Rivers West - A New Future for Manitoba's Red River



JUNE 21:

It might too late to start training for the 21st St Malo Triathlon, but it is not too late to come encourage the local participants. Come join us this Saturday June 25, 2016. The triathlon starts at 8:00 am. See you there!

For more information, visit their website: http://stmalotri.ca/



JUNE 21:

No plans for the weekend yet? La Broquerie is celebrating their annual "FÊTE DE LA SAINT-JEAN BAPTISTE" this Saturday and Sunday. Activities planned for this weekend include free pancake breakfast, baseball and volleyball tournament, a social, fireworks and much more. See you this weekend.

For more information, visit their website: http://www.ssjb.ca/






The AMAZING TREE QUEST launched on May 28th by Rivers West Red River Corridor in partnership with the Manitoba Forestry Association (MFA) is pleased to announce the winning trees for 2016.  This culminates activities that have occurred during National Forest Week which is held each year to encourage greater awareness and recognize the importance of Canada’s forests and trees to our nation. This year’s theme was True North, Strong and Green, recognizing how communities, families and individuals depend on forests for their livelihood and way of life.

We are pleased to announce the three winners of the 2016 Amazing Tree Quest:

1st place

Brian Roy

Type of tree: Oak Tree

Location: Near St-Pierre-Jolys


2nd place

Courtney Fontaine

Tree name: Andre

Location: Winnipeg, MB 


Honourable Mention

Micheal Grime

Type of tree: Tamarack

Location: D'Arcy Drive, Winnipeg, MB




See the full press release here!




Monthly News Bulletin

Stay connected and current by reading our monthly News Bulletins focusing on events, activities, and projects along the Red River Corridor. If you'd like to receive the monthly news bulletins by email, contact Muriel at info@riverswest.ca.

October News Bulletin



Annual celebration in East Selkirk

The 50th Manitoba Highland Gathering had activities for the whole family over the weekend. A petting zoo, a market, dance competitions, even for the first time ever, a Heavy Events competition pitting a team from Canada against a team from the USA. Make sure to come down to East Selkirk next year for the celebration.

Added: 2016-07-05





Annual celebration in St-Joseph

This past weekend, the Rural Municipality of Montcalm celebrated their annual Montcalm Heritage Festival. They started off with a free Pancake Breakfast Saturday morning, and this was only the start.  All day they had all kinds of activities, family baseball, museum tours, Ricklyn Farm Petting Zoo, entertainment and a fishpond for kids. The big parade started at 1pm and was followed by the opening ceremonies, a magic show, an Elvis impersonator and an evening full of entertainment. No one left hungry, all day their canteen was busy serving their classic pulled pork sandwich and their Pork & Beans special. They had their big BBQ supper in the evening. Sunday the activities continued and the whole festival ended with another big feast Sunday night. The festival did not expect the number of participants they had over the weekend. They had visitors from all the way from out of the province.  Two big families picked this festival to host their annual family reunion. If you missed your chance to go this year, do not make the same mistake next year! See you at the Montcalm Festival 2017. 

Added:  2016-06-15


MEC PADDLEFEST 2016  – June 5th, 2016

Annual Paddlefest celebration

Last Sunday, June 5th, was once again the annual Paddlefest presented by MEC. It took place at FortWhyte Alive, and we couldn’t have ask for a better day or location.  It was a festival with something for everyone, with activities varying from kayaking, canoeing, SUP, demos, clinics, biking trails and walking trails. It was a great day for families, and individuals. FortWhyte offered free admission all day Sunday. Rivers West was there to answer questions, handout games and promote our work.


Added: 2016-06-07



INTERNATIONAL TRAILS DAY 2016 - June 4th, 2016

Our Seine Nature Photo Hunt 

 We celebrated International Trails Day with a special photo-scavenger hunt sponsored by Save our Seine behind the Centre Scolaire Leo-Remillard.  Families and children got to pick up the list of items to find on the seine trail, in no time kids were off to complete the list.  We were blessed with a bit of sun and a very beautiful exploration day.

Int. Trails Day 2016 

Added: 2016-06-07



The Amazing Tree Quest 

Rivers West invites you to take part in the Amazing Tree Quest this summer!
Contest runs from May 28 to September 5, 2016.
Find a tree along the Red River Corridor or in your neighborhood that is big, old, striking, or your favorite, then nominate it!
Winners will receive a gift certificate to a garden center of their choice!
Why nominate a tree?
  • To draw attention to the natural beauties in your community and along the Red River Corridor.
  • To highlight the importance of trees in our overall environment.
  • To gather with family, friends, and neighbours.
  • To have fun!
To nominate fill out this form. (en français SVP)
Check out our Facebook Page and post a picture of you and your tree.


Farmers' Markets

Locally made, baked and grown products - you can’t go wrong! Make your way to a farmers’ market this summer and treat yourself to a blueberry pie, an artisan craft, and fresh vegetables.

LOCKPORT - June 12 to Sep 11 - Sundays (12 pm to 5 pm) - Facebook

NETLEY CREEK - June 24 to Sep 2 - Fridays (5 pm to 8 pm) - Facebook

PETERSFIELD - June 26 to Sept 4 - Sundays (10 am to 3 pm) - Facebook

SELKIRK - Saturdays (9 am to 1 pm) - website

ST. NORBERT - May 21 to Oct 29 - Saturdays (8 am to 3 pm) and Wednesdays (11 am to 3 pm) - website

ST. MALO - Saturdays (10 am to 1:30 pm) - Facebook

THE FORKS - June 5 to Sept. 25 - Sundays (11 am to 4 pm) - Visit website





Help clean Manitoba's shorelines, and be a part of a global movement for environmental awareness and change! The Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup gives all Canadians a chance to connect with their local rivers, lakes, streams and seas, helping to ensure the long-term health of our waters. Since 1994, this national conservation initiative has removed more than one million kilograms of litter from our shorelines. Canada’s Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup is one of the biggest cleanup events in the world.

Learn more and register at shorelinecleanup.ca