Friday December 6th, 2013
Formerly the site of Aboriginal hunting grounds, Riverton was established by Icelandic settlers in 1876. Several other ethnic groups, including Ukrainian, German, Mennonite, Hungarian and Polish immigrants settled here years later, enriching and expanding Riverton's cultural heritage.
Some of the key sites to see are the Centennial park, Betsey Ramsey Grave, the initial stages of the refurbishing of the CP Railway station and our beautiful walking path that leads you along our scenic river.
The agricultural and fishing industries have traditionally been the basis of the local economy. However, entrepreneurial spirit, literary and sports accomplishments and some of the finest musical entertainers in the Interlake make up a very diversified community. The community spirit in Riverton remains vibrant. Sport fishing, hunting, boating, baseball, curling, hockey, snowmobiling, volleyball, badminton, tap dancing, craft classes, pottery ... it's all here. Residents care about their community and are willing to volunteer time and resources to making Riverton a great place to live.
Stop by and enjoy our community.
We would like you to take a few moments and browse through our village.
|Community & Recreational|
|500 seat Community Hall||Curling Club with Bar & Banquet facilities||Recreation Commission|
|Skating Rink||Friendship Center||Weight training gym|
|Canada Post||Daycare||K - 12 schools|
|Intervention Center||Library||Clinic - doctor, dentist|
|Massage Therapist||Handi Van||Public Health Nurse|
|Fire Department||Youth & Senior Groups||Senior housing|
|Snowmobile club & groomed trails||Outdoor stage||Dock/boat launch/fishing|
|Hnausa camp ground||Autopac/Driver licenses||RCMP|
|3 Town Parks||Recycling bins||Hecla Island Camp ground & Golf Course|
|3 Grocery stores||Video rentals||Lumber & Hardware|
|Flooring||Auto Parts||Service & gas stations|
|Boat sales||Office supplies &service||Lottery outlets|
|Computer store||Natural foods / bakery||Catering service|
|Liquor commission||Flowers, plants, giftware||Books & Crafts|
|Travel agency||3 Hair salons||Clothing|
|Firewood/gravel||Mobile tire sales||Laundromat|
|Car wash||Welding services||Distilled water|
|Desk top publishing||Appliance repair||Sears outlet|
|Hotels/motels||Floor cleaning service||Purolator courier|
|Septic services||Fishing & hunting outfitters||Fly in fishing|
|Bed & breakfast||Grey Goose bus||Transfer service|
|Building construction trades people||Guided hunting||Heavy equipment construction|
|Music studio||Float plane base|
|Fellowship Circle||Lutheran Church||Baptist Church|
|Financial & Professional Services|
|Credit Union||Northeast Interlake Development Corp||Community Development Corp.|
|Lawyers/Accountants||Home & Business Insurance Agents||Consulting services|
|Boats||Grain bins||Erosion Control Blanket|
|Peat Moss Plant|
|Sandy Bar Beach||Centennial Park/Monuments||Betsey Ramsey Grave|
|CP Railway Station||Walking Trail||Walking Bridge|
To contact the Village of Riverton, please call Kim or Wanda at the office during the week at 204-378-2281.
The Village Council members are:
Mayor: Colin Bjarnason
Deputy Mayor: Warren Ostertag
Councillors: Kris Collins, Wayne Furgala, Daniel Gudbjartson