Monthly Archives: May 2015

SV Inter-Agency AGM / Pancake Breakfast – June 4, 2015

Submitted by: Jen Patterson Swan Valley Inter-Agency Annual General Meeting Pancake Breakfast Thurs. June 4, 2015 Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Pancake Breakfast 7:30 am-10:00 am Tickets: $5.00 (available from SVIA members and at the door) Annual General Meeting to follow at 10:00 am Guest Speaker: Leisa Lukie- Prairie Mountain Health Topic: Primary Health Clinic Everyone [...]

2015/05/31Local Interest

Summer Student Employment Evening – June 2, 2015

Submitted by: Emma-Leigh Rusk | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Summer Student Employment Evening June 2nd, 2015 5pm to 7pm Come out and enjoy a FREE burger/ Hot Dog with a beverage while you learn what is available to you for summer employment from various employers/ businesses in the Valley. For more information Contact Elvira at [...]

2015/05/30Local Interest

Folk Fest 2015 – June 12 & 13, 2015

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson | Folk Fest 2015 June 12 & 13, 2015 10am to 10pm Daily Swan River Curling Rink Come and enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours that make up part of the Swan Valley. Live Entertainment Featuring: The Paradize Band plays world music with a pounding and energized Caribbean beat, including Calypso, [...]

2015/05/30Local Interest

Many Attend Newcomer Pot Luck Supper

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath More than 60 people turned out for the annual Newcomer Pot Luck Supper. Great food and conversation enjoyed by all. Click any picture for a larger version.

2015/05/30Local Interest

Country Blend Entertains with Country Music Tribute

Written by: Rev Kathy Highmoor Hillsview Pastoral Charge On May 22, 2015 concert band, Country Blend entertained a crowd of over 100 people with, what they describe as “a tribute to the legends of country music.” Click any picture for a larger version. Songs made famous by Rita McNeil, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton [...]

2015/05/29Local Interest

Swan Valley Relay for Life – June 12, 2015

Submitted by: Charlene Rooks | Swan Valley Relay For Life Fri. June 12, 2015 5pm to midnight Swan River Fairgrounds In spite of some rainy weather, the event will be proceeding outside. Meaningful ceremonies, food, festivities and entertainment. Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the [...]

2015/05/29Local Interest

4H Beef Club Winds Up a Busy Year with Show & Sale

Submitted by: Jack Mullin | The 2014/15 4H Beef Club is coming to an end, and what a great year it has been. I’m Jack Mullin and the club reporter. We have been very busy since my last report. Click any picture for a larger version. In January we did a farm tour to see [...]

2015/05/28Local Interest

Sun Shines on Hillsview Hike From Bowsman to Minitonas

Written by: Rev Kathy Highmoor | May sunshine beat down upon the Hillsview Hikers on Monday, May 25, 2015 as they stepped off the 28km from Bowsman to Minitonas. Click any picture for a larger version. Hikers left Bowsman United with stomachs full of pancakes and ham. The group ranged in age from just months, [...]

2015/05/28Local Interest

CBF School & Ford Drive 4 UR School – June 13, 2015

Submitted by: Tracy Burick | CBF Christian School Formo Motors Ltd. Drive 4 UR School Sat. June 13, 2015 Starting at 9 am Community Bible Fellowship School 1 km south of Main Street on Highway 83A, Swan River, MB Take a free test drive and Ford Canada will donate $20 for every driver up to [...]

2015/05/27Local Interest

Illusionist Delivers Laughter from Start to Finish

Submitted by: Elaine Hunt | On the evening of May 22, 2015, Greg Wood, a comedian illusionist, performed for a crowd of 90 children and adults at Temple Baptist Church. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone that attended was treated to many fun-filled, humorous, and surprising acts. It was obvious the audience enjoyed [...]

2015/05/27Local Interest

Compassionate Friends Balloon Release – June 7, 2015

Submitted by: Shasta Scott The Swan Valley Chapter of the Compassionate Friends will be holding a Balloon Release June 7, 2015 3:00 pm Legion Park There will be a short program starting at 3:00 pm followed by the balloon release in memory of our children. Refreshments and fellowship will take place afterwards. The Compassionate Friends [...]

