Recent Years 1980-Present

1980

Gordon Howard Senior Centre opened

1982

This is a photo of the Selkirk Community Library from 1982. It in a strip mall building with multiple cars parked along the street.

After two decades without a public library, the Selkirk Community Library opened

1982

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) visited Selkirk

1984

Bud Oliver, Selkirk’s longest serving mayor was elected (1984-2002)

1984

The old Post Office was repaired.  A group dedicated to both the arts and protecting the historic building, moved in making it a centre for community arts

1986

Chuck the Channel Cat statue was erected

1986

A major blizzard hit Selkirk with winds up to 70 kms/h and dropping 35.2 centimeters of snow

1987

The first French Immersion program in Selkirk was introduced

1987

The Selkirk Community Library opened at 303 Main Street

1990

The Selkirk Recreation Complex was completed

July 14, 1991

Little Lake Park was officially opened and Mayor Bud Oliver unveiled a marker recognizing Little Lake as an Ecologically Significant Area

1995

The Selkirk & District Community Foundation was incorporated

1997

A devastating blizzard hit the Red River Valley April 5 & 6. Up to 50 cm of snow was left in its path

Severe flooding in the Red River Valley throughout April and May, became known as the “Flood of the Century”. Military personal were housed at the Recreation Complex to defend against the water

1998

Selkirk received City status

1998

The Selkirk Water Tower got a paint job with blue and red stripes

1998

The old Post Office was put up for tax sale. Once again, volunteers and the City of Selkirk saved it

1998

Selkirk hosted the World Junior Hockey Championship the winter of 1998-1999. A record was set for World Junior event ticket sales

2000

The grain elevator was closed by Agricore and was later demolished in 2002

2003

Selkirk was one of four communities to host the Western Canada Summer Games

2003

The Selkirk wharf area was transformed into the Selkirk Waterfront

2006

Manitoba’s first Amphibex is purchased by the North Red Community Water Maintenance Inc., a corporation formed by the City of Selkirk and the rural municipalities of St. Andrews and St. Clements

2007

The Selkirk Steelers won the Anavent Cup in game 7 with 4 overtime periods to go to the RBC Cup (National JR. A Championship)

2009

The Red River Valley was experiencing record breaking flooding

2010

The Olympic torch relay arrived in Selkirk

2012

Cover of the document featuring the City of Selkirk logo

Council approved the “Capturing our Shared Heritage” vision paper on the creation of a municipal museum for the City of Selkirk

2012

Selkirk City Council established the Selkirk Heritage Endowment Fund (SHEF) to create a strong and sustainable base of funding to support a future municipal museum for the City of Selkirk

2014

The Gaynor Family Regional Library opened

2016

Murray Sinclair was appointed to the Senate of Canada

June 20, 2017

Murray Sinclair Park was officially named in recognition of Senator Sinclair’s leadership

2017

The Selkirk Regional Health Centre was completed

2018

The Selkirk Museum website is launched

2019

The City of Selkirk purchased 326.5 acres of land on the west side of the city

2019

Firemen and Council cutting a ribbon in front of the fire hall marking the grand opening

The fire hall was expanded to accommodate the growing fleet for the growing City