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Welcome to the Village of Rycroft

Next Regular Meeting of Council

Tuesday February 27, 2018
6:30 PM
In the Village Council Chambers




780-532-4519 (dispatch)


Village of Rycroft

Chief Administrative Officer

Job Posting

The Village of Rycroft is currently accepting applications for the position of Chief Administrative Officer. Located 40 minutes north of Grande Prairie on Highway 2, the Village of Rycroft is a progressive community that values family and community living. With a population of 638, the Village of Rycroft is situated in an excellent location for year round outdoor recreation activities and a short drive from a major metropolitan centre.

Reporting to the Mayor and Council, the Chief Administrative Officer is the administrative head of the municipality and is responsible for providing effective administrative leadership for all municipal operations and services in accordance with strategic objectives, plans, programs and policies approved by Council, and in accordance with Provincial or Federal statutes and Municipal bylaws. Maintaining effective relationships with a variety of internal and external groups, including staff members, and local and regional partners is also a requirement.

The ideal candidate will possess strong knowledge of municipal legislation and policies, and will have experience with community and economic development, a positive attitude, and proven teambuilding skills. Strengths in interpersonal and communication skills are essential to facilitate positive relations with Council, staff and community.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Minimum of 3 years of senior management experience, preferably in a municipal setting
  • Solid working understanding of municipal operations
  • Knowledge in managing infrastructure projects
  • Strategic planning, budgeting and financial forecasting proven experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office computer applications
  • Certificate in Local Government Administration or relevant post-secondary education and equivalent experience

This is a full time position with evening council and committee meetings. The Village offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive municipal benefit package. Interested applicants are requested to forward their resume in confidence, complete with references to:

CAO Search

C/o Interim CAO Lisa Shaykowski

Box 360
Rycroft, AB
T0H 3A0

To see responsibilities required in CAO Bylaw #163-15, and for more information visit  Applications will be received until 4:00 pm on March 1, 2018.




Feb 14, 2018

"As the water is currently working its way throughout the system different parts of town will start noticing the change in water quality in regards to the taste, odor, and appearance. We did account for this by leaving a reserve in the original reservoir we were treating prior to this and felt it best to switch back as of yesterday so that we can re-group and come at this with a different strategy. All bacteriological samples sent out have come back absent and we are able to maintain chlorine throughout the system for disinfection. We have also been corresponding with Alberta Health Services and Alberta Environment & Parks and confirmed we are not in contravention with our operating approval. Although unsightly the water remains safe to consume. As of now the water leaving the treatment plant has shown great improvement and will start working its way through the distribution system."

Thank you,

Taylor Rudrum
Lead Water Operator
GWST Water & Environmental Inc.


Merry Pioneers Monthly Events

Foot Care: every 2nd Tuesday of the month
*please bring your own foot tools

Pot lucks are on the last Tuesday of each month. Meat is provided. Everyone is WELCOME

Quilting every Wednesday from 10am-5pm
For info call: Helen Burake: 780-765-2221

Coffee is on daily 1-4pm

For more info on Merry Pioneer events please call
Dave Burake: 780-505-2179


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, a camp fire, and relax in our recreational park Nardam also offers WIFI.

Nardam Pricing

Day rate $35 up to 14 days
15-28 $30/day 
29 days's or more $28.57/day


Rycroft Municipal Library



Wednesday: 12:00pm-7:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 12:00pm-4:00pm


4724 50th StreetRycroft, Alberta

PHONE: 780-765-3973


On the last Thursday of each month come join the Library team as they host Genealogy Club from 1:00pm-3:00pm, and Chess/games night from 5:00pm-7:00pm


Peace Adult Learning Society (PALS)

BOX 578
4806 50 St.
Spirit River, AB
T0H 3G0

PHONE: 780-864-4578

Monday (by apt only) 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday-Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm


Central Peace Family and Community Support Services (FCSS)


Please check out the link below to see all the programs that FCSS has to offer.

Acting FCSS Coordinator: Julie Temple

Phone: 780-864-3500 press 1




Rycroft Farmers' Market

(Big Brown Building east of the Co-op Cardlock-north side of Rycroft on Hwy 49)



for more information!

Are you a vendor and want to sell your goods at the market..?
Call Manager Kim Schramm (780)765-2889 for info.

2018 Season
**3-6pm every Thursday June through September
Special Markets:

Easter Market: March 29, 2018 12:00pm-6:00pm
Mother 's Day Market: May 10, 2018 12:00pm-6:00pm
Chuckwagon Market: July 5&6 TIMES TBA
Thanksgiving Market: October 4, 2018 12:00pm-6:00pm
Christmas Market: December 7&8, 2018
2:00pm-7:00pm &11:00pm-4:00pm

Minimum of 50% of every table MUST be handmade items