Monthly Archives: November 2015

Cookie Walk Offers Variety of Sweet Choices

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Board members of Services to Seniors are very grateful for the many volunteers who came to help at the Cookie Walk which took place on November 28, 2015 at St. James Anglican Church. Click any picture for a larger version. The wonderful assortment of cookies was made possible by generous [...]

2015/11/30Local Interest

Christmas Tea & Bake Sale – December 5, 2015

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | St. James Anglican Church Christmas Tea & Bake Sale Sat. December 5, 2015 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm St. James Anglican Church 1201 1st Street S Swan River

2015/11/29Local Interest

Christmas Craft & Trade Show – December 12, 2015

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Christmas Craft & Trade Show December 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1413 Main Street Over 35 Tables Set Up Jewelry ~Teas ~ Wreaths ~Jams ~ Mustards ~ Baking ~ Knitting Lotions ~ Candles ~ Sewing ~ Blankets ~ Barn Board Swan Valley Stampeders & [...]

2015/11/29Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 3, 2015

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of November, 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: 7:00 p.m. – Minitonas [...]

2015/11/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 4, 2015

The Rural Municipality of Mountain Minutes of the Regular Council meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, November 4, 2015 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – [...]

2015/11/28Local Interest

Many Treasures at Farmer’s Market Christmas Sale

Submitted by: Swan Valley Farmer’s Market | The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Center was a hub-bub of activity on Friday, November 20, 2015 when the Swan Valley Farmer’s Market held their Annual Christmas craft sale. Click any picture for a larger version. Thirty five vendors were present to sell their homemade treasures. What a variety of [...]

2015/11/27Local Interest

Bowsman Chase The Ace New Jackpot $1,676

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | The nightly winner in last week’s Chase the Ace fundraiser hosted by the Bowsman Skating Rink and Bowsman Curling Club was Connie McKay. The prize was presented by Bowsman Rink member Carol Silverthorn. The game continues every Friday night from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Bowsman Hotel. The accumulating jackpot [...]

2015/11/26Local Interest

Community Foundation Annual Meeting – December 3, 2015

Submitted by: Vivian Rooks Community Foundation of Swan Valley Annual Meeting Thurs. December 3, 2015 7:00 P.M. Westwood Inn Banquet Room Grant Presentations Heritage Club Certificates Everyone Welcome

2015/11/25Local Interest

Many Unique Items at Ten Thousand Villages

Submitted by: Karen Peters Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries. Click any picture for a larger version. The Ten Thousand Villages Craft sale took place in Swan River on November 19-21, 2015. Thank [...]

2015/11/25Local Interest

Santa Stops by Swan River Christmas Tree Lighting

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce held the annual lighting of the Swan River Christmas Tree on November 20, 2015. Santa made an appearance, taking requests from kids eager to register their Christmas lists. Click any picture for a larger version. The Swan River Elks served up hot dogs and hot chocolate [...]

2015/11/24Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On November 23, 2015, at approximately 5:30 p.m., Swan River RCMP responded to a single vehicle rollover on Hwy 485 near Swan River, MB. Initial investigation reveals the pickup truck was travelling westbound when it went off road into the ditch. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle, a 33 [...]

2015/11/24Local Interest

Christmas Constituency Open House – December 5, 2015

Submitted by: Connie Gray | Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan River invites you to attend the Christmas Constituency Open House Sat. December 5, 2015 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Swan River Constituency Office 126 – 6th Avenue North Swan River, MB All constituents are welcome. For more information call: 204-734-4900 or 204-656-4698

2015/11/23Local Interest

Medical Fundraiser an Overwhelming Success

Submitted by: Vaughn Behrmann | The fund rasier had approximately 300 people attend the evening with the Kinsmen donating their bar tending services for the evening with many jokes and pokes taken and passed on to deserving participants. Click any picture for a larger version. Vaughn Behrmann was the MC for the evening and it [...]

2015/11/23Local Interest

Live Nativity – December 12, 2015

Submitted by: Karen Peters | Live Nativity Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 Swan Valley Museum Tours will run continuously 4:00- 8:00 p.m. Free Admission Silver Collection Presented by: The Durban Covenant Church along with churches and volunteers throughout the community. See scenes from the Christmas story. Visit the Bethlehem market. Enjoy special music. Free Shuttle To [...]

