Kids in Scouts have fun adventures discovering new things and experiences they wouldn't have elsewhere. Along the way, kids develop into capable, confident and well-rounded individuals, better prepared for success in the world.
4-H is an international youth and volunteer organization. This program provides members with the resources and activities to build self-confidence, communication, and activities to build self-confidence, communication, and leadership skills while learning about a topic of their choice. Each member picks a project and works with a volunteer leader to develop their skills related to the project of choice. In Manitoba, there are over 80 interesting hands-on projects like beef, photography, outdoor living, machines, crafts and more.
Beyond projects, there are also club activities, provincial events and travel opportunities where members can meet new people, build friendships and have fun.
Today, 4-H Clubs in Manitoba are driven by thousands of 4-H members and volunteers, plus a strong partnership with Manitoba Agriculture.
The Association of Parents and Professionals for Literacy Education is a non-profit organization in Virden that is dedicated to helping adults improve their literacy skills by offering the following services:
- Upgrading reading, writing, and math
- GED Prep
- Mature Student Diploma
- English improvement
- General tutoring
- Distance exam proctoring
- Computer instruction for introduction to PC; Word, Excel (Beginner & Intermediate), and Quickbooks
Tuesday & Thursday
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 9:30 am - 3:30 pm (individual learning)
Tuesday Evening 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm (English Improvement Group)
Our vision is a province where people with intellectual disabilities and their families see open doors and many possibilities for learning, working and contributing to their communities. We see the benefits when circles of support surround people with intellectual disabilities in communities that value diversity.
Located in the CP Station at 425 - 6th Avenue South, Arts Mosaic is a catalyst for the promotion, education, and awareness of creative endeavors in our community.
Arts Mosaic offers arts programming, workshops and education to communities in the RM of Pipestone, RM of Sifton, RM of Wallace-Woodworth and the Town of Virden. The office, art gallery, and mosaic market are located in the CPR Historic Centre. Arts Mosaic also manages the Costume Closet, located by the Central Hotel. Arts Mosaic offers bursaries and scholarships to worthy recipients in the area and plays host to the annual touring production provided by the Manitoba Theatre Centre in Winnipeg.
Office Hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:30
Located at 312 - 7th Avenue South, Border Regional Library is a 3 branch regional library system. The library serves the residents of Virden, Elkhorn, Kenton and TM of Ellice-Archie, Wallace-Woodworth, and Pipestone free of charge. The library loans out audiobooks, books, large print, magazines, and movies. Members can also download audiobooks and eBooks online at no cost.
The cadet program is a fully-funded, dynamic program for Canadian youth between 12 and 18. In addition to local training, cadets also have the opportunity to participate in other training and exchanges on both the national and international level. The Virden Corps parades at the Legion on Monday nights.
2Lt. J.J. Harrower
This board meets once a month to oversee the 3 senior homes in Virden - Princess Lodge, Bolton Place, and Evergreen Place.
A volunteer-run group, the Christmas Cheer board collects and delivers food and gifts for adults, children, and pets in need in the communities of Virden, McAuley, Manson, Oak Lake, and Elkhorn.
Lisa Williams/Kathy Heaman
DUC is a leader in wetland conservation. A registered charity, we work with many partners to conserve wetlands for waterfowl, wildlife & the environment.
Kristen Erick/Trish Coleman
The FLBWA was formed in 2015 after combining the indoor range facility with the outdoor range facility. The indoor range is located at 250 Thomas Dr in Virden and has a 20-meter indoor pistol range for rimfire and pistol cartridges along with archery backstops. The outdoor range consists of two rifle ranges (150m and 280m), four 50m pistol bays and 80m for archery. The club hosts a variety of shooting events throughout the year.
Funshine Preschool offers children a wonderful classroom space where they are able to explore, learn and play. Class times are 9:30 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm. Children can begin preschool at 3 years of age.
The Girl Guides program is a safe space for girls to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves in new ways. The girls get to explore who they are, challenge stereotypes, and discover new abilities and passions. The program is run in partnership with volunteers to create a fun, meaningful, guiding experience.
Goulter Elementary School, located at 200 Queen Street East, educates students from Kindergarten to Grade 4. Goulter School is part of Fort La Bosse School Division and the MB Public Education System. We are committed to educating the whole child by providing a caring environment that recognizes the uniqueness of all children.
Committed to providing the best possible educational experiences to help prepare the children for future challenges.
Habitat for Humanity is a world wide organization that provides affordable housing for low income, deserving families that could not otherwise own their own home. Homes are built through volunteer labor. Virden has built homes for 4 families.
The primary objective of the Virden and District Health Auxiliary is to promote of the welfare of the Virden Hospital, Western Manitoba Nursing Home, and the Sherwood Home clients. The Health Auxiliary is active in its community, by participating in blood donor clinics, flu clinics, staff appreciation teas, and operation of a gift shop, and raising funds in support of the Virden hospital.
