Monthly Archives: June 2014

Minitonas Businesses Donate Tiller to Garden Club

ValleyBiz Story | During spring cleanup of Minitonas area public parks and gardens by the Tent Town Garden Club and community volunteers it was observed that small tiller would be a beneficial tool to assist in ongoing maintenance. Picutured above: Wayne Ames, Lynn Kublick, Kevin Hohen, Lorraine Duschanek, Barry Waito, Connie Waito, Brenda Lychuk, Kevin [...]

2014/06/30Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – June 24, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 24, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm [...]

2014/06/29Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – June 11, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 11th day of June, 2014 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillors: Pacamaniuk, Rinsdorf, Eisner & Klekta CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: 9:00 am D. Chartrand – RM Public Works 9:30 am B. [...]

2014/06/29Local Interest

Pine River Summer Start Sale (Town Wide Yard Sales)

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway The Pine River LUD Committee held their first Annual Summer Start Sale on Saturday June 21, 2014. The last week of rainy weather limited the number of participants but there were still eight exhibitors. Click any picture for a larger version. The town was busy with the hustle and bustle of [...]

2014/06/28Local Interest

Planter Presented as Floral Candle of Hope

ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday, June 26, 2014, under the sunshine in the courtyard of the Swan Valley Lodge, Lynn Coupland donated a beautiful flower planter. The labor of love contains hundreds of plants that take the shape of a pink cancer ribbon. Click any picture for a larger version This planter is a gift [...]

2014/06/27Local Interest

A Hilarious Show by Illusionist Greg Wood

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst Illusionist Greg Wood entertained children and adults alike at the Comedy Family Fun Show hosted by Temple Baptist Church on June 22, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. Greg was hilarious! We all enjoyed his magic tricks and his witty sense of humor. Following the show, families enjoyed [...]

2014/06/26Local Interest

CANCELLED – Canada’s Double Portion Outdoor Concert

Submitted by: Chris Staniland | Concert Cancelled Due to weather. Outdoor Concert by Canada’s Double Portion form North Battleford, SK Sun. June 29, 2014 Legion Park Outdoor Stage/Pavillion 6:30 pm Come on out to hear some great music from this family of talented musicians. Tickets are not required and this event is free of charge. [...]

2014/06/26Local Interest

Rain Didn’t Dampen Spirits at Team Penning

Submitted by: Michelle Buck The Blue Sky Team Penning club held their first jackpot of the season on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at their arena south of Benito, MB. Despite the days and days of rain, the grounds were in good shape and 35 teams took part in the competition. After a brisk ride across [...]

2014/06/25Local Interest

Swan River Canada Day Celebrations – July 1, 2014

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Swan River Canada Day Celebrations Tues. July 1, 2014 Toonie Swim at new Aquatic Centre 9:00 am to 12:00 noon 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Swan River Legion Park: Picnic in the Park 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Entertainment stage Lions train Kids bouncers Concession stand Face painting Kids games [...]

2014/06/24Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 23, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 23, 2014 | Northwest Region Rain showers and thunderstorms continue to impact most of the Northwest Region, with rainfall amounts late in the week ranging from 25 mm to over 75 mm. There is standing water in the low lying areas of [...]

2014/06/24Local Interest

Summer Playground Programs: July 7 – August 15, 2014

Submitted by: Stephanie Burnett | Summer Playground Program Science Themed Centennial Arena, Swan River Preschool Program Kids Born 2009 – 20011 July 10 – August 14 9:30am – 11:00am $15 Per Summer $3 Per Drop In Schoolage Program Kids Born 2002 – 2008 July 7 – August 15 1:00pm – 4:00pm $95 Per Summer $18 [...]

2014/06/24Local Interest

Hundreds Served at Kal Tire Anniversary BBQ

Submitted by: Rhanda Caruk Kal Tire celebrated their 10th Anniversary in Swan River with a customer appreciation BBQ on Friday, June 20th. Click any picture for a larger version. Burgers, smokies, chips, drinks, curly fries and cake were served with 75 door prizes given out and a chance to win a $500 Kal Tire gift [...]

