Monthly Archives: February 2017

Guiding Good Choices: April 12, 19, 26, May 3 & 10, 2017

Guiding Good Choices Parenting Workshop WEDNESDAYS April 12, April 19, April 26, May 3 & May 10, 2017 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 April 26th) Location: Ecole Swan River South School 1015 2nd Street South, Swan River FREE Childcare, Supper, Materials Are [...]

2017/02/28Local Interest

Benito School Hosts Fun Filled Dinner Theatre

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | This weekend Benito School students and Staff hosted a Dinner Theatre on February 24 & 25, 2017. Country-Ella is an interactive play set in a hillbilly county. Click any picture for a larger version. Based on the story Cinderella, narrated from the country point of view. Over 100 people were [...]

2017/02/28Local Interest

Swan River Hosts Atom Provincials – March 3-5, 2017

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | Swan River hosts Hockey Manitoba Atom A Provincials March 3-5, 2017 See below for a season recap and provincials preview. Photo Courtesy of Wildflower Photography. Click for a larger version. Front Row (L to R): Christian Hart, Tavyn Boychuk, Andrew Pidskalny, Comrie Quill, Tucker Thompson Middle Row (L to R): [...]

2017/02/28Local Interest

Elder Abuse Prevention Presentation Well Attended

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | Forty-nine participants attended the “It’s Not Right!” presentation at the Elks Hall on February 24, 2017. The event was sponsored by Services to Seniors. Above: Presenter Theresa Roberts and Kay Markle, Community Resources Coordinator, enjoyed a quick visit before the presentation. Presenter Theresa Roberts of Prevent Elder Abuse MB (PEAM) [...]

2017/02/28Local Interest

Great Day of Curling at Swan River Junior Bonspiel

Submitted by: Marni Zamzow | Swan River Junior Curling Bonspiel was held Sunday, February 26, 2017. 14 teams participated with 3 teams from the Bowsman Junior Curling Club. Players were from grades 2-9 participating. Click any picture for a larger version. A great day of fun curling and showing off their skills to the big [...]

2017/02/27Local Interest

Thunderhill Grand Opening / 50th Ann. – March 4, 2017

Submitted by: Carolyn Baldwin | Thunderhill Ski Club Inc. Grand Opening & 50th Anniversary Sat. March 4, 2017 1:00 p.m. 50 Years on the Slopes Thunderhill Ski Club (THSC) was started by the Benito Elks Club as a Centennial project in 1967. It began with a rope tow that was one of the longest in [...]

2017/02/27Local Interest

Durban Perogy Supper – March 17, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Perogy Supper Durban Community Hall Friday March 17, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Variety of Perogies Potato/Onion Potato/Cheese Cottage Cheese Sauerkraut/Onion Bison Sausage Salad Dessert Coffee and Tea Adults ……….. $12 Ages 7 to 12 .. $6 6 & Under …… Free Info: Doreen: 204-539-2434 or 204-539-2321 Vickie: 204-539-2293 [...]

2017/02/27Local Interest

Hundreds Attend Fantastic Fireman’s Supper

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito Volunteer Fireman’s Association hosted their annual Fireman’s Supper on February 26, 2017. This year featured prime rib prepared and served by Benito Premium Meats. Click any picture for a larger version. Over 230 hungry supporters attended and we’re treated to a fantastic meal. Along with the feature protein [...]

2017/02/27Local Interest

JV Girls Win the Zone 8 Basketball Championship

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | On February 22, 2017 the JV Girls basketball team travelled to Dauphin for the third and final game of the Zone Championship having split the two previous games. Pictured above: Sabrina Kopecky takes a shot from the perimeter. Click any picture for a larger version. The Tigers had hosted the [...]

2017/02/27Local Interest

Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days – March 14, 2017

Submitted by: Vivian Rooks | Canadian Cancer Society Daffodil Days March 14, 2017 HOPE Buy a Bunch of it! Daffodils $7 per bunch To PRE-ORDER your daffodils or VOLUNTEER with the Canadian Cancer Society, call Vivian at 204-734-3528 (leave a message) by March 7, 2017 Delivery March 14, 2017

2017/02/26Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 24, 2017

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 24th day of January, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent [...]

2017/02/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 17, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson, Moriaux and Sakal present. Councillor Delaurier was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Amended Agenda Resolution No: 2017.022 Moved By: [...]

2017/02/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – February 7, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of February, 2017 A.D. at 7:03 p.m. Present: Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Present by Electronic Communications; Absent with Notice: Reeve – [...]

2017/02/25Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 10, 2017

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 10th day of January, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent [...]

