Monthly Archives: April 2017

Linda Carpentier Book Reading/Signing – May 4 & 6, 2017

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier | Book Signings/Readings Thurs. May 4, 2017 3:00pm -6:00pm Green Brier Bookstore, 120-5th Ave. N. Swan River Sat. May 6, 2017 2:00pm – 4:00pm The Page-Turner Café 156 Main St. Benito Valley author Linda Carpentier will read from her book Stories of Our Time. Refreshments will be served. For information call [...]

2017/04/30Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Strawberry Tea – May 12, 2017

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Strawberry Tea Fri. May 12, 2017 1:30pm – 3:30pm Hospital Cafeteria Bake table & plant sale 50/50 ticket sale & draw Donations accepted Sponsored by Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary Everyone welcome. Proceeds for hospital equipment.

2017/04/29Local Interest

Update on Long Term Care Crisis Committee

Submitted by: Heather Nielsen | Swan Valley RISE and the Long Term Care Crisis Committee is working diligently and quickly to address the crisis of not enough beds and care for our elders and their families. Lack of beds for our elders is a local community, provincial, and national issue. We have a hard working [...]

2017/04/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Drops Lawsuit Against Bill Gade

ValleyBiz Story | It was standing room only in the Council Chambers of Swan Valley West on April 25, 2017 as Council met to vote on various resolutions aimed at ending the ongoing lawsuit against Bill Gade and his CJ104 radio station. Click any picture for a larger version. Swan Valley West Files Lawsuit Against [...]

2017/04/28Local Interest

Valley Enjoys Unique Drama in Birch River

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | People from around the Valley enjoyed the presentation of Carl and Brenda Ens at Christian Fellowship Church in Birch River on April 23. Carl presented his one-man drama production, “Stand in the Gap.” Click any picture for a larger version. The drama tells the story of powerful prayer warrior and [...]

2017/04/27Local Interest

Durban Mothers Day Brunch – May 14, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall Mothers Day Brunch Sun. May 14, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit, Toast, Coffee, Tea, Juice Adults: $10 Children 7-12: $5 6 and under: Free 50/50 Draw Special gift for each lady Info: Doreen: 204-539-2434 or 204-539-2321 Vickie: 204-539-2293 Edgar: 204-539-2698 All [...]

2017/04/27Local Interest

Ray’s Gumbo Supper Enjoyed in Birch River

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Ray’s Gumbo Supper was put on by Birch River Northern Neighbors on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Supper was enjoyed by all that attended, lots of Gumbo and Tasty pies were there to pick from. Click any picture for a larger version. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone that came out [...]

2017/04/27Local Interest

Madge Lake Bible Camp Spring Banquet – April 27, 2017

Submitted by: Walter Zinkiew | Spring Banquet Thurs. April 27, 2017 6 pm MB time Community Fellowship Church, Swan River Perogies , three meats, desserts etc. Special Music Free will Offering Proceeds to Madge Lake Bible Camp Everyone welcome.

2017/04/26Local Interest

Scouten Resigns in Wake of Lawsuit Vote

ValleyBiz Story | Following an eventful Swan Valley West council meeting on April 25,2017 that saw council pass a resolution to end the lawsuit against CJ104 Radio and station owner Bill Gade, Reeve Verne Scouten officially tendered his resignation. More information on the events leading up to Scouten’s resignation will be available soon. Scouten confirmed [...]

2017/04/26Local Interest

Ladies Across Valley Gather for Day Out

Submitted by: Josina Zander | The Durban Covenant Women hosted a “Ladies Day Out” April 22, 2017. Ladies gathered from Norquay, Swan River, Benito and surrounding Durban area. Click any picture for a larger version. Beautifully decorated tables were set with the Palm branches and spring flowers, symbols of the victory of the season. Socializing [...]

2017/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Animal Protection League BBQ – POSTPONED

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League BBQ Lunch POSTPONED Thursday, May 18, 2017 11 am to 2 pm Fire and Ice parking lot (beside Qwik Stop) All proceeds will be donated to Swan Valley Animal Protection League, so come on out an enjoy a hot dog or hamburger and a drink [...]

2017/04/24Local Interest

A Magical Presentation of Aladdin Jr. by Taylor School

Submitted by: Robin Warner | Aladdin was a huge success at Taylor School this weekend! The students worked so very hard and it really showed. Click any picture for a larger version. The performances were Friday night and Saturday night, April 21st and 22nd, 2017 at 7pm, and the energy was high. The entire school [...]

