Monthly Archives: November 2012

Sustainable Food Workshop – December 12, 2012

Submitted by: Meghan Rose Please join us for an evening of visioning and brainstorming about creating a sustainable food system in The Swan Valley! The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Co-op will host a facilitated workshop and you’re invited to provide your input, energy and passion into creating an action plan for the next two years. [...]

2012/11/30Local Interest

14 Years of Ten Thousand Villages in Swan Valley

Submitted by: Karen Peters Fairly Traded Handicrafts from Around The World Ten Thousand Villages provides vital, fair income to Third World people by selling their handicrafts and telling their stories in North America. Click any picture for a larger view. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. This income [...]

2012/11/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Novice White Team are the B-Side Champions

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Novice White team are the B-Side Champions of the Dauphin Novice Tournament held November 23 to 25th 2012 Left to right: Braden Bartel, Cash Henkelman, Aiden Walker, Steven Arp, Jack Mullin, Wyatt Rose, Will Munro, Tyan Mykula, Brooke Foster Swan Valley defeated Ste Rose Royals on Friday Nov 25th [...]

2012/11/29Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – November 20th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on November 20th at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier and Sakal present. Delegations: Swan Valley Employment and Training Project represented by Charlotte Sauder and Donna Martin provided Council with an update on the [...]

2012/11/28Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Christmas Concert – December 5, 2012

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers are hosting an Old-Fashioned Christmas Concert. December 5, 2012 7:00 pm SVRSS Cafeteria The evening will include Guest Singers and a Chinese Auction. Silver Collection at the door.

2012/11/28Local Interest

Singing, Santa and Sights of Christmas

Pictures by ValleyBiz.ca & Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Christmas Carols filled the air as people braved the cold to get an early dose of the Christmas spirit at the Tree Lighting Festivities on Friday, November 23, 2012 sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Click any picture for a larger view. As the Taylor School [...]

2012/11/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Laughs Over Valley Stage Players Squabbles

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist The Valley Stage Players presented three performances of their comedy, “Squabbles” over this past weekend, November 23, 24, and 25. Click any picture for a larger version. Friday’s opening night performance at the Veterans Community Hall was held as a dinner theatre in partnership with the Community Foundation of Swan Valley. [...]

2012/11/27Local Interest

Brenda Gaudry Educates and Entertains

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy Multi-talented entrepreneur, Brenda Gaudry, inspired and entertained a keen audience last night at the North-West Regional Library in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Brenda passed around samples of her home-made herbal salves and teas while explaining her methods and reasons for harvesting the ingredients for those products. [...]

2012/11/26Local Interest

Festival of Trees – December 14, 15 and 16, 2012

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Friday, December 14 1-4 pm and 6:30-8:30 pm Saturday, December 15 1-5 pm Sunday, December 16 12 noon-4:00 pm St. Andrews United Church Auditorium South doors (upstairs) Coffee, Hot apple cider and Christmas Goodies will be served. Cost: Silver Collection or Non-perishable food Item Proceeds go to the Christmas Cheer Board [...]

2012/11/25Local Interest

RM Of Swan River Minutes – November 20, 2012

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 20, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman – Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick ALEX [...]

2012/11/25Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – November 13, 2012

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 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Alex Haluschak Terry Neely, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick GLEN FOSTER [...]

2012/11/24Local Interest

Village Of Bowsman Minutes – October 17, 2012

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on October 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman and Councillors Daphne Currie and Joyce Readman. Councillor Courtney Densen arrived at 8:00pm. DELEGATIONS 8:00 Stan Giles Maintenance dept CALL TO ORDER 7:30 pm ADOPTION OF AGENDA Daphne Currie, Joyce Readman; RESOLVED THAT the [...]

2012/11/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Giving Around the World

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School participated in Operation Christmas Child again where we filled shoeboxes to be sent to kids around the world. Click any picture for a larger version. Samaritan’s Purse organizes the collection and distribution. The 25 families in the school filled 49 boxes this year. The kids have [...]

