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MINNEDOSA

Beachcomber 2018 Official VisitOrs Guide

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Mayor: His Worship Ray Orr
Councillors: Len Luker,
Rick Saler, Frank Taylor,
Judith MacDowall, Pat
Skatch, Harvey Wedgewood

We welcome you to Minnedosa and hope that
you will enjoy your visit to our beautiful valley.
The valley, the surrounding hills, the Little
Saskatchewan River and Lake Minnedosa
combine to make this area an oasis on the
Canadian prairies with a proud, rich heritage.
Enjoy our community and the friendly folks that
have made Minnedosa a choice
community to visit or reside.

“Committed to Pursue an Excellent Community;
the Foundation of Health”
P.O. Box 426 Minnedosa, Manitoba R0J 1E0
Phone: (204) 867-2727 Fax: (204) 867-2686
minnedosa@minnedosa.com www.discoverminnedosa.com

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Minnedosa History

T
he town of Minnedosa is situated in a valley with
the Little Saskatchewan River running through
it. The valley of the Little Saskatchewan River
came into existence some 12,000 years ago. The valley
was created as melt water from the receding glacier
ran its course into the nearby glacial Lake Aggassiz.
The rushing waters, at some points measuring more
than a mile wide and 200 feet down to the river’s edge,
carved the valley out of the prairies.
The Little Saskatchewan River forms at Lake Audy
in Riding Mountain National Park, some thirty
miles north of Minnedosa, and flows south into the
Assiniboine River at Brandon.
Archaeological discoveries date the presence of
human habitation back to the time of the glacier
receding with the finding of Clovis and Folsom points.
The recorded history of this area dates back to
the mid 1700s as fur traders began to enter the area.
Two small fur trading posts, one by the Hudson’s Bay
Company and the other by the North West Fur Trader’s
Company, were built in the immediate area in 1818.
After the amalgamation of these two companies in
1821, both posts were abandoned.
The first settlers in the Minnedosa valley arrived in
the early 1870s. One of these settlers was John Tanner.
He opened a crossing on the Carlton trail and operated
it until 1883 when the railroad came through. In 1874,
the North West Mounted Police established
a post at Tanner’s Crossing. This site is
marked by a stone cairn which is located
along the Beach Road approximately 1/4
mile east of Main Street.
Pioneers began arriving to this area in
great numbers in the late 1870s and began
building homes and businesses. By 1879 a
grist mill had been built. The Manitoba and
North Western Railroad built track to the
area in 1883, the same year that the Town of
Minnedosa was incorporated.

Photo Credit: Minnedosa Regional Archives 2008-09-128, 2010-10-156

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Fun Fest

S
ince 1963, Minnedosa has hosted an unforgettable
summer celebration! Over the years there have been a
number of name changes for this festival but no matter
what you call the current Fun Fest, there is something special
for the whole family.
The festivities kick off with Kiddies’ Day targeted toward the
children. There are numerous games and activities planned
as well as a Kiddies’ Parade. During the parade, many
children like to dress up in costumes and decorate their bikes
or wagons to show off to the parade spectators.
The big Fun Fest Parade is held Saturday morning and
features floats, marching bands, animals, vintage cars and
tractors, and pretty much everything else a parade should
have.
Other popular Fun Fest attractions include great food,
social gatherings, dances and many other unique attractions.
A Downtown Street Market was introduced in 2010 and
proved to be such a success that it continues each year.
If you happen to be in the area during the early July, be
sure to take in some Fun Fest activities. There is something
for every member of the family to enjoy.

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Emergency 911
W
e hope your visit to Minnedosa is enjoyable and that during your time in our community you will not require our
emergency services. However, if you do need emergency assistance, our community is prepared with a high level
of quality services.
Minnedosa is served by a dedicated team of well-trained emergency responders, whether it’s firefighters, paramedics or police.
The Minnedosa Fire Department, located at the corner of Main Street and 5th Avenue N.W., includes two fire trucks, a pick-up
truck with small pumper unit and a top-of-the-line rescue unit, all equipped with the latest rescue tools and equipment.
If you happen to become ill while visiting Minnedosa, our community offers a medical clinic, located at 129 2nd Avenue S.W.
(west of the clock tower) For more information about clinic services call 204-867-2722. In the event of a medical emergency,
our area is served by a dedicated EMS team of paramedics’ with fully equipped ambulances. The Minnedosa District Health
Centre is located on 1st Street, S.W., Our health care facility features 27 acute care rooms and offers public health, lab and x-ray
services.
Located just north of the hospital is the local detachment
office of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, which serve our
community as part of the Spruce Plains Area RCMP.
Whether you require the assistance of our fire department,
Emergency Medical Services or Police, dial 911 for assistance.
The Minnedosa Beachcomber is the Official Visitor’s Guide to Minnedosa,
135 Years
Manitoba, Canada. Since 1996, The Beachcomber has been published
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Minnedosa District Museum
and Heritage Village Corp.
Four blocks East of Main Street on
3rd Avenue N.E.
Open 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
7 days a week.
204-867-3542
Admission rates vary for individuals,
families and groups. Season passes available
Join us August 19th for
Group and School Tours HERITAGE DAY
Weddings A full day of food, fun, and
Nature Walking Trails entertainment for the whole family. Bring
Trout Pond your own lawn chair.
Suspension Bridge Period pioneer attire encouraged!

