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Manitoba Communities: Rivers (Unincorporated Town)

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Established as a stop on the CNR Harte Subdivision in 1908, the community was named for Sir Charles Rivers Wilson, Chairman of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.

Present Status

Riverdale Municipality (1 January 2015)

Incorporation History

Village of Rivers (16 November 1910)
Town of Rivers (10 September 1913)
Amalgamation of Daly and Rivers (1 January 2015)

Adjoining Municipalities

Daly

Land Area (square km)

7.97

Population

Year

Total

1911

950

1916

712

1921

857

1926

829

1931

724

1936

663

1941

802

1946

657

1951

1209

1956

1422

1961

1574

1966

1685

1971

1175

1976

1185

1981

1107

1986

1157

1991

1076

1996

1117

2001

1119

2006

1193

2011

1189

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1917

D. C. Johanson

1918-1920

Joseph E. Thompson

1921

H. Wareham

1922-1923

E. J. Forman

1924-1925

Robert George Sinclair (1884-?)

1926-1939

R. N. Dunsmore

1940-1949

E. E. Grant

1950-1951

Robert George Sinclair (1884-?)

1952-1955

James R. Stratford

1956-1971

Frank D. Taylor

1972

?

1973-1974

J. J. Morrow

1975-1977

William Donald

1978

W. C. White

1979-1980

?

1981-1983

W. G. Donald

1984-1986

Douglas H. Gill

1987-2001

Leroy Stevenson

2002-2005

David E. Oakey

2006-2010

Al Morken

2011-2014

Todd Gill

After 2015

See Riverdale

Memorable Manitobans

Search the MHS collection of biographies for ones connected to Rivers:

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Rivers.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Rivers.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 May 2017

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