Monthly Archives: April 2014

Dancers of All Ages Entertain at Year End Concert

Submitted by: Christine Klimuk The Dolyna Dancers held their annual year end dessert concert this Saturday April 26, 2014. The audience was treated to performances by dancers of all ages from Sodochuk to Senior. Click any picture for a larger version. There were also guest performances by the Dolyna Adult Dancers and our own instructors […]

2014/04/29Local Interest

Fine Arts Festival Awards Concert – May 6, 2014

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival will present their annual awards concert Tues. May 6, 2014 7:00 P.M. Veterans Community Hall Outstanding participants from the festival will perform, and be presented with their awards. Silver collection.

2014/04/29Local Interest

Community Band Spring Concert – May 7, 2014

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Tarnished Brass Spring Concert Wed. May 7, 2014 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Silver Collection Refreshments Swan Valley Community Band 20 Years ~ 1994-2014

2014/04/29Local Interest

BAM Spring Concert Showcases Future of Valley Music

Submitted by: Donna L D Burghart | April 25, 2014 the Bowsman Legion Hall was the venue for the 7th Annual BAM Spring Concert. The Bowsman Accomplished Musicians is the fiddle & guitar program under the Bowsman School PAC. Click any picture for a larger version. Mr. Desmond Lagace works with the students one day […]

2014/04/28Local Interest

Swan Valley 4-H Beef Show & Sale – May 31, 2014

Submitted by: Ione Anderson Swan Valley 4-H Beef Show and Sale New Date: Saturday May 31, 2014 Valley Livestock Sales 10 am Heifer Show 1 pm Steer Show 3:30 pm Sale Join the Minitonas 4-H Beef Club in recognizing their 4-H achievement and a support the future Valley beef producers.

2014/04/27Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Fraud Warning

RCMP Release | Swan River RCMP would like to caution the public in regard to frauds & scams in general, and to caution the public in regard to online frauds & scams specifically. Yes, there are credit card, debit card, & phishing scams, and there is frauds that request: – the sending of cash, or […]

2014/04/26Local Interest

Hillsview Hike Keeps Travelling Along

Submitted by: Reverend Kathy Highmoor The support crew for the Hillsview hike were up early Easter morning Monday (maybe running on energy from all those chocolate eggs?) A tasty pancake breakfast was ready as hikers gathered up. Click any picture for a larger version. The hike took its first steps at 9:00 am Gord Lincoln, […]

2014/04/25Local Interest

SVAPL Fundraiser Luncheon – April 30, 2014

Submitted by: Michelle Walker Swan Valley Animal Protection League Fundraiser Luncheon April 30, 2014 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Elks Hall $6.00 Your Choice of: 1 bowl of hamburger soup, or 1 bowl of vegetable turkey soup Served with: 1 biscuit Coffee / juice 1 slice of cake with berries and cool whip 50/50 Tickets […]

2014/04/24Local Interest

BAM Jam Spring Concert – April 25, 2014

The Bowsman Accomplished Musicians invite you to join us at our annual Spring Concert Friday, April 25, 2014 7:00 pm Bowsman Legion Hall Special guest: Daniel Koulack Silver Colecton – Raffles Coffee House to Follow Lunch Donations Appreciated

2014/04/23Local Interest

Birch River Hydro and Water Service Notice

RM of Mountian Public Notice | Birch River experienced a power outage on Saturday, April 19, 2014 plant and distribution system. One Hydro employee was on call with two other power outages reported at Thunderhill and the Woody district. Our Municipal Emergency Coordinator requested (unsuccessfully) MB Hydro reprioritize the calls. Power and water service were […]

2014/04/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Host Guest Nights

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist “Circle left, circle right, promenade, right and left grand, swing your partner, weave the ring” were just some of the moves called out as the Swan Valley Hoedowners hosted guests at their square dances April 9 & 16, 2014 Click any picture for a larger version. Several new dancers were welcomed […]

2014/04/21Local Interest

Many Attend Informative Presentation on The Ukraine

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles A record crowd was in attendance for the presentation on the Ukraine. Pastor Vlad Makyeyev gave a talk on the history of the Ukraine and the present day conditions of the country. A very interested crowd asked many questions and had a better understanding of the situation of the Ukrainian people, […]

2014/04/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Banquet – May 3, 2014

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | The 87th Annual Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet will be held: Sat. May 3, 2014 Swan River Centennial Arena Doors Open 6:00 p.m. Traditional shore lunch: All You Can Eat Walleye Smoked Pork Live/silent Auction Games of chance Demonstrations Lots of Fun! Great food and friends getting together to […]

2014/04/17Local Interest

Ice Cream Fundraiser for Wellman Lake Bible Camp

Submitted by: Jennifer Dahl A great evening of music, information, food and fun was held Sunday, April 13th to raise funds for the Wellman Lake Bible Camp. Above: Rob Terhorst, Rod Seib and Taylor Fleming led the singing with their Blue grass band. Right: Dorleen Sagert introduced our 2014 staff. Left: Everyone enjoyed Ice cream […]

