The Village of Ryley in 1909 was also known as Equity. One of the resident of Equity was Dr. J. L. McPherson. Our Public Library was named in his honor.
Village Office 5016-53 Ave.
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The Village of Ryley, once called Equity, is a small community of 497 residents located 50 minutes east of Edmonton on Highway 14 [the Poundmaker Trail] in the center of Beaver County. Primarily serving as an agricultural center in an area of grain and cattle production, Ryley has a variety of local businesses geared to the needs of local farmers.Successful niche businesses include George's Harness and Saddlery, and a Tannery. The administration offices for Beaver County are also located in Ryley, providing employment opportunities for local residents.
Recreation facilities within the village include a first class community center which holds up to 400 people, and is the site of the Village Market held every first Thursday of every month. Ryley District Museum traces the changes in village and farm life over the decades within the walls of the museum which is housed in two county schools joined together. Make a splash at the newly renovated indoor Swimming Pool and Fitness Centre which is administrated by the Beaver Heritage and Agricultural Society. Excellent shale ball diamonds with an RV Park nearby, outdoor skating rink, three sheet curling rink and the new Skate/BMX Park and two playgrounds for the children. At the south end of main street where the CN station once stood you will find a beautiful park complete with rubber walking path and a gazebo. For over night stays you can book a room at the newly renovated Ryley Hotel which also houses a new diner.
Opportunities for fishing and camping are available at Black Nugget Lake, a short distance south and west of the village. Golf enthusiasts will find an excellent course just 18 kilometers west of Ryley at Tofield. A brand new golf course, Coal Creek Golf Resort is now open and close to the camping facilities at Black Nugget Lake.
The McPherson Library provides a variety of services including unlimited free Internet access, interlibrary loans, an excellent collection of books in many different genres, and a Summer Reading and Activity Program for children.
Ryley is a partner in the Tofield/Ryley/Beaver County FCSS, the Beaver Emergency Services Commission (fire and EMS Departments), and the Highway 14 Water Commission which provides Edmonton water to the residents of the village.
There are 4 local churches - Bethel Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist, and The Total Life Centre and the Good News Community Church. Children from kindergarten through grade six attend elementary school in Holden, another village just 14 kilometers east of Ryley. The Holden and Ryley students complete their junior and senior high school education at the Ryley School. The Ryley and Holden schools operate a four day week, from Monday through Thursday, giving families the opportunity to enjoy a three day weekend, and schedule routine appointments on their free Fridays. A group of young mothers have organized a pre-kindergarten playgroup for children age three to five.
People come from all around for the annual Ryley Sports Day and Family Fair held on Father's Day weekend. This popular event includes activities for the whole family to enjoy, from a pancake breakfast and parade in the morning, baseball and family events all day, to a dinner, fireworks and dance in the evening. Be sure to cheer on your favorite team in the Ry/Tof Annual Slo-Pitch Tournament held September long weekend. There are a multitude of opportunities for the dedicated volunteer, from a couple of hours helping with a fundraising dinner, to committing to a team as a board member for a wide variety of volunteer organizations.
Both the Lion's Club and the Royal Canadian Legion are active in the community, and both would welcome new members.
DECEMBER - Watch for dates.
Ryley Pool Announcement
Pool will be closed Friday, December 20th until further notice for the construction of the new HOT TUB and CLIMBING WALL! For further information please contact the pool at 780-663-3505.
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2012 Audited Financial Statements
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Next Council Meeting
Council Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 17th, at 7 pm in Council Chambers, 5016-53 Ave. Council Meetings will be held the third Tuesday of every month unless posted otherwise.
Next Committee of the Whole Meeting
C.O.T.W. Meeting will be held on December 3rd, at 7 pm in Council Chambers, 5016-53 Ave. C.O.T.W. Meetings will be held the first Tuesday of every month unless posted otherwise.
Village of Ryley Market
Next Regular Market is Thursday, December 5th, 2013 from 10 am to 2 pm.
If you would like take-out please call 780-663-3607 before 11 am to make your order.
Call Village office at (780)663-3653 to book a table or for more information.
Ryley Photo Collection
The Village office wants to embrace every opportunity to attract visitors to our community as well as new residents. We think that photos of the area on our Village website would help. We are asking the community to share their photo's with us. We would like to use them to post in a photo collage on the web. The photo can be of scenery, wildlife, family activities. Any photo that induces positive feelings about your community would be a wonderful addition to our website. Your name can certainly be posted with the photo if you desire. Send your pictures to the Village office by email at
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Village of Ryley.
To assure our future by providing exemplary leadership & municipal services for residents, community groups & businesses using a financially sound, tenacious team approach to obstacles & opportunities.
Village of Ryley Vision
Ryley is a growing, vibrant, family oriented community that celebrates it's cultural diversity. Our innovative and environmentally progressive practices are a legacy for future generations. We are living the life of Ryley.