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.

Elsie Bear

Elsie (Hourie) Bear was born on December 13, 1921, into a Métis family and community of Grand Marais. Her father, Peter Hourie was a Métis

Read More »

Mel Bedard

The famous fiddler, Melvin (Mel) Joseph Clifford Bedard, was born on February 8th, 1929. Mel’s mother came from Little Black River Indian Reservation, now Black

Read More »

Bill Shead

Bill Shead was born in 1939 in the old Selkirk General Hospital on Idell Avenue. He was the eldest of seven siblings. Their parents Harry

Read More »

Bud Oliver

Robert “Bud” Stefan Oliver was Selkirk’s longest serving mayor from 1984-2002. Bud was born on July 16, 1937, in the old Selkirk General Hospital on

Read More »