Monthly Archives: January 2015

BAM Jam Benefit Concert – February 13, 2015

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | BAM Jam Camp Benefit Concert Fri. Feb. 13, 2015 7:00 pm Bowsman Legion Hall Join us to celebrate some of the Valley’s Best Young Talent Silver Collection for info call Donna Burghart 204-238-4219

2015/01/31Local Interest

Swan Valley Communities that Care Efforts Praised

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Workshop Brings Partners Together to Develop Next Steps in Community Action Plan: Minister Wight Swan River is hosting a two-day workshop, ending January 29, 2015, for organizations and community residents who work with youth to plan programs that address issues such as drinking and drug use, violence, teen pregnancy, [...]

2015/01/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Recognized for Sustainability

Province of Manitoba Media Release | The recipients of the 2014 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards were announced January 28, 2015 by Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh. “We are constantly striving to reduce our impact on the environment and it’s great to see those efforts supported with projects like these,” said Minister Mackintosh. [...]

2015/01/28Local Interest

New Faces Welcomed at SVAPL Pot Luck and AGM

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | SVAPL held their annual AGM and pot luck supper on January 21, 2015. There were many new faces in attendance for the pot luck which was gratifying to see! Click any picture for a larger version. After a great supper, everyone stayed and visited for awhile. Some of the new [...]

2015/01/28Local Interest

Varsity Girls Basketball Tournament – January 30 & 31, 2015

Submitted by: Paula Shevernoha | SVRSS Varsity Girls Basketball team plays host in the 1st Annual Swan Valley Credit Union Classic Fri. January 30, 2015 and Sat. January 31, 2015 This is an 8 team bracket tournament, with teams from around rural Manitoba and Saskatchewan. All games take place at SVRSS. The Lady Tigers start [...]

2015/01/27Local Interest

Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Hosts Regional Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Swan Valley Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team hosted its 1st Special Olympics Regional Floor Hockey Tournament on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at SVRSS. Click any picture for a larger view. The Winnipeg Blue Devils and Brandon Wheat City Wings played on our home turf for the first time. The [...]

2015/01/27Local Interest

Pancake Breakfast & Public Skate – February 22, 2015

Submitted by: Tammy Potkonjak | Bowsman Skating Arena Pancake Breakfast & Public Skate Sun. February 22, 2015 Breakfast 10 am – 1 pm Skate 1 pm – 4 pm $6.00 includes admission to skate For more info call Angie @ 204-238-4923 Tammy @ 204-238-4626

2015/01/26Local Interest

Food, Friendship and Socializing

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Once again, Valley people attended another Soup & Bun held by the St. Andrew’s United Church in Swan River on January 23, 2015. Click any picture for a larger view. During “The Valley’s” annual “January Melt”, over 200 people could be found enjoying the food, the friendship and the socializing. [...]

2015/01/26Local Interest

Loving Hearts Supper & Entertainment – February 14, 2015

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater | St. Andrew’s United Church Loving Hearts Supper & Entertainment February 14, 2015 Veterans Hall 5pm Wine Bar 6pm Dinner Catered by: Julie Nahnybida Tickets $35.00 each Tickets available from: Linda Daviduik 204-734-9195 Eleanor Proppe 204-734-5645 Linn Barabash 204-734-4491 Ruby Sakal 204-734-4218 Melba Tibble 204-734-4296 Mary Jenner 204-734-3782 Atikinsons Sports [...]

2015/01/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 6, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 6th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councilor’s, Delaurier, Friesen, Whyte, Sakal, Moriaux present. Mayor McKenzie absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the December 16th, 2014 regular meeting of Council be adopted [...]

2015/01/25Local Interest

Swan River Novice Tournament: Jan 30 – Feb 1, 2015

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow Swan River Novice Teams Host Legion Tournament Jan. 30 – Feb 1, 2015 Featuring 8 teams from: Thompson Flin Flon OCN The Pas Dauphin There are no admission fees so if you have an hour, stop by the arena and support our local youth (and potentially some future Stampeder prospects). The [...]

2015/01/24Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Motor Vehicle Collision

RCMP Media Release | On January 22, 2015, at about 9:30 am, Swan River RCMP and local emergency services attended to a two-vehicle collision on Provincial Road 83, south of Benito, Manitoba. Investigation revealed a southbound pickup truck driven by a 23-year-old male from Swan River collided with a trailer being hauled by another southbound [...]

2015/01/24Local Interest

Minitonas – Bowsman Minutes – January 6, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of January, 2015 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley Acting Assistant CAO: K. Chartrand Additions to Agenda: [...]

2015/01/24Local Interest

Community Futures Parkland Community Projects Grant

Submitted by: Community Futures Parkland Community Futures Parkland believes in the power of communities and the individuals who live in them. We recognize that Parkland region holds vibrant communities with new ideas and proactive thinkers. Our organization supports community development and one of the ways we strive to help create community prosperity is by investing [...]

