Melita, Manitoba, is a farming community of over 1000 people in the southwestern corner of the province.
Located beside the Souris River at the junction of Highway 3 and Highway 83, Melita is a part of the Rural Municipality of Arthur. The area produces grain, livestock, oil, and mined aggregates.
Founded in 1879, today the town is home to Antler River Historical Society Museum, which is housed in a school house built in 1905. The town boasts an aquatic centre, an arena, a golf course, and the annual “Banana Days” celebration in August.
Melita is known as the “Grasslands Bird Capital of Manitoba” and is part of Manitoba’s “Banana Belt,” representing the warmest area of the province.
The Melita Credit Union was incorporated in 1966 and merged with Virden Credit Union in 1971. A new two story building was constructed and opened in January 1973 with a staff of 4 employees. Virden Credit Union amalgamated with 4 other legacy credit unions on October 1st, 2008 to form Sunrise Credit Union.
Today, the Sunrise Credit Union Melita Branch has almost 2,500 members and 15 Staff.