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Sturgeon County,AB
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Rivière Qui Barre is a hamlet in central Alberta, Canada within Sturgeon County It is located 1 kilometre west of Highway 44, approximately 22 kilometres northwest of Edmonton's city limits. It was founded in 1885 by French-speaking settlers, adding a post office in 1895. The name is the French translation of Keepootakawa (“river that bars the way”), the Cree name of the nearby river.

The Riviere Qui Barre Arena was first built in 1974 by three separate Societies (Riviere Qui Barre, Mearns and Alcomdale) who came together when they saw the need to keep their kids busy in the winter months when families weren't in the fields or busy with their farms.  The Rivière Qui Barre Arena provides an indoor ice hockey venue for the area. In January 2017, the Government of Canada announced that the arena's operator, the Rivière Qui Barre Agricultural Society, would receive a $200,000 grant for upgrades as part of a series of infrastructure projects celebrating the 150th anniversary of Canada becoming a nation. In March 2017, Sturgeon County added a further $100,000 grant for the renovations.

The Sturgeon School Division operates Camilla School in Rivière Qui Barre, serving 470 elementary and junior high students from the region in the 2016-17 school year. In March 2017, the Alberta Minister of Education announced that a new Camilla School will be built by 2021, replacing the structure built in 1954.

There is a very strong commitment to community organizations by the local residents with thousands of volunteer hours given to the local 4H Club, the RQB Minor Hockey Association, Fun Hockey, Alcomdale Soccer Association and the RQB Agricultural Society which manages the RQB Arena and Community Hall.