Welcome to Clearwater!Imagine coming to visit a little town on the edge of a valley where white-tailed deer roam the streets at dusk, bald-headed eagles soar over the valley, and wild turkeys pick for food along the road.
A friendly community with a small town spirit, Clearwater is the perfect place for people interested in starting a new business, raising a family or retiring in a clean and safe environment.
The Hamlet of Clearwater was established in 1876. It was considered to be in the Northwest Territories, as the official boundary of Manitoba was the 99th meridian (which was one mile east of the town). In 1877, the boundary was extended to its present location. Take a walk down a side street and see two beautiful 100 year old churches – St. Paul's Anglican Church was built in 1889 and its interior remains untouched by redecoration or design. Just a few steps away is Knox United Church which was built in 1893 at a cost of $1,625.00
COMING EVENTSFarmer's Market
Sunday, September 14 as part of the Harvest Moon Festival
The Clearwater Memorial HallFinancial Assistance needed for insulation and siding
In 1947 the building we know today as Clearwater Memorial Hall was purchased from the Souris Air Force Base for the sum of $1500.00. It was dismantled at the base, transported to Clearwater and rebuilt on the present site with Mr. W. Blackburn acting as the foreman over a group of volunteers. By June of 1947 the hall was ready for use.
On June 26, 1949, it was dedicated as a Memorial to all who served in both wars and a cenotaph was erected on the grounds.
The Hall was a busy place in those days: dances with the Royal Canadians were held every Friday and many movies were enjoyed inside its walls.Today the Hall is not the busy place it once was, but is still a vital part of Clearwater's community!
Over the last 60 plus years, it has undergone many changes and upgrades.The bathrooms were renovated in the 80s; a new kitchen and entry way in the 90s. In 2012 the shingles were replaced and the Harvest Moon Society upgraded the electricity outside the hall.
However, anyone passing through Clearwater will notice the siding is in very bad shape.
The Memorial Hall Board plans to replace it, upgrading the insulation at the same time. The Fundraising Committee is applying for grants to offset this cost, however grants won't entirely cover it. Any individuals wanting to make a donation to this project can do so by sending a cheque to:
Clearwater, MB R0K 0M0
If the cheques are made payable to the RM of Louise, (with a notation of "Clearwater Memorial Hall") a tax-deductable receipt will be issued. Please do not mail cheques to or drop them off at the Municipal office.
Contributions of any amount are gratefully accepted!