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Nuorison Creek

About 35 kilometres west of Red Deer, there is a creek that flows into the Medicine River. Locally known as Nuorison Creek, its name comes from the Finnish Term for "young people." The creek is fed by a spring, next to which a youth hall was built in 1906, and it was called Nuorison Sally, "sally" being the Finnish word for “hall”. The young peoples' hall was owned by the fraternal organization the Loyal Finns of Canada. And of course, this would have been one of the groups that would have been there promoting the continuation of aspects of their culture in the new land. Until 1914, most Finnish settlers went to the United States, although a small minority came directly to Canada, particularly when the economy of Canada was attractive. Many worked on the Canadian Pacific Railway, and later in the lumber and manufacturing businesses. In 1908, a community hall was built, and the name New Horizon was applied there as well. At the request of a Finnish couple who own land through which the creek runs, it was officially named Nuorison Creek in 1986.

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