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Lake & Spillway

M
innedosa’s greatest attraction is its lake. Minnedosa Lake is a man-made
body of water which was originally created for the production of hydro
electric power by damming up the flowing waters of the rustling Little
Saskatchewan River.
The official birthday of Minnedosa Lake is April 10th. It was on that day back in 1912 that water first flowed over the
original Minnedosa spillway. That was the very same day that the doomed vessel, Titanic set out on its maiden voyage from
England. Minnedosa’s spillway would experience its own disaster in May 1948 when the aging, crumbling dam collapsed,
draining the lake and sending its water rushing through the town, causing severe flood damage to downtown Minnedosa.
Fortunately, though there was a major cleanup to contend with, the flood of ’48 did not result in any loss of life!
The current dam and spillway we see today was built between 1950 and 1952 and in recent years has undergone a
major re-structuring by the provincial government to strengthen the structure in hopes that Minnedosa never again experiences
a flood as a result of a collapsed dam.
You can walk across the current spillway and dam, located at the south end of the lake and admire the flagwalk which
features flags from various locations around the World.
Along the east side of Minnedosa Lake is the beach, boat launch and campground area. The unique building located
on the east shore, near the sandy beach is the Centennial Pavilion, which was constructed as a project to commemorate
Canada’s Centennial in 1967. This building is still used for special functions and is currently home to the Minnedosa Tourism
booth.
Minnedosa Lake is a year-round attraction. In summer, it is a popular spot for swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing,
etc. and in winter, the ice surface houses a number of ice fishing shacks. The pavilion/beach area also serves as the starting
point for a number of local snowmobile derbies. Each February, during the long weekend, Minnedosa Lake comes alive with
activity during the Skate the Lake outdoor pond hockey tournament, which this past year introduced a curling aspect.
No matter what time of year you visit Minnedosa, the lake is a great place to visit and our most popular must-see
attraction!

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The Siren
Four W
hen visiting Minnedosa you will most likely
hear a wailing siren at certain times during the

Seasons
day. Do not be alarmed, the siren sounds three
times a day at 8 a.m., 12 noon, and 6 p.m.

Repair
The sounding of the siren dates back to before
Minnedosa was incorporated as a town in 1883. Three
years earlier, the start and end of shifts at the local grist
21 ARMITAGE AVE . mill was marked by a steam whistle. This whistle was
first used to signal a fire and summon the fire department
in 1889. Following the loss of the mill to fire in the early
1900s, the Canadian Pacific Railway signaled fires with a
whistle salvaged from an old steam engine.
We Repair: The Town of Minnedosa purchased a large bell in
GOLF CARTS, ATV’S & SNOW MACHINES, approximately 1905 and installed it in the tower of the old
LAWN MOWERS, TILLERS, TRIMMERS Town Hall, which was located where RBC Royal Bank is
today. This bell was not only used for signaling fires, but
CHAINSAWS, AUGER ENGINES
also as a curfew bell for youth and the beginning of the
& WATER PUMPS morning, noon and night signals that continue today. This
SALES, PARTS & SERVICE bell can now be viewed at the Heritage Village.
33 Years Experience The current siren was installed in the community

Ph. 867-2737
by the Federal Government in 1963 to be used in the
event of a missile attack. Such sirens were installed in
communities following the Cuban Missile Crisis and
Owners/Operators escalating Cold War. The siren is currently located at the
Sally & Ken LaBelle Town’s Public Works Shop in the Industrial Park in the
northwest corner of Minnedosa.

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Pat & Diane Ritchie Fax:204-867-5304
Phone: 204-867-3877 mdsavet@mts.net

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Minnedosa
Pharmacy
60 Main Street South

OFFICE HOURS:
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Saturday
9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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Living in Minnedosa
I
f you are looking for a new permanent residence, Minnedosa and the surrounding area may be just the place for you to call home.
Over the years, our community has attracted many new residents of all ages from young families just starting out to couples looking
for a pleasant, quiet and safe community to spend their retirement years.
The natural beauty of our landscape is one-of-a-kind with rolling hills, waterways and generous vegetation. Whether you are
looking to reside in town or in the country, the Minnedosa area has a diverse selection of housing opportunities awaiting new residents.
Whether its an apartment or condo, modern contemporary home or historic home, senior or affordable housing, a small acreage of a large
farm operation, this area offers something to meet every taste and budget.
Minnedosa is centrally located with easy access and close proximity to the City of Brandon to the south and Riding Mountain
National Park to the north.
Our community offers a good selection of businesses to meet most of your needs without having to
travel out of town.
Minnedosa is home to the Rolling River School Division. There are education opportunities
for all age levels in our community starting with a community co-operative daycare, numerous
home-based daycares, a nursery school, Tanner’s Crossing School for Kindergarten to Grade
Eight and Minnedosa Collegiate to take students through Grade 12 graduation. Minnedosa
is also home to an Adult Learning Centre for those seeking their Mature Student High
School Diploma.
When it comes to healthcare, Minnedosa offers a full range of services. A brand
new medical clinic, the Dr. Ajai Khandelwhal Primary Care Centre, is expected to open
in 2018. Minnedosa also boasts a hospital, Personal Care Home and health related
services such as physiotherapy, chiropractic, dentistry and optometry.
Minnedosa is home to six churches offering worship services in various faiths
and are many opportunities for recreation, arts and culture, heritage and volunteerism.
Minnedosa really does offer something for everybody!
When looking for a new community to call your own, consider Minnedosa –
we would love to welcome you and call you a neighbour and friend!

