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.

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 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.

2011

This is a photo of CAO Duane Nicole cutting a green ribbon with "Selkirk Transit" spelled across the front. Duane Nicole is alongside local NDP leader Greg Dewar, and Mayor Larry Johannson. They are all dressed nicely in suits, in front of a city of selkirk transit bus.

Selkirk Transit was founded.

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.

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 feet for the growing City.