Recognized as a model community by the provincial government’s task force, the Action Committee on the Rural Economy, this community’s vision and drive has resulted in the creation of 90 new jobs within the region in the past two or three years. In fact, Ogema’s population has increased from 280 to 320 residents in the past two years
The Town of Ogema was awarded the trophy for Heritage Management at the2008 LivComm Awards in Dongguan, China. These awards showcase communities from all over the world that are doing the most to address issues ranging from pollution to conservation and poor housing. Ogema went from a town that was at risk of fading away to a town that is alive and growing.
Ogema has one of the largest community-owned museum sites in Western Canada and the only municipally designated heritage garage site in Saskatchewan. The Grandstand and the Fire Wall have been designated heritage sites as well. In 2002, a CPR Train Station was moved back to Ogema and it is being restored to be an interpretive centre to describe the Pioneers journey to Saskatchewan. The Deep South Pioneer Museum holds its Museum Day on the second Sunday in July every year. The Fair Day is the second Saturday in July and is one of the longest continually running Agricultural Fairs in Saskatchewan.