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Downtown Shopping

L
eave the hustle and bustle of city shopping behind and
enjoy a relaxing shopping adventure in downtown
Minnedosa. Our business district is centrally located in the
heart of Minnedosa and is made up of numerous restaurants, stores
and unique shops each with its own special line of treasures for
shoppers.
Minnedosa has a strong Chamber of Commerce with over
100 members. The Chamber membership list, found elsewhere in
this publication, reads like a who’s who of the Minnedosa business
district. Throughout the year, the local Chamber is active with bi-
weekly lunch meetings and initiatives, such as a coupon sheet to
promote and encourage local shopping.
The Chamber hosts a town-wide garage sale during May long
weekend, Ag Appreciation BBQ in June, Unlock the Magic of Main
Street Christmas promotion and Santa Day with free photos with
Santa in December. The Chamber also sponsors the community
parade during Fun Fest.
No matter what it is you are in search of, you are sure to find
it in one of our Minnedosa businesses. Take some time to stroll
along Main Street and drop in to browse, shop, and support our
many friendly business places. The friendly, qualified staff will
assist you with any questions or inquiries. Take advantage of the
many benefits and opportunities that await as you shop downtown
Minnedosa.

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Agricultural Fair

T he Minnedosa Agricultural Society has been in existence longer than the Town itself!
Historical records indicate the local ag society was formed in 1882 while the Town of
Minnedosa was incorporated in 1883.
Since it’s very first exhibition in 1883, the local ag society has continued to stand the
test of time and continually host a fair for 135 years. Although a much smaller event than in
decades past, the local fair continues to showcase the best of the best. A big part of the local
fair is the various horse classes. From youth riders to skilled, long-time exhibitors there are
classes in English and Western, miniatures and Heavy Horse.
Minnedosa Fair is also known for its Home Living exhibits which include competitions
for home baking, preserves, fruits and vegetables, flowers, grains, art, photography, crafts,
sewing and more. There is also always delicious selections available to purchase from the Ag
Society canteen.
In recent years, the local Ag Society has undergone a major move from its original
location to the far west end of its property. With this move came two new outdoor arenas and
a brand new barn/display building.
Each year in May, the Ag Society a Party in the Dirt social evening which serves as a
fundraiser as well as a kick-off for its season.
The two-day Minnedosa Fair takes place in early July. If you are in Minnedosa during
that time, be sure to head out to the ag grounds along 6th Avenue N.W. and take in the sights,
sounds and smells of one of the oldest running summer fairs in Manitoba.

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Agricultural; Automotive; M & M Autobody Catherine M. Gijsbers - Minnedosa Chiropractic Centre 2
Manufacturing 18 Armitage Ave. Certified General Accountant 3 - 115 Main St. S
213 2nd St. N.E. 204-867-5290 K
204-867-2083
ATPR Farm - Blaauwijkel Family 204-867-3884 2
204-727-4641 Midnight Metalworks Minnedosa Vet Clinic
MNP LLP 335 6th Ave. N.W. M
204-867-7111
All About Leather 116 A Main St. S 204-867-3917 7
204-868-5808 Minnagro 204-867-5550 2
79 Armitage Ave. Sims & Company
Bethany Motors Repair Minnedosa Credit Union 76 Main St. S. L
204-867-6010
204-865-2349 60 Main St. S. 204-867-2717 C
Minnedosa Auto Wreckers 204-867-6350
Cardy Crop Solutions Retail 5
Highway 16 2
204-868-5961 Minnedosa Insurance
204-867-3877 137 Main St. S. A & B Dalrymple’s Country Farm
Four Seasons Repair Greenhouse D
Minnedosa Service Centre 204-867-3946
21 Armitage Ave. NW 6-15-17 W 1
142 Main St. N. RBC Royal Bank 2
204-867-2737 204-867-3317
204-867-2882 61 Main St. S.
Haven Trading Canada Inc. Blazer’s F
Morris Industries Ltd. 1-800-769-2511 2
204-826-2120 140 Main St. N
284 6th Ave. N.W. Sharon’s Town & Country
Heritage Co-op Agro & Crop 204-867-2713 204-867-5254 G
Insurance 2
Supplies 48 Main St. N Darwin Matthews TV Sales &
Park Line Automotive Inc. 2
100 Heritage Way 214 Main St. N. 204-867-3607 Service
204-867-2749 204-867-2694 112 1st St. N.W. H
Professional; Legal; 204-867-3164 2
Heritage Co-op Gas Bar & Straight and Easy GPS Steering Medical K
Car Wash - Marty McNabb Flowers on Main
28 2nd Ave. S.E. 204-867-0043 Alexander Jackson Law Office 30 Main St. S. 1
204-867-3322 B-116 Main St. S. 204-867-1915 2
Wilson’s Wheels Auto Sales 204-867-3981
Husky Oil 337 6th Ave. N.W. Frontier Trading L
500 1st Ave. N.W. 204-867-2699 Brio Massage Therapy 151 9th Ave. S.W. M
204-867-8100 204-867-2048 204-867-5551 2
Windmill Farms 2
Integra Tire Auto Centre 204-867-2919 Burgess Law Office Heritage Co-op Administration
11 3rd Ave. S.W. 51 Main St. S. 120 Main St. S. M
Accounting; Financial; 204-867-2935 204-867-2295 L
204-867-3145 Insurance; Investment
Elissa Crompton - Registered Heritage Co-op Food Store 2
J.P.B. Repair Backswath Management Inc. Massage Therapist 120 Main St. S. M
204-867-2489 Jacqueline Gerrard Associate/
Consultant 204-727-0472 204-867-2773 1
Kingdon Machine Works 2
204-868-5658 Liberty Physiotherapy Heritage Co-op Home &
56 1st Ave. S.W.
BDO Canada LLP 115 Main St. S. Lumber R
204-867-2308
39 Main Street S. 1-800-818-5529 48 Centre Ave. W. 9
204-867-2957 204-867-3723 2

