Wilkie is a town in Saskatchewan, Canada located at Section 5, Township 40, Range 19, west of the 3rd Meridian (of the Dominion Land Survey). On February 2, 1907, the first post office was established with the name Glenlogan at Section 4, Township 40, Range 19, west of the 3rd Meridian. The post office changed names on October 1, 1908 to Wilkie. Wilkie was once home to "The World's Largest Grasshopper" (a roadside attraction), which used to be located in front of the town rink and hall.The Town of Wilkie, Saskatchewan was named after Mr. Daniel Robert Wilkie, who was the president of the Imperial Bank of Canada (1906 -1914), a backer of the Canadian Pacific Railway and a member of the Canadian Art Club. Mr. Daniel Robert Wilkie and his family lived at "Seven Oaks" a heritage property at 432 Sherbourne Street, Toronto which was completed in 1875. His son, Major Arthur Benson Wilkie graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada and served with the Royal Sussex Regiment (1901 -1920) in Lucknow, India (1902); Thorncliffe, England (1903 -04); Malta (1904 -05); Candia, Crete (1906); British Legation, Peking (1908) and Toronto, Ontario (1910 -1920). His other son Major Charles Stuart (Chas) Wilkie served as a Lieutenant with the Royal Canadian Artillery (1899 -1919) and volunteered with the 10th Regiment in South Africa during the Boer War 1899 -1900 and during the Great War.Wilkie is a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway line from Portage la Prairie, via Saskatoon to Edmonton, 160 kilometres west of Saskatoon. Wilkie is also the starting point of Canadian Pacific's Reford Branch, to Kerrobert, 44.6 miles (71.8 km) to the southwest, and of the former Kelfield Branch, of the CPR, to Kelfield, 35.4 miles (57.0 km) south.
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