Richer, Manitoba

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Richer is a small agricultural community in south eastern Manitoba, 25 miles east of Winnipeg. It is located in the Rural Municipality of Ste. Anne, at the junction of the Trans-Canada Highway and Provincial Road 302.

History[edit]

Richer, Manitoba was named for H. I. Richer who was the first postmaster. Located on the historical Dawson Trail, Richer is rich in early Canadian history French-Canadian, English Canadian as well as Aboriginal and Metis peoples. There is a strong community spirit of pride in the town's past and connection with the explorers who built the 850 km Dawson Trail that winds its way through Lorette, Dufresne, Ste. Anne as well as Richer and continues eastward all the way to the Whitemouth River and beyond.

Services[edit]

Richer School is located in the town of Richer, Manitoba. It currently has a student enrollment of approximately 150 students varying from Kindergarten to grade eight. Richer School is located in the Seine River School Division.[1]

Richer also claim fame to one of the few wooden Catholic Churches that are over One Hundred years old.[citation needed]

Recreation[edit]

Richer has three nearby campgrounds, the Rock Garden Campground, the Poplar Grove Campground and R.V. Park, and the Wild Oaks Campground.

Dawson Trail Park boasts a baseball diamond and outdoor skating rink.

Festival of the Black Bear usually takes place around 13 August at the town park.

Business[edit]

Dawson Trail Dispatch is the local newspaper located in Richer, Manitoba. The Dawson Trail Dispatch brings coverage of southeastern Manitoba local news. There is also Burnell’s, a general store, a post office, a number of restaurants and a gas station.

Notable inhabitants[edit]

Cynthia J. Faryon is an internationally published author who resides in Richer. Faryon focuses her writing on Canadian content with topics on travel, family issues, biography, and history. One of her well known works has been Unsung Heroes of the Royal Canadian Navy: Incredible Tales of Courage and Daring During World War II.[1]

Roger Godard, a long time resident, received an award from the Association for Manitoba Archives. He was recognized for his project called “Identifying the Manitoba leg of the Dawson Trail” in 2010.

Léon Tetreault, another town resident, received Lieutenant Governor's award for Volunteerism in 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cynthia J. Faryon. Goodreads. Retrieved 14 April 2012.

Coordinates: 49°39′27″N 96°27′25″W / 49.65750°N 96.45694°W / 49.65750; -96.45694