The Heart & Stroke group is dedicated to improving communication amongst clinicians and scientists with a specific interest in the cardiovascular aspects of stroke. It also aims to give a greater visibility to the Heart and Stroke community.
(204) 517-4080 Ext. 3
This organization also occupies many homes in Virden, which are set up and available for individuals with intellectual disabilities. It also offers 24-hour care.
Mary Montgomery Elementary School, located at 445 Lyons Street West, educates students from Kindergarten to Grade 4. MMS is part of Fort La Bosse School Division and the MB Public Education System. We are committed to working together with parents and communities to lay the foundation for lifelong learning by providing quality education in a caring environment. MMS has 10 classrooms and 25 staff.
Located at 268 Nelson Street West, New Horizons Senior Center strives to promote volunteerism among seniors and other generations. We try to engage seniors in the community through the mentoring of others. Our goal is to expand awareness of elder abuse, support the social participation and inclusion of seniors, and provide capital assistance for new and existing community projects and programs for seniors.
Cards every Monday at 1:00 pm and Wednesday at 1:00 pm & 7:30 pm.
The Pioneer Home Museum acquaints guests with the way of life of an established Victorian family in the Canadian West. The large brick-veneer home, we now call the museum, was built in 1888 on "Quality Hill" which represented one of the wealthiest districts in early Virden. Each room has been refurbished to the charm of the era with numerous period items and furniture, which gives it a homey, almost lived-in feeling.
In addition to the household displays, the museum houses a post office, general store, schoolhouse, medical, local art, and military displays. The Virden Pioneer Home Museum is home to one of the most extensive museum collections in rural Manitoba; it houses more than 11,000 artifacts!
Our Museum is comprised of the original home that was built in 1888 by a local lumber merchant, James Frame and this section of the museum has been arranged to depict a typical family home in the Victorian Era. Then over the years, two annexes and a Coach House have been added to display an assortment of artifacts including military display, flip charts with an assortment of pictures to browse through, antique washing machines, displays of local business and a Post Office, School display, antique tools and a Coach House that houses farming artifacts and horse-drawn sleighs and buggies to name a few interesting items.
Our Museum Home was designated as a Municipal Heritage Site in March 1990.
The Virden Pioneer Home Museum is managed by a small group of volunteers who work hard to maintain and preserve this valuable Museum and its artifacts for years to come. As a designated Charitable Organization we accept donations year-round and issue a Charitable Receipt for Income Tax purposes for all donations.
We recently established a "Heritage - Virden Pioneer Home Museum Fund" which is an Endowment Fund whereby we can access some government funding of an additional 50% of all new funding to our Endowment Fund until March 31, 2021 which is an excellent way in which we can watch our Fund grow more quickly for the preservation of our Museum in the future for years to come. You can contact Susan Ivey, Museum Treasurer for more information on this endowment Fund as well as all other methods of donating to our museum and sponsorship opportunity available by phoning 204-748-3573.
Prairie West Recreation offers a wide variety of programs for all ages. Most of these programs run seasonally and vary from year to year. You may find programs that are focused on sports, workshops, day camps, etc. Our mission is to encourage and provide opportunities for people to experience leisure through the initiation of a public recreation program which shall include all aspects of recreation: physical, social, cultural, and artistic; all striving to meet the needs of the community.
Rhythm and Glue offers before & after school care plus in-service days. Nursery School is also offered as well as Summer Care for July and August for school-aged children. Nursery School Program is located at Goulter School - 200 Queen Street East, for children ranging from 2-6 years.
Hours of Operation
9:30 am - 11:45 am and 1:00pm - 3:15 pm Monday - Thursday
Virden Legion Branch #8, Zone #26, District #2, has been a long time member of the community since 1919. We assist veterans, their families, and community projects plus special requests for assistance. We sponsor the local Cadet Corps and have an active Ladies Auxiliary.
In Virden, Seniors Access to Independent Living, or SAIL, is just a call away and the coordinator, Leona Joseph, can help with a variety of needs, from getting a LifeLine device to finding a ride to an appointment or arranging Meals-On-Wheels.
Education, info, support, and guidance. No judgment. No criticism. We are here to help with injured animals. We set up spay/neuter programs, vaccine and sterilization clinics annually dependant on funds. We are often "on-call' for emergencies. We also do transport for emergencies and spay/neuter for the communities we work with.
Built in 1911, the Aud has been recognized as one of the best concert halls of its size in Western Canada. During the past 30 years, the Aud Board has undertaken numerous projects with the aim of improving the theater. The Virden Aud continues to be the entertainment center for future generations of Virden & Area residents.
Virden Breakfast Club is located at Tundra Oil & Gas Place. It runs every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:30 am - 8:20 am. We offer on-ice sessions with instructors and the kids have breakfast together afterward. This is a free program for families that runs on donations and volunteers. All participants must have skates, gloves, helmet with mask, and a stick. If there is a school closure, Breakfast Club does not run. The last day for the 19/20 year is Thursday, March 26. Forms to register are available at the sessions.
