Monthly Archives: September 2016

Canadian Mental Health Chili Cook-Off – October 6, 2016

Submitted by: Parkland Mental Health Promotion Committee | Swan River’s 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off Thurs. October 6, 2016 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Canadian Mental Health Center Admission $2 Who makes the best chili? You be the judge! Mental Wellness for All | Spreading Awareness, Busting Stigmas For more information or to register a team […]

2016/09/30Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 26, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 26, 2016 | Northwest Region Windy weather through the week dried conditions enough that harvest operations resumed mid-week in the Northwest Region. However, widespread rain over the weekend brought harvest operations throughout the region to a halt. Swan River received 20 to 35 mm of precipitation, […]

2016/09/30Local Interest

Stampeders Comedy Night Fundraiser – November 5, 2016

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Stand Up for Hockey! High Schticking That’ll Leave You in Stitches! Sat. November 5, 2016 Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 6:30 pm Doors Open / Cocktails 7:15 pm Evening Program 8:15 pm Comedy Show Tickets $50 Table of 8 $320 Tickets available at: Star & Times, Atkinson Sports Excellence Swan Valley […]

2016/09/29Local Interest

Cozy Afternoon at CNIB Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jacee Zbirun | The CNIB Tea and Bake sale was a cozy place to go on a rainy Saturday afternoon in Benito. Delicious desserts and great company made this a worth while community event a success! Click any picture for a larger version. Winners of the hampers were Mary Harness and Linda McCrea. […]

2016/09/29Local Interest

35th Annual Ducks Unlimited Banquet – October 22, 2016

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | 35th Annual Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited Banquet and Auction Sat. October 22, 2016 War Veterans Community Hall Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Cocktails served at 5:30 Supper to follow at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from Riddell’s Plumbing and Heating, Spruce Products or any Ducks […]

2016/09/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 12, 2016

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 12, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board held its Reorganizational Meeting on September 12, 2016. The Board elected Kelli Riehl as its new Chair and Laurie Evans as the Vice-Chair. Congrats to both on their new leadership roles on the […]

2016/09/28Local Interest

Manitoba Foster Family Events – October 4 & 5, 2016

Submitted by: Marion Brading | Free Family Fun Night Tues. October 4, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Conference Special Report “On the Edge Bewteen Two Worlds” Wed. October 5, 2016 8:30 am – 4:00 pm The Manitoba Foster Family Network invites all foster/kinship and places of safety families to join us on October 4th […]

2016/09/28Local Interest

Another SVAPL Banquet – Sold Out

Submitted by: Holly Urban and Sherry Markle | Once again, the SVAPL banquet was completely sold out. It is always nice to see the community coming out to support a great cause. Click any picture for a larger version. Murray Wenstob was invited to give the blessing before the meal commenced. The crowd enjoyed a […]

2016/09/28Local Interest

Sunflower ELC Grand Opening – October 4, 2016

Submitted by: Brenna Minish-Kichuk | Sunflower Early Learning Centre Grand Opening Tues. October 4, 2016 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Minitonas Early Years School Room 100 Take a 1st hand look inside our room. Speak one on one with the director and Board Members. Learn about our schedule and curriculum details. Enjoy a snack and […]

2016/09/27Local Interest

Bowsman United Church Quilt Group Workshop

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | On Saturday September 24, 2016 the Bowsman United Church Quilt Group led a workshop “A Trip around the Quilt” at the Bowsman Legion Hall. Click the picture for a larger version. Sessions led by Group members provided an overview of the process of making a quilt from choosing fabric, cutting […]

2016/09/27Local Interest

2016 SV Community Band Beginning Day

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | On Wednesday, 21 Sept 2016, Swan Valley Community Band launched their 23rd year of existence with Beginning Day, at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Band Room. Click picture for a larger version. At this time, new members are welcomed into our midst, new music is handed out, and returning […]