2015/11/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 21, 2015

The Rural Municipality of Mountain Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 21, 2015 in the RM of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – 2 – 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque [...]

2015/11/21Local Interest

Full House for St. Andrew’s United Church Supper

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | St.Andrew’s United Church hosted a full house for their fall supper on Sunday, November 15, 2015. Everyone was treated to a wonderful meal and time of fellowship. Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to everyone who came out to support this fundraiser and especially those who volunteered [...]

2015/11/20Local Interest

Rockin’ Evening at Lenswood Hall

Submitted by: Judy Biech | The Lenswood Hall was rocking on Saturday November 14, 2015 to the music of Ken Thompson and Desmond Legace. Click any picture for a larger version. A large crowd of all ages had a great time dancing, socializing and feasting on delicious food prepared by the local ladies. Thank you [...]

2015/11/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Atom A Win A Side Final

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Swan Valley Stampeders Atom A hosted their tournament November 13-15, 2015 in Swan River. Teams from Thompson, Flin Flon & Dauphin participated. Click any picture for a larger version. Friday night saw games between Swan Valley Stampeders & Dauphin Kings with Stampeders winning by a score of 8-2. Next [...]

2015/11/18Local Interest

Jeff Hartung Team Wins Westwood Inn Curling Classic

Submitted by: Sandra Tibble | Congratulations to the Jeff Hartung team from Langenburg Saskatchewan as the Champions of the Westwood Inn Curling Classic. Click picture for a larger version. Presenting the check of $8,000 is Sandra Tibble, committee member to skip Kody Hartung, third Tyler Hartung, second Jeff Hartung and lead Claire DeCock. A total [...]

2015/11/17Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 3, 2015

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councilors, Jacobson, Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Delaurier & Sakal present. Delegations: Fire Chief Fedorchuk presented his report. In the months of September and October the SRFD responded to 15 [...]

2015/11/16Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Sale – November 20, 2015

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Sale Fri. November 20, 2015 10am to 6pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Hall Here’s a Bright Idea Get Your Christmas Shopping Done Early! ~Lunch and refreshments available~ • Leather Craft • Baking • Knitting • Children’s clothes • Jams and Jellies • Syrups • [...]

2015/11/16Local Interest

Dancing the Night Away at Benito Harvest Celebration 2015

Submitted by: Pamela Bowles | On Saturday November 14, 2015 approximately 160 people attended the 5th Annual Harvest Celebration supper and dance hosted by the Shaker Misto Dance Club and the Benito Recreation Centre. Click any picture for a larger version. Guests enjoyed a delicious supper of deep fried perogies, cabbage rolls, beet rolls, pork [...]

2015/11/16Local Interest

Benito United Church Craft/Trade Show – December 5, 2015

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Craft and Trade Show Soup/Sandwich Lunch Sat. December 5, 2015 10 am – 2 pm Benito Rec Centre Baking – Crafts – Mary Kay – Avon – Norwex – Jewellery – Epicure – Sewing Christmas Pudding – Scentsy – Velata – Knitting – Jamberry Nails – Arbonne [...]

2015/11/15Local Interest

Royal Purple Christmas Baking – Order By Nov. 29, 2015

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Royal Purple Christmas Baking 2 dozen dainties $20 Christmas pudding $15 (per quart) Order Deadline: November 29, 2015 Orders can be phoned in to: Adeline McQuay 204-734-3652, Betty Kotyk 204-734-4304 or Diane Sylvester 204-734-2232 by November 29, 2015 Pick up will be at the Elks Hall from 10 am to [...]

2015/11/14Local Interest

Bowsman Chase The Ace New Jackpot $1,093

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | The nightly winner in last week’s Chase the Ace fundraiser hosted by the Bowsman Skating Rink and Bowsman Curling Club was Nathan Stevenson. The prize was presented by Kevin Silverthorn. The game continues every Friday night from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm at the Bowsman Hotel. The accumulating jackpot is now at [...]

2015/11/13Local Interest

Festival of Trees – December 1-5, 2015

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | Come to the Festival of Trees at the North West Regional Library December 1-5, 2015 Open during library hours. Drop in and view the trees and gingerbread houses, enjoy some hot apple cider and a cookie. Silver collection or non perishable food item. All proceeds go to the Christmas Cheer [...]

