RM of Ritchot
Mayor Chris Ewen
The Rural Municipality of Ritchot is located 27 kilometers south of Winnipeg and extends across a total area of 333 square kilometers. The total population of the area is approximately 6,600 residents, a slight increase over the past five years. Although it lies in the proximity of the City of Winnipeg, it has continuously preserved its rural character by embracing a vibrant rural life. The major settlement in the municipality is St. Adolphe which is home to more than 1,300 people. The municipality owes much of its roots to the early French Canadian settlers and was officially incorporated in 1890. Approximately 40% of the municipality’s population speaks French. In recent years however, there has been a steady increase in the non-French speaking population. Similar to other rural areas in the province, the area has interesting natural assets such as the Red River which adds to its natural beauty.