2016/09/26Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 19, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 19, 2016 | Northwest Region Warm weather and drying winds allowed the harvest to continue this past week throughout the Northwest Region. However, Sunday saw wet weather which has brought harvest to a halt. There were cool overnight conditions Thursday and Friday resulting in light frost […]

2016/09/25Local Interest

Dedicated Supporters Participate in Terry Fox Run

ValleyBiz Story | Although the day started out damp and dreary, about 60 dedicated participants and volunteers gathered to take part in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Just as the walk began, the rain cleared for most of the duration. Click any picture for a larger version. The total amount raised […]

2016/09/24Local Interest

Change in Process for Swan Valley Health Centre Visitors

ValleyBiz Story | In the short-term, a change has been made for those wishing to visit at Swan Valley Health Centre during regular visiting hours. Visitors are asked to check in with the reception desk during regular visiting hours (2- 8 p.m.) A spokesperson at health has provided the following statement, “Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) […]

2016/09/23Local Interest

Birch River Tea & Craft Sale – October 29, 2016

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Birch River Annual Tea & Craft Sale October 29, 2016 10:00 am – 1:30 pm Lunch: Chili & Bun. Pie,Coffee,Juice Craft Tables: Homemade Cards, Jamberry Nails, Epicure, Tupperware, Knitting, Birch River’s own Jam’s & Jellies plus lots more Contact:Georgina Mosiondz. 236-4676 Tables: $15.00 Everyone welcome, bring a friend Sponsored by: […]

2016/09/22Local Interest

Funeral Pre-Planning Information Session – October 4, 2016

Submitted by: Kimberly Evans | Complimentary Lunch & Pre-Planning Funeral Arrangements Information Session October 4, 2016 11:30 am Westwood Inn Swan River, MB Along with a complimentary lunch, you will receive valuable information on how pre-planning your funeral arrangements can reduce stress for your family, save you money and give you peace of mind. Please […]

2016/09/22Local Interest

Couples Night Out – September 27, 2016

Submitted by: Temple Baptist Church | Couples Night Out The Ultimate Date Night With a Message Tues. September 27, 2016 7:00 pm Doors open at 6:30 pm Temple Baptist Church 913 – 1st Street South Swan River, MB Featuring Pastor & Comedian: Steve Geyer Tickets available at Temple Baptist Church or online at

2016/09/22Local Interest

CNIB Tea & Bake Sale – September 24, 2016

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun CNIB Tea & Bake Sale Sat. September 24, 2016 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall Door Prizes Hampers 50/50 Draw

2016/09/22Local Interest

Two Swan Valley Men Seriously Injured in Weekend Assault

RCMP Media Release | The search warrant executed on September 19, 2016, in Swan River was in relation to an incident that occurred in the RM of Swan Valley West on September 18. Two males, aged 19 and 20, were assaulted and were transported to hospital with serious injuries. This investigation is very active and […]

2016/09/21Local Interest

Buick & Taylor School Drive For New Playground

Submitted by: Falon Cooke | We had a beautiful day and a great turn out with many people coming to take test drives. A big thank you to Buick and their team for their organization and enthusiasm during the event. Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the parents and teachers who […]

2016/09/21Local Interest

Square Dance Season Resumes – October 5 & 12, 2016

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Square dance season resumes. October 5, 2016 October 12, 2016 7:00 pm Senior Centre Swan River Want to have a good time? Want to socialize with friendly people? Want to enjoy the physical benefits of low impact exercise? Want to sway and tap your foot to musical rhythms? Want to […]

2016/09/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Arrest Two in Firearm Case

RCMP Media Release | On September 19, 2016, at approximately 9:00 am, the RCMP Emergency Response Team, RCMP Major Crime Unit and Swan River RCMP executed a search warrant at a residence in Swan River, Manitoba. The search warrant was related to firearms. A firearm, ammunition and knives were seized. Marvin David Flett, 51, of […]

2016/09/20Local Interest

Over 60 Displays Inspire at Harvest & Flower Festival

Submitted by: Rev Kevin Sprong | The first harvest and flower festival held at the United Church in Swan River delighted visitors on September 9 through 11, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. Flower festivals are common in the United Kingdom but something new to the Valley, so when Rev. Dr. Jenny Sprong […]

2016/09/20Local Interest

RCMP Emergency Response Team on Scene in Swan River

RCMP Media Release | The RCMP Emergency Response Team is on scene at a residence in Swan River, Manitoba. The investigation is ongoing and no further information can be released at this time. Police are not concerned for public safety.