2014/06/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Rec Day Camps: July 14- August 15, 2014

Submitted by: Stephanie Burnett | Swan Valley Rec Day Camps For Kids born 2002 – 2008 $35 per Child per Week 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Call the Rec Office at 204-734-3847 for more information. Benito July 14 – 18 Benito Rec Centre Bowsman July 21 – 25 Bowsman Arena Kenville July 28 – August [...]

2014/06/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 16, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 16, 2014 | Northwest Region Rain showers and thunderstorms continued to impact most of the Northwest Region, with rainfall amounts ranging from 12 mm to over 51 mm. There is standing water in the low lying areas of many fields. Some seeding [...]

2014/06/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Opening – July 10, 2014

Submitted by: Amy Hofford Swan Valley Farmers Market Season Opening Thurs. July 10, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 p.m Swan River Friendship Centre Local vendors will be there selling fresh baking, garden produce, as well as unique crafted goods. Market Hours: 4:00 – 6:00 p.m Every Thursday July 10th – September 25th

2014/06/22Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – June 10, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday June 10, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm [...]

2014/06/21Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Encourage Vigilance & Awareness

The Swan River RCMP wish to remind the public of the merits of vigilance in personal safety, and general awareness of one’s surroundings. If something seems out of place, or unusual in it’s current setting. Then report it to the police. Urgent matters: Use ’911′, or (204) 734-3454 If a suspicious person – take note [...]

2014/06/21Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – June 4, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of June A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Caruk & Windsor CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: G. Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. S. Windsor – D. Bartel RESOLVED THAT the [...]

2014/06/21Local Interest

Benito Bridal Fashion Show – June 29, 2014

Submitted by: Jaci & Cherlye Zbirun The Benito Women’s Auxiliary invite you to a Bridal Fashion Show Sun. June 29, 2014 2:00 pm Benito School *Featuring gowns from the 20th Century* 1906 to present Admission: Adults – $8.00 12 & under – $4.00 Pre-schoolers – FREE Dessert and Coffee Served If you would like to [...]

2014/06/21Local Interest

Historic Photo Display at North West Regional Library

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles The North West Regional Library hosted an afternoon of walking down memory lane with archival photographs from the Association of Manitoba Archives. Click any picture for a larger version. All photos were related to recreation and set in rural and northern Manitoba. Also for viewing are archival photographs from the Swan [...]

2014/06/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Abandoned House Fire

Swan River RCMP Report | On June 20, 2014 around 3:30 am Minitonas Fire department and Swan River RCMP were called to a house fire on Learners Street in Minitonas, MB. There were no injuries reported, however the house was a total loss. The cause of the fire is currently unknown. Office of the Fire [...]

2014/06/20Local Interest

Valley Newcomers Welcomed at Settlement Services Potluck

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath Swan Valley Settlement and Immigration Services hosted a Newcomer Welcome Potluck on June 14, 2014. The supper was well attended by 60 individuals. Click any pictures for a larger version. Newcomers present were from the Philippines, Ukraine, England, Germany, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Jamaica, and South Africa alongside several people from the Valley [...]

2014/06/19Local Interest

Canada Day in Benito – July 1, 2014

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Join us July 1, 2014 For Canada Day in Benito 8:00am-11:00pm Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast Benito Rec Centre 10:00am-4:00pm Slow-pitch Tournament Old School Grounds Call Slow-Pitch Entries: Rick K. 204-539-2811 Scott S. 204-539-2753 Rubieann K. 204-281-1484 1:00pm-3:00pm **NEW** Kid’s Activities & Fun Rec Centre Grounds Dinosaur Dig (8 and under) Egg Toss [...]

2014/06/19Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Business Break & Enter

RCMP Media Release | On June 5, 2014, at about 7:30 am Swan River RCMP were dispatched to a business break and enter that had occurred on the 500 block of Main Street in Swan River, MB. Police attended and found that extensive damage had occurred to the main door and windows of Adventure Outdoors. [...]

2014/06/18Local Interest

Kal Tire 10th Anniversary BBQ – June 20, 2014

Submitted by: Rhanda Caruk Kal Tire 10th Anniversary Customer Appreciation BBQ Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM Kal Tire, 201-4th Avenue North. If it rains it will be held at the Elk’s Hall. Burger or smokie, drink and cake for $5 Prizes: Tickets $1 or 2 for $3 All proceeds go to [...]

