Group photo of the Selkirk Jr. B fisherman players celebrating and holding a trophy.

People from Selkirk

Selkirk has been and still is home to some extraordinary people over the years. Some gave their lives for a better tomorrow, others traveled the world, created recreation, and gave transportation. Learn how these great individuals shaped our beautiful city into what it is today.

Robert Smith

Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression, Selkirk was home to not only one of the most generous men, but one of the most

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Chuck Norquay

Chuck was born on November 10th, 1955. He was a genuine, outgoing, people-loving person, who had an infectious passion for fishing. This passion ultimately led

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The Grabowski Family

The Grabowski Family were not unlike other families in Selkirk, Manitoba during the 1950s and beyond. They were kind, hardworking, and attended church every Sunday.

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Picture of a mural depicting the member of the Dufferin Gang that were in the Air Force

The Dufferin Gang

During the Second World War, men and women from across the globe enlisted in the military together to fight for their countries. At the time,

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Photo shows a side profile view of Emma Colcleugh

Emma Shaw Colcleugh

Emma Shaw Colcleugh was born on September 3, 1846, in Thompson, Connecticut. She was the second child of George W. and Abbey Shaw. Emma started

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A side profile picture of the Selkirk Transit bus.

Selkirk Transit

The suggestion to have a transit service was first introduced in 2004 by Bill Chartier. Chartier was the owner of Will’s Taxi and had noticed

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Picture of the front entrance to the original Selkirk Public Library. Large arched entrance with two large windows on either side.

Selkirk Library

A citizens group called the Selkirk Literary Association was established around 1879, primarily to bring speakers to the town and to host debates. One topic

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