2017/02/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 3, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 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 Amended Agenda Resolution No: 2017.004 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason [...]

2017/02/25Local Interest

Swan Valley High School Rodeo – May 12, 13 & 14, 2017

Submitted by: Roxie Petelski | Swan Valley High School Rodeo May 13 & 14, 2017 Starts at 10:00 am Free Admission Swan Valley Agriculture Exhibition Grounds Expecting 65-70 participants in grades 6-12 from Ontario, North Dakota, Saskatchewan & Manitoba. Pre-entry is required 2 weeks prior for insurance purposes. Friday May 12, 2017 Open Barrel Jackpot [...]

2017/02/24Local Interest

North Mountain Riders Raise $16,000 at Pickerel Supper

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | The North Mountain Riders fund raising was a success was, with approximately 150 people in attendance for the awesome Pickerel supper the Westwood Inn prepared for the club on Feb 17, 2017. Fantastic job Westwood Inn!! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to all our supporters & [...]

2017/02/24Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel – March 17/18/19, 2017

Submitted by: Darlene Beck | Swan River Ladies Curling Club 89th Annual Bonspiel March 17, 18, & 19, 2017 “Welcome to the Jungle” $160 per Rink Banquet and Entertainment Saturday Night Prizes, 4 Events, 4 Games Guaranteed To enter Contact: Sandy Milroy at 204-734-9381 (after 5pm) or email: babamilroy@gmail.com or S.R. Curling Rink at 204-734-3055 [...]

2017/02/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Novice Mustangs Win A-side Consolation Final

Submited by: Chris Zamzow | On February 18, 2017 the Swan Valley Novice Mustangs travelled to Roblin to compete in Roblin’s eight team tournament. Click picture for a larger version: Back Row L-R: Matt Zamzow, Peyton Lehmann, Griffin Klatt, Porter Atkinson, Walker Atkinson, Damian Leask Front Row L-R: Bryden Danielson, Parker Hulme, Kennedy Baskier, Austin [...]

2017/02/23Local Interest

Kovachik Announces Intention to Resign as Reeve

RM of Mountain Media Release: February 22, 2017| Effective January 1st, 2017, Reeve Kovachik reassigned his committee duties to fellow council members to focus more time and attention on his family, farm, and health. At the recent G5 meeting in Cowan, the Reeve also announced he will not be seeking re-election as Parkland Director to [...]

2017/02/23Local Interest

Bellsite “No Sled” Poker Derby – February 26, 2017

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite’s 38th Annual Poker Derby Sun. February 26, 2017 The derby will run as usual! However, due to a lack of snow/trails, it will run without the sleds. Take a Sunday drive to Bellsite! Purchase a $30 driver hand, play 3 poker hands, eat a great meal and hopefully take [...]

2017/02/22Local Interest

Successful 10th Annual Open Bonspiel Held in Benito

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | The Benito and District Recreation Centre was busy from February 14 through 19, 2017 where 27 curling teams took part in the 10th Annual Open Bonspiel Pictured above: Kim Pierce from Benito Premium Meats presents the First event trophy to skip Mark Maga, third Glen Maga, second Robert Vessey and [...]

2017/02/22Local Interest

Powell Scores a Spot on Team Manitoba

ValleyBiz Story | For many kids hockey is more than just a passtime – it is a passion pursued with dedication and hard work. For one Swan Valley youth, that commitment has paid off with an spot to represent Manitoba nationally. Photo Source: Pembina Valley Hawks Kaila Powell has been selected to participate on Team [...]

2017/02/21Local Interest

Royal Purple Elks Host Valentine Luncheon

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | The Royal Purple Elks hosted a Valentine luncheon at the Elks Hall on February 14, 2017. About 100 people enjoyed delicious home made Turkey noodle and Borsht soup with egg, ham and turkey salad buns. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a large assortment of cakes and [...]

2017/02/20Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 13, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 13, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board held a meeting before the regular meeting to begin deliberations on creating a budget for 2017/18. Provincial funding for Swan Valley School Division is down about $250,000 from last year. The 1% increase [...]

2017/02/20Local Interest

Wonderful and Fun Evening at Loving Hearts Supper

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church The 6th Annual Loving Hearts supper and entertainment was held on February 11, 2017 with approximately 190 guests enjoying the great food and entertainment. Click any picture for a larger version. Our decorators did a splendid job of decorating the hall with valentine hearts, and the pretty red decorations [...]