2012/11/23Local Interest

Town Of Swan River Minutes – November 6th, 2012

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councillors Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen, Sakal, and Whyte present. Mayor McKenzie was absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the October 16th, 2012 regular meeting of Council [...]

2012/11/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Conditions Right for Unique Hoarfrost

Submitted by: Marg Terry On November 17, 2012, the conditions must have been just right to give the hoarfrost a “spikey” appearance, a bit different than typical hoarfrost.

2012/11/22Local Interest

Foodgrain Harvest Service – Postponed

Submitted by: Dale Buhler The Harvest Celebration Service for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank grow project in Swan River. Previously scheduled for: Sunday, November 25, 2012 7:00 p.m. Has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. For more information, call 204-734-3512.

2012/11/22Local Interest

Delicious Flavors and Entertainment in Pine River

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway Pine River Community Centre hosted a delicious roast beef supper with all the trimmings. There were all types and flavours of desserts. There were guests that travelled from quite far just to participate in this wonderful event. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone enjoyed the great meal and the [...]

2012/11/21Local Interest

Tree Lighting & Midnight Madness – November 23/24, 2012

Submitted by: Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Tree Lighting November 23, 2012 Co-op Parking Lot 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm Hot Dog and Hot Chocolate $1.00 Christmas Carollers, Taylor School Choir Santa will be there with treat for the kids! Christmas Tree Lighting at 6:15 pm by Mayor Glen McKenzie Nov. 23 at 7 pm [...]

2012/11/21Local Interest

Annie Get Your Gun at the Swan Valley Historical Museum

ValleyBiz Story | The famous Annie Oakley believed strongly that all women should know how to handle a firearm. This young girl had the opportunity to fire a gun for the first time at the Swan Valley Historical Museum turkey shoot on Saturday, November 17 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. For men [...]

2012/11/20Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages Sale November 22-24, 2012

Submitted by: Karen Peters It has been said that walking in to a Ten Thousand Villages sale is like entering an international marketplace, featuring handcrafted jewellery and accessories, natural home decor, food and skin care products. Super 8 Motel Meeting Room 10am – 7pm Thursday, November 22, 2012 10am – 7pm Friday, November 23, 2012 [...]

2012/11/20Local Interest

Community Supports Raiden Legebokoff

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler The pancake breakfast fundraiser was a great success. Thank you so much to the CBFCS School Board and parents for organizing this fundraiser. Click any picture for a larger version It is so wonderful to see a community come together to support its own in this difficult time. There were many [...]

2012/11/19Local Interest

Goodies Galore – Order by November 30, 2012

Submitted by: Bev Lumax SR Royal Purple Lodge #185 is again offering Christmas Baking and Chrsitmas Pudding. This is our 10th year of serving up goodies for the valley residents. Funds raised have been used to purchase Lifelines for Services for Seniors. Royal Purple Christmas Baking $15 Small Tray (2 dozen) $10 Pudding (1 quart) [...]

2012/11/19Local Interest

Travel Night: Thailand, Bali, Cambodia

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy The multi-purpose room was filled to capacity with locals, keen to catch a glimpse of faraway places, especially those depicting warmth and sunshine, on a cold November evening. Hosts, MayAnn and Elmer Friesen and Lorne and Lesley Henkelman, talked about their eye-opening trip through Thailand, Cambodia and Bali. Highlights included visits [...]

2012/11/17Local Interest

Library Exhibition: Brenda Gaudry – November 20, 2012

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy Northwest Regional Library Tuesday, November 20, 2012 7:00 pm Brenda Gaudry is an entrepreneur, naturalist, artist, musician, crafter, eco-tour operator and educator from Barrows. She will show and tell us about her business, how she collects items from nature to make jewellery, ornaments, teas and so on. People are welcome to [...]