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Home Hardware Rosie’s Country Cafe & Bakery Sutton/Harrison Realty Central Plains Cancer Care
37 Main St. N 73 Main St. S. Peter M. Harrison Services
204-867-2802 204-867-2661 204-867-5444 Portage la Prairie
Inspire Studio SUBWAY Builders & Tradesman 204-857-6100
71 Main St. S. 64 Main St. S. Birch Construction Ltd. Crocus Upholstering
204-210-1993 204-705-2345 151 1st St. N.E.

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204-867-7506
KIMbroidery Sun Sun Chinese Restaurant 204-867-5014
204-867-0400
204-867-2378 13 Main St. N. Destinations Plus
Burgess Electric
Kim’s Quality Foods 204-867-1913 48 Main St. N.
204-868-5211
70 Main St. S. Valley Motor Lodge 204-867-5777
re C. Burton Enterprises Ltd.
204-867-2821 28 Main St. N. Double M Towing
204-867-5858 115 Crerar Bay
Krista’s Jewellery 204-867-3950 204-210-0013
204-867-2914 Recreation & enJoy Salon & Spa
Entertainment Copperwood Enterprise
Minnedosa Pharmacy 204-867-5458 25 Main St. S
77 Main St. S. Minnedosa Bowl 204-867-2533
204-867-2071 200 Main St. N. Fairmount Solar and Electrics
204-867-7153 Essential Choice Body Balance
Lodging & Restaurants 204-867-2827 694 3rd St. N.E. - By Appt. Only
Minnedosa Community Glenndosa Glass 204-867-3983
Corner Stone Grill B-119 Main St. S.
53 Main St. S. Conference Centre
204-867-3643 HairWorks by Colleen
204-705-4549 63 Main St. N.
115 Crerar Bay
rm 204-867-2272 Gord Kelly Plumbing & Heating
Dari Isle Drive In 204-867-7764
Minnedosa Golf & Country Club 204-867-2084
11 6th Ave. N.E. Johnston Yard Care Services
204-867-3601 61 6th St. S.W. Hillside Plumbing & Heating 204-476-4705
204-867-3151 NE 5-15-18 W
Fairmount B & B Jordan Appraisal Group
Minnedosa Fitness Centre 204-868-5358
204-874-2165 204-868-5735
35 Main St. S. JMK Electric
Gateway Motel 204-867-2250 Kelty Marketing
240 Main St. N. 204-867-0145
Brandon
204-867-2729 Minnedosa 50+ Activity Centre Parish Backhoe Services 204-726-0242
31 Main St. S. 204-874-2134
Heather’s Catering 204-867-1956 Kim’s House/Business Cleaning
204-867-3162 Prairie Redi-Mix Services
Minnedosa Rec Commission 299 1st Ave. N.W.
Kruk Castle 204-867-3272
39 Main St. S. 204-867-3853
149 2nd Ave. S.W. 204-867-2250 KS Hunters Barbershop
2014-867-2830 Saler’s Backhoe & Trucking 75 Main St.S.
Rockin’ the Fields
Lorelei Restaurant - Valley Flr 2 103 Main St. S. 619 3rd St. N.E. 204-724-7465
Motor Lodge 204-867-3848 204-867-0180 Lakeside Septic Service &
28 Main St. N. Ski Valley Wahoski Mechanical Ltd. Water Hauling
on 204-867-5858 SW 34-15-18 W 204-867-3121 204-867-2416
Minnedosa Campground 204-867-3509 204-476-5185 Leona’s Studio of Image
Lot 4 Z Minnedosa Beach Real Estate Westhope Builders 67 Main St. S
204-867-3450 204-868-5012 204-867-2287
Re/Max Valleyview Realty
Minnedosa Inn Rick Taylor Services Minnedosa Calvary Church
138 Main St. S. 204-867-7551 52 2nd Ave. S.W.
Q Country 91.5 FM
204-867-2777 204-867-5342
Re/Max Prairie Mountain 880 CKLQ/94.7 Star FM
RD’s on Main Gwen Usick, Realtor 204-726-8888
9 Main St. N. 204-867-4657
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Minnedosa Places of
Chamber
of Commerce Worship
Minnedosa Community Government; Utilities;
Childcare Co-op Education
49 2nd Ave. N.W.
Assiniboine Community College
204-867-3313 Calvary Church
Brandon
Minnedosa Funeral Service 52 - 2nd Ave. S.W. Minnedosa
204-725-8700 ext. 6070
34 3rd Ave. S.W. Sunday Services: 11:00 a.m.
MB Liquor Control Commission
204-867-3868
16 2nd Ave N.W.
Minnedosa Regional Library 204-867-2838
45 1st Ave. S.W.
Manitoba Hydro
204-867-2585 Evangelical Covenant Church
1-888-624-9376
Minnedosa Taxi 101 - 4th Ave. S.W. Minnedosa
Minnedosa Adult Learning
10 4th Ave. S.E. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.
Centre
204-867-5629 Sunday Services: 10:30 a.m.
204-867-2519
Minnedosa Tribune
Minnedosa & Area CDC
14 3rd Ave S.W.
39 Main St. S.
204-867-3816
204-867-3885
Modern Looks Unisex Hair Holy Ukrainian Catholic Parish
Minnedosa Collegiate Institute
Designs of the Holy Ascension
74 Armitage Ave.
333 2nd St. S.W. 202 - 5th St. N.W. Minnedosa
204-867-2794
204-867-5694
Minnedoa Regional Archives
Puddle Jumpers Daycare
45 1st Ave. S.W.
204-867-3100
204-867-2841
Service to Seniors/Handivan
R.M. of Minto - Odanah Minnedosa United Church
31 Main St. S.
49 Main St. S. 48 Main Street S. Minnedosa
204-867-5190
204-867-3282
Valley Art Therapy & Associates Sunday School during Service
Tanner’s Crossing School Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.
204-868-6173
90 Armitage Ave.
Westman Communications 204-867-2591
Group
Town of Minnedosa
Brandon
103 Main St. S.
1-800-665-3337 St. Alphonsus Catholic Church
204-867-2727
Yellowhead Regional 142 - 4th St. N.W. Minnedosa
Employment Sunday Service: 9:00 a.m.
133 Main St. S.
204-867-2833

