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City of Dauphin
The Watson Arts Centre was built in 1905 to house the town hall, fire station and RCMP detachment.
Nickname(s): City of Sunshine,
City of Dauphin is located in Manitoba
City of Dauphin
Location of Dauphin in Manitoba
Coordinates: 51°09′N 100°03′W / 51.15°N 100.05°W / 51.15; -100.05
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Parkland
Established 1898
Government
 - City Mayor Alex Paul
 - Governing Body Dauphin City Council
 - MP (Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette) Inky Mark
 - MLA (Dauphin-Roblin) Stan Struthers
Area
 - Total 12.68 km2 (4.9 sq mi)
Elevation 268 m (968 ft)
Population (2006)
 - Total 7,906
 - Density 624.9/km2 (1,618.5/sq mi)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website City of Dauphin

Dauphin (French for the eldest son of the king of France) is a small city in Manitoba, Canada, with a population of 7,906 as of 2006[1]. Founded in 1898, it became an important centre for the transportation of grain. Farming still plays a central role in the economy of the area, but its role has been greatly reduced. The current mayor of Dauphin is Alex Paul, a former high school teacher. Inky Mark, also a former high school teacher, is the current Member of Parliament for the Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette riding. Stan Struthers is the current Member of the Legislative Assembly and is the Minister of Conservation for the Province of Manitoba. Dauphin plays host to several summer festivals, including Dauphin's Countryfest, Canada's National Ukrainian Festival, and Jesus Manifest.

According to the 1996 Canadian census, Ukrainians constitute the largest single ethnic group in the City of Dauphin, with 41.04% of the city's population. Almost 26% of the city's population claim to be able to speak the Ukrainian language. In terms of other ethnic origins, 24.17% of the residents claim English ancestry, 17.61% claim Scottish ancestry, and 12.3% claim Irish ancestry. Approximately 10% of the population claim Aboriginal origin.[1]

Dauphin is near Riding Mountain National Park which is south of the city and served by PTH 10.

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Transportation

The historic Dauphin Canadian Northern Railway Station was built in 1912 and is Manitoba Provincial Heritage Site No. 100.

Ground

The city is served by Manitoba Provincial Trunk Highways:

Air

Dauphin Airport serves the Dauphin area.

Rail

Dauphin has an active Canadian National (CN) line that is also used by VIA Rail. VIA Rail trains call at the Dauphin railway station.

Sports

Dauphin is a hockey community. A new recreation complex, called Credit Union Place, was recently built (2006). This facility is the home of the Dauphin Kings, an MJHL Junior A hockey team. The Kings are Turnbull Memorial Trophy winners, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1977, 1983, and 1993. Formerly, the team played in the Dauphin Memorial Community Centre (D.M.C.C.) arena that was built after the 2nd World War. Dauphin and the Kings have recently been award the privilege of hosting the Royal Bank Cup in 2010, which is the Canadian National Championship for Junior A Hockey. This "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity will require many hours of volunteer effort, as well as local sponsorship and support.

Dauphin has a rich baseball history, senior teams The Dauphin Redbirds, then later the Dauphin Brewers, both have claimed numerous provincial titles.

Dauphin is also home to two decades of senior Rugby (Dauphin Mavericks), a relatively new sport in Canada. Home grown talent player/coach Jason Alf will play in his twentieth season for the Mavericks in the summer of 2008. Jason Alf only scored one try in his career. The Mavericks have yet to claim a provincial title.

Dauphin high schoolers also play a big part of the athletics of Dauphin. They've won many awards and medals. These teams include Volleyball, Track and Field, Basketball, Broomball, Football, and Hockey.

Location

Dauphin is located in western Manitoba near both Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Riding Mountain National Park. Dauphin is also just west of both Lake Manitoba and Dauphin Lake as well as south of Lake Winnipegosis.

Demographics

Dauphin had a population of 7,906 people in 2006, which was a decrease of 2.2% from the 2001 census count. The median household income in 2005 for Dauphin was $35,527, which is below the Manitoba provincial average of $47,875.[2]

Climate

Weather data for Dauphin
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 9.6
(49)
13.9
(57)
24.2
(76)
35.2
(95)
39.2
(103)
37.3
(99)
36
(97)
37.8
(100)
37.8
(100)
31.1
(88)
22.2
(72)
12.3
(54)
Average high °C (°F) -11.9
(11)
-7.8
(18)
-0.9
(30)
9.5
(49)
18.2
(65)
22.4
(72)
24.9
(77)
24.2
(76)
17.5
(64)
10.4
(51)
-0.9
(30)
-9.3
(15)
8
(46)
Average low °C (°F) -22.6
(-9)
-18.9
(-2)
-12
(10)
-3.3
(26)
3.7
(39)
9.1
(48)
11.9
(53)
10.4
(51)
5
(41)
-1.1
(30)
-10.2
(14)
-19.5
(-3)
-4
(25)
Record low °C (°F) -43.3
(-46)
-44.4
(-48)
-35.6
(-32)
-27.8
(-18)
-12.2
(10)
-3.9
(25)
0.6
(33)
-0.6
(31)
-9.4
(15)
-20.9
(-6)
-34.5
(-30)
-39.4
(-39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 17.5
(0.69)
13.2
(0.52)
25.3
(1)
28.2
(1.11)
54.3
(2.14)
87.1
(3.43)
75.9
(2.99)
60.4
(2.38)
67.6
(2.66)
36.1
(1.42)
22.1
(0.87)
20.1
(0.79)
507.8
(19.99)
Source: Environment Canada[3] 2009-07-09

Notable residents

Local media

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Newspapers

  • Dauphin Herald [2]

Radio Station

  • CKDM - 730AM - New Country, Classic Rock, Community Information

Television

References

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