Minnedosa

An outside view of the Minnedosa Branch of Sunrise Credit UnionMinnedosa is a town situated on the Little Saskatchewan River in the Rural Municipality of Minto-Odanah. It is approximately 50 kilometres north of Brandon.

The town was incorporated in 1883, with the town’s name meaning “flowing water” in the Dakota language.

Minnedosa Lake is a man-made lake that was created between 1910 and 1912 to serve as a reservoir for a hydro-electric dam. The lake is fed by the Little Saskatchewan River and is a popular recreation site for both boating and swimming.

Minnedosa is home to one of the largest ethanol facilities in Canada. The plant is owned and operated by Husky Energy.

Minnedosa offers a variety of events and activities, including the Skate the Lake/Rock the Lake weekend in February, Minnedosa Funfest every July, the Rockin’ the Fields of Minnedosa music festival in August. Ski Valley is seven kilometres north of Minnedosa. It has nine distinctive runs for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.

The Minnedosa Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole links-style course; the Minnedosa District Museum and Heritage Village features nine restored heritage buildings furnished with period artifacts, and the River’s Edge Recreation Park includes a nine-hole disc golf course, walking trail, bike path and dog park.

Minnedosa Credit Union Limited received its Charter on July 21, 1947. It became part of Sunrise Credit Union through an amalgamation on July 1, 2020.

Members (as of the end of 2019): 3,873

Staff (as of the end of 2019): 20

Branch Manager: Terry McLenehan

 

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