Village of Tompkins - Population 170
The Village of Tompkins is located on the #1 Trans Canada Highway, just 87km from Cypress Hills Regional Park and South of the Great Sand Hills. Tompkins was named for a C.P.R. contractor from Brockville, Ontario and was incorporated as a Village on June 2, 1910.
Tompkins had their electrical lighting system and rural telephone system connected in 1916, but it wasn't until 1964 that we enjoyed the conveniences of the water and sewage system. Street paving was completed in 1977.
Tompkins is in the heart of farm and ranch country, and oil and gas production. Tompkins has residential lots available at reasonable rates and offers opportunities to anyone wishing to start up a new business in the area. Loans of $10,000 are available at low interest rates through the Tompkins Small Business Loans Co-operative Ltd.
Mayor: John Woodward
Councilors: Grant Kennedy, Connie Lindsay, Stan McBurney, Tom Secord
Administrator: Tammy Sloan (currently on maternity leave)
Clerk: Colette Evans
Village Foreman: Pat Robinson
Assistant Operator: Kenneth Mitchell
The Village Office is open Tuesday - Friday 9:00 am -12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00 pm
As a Village we have much to offer:
Tompkins School K-5 (bused to Gull Lake for Middle Years and High School). Senior Citizen Centre, Home Care available, Wellness Clinic available, Tompkins Community Hall, Garden Head Gun Club, two Church groups, Royal Canadian Legion #140, Ladies Auxiliary, Lions, Lioness, Outdoor Museum, Historical Sod Hut, Skating and Curling Rinks (artificial ice), Ball Diamonds, Rolling Acres Golf Course (9 hole, sand greens), campground, playground, park, and picnic areas and the Chinook Regional Library.
Brent's Auto Repair, Canada Post, Cypress Credit Union, Kennedy Bookkeeping, SGI (vehicle & driver services), Spuzak Meats, Woody's Tavern (Hotel), and several trades people.
At Junction of Grid 633 & #1 Highway:
Pioneer Co-op Service Station (card-lock, gas & diesel, hardware, small convenience store, farm and ranch supplies)
#1 Scoop Ice Cream Shop (ice cream and food menu) - seasonal
If you are looking for a close knit, friendly, family community, come to Tompkins.