RM of St. François Xavier
Reeve Dwayne Clarke
The Rural Municipality of St. François Xavier is Manitoba’s second oldest settlement and home to 1,411 residents according to the latest census. It lies west-northwest of Winnipeg and stretches for about 40 km along the north bank of the Assiniboine River, which provides excellent opportunities for fishing, canoeing and boating. The rural economy in the RM of St. François Xavier is focused around agriculture, with farmers operating a variety of different grain, seed and livestock operations. The statue of the White Horse when entering the village along Highway 26 is steeped in local folklore, the prominent horse being a strong symbol of the rich cultural history of the municipality and the region locally known as White Horse Plain.