2015/05/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 25, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 25, 2015 | Northwest Region There was no recordable precipitation in any areas of the Northwest Region over the past week. Day time temperatures were warm with no reports of frost. Soil conditions are variable throughout the region with excessive moisture experienced [...]

2015/05/26Local Interest

Special Olympics Parkland Receives Donations

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region was very happy to receive donations from The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre and the Northwest Metis Council. Click any picture for a larger version. Accepting the donation for Special Olympics in green and black is: L-R Jeremy Stephen, Ricky Zimmer, Angie Ferland and John Schabert. [...]

2015/05/25Local Interest

Durban Hall 85th Anniversary Dance – June 6, 2015

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | The Ukrainian Old Timers (from Winnipeg) are playing at Durban Community Hall 85th Anniversary Dance June 06, 2015 Cocktails 5 pm Banquet 6 pm Dance to follow. Advance Tickets $30 Phone: Doreen 539-2321, 539-2434 Sylvia 539-2549 Edgar 539-2698

2015/05/24Local Interest

Federal Liberal Association Supper – June 6, 2015

Submitted by: Kevin Kirkpatrick | Swan River Federal Liberal Association Supper June 6, 2015 Cocktails – 5:30 pm Supper – 6:00 pm Y Not Johnny’s 1496 3rd St North Swan River Meet … Ray Piche … our Candidate for the upcoming Federal Election $12.50 Supper Contact: Kevin Kirkpatrick 204-734-2236 Cliff Gussie 306-542-3814

2015/05/24Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Spaghetti Supper – June 5, 2015

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Spaghetti Supper Salads & Dessert June 5, 2015 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Minitonas Community Hall Adults – $10.00 6-12 – $5.00 5 and under – free Everyone welcome Takeout is available: Phone: 525-4840.

2015/05/24Local Interest

Youth Job Centre Open House – June 2, 2015

Submitted by: Uriah Waldner | Manitoba Youth Job Centre Open House June 2, 2015 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm Manitoba Agriculture Office Building 120, 6th Ave North Come have some cake, drink, and see how we can assist. The Manitoba Youth Job Center is now open for business. We are now accepting student registrations and [...]

2015/05/23Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 5, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilor’s, Jacobson, Delaurier, Sakal, Moriaux, Friesen, present. Whyte absent. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that the minutes of the April 21st, 2015 regular meeting of Council be adopted as received. [...]

2015/05/23Local Interest

Emphasis on Fun at Tuesday Night Gals Golf Opener

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Gals Golfers held their first event “Opener” night on May 19, 2015. Best ball scramble, prizes, appetizers and exchange of ideas was enjoyed by 28 ladies. Above: Registration at Tuesday Night Golf Opener. Click picture for a larger version. Ken Treasure did an hour of free instruction/tips on [...]

2015/05/21Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Stolen Snowmobile

Swan River RCMP Media Release | A 2006 Arctic -Cat 500 Green in color with Licence plate 2A009 was taken from a property in the RM of Mountain between April 17th and April 18th, 2015. The VIN number on the Snowmobile is 4UF06ATV36T201662. Anyone with information about this please contact the Swan River RCMP at [...]

2015/05/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 19, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 19, 2015 | Northwest Region Parts of the Northwest Region received variable amounts of precipitation over the weekend in the form of rain and/or snow. Accumulations ranged from zero in The Pas and the Swan Valley to 13 to 51 mm of [...]

2015/05/20Local Interest

Great Time at Lenswood Mothers Day Dance

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | The Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance was held Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Lenswood Community Hall featuring music by Ken Thompson. Click any picture for a larger version. There was great music, great crowd, great dancing, and a lot of laughter

2015/05/19Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2015 – July 23, 24, 25 & 26

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Chamber of Commerce Parade – Friday Morning at 10:00 am Theme: Showcasing Swan [...]

2015/05/18Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2015 – Grandstand Events

Coming July 23, 24, 25, 26 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. Pony Chuckwagon and Chariot Championships, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, and Heavy Horse Pull! Our Big Screen Display gets you up close and personal with all the grandstand action! Don’t miss a second of [...]

