Virden

Virden Branch

Virden is on the western edge of Manitoba in the Rural Municipality of Wallace-Woodworth. It is on the Trans-Canada Highway, approximately 75 kilometres west of Brandon.

Virden’s roots are as a farming community known as Gopher Creek and became a railway tent town in 1882. The origin of the name Virden allegedly arose as a misspelling of the German town name Verden.

Oil was discovered in the Virden area in the 1950s, and Virden has since come to be known as the “Oil Capital of Manitoba.” The community’s Manitoba Junior Hockey League team is known as the Virden Oil Capitals.

Virden is a growing community with many attractions, recreation and sporting opportunities, service organizations, schools and an active business community. Virden has more than 200 local businesses and is a regional hub serving a population of over 13,000.

Virden is home to the Virden Indoor Rodeo and Wild West Daze, the Aud Theatre, the Pioneer Home Museum, Victoria Park, Canadian Pacific Railway Station and a multi-purpose recreation complex called Tundra Oil & Gas Place.

The Virden Credit Union was incorporated on June 26, 1940. Virden Credit Union Ltd. merged with Melita Credit Union in 1971, opened a branch in Reston in 1977 and opened a branch in Waskada in 1993. It became part of Sunrise Credit Union when Virden Credit Union Ltd. amalgamated with four other credit unions on October 1, 2008.

Members (as of the end of 2019): 4,803

Staff (as of the end of 2019): 23              

Branch Manager: Paula Brazil

 

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