Monthly Archives: May 2016

Personal Bests for Special Olympics Parkland Athletes

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Our Special Olympic Parkland Region Track Athletes had personal best times and distances at the Kinsmen Outdoor Track & Field Meet at the U of M in Winnipeg on Saturday, May 28th 2016. Click picture for a larger version. Results-Jeremy Stephen 100 M 1st, Standing Long Jump 2nd. Brennan Sauder [...]

2016/05/31Local Interest

Safe Grad 2016 BBQ – June 3, 2016

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretzky-Denischuk Safe Grade 2016 BBQ June 3, 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Kal Tire Parking Lot Burgers or Hot Dogs Curly Fries Cookies and Drink $5 Sponsored By: Royal LePage | Quik Stop | Kal Tire | Bowsman and District Lions All Proceeds go to Safe Grad and Graduation Banquet!

2016/05/31Local Interest

Wonderful Support for 4H Beef Show & Sale

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | May 28, 2016 saw the Valley Livestock yards come alive with 4H Beef members show their projects. The morning started early for some, bathing, clipping & grooming in time for the show. Click any picture for a larger version. 10am started with the 4H Pledge & Motto. The 1st year [...]

2016/05/31Local Interest

BAM Program Celebrates Another Year with Concert

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | The year has come to an end for the BAM fiddle & guitar program at Bowsman School and it was celebrated with a lovely concert at the Bowsman Legion Hall. Above: Hayden Hamilton (Grade 3) & Comrie Quill(Grade 4) showcase their skills on guitar. Lyneta Grenier from Hudson Bay, SK [...]

2016/05/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Well Represented at All-Star Game

Submitted by: Justin Petelski | This past weekend the annual Rural Manitoba Football League (RMFL) All-Star Game took place at Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. Pictured Above (left to right) Back row: Clayton Spencer, Brock Mullin, Brendan Gilroy, Eric Klein, Brody Kitch, Keenan Tripp. Front row: Chayce Osatchuk, Robin Seib Missing from photo: Caleb Johnson, [...]

2016/05/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Football Camp: June 6-10, 2016

Swan Valley Tigers Football Camp June 6-10, 2016 Monday 7:00 – 8:30 pm Equipment pickup @ SVRSS Football Field (Big storage shed by trees and baseball diamond) Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 pm Practice @ SVRSS Football Field Friday 7:00 pm Controlled Scrimmage We want you to be a part of the great football tradition here [...]

2016/05/29Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 3, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson and Sakal present.  Councillor Delaurier was absent with permission. 1.  Call to order 2.  Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2016.242 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Lance Jacobson RESOLVED that [...]

2016/05/29Local Interest

Dr. John Walker Delivers Presentations on Anxiety

Submitted by: James Wigley | Dr. John Walker is a Professor in the Department of Clinical Health Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He has worked for many years in helping children, parents, and adults in overcoming anxiety problems. He is especially interested in self-help approaches to treatment. During his time in Swan River on [...]

2016/05/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 25, 2016

The Rural Municipality of Mountain Minutes of the Special Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Monday, April 25, 2016 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 2 – 3 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – 6 – Brad Wyatt Attending [...]

2016/05/28Local Interest

Great Attendance at Stock Car Club Season Opener

ValleyBiz.ca Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their season opener points race on Saturday May 21, 2016. Race day saw 4 cylinder, 8 cylinder street stock, 8 cylinder pure stock, and b mods flying around the track. Click any picture for a larger version. The weather was beautiful and a large crowd [...]

2016/05/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 24, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 24, 2016 | Northwest Region As a result of favorable weather conditions over the past week, good seeding progress was made throughout most of the Northwest Region. There were some localized showers reported in the southern part of the region. Soil moisture [...]

2016/05/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Students Play For North All-Stars Team

Rural Manitoba Football League Media Release | We are only a couple days away from the annual Rural Manitoba Football League All-Star game where the North All-Stars team made up of players from the Swan Valley Tigers, Dauphin Clippers, East Parkland Warriors and the Neepawa Tigers will face the South Team All-Stars made up of [...]