St. Mark’s Anglican Church
108 - 2nd Ave. S.W. Minnedosa
Sunday Service: 11:00 a.m.

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Motocross

I
n recent years, Minnedosa has been
home to motocross events hosted at
a challenging race course known as
“McNabb Valley Motocross”. McNabb
Valley is located just a few minutes
northwest of Minnedosa, just off Highway
#16.
Local motocross competitor, Ryder
McNabb has made quite a name for himself
in the sport. Competing in his first motocross
race at only three-years-old, the now
eleven-year-old has won numerous awards
and accolades from various Motocross
associations and organizations in North
America.
Manitoba Motocross Association is
scheduled for the Minnedosa venue June
16th and 17th. Race action will return
to McNabb Valley September
1st and 2nd. Watch for signs
posted on Main Street and if
you are in the area during
a motocross weekend, be
sure to check out the fast
paced, roaring, high flying
action at McNabb Valley
Motocross. This event is
a family favourite and sure
to be enjoyed by people of all
ages.

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Heritage Village

W
ithin the town limits of Minnedosa sits another little town – the Heritage
Village. The Minnedosa District Museum moved to this site in 1995 and
since that time a number of historic buildings have been moved in and
restored to create a quant pioneer village. The Heritage Village is open daily during
the summer months and by appointment during other times of the year.
During your visit to the Heritage Village you will see thousands of pioneer
artifacts, some common everyday items and others which are rare and unique. The
artifacts are housed throughout the village buildings which include a log barn, a one-room
schoolhouse, a blacksmith shop, a 1910 family home, a small trappers cabin, a country church
and a log house dating from 1880. The current administration cottage was once a small family home and the brick building at
the Heritage Village is a former hydro electric generating station which is original to the site. The highlight attraction at the
Heritage Village, when it comes to its building collection, is the large, two-storey, octagon shaped building which originally
served as an agricultural display building for the local Agricultural Society. This uniquely constructed, fully restored structure
is a provincially designated heritage building and one of only three such buildings still standing in Manitoba.
Other attractions at the Heritage Village include a windmill, suspension bridge over the Little Saskatchewan River,
wooden waterwheel, the old Town bell, antique farm equipment and a trout pond for fishing.
When visiting the Heritage Village be sure to give yourself at least an hour-and-a-half or longer to see it all without
being rushed!
Each August, the Heritage Village comes alive during Heritage Day. If you are fortunate enough to be in the area for
this event you can step back in time and see museum volunteers in period clothing, attend a pioneer church service, tour the
museum, enjoy live entertainment, delicious food and pioneer demonstrations to see how things were really done back in the
“good old days”.
Earlier this year, Minnedosa District Museum and Heritage Village placed second out of 32 Manitoba museums in an
online Travel Manitoba contest in which people voted for their favourite museum! Come see for yourself and explore the little
pioneer town within the Town of Minnedosa.

