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Manitoba Communities: Beausejour (Town)

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The municipality is named for a French phrase meaning “a good place” although various stories exist on how the name came to be applied. Most suggest it was a name given by railway officials who found high, dry ground here compared to low-lying, wetter areas surrounding it.

Present Status

Town of Beausejour (18 June 1912)

Incorporation History

Village of Beausejour (5 November 1908)

Adjoining Municipalities

Brokenhead

Land Area (square km)

5.35

Population

Year

Total

1911

847

1916

879

1921

994

1926

996

1931

1139

1936

1154

1941

1161

1946

1181

1951

1376

1956

1523

1961

1770

1966

2214

1971

2236

1976

2422

1981

2462

1986

2535

1991

2633

1996

2712

2001

2772

2006

2823

2011

3126

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1909-1911

William Robert Shaw (1853-1916)

1912-1914

William Bachman (1851-1925)

1915-1916

G. M. Huntley

1917-1918

John Watson

1919

H. J. Howland

1920

John Watson

1921

Josef Albert “Joseph” Keilbach (1854-1942)

1922

Edward Augustus Dugard (1856-1933)

1923-1925

Robert John Hayes (1885-1933)

1926

Harry H. Mitchell (?-1940)

1927-1930

Alexander Waddell (1883-1964)

1931

Harold A. Dugard

1932

Alexander Waddell (1883-1964)

1933

Robert John Hayes (1885-1933)

1933-1937

Alexander Waddell (1883-1964)

1938

William Bethel (1874-1953)

1939

Harold E. Drysdale

1940-1945

David Bethel

1946-1949

L. J. Pulfer

1950-1953

Oscar Russell

1954-1965

Albert Larson

1966-1971

Stephen P. Ferens

1971-1983

Eyfi Oliver Walterson (?-c2007)

1984-1995

Donald Mazur

1996-2001

Fred Kazina

2002-2005

Harvey J. Giesbrecht

2006

?

2007-2010

Donald Mazur

2011-2014

Brad Saluk

2015-?

Ed Dubray

Memorable Manitobans

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Go here for a list of historic sites in Beausejour.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 March 2017

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