2016/05/26Local Interest

Settlement Services Pot Luck Supper – May 28, 2016

Submitted by: Gillian McGrath | Swan Valley Settlement and Immigrant Services Annual Newcomer Welcome Pot Luck Supper Sat. May 28, 2016 6:30 pm St. Andrews United Church Swan River Everyone is welcome to attend – just bring a pot of food to share

2016/05/25Local Interest

Blue Sky Arena Trial Ride and Penning Jackpot

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | The Blue Sky Arena celebrated the May long weekend with a trail ride on Saturday, May 21, 2016 and a team cattle penning jackpot on Sunday. Saturday’s ride started and ended at the Blue Sky Arena south of Benito, MB. Click any picture for a larger version. Eighteen riders and [...]

2016/05/25Local Interest

4H Beef Spotlight – Nate Immerkar & Cooper

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | My name is Nate Immerkar. I am 10 years old. This is my 3rd year in 4h. I have a Black Angus steer. His name is Cooper. When not doing 4-H I can be found between the pipes stopping pucks. Support the Future Farmers of the Valley at the Swan [...]

2016/05/25Local Interest

Minitonas Fiddlin’ Program Celebrates 10 Years

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Minitonas Fiddlin’ Program celebrated 10 years of instruction, promotion and preservation of Fiddling music at their 10th Annual Spring Concert in Minitonas on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. This was a wonderful milestone for the Minitonas Fiddling Program and for all of the [...]

2016/05/24Local Interest

Walk With A Doc – May 25, 2016

Submitted by: Laurie Evans | Walk With a Doc Wed. May 25, 2016 9:00 am Legion Park 10:00 am Demonstration: Outdoor Fitness Equipment Walk with a Doc is a fun and simple way for physicians and medical students to share the benefits of walking and physical activity by “walking the talk” with their communities. Organized [...]

2016/05/24Local Interest

Friendship Tulip Garden in Full Bloom

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | It was a wonderful day in Minitonas to celebrate the “Friendship Tulip Garden” at the Cenotaph Square on May 18, 2016. The sun was warm, a breeze was offering a gentle coolness, and best of all, the tulips were in full bloom. Pictures by Lynda Leslie & ValleyBiz | Click [...]

2016/05/23Local Interest

4H Beef Spotlight – Callie Immerkar & Nitrogen

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | My name is Callie Immerkar. I am 12 years old. This is my fourth year in 4H. I have a Shorthorn cross steer. His name is Nitrogen. When not doing 4-H I like to dance and play badminton. Support the Future Farmers of the Valley at the Swan Valley 4H [...]

2016/05/23Local Interest

Community Drives One 4 Swan Valley Day Care Centre

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff, Formo Motors| Shiny new Ford vehicles with Drive One flags and smiling drivers behind the wheel could be seen touring down Highway 10 North all day Saturday, May 14, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. Every single one supporting a great event towards a great local cause. We had [...]

2016/05/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 20, 2016

The Rural Municipality of Mountain Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes [...]

2016/05/22Local Interest

Durban 86th Annual Banquet & Dance – June 4, 2016

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall 86th Anniversary Banquet & Dance Sat. June 4, 2016 Cocktails 5:00 pm dst Banquet 6:00 pm dst Dance to Follow. Dance to music of Prairie Crocus Advance Tickets $ 25.00 each For tickets call Doreen 204-539-2434, 204-539-2321 Vickie 204-539-2293 Edgar 204-539-2698 cash bar….please drink responsibly

2016/05/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 5, 2016

The Rural Municipality of Mountain Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held, Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 in the Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse [...]

2016/05/21Local Interest

Retirement Party for Rev. Kathy Highmoor – June 4, 2016

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Retirement Party for Reverend Kathy Highmoor Sat. June 4, 2016 Swan Valley Museum Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Program to Follow Put on your shoes, boots or runners and hike on down to the Swan Valley Museum.

2016/05/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 16, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 16, 2016 | Northwest Region Seeding progress was slow in the Northwest Region over the past week primarily due to cold, wet soil conditions. Soil moisture is adequate in most parts, although there are low areas in some fields that have excessive [...]

2016/05/21Local Interest

CBF Fort McMurray BBQ Fundraiser – May 27, 2016

Submitted by: Karen Peters | Fort McMurray BBQ Fundraiser Fri. May 27, 2016 at the Swan River Fire Hall 11am- 1pm Hot dog combo $4. Hamburger combo $5. Sausage combo $6. All monies raised after expenses will be going directly to the Red Cross. Please make cheques out to the Red Cross, earmarked for Fort [...]

