Wilcox (2016 population: 264) is a village in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan within the Rural Municipality of Bratt's Lake No. 129 and Census Division No. 6. It is approximately 41 kilometres (25 mi) south of the City of Regina. Wilcox is best known for being the home of the Athol Murray College of Notre Dame, a boarding school for students in grades 9-12. The village is also home to the Notre Dame Hounds ice hockey team in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League.
== History ==
In 1902, the post office formed in the Provisional District of Assiniboia West of the North West Territories and a federal electoral district then named Qu'Appelle. Saskatchewan became a province in 1905. Wilcox incorporated as a village on April 20, 1907.A one-room school house named Wilcox School District #1633 formed at Tsp 13 Rge 21 W of the 2 Meridian.
== Demographics ==
In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Village of Wilcox recorded a population of 264 living in 80 of its 93 total private dwellings, a -28.4% change from its 2011 population of 339. With a land area of 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi), it had a population density of 178.4/km2 (462.0/sq mi) in 2016.In the 2011 Census of Population, the Village of Wilcox recorded a population of 339, a 52.7% change from its 2006 population of 222. With a land area of 1.48 km2 (0.57 sq mi), it had a population density of 229.1/km2 (593.2/sq mi) in 2011.
== Notable people ==
Jon Cooper, head coach of the NHL Tampa Bay Lightning
Ralph Goodale, former federal Minister of Public Safety and former Member of Parliament for Regina-Wascana.
Jason Kenney, Premier Of Alberta
Nick Metz and his brother Don Metz of the Toronto Maple Leafs both hail from Wilcox.
Father Athol Murray founder of Notre Dame College of the Prairies, 1919.
Jaden Schwartz (2011 - current) of the NHL St. Louis Blues.
== In film ==
The 1980 film, The Hounds of Notre Dame, was shot in the village.
== See also ==
List of communities in Saskatchewan
Villages of Saskatchewan
== References ==