Monthly Archives: October 2016

Manitoba RCMP Urge Safe Choices for Halloween

RCMP Media Release | Whatever you choose to dress up as this Halloween, remember you are responsible for making safe choices. Trick-or-treaters, parents, homeowners and motorists all have a role to play when it comes to safety. Trick-or-treaters can: · Trick-or-treat with an adult or a group of friends · Stick to a well-known area [...]

2016/10/31Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages Sale November 17-19, 2016

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. Ten Thousand Villages Christmas Sale Super 8 Motel in Swan River 10 am – 7pm Thursday, November 17, 2016 10 am – [...]

2016/10/31Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 20, 2016

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Moriaux, Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson, Delaurier and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2016.478 Moved By: Jason Sakal Seconded By: Phylis Friesen RESOLVED that the Agenda for the September 20, [...]

2016/10/29Local Interest

The Great Plains: Saskia & Darrel – November 25, 2016

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church | A Concert with Saskia and Darrel “The Great Plains” St. Andrews United Church Friday, November 25, 2016 7:00 PM Tickets $15/Person. Available St. Andrew’s United Church Office. For more info and tickets call Bert and Mary Jenner 204-734-3782 .204-734-3248 Great Plains are certainly no strangers to Swan River [...]

2016/10/28Local Interest

Potter’s Clay Entertains with Traditional Gospel Music

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst | On Oct. 23rd, 2016 Temple Baptist Church hosted Potter’s Clay, a Male Quartet that sings Traditional Gospel Music. There were approx. 175 people in attendance. Thank you to all who attended, it was an encouraging evening of uplifting music.

2016/10/28Local Interest

Valley Axemen Season Opener – Nov 4 & 5, 2016

Submitted by: Cramer Coulthart | Axemen vs Foxwarren Fri. November 4, 2016 8:30 pm in Minitonas Axemen vs Russell Sat. November 5, 2016 8:00 pm in Swan River Valley Axemen open the Regular Season with back to back home games!

2016/10/27Local Interest

Raffle Items Shine at Ducks Unlimited Banquet

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | The Swan Valley Ducks Unlimited Committee held their 35th Annual Banquet and Auction this past Saturday, October 22, 2016 at the War Veterans Community Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. The gathering of 160 people were welcomed into the hall by being served lovely appetizers as they viewed [...]

2016/10/27Local Interest

Giving Joy and Hope Around the World

ValleyBiz Story | With Christmas quickly sneaking up on us, it is the time of year that we start thinking about gifts for the special people in our lives. What can compare to the excitement of children around the tree as they open their gifts on Christmas morning. While many children would be disappointed to [...]

2016/10/26Local Interest

Close to 300 Shop at Friendship Centre Craft Sale

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | The Friendship Centre craft sale held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 was a huge success with close to 300 people stopping in to take a look. Click any picture for a larger version. There were over 35 tables and lots of great Xmas ideas and food samples on hand. Don’t [...]

2016/10/26Local Interest

Mangin Family Fundraising BBQ – November 10, 2016

Submitted by: Austen Anderson | Minitonas 4-H Beef Club Fundraising BBQ To Benefit the Mangin Family November 10, 2016 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM Mazers Group Swan River All proceeds will be donated to the family to cover medical costs. Pre-orders and deliveries will be available. For pre-orders, contact Ione Anderson at (204) 734-0730. Click [...]

2016/10/26Local Interest

An Evening that Lives On – The CFSV Cultural Gala

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | Building on the success of last year’s event, the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is gearing up to host their second annual Cultural Gala on November 18, 2016. Valley residents are once again invited to attend a formal evening of delicious food served during a showcase [...]

2016/10/25Local Interest

Education a Common Theme at Pre-budget Consultation

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday, October 11, 2016 Finance Minister Cameron Friesen was in Swan River to host a public, pre-budget consultation from 5pm to 7pm at the Westwood Inn. Local MLA Rick Wowchuk acted as the moderator for the evening. Click any picture for a larger version. Pre-consultation meetings are taking place in several [...]

2016/10/25Local Interest

Service With a Smile At Minitonas United Church Tea

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | Approximately 80 people attended a lovely tea at the Mintonas Knox United Church on Saturday, October 22, 2016. It wasn’t long after the tea started that the room was filled with the happy chatter of people visiting. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a delicious [...]