2015/05/18Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2015 – Entertainment Schedule

Coming July 23, 24, 25, 26 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Pure Country (Ken Thompson) Rock Box, and Jaydee Bixby along with a Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Jaydee Bixby tickets available nos at the Chamber of Commerce Office, Kal Tire, Mervs, Club Sapp, Fit 24/7, Y Not [...]

2015/05/18Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2015 – Serving Up Great Food

Coming July 23, 24, 25, 26 The Swan River Northwest Roundup kicks off with opening night BBQ and the food doesn’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and wet your [...]

2015/05/18Local Interest

Communities that Care AGM – June 8, 2015

Swan Valley Communities that Care Annual General Meeting June 8, 2015 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Elks Hall Lunch is provided Please RSVP by June 4, 2015 204-734-4518 ext. 1451 Swan Valley Communities That Care (CTC) is preparing to host our AGM, and we invite you to come out to see and hear about SVCTC. [...]

2015/05/17Local Interest

Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood – May 22, 2015

Submitted by: Elaine Hunt | Temple Baptist Church presents: Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood Fri. May 22, 2015 7:00 pm Temple Baptist Church 913 – 1st Street South Free Press Review: Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end. – Wendy [...]

2015/05/16Local Interest

Guests Treated to Musical Selections “On Broadway”

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | On the evening of Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the Elks Hall, Martyn Snell & his students from Avenue Music presented “On Broadway” to a full house. Click picture for a larger version. Guests were treated to songs from Broadway musicals throughout the years, as well as a lovely selection [...]

2015/05/16Local Interest

Tuesday Night Gals Golf – May 19, 2015

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Night Gals Golf Opening Night. May 19, 2015 Shotgun start at 6:30 pm. $10 for best ball/scramble & appetizers. Individual golfers are most welcome. Free instruction & tips at 5:30 pm. Info and idea sharing after golf. Enjoy the golf & the socializing after! Other free lesson days will [...]

2015/05/16Local Interest

Raising Money for Safe Grad with Boxes, Bottles & Bags

Submitted by: Marnie Waddell Fundraising Committee Chair | Saturday, May 9, 2015 Swan Valley Regional High School grads gathered at Gardwine to help sort and organize bottles for their Bottle Drive Fundraiser. Click any picture for a larger version. The weather was beautiful making the work much easier. The bottle drive technically didn’t start until [...]

2015/05/15Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Violent Offender

RCMP MEDIA UPDATE | On May 14, 2015, Swan River RCMP located and arrested Randy Sutherland north of Swan River, Manitoba. He was apprehended without incident. He has been transported to Dauphin and remains in custody. The RCMP thanks the public and the media for their assistance. _________________________________________ RCMP Media Release | May 6, 2015 [...]

2015/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 7, 2015

Special Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 7th day of May, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to; Review the LUD Service Plan/Budget Expenditures Discuss Various aspects of the LUD, Rural & [...]

2015/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 30, 2015

Special Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 30th day of April, 2015 at 7:12 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is to; approve the application to the Municipal Road Improvement Fund approve payment of the Benito [...]

2015/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 28, 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, April 28th, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Verne Scouten Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten Interim-Acting CAO; [...]

2015/05/14Local Interest

Talented Musicians Perform at Community Band Concert

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | The Swan Valley Community Band held their Spring Concert on May 7, 2015 in the multipurpose room of the SVRSS. Over 70 people in the appreciative audience, stopping for doughnuts & coffee afterwards. Above: Julie Kooistra has been Directing, and Founder of SV Community Band, since September 1994. Click any [...]

2015/05/14Local Interest

60th Annual 4-H Beef Show & Sale – May 30, 2015

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | 60th Annual Swan Valley 4-H Beef Show & Sale Sat. May 30, 2015 10:00 am Heifer Show 1:00 pm Steer Show 3:00 pm Sale Valley Livestock Show, Minitonas Join the Minitonas 4-H Beef Club members in celebrating both the 60th anniversary of the club and the show and sale. For [...]

