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Welcome to the Village of Rycroft

Known as the “Hub of the Peace”, the Village of Rycroft is located in northern Alberta, Canada, 68 km north of Grande Prairie and 8 km east of Spirit River.

The Village of Rycroft was established as a village in 1944.

The Village of Rycroft is well known as a tourism town in the 60's, 70's and early eighties. It is the hub of the Peace and was originally situated for the Northern Alberta Railroad (also known as NAR).

The local campground, Nardam was given this name for that very reason. The small lake was man made as a source of water for the railroad and later on when NAR no longer required the water it was turned into a campground and therefor named "Nardam".

A Caboose is a permanent fixture from NAR in Edmonton for historical value.

As of late the new rage is the Rycroft Chuckwagon Races hosted by The Rycroft Agriculture Society.

The main industry is agriculture, with retail, oil, transportation, and education also contributing to this area’s economy. www.discoverthepeacecountry.com

With a population of 638 (2013), Rycroft serves a surrounding trading area of approximately 5,500.

 

NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:

February 10, 2015 AT 7:00 PM

Village Office Council Chambers

 

AFTER HOURS EMERGENCY NUMBER:

780-532-4519 (dispatch)

 

   

REMINDER: Garbage Carts are to be at the curb by 7:00am Wednesday mornings and removed from the curb within 24 hours of pick up.

 

TERVITA LANDFILL

To all valued customers of Tervita.

As of January 1st 2014, Spirit River Landfill has changed its residential operating hours to:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday- 9am-5pm

Saturday 10am-4pm

Closed Tuesday, Thursday, & Sunday

Residential off-loading will not be permitted during the closed hours.

For more information contact the village office at 780-765-3652 or Tervita at 780-765-3745.

 

Rycroft Farmers’ Market

 

The Market runs biweekly from May 7 through June and then weekly until September 30, 2015.

There are special Markets during the Chuckwagon Races, Thanksgiving (October 8) and Christmas (December 11&12)

(Big Blue Building on the north side of Rycroft on Hwy 49)

Contact Manager- Kim Schramm (780-765-2889)

or

email RycroftFarmersMarket@gmail.com

for more information!

 

 

Race the Eight!

RYCROFT AG SOCIETY

CHECK THIS OUT!!!

rycroftag.com

MERRY PIONEERS DROP IN CENTER RYCROFT

 

FCSS COMMUNITY KITCHEN

(780)864-3500

TRANSPORTATION TO GRANDE PRAIRIE

Please note that there is NO MINIMUM passenger requirements for these scheduled trips. The van will go REGARDLESS with the only possibility of a cancellation due to extreme weather conditions or lack of a qualified drive.

Seniors from: Village of Rycroft, MD of Spirit River, Town of Spirit River $15.00

Non seniors from above Municipalities $20.00

Other Municipalities $20.00

Please call the FCSS office to register for the above trips or for more information. (780)864-3500

fcss@mdspiritriver.ab.ca

Nardam Campground

Come one come all and visit the Nardam Campground. We are located just outside of Rycroft on Highway 49. Enjoy fishing from our stocked lake, and enjoy our recreational park. $25 per night with a hookup, $15 dollars per night without.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Rycroft Municipal Library

PHONE: 780-765-3973 EMAIL: rycroftmunicipal@hotmail.com

NEW HOURS OF OPERATION:

Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays

10:00am to 5:00 pm

Starting February 7th, the library will be open every second Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm

WELCOME TO THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS:

ADELINE MOHYLUK, BONNIE HICKEY, SHARON MAGILL,

JENNIFER LEWIS, TRUDY DIKA and

COUNCILLOR TOM VILLENEUVE

WELCOME TO THE NEW LIBRARIAN: BARB GREENOUGH

Rycroft Library is still looking for 2 additional board members, one of who is to be from outside of the Village of Rycroft. Call the library for more information.

For information concerning PALS / CAP

Please call 780-765-2500

 

Rycroft Community Hall

PHONE: 780-765-3652 for bookings