is found in west central Saskatchewan
, located along highway 7, a highway linking Calgary, Alberta
and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
. It is an established base for the oil and gas industry and agriculture production.
Kindersley is a growing community of almost 5,000 people. It was settled in 1910, and named after Sir Robert Kindersley, who was a major shareholder in the Canadian Northern Railway (later named Canadian National Railways). Settlement in Kindersley began when the first homesteader arrived from Saskatoon by Ox Cart, in 1905.
In recent years, Tim Horton’s and Wal-Mart and Great Canadian Oil Change, and Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, and Kindersley Inn new wing as been built on, these are just a few businesses that have joined Kindersley’s business sector. With its population of about 5,000, and with no other major centers close by.
The Kindersley Mall includes an Extra Foods grocery store, and a Home Hardware store, and a electronics store, plus a computer repair shop, plus various clothing shops to browse in.
Annual events in Kindersley include the Indoor Rodeo at the end of May and the Trade Show in June and the four-day Goose Festival in September, among numerous sports and cultural activities throughout the rest of the year. Kindersley celebrated its 100th birthday in 2010.
Kindersley has three schools, all operating within the Sun West School Division. Westberry and Elizabeth are K-7 schools and the Kindersley Composite School is 8-12. There is also a regional college at the Great Plains Regional College location.
Kindersley is home to a full-service 9-hole golf course; two fully irrigated baseball diamonds; a .3 mile, tri-oval speedway and the West Central Events Center (WCEC), currently with one ice surface and a curling rink. The WCEC is home to the local SJHL Junior Klippers hockey team. Part of the WCEC, an older arena called Exhibition Stadium, was destroyed by fire on January 8, 2010.
Kindersley has also hosted many sporting events including the 1984 World Youth Baseball Championships, 1990 Men’s Provincial Curling Championship, 1994 Saskatchewan Winter Games, 1997 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, 2001 Men’s Provincial Curling Championships, 2007 Provincial Mixed Curling Championships, 2008 Junior Men’s and Women’s Provincial Curling Championships, 2009 and 2010 Baseball Canada Cup and the 2010 Provincial Scotties Tournament of Hearts (the tournament was moved to Eston because of the fire on January 8, 2010). The arena also hosted Team Canada’s World Juniors for the 1991 World Junior Championships in Saskatoon. They used the rink as a practice facility and it was also the venue for a game between Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.
Local media includes The Kindersley Clarion, a weekly newspaper owned and ran by Jamac Publishing Ltd., and a radio station owned by Golden West Radio: CKVX Mix 104.9 FM