2012/11/16Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – November 7, 2012

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of November, 2012 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Robb, Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon 1. W. Robb – S. Windsor RESOLVED THAT the Agenda be adopted as presented. [...]

2012/11/15Local Interest

Pine River Supper & Coffee House – November 17, 2012

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway Enjoy a Delicious and Heartwarming Roast Beef Supper Saturday, Nov 17, 2012 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at the Pine River Community Centre ADULTS: $12 YOUTH 6 – 12 YEARS: $6 5 YEARS & YOUNGER: FREE Price includes admission to the PINE RIVER COFFEE HOUSE Starting at 7:00 PM Coffee House [...]

2012/11/15Local Interest

White’s Curling Classic … More to Come

Submitted by: Nelly Mills An era has passed. White’s Drug Store has been sold. The Nahnybidas are moving toward retirement. Click any picture for a larger version. On Friday evening, the first night of the 14th annual White’s Drug Store Curling Classic, curlers and committee members honoured the long-standing Gold Sponsor of the White’s for [...]

2012/11/14Local Interest

Raiden Legebokoff Pancake Breakfast – November 16, 2012

Submitted by Jocelyn Beehler | Raiden Legebokoff is Jaimie and Joseph Legebokoffs youngest son. He was born in May with a heart defect and also has diabetes. He has had surgery and will likely need another one. He was hospitalized in Edmonton and Winnipeg till this fall. Raiden and Jaimie were able to be home [...]

2012/11/14Local Interest

Ringing Out A Successful Rotary Auction

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club This year marked the 50th Anniversary of the Swan Valley Rotary Auction. Bidding seemed to start earlier and remained steady throughout the evening. When Dave Theunissen rang the final bell, no items remained unsold and sales totalled $11,900. Proceeds of this year’s auction have been designated toward the Richardson [...]

2012/11/13Local Interest

Library Travel Night: Thailand – November 15, 2012

Submitted by: Kamshi Kanavathy Northwest Regional Library Thursday, November 15th, 2012 7:30 pm Lorne & Lesley Henkelman and Elmer & MaryAnn Friesen will share the experiences they had whilst travelling through Thailand, Cambodia and Bali.

2012/11/12Local Interest

Calico Corners a Community Christmas Shopping Tradition

ValleyBiz Story The Association for Community Living hosted the 33rd Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale on Friday, November 2, 2012. It was a great opportunity for the community to start their Christmas shopping. Click any picture for a larger view. From tasty treats to hand crafted items, there was something for everyone. Don King sold [...]

2012/11/11Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Community Halloween Party

Submitted by: Bowsman Lions Club The 2012 Bowsman Community Halloween Party took place at the Bowsman Legion on Halloween night. Click any picture for a larger version. Kids demonstrated their carving skills and showcased their jack-o-lantern creations during the pumpkin carving activity. With close to 100 people in dressed up there were plenty of choices [...]

2012/11/10Local Interest

Attention Armchair Curlers – November 9-12, 2012

Submitted by: Nelly Mills If you want to see the best curlers in the world, but are not keen on sitting through a two hour game, (the games are only eight ends in the World Curling Tour events), why not come to the club for the second half of the game? Fourteenth Annual White’s Drug [...]

2012/11/10Local Interest

Missing Benito Area Man Found Deceased

RCMP Media Release | Carl ELLINGSON was last seen leaving Swan River Manitoba yesterday just after 5:00 p.m. and was traveling by vehicle to his home near Benito. At this time it appears that he did not arrive home. The pickup truck was located a short time ago in the vicinity of the residence by [...]

2012/11/09Local Interest

Elderly Man From Benito Reported Missing

RCMP Media Release | RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 79-year-old man from the Benito area. Carl ELLINGSON was last seen leaving Swan River Manitoba yesterday just after 5:00 p.m. and was traveling by vehicle to his home near Benito. At this time it appears that he did not arrive home. [...]