2015/01/23Local Interest

Communities the Care Planning – January 27 & 28, 2015

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Communities the Care Community Planning Meeting January 27 & 28, 2015 Temple Baptist Church 913 1st Street South. Swan River MB 2:00 – 8:00 P.M. each day, Supper will be provided. What we will be doing: •Find out what factors in our community put our youth at risk for problem [...]

2015/01/23Local Interest

Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Tournament – January 24, 2015

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Come out and cheer on our Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team! Special Olympics Parkland Floor Hockey Tournament Sat. January 24, 2015 Starting at 10:00 am SVRSS gym Make some noise as our local players take on the Winnipeg Blue Devils and Brandon Wheat City Wings. Concession will be open all [...]

2015/01/22Local Interest

Runnin’ Wild Ladies Night a Huge Success

Submitted by: Krista Mosiondz The first annual “Runnin’ Wild Ladies Night” was held the evening of Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Veteran’s Community Hall. The event was a huge success with over 150 Ladies attending. Click any picture for a larger version. In addition to their meal, served by our very own Swan Valley [...]

2015/01/22Local Interest

Healthy Food Sampled at Health Awareness Meeting

Submitted by: Donna Leming | At the Health Awareness monthly meeting on Wednesday evening Jan 14, 2015 Linda & Donna demonstrated Quinoa Pilaf & Quinoa Stir-fry. Shirley made a Mediterranean Vegetarian Meatloaf & a Fibre-Rich Detox Bean Salad. Pictured above: Linda McCullough, Shirley Jeffrey, & Donna Leming Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone [...]

2015/01/21Local Interest

Youth Missing from Swan River Located

RCMP Media Release | On January 19, 2015, Russella Cachene was safely located. Russella Audrey Cachene was last seen at a residence in Swan River at about 9:30 pm on December 26, 2014 and was reported missing that same day. The RCMP would like to thank the Winnipeg Police Service, the media and the public [...]

2015/01/20Local Interest

Lively Discussion at Liberal Party Town Hall in Swan River

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick | Ray Piche, the local Liberal candidate for the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding and Dr. Carolyn Bennett, the Liberal Member of Parliament for St. Paul’s who is the Liberal critic for Health and Indigenous Affairs, engaged in a open discussion with the members of the public who attending the Town Hall meeting [...]

2015/01/19Local Interest

New Traffic Lights Operational in Swan River

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Students, pedestrians and motorists will be safer following activation today of new traffic control signals on PTH 10 at Third Street N in Swan River, Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Ron Kostyshyn announced on January 15, 2015. “Swan River is a growing community with increasing traffic flows that require more [...]

2015/01/19Local Interest

36th Annual Bellsite Poker Derby – February 22, 2015

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Notice to Members and Invited Guests of the Bellsite Community Centre and North Mountain Riders Snowmobile Club BELLSITE’S 36th Annual POKER DERBY Sun. February 22, 2015 A Scenic Mountain Route, Groomed Snow Pass Trail that can be seen at www.northmountainriders.com Start Point is Bellsite Manitoba (this event will happen with [...]

2015/01/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 13, 2015

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Stan Potten, Glen Foster, Terry Neely, Brian Burick TERRY NEELY STAN POTTEN RESOLVED that [...]

2015/01/18Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – January 5, 2015

Inaugural Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of January, 2015 A.D. at 5:55 p.m. Present: Reeve; C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley Acting Assistant CAO: K. Chartrand Additions to Agenda: [...]

2015/01/18Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 5, 2015

Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Monday, January 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Stan Potten, Terry Neely, Brian Burick, Glen Foster LUD Committee Members: Bill Zebinski, Grant [...]

2015/01/17Local Interest

North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper – February 13, 2015

Submitted by: Paul Deneer North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper Fri. February 13, 2015 Cocktails at 6:00 pm Supper at 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Tickets $30.00 Door Prizes – Chinese Auction Come and ride the trails and join us for supper Friday night.

2015/01/15Local Interest

Dancing the Night Away at Cowan Dance

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik The Ukrainian New Years Dance was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at the Cowan Community Centre. The Adrienne Gaudry Band put on a good show filling the Centre with music till approximately 1:30 am. Pictures by Roseanne Coma Click any picture for a larger version. The attendees may have been [...]

2015/01/15Local Interest

Soup & Bun Lunch – January 23, 2015

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | St. Andrews United Church Soup & Bun Lunch Swan River Veterans Hall Fri. January 23, 2015 11:00 am – 1:30 pm $6.00 per person $4.00 12 and under 5 and under free

2015/01/14Local Interest

Fire Department Busy with Structure Fires in Swan River

Swan River Fire Department Release | On Saturday January 10, 2015 at 11:32 Swan River Fire, Swan River RCMP and Prairie Mountain EMS were paged to a structure fire on 9th Avenue North. Upon arrival smoke was contained inside the building with no visible fire showing. It was determined that the fire was located in [...]

