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Living and Loving St. Pierre-Jolys
St. Pierre-Jolys' Story
The Village of St-Pierre-Jolys is home to many Métis and French people, whose heritage reaches all the way back in history to the birth of Manitoba. Two years after the creation of Manitoba in 1870, twenty Métis families had a vision to settle along the Rat River.
When the Village was first incorporated in 1947, the town was known to many as the Town of Rat River, named after its dense woodland and species-rich watercourses that extend all the way from the neighbouring Seine River. The natural features and productive soils surrounding the town have always been a driving force for the local economy.
Today, many people continue to have strong historical and cultural ties to the Village, demonstrated by annual celebrations such as the Canadian National Frog Jumping Championship and Sugaring Off Festival.
Arts, Culture and Heritage
Given its history as one of the first French-Canadian communities to settle in the Prairies, St. Pierre-Jolys offers many historical and cultural amenities to residents and visitors alike, including:
Musee St. Pierre / Goulet House – Built in 1900, visitors may tour the building and view photos and artifacts. The Cabane a Sucre and Maison Goulet are located on the property.
St-Pierre-Jolys Library – Designed by French Canadian architect Étienne Gaboury in the 1960s, this unique facility is located in the heart of the Village at the corner of Hébert Ave and Sabourin St.
Paroisse St. Pierre – The St-Pierre Parish is a distinct landmark of the Village and reflects the evolution of community life in the Village.
Festivals & Events – Whether it is Sugaring Off or Frog Follies, the Village is known for its welcoming community life and vibrant cultural events.
Recreation and Parks
Parc Carillon and St. Pierre Arena/Community Hall together offer the benefit of sharing its location to mutually support its activities throughout the year. Our facilities are amenity-rich and include: a full-service campground, skate park and children’s playground, baseball diamond and soccer field, climbing net, disc golf and outdoor fitness equipment, and splash pad.
With Parc Carillon being the centre of two trail networks – the Trans Canada Crow Wing Trail and the Joubert Creek Loop – there is truly something for everyone. Other recreation and park facilities include:
Ice Skating Trail
Prairie Grassland Area
Pedestrian Pavilion and Picnic Area
Canteen and Public Washrooms
Maplewood Golf Club - is an affordable 18-hole golf course located 3 km south of the Village. It features challenging terrain along the Rat River with many tree-lined fairways, elevated tees and greens, along with several water hazards.
Active Living and Wellness
The Village is a hub for health, wellness and active living in Southern Manitoba. It is home to the Southern Health-Santé Sud Region, St-Pierre Manor, and St-Pierre Senior Services, which together deliver a number of programs, activities and support services for older adults in the community.
Our services extend beyond palliative care and include dental, massage therapy, physiotherapy, x-ray diagnostic, daycare, and more. The Manor is an important service provider that offers independent housing for 55-plus adults with subsidized unit suites, supplemented by St Pierre Jolys Senior Services which provides meal programs, online exercise and games, and home care services.