2016/09/19Local Interest

“She”nanigans at Final Gals Golf Nite of the Season

Submitted by: June McKenzie | “She”nanigans was the theme on September 13, 2016 for the last event nite for Tuesday nite gals golf. Each golfer could only chose 3 clubs to golf with which made for some “awesome” shots. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone enjoyed the evening which included a delicous rib […]

2016/09/19Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 25, 2016

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Fall Supper Sun. September 25, 2016 Cowan Community Centre 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adults – $13.00 Children 7-13 – $6.50 Preschoolers free Everyone is Welcome There will be a variety of food selections available that will include cabbage rolls, perogies, turkey, salads, cheesecakes and much more. Take-out trays are […]

2016/09/18Local Interest

Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day – October 1, 2016

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day Come Ride With Us! Sat. October 1, 2016 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Thunderhill Ski Club Hosted by Tread the Thunder Bike Club Cost: Free! But please register by sending an email to with names of parent(s) and children participating. Take a Kid […]

2016/09/17Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Missing Person

RCMP Media Release | Early on the morning of September 10, 2016, the Swan River RCMP received the report of a missing 17 year old male who had not returned for his curfew the previous evening. Vernon SUTHERLAND was last seen around 8:00 pm on September 9 in Swan River. Vernon is described as aboriginal, […]

2016/09/16Local Interest

ACL Embraces Direct Support Professionals Week

Submitted by: Carla Dixon, ACL Swan River A Proclamation was issued by Scott Fielding, Minister of Families declaring the week of September 11 – 17, 2016 “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. ACL Swan River employs 54 Direct Support Professionals who provide support to adults living with an intellectual disability in our community. Direct […]

2016/09/15Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebrates Area History

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | The annual Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 27, 2016 this year. Pictures submitted by: Rose Kovachik and Rita Cryderman What is Cowan Trail? – many people have asked. Well it is an event that was started some 18 years ago by […]

2016/09/14Local Interest

Perfect Riding Weather for Blue Sky Team Penning Jackpot

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | The Blue Sky Arena wrapped up their season this past weekend with a trail ride on Saturday, September 10, 2016 and a team cattle penning jackpot on Sunday, September 11, 2016. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures by Carmi Hrabarchuk an Michelle Buck Saturday’s ride started and ended […]

2016/09/14Local Interest

MMIW Event in Swan River – October 4, 2016

Submitted by: Shannon Reynolds | Please join us for an Evening in Honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Tues. October 4, 2016 6:00 pm Veteran’s Hall 119 – 6th Avenue N. Swan River, MB We Are All Sisters – We Are All One There will be a Feast followed by guest speakers and presentations […]

2016/09/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 12, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 12, 2016 | Northwest Region Cool, wet weather throughout the week impacted harvest operations in the Northwest Region. General rain in The Pas area resulted in 50 mm of rain and wet conditions. There were scattered showers and unsettled weather into the weekend in the Dauphin […]

2016/09/13Local Interest

Taylor School Buick Drive for Kids – September 17, 2016

Submitted by: Falon Cooke | Taylor School Buick Drive For Kids Sat. September 17, 2016 at Taylor School 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Raising money for new playground equipment. Come test drive a new vehicle for free because the more test drives taken the more money Buick will donate. Also come enjoy lunch, games, face […]

