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About Us

Rivers Edge Resort is located on the Whitemouth River
in the hamlet of Elma, Manitoba.

Rivers Edge caters to the outdoor enthusiast with its natural environment and offers year round accommodations to couples or groups seeking adventure or solitude. The resort caters to the kayaker, camper and fisherman in the summer, and the snowmobiler and cross country skier in the winter.

History - Rivers Edge Resort - Four Seasons Resort


Joy and Scott decided to purchase the Rivers Edge Resort property in 2009 and transform it into a resort with cabin rentals. The resort is located next door to their place of residence. The property was overgrown with grass and weeds and has since been manicured to perfection. There are tufts of tall trees in the yard providing shaded areas as well as a beautiful panoramic view of the river. Joy and Scott were married in 2012 on this property and the site was transformed into a picturesque venue for 200 guests. A reality Shaw television show called “Your Busiest Day” was filmed during the wedding – showcasing the property for the first time.

Mission Statement

Rivers Edge Resort was created to share the spectacular outdoors experience with seasoned and novice guests through relaxing and adventurous activities to create an amazing memory they will want to share with anyone who will listen.

Management Team

Joy Sutyla has an extensive background in the hospitality and service industry. She is currently a Licensed Practical Nurse in Dialysis which is a specialized field and she works part-time. She has been a nurse for 9 years. She was also employed with Canada 3000 Airlines as a flight attendant for 6 years flying to several destinations throughout the world. Joy also worked for a non-profit organization Lions Housing Centers focusing on Seniors as a fitness consultant for 5 years. Growing up in the area on a dairy farm, she developed her love of animals and nature. Joy is most comfortable outdoors with a fishing rod in hand or walking about natures wonders.

Scott Sutyla is a Certified Engineering Technologist in the Mechanical and Electronic fields. He has owned his own successful business for the last 15 years (Sastech Industrial Automation). He has been involved in building automated equipment for such customers as Motor Coach Industries (bus manufacturer), Arctic Glacier Ice, Macdon Industries (farm equipment manufacturer), and Buhler Versatile Industries (4WD tractor manufacturer). He has mentored Red River College Technology students in the Engineering CO-OP program for the past few summers. He is also an avid outdoors man. Living in the park area, he is involved in hunting, fishing, kayaking, and his greatest love, snowmobiling. He will often cover 200 miles of wilderness in a day, showing others the beauty of the Canadian shield. He has recently also started Iron Identities, a company manufacturing commercial and cottage signs and artwork cut from metal with a CNC plasma cutter.

Rivers Edge Resort - Four Seasons Resort