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Join us at the Centennial Celebration


August 5,6 & 7, 2016

Centennial Celebrations

2016 marks a milestone year for both the Municipal District and the Town of Spirit River as we both will be celebrating 100 years as incorporated municipalities.

In celebration of these milestones we have joined together to host what we think will be a wonderful weekend on August 5, 6 and 7, 2016 for all to enjoy. 

We would encourage everyone with ties to our community to save this date and come celebrate with us.  We are expecting a large crowd attending so we have spread the events out over both Spirit River and Rycroft communities.  We are organizing plenty of room for campers as other accommodations may become limited quickly. We will be hosting Toonie breakfasts in both communities Saturday and Sunday Mornings.  There will be vendors and local businesses for your noon type meals.  There is a banquet on Saturday evening in each community that you must preregister for to confirm attendance.  This preregistration can be done on line or over the phone.  Please check for further details in this regards on this page. Attending a banquet in one community does not affect your evening’s events as they are all free and you are welcome to travel back and forth between the communities and attend all of the events you want.

To encourage preregistration and to help the organizers with planning; we are offering a substantial early bird draw.  Again; this preregistration can be done on line or over the phone.

There will be many things happening and a full agenda can be reviewed on this page.  Please check often as it may change slightly as we get closer to the event.

By celebrating together we have made it easier for everyone to attend.  We know of class reunions that are going to be going on and other Centennial Farm Celebrations as well.  Although there will be plenty to do and see there will be plenty of opportunities to sit in the shade with a refreshment and visit with those you may not have seen in a while.


For ease of registration the Spirit River Centennial Committee will be taking registrations for those who wish to attend the banquet in Spirit River and the MD will be taking registrations for those who wish to attend the banquet in Rycroft. The banquet ticket is not associated with any of the entertainment which is free and you are welcome to register for banquet attendance in either community.



Float Guidelines


RV - Camping in the area

Chepi Sepe Campground - Town of Spirit River

Dunvegan Provincial Park - Dunvegan

Nardam Campground - Village of Rycroft

Moonshine Lake Campground - Saddle Hills County

Sexsmith Heritage Park - Alberta Campground Guide


"Our Heritage" Video.




We put together a few slide shows on sites within the MD as well as meet our Council

and Public Works Operations. To view simply click on any of the links below. Enjoy !

Welcome to The MD of Spirit River

Meet Council




Thank you Joyce Buchinski for sharing...


South Peace Regional Archives slide show of the MD and Spirit River.

This is a must read if you like history...

Author: Hugh MacIntyre.


John D McArthur was one of the most successful railway builders in western Canada.In 1911 as owner of Edmonton, Dunvegan,, and British Columbia railway he planned to extend his activities into the Peace River Country...McArthur's Secret Mission Part 1 ALBERTA HISTORY MAGAZINE Autumn 2006-

McArthur's Secret Mission Part 2ALBERTA HISTORY MAGAZINE Winter 2007-