Since its establishment in 1882, Selkirk has seen many significant events throughout its 140 year history. Celebrations such as Canada Day and the Triple S Fair and Rodeo are among the most prominent gatherings that come to mind for many Selkirkian’s, but what about the events that have been forgotten over the years? Check back here for articles on the defining moments and festivals that brought our community together.

Banner view of Peguis

Peguis-Selkirk Treaty

The Selkirk Settlers Thomas Douglas, the 5th Earl of Selkirk was a Scottish nobleman and a Hudson’s Bay Company stockholder. He is most known for his involvement with the Red River Settlement, but was also instrumental in the Peguis-Selkirk Treaty. The Peguis-Selkirk Treaty, formed between local Indigenous groups and Lord Selkirk has come to be…

The feature banner image of the Selkirk Fair and rodeo

Selkirk Fair and Rodeo

In 1878, local farmers formed the St. Andrews Agricultural Society, later changed to the St. Andrews-St. Clements Agricultural Society. Their purpose was to advocate for policies and activities which would assist the greater agricultural community and the individual farmer. A few clubs and events the Society assisted with over the decades were the Garden Club,…

Photo showing ad for a Foto-Nite event in Selkirk


Some may think “Foto-Nite” is a misspelling of Photo Night, but that is not the case here. Foto-Nite was a promotional event to boost the attendance of theatres during the weekdays. Foto-Nite at the Selkirk Rothstein Theatre’s Ltd. were held from 1952 to 1962. What is Foto-Nite? The concept was copyrighted in 1939 by Fay…