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Golf & Country Club

T
he Minnedosa Golf and Country Club is one of
our community’s greatest attractions. Throughout
the golfing season, the local course attracts golfers
from near and far, whether it’s for a relaxing day of golf
with friends or competing in one of the many tournaments
hosted by the club.
Minnedosa’s 18-hole golf course is one of the most
picturesque courses with beautiful landscaping, and well
manicured greens throughout. Located in a pristine valley
setting, the Minnedosa Golf Course features elevation
changes of over 120 feet. From some of the higher
points of the course, golfers can see why many choose
to visit this beautiful community, nestled in the Little
Saskatchewan valley. A game at the Minnedosa Golf
Course offers relaxation and enjoyment while at the same
time challenging your game skill.
In addition to the game, the Minnedosa Golf and
Country Club offers a fully equipped Pro Shop. Our
PGA of Canada Professional, Patrick Law, and his
knowledgeable staff, are available to help meet all your
golfing needs. The Pro Shop carries a full line of golf-
related goods as well as top quality apparel for men and
ladies. Private lessons, special golf packages, and cart
rentals are also available. Members of the Minnedosa Golf
and Country Club benefit from a number of special services
such as member tournament rents and complimentary
driving range.
The Country Club Kitchen offers a full range of menu
items from drinks and light snacks, to main dishes from
breakfast, dinner, or supper.
Whether a beginner or a pro, a visit to the Minnedosa
Golf and Country Club will be an unforgettable, enjoyable
experience.

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GREEN FEES
ADULT
18 holes $37.00 weekday
$39.00 weekend
9 holes $25.00 weekday
$23.00 weekend
TWILIGHT (after 5 p.m.) $25.00
LEAGUES $15.00
JUNIOR
18 Holes 18 holes
9 holes
$15.00
$10.00
Fun Practice Facility POWER CART
RENTALS
Restaurant 18 holes $35.00
9 holes $23.00
Trial Fee - Daily $10.00
RANGE BALLS
Small bucket $5.00
Large bucket $10.00
MEMBERSHIPS
Adult - Unrestricted
$799.00
Adult - Restricted
$699.00
Family $1,640.00
Intermediate $499.00
Student $350.00
Junior $175.00
SHED & TRAIL FEES
Private Storage $150.00
Electrical Fees $40.00
Trail Fee Seasonal $130.00
Also available
9 hole & 18 hole
punch cards!
(PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
WEEKLY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS *ALL PRICES INCLUDE G.S.T
Sunday & Monday - Skins Game
Tuesday - Senior Men’s
Wednesday - Senior Ladies’ & Ladies’ Night
Thursday - Men’s Night
Call Pro Shop for details and other weekly events.

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Minnedosa
Community
Events Calendar
January
• Curling Bonspiels
• Valley Snowhawks Snowmobile Derby ►
• Hockey Tournament

February
• Hockey Tournament
• Clanwilliam Bonspiel & Poker Derby
• Firefighters Relic Run Poker Derby
• Skate the Lake ►

March
• Rolling River Festival of the Arts
• Rotary Club Book Sale
• Commercial Hockey League Tournament

April

May
• May Long Weekend Townwide Garage Sales
• Rockin’ the Fields Par 3 Golf Tournament ►
• Minor Baseball Tournament
• Ag Society Party in the Dirt
• Canadian Cancer Society Golf Tournament

June
• Chamber of Commerce Ag Appreciation BBQ
• Manitoba Motocross Races ►
• Pee Wee Baseball Regionals
• Mixed Open Golf Tournament
• Valley Cruizers “Spring Into Summer” Cruise
• Minnedosa Drama Club presents “Corner Gas”

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July
• Canada Day Celebration ►
• Midget Baseball Regional Tournament
• Fun Fest
• Agricultural Society Fair
• Adult/Junior Golf Tournament
• Senior Men’s Open Golf Tournament
• Senior Ladies Open Golf Tournament
• Minnedosa Masters Golf Tournament
• 13U AAA Baseball Provincial Qualifier

August
• Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa
• Golf Club Championship Tournament
• $1,000 Draw Golf
• Heritage Day ►

September
• Terry Fox Run
• Cross Country Golf Tournament
• Heart and Stroke Big Bike Ride
• Senior Men’s 2 Man Fall Classic Golf Tournament ►
• Manitoba Motocross Races

October
• Recreation Commission Sports Dinner
November
• Remembrance Day Service
• Hugh Dyer Legion Banquet and Awards
• Minnedosa and District Foundation Grants Luncheon
• Hockey Tournaments
• Minnedosa Drama Club Production ►

December
• Santa Day ►
• Unlock the Magic of Main Street Shop Local Promotion
• Hockey Tournaments
• Heritage Memory Lights
• Christmas Cheer Board
• Community Christmas Dinner

