this year that Weyburn was incorporated into a village. Our first mayor was Thomas Blacklock in 1903 when Weyburn became a town. He was a publisher, pioneer, a war correspondent and went on to serve as president of the Ottawa Press Gallery. John McTaggart, his picture is over here, was serving as mayor on September 1st, 1913, exactly 110 years ago today, when Weyburn achieved city status. Today we stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. We owe them a debt of gratitude for shaping our city. We can look back with pride and move forward with determination as we continue to build a bright and promising future."
Check out photos from the event below, courtesy of Mack Kohl.
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