2016/10/24Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – November 3, 2016

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thurs. November 3, 2016 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – check back for new items. Through the generous contributions of both the business and professional communities much has [...]

2016/10/24Local Interest

Fighting Hunger in the Swan Valley

Submitted by: Jackie Mayuk | More than one hundred people have stood up to show their support in fighting hunger in the Swan Valley, by attending Formo Motors’ third annual We Scare Hunger barbecue. Click any picture for a larger version. In partnership with global charitable organization WE, with generous support from Y Not Johnny’s, [...]

2016/10/24Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Present … Nov. 25-26-27, 2016

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Valley Stage Players are presenting a hilarious two-act farce on November 25-27, 2016 at the Veterans Community Hall in Swan River. Virgil & the City Slickers By: Eddie McPherson Dinner Theatre $50 Sat. November 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm Catered by Y Not Johnny’s Dessert Theatre $15 Fri. November [...]

2016/10/23Local Interest

Mind, Body and Spirit Enlightened at Ladies Nite Out

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Another successful Ladies Nite Out was held on Oct 17, 2016 at the Westwood Inn. The evening opened with President of the Swan River Valley Health auxiliary, Gayle Dunnett welcoming all the ladies in attendance, then the Auxiliary Prayer was recited, as it is at the beginning of every Auxiliary [...]

2016/10/23Local Interest

Informative Session Held for Senior Drivers

Submitted by: Kay Markle 51 seniors attended the Mature Driver Workshop hosted by Services to Seniors at the Anglican Church on Monday night (Oct 17, 2016). Click the picture for a larger version. Guy Jeanson, from Mb Safety Services, led a very full and informative session designed to help seniors keep driving confidently and safely.

2016/10/22Local Interest

Chamber of Commerce Gala – November 26, 2016

Submitted by: Heather Nielsen | Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce 1st Annual Business Appreciation Gala Sat. November 26, 2016 Each year Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce will be acknowledging the industries that make our community great with a Gala! 2016 We are saluting the Agriculture Industry! We AG-preciate you! Cocktails: 6:00pm Dinner: 7:00pm Dance: Music [...]

2016/10/22Local Interest

Redline Chrysler Donates to Lions Club Medical Initiative

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | During the month of September, Redline Chrysler donated $50 from every new or used vehicle sale to the Bowsman Lions Club Medical Initiative, and wrapped up the fundraiser with a barbecue on September 30, 2016. Click picture for a larger version. Pictured above are Tasha & Greg Ashauer, the owners [...]

2016/10/21Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Windup Dance – November 5, 2016

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Harvest Windup Dance Saturday, November 5th 9:00 pm — 1:00 am Lenswood Hall $12.00 per ticket Music By: Ken Thompson Midnight Lunch Served For more information, call 204-236-4456 204-236-4336 204-236-4260

2016/10/20Local Interest

Congregations Join Together for Praise & Thanksgiving

Submitted by: Rev Dr. Jenny Sprong on behalf of the SVMA The Swan Valley Ministerial Association organizes an Annual Community Service for the Swan River Churches. This year, the service once again took place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Click any picture for a larger version. The service was held on October, 16th at 10:00am [...]

2016/10/20Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Fall Supper – November 6, 2016

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper November 6, 2016 4:30 – 6:30 Minitonas Community Hall Adults: $14.00 6-12: $6.00 5 & Under – Free

2016/10/19Local Interest

Grand Opening at Sunflower Early Learning Centre

Submitted by: Brenna Minish-Kichuk | The Sunflower Early Learning Centre in Minitonas held it’s grand opening on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. It was great to have some kids there using the new facilities. Click any picture for a larger version. We would like to say a special thank you to our director, Robyn Jacobs, our [...]

2016/10/19Local Interest

Community Foundation Cultural Gala – November 18, 2016

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Cultural Gala The must attend event of the year. Fri. November 18, 2016 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River, MB An elegant evening showcasing local multi-cultural entertainment. Catered by:Julie Nahnybida Tickets $100 (charitable receipt for a portion of ticket price) A portion of proceeds will become [...]

