To provide recreational events/activities for the community and surrounding areas that encourage physical, mental, and social activity.
The Riverdale Recreation Commission (RRC) was developed in January 2014 and has been growing over the past three years to improve the health and wellness to the members of Riverdale. RRC puts on numerous programs and events throughout the year to better the lives of the community members, these programs focus on mental, physical, and social wellbeing!
Spring/Fall Programs and Events include, but are not limited to:
• Babysitting Courses
• Community Seminars
• Fitness Classes
• Hunter Safety Courses
• Kids Programming
• Painting Classes
• Physical Literacy Programming
• Recreational Hockey
• Registration Evenings
• Terry Fox Run
The Riverdale Recreation Commission also runs a Summer Day Camp through July and August for children ages 5-12. Camps are themed each week to keep the children engaged giving them fun and new activities to participate in!
Riverdale Community Centre
Welcome to Riverdale Community Centre located in Rivers, Manitoba. This relatively new (2011) facility includes an NHL size arena, 4 sheets of curling, a 2nd-floor curling lounge, and a 300 person hall, all wheelchair accessible. Both the curling and the arena keep very busy year round, with the arena ice almost being rented to full capacity each winter season. This facility was built with everyone in mind, and is being used by individuals of all ages from the community and surrounding areas for a variety of sporting and other events such as hockey, figure skating competitions, ball hockey, dance, ag shows, trade shows, meeting space, socials, banquets, weddings, as well as offering space for walking and fitness groups. Our rental rates are very competitive!
Need more information? Want to come take a look? Contact us today! We welcome any visitors to our beautiful facility!
Riverdale Golf & Country Club
The Riverdale Golf & Country Club is located approximately 7 km (4.5 miles) southwest of the Town of Rivers. This nine-hole course has grass greens, rolling hills, and numerous sand traps and water hazards. Cart rentals are available. The clubhouse offers a licensed dining room which seats approximately 75 people, plus a patio area. Call 328-7122 to book your tee time.
Click here for directions.
Rivers Curling Club
Tel: 328-7869 Website: www.rivers.curlingclub.ca
The Rivers Curling Club is located at 101 Main Street at the Riverdale Community Centre. It contains four sheets of artificial ice. The main floor contains a smoke-free waiting room and a canteen. The downstairs has a licensed facility with change rooms. The 2007 Junior Men’s Provincial Target Championships brought about some spiffy upgrading to the facility by countless volunteers in the community. The Target was a complete success for everyone involved! Learn more about the Rivers Curling Club by visiting the above link to their site. During curling season, someone is always at the rink to answer your call! 328-7869.
Rivers Provincial Park – on Lake Wahtopanah
The Rivers Lake Provincial Park, located 1.6 km (1 mile) east of the Town of Rivers on the west side of Lake Wahtopanah, has a variety of outdoor activities one can enjoy. The lake offers ample opportunities for fishing, swimming, sailing, sunbathing, water skiing, or boating. In particular, you may want to explore the shoreline by canoe, as Wahtopanah means ‘canoe people’! The campground consists of 30 campsites, 20 overflow sites, and 19 seasonal sites. Electrical and non-eletrical serviced sites available (visit the above website for more info). While at the campgrounds, take in a game of miniature golf, try out the beach volleyball court or the playground. The area also contains a concession stand.
Click here to get directions in Google Maps.
Three baseball diamonds are located on the northwestern end of the Agricultural Fairgrounds and immediately west of the local high school in Rivers. All of these diamonds are used to accommodate the minor hardball and softball clubs in and around the Rivers area.
There are two tennis courts with asphalt surfaces located to the northwest of the elementary school grounds.
Rivers has also added 2 new soccer pitches, located at the Millenium Park. They were built in 2002, and have been a remarkable asset to the Rivers Soccer League.
Sports and Recreation
Many people like to fish off the banks of the Little Saskatchewan River or from the shores of Lake Wahtopanah. Some of the different types of fish found in the area include walleye, perch, and northern pike. Anglers have been known to catch northern pikes in excess of 10kg (22lbs) and walleye weighing in excess of 5kg (11lbs). We have access to the Lake from three boat launches: Daly Beach, Brandon Wildlife Dock, and the Provincial Park Dock.
Deer hunting, duck hunting, and goose hunting are very popular in this area. The valleys and ravines found in the area provide excellent coverage for both large and small wildlife. For this reason, the area is known for its large deer.