2015/11/13Local Interest

Many Served at Minitonas United Church Supper

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | On Sunday, November 1, 2015 the Minitonas Knox United Church held their fall supper. Family, friends and neighbors filled the hall with a steady stream of hungry guests. Guests enjoyed a hearty meal of turkey and potatoes, meatballs, casserols and a variety of salads with a selection of [...]

2015/11/13Local Interest

52nd Annual Carol Festival – December 6, 2015

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Swan Valley Fine Arts Festivals Association presents 52nd Annual Carol Festival Sun. December 6, 2015 3:00 p.m. Temple Baptist Church Swan River Silver collection and/or donation of non-perishable food.

2015/11/12Local Interest

Remembering Those Who Fought For Our Freedom

ValleyBiz Story | A mild November morning greeted a group of Veterans as they gathered at the Cenotaph in Swan River to lay wreaths in memory of and tribute to fallen soldiers. Click any picture for a larger version. Members of the RCMP, Cadets, and Stampeders along with dignitaries and other community representatives marched from [...]

2015/11/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Auction Raises Over $13,000

Submitted by: Scott Swaiko | The 53rd annual Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction took place on Thursday, November 6, 2015 from the conference room of the Swan Valley Credit Union. The total amount raised on Thursday was a little over $13,400. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a good amount of active [...]

2015/11/11Local Interest

Westwood Inn Curling Classic – Nov 13-15, 2015

Submitted by: Sandra Tibble | Westwood Inn Curling Classic November 13 – 15, 2015 Swan River Curling Rink Come on out and watch some outstanding curling and shot making with a field of curlers from Manitoba & Saskatchewan.

2015/11/11Local Interest

Swan Hills Ranch Wins Awards at Harvest Showdown

Submitted Story | On November 4-7, 2015 Swan Hills Ranch competed at the 27th Annual Grain Miller’s Harvest Showdown in Yorkton, winning several events throughout the weekend. Submitted Photos | Click any picture for a larger version. Scott Tibble (above) received the Grand Reserve Championship Award for the 2015 Futurity Show Pen of Open Heifers. [...]

2015/11/11Local Interest

Another Great Year for Calico Corners Craft Sale

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | We were blessed with great weather on Friday, November 6, 2015 for our 36th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale which contributed to its huge success! Click any picture for a larger version. Large crowds mingled throughout the many craft tables, shopped and also enjoyed coffee, dessert or a hearty lunch [...]

2015/11/10Local Interest

Formo Motors Collects a Ton of Food to Scare Off Hunger

ValleyBiz Story | Formo Motors scared up literally a ton of food during their “We Scare Hunger” campaign throughout the month of October. The non-perishable food items were delivered to the Swan Valley Food Bank on November 6, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. Jake Warkentin and Albert Quon expressed their appreciation on [...]

2015/11/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Come Up Short

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Saturdays weather was an absolute beautiful setting for a terrific football game. With both teams taking the field and bleachers full of fans we stood at attention to a fantastic rendition of O’Canada, sung by two local entertainers. Click any picture for a larger version. As the whistle blew we [...]

2015/11/09Local Interest

St. Andrews United Church Supper – November 15, 2015

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | St. Andrew’s United Church Fall Supper Sun. November 15, 2015 4:30 – 6:30 pm Veteran’s Community Hall Adults: $15.00 Children 6-12: $6.00 5 years and under free Advance tickets available at: Lloyd’s Jewellers Pizza Place Atkinson’s For delivery please call in advance, 204-734-2075

2015/11/09Local Interest

Swan Valley Communities That Care 5 Year Anniversary

Submitted Story | Swan Valley Communities that Care (SVCTC) recently reached the milestone of 5 years of service in the Swan Valley. The organization reflected on their efforts and celebrated their accomplishments during an anniversary supper. Click picture for a larger version. “You all have much to celebrate as you have accomplished so much‎ in [...]

2015/11/09Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Supper – November 28, 2015

Submitted by: Ron Kostyshyn Annual NDP Christmas Supper Sat. November 28, 2015 Swan Valley Museum Socializing 5:00 p.m. Supper 6:00 p.m. $12.00/person Guest Performers: Ukrainian Dancers from Ethelbert (Madison, Brittney & Johnathon Stratuliak; Sierra Malowski & Nolan Low) Silent Auction, 50/50 Ticket Draw Everyone Welcome!

