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.
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**ANIMAL TAGS are available at the Village Office. $20/animal**
NEXT REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING:
March 10, 2015 AT 7:00 PM
Village Office Council Chambers
Notice to Village of Rycroft Ratepayers!
Please be advised that the Village of Rycroft is looking for interested people to put their names forth to sit as MEMBERS-AT-LARGE on the following boards:
- 2 interested persons from the Village of Rycroft to sit on the FCSS Board
- 1 interested person from outside the Village of Rycroft to sit on the Library Board
- 2 interested persons from the Village of Rycroft to sit on the Hall Board.
- Please call the Village Office at 780-765-3652 for more information.
RYCROFT WINTER FROLIC
SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2015
Pancake Breakfast 9:00-11:00am - Rycroft Arena
Kids Games (free) 12:15pm - Rycroft Arena
Sleigh Rides 12:30pm - Rycroft Arena
Doors open at the Rycroft Community Hall at 5:00pm
Supper served at 6:00pm
Events will start at 7:30pm
DANCE: The Privateers will be performing at 9:000pm
The Privateers are a group of local guys that have all been active in the music scene for many years. Comprised of 4 individuals with a wide variety of backgrounds, they came together to form what is now one of Grande Prairie's hottest cover bands.
Sheldon Hillier on drums/ vocals and Darryl Gosse on bass/vocals, had played together in various other projects, but with the addition of Chris Lent as the groups very skilled lead guitarist, and Jason Cheeseman on lead vocals, rhythm guitar, mandolin, and general tomfoolery, the groups sound had rounded out.
Each member brings a ton of experience with them as well as creative ideas for dusting off some of the old classics and making them shine like new again. They take a great deal of pride in entertaining audiences and making their shows interactive and an all around good time.
Door Prizes and Silent Auction
Advanced Tickets for Supper/Dance $40/person
Tickets at the Door (supper not included) $40/person
Tickets Available at the following businesses:
The Central Peace Signal
Fountain Tire in Spirit River
Rycroft Village Office
contact Kent at 780-518-8840 for more information
All proceeds to the Rycroft Arena Society
Merry Pioneers are hosting
Crib & Pool
at the Merry Pioneers Building - $10/person
Starting at 10:30am.
Lunch will be provided
Rycroft Hall - March 14 - starting at 10:00am
Sponsored by the M.D. 133 Fire Department
For more information contact
Mayor Patricia Sydoruk (780-518-3218) or
Lenore Hemmingway (780-765-2227).
The Friends of the Rycroft Hall invite you to an
Irish Baked Potato & BINGO Night
Sunday, March 15th – Rycroft Hall
Supper (with all the fixings) @5:30pm - $10/person
Bingo @ 7:00pm – (extra charge)
RELIEF DRIVERS NEEDED FOR MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM
Valid driver’s license required.
Please contact Denise, at FCSS for more information. 780-864-3500
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)
for more information!
RYCROFT AG SOCIETY
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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: email@example.com
NEW HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00am to 5:00 pm
Every Second Saturday from 11:00am to 2:00pm
For information concerning PALS / CAP
Please call 780-765-2500
Rycroft Community Hall
PHONE: 780-765-3652 for bookings