Canora got its name from the first two letters of the words Canadian Northern Railway (CNR). Laetitia and her group began the day by visiting the CNR Station House Museum. Built in 1904, it is the oldest operating Class 2 station in Saskatchewan. VIA (Canadian Passenger Rail) still provides train service from the station to Churchill, Manitoba. Canora calls itself the “Heart of the Good Spirit” country. It is surrounded by lakes and is close to several parks. After brief stops at the Toy and Autograph Museum and the Ukrainian Heritage Museum, the group went to Spirit Lake for canoeing and wildlife watching. Some gossip Laetitia overheard from some teenagers during a late afternoon walkabout back in Canora provided the limerick of the day.
The teen boys who used to ignore a
Flat-chested teenager named Flora
‘Til she finally filled out
And is now a knockout
Now mope round her house in Canora.