2015/01/13Local Interest

Health Awareness Program – January 14, 2015

Submitted by: Donna Leming Health Awareness Program Wed. January 14, 2015 6:30 pm Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church Presentation on “High Carbs” verses “Low Carbs”, Pros & Cons of “Atkins Diet”, “Plant-based Diet”, “Wheat Belly” and “Grain Brain”. All former CHIP Grads and anyone interested in prevention/reversal, of diseases through lifestyle are invited to attend. [...]

2015/01/11Local Interest

RM of Minitonas Minutes – December 22, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 22nd day of December, 2014 A.D. at 6:00 pm. Present: Deputy Reeve, C. Eisner Councillors: D. Klekta & E. Rinsdorf CAO: C. Gordon Absent with Notice: Reeve, M. McIntosh Councillor, W. Pacamaniuk Delegations: Daryl [...]

2015/01/11Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Report – December 2014

Swan River RCMP Monthly Report December 2014 In this month of December, 2014 Police investigated 234 incidents. Criminal Code investigations were at lower than normal levels for this month as were Property offenses. Persons crimes investigations were at a normal level for this month. Persons crimes had five common assaults, one assault causing bodily harm [...]

2015/01/09Local Interest

SVAPL Pot Luck Supper & AGM – January 21, 2015

Submitted by: Sherry Martin Swan Valley Animal Protection League would like to invite everyone to attend our Pot Luck Supper & AGM. January 21, 2015 St. James Anglican Church Supper will start at 6 pm Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual General Meeting following the pot luck. You do not need to be a [...]

2015/01/08Local Interest

Kaylene Sauder Wins Special Olympics Calendar Raffle

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Former Swan Valley resident Kaylene Sauder received an early Christmas present as she was the 2nd place $1500 Grand Prize Winner of the Special Olympics Manitoba 2014 Calendar Raffle. Click picture for a larger version. When Kaylene found out she had won she was shocked but very happy. She is [...]

2015/01/07Local Interest

Swan River Makes Debut on the Liquidator

ValleyBiz Story | The new season of The Liquidator is fast approaching and fans will see Jeff Schwarz travelling as far east as the tropical islands of Indonesia, and right here in the Swan Valley as he takes us all on a wild and thrilling adventure. Swan Valley’s own Jason Eisner makes his debut on [...]

2015/01/06Local Interest

Runnin’ Wild Ladies Night – January 16, 2015

Submitted by: Kristina Kotyk Swan Valley Stampeders Booster Club Presents: Runnin’ Wild Ladies Night A fundraiser to support Swan Valley Stampeders! Date: January 16, 2015 Venue: Veteran’s Hall Time: 6:00 p.m. $300/table (up to 8 per table) With Dinner and Entertainment! Contact Jenna at (204) 281-4145 Or Krista at (204) 281-1202 To reserve your table!! [...]

2015/01/06Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Missing Person

RCMP Media Release | On December 26, 2014, Swan River RCMP received a report of a missing 16-year-old female from Swan River, Manitoba. Russella Audrey Cachene was last seen at a residence in Swan River at about 9:30 pm on the same day. Cachene is described as Aboriginal in appearance, 5’1″ tall (168cm), 124 lbs [...]

2015/01/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Makes ValleyBiz Better!

ValleyBiz Story | Reflecting on 2014 and looking forward to 2015, everyone at ValleyBiz would like to extend a huge thank you to all of our readers, contributors and advertisers. You have made ValleyBiz Your Community Online. As Swan Valley’s leading online publication, the main page of ValleyBiz was viewed 1.3 million times in 2014 [...]

2015/01/05Local Interest

Liberal Party of Canada Meeting – January 12, 2015

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick Liberal Party of Canada Meeting Mon. January 12, 2014 7:30 pm Super 8 Banquet Room ALL ARE WELCOME You are invited to an opportunity to express your concerns and views on National and Local issues with these distinguished guests in an open discussion. Hon. Carolyn Bennett, MD MP Liberal Critic for [...]

2015/01/05Local Interest

Town of Mintonas Minutes – December 17, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of December, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: Harold & Sharon Holland re: Offer of Thanks to Council for Services 1. S. [...]

2015/01/03Local Interest

Swan Valley Takes Top Vote in SledTown Showdown

ValleyBiz Story | The end of 2014 also marked the end of voting in the Sledtown Showdown Final. With all the votes in, the final numbers showed Swan Valley in the lead with 4998 votes, a 647 lead over Valemount, BC at 4325. Beginning with 64 destinations across the 4 western provinces, the contest had [...]

2015/01/02Local Interest

Notice Regarding Puppy Pickup Service

Submitted by: Funds for Furry Friends Recently, an individual placed a free classified on ValleyBiz offering to take small dogs and puppies from Swan River area to Funds for Furry Friends or the Brandon Humane Society. Please be advised that animal rescues do NOT advertise for dogs and requests for assistance should be placed by [...]

2015/01/01Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – December 10, 2014

A Special Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday December 10, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present – Deputy Mayor Scouten; Councilor Schneider; Councilor Zebinski Chief Administrative Officer – Pat Ellingson Absent – Mayor Meadows; Councilor Offenberger Deputy Mayor Scouten called the meeting to [...]

2015/01/01Local Interest