Monthly Archives: November 2011

Schools Enjoy Made In Manitoba Breakfast

Submitted Story: Community Bible Fellowship Christian School would like to thank Jessica Brady, from Agriculture in the Classroom, for coming to our school and providing our students and staff with breakfast from the Made in Manitoba Breakfast Program on Nov. 24th. Click on a picture for a larger version. The program expanded this year to [...]

2011/11/30Local Interest

Community Foundation Dinner Theatre a Success

Submitted by: Micheline Carstairs | This past weekend, the Community Foundation of Swan Valley put on a very successful dinner theatre fundraiser along with The Valley Stage Players who performed for a large audience of approximately 235 people on Friday night, and to a smaller audience with a wine and cheese on Saturday night. The [...]

2011/11/29Local Interest

Community Fun and Christmas Spirit at Midnight Madness

Pictures by: Wayne Grier and ValleyBiz | There was a great turnout for the Kickoff to Midnight Madness on Saturday, November 26. While the event marked the start of one of the busiest nights for local retailers it was also a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Click any of the pictures for [...]

2011/11/28Local Interest

Home Based Business Owners Showcase Their Products

ValleyBiz Story | The Home Based Business Show has become an annual event, being scheduled each year to coincide with Midnight Madness. “The show is a good way of promoting people who have their own home based businesses.” explains Louise Oberton, who has organized the event for the past 2 years. Click any of the [...]

2011/11/28Local Interest

Cookie Walk a Sweet Success

Submitted by: Doug and Doreen Windsor The third annual “Cookie Walk” sponsored by Swan River & District Community Resource Council, was filled with action on November 26th at the St James Anglican Church hall. Click any of the pictures to see a larger version. Christmas shoppers had a great deal of fun as they chose [...]

2011/11/27Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Christmas Concert – December 8

Submitted by: Torey Werbicki The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers are hosting an Old-Fashioned Christmas Concert. Thursday, December 8,2011 7:00 pm Veteran’s Hall Dainites and Coffee will be offered. Silver Collection at the door. Invite your family and friends for an entertaining old-fashioned Christmas!

2011/11/26Local Interest

3rd Annual Cookie Walk – November 26

Submitted by: Doreen Windsor | Service to Seniors will be holding their 3rd Annual Cookie Walk Saturday, November 26 10:00 am at the St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st Street South A box will be provided for you to fill with an assortment of cookies for $6. Plan to get there early as cookies [...]

2011/11/25Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages in the Valley

ValleyBiz Story | Valley resident, Karen Peters wanted to make a difference at Christmas time and that is why she decided to bring Ten Thousand Villages to the Valley by hosting a sale back in 1998. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit program of Mennonite Central Committee that promotes fair trade for Third World artisans [...]

2011/11/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 15, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal and Whyte present. The newly elected Councillor Whyte took his Oath of Office just prior to the Council meeting. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED [...]

2011/11/24Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – November 16, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of November, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Caruk, Bartel, Robb & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Additional Correspondence: 4.3 Tax Sale – Agreements for Payment 1. W. Robb – D. [...]

2011/11/24Local Interest

Midnight Madness – November 26

Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce & The Town of Swan River present the Kick-Off to Midnight Madness Saturday, November 26, 2011 Coop Parking Lot 5:00 pm Hot Dogs & Hot Chocolate $1.00 Santa with Candies & Oranges Christmas Caroler, Taylor School Choir & United Church Choir 6:00 pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree by Mayor [...]

2011/11/23Local Interest

Carol Festival – December 4, 2011

Submitted by: Nancy Yakielashek CAROL FESTIVAL Sunday, December 4th 7:00 p.m. Temple Baptist Church Sponsored by: Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association There is a Silver Collection at the door Interested participants may call Nancy @ 734-4620

2011/11/22Local Interest

RCMP Swan River – Marihuana Seizure

RCMP Media Release | On November 19, 2011 at about 1:00 p.m. Swan River RCMP, along with the West District Special Operations Team executed a CDSA (Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) search warrant at a residence on Indian Birch River Reserve, located about 60 km north of Swan River, Manitoba. Investigators discovered approximately one and [...]

2011/11/22Local Interest

You May Be a Best Seller

Submitted by: Shelley Cotten The first Human Library orientation was held at the Swan River Northwest Regional Library on Saturday, November 19th. There were six Human Books in attendance. They learned more about the project, what to expect at the event and spent some time getting to know one another. Would you like more information? [...]

2011/11/21Local Interest

Defibrillators Donated in Minitonas

ValleyBiz Story | A public presentation of two Automated External Defibrillators (AED)s donated by Clarence & Winnie Russenholt’s Family was held at the Minitonas Town Hall on Friday, November 18, 2011. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. Kirk Russenholt explained that it was last Christmas when thinking about what gifts to give [...]