2016/05/20Local Interest

Barrels, Bulls and Buckaroos at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | On May 13 – 15, 2016 Swan River was host to Manitoba High School Rodeo (HS Rodeo), Little Buckaroos Rodeo & Manitoba Barrel Racing. Click any picture for a larger version. We started the weekend with a MBRA race, there were 29 entries between the Open, Youth and Peewee. Swan [...]

2016/05/20Local Interest

Blue Sky Arena Trail Ride and Jackpot – May 21 & 22, 2016

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | Blue Sky Arena Team Penners in Benito Annual Spring Trail Ride Sat. May 21, 2016 Team Penning Jackpot Sun. May 22, 2016 Annual Spring Trail Ridee The trail ride departs at 12 noon from the Blue Sky Arena south of Benito, and ½ mile west of the junction of highways [...]

2016/05/20Local Interest

9th Annual BAM Spring Concert – May 26, 2016

Submitted by: Donna L D Burghart | Bowsman Accomplished Musicians 9th Annual BAM Spring Concert Thurs. May 26, 2016 7:00 pm Bowsman Legion Hall Admission by donation. Under the direction of Miss Lyneta Grenier. Special guests- Bowsman Bucket Drummers and Bowsman School Choir. Baking Raffle & 50/50

2016/05/19Local Interest

Brian Burick Removed as Deputy Reeve

ValleyBiz.ca Story| At a special meeting on May 16, 2016 the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West passed a resolution to remove Brian Burick as Deputy Reeve. In a second resolution, Terry Neely was appointed interim Deputy Reeve. Brian Burick | File Photo Prior to the vote, Reeve Vern Scouten made a statement [...]

2016/05/18Local Interest

Pine River Town Wide Yard Sale – June 18, 2016

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River LUD Annual Summer Start Sale (Town Wide Yard Sales) Sat. June 18, 2016 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Participants hang roadside balloons to show they are participating. Out of town participants can set up their tables at the Pine River Community Centre yard. For more information call Debbie [...]

2016/05/18Local Interest

4H Pancake Breakfast a Huge Success

Submitted by: Shannon Fullerton | On Saturday, May 14, 2016 it was a beautiful, crisp morning to enjoy delicious, fluffy pancakes, sausage patties and great conversation. Click any picture for a larger version. We had excellent support from many High School Rodeo contestants, parents and Swan Valley community members. This event was hosted by the [...]

2016/05/18Local Interest

Primary Care Centre Appointment Availability

ValleyBiz Story | Nobody likes to wait. When you need to schedule a medical appointment, having to wait several weeks before you are able to see a doctor can be especially frustrating. The Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (PCC) recently answered some questions regarding the causes behind scheduling delays and how appointment availability can be [...]

2016/05/17Local Interest

Vesselli Dance Club Showcase Skill and Love of Dance

Submitted by: Jackie Spencer | The Benito Vesselli Dance Club celebrated their 34th year of dancing at their year end concert with approximately 200 guests in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Guests were greeted at the door with live entertainment from Bill Macooh and Les Rolsky. The club’s 26 dancers started off [...]

2016/05/16Local Interest

Top Rollers for Parkland Region

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | A team of 10 members made up of the Swan Valley Cobras, Tigers and Russell 5 Pin represented the Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region at the Gut-ter Done 5-Pin Bowling Competition on May 7, 2016. Back row (L-R) John Schabert, Justin Ames, Ben Taylor, Anita Biech Front row (L-R) Lorna [...]

2016/05/16Local Interest

Minitonas Spring Fiddling Concert – May 18, 2016

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Minitonas Fiddling Program 10th Annual Spring Concert Wed. May 18, 2016 7 pm Minitonas Early Years School Auditorium Join us for a great evening of entertainment featuring our talented students and instructor Lyneta Grenier. Special Guest Performer – Desmond Lagace. Silver collection at the door.

2016/05/15Local Interest

4H Beef Spotlight – Nathan Barker & Buddy

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Hi I’m Nathan Barker. This is my steer Buddy. I have been a 4H member for 3 years. Hope to see you at our Swan Valley 4H Beef Show and Sale on May 28, 2016 at Valley Livestock.

2016/05/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 9, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development May 9, 2016 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region experienced hot, dry, windy weather conditions over the past week. Generally, soil moisture is adequate in most parts, although there are some well drained sandy soils that are drier. Soil temperatures range between 7 [...]

