ARCHIVED PHOTO - Rycroft Co-op
The Rycroft Co-op located on the main street has supplied the village as well as the surrounding community with groceries for countless years. In May 2003 it was announced a new 7,200 sq ft Co-op Grocery Store would be built located on the corner of 51 Street and 48 Avenue and on November 25, 2003 the new facility was officially opened. The old Co-op (shown above) was torn down in the fall of 2004. The Rycroft Co-op has more than 3.700 members and the association started in 1937. Located at the junction of Highway 2 and 49, Rycroft is situated on the crossroads that takes you north to Fairview and Peace River, or west to Spirit River and into British Columbia, or east to Wanham, Eaglesham and McLennan.
Once was a favorite downgtown hang out for young people (1960's) was the well known Joe's Cafe. More recently it was a Drop-In Centre for seniors until the summer of 2020 when it was demolished. Archived photo of the Rycroft Merry Pioneers Drop In Centre: Enlarge photo
Also on main street was the Old Rogagenski Pool Hall. That location has changed its image over the years many times, from a Grocery Store, to Insurance Office, Co-op Furniture store and now, the Rycroft Municipal Library. Rycroft Library: Enlarge Photo
Village of Rycroft Mlunicipal Building: Enlarge Photo
Village of Rycroft. (780) 765-3652. Rycroft Website