Cypress River, Manitoba, is a small community in the Rural Municipality of Victoria located along Highway 2 in the south-central region of the province.
Founded in the 1880s, and originally known as “Littleton,” Cypress River offers plenty of camping and cross-country skiing opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, with the Tiger Hills to the south and Spruce Woods Provincial Park to the north.
The Trans-Canada Trail passes through Cypress River, and navigable by foot, bicycle, or horse. The town is also home to an arena and agricultural fair grounds, which hosts horse shows, indoor exhibitions, and entertainment.
Canadian and sports journalist Scott Young, father of Neil Young, was born in Cypress River in 1918.
The Cypress River Credit Union was chartered on May 5th, 1960 with ten original members and amalgamated with Sunrise Credit Union on October 1st, 2008. Today, our Cypress River Branch has close to 1,100 members and 10 employees.
We continue to support the community in a variety of ways.
Below are some of our highlights from 2012:
- Partnered with Green Valley Equipment to raise funds for The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.
- Donated $2000 to the Cypress River Lodge for the upgrades to their electrical and emergency panel.
- Installed an ATM in the Sunrise Credit Union Cypress River branch to better serve our members.
Contributed to fundraising activities with a number of organizations by providing gift baskets and merchandise to use as auction items.