Quality of Life Factors
        Healthcare

               Virden Health Center

The Virden Health Center provides a wide variety of services to the immediate community and to the much broader region .  The Center has 25 acute care beds and is served by 5 family physicians.   Services within the center include diagnostic services, emergency services, public and mental health services.  Other services includes a palliative care program, occupational and physiotherapy services, dietician services, in house pharmacy services and a seniors adult day program.

            Personal Care Homes

Virden and area are served by 2 personal care homes, each having 50   long term beds.  The West-man Nursing Home and the Sherwood Home also   offer respite care.

Education

Virden is home to 2 elementary schools, one junior high and one high   school. The schools serve the local community and provide high school  services to an extended area.

            Virden Collegiate Institute

Virden Collegiate Institute offers Senior One to Four classes with a diverse variety of programming including trades and technology.  In addition  to the normal high school diploma diplomas are also issued for Business Education and Power mechanics

Further information including the student handbook of courses can  be obtained at the following website. http://www.flbsd.mb.ca/vci/website

           

            Virden Junior High

Virden Junior High offers Grades 5 to 8 with a total of 19 teachers.  Further information can be obtained at the following website.          

http://www.flbsd.mb.ca/vjh/website/index.htm

 

            Goulter School

Goulter Elementray School offers Kindergarten to Grade 4 classes.  Further Information can be obtained at the following website.

            http://www.flbsd.mb.ca/goulter/website/index.html

            Mary Montgomery School

Mary Montgomery School offers Kindergarten to Grade 4 classes.  Further Information can be obtained at the following website.

            http://www.flbsd.mb.ca/mm/website/index.htm

Housing

The Community of Virden has several new subdivisions  including the recently constructed  Kenderdine Subdivision located at the southwest corner of the community.

Average house sales range from $ 50,000 up to $ 150,000 for newer  homes. Rental rates range from $ 400 to $ 800 on average.

New lots in the Kenderdine Subdivision are currently priced at approximately $ 16,000.  Further information about availability and pricing of lots in the Kenderdine Subdivision, can be obtained by contacting the   Town Office at 204-748-2440

           

Safety

            Police

Police services to the Town of Virden are supplied under contract by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police through the local detachment. 

            Fire

Fire and Emergency Services Support is provided by the Virden-  Wallace Volunteer Fire Department

            Emergency Services

24 hour 7 day ambulance service is provided through the Virden Health Center.  In addition, air ambulance service is available through the  local airport.

Virden is an Age Friendly Community