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Hôpital Soeurs de la Providence - CANADA150

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This is a Canada 150 project that aims to present places and people important for the Francophone community of Saskatchewan. More information : Geocaching CÉCS

Ceci est un projet Canada 150 qui vise à faire découvrir des personnalités et lieux importants pour la communauté francophone de la Saskatchewan. Plus d'information : Géocachette CÉCS


In 1911, the Sisters of Providence, a Francophone religious congregation from Kingston, Ontario, moved to Moose Jaw with the firm intention of opening a hospital. The first facility was located on Ominica Street West and could accommodate up to 18 patients.

A victim of its own success, the hospital soon lacked space to accommodate the many patients. Thanks to numerous fundraisers organized by the Sisters of Providence, a new hospital was built in 1917, this time on Lillooet Street.

The hospital closed its doors in 1995 and today, the imposing red brick building on Lillooet Street is only a memory for the residents of Moose Jaw.

En 1911, la congrégation religieuse francophone les Sœurs de la Providence de Kingston, en Ontario, s’installe à Moose Jaw avec la ferme intention d’y ouvrir un hôpital. Le premier établissement se trouvait sur la rue Ominica ouest et pouvait héberger jusqu’à 18 patients.

Étant victime de son propre succès, l’hôpital manque bientôt d’espace pour accommoder les nombreux patients. Grâce à de nombreuses levées de fonds organisées par les Sœurs de la Providence, on pourra bâtir le nouvel hôpital en 1917, cette fois sur la rue Lillooet.

L’hôpital a fermé ses portes en 1995 et aujourd’hui, de l’imposant bâtiment en briques rouges de la rue Lillooet, il ne reste que des souvenirs dans la mémoire des résidents de Moose Jaw.

Image courtesy of Peel's Prairie Provinces, a digital initiative of the University of Alberta Libraries / Image fournie par Peel's Prairie Provinces, une initiative numérique de University of Alberta Libraries.

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