The town name is a combination of 'church' after the Church Colonization Land Society, and 'bridge'
for Reverand John Bridges one of its directors.
The Manitoba and North-Western Railway arrived in 1886.
The Post Office opened on April 1, 1889.
The first Postmaster was Barney Westman, who held the position from 1899 until 1901.
The current population is 704.