2014/06/18Local Interest

Comedy Family Fun Show – June 22, 2014

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst Temple Baptist Church presents: Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood Sun. June 22, 2014 10:30 a.m. Swan Valley Museum Temple Baptist Church will be hosting our church service at the Swan Valley Museum. We have invited Greg Wood to be our special guest speaker. Greg is an illusionist and children’s speaker [...]

2014/06/18Local Interest

Northwest Metis Council Supports Special Olympics

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On June 11, 2014 Richard Genaille, Northwest Metis Council Board Member presented a $500 sponsorship to Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region. The High Performance Athlete sponsorship will be used to help with travel expenses for Angie Ferland, local Cobras Bowler, who will be representing the Parkland Region on Team Manitoba [...]

2014/06/17Local Interest

Progressive Conservative Soup and Sandwich

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier, President, Swan River Progressive Conservative Constituency Association At lunch time on Friday, June 13, 2014, dozens of Progressive Conservative party supporters from across the Swan River Constituency stopped in at the Elks Hall in Swan River for a soup and sandwich luncheon fundraiser. After a delicious lunch prepared by the Westwood [...]

2014/06/16Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Vandalism to Valley Hotel

RCMP Media Release | On the morning of June 14, 2014, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of vandalism to the front windows of the Valley Hotel (700 block of Main Street), in Swan River, Manitoba. Sometime over night culprit(s) had smashed the front windows that face Main street, causing extensive damage, on the [...]

2014/06/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 3, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Jacobson, Sakal, Bobick and Whyte present. Councilor Friesen was absent. Delegations: Mayor McKenzie presented Ken Kokot with a Service Excellence Award on behalf of the Governor [...]

2014/06/15Local Interest

Pine River Start Summer Sale – June 21, 2014

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Town Wide Yard Sale Sat. June 21, 2014 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Just hang balloons to show you are participating. Out of town guests set up at Pine River Community Centre yard.

2014/06/14Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – May 27, 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, May 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan, Terry Neely Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead Absent: Brian Burick GLEN [...]

2014/06/14Local Interest

Heyes Child Care Car Wash – *CHANGED* June 28, 2014

Submitted by: Brenda Deneer | Heyes Child Care Centre Car Wash Fundraiser Inside & Out RESCHEDULED TO Saturday, June 28, 2014 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Direct Liquidation Parking Lot 1300 Main St. Swan River Cleaning Provided by: Volunteers & Splash Auto & RV Detailing BBQ 11:00 am to 1:30 pm Thank you to: Splash [...]

2014/06/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 9, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 9, 2014 | Northwest Rain showers and thunderstorms continued to impact areas of the Northwest Region over the past week with amounts ranging from 12 mm to over 25 mm. Some hail was reported in the Ste. Rose and Swan Valley areas. [...]

2014/06/13Local Interest

Link Union Bluegrass Concert – June 26, 2014

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst Temple Baptist Church is hosting a bluegrass musical concert Link Union Thurs. June 26, 2014 7:30 p.m. Temple Baptist Church Tickets $10.00/adult $5.00/students ages 7-17 Free/children under 6 Available at the church (913-1st Street South)

2014/06/12Local Interest

Compassionate Friends Hold 2nd Annual Balloon Release

Submitted by: Shasta Scott The Swan Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends held a balloon release at the Legion park on June 8, 2014. Despite the cool day, they had a good turnout. It was a very beautiful and moving event and we would like to thank everyone that helped and all those that attended. [...]

2014/06/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Memory Walk Raises Funds for Alzheimers

Submitted by: Sandi Bass Parkland Regional Assistant Alzheimer Society of Manitoba A small but mighty group raised $973.00 for the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba on Saturday June 7, 2014. Money that is collected in the Parkland stays in the Parkland to help support the services that help people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

2014/06/11Local Interest

Benito United Church Hosts Delicious Spring Supper

Submitted by: Karen Gade | On Sunday June 8, 2014 more than 200 people enjoyed a delicious supper of turkey, ham, assorted salads and desserts prepared by the Benito United Church. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Rev. Erin McIntyre Garrick and Edwin Cotton greeted everyone with a friendly smile as they [...]