2012/11/09Local Interest

50th Annual Swan Valley Rotary Auction – November 8, 2012

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thursday, November 8 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm November 8th will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Rotary Radio Auction. Through the generous contributions of both the business and professional communities much has been accomplished for [...]

2012/11/08Local Interest

Benito Harvest Celebration Sold Out

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn A sold out crowd of about 250 people attended the Harvest Celebration supper and dance hosted by the Shaker Misto Dance Club and the Benito Recreation Centre. Click any picture for a larger version. Following a delicious supper, the Dauphin Bratstva Dance club, Swan River Adult Dolyna dancers and the Shaker [...]

2012/11/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Squirt, Novice and Stampeders Entertain

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Swan Valley Novice team was invited to play a mini game during the 1st intermission of the Swan Valley Stampeders home game on Friday Nov 2nd. 11 boys and girls age 7 & 8 took to the ice with 3 Stampeder Players. Click any picture for a larger version. They [...]

2012/11/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Lions Celebrate Cataract Success

Submitted by: Bowsman Lions Club Over six years after proposing to purchase it for the local hospital with a commitment for over $300,000 by the local Lions Clubs, the cataract equipment “Ribbon Cutting” ceremony was finally held at the Swan Valley Health Centre on November 6th, 2012. Click any picture for a larger version. Members [...]

2012/11/07Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Attempted Murder

On November 3, 2012 just after 7:30 p.m., Swan River RCMP as well as local emergency services were dispatched to a complaint of an injured male in a residence on Shoal River Cree Nation. On arrival, police located a 36-year-old Shoal River Cree Nation resident with serious injuries caused by an edged weapon. The victim [...]

2012/11/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Moms Uplifted and Inspired

Submitted by: Amber Friesen Over twenty women gathered on Saturday, November 3 for Inspire, an event to encourage and uplift valley moms in their important job of motherhood. Click any picture for a larger version. The guest speaker, Tricia Reed, engaged participants with her stories and thoughts on simplicity and community. There was lots of [...]

2012/11/06Local Interest

Valley Stage Players: Squabbles – November 24 & 25, 2012

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist Is this “one beeeg happy family”? That’s what it looks like, right? And that’s what the Peurto Rican gardener, Hector, wants the photo to show…. However, with the title of “Squabbles” you can be sure there is more than meets the eye. This photo shows the entire cast after rehearsal on [...]

2012/11/05Local Interest

Harley House: Heritage Site and House Concert Venue

Submitted by: Nelly Mills: The Harley House certainly has grown into a hub of our community. “Yah,” said Moe Bowles, one of the volunteers central to there birth of the town’s classic heritage house on Veterans Way. “We have a couple of organizations in here, and people use it for meetings, and art classes. It’s [...]

2012/11/04Local 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 4, 2012 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.

2012/11/03Local Interest

25 Years of Congregate Meal Programs Celebrated

Submitted by: Bev Leach The Services to Seniors Board hosted two anniversary teas to celebrate twenty-five years of Congregate Meal Programs being offered in two locations in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Meal Coordinator Betty Bresky delighted the assembled guests in her Halloween dress at the Fairhaven Anniversary tea. Musical witches [...]

2012/11/02Local Interest

From Birch River to Kenya

Submitted by: Chris Reimer Shawn Reimer, formerly from Birch River, recently took a one year leave from his teaching position in Winnipeg. He and his wife Amy, who is a social worker, relocated to Nairobi, Kenya. Click any picture for a larger version. Shawn is teaching math at a school in Nairobi while Amy volunteers [...]

2012/11/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 24, 2012

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING OF THE RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF MOUNTAIN HELD WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24TH, 2012 IN THE R.M. OF MOUNTAIN COUNCIL CHAMBERS IN BIRCH RIVER, MANITOBA. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Debbie Soloway 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Dane Guignion 4 – Nelson Rusk 5 – Wayne Stockford 6 [...]

2012/11/01Local Interest