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Bienfait, Saskatchewan
Bienfait is located in Saskatchewan
Location of Bienfait in Saskatchewan
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
Region South East, Saskatchewan
Census division 1
Post office established 1893
Village Apr 16, 1912
Town March 1, 1957
 • Mayor Jamie Bonokoski
 • Total 3.09 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 780
 • Density 252.4/km2 (654/sq mi)
Postal code S0C 0M0
Area code(s) 306

Bienfait is a town in Saskatchewan on Highway 18 located 14 km (9 miles) east of Estevan.


  • History 1
  • Demographics 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4


The town of Bienfait was incorporated as the Village of Bienfait on April 16, 1912 becoming a town on March 1, 1957. The town was named by the Canadian Pacific Railway after Antoine Charles Bienfait, who was a banker with Adolphe Boissevain & Company of Amsterdam due to the firms involved in the sale of CP shares in Europe.[3]

In 1931 striking coal miners marched from Bienfait to nearby Estevan, resulting in the Estevan Riot.


See also


  1. ^ National Archives, Archivia Net. "Post Offices and Postmasters". Retrieved 6 September 2009. 
  2. ^ Government of Saskatchewan, MRD Home. "Municipal Directory System". Retrieved 2014-03-11. 
  3. ^ Bienfait Saskatchewan, History and Genealogy Page
  4. ^ "2011 Community Profiles".  
  5. ^ "2006 Community Profiles".  
  • Endicott, Stephen (2002). Bienfait: The Saskatchewan Miners' Struggle of '31. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.  

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