2011/11/20Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Christmas Sale

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market held a Christmas sale on Friday, November 18, 2011. The event featured many locally produced items including woodworking, crafts, jewellery, sewing, soaps, baking, jams & jellies, honey, garlic and more. The sale provided the opportunity to pick up some unique Christmas gifts as well as a chance [...]

2011/11/19Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – November 9, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 9th day of November, 2011 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve McIntosh, Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Eisner C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 11:30 am Roy Vandeboncoeur – Brandt Tractor Additions to the Agenda: 4.8 Employee [...]

2011/11/19Local Interest

2nd Annual Dinner Theatre Fundraiser – November 25 & 26

Submitted by: Lesley Henkelman | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley along with The Valley Stage Players present the Norm Foster play, Mending Fences. There will be two performances of the play at the Veterans Community Hall. Dinner Theatre and Local Art Auction November 25, 2011 at 6:30 pm $50 per person A Cheesy Night [...]

2011/11/16Local Interest

Pee Wee Girls Need Your Vote!

Submitted by: Lyle Sagert | The Swan Valley Pee Wee Girls Hockey Team has entered into the Timbrtube Video Challenge: November 13 – 27th!! They could use all the help they can get with your votes. Click the picture for a larger version. How to Vote 1. Vote by Texting v82 to 33255 five times [...]

2011/11/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 1, 2011

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Friesen, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the Agenda for the November 1st, 2011 meeting of Council be received. Carried: 2. RESOLVED that [...]

2011/11/14Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – October 25, 2011

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 8, 2011 in the Village Council Chambers. Present ~ Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson Delegation: Maintenance Supervisor Mayor Meadows called the meeting to [...]

2011/11/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Historical Museum Turkey Shoot

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual turkey shoot on Saturday, November 12, 2011. The turkey shoot is held each year on the first Saturday after Remembrance Day to raise money in support of the operations of the Museum. Click any of the pictures for a larger version. The event started [...]

2011/11/13Local Interest

We Will Remember Them

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. Click the picture for a larger version. Remembrance Day observances began in Swan River at 10:25 on the morning [...]

2011/11/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River By-Election Results

The Town of Swan River held a by-election on November 9, 2011 to replace Councillor Brent Scales. There was a 34% turn out at the Poll. The new Councillor will be Duane Whyte. Detailed results are listed below. 462 Duane Whyte 277 Louise Oberton 353 Wayne Grier

2011/11/09Local Interest

French Immersion Garage Sale a Success

Submitted by: Mike Yablonski | A very successful “MONSTER” Garage Sale was held on Nov 4 and 5 to benefit an upcoming trip for Grade 7/8 French Immersion students at Ecole Swan River South School. The Friendship Centre was packed full of items donated from students, families and the community. All leftover items were donated [...]

2011/11/09Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – November 8, 2011

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 at 9:30 a.m.. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Richard Barteski Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead [...]

2011/11/09Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – November 2, 2011

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of November, 2011 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Caruk, Bartel, Robb & Windsor C.A.O.: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 8:00 pm Board of Revision 8:30 pm Margaret Romak re: Animal Control 9:00 [...]

2011/11/09Local Interest

New Air Transport Program Lands at Swan River Airport

ValleyBiz Story | On Monday, November 7, 2011 a trial run of the new Air Transport Program to Swan River was conducted by Manitoba Government Air Services and Manitoba Health. Submitted photos. Click for a larger version. Local medical service providers were provided with the opportunity to tour the aircraft and obtian operational details of [...]

2011/11/07Local Interest

ACL Celebrates 50th Anniversary at Calico Corners

ValleyBiz Story | The Association for Community Swan River Branch (ACL) celebrated their 50th Anniversary during this year’s annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar. Founded by 6 families in 1961 their mission statement is: Association for Community Living (Swan River Branch) supports people living with an intellectual disability in their own homes within our [...]

2011/11/07Local Interest

This Years Rotary Auction Another Success

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Rotary Club held their annual auction on Thursday, November 3. Members of the Rotary Club, along with other volunteers were busy taking calls and managing bids throughout the evening. As usual, the bidding became quite hectic near the end. Submitted pictures. Click for a larger version. Each year, the [...]

2011/11/06Local Interest

Fall Back Tonight – Daylight Savings Ends

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends tonight The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 6, 2011 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2011/11/05Local Interest

49th Annual Rotary Auction – Great Deals, Great Cause

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thursday, November 3 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Proceeds from this year’s auction will go toward the Swan Valley Recreation and Wellness Centre. Dave Theunissen, Chairman of this year’s Radio Auction Committee, has been involved with the auction since 1965 [...]

2011/11/01Local Interest