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Business and Industry
O
ur valley setting is not only ideal for life and play. In fact, our geography creates a number of strategic advantages
for business and industry.
Situated at the intersection of Provinicial Highway’s 10 and 16, Minnedosa is at the crossroads of two
major routes. Highway 10, one of Manitoba’s primary north-south travel corridors is used
daily by commuter traffic as well as access to Riding Mountain National Park.
Highway 16, part of Canada’s Yellowhead Highway, is a major commercial
overland route connecting Portage La Prairie to key communities across the
northern part of the Provinces.
Our location, combined with the opportunities for industrial and
commercial development both in our Crerar Bay industrial park as well as
available rural properties, opens the door for numerous possibilities.
Major employers in the area include the agriculture
industry, the regional health district, Heritage Co-op and
Husky Energy. With a wide service area supporting
surrounding communities beyond the 2,500 Minnedosa
residents itself, our community’s appetite to support
new ventures is a healthy one.
To explore your Minnedosa opportunity, contact
the Minnedosa and Area Community Development
Corporation.

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Arts and Culture

I
t is not only large urban communities who have a rich art and
cultural following, small rural communities also have much
to offer in these areas.
For those with an eye for art, Minnedosa will please
your craving! If you enjoy creative photography, there are
many exciting opportunities and subject for you to capture in
photography.
If creative, artistic painting is more your thing, there
are a number of local businesses and artists happy to share their
products, tips and talents with you so you can create your own Minnedosa, a variety of performers make their appearance in
masterpiece or you can buy a piece of one-of-a-kind artwork Minnedosa each year through the Expressions Concert Series or
crated by one of our talented artists. the Home Routes Concert Series. There are also numerous talent
There is no shortage of musical talent in our community. showcases, live band performances at various venues throughout
A number of local singers and musicians of all genres of music the year. For the young up and coming performers, there is the
perform at various venues or showcases throughout the year. annual Rolling River Festival of the Arts held each spring.
There are some long running dance programs in our area which If it’s live theatrical performances you enjoy, the
teach a variety of dance skills from traditional Highland or establishment of the Minnedosa Drama Club a few year’s ago
Ukrainian dance to couples dancing and more modern moves. will be something you will want to check out. This talent group
For those who enjoy live music, there are a variety of of local actors, actresses and musical vocalists have hosted a
options in Minnedosa. In addition to the annual August long number of productions to sold-out crowds.
weekend classic rock music festival, Rockin’ the Fields of

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Sports And Recreation
M innedosa is known for its deep-rooted interest in sports and recreation all year long. Throughout the community, there
are numerous walking, jogging, running and cycling trails and paths to explore. These are highlighted on the community
map found elsewhere in this guide.
In the Spring and Summer months you can attend various sporting activities to cheer on athletes in baseball, rugby, soccer
and golf. Each of these sports feature local teams of various ages from beginners to experienced. The community’s main baseball,
rugby and soccer action areas are located at the Minnedosa Regional Events Centre site which is designated to be the future home
of a new arena. This area can be found along 6th Avenue N.W. next to the Ag Society grounds.
There are also sports fields and game areas at Minnedosa Beach, Tanner’s Crossing
School and Minnedosa Collegiate.
If you are a bowler, be sure to check out Minnedosa Bowl for
year-round five-pin bowling action and the Minnedosa Recreation
Commission runs a wide variety of programs throughout the year.
As Minnedosa is fortunate to have its own lake and the Little
Saskatchewan River running through the community, there are many
opportunities for swimming, kayaking, canoeing and motor water
sports. Fishing is also a popular pastime along the river, at the lake or
at nearby Anton’s Lake which is located at the junction of Highway #10
and #16 northwest of town.
West of Tanner’s Crossing School, along 1st Avenue N.W. is River’s
Edge Recreation Park. Here you will find walking trails, a skate park, a
dog park, bike park and nine-hole disc golf course.
While in Minnedosa, get active, play safe and most of all, have fun!

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Winter Fun

D
uring the long, cold Manitoba winter months,
Minnedosa remains active.
Our community’s greatest winter attraction
is Ski Valley which offers nine downhill ski runs from
beginner to advanced skiers. Located 7 km northwest of
town, Ski Valley is a prime downhill ski destination that
offers lessons from qualified ski instructors, a chairlift and Throughout the season, the local hockey arena and curling
chalet. club are packed with players and spectators at various
For cross country skiing, there is the Squirrel Hills games, tournaments and bonspiels. The arena also plays
Trail located one km west of the intersection of PR #355 host to the Minnedosa Figure Skating Club. Each February,
and Highway #10. during the Louis Riel long weekend, the Skate the Lake
Snowmobiling is another fun outdoor activity outdoor pond hockey tournament hits Minnedosa Lake. In
Minnedosans enjoy and the local snowmobile club, 2018, Skate the Lake added a fun, outdoor curling aspect to
the Valley Snow Hawks promotes family oriented its weekend.
snowmobiling fun and safety. Minnedosa is connected to a Ice fishing is another popular pastime during the
groomed snowmobile trail system and there is a designated winter months and a small village of ice fishing shacks and
route within town limits. The Snow Hawks and other shelters appears on the lake each winter.
groups host various snowmobile derbies throughout the During the Christmas season, a number of special
winter months. events are held to celebrate the season in Minnedosa
Like most Canadian communities, hockey including an evening Santa Claus Parade, Santa Day, school
and curling are a big deal during Minnedosa winters. and church Christmas concerts and more!