2016/09/12Local Interest

Fruit Festival Supports Tent Town Garden Beauty

Submitted by: Teresa McKay | The annual Tent Town Garden Fruit Festival was held Saturday, September 10th, 2016 at the Minitonas Town Hall. Many enjoyed pie and coffee with a variety of baking, vegetables, preserves and flowers for sale. Click any picture for a larger version. Door prizes and a chance auction also brought some […]

2016/09/12Local Interest

Redline Medical Fundraiser – September 30, 2016

Submitted by: Redline Chrysler | BBQ Fundraiser September 30, 2016 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at Redline Chrysler Bowsman and District Lions will be working the BBQ. Proceeds to the Lions Medical Equipment Fund For the month of September Redline Chrysler will donate $50 from every new or used vehicle sale to the Bowsman Lions […]

2016/09/10Local Interest

SVAPL Annual Banquet & Fundraiser – September 24, 2016

Submitted by; Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual Banquet & Fundraiser September 24, 2016 Swan Valley Museum Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm 50/50, Auction Tables, First Responders Calendars! Advance Ticktes Only Call 204-734-9173 or 204-734-5149

2016/09/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 5, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 5, 2016 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures along with ideal drying weather throughout the week allowed for good progress on harvest operations in the Northwest Region. Scattered showers with approximately 10 mm of rain occurred in various parts of the region over Monday night and brought […]

2016/09/08Local Interest

Trail Ride and Penning Jackpot – September 10 & 11, 2016

Submitted by: Michelle Buck | The Blue Sky Team Penning club is hosting a trail ride and team penning jackpot on September 10 and 11, 2016 at their arena south of Benito. Trail Ride Saturday’s trail ride leaves from the arena grounds at 11 am and includes lunch on the trail. The trail is suitable […]

2016/09/07Local Interest

13th Annual Bowsman BullARama – October 1, 2016

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club | The Bowsman and District Lions Club – 13th Annual Bowsman Bull-A-Rama Medical Equipment Fundraiser Sat. October 1, 2016 Schedule of Events: 3pm – Old West Saloon and Kal Tire Cowboy Steak BBQ Bowsman Curling Rink 7pm – Bull-A-Rama Rough Stock Rodeo Event Bowsman Arena 9pm – Country […]

2016/09/07Local Interest

Bowsman Chase the Ace Anniversary

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorn | The Bowsman Community Skating Arena and the Bowsman Community Curling Club would like to thank everyone who came out to The Chase the Ace on Friday night, September 2, 2016, to help us celebrate our one year of hosting this event. Click any picture for a larger version. To date […]

2016/09/06Local Interest

Gals Golf “She”nanigans – September 13, 2016

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Nite Gals Golf “She”nanigans September 13, 2016 Registration 4:15pm Shotgun Start 5:30pn Golf with only 3 clubs of your choice. We know you can do it! Leave your name at the golf course 734-3935 before hand. Supper and prizes to follow. Join the fun for this last event nite, […]

2016/09/05Local Interest

PC Pancake Breakfast and AGM – October 1, 2016

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | Swan River Progressive Conservative Association Pancake Breakfast Sat. October 1, 2016 8 am to 10 am Cost $10 Swan River Elks Hall AGM to follow

2016/09/04Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Ladies Nite Out – October 17, 2016

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Mark your calendar! Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary “Ladies Nite Out” Mon. October 17, 2016 7pm Westwood Inn. Price $15. Refreshments. Dessert. Guest Speakers. Auction tickets. 50/50. Door Prizes. Tickets for event available at Hospital Gift Shop.

2016/09/03Local Interest

Community Band Beginning Day – September 21, 2016

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day Wed. September 21, 2016 7:30 pm SVRSS Band Room NEW MEMBERS ARE VERY WELCOME! Call 734-5139 for more information

2016/09/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 29, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 29, 2016 | Northwest Region Scattered showers occurred in various parts of the Northwest Region over the week with approximately 15 mm in Swan River, 30 mm in The Pas and scattered showers in the Roblin area. These showers slowed combine activity through the week, while […]

2016/09/01Local Interest