2015/05/13Local Interest

Tiger Sharks Hold First Fun Meet

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Special Olympics Parkland Region, Swan Valley Tiger Sharks held their first Fun Meet at the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatics Centre on April 25, 2015. The athletes had great time with the Swan Valley Rapids Swim Club who joined the Tiger Sharks in an afternoon of demonstrations, relays and [...]

2015/05/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 11, 2015

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 11, 2015 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region received variable amounts of rainfall near the end of the week with accumulations ranging from 5 to 30 mm. The higher amounts occurred in the most southern part of Swan Valley. Soil conditions are [...]

2015/05/13Local Interest

Safe Grad 2015 Smokie on a Bun – June 5, 2015

Submitted by: Marnie Waddell Smokie on a Bun June 5, 2015 Co-op Marketplace On Main Street 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Smokie on a Bun, Canned Drink, Cookie $5 Pre-orders with delivery available in Swan River. Call: 204-734-5915 weekdays All proceeds go the SVRSS Safe Grad 2015 Sponsored by Swan Valley Coop

2015/05/12Local Interest

Hometown Kids Ride & Rope in High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Austen Anderson | High School Rodeo descended on Swan River on May 9 and 10, 2015 and it was a huge success. The Ag Society grounds as well as Main Street were full of contestants, family and spectators eager for some spring rodeo action. Pictures by Della Mckay, Joan Mosiondz & Lois Mosiondz [...]

2015/05/12Local Interest

Hundreds Attend Early Years Wellness Fair

Submitted by: Sharon Glasscock The Early Years Wellness Fair held at the Swan River Curling Rink on May 6, 2015 was a huge success. Over 200 children, 140 families attended. Click any pictures for a larger version. Children had a blast drumming, crawling through the cardboard maze , playing games, playing at the Speech & [...]

2015/05/11Local Interest

Local Projects Receive Community Places Grants

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Community groups throughout Manitoba will receive more than $3 million in grants from the Community Places program to support a wide range of improvements at recreational, cultural and community facilities, Housing and Community Development Minister Mohinder Saran announced today. “Community groups provide the essential recreational and social facilities and [...]

2015/05/11Local Interest

Settlement Services Pot Luck Supper – May 23, 2015

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | Its time for our annual Newcomer welcome Pot Luck Supper. Sat. May 23, 2015 6:00 pm Solid Rock Church It’s a time for all of us to get together – doesn’t matter whether you arrived this month or several years ago. Its also open for any Valley residents to come [...]

2015/05/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 21, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of April, 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 C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 8:00pm – Michael [...]

2015/05/10Local Interest

ACL Supper and AGM – June 9, 2015

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | Association for Community Living Swan River 54th Annual General Meeting Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Elk’s Hall Supper served at 6:00 pm, meeting to follow To purchase supper tickets or for more information, contact ACL at 204-734-9114 Everyone Welcome!!

2015/05/09Local Interest

Special Olympics Dance Fever

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk The ACL Resource Centre was rocking in the afternoon on Sunday, May 3, 2015 as the Parkland Region Special Olympic athletes moved and grooved at Dance Fever 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. A big thank you to all those who pledged our athletes; over $1300 was raised. DJ [...]

2015/05/08Local Interest

Swan River Elks & Royal Purple Ready for Another Year

Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | The Swan River Elks and Royal Purple Elks recently installed new officers for the ensuing year. Pictured left are members of the Swan River Elks Lodge Click pictures for a larger version Back row left to right Bro. Malcolm Shaw, Bro. Leonard Sakal, Bro. Pete Borowski, Bro. Wilbert Schoenrath, Bro. [...]

2015/05/08Local Interest

Michif CFS Summer Camp Fundraiser – May 29, 2015

Melissa Bielik | Michif CFS Garage Sale Hot Dog Sale Bake Sale May 29, 2015 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Parking Lot of Elks Hall 112 – 5th Avenue South Proceeds will be going to Children in Care Summer Camp

2015/05/07Local Interest

Seed Exchange to be Established in Swan River

Submitted by: Donna Marek-Jorundson | A small but enthusiastic group met on Thurs. April 30, 2015 at the Northwest Regional Library to discuss establishing a seed exchange day in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger view. It was decided that a seed exchange day will be held in the month of March 2016. [...]

2015/05/07Local Interest