Dean & Janet White
Office located upstairs at the CP Station 425 - 6th Avenue South
To serve the business community in Virden and take positions and opinions on business issues and other public issues relevant to business, on behalf of its members. To provide a forum for the business community within which to develop opinions and programs which contribute to the social, economic, and physical quality of life in Virden and enhance it in any way possible. To promote a society and economy primarily based on competitive enterprises and in concern for the individuals in our society. To communicate information on topical subjects of interest to the members.
Virden Collegiate Institute is a school of approximately 300 students. The school is proud to provide a wide variety of programming in the performing arts, visual arts, physical education, sciences, mathematics, language arts, French, power mechanics, industrial arts, business education, home economics, technology, and social studies. Alternative education classes are offered on campus. Students are provided in-house support services such as public health nurses, student support workers, career counselors, guidance counselors, First Nation liaison workers, and mental health workers.
The Virden Dance Club offers recreational dance classes for students ages 3-18. Our season runs from September to March. Classes are offered once a week.
Hip Hop - Tuesdays
Tap/Jazz/Ballet - Wednesdays
Donor's Choice is an organization with 20 charities that canvas the Town of Virden for donations once per year.
Located at 227 Wellington Street West, VESC is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting those living in the 6 surrounding municipalities, including the Town of Virden, Village of Elkhorn, Town of Oak Lake, to meet the employment needs of individuals and businesses. Our mission is to assist unemployed Manitobans to prepare for, find, and keep jobs by providing a variety of short-term employment-related services.
8:30 am-4:30 pm
The Virden Farmers' Market in Virden has been running for 27 years. With lots to enjoy such as; veggies, fruit, honey, crafts, baking, art, toys, books, music, etc. Delicious food, friendly faces, good times.
Come down to the Virden Farmers' Market and support your local farmers, bakers, and crafters.
Floorball is ideal for co-ed and mixed age groups 7-14 due to the emphasis on speed, skill, and technique over physical strength.
Volunteer-based transportation for those with mobility difficulties.
The Virden Indoor Rodeo has been voted "Rodeo of the Year" by the cowboys and cowgirls multiple times over the last two decades. Virden Indoor Rodeo & Wild West Daze was honored to have been named "Event of the Year" at the 2015 Tourism Westman Tribute to Tourism Awards. Efforts were once again acknowledged when presented with the Manitoba Tourism Event of the Year 2015 in the $5000 and above category. Proving the longstanding popularity, the rodeo is entering its 30th year.
Located between 9th and 10th Ave on Princess Street West, VJH is a middle school that educated students Grades 5 - 8. VJH has a responsibility to provide quality education to all students, with an openness to change that enables us to respond thoughtfully to the demands of the future.
The Virden Lions Club is a group of service-minded women and men interested in strengthening their community and the surrounding area, hence our motto, "WE SERVE".
To be a Lion is to be an active community volunteer and friend to people in need. We are part of the 1.4 plus million clubs spread across more than 200 countries and geographical areas. In these varied areas, Lions share a common belief, "Community is what we make it".
Our Club was chartered in 1956 with 29 original members. In over 60 years of service in the community, we have donated more than one million dollars to various needy projects and individuals. Our fund-raising endeavours currently consist of the following: Lions Park/Campground used battery collection and highway ditch clean-up to protect the environment; as well as other initiatives that may be required by the community.
The Virden Oil Kings are a Senior A hockey team competing in the North Central Hockey League. The team is comprised of mainly local players with playing backgrounds that range from high school, Junior through to Pro. The Oil Kings compete for the Wallace Henderson Trophy in the NCHL with league champion advancing the Hockey Manitoba Senior A Provincials.
People come to us when they are looking for a cat to adopt or if they know of a pet that is homeless, stray, or needs help. We advocate for spay/neuter and have a low-cost program to help pet owners who may need assistance. Beyond rescue, our goal is to reduce the number of unwanted litters being born into lives of struggle.
Located at 541 King Street West, business hours are Mon-Fri 9:00-5:00. Services include criminal records check, fingerprints, vulnerable sector check, report a crime, general information, document verification, non-emergency complaints, firearm inquiries, special occasion licenses.
Youth Gymnastics Club
The Virden Wellview Golf Course is located just west of Virden on Highway #83 and PR #257. This 9 hole golf course, redesigned by one of Canada's most prolific Golf Course architects Les Furber, includes grass greens, sand bunkers, water, grassy roughs, driving range, and practice areas.
WDFD has stations in Virden and Elkhorn. We serve the residents of Virden, RM of Wallace-Woodworth, Elkhorn, and RM of Pipestone. We have 40 dedicated firefighters working with 10 pieces of equipment. We train on Mondays in Elkhorn and Thursdays in Virden.
This group is comprised mainly of volunteers who bring skills and training to assist our community in the event of an emergency or disaster. The group has been utilized in multiple road closures due to weather and the flood of 2014. The group is always looking for interested individuals who are willing to help.