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History

The Hamlet of Good Spirit Acres, Saskatchewan, is situated on the original home quarter of the Matt SPILCHEN family farm, approximately 2 km south of the Good Spirit Provincial Park and lake. Matt and his son Barry, a contractor, started building a golf course on the property in the early 1980’s.

When the first 9 holes were built (front 9) the SPILCHEN’s then developed residential housing along the golf course property. The front nine was opened for golfing in 1982. The Hamlet began to grow and expand around the further development of the golf course. The back nine of the course was developed and opened by the late 1980’s. The Hamlet itself grew under the residential development that in 1985 the Hamlet of Spiritwood Acres was established. The Hamlet continued to grow with both seasonal and full time permanent residents.

In 2002/03 the Hamlet changed its name to the present name of Good Spirit Acres. This name both reflected the growth of our Hamlet and our location to the Provincial Park and Lake.

As of 2018 census, we have a population of 133 residents and are continuing to grow. We have new residents moving into the community as well as new homes being built within the Hamlet. The Hamlet of Good Spirit Acres has a governing Board of 3 elected members and 1 elected council member on the R.M. of Good Lake. Good Spirit Acres has an active volunteer community association planning recreation and social functions within the community.