This Community was originally named Junkins by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The railway had an alphabetical system of naming small communities it was going to lay the railway through, and the letters A - I had been used by the time they arrived there. Mr. Junkins, was the Vice President of a consulting company of engineers working for the Grand Trunk at the time and so the name, Junkins, was chosen. By 1928 the community had grown and the residing families decided that Junkins wasn't the most attractive name for their treasured area. They held a contest for a new name and Wildwood was reborn!
Family orientated, Wildwood has a Kindergarten to Grade 9 School as well as carefully planned out preschool programs for the Tiny Tikes! It's easy to get the kids involved in the full intramural program at school, they'll have a great time learning new games and even teaching the ones who aren't quite sure of the rules! There's also Family Community Support Services (FCSS) and Successful Kids and Families groups based here. 2 playgrounds, a pool and a baseball park will keep the kids busy during the summer holidays but keep in mind, there's beautiful, non-serviced, camping and boating available as well.
Looking for something for everyone? Join in the ice and floor curling or check out the gymkhana group. Slow it down a bit for a game of shuffleboard or cards, some scrap booking or quilting. You just can't miss out on the monthly jamborees and the yearly music weekend!!
Wildwood is home to the Rod Hay Ranch!! Rod has been in the area his whole life and has made Wildwood the location of his, 'Cattle and Bucking Horses' ranch, which features professional bronc riders, announcers and rodeo clowns. Being a Canadian saddle bronc rider, Rod Hay is a 20 time Wrangler National Finals Rodeo qualifier. Check out Wildwood Bronc' Bustin' on facebook for details on upcoming events!!