2017/02/17Local Interest

Information on Health Improvement Program

Submitted by: David Ogram | On Monday, February 13, 2017 two Information Meetings were held in connection with up-coming Health Improvement Program. A total of 15 people attended the Information Meetings. Click any picture for a larger version. The Health Improvement Program sessions will be held every Monday evening at 7:00 pm, starting February 20, [...]

2017/02/16Local Interest

Minitonas Figure Skating Under the Big Top – March 3, 2017

Submitted by: Laurie Evans | Come One, Come All Minitonas Figure Skating Club presents Under the Big Top Fri. March 3, 2017 7:30 pm Doors open at 7:00 pm Adults: $5 Students: $2.50 Preschoolers: Free

2017/02/15Local Interest

Broncos A Side Champions in Kamsack Tournament

Submitted by: Treena Rooks | On Saturday February 11, 2017 the Swan Valley Broncos took part in the Kamsack Novice Flyers 2017 Invitational Tournament. The Broncos kicked things off bright and early at 9am against the home team Kamsack. Pictured above – left to right: Will Moncrief, Jordan Rooks, Michael Gosselin, Carter Moncrief, Easten Eggie, [...]

2017/02/15Local Interest

Valentine Celebration in Pine River

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway: Pine River Community Centre was the place to be for a delicious Valentine’s dinner on February 11, 2017. Close to ninety hungry guests were in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Each guest received a Valentine treat bag followed by a scrumptious meal of spaghetti and meatballs smothered in [...]

2017/02/14Local Interest

Potten Resigns as Swan Valley West Councillor

Submitted By: Councillor David Minish Media Spokesperson for the Municipality of Swan Valley West Councillor Stan Potten publicly announced to his fellow members of council that he was resigning his position on council due to his declining health. Potten then presented his written resignation to CAO, Carolyn Gordon. The remaining six members of Council for [...]

2017/02/14Local Interest

Mustangs Undefeated in Moose Novice Winter Classic

Submitted by: Chris Zamzow | The Mustangs travelled to Wawanesa February 11 to compete in a six team novice tournament. A previous commitment left them slightly shorthanded, missing hard charging forward Peyton Lehmann and Coach Tyler Mullin. Back Row: Head Coach Kolby Danielson, Griffin Klatt, Bryden Danielson, Porter Atkinson, Matt Zamzow, Austin Eisner, Coach Chris [...]

2017/02/14Local Interest

Sled for Eternity Rides Through the Beautiful Swan Valley

Submitted by: Kim Lowes | We had an amazing day at our 1st annual Swan River Sled for Eternity! We had 78 registered riders of which 41 were fundraisers! We surpassed our goal of $50,000 and reached over $68,000! Pictured Above: Kim Lowes (left) and Steve Paulson – Teen Challenge Executive Director (right) along with [...]

2017/02/13Local Interest

Tiger Fire Challenge Their Hockey Heroes The Stampeders

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | The Swan Valley Tiger Fire hosted the Swan Valley Stampeders to a Floor hockey game on Sunday, Feb 5, 2017. All of the athletes had a great time playing the game! Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Front row l to r – Andrew Brass, Jarret Gingras, [...]

2017/02/12Local Interest

JV Girls Win 2nd Place at Dauphin Tournament

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | JV Girls Basketball team travelled to Dauphin on February 3 & 4, 2017 to play in the Dauphin Invitational. The Tigers played Minnedosa Collegiate on Friday afternoon and won convincingly with a score of 56-18. Pictured above: Brynlee Spencer steals the ball from a Minnedosa player. Click any picture for [...]

2017/02/10Local Interest

New Initiative Looks at Homelessness in Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre (ECFC) has taken on a project that focuses on the issue of homelessness in the Swan Valley. The project defines homelessness as anyone who does not have access to safe, affordable, appropriate, permanent housing to which they can return whenever they choose. The initial stage of the [...]

2017/02/10Local Interest

Benito 10th Annual Open Bonspiel – Feb 13-19, 2017

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito 10th Annual Open Bonspiel Feb 13-19, 2017 4 Events – Pick a Prize $120 Entry Fee / Rink 32 team limit Saturday Banquet Included Entry Deadline February 11, 2017 Contact: Rick: 204-539-2811 Scott: 204-539-2667 (daytime)

2017/02/09Local Interest

North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper – February 17, 2017

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper Fri. February 17, 2017 Cocktails at 6:00 pm Supper at 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Tickets $30 Tickets are available at Redline Chrysler & Cook & Cooke

2017/02/09Local Interest

Varsity Boys Take Third in Hoops for Hope Tournament

Submitted by: Kevin Carter | The Swan Valley Tigers Varsity Boys participated in the Linden Christian Hoops for Hope tournament in Winnipeg February 3-5, 2017 and came away with a third place finish in the tournament. File Photo | Courtesy of Rob McDonald The third place game was played against Steinbach Christian High School. We [...]