2016/10/18Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Kick Off New Season

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Swan Valley Hoedowners square dance club started their season off on October 5 and 12, 2016 with a great opportunity for new dancers to come and experience what square dancing is all about. Click any picture for a larger version. On October 5, caller Linda Gilchrist led the dancers [...]

2016/10/18Local Interest

Guiding Good Choices: Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 & Dec 1, 2016

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop THURSDAYS Nov 3, Nov 10, Nov 17, Nov 24 & Dec 1, 2016 Dinner: 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. Sessions: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (Children age 9-14 attend with their parent(s) on Nov 17) Location: Ecole Swan River South School, 1015 – 2nd Street South, Swan River Workshop materials, dinner and [...]

2016/10/17Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 11, 2016

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 11, 2016 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Secretary-Treasurer provided the Board with an update on the year end financials to June 30, 2016. The auditors will be in over the next few weeks to conduct the annual audit. Official audit results [...]

2016/10/17Local Interest

Formo Motors We Scare Hunger BBQ – October 19, 2016

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff | We Scare Hunger Fundraiser BBQ Formo Motors Wed. October 19, 2016 11:30 – 2pm Y Not Johnny’s Hamburger, chips & drink for $5 Bring in a non-perishable food item for a chance to be entered in our draw! ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE SWAN VALLEY FOOD BANK Helping our local [...]

2016/10/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 23, 2016

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 23rd day of August, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Administrative Assistant; Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2016/10/16Local Interest

Friendship Centre Craft Sale – October 22, 2016

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Fall 2016 Craft Sale Sat. October 22, 2016 1413 Main Street 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Over 30 Tables Knitting, sewing jewelry, soaps, barn board art, baking, mustards, teas, to name a few. Luncheon catered by Michelle Walker

2016/10/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 9, 2016

Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 9th day of August, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Administrative Assistant; Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2016/10/15Local Interest

Potter’s Clay Male Quartet – October 23, 2016

Submitted by: Irwin Schroeder | Potter’s Clay Male Quartet Traditional Gospel Music Temple Baptist Church October 23, 2016 7pm $10 per person in advance $12 per person at the door Children accompanied by an adult are free. Tickets available at Temple Baptist Church 204-734-5610

2016/10/14Local Interest

Foster Parents Participate in Grass Roots Forum

Submitted by: Christopher Thompson | On October 4th and 5th, 2016, Manitoba Foster Family Network hosted a conference at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for local foster parents, children in care, local community agencies, such as Child & Family Services, Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA), Addiction Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) as well as Manitoba Foster [...]

2016/10/13Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar – November 4, 2016

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | 37th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Fri. November 4, 2016 9 am – 6 pm Lunch served from 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Cabbage Roll Soup – Pok on a Bun – Perogies Desserts – Pie – Muffins – Fresh Cinnamon Buns Tea – Coffee [...]

2016/10/12Local Interest

Great Lunch & Lots of Fun at Chili Cook-Off

Submitted by: Jessie Lacasse | About 55 tasters stopped by the Canadian Mental Health Chili Cook-Off on October 6, 2016 at the Canadian Mental Health Centre. It was the first year of the event and there were 6 teams entered. Echo Housing won “Best Chili” “Most Unique Flavour” and “Best Team Spirit” and Primary Care [...]

2016/10/12Local Interest

Spooktober Fest Haunted House – October 27, 28, 29 2016

Submitted by: Bev Polon SPOOKTOBER FEST Haunted House Thurs. October 27, 2016 5pm – 9pm Fri. October 28, 2016 5pm – 9pm Sat. October 29, 2016 5pm – 9pm Located at the Old John Deere Building in Swan River on the Boulevards, on Highway #10 East. Not So Scary $2 Scary $5 Free Face Painting [...]

2016/10/12Local Interest

Emotional Evening in Honour of MMIW

Submitted by: Shannon Reynolds | An Evening in Honour of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women took place in Swan River on October 4, 2016. The event was well attended by over 100 guests. Click any picture for a larger version. In attendance were community social services providers and family who’s loved ones are among the [...]

2016/10/11Local Interest

Goodbye Midnight Madness – Hello Black Friday

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has announced that their annual holiday shopping event will be a Black Friday Weekend Sale and will take place Friday, November 25 and Saturday, November 26, 2016. While the retail sales event will no longer be called Midnight Madness, Swan Valley bargain hunters can still [...]