2014/04/16Local Interest

Parkland Regional Special Olympics Bowling Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Saturday April 12, 2014 the Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region bowling teams held their Parkland Regional 5 Pin Bowling Tournament at Up Your Alley in Swan River. Two sessions were held, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Winners of the morning session were Jamie Brass 1st […]

2014/04/15Local Interest

Little Woody Art Show – May 3, 2014

Submitted by: Renate Wille Art Show at Little Woody Church May 3, 2014 1pm – 6pm Come to see the Art, Crafts and Quilts. Enjoy the food and fellowship ! ( … and maybe, win a door prize)

2014/04/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Schools Stand Against Bullying

ValleyBiz Story | This year schools across the Valley once again donned pink t-shirts to stand up and stand together against bullying. February 26, 2014 marked Pink Shirt Day and April 9, 2014 marked the International Day of Pink. Above: Some of the students from Benito School Click any picture for a larger version. Regardless […]

2014/04/14Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Dessert Concert – April 26, 2014

Submitted by: Christine Klimuk The Dolyna Dancers present their YEAR END DESSERT CONCERT Saturday, April 26, 2014 7:00pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets: $10.00 • 5 & Under Free Tickets available at The Star & Times or at the door.. Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of Ukrainian Dance, and indulge in […]

2014/04/14Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – April 2, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of April, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Absent With Notice: Councillor Windsor Delegations: 8:00 pm G. Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. D. […]

2014/04/13Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – March 26, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 26th day of March, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillors: Eisner, Pacamaniuk, Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 7:00 pm Frank Slepicka& Daryl Chartrand re: 2014 PW Operations 1. […]

2014/04/12Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – April 8, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday April 8, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows, Deputy Mayor Scouten, Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm […]

2014/04/11Local Interest

Ice Cream Social & Fundraiser – April 13, 2014

Submitted by: Jennifer Dahl Wellman Lake Bible Camp Ice-Cream Social and Fundraiser Temple Baptist Church Sun. April 13, 2014 7:00 pm

2014/04/09Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – April 8, 2014

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, April 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present: Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Don Machan, Alex Haluschak, Terry Neely Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Glen Foster TERRY […]

2014/04/09Local Interest

BAM Jam Camp 2014 Another Huge Success!!!!

Submitted by: Donna L D Burghart With our highest number of participants, reaching 58, BAM Jam Camp was an inspirational 2 days. With the generosity of local sponsors, 32 of these students were able to participate through this sponsorship. Thanks go to the Bowsman Lions Club, The Swan River Lions Club, Minitonas Lions, The Royal […]

2014/04/07Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – March 2014

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report March 2014 In this month of March, 2014 Police investigated 296 incidents. Criminal Code investigations were slightly higher than normal levels for this month. Property offenses were at normal levels. Persons crimes investigations were also at normal levels for this month. Persons crimes had two sexual assaults, six common assaults, […]

2014/04/06Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 1, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Mckenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Bobick, Jacobson, Friesen and Whyte, Sakal present. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the March 18th, 2014 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. […]

2014/04/05Local Interest

Hillsview Hike – April 21, 2014

Submitted by: Rev. Kathy Highmoor In Celebration of Health: Spiritual, Emotional, Mental and Physical Hillsview Hike April 21, 2014 From Bowsman, MB To Minitonas, MB Itinerary: 8:00 am – 9:00 am Pancake Breakfast at Bowsman United Church – Bowsman, MB 9:00 am Hike Begins 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm Wrap Up Celebration at Knox United […]

2014/04/04Local Interest

A Tribute to Gay Darroch

Submitted by: Henry Barkowski, Mayor, Town of Minitonas I was saddened to learn of the passing of Gay Darroch. Although she did not live in Minitonas, she has left a legacy in our community. In the fall of 2003, Gay was commissioned to painted the sunflower and the “Welcome to Minitonas” message on the rocks […]

2014/04/03Local Interest

Presentation on Ukraine – April 8, 2014

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles Join us for a talk on the Ukraine by: Pastor Vlad Makyeyev April 8, 2014 7:00 pm North West Regional Library, Swan River Vlad and his family are newcomers to our valley. He will be sharing stories and information about present day Ukraine. (culture, schools, work, opportunities, history and politics.) All […]

2014/04/01Local Interest

Swan River Fire, EMS & RCMP Respond To Fire

Swan Rive Fire Department Media Release | On March 31 at 7:24pm Swan River Fire, EMS and RCMP were dispatched to a structure fire on PR 487, south west of Swan River. On Arrival the wood frame residential structure was fully involved and a portion of the residence had collapsed into the basement. SRFD protected […]

2014/04/01Local Interest