2017/02/09Local Interest

Presentation: Preventing Elder Abuse – February 24, 2017

FREE Presentation and FREE LUNCH It’s Not Right! For Neighbours, Friends & Families of Older Adults Friday, February 24, 2017 Elks Hall (112–5th Ave S) Doors Open at 11:30 Lunch at 12:00 pm Presentation at 1:00 pm *Preregistration is REQUIRED for the lunch* Presented by: Please join Theresa Roberts of PEAM (Prevent Elder Abuse MB) [...]

2017/02/08Local Interest

Atom Stamps win Grub Box Cup!

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow On Feb 3-5, 2017 the Atom A Stampeders travelled to The Pas for the 39th annual Grub Box Cup. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: Back Row: Samantha Jo Moshenko, Crystal Zamzow, Maddix Eisner, Kai Gorchynski, Eli Betcher, Tavyn Boychuk, Christian Hart Middle Row: Comrie Quill, Grace Kirk, [...]

2017/02/08Local Interest

Canadian, EH! Bowsman Ladies Bonspiel – Feb 23-26, 2017

Submitted by: Avery Fedorchuk | Bowsman Curling Club presents Canadian EH! 2017 Women’s Curling Bonspiel February 23-26, 2017 Dinner | Entertainment | Prizes | Silent Auction Entry Fee: $100 for club rinks $120 for out of town rinks To enter contact Cindi Fulford 204-281-1230 The theme this year for the bonspiel is All Things Canadian [...]

2017/02/07Local Interest

Fantastic Basketball at Swan Valley Credit Union Classic

Submitted by: Shayne Yaschyshyn | The SVRSS gymnasium was the site of some fantastic basketball games this past weekend as the SVRSS Varsity Girls hosted 7 teams from across Manitoba & Saskatchewan for the Swan Valley Credit Union Varsity Classic. Click any picture for a larger version. The following teams motored to Swan River to [...]

2017/02/07Local Interest

Travel Night: Tour the Maritimes – February 16, 2017

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | Travel Night February 16, 2017 7:00 pm Swan River Library Tour the Maritimes with Dale Wiebach Gordon Hornbeck Pictures and commentary Everyone Welcome

2017/02/06Local Interest

New Central Cardiac Monitoring Equipment Donated

Submitted by: Bowsman Lions Club On Wednesday, Feb. 1st, 2017 members from the Bowsman Lions Club and Swan Valley Health Foundation officially presented the new Central Cardiac Monitoring System to the Swan Valley Health Centre. Click picture for a larger version. This new equipment was purchased for $120,000 and will be able to remotely monitor [...]

2017/02/06Local Interest

Swan River Men’s Centennial Bonspiel – March 9-12, 2017

Submitted by: Swan River Men’s Curling Club | Swan River Men’s Centennial Bonspiel March 9-12, 2017 Opening Ceremony Friday Night 7pm Fish Supper Friday Night Banquet & Entertainment Saturday Night $200 per rink 6 end games Pay per end For Entries Barry Tall 204-281-0825 Marty Anderson 204-734-4985 Rink 204-734-3055 email: sr_men_curl@outlook.com

2017/02/05Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 30, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 30, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Rick Wowchuk, local MLA, attended the Board Meeting on January 30, 2017. Trustees had an opportunity to ask Mr. Wowchuk questions. The Board thanked Mr. Wowchuk for his help in ensuring that the Carpentry Shop [...]

2017/02/05Local Interest

Health Improvement Program Info – February 13, 2017

Submitted by: David Ogram | Health Improvement Program Get a new start on your health! Attend one of the following two Informational Sessions Mon. February 13, 2017 3:00 pm, Swan River Library OR 7:00 pm, 2nd Floor Board Room, Swan Valley Health Centre Learn about the causes, prevention (and often reversal) of: – heart disease [...]

2017/02/04Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 29, 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 29th day of December, 2016 at 5:40 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Stan Potten CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; [...]

2017/02/04Local Interest

SVRSS Varsity Girls 2017 NIT Consolation Champions

Submitted by: Shayne Yaschyshyn | On Friday January 27, 2017 the SVRSS Varsity Girl Tigers motored to Brandon to participate in the Neelin Invitational basketball tournament. File Photo | Courtesy of Rob McDonald On Friday they came up against a very fast and structured opponent from Weyburn Saskatchewan which is a “AAAAA” school. The Tigers [...]

2017/02/03Local Interest