2014/06/10Local Interest

Historic Photographs of Rural Manitoba – June 11, 2014

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles North-West Regional Library – Swan River presents: IMAGES: Recreation Opening June 11, 2014 2:30pm Historic Photographs of Rural Manitoba Courtesy of Manitoba Archives You are invited to drop in for a coffee and experience this glimpse into Manitoba’s past Exhibit at Library June, July and August

2014/06/10Local Interest

Photography Course at the Library a Real Success.

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles Rene Coultier shared his expertise and photo collection to an enthusiastic crowd, answering the question: “How to take a better picture?” Click a picture for a larger version. Through the generosity of the Brick a 42″ television was available for the slide show presentation, ensuring the high quality of photos for [...]

2014/06/10Local Interest

Hundreds Feast on Mussels, Lobster & Steak

ValleyBiz Story | With 600 pounds of lobster fresh from Halifax, NS, piles of steaks and 150 pounds of mussels, nobody went hungry at Kinsmen Lobsterfest at the Swan Valley Historical Museum on Saturday, June 7, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The Swan River Kinsmen and their spouses looked after the preparations, [...]

2014/06/09Local Interest

Jackpot Team Penning at Blue Sky Arena – June 22, 2014

Submitted by: Michelle Buck The Blue Sky Arena Team Penning Club in Benito, MB, is hosting one of two annual team cattle penning jackpots on Sunday, June 22, 2014. Registration: 10 am Competition: 12 noon Manitoba Time The canteen opens at 10 am, and spectators are always welcome! The arena is an outdoor venue located [...]

2014/06/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 20, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Delaurier presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Friesen, Sakal, Bobick and Whyte present. Mayor McKenzie was absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the May 6th, 2014 regular meeting of Council [...]

2014/06/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 2, 2014

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development June 2, 2014 | Northwest Region Rainfall in most parts of the Northwest Region interfered to varying degrees with seeding progress. Rainfall amounts ranged from negligible in the Roblin area to over 100 mm last Thursday in parts of the Swan Valley. Overall, [...]

2014/06/06Local Interest

Drive 4 UR Community Special Olympics Fundraising

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Over 200 people test drove a 2014 Ford vehicle to raise money for Swan Valley Special Olympics Athletes during the Drive 4 UR Community event on Saturday, May 31, 2014. Click any image for a larger version. There was a good mix of entertainment on the talent stage during the [...]

2014/06/05Local Interest

Youth Charged in Connection With Home Invasion

RCMP Media Release | A 16-year-old male from Pine Creek First Nation, Manitoba has been charged with Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Obstruction and Breach of Recognizance and has been remanded in custody to appear in Provincial Youth Court in Dauphin on June 4, 2014. Dauphin Municipal RCMP Detachment continue to investigate the home [...]

2014/06/05Local Interest

Local Youth Participate in 4H Beef Show and Sale

Submitted by: Cindy Tibble Swan Valley 4-H Beef Show & Sale took place Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Valley Livestock Sales. Approximately 28 members took part. Click any picture for a larger version. Best of 3 Maria, Ben & Joe Slepicka Best Pair of Animals Robyn & Parker Tibble Grand Champion Female Martina Tibble Grand [...]

2014/06/04Local Interest

Salads, Sweets and Smiles at United Church Supper

Submitted by: Barb Holms | On Sunday, June 1, 2014 Minitonas Knox United Church held a cold plate/salad supper. There was a very nice turnout of people who enjoyed potato salad, various other salads and ham and roast beef. Click any picture for a larger version. There were some very delicious desserts consisting of rhubarb, [...]

2014/06/04Local Interest

SVAPL Adoption Fair – June 14, 2014

Submitted by: Sherry Martin Swan Valley Animal Protection League Adoption Fair Sat. June 14, 2014 Swan River Museum Grounds 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cancelled if raining. Come out and have some fun! Meet some of our furry friends! Some of the animals that will be at the adoption fair.

2014/06/02Local Interest

Royal Purple Hosts 60th Anniversary Tea.

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan On Saturday, May 31, 2014 the Royal Purple hosted a 60th Anniversary Tea at the Elks Hall in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. They were honoured with the presence of Hetty Pawlinsky and Betty Riddell. Both ladies are charter members of the Swan River Royal Purple Lodge [...]

2014/06/02Local Interest