News & Announcements
Join us in the annual Melita Banana Days Festival on Aug. 5, 6, and 7
Awarded as Tourism Westman’s 2015 Event of the Year, this year’s Banana Days promises to be full of fun and excitement for the entire family. Make sure to join us on August 5, 6, and 7!
Commemorative street name for Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr.
Shown on the photo are: Mayor Bill Holden, Councillor Jocelyn Skelton, Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr., Richard Bugg, and Garry VanSteelandt
Earlier today, a commemorative street sign was erected in honour of Dr. Aquilino Dizon, Jr. for all the years of service as the Town of Melita’s family physician since 1973. Summit Street from the Main Street corner to Townsend’s corner will also be known as Dr. Dizon Drive. This location was chosen for the commemorative naming because the Melita and Area Hospital is along this street. Residents can continue using Summit Street on their addresses.
Thank you for joining the 149th Canada Day Celebration
Families, residents, and visitors from Melita & Area communities joined this year’s celebration starting from the free public swim and BBQ fundraising at the Melita Aquatic Centre in the morning and followed by the kids’ activities organized by the Antler River Historical Society at the Museum in the afternoon. Early evening, River Park was bustling with outdoor activities from Antler River Recreation District; t-shirt crafting from Valleyview Co-op and Bayer; glitter tattoos from Banana Days Committee; free hot dog roast, sharing of the community cake; and the live entertainment from King’s Gambit. The day was capped by the spectacular fireworks put on by the Melita and Area Fire Deprtment. Many thanks to all our sponsors and volunteers for helping bring everyone together as a community. Join us again next year for more festivities to celebrate the 150th Canada Day.
Special thanks to the following: Antler River Recreation District, Antler River Historical Society, Banana Days Committee, Bayer, Cargill Limited, Irene Mason, King’s Gambit, Grade 4 Melita School class, Melita & Area Fire Department, Melita & Area Lions Club, Melita Aquatic Centre, Melita Bakery, Melita Big Way Foods, Municipality of Two Borders, Royal Bank of Canada, Royal Canadian Legion Branch #127 – Melita, Souris Valley Processors, Sunrise Credit Union, Valleyview Consumers Co-op Ltd., Town Tire & Auto, and to all our volunteers.
Ground breaking of new pole shed structure
Local council members joined local community leader to mark the ground breaking of Melita & Area Pole Shed –the newest public space addition in the Town of Melita.
Mayor Bill Holden talks about the impact this development will have on the community. “The construction of a new public space on a prime location, next to our major tourist attraction, was an opportunity to improve the functionality of the area. It makes a positive impression and adds to the overall attractiveness of the place. We hope the community will take advantage of this new structure and utilize it during townwide festivals, as well as public and private events.” Read more
Financial Aid for Health Care Studies Now Available
The Melita and Area Health Committee is now offering Financial Aid for Health Care Studies. This is open to those in need of funds for upgrading/training educational costs or those interested in entering the human health care field. Check the poster below to view the application requirements and deadline.
Public Water System Annual Reports
The Town of Melita as well as the SWRWC conduct annual water quality reports Click here to read more