The majority of Silverspring was constructed during the late 1980s and through the 1990s, on land formerly administered by the University of Saskatchewan. The land for the Silverspring community was annexed between 1955, and 1959; however, the majority of residential building construction was done after 1991, and a small amount of construction was just one decade before this.
The Saskatoon Natural Grasslands exists preserved in Silverspring. In its 34 acres, the endangered fescue has been preserved. As it is uncultivated grassland, the prairie crocus heralds spring at the end of winter. Many types of plants, such as grasses, lichens, wildflowers and fungi can be found in this ecosystem. An interpretive centre has been set up for this reserve park and the Saskatoon Nature Society provides education sessions for students, and for the public in summer months. Unfortunately, because of chronic space shortages, the centre shuffles back and forth frequently between Silverspring and Mother Teresa Schools.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SILVERSPRING ROADWAY NAMES:
Famous athletes and contributors to the sports world have roadways in Silverspring named in their honour.
Konihowski Road regales the successes of Diane Jones Konihowski, an Olympic contender in the five-event pentathlon, which includes the 100 metre hurdles, shot put, high jump, long jump, and an 800 metre run and her husband, John Konihowski, a CFL receiver and all-round athlete as runner, hurdler, and long jumper.
Laycoe Crescent, Court, Terrace and Lane honour Hal Laycoe, who played eleven seasons in the National Hockey League; notable for starting the Richard Riot in 1955 and being the first head coach of the Vancouver Canucks in 1970.
Fairbrother Crescent, Court, Avenue, Terrace, Place and Close are named for the Sports Hall of Fame inductee Glenna Fairbrother nee Sebestyen for her talents in gymnastics. Although she went by the name Glenna Sebestyen during her gymnastics career, the use of the name Sebestyen was in use for her brother in the Silverwood Heights area.
Bourgonje Court and Crescent remember the 1998 Paralympic racer Colette Bourgonje of Nagano fame.
Le May Crescent and Court signify Catriona Le May Doan, who won the 500 metre gold medal at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Pezer Crescent, Court looks at the accomplishments of Dr. Vera Pezer, curling skip who won three consecutive Canadian ladies curling championships.
Scissons Crescent honours Jim Scissons, who excelled in both hockey and golf.
Haslam Crescent and Way honours Phyllis Haslam, a champion swimmer and University of Saskatchewan graduate.
Coben Crescent honours Colin Coben, who excelled in golf.
In addition, Carr Crescent, Cove, Lane and Terrace were named in memory of Denny Carr, a local radio personality.
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