2016/10/10Local Interest

Beautiful Weather for Redline – Lions BBQ

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | It was a beautiful, warm and sunny day for the Redline Fundraiser BBQ on September 30, 2015. The BBQ went over very well with Lion’s members did all the cooking as approximately 100 people came for lunch. Click any picture for a larger version. Redline donated the proceeds from the [...]

2016/10/10Local Interest

Benito Fall Craft Sale – October 29, 2016

Submittec by: Jacee Zbirun | Ladies Auxiliary Fall Craft Sale Sat. October 29, 2016 10am to 3pm Benito Legion Hall Chili & A Bun Lunch Table rental $12 or $15 with electrical plug-in Please contact: Cheryle @539-2574 Cora @ 539-2357, or Isabel @ 539-2584

2016/10/09Local Interest

Laughs and Lessons at Couples Night Out

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst There were approx. 60 people that participated in the Couples Night Out on September 27, 2016 with comedian Steve Geyer on Tuesday night. The event was hosted in partnership with World Vision. There were many laughs throughout the evening as well as helpful insights on building better communication within your [...]

2016/10/09Local Interest

Annual Community Service – October 16, 2016

Submitted by: Jenny Sprong | Annual Community Service Sun. October 16, 2016 Swan River Veterans’ Hall Time: 10:30am Offering towards SV Refugee Fund. Items of canned food will be collected for the Food Bank All are warmly welcome! The service is coordinated by the Swan Valley Ministerial Association. All the churches are invited to participate. [...]

2016/10/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 3, 2016

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 3, 2016 | Northwest Region Harvest operations continued steadily through the week with good progress in the Northwest Region. Widespread showers over the weekend brought harvest operations throughout the region to a halt on Sunday. Although amounts were not significant, with cool overnight temperatures, fog and [...]

2016/10/08Local Interest

RCMP Swan River Make Arrests in Multiple Violent Incidents

RCMP Media Release | On October 7, 2016, just after 9:00 am, Swan River RCMP executed arrest warrants on three males in Swan River, Manitoba in relation to several connected incidents. On September 17, 2016, Swan River RCMP were notified of an incident that occurred in the parking lot of a hotel in Swan River, [...]

2016/10/07Local Interest

Funeral Pre-Planning Workshop Held in Swan River

Submitted by: Kimberly Evans | Canada Purple Shield & Paull Funeral Home hosted an event on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at The Westwood Inn in Swan River. Click picture for a larger version. Along with a complimentary breakfast, guests were given information on how pre-planning their funeral can reduce stress for their families, save money [...]

2016/10/07Local Interest

Swan Valley to Host 2018 Curling Canada Championship

ValleyBiz Story | Curling Canada has announced that Canada’s best four-player mixed curling teams will be headed to the Swan Valley in Manitoba for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. Photo Source: swanrivercurling.ca The Championship will be played at the Swan River Curling Club, Nov. 12-18, 2017 with the winner advancing to the 2018 World [...]

2016/10/06Local Interest

High Risk Sex Offender Unit Requests Public Assistance

RCMP Media Release | The Manitoba Integrated High Risk Sex Offender Unit requests assistance in locating Ernest Laquette and Joseph Sanderson. Ernest Joseph Laquette: · 58 years old, has outstanding warrants for fail to comply with probation order (X 2) · Laquette is described as 5′ 7″, 172 lbs, aboriginal, black hair, brown eyes · [...]

2016/10/05Local Interest

Delicious Breakfast Fuel for Swan River PC AGM

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | On Saturday Oct 1, 2016 the board Swan River Progressive Conservative Constituency Association was busy cooking up delicious pancakes and sausages for about 80 people from around the constituency. Click any picture for a larger version After starting off the day with a delicious breakfast, the Annual General Meeting of [...]

2016/10/05Local Interest

Bikers and Hikers Tread the Thunder

ValleyBiz Story | Tread the Thunder Bike Club (TTT) hosted “Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day*” at Thunder Hill on October 1,2016. It was a great way to spend a fall day, get some exercise and enjoy the gorgeous colors from the top of the Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. The day [...]

2016/10/04Local Interest