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Skate The Lake

from Skate the Lake are donated back to the community
in support of some local project. Over the years, this
weekend event has donated $10,200 to the Minnedosa
Community Child Care Co-op, $81,500 to Minnedosa
Regional Events Centre/ Minor Hockey and $5,000 to
Minnedosa’s Beach Enhancement Committee which is
fundraising to replace the children’s play structure at
Minnedosa Beach.
For its 2018 tournament weekend, which raised
$12,000, Skate the Lake added a new outdoor curling
component, known as Rock The Lake. The weekend hockey/
curling event always sees good registration numbers with
five-person teams coming from near and far. In 2018, there

D
uring the Louis Riel long weekend in February, the
were 21 adult hockey teams, 10 youth hockey teams and
frozen surface of Minnedosa Lake becomes one
12 curling teams who participated in the outdoor on-ice
of the busiest sporting spots in town! Since 2007,
action.
an outdoor pond hockey tournament weekend, known as
If you happen to be in Minnedosa in February 2019,
Skate the Lake, has been a popular attraction during the
be sure to stop by the lake and take in some of the action
winter months.
taking place during this annual pond hockey fundraising
Not only does this weekend feature a lot of great,
weekend. Skate the Lake 2019 is scheduled to take place
outdoor hockey, beer gardens and other attractions, it also
February 16th and 17th. Hope to see you there!
serves as a community fundraiser. Each year, proceeds

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Bison Park

L
ocated along Highway #262 between downtown
Minnedosa and Minnedosa Lake, you will find a herd of
bison housed in a large, fenced compound known as the
Bison Park.
Decades ago, bison herds, numbering in the millions roamed
the plains and crossed the Little Saskatchewan River Valley as
part of their natural migration route. In March 1996, the bison
returned to Minnedosa, thanks to a tourism project developed by
the Minnedosa Lake Rehabilitation Committee. For the past 22
years, our local herd of bison have been a popular attraction for
both local residents and visitors to our community.
The bison park is designed to provide a spacious grazing
ground for the herd as well as visibility for spectators from all
sides. The bison remain onsite at the local compound
year-round, so it does not matter what time of year you visit
Minnedosa, you can always visit the bison! If you are fortunate
enough to be in the area during April or May, there is a great
chance you will see newborn calves roaming close to their
mothers.
Bison bulls live for an average of 20 years and weigh in
at an average of 900 kg or 2,000 lbs. The female bison (cows)
have an average lifespan of 17 years and usually weigh in the
neighbourhood of 545 kg or 1,200 lbs. Bison calves are born
between April and May and weigh an average of 27 kg or 60 lbs.

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Historic Sights
M
innedosa is a community steeped in history. Celebrating its 135th anniversary this year, the Town of Minnedosa
was incorporated in March 1883. Throughout the community are numerous heritage highlights, monuments
and buildings paying tribute to the past.
A small peaceful parklike setting, marking the area’s early beginnings as Tanner’s Crossing can be found along
the Beach Road just before reaching the Bison Park. The Tanner’s Crossing site can be found by travelling east on 2nd
Avenue S.E. from Main Street (turn at the historic clock tower). The site is marked with signage and bordered by large
spruce trees, just around the curve as you travel over the railway tracks. If you reach the Bison Park, you have gone a
little too far!
Just south of Minnedosa Beach, near the east entrance to the walkway across the spillway are a number of historic
sighting posts. Here, you will find a number of plaques depicting some specific historic points of interest. There are
also various historic plaques along the flagwalk on the dam at the south end of Minnedosa Lake which will lead you to
Minnedosa’s Museum and Heritage Village.
Tanner’s Crossing Park, just east of the Main Street bridge also holds a number of historic plaques as well as a
decommissioned train engine and caboose which are definitely worth checking out!
Nearby you will find the community’s war memorial featuring a cenotaph and decommissioned Sherman tank.
These are located at Main Street at the corner of 1st Ave. S.E.
In the downtown business district, there are a number of Founders Parks located at various street corners. Each
small park features a plaque honouring some of the influential men from our community’s rich past. If you enjoy historic
architecture, you will see many older homes and building as you walk or drive along the streets of Minnedosa. In addition
to wood and stucco, Minnedosa boasts a number of older brick and stone buildings. Here are just a few of the historic
buildings worth seeing while in Minnedosa: Civic Centre on Main Street with its tall clock tower, St. Mark’s Anglican
Church (108 2nd Ave. S.W.), Kruk Castle B&B (149 2nd Ave. S.W.), Canadian Pacific Railway Station (just west of the
Main Street rail crossing), Octagon Display Building (at Heritage Village) and the Court House at the corner of 3rd Ave.
and 1st Street S.W.
For a spectacular view of Minnedosa, be sure to climb the Lions lookout tower, located at the top of the cemetery
hill – the steep gravel road on 2nd Ave. S.E. directly east of the Civic Centre (clock tower).

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