2016/05/13Local Interest

Tent Town Garden Club “Bloom Event” – May 17, 2016

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | The Tulips are blooming !! The Tulips are blooming !! Tent Town Garden Club “Bloom Event” Tues. May 17, 2016 2:00 pm Minitonas Cenotaph In October the Tent Town Garden Club planted 700 tulip bulbs in a Friendship Tulip Garden at the Minitonas Cenotaph. Now that the tulips are in [...]

2016/05/12Local Interest

MLA Rick Wowchuk Appointed as Legislative Assistant

Manitoba Media Release | On May 4, 2016, six legislative assistants were appointed by Premier Brian Pallister to work with newly named cabinet ministers. “These six members of the legislative assembly will offer important counsel and support to our team’s new cabinet ministers,” said Pallister. “Their experience will inform many of the decisions made by [...]

2016/05/12Local Interest

Great Mother’s Day at Lenswood Dance

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk | A good time was had by all at the Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance held on May 7, 2016. There were over two hundred people in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Lunch was served at midnight and enjoyed by all!! Thank you to all those that helped out [...]

2016/05/12Local Interest

Communities That Care & Inter-Agency AGM – June 9, 2016

Submitted by: Jen Patterson | Swan Valley Communities That Care and Swan Valley Inter-Agency AGM June 9, 2016 Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre AGENDA 11:00 a.m. – SVIA AGM 11:30 a.m. – Lunch 12:00 – Community Mobilization Presentation 1:00 p.m. – SVCTC AGM Community Mobilization Presentation Guest Speakers: Sgt. Guy Roberts and Allison Done Brandon Community [...]

2016/05/11Local Interest

RCMP Seek Public Assistance in Theft from Benito Area

RCMP Media Release | Swan River RCMP Detachment and Manitoba Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s assistance with solving the following incident: Between the dates of March 26, 2016 and March 29th, 2016 in the rural area of Benito, rims, tires and LED lights were stolen from a Ford Pickup truck. The LED lights fit [...]

2016/05/11Local Interest

Delicious Fundraiser at Durban Community Hall

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn On May 06, 2016 Durban Community Hall held their perogy spring supper. With 3 kinds to choose from and a delicious bison sausage there were many compliments from all who attended. Click any picture for a larger version. With the bison meat sausage it added a unique taste to the meal, [...]

2016/05/11Local Interest

RCMP Seeking Information on Theft of UTV and Trailer

RCMP Media Release | On April 28th, 2016 Swan River RCMP received a report of a break and enter at the Hydro Compound in Minitonas; a trailer and UTV were stolen. Suspects cut the lock on the gate, drove into the yard, hooked up to the trailer with the UTV on it and drove away. [...]

2016/05/10Local Interest

Extra Foods Manager Dunked for Mental Health Awareness

Submitted by: Krystal Howson | A BBQ for mental health awareness was held at Extra Foods on Friday May 6, 2016 with the store manager, Darren Tower, agreeing to sit in the dunk tank to raise money for the cause. Click any picture for a larger view. The Manager dressed up for the festivities soon [...]

2016/05/10Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dance Year End Concert – May 14, 2016

Submitted by: Jackie Spencer | Benito Vesselli Dance Club 34th Annual Year End Concert Sat. May 14, 2016 2:00 pm Doors open at 1:30 pm Benito Recreation Centre Tickets available at the door $10 per person $8 (6-12 years) 5 and under Free Appetizer Buffet Live Entertainment – Les Rolsky & Bill Macooh Lucky Draw [...]

2016/05/10Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Missing Person

On May 6 ,2016, Swan River RCMP were notified that Corey Michael CHARTRAND, a 37 year-old aboriginal male, had gone missing from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation. The investigation has determined that Chartrand was last seen early in the morning on April 30, 2016. Chartrand is described as 5’11″ and of medium build. He has long black [...]

2016/05/10Local Interest

Hundreds Attend Benefit BBQ for Mark Colbert Family

Submitted by: Lynn Williamson & Cheryle Zbirun | Between 300 and 400 people attend a benefit lunch for the Mark Colbert Family on April 30, 2016 with proceeds of this worthy event helping with medical costs for Mark & his family. Click any picture for a larger version. It was a beautiful sunny day and [...]

2016/05/10Local Interest

ACL Luncheon and AGM – June 7, 2016

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | Association for Community Living Swan River 55th Annual General Meeting Tues. June 7, 2016 Westwood Inn Valley Room Lunch served at 12 noon with the meeting to follow To purchase luncheon tickets or for more information, contact ACL at 204-734-9114 Everyone Welcome!!!

2016/05/09Local Interest