2015/11/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Collision

RCMP Media Release | On November 6,2015, shortly before 2:30 pm, Swan River RCMP were called to a collision involving two vehicles, approximately 4 km North of Swan River on Highway 10, near road 216 North. Officers arrived on scene and confirmed the collision involved a semi truck and a pickup. The driver of the [...]

2015/11/07Local Interest

Service to Seniors Cookie Walk – November 28, 2015

Submitted by: Bev Leach | Sponsored by: Service to Seniors Sat. November 28, 2015 10:00 a.m. till cookies last St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st Street South A great way to start your Christmas baking! You will be given a box when you enter and then go on your “cookie walk” past the tables [...]

2015/11/06Local Interest

JV Tigers Heading to Volleyball Provincials

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | On November 3, 2015 the Swan Valley Tigers JV Boys volleyball team played against Dauphin for the Zone Finals. The Swan Valley Tigers beat the Dauphin Clippers in a close match winning 3 games to 2 games to earn a spot at the provincials. Front Row: John Walsh, Sean Kirkpatrick, [...]

2015/11/06Local Interest

Swan River Daycare / Valley Stage Players – Nov 27, 2015

Swan River Daycare presents Valley Stage Players in “Senior Follies” by Billy St. John November 27, 2015 War Veteran’s Hall Doors Open at 7:00 pm Show Starts at 8:00 pm Cash bar and appetizers will be served at intermission. All funds raised will be going toward the school aged playground. Tickets $30 – Available at [...]

2015/11/05Local Interest

Spooktoberfest a Spooky Smashing Success

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Spooktober- Fest Haunted House! It was a great event which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. There were about 1,400 visitors, who attended Spooktober-Fest over the three [...]

2015/11/05Local Interest

Brandel MacCumber Medical Fundraiser – Nov. 20, 2015

Submitted by: Vaughn Behrmann | Medical Fundraiser for Brandel MacCumber November 20, 2015 War Veterans Hall Swan River 5:30pm Cocktails/            Silent Auction 6:30pm Supper Live Auction to follow All proceeds will go towards the Brandel MacCumber Medical Trust Fund set up at the Credit Union in Swan River. Brandel MacCumber was in a serious ATV [...]

2015/11/04Local Interest

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Hosts Gala Event

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Community Foundation of Swan Valley Gala was hosted on Friday October 30, 2015 at the Veteran’s Hall in Swan River. The evening opened with invited guests mingling over appetizers and background music by Martyn Snell. Click any picture for a larger version. Emcee for the evening was Travis Stewart from [...]

2015/11/04Local Interest

Tigers Football Championship – November 7, 2015

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk 2015 RMFL Championship Final SVRSS Tigers vs Dauphin Clippers Sat. November 7, 2015 2:00 pm Kick Off SVRSS Field Come and Cheer on the Home Town Tigers! $2 Admission Concession

2015/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Win Semi Finals

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The rain didn’t deter the fans from coming out to cheer on the Swan Valley Tigers as they hosted the ParkWest Outlaws in the Provincial Semi Final. Each team took the field with the dreams of moving on to the next stage. Click any picture for a larger version. ParkWest [...]

2015/11/03Local Interest

Parenting Workshop Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1 & 8, 2015

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop Tuesdays: Nov 10, 17, 24, Dec 1, 8 Dinner- 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Sessions- 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Ecole Swan River South School 1015 – 2nd Street South, Swan River (Children age 9-14 attend with their parent(s) on November 24th) Are you raising a child age 9-14? Guiding Good Choices [...]

2015/11/03Local Interest

Warm Service at Minitonas United Church Tea

Submitted by: Knox United Church | Smiling faces and lovely fall decorations greeted over 50 guests who attended the Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea and Bake sale on Saturday, October 24, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. Coffee and tea was served by several young helpers. A wide selection of pies were [...]

2015/11/03Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Applications: November 2-20, 2015

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board APPLICATION FORMS available at Your Municipal Office From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mon. November 2, 2015 to Fri. November 20, 2015 MUST BE COMPLETED & RETURNED by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 20, 2015 PHONE OR WALK IN APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN Sunday, November 22, 2015 [...]

2015/11/03Local Interest