2017/04/24Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Concert – May 1, 2017

Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater (Minish) Swan Valley Community Band Music Monday! Mon. May 1, 2017 7:30 pm SVRSS Multipurpose Room Featuring Concert Band, Tarnished Brass Quintet. Silver Collection. Refreshments.

2017/04/23Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 4, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of April, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, & G. Bartel C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:30 pm – [...]

2017/04/23Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers 40th Anniversary Zabava – May 20, 2017

Sumitted by: Nicole Clouson | Come Celebrate 40 Years of Dolyna Dance With Us! Family Zabava Supper & Dance Sat. May 20, 2017 Swan River Veteran’s Hall Cocktails 5:30pm Supper 6:30pm Dance: 9:00pm – 2:00am The evening will feature performances by: Dolyna Dancers Zabutnyy Ukrainian Dance Company from Regina Tickets: $25.00 for adults $15.00 ages [...]

2017/04/22Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 30, 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 30th day of March, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Reeve Scouten Welcomed New Council Member, Irwin Steen. CAO, Carolyn Gordon confirmed that the Oath of Office was taken by Councillor [...]

2017/04/22Local Interest

St. Andrew’s United Church Garage Sale – April 28&29, 2017

Submitted by: Jim Dyck | St. Andrew’s United Church Garage Sale Fri. April 28, 2017 3pm to 6pm Sat. April 29, 2017 9am to 12pm Held at St. Andrews United Church 514 1st St. N., Swan River in the basement.

2017/04/21Local Interest

Trophies Presented to 2017 Fiddlin’ Festival Winners

Submitted by: Linda Gilchrist | The winners of the 2017 Fiddlin’ Festival were recently presented with trophies by Fiddlin’ Chairperson, Linda Gilchrist. Pictured above: Ensemble Winners Erica Thomas, Emily Mykula, Isla Mykula, Logan Smith, Grace Kirk. Click any picture for a larger version. Beginner Winner: Liv Leadbeater Intermediate Winner: Madison Bronconnier Advanced Solo Winner: Layna [...]

2017/04/21Local Interest

Minitonas Fiddling Spring Concert – April 26, 2017

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Minitonas Fiddling Program Spring Concert Wed. April 26, 2017 7:00 pm Minitonas Early Years School Gymnasium Everyone welcome to enjoy the music of our skilled students and talented instructor Lyneta Grenier. Guest Performer-Tiara Davy Silver collection at the door

2017/04/21Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 10, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was informed that the ad for a new Principal of SVRSS was extended by one week due in part to advertising during Spring Break. 2. The Board approved the purchase of one 77 [...]

2017/04/20Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Spring Tea – April 29, 2017

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | Spring Tea and Bake Sale Sat. April 29, 2017 2:00pm to 4:00pm Minitonas Knox United Church Come and enjoy Dessert and coffee/tea for $5.00. Bake table. Surprise baskets

2017/04/20Local Interest

Great Afternoon at Dance Fever 2017

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Saturday, April 8, 2017 Special Olympics Parkland Region held its 6th Annual Dance Fever following a great day of bowling at our regional tournament. Click any picture for a larger version. We were fortunate to have athletes and coaches from Russell and Winnipegosis join us for the potluck dinner, [...]

2017/04/19Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Dessert Concert – April 29, 2017

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers Year End Dessert Concert Sat. April 29, 2017 7:00 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of Ukrainian Dance, and indulge in some scrumptious desserts. Performances by Dolyna Adult Dancers Tickets available at the Star & Times or at the [...]

2017/04/19Local Interest

Patients Without a Physician Have Options Other Than ER

ValleyBiz Story | The provincial Wait Time Reduction Task Force held a Public Meeting in Swan River on April 5, 2017. Approximately 30 people participated in the workshop-style meeting to identify concerns and solutions for emergency care wait times. Proposed solutions at the public meeting included expanding the use of telehealth, providing better patient transport [...]

2017/04/18Local Interest

Ladies Day Out – Sat. April 22, 2017

Submitted by: Josina Zander | Ladies Day Out Sat. April 22, 2017 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Durban Covenant Church Brunch Door Prizes Music Guest Speaker: Pastor Natasha Westerhound Topic: Who Are You? Mary or Martha? What does it look like “living by having Mary’s heart and Martha’s hands.” Everyone Welcome. Silver Collection.

2017/04/18Local Interest

Tim & The Glory Boys Kick Up Their Heels in Swan River

Submitted by: Rob Ter Horst | Tim & The Glory Boys brought their Hootenanny Tour to Swan River on April 7, 2017. There was a great turnout for the concert on Friday night with 217 people in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a great crowd of multiple generations at the [...]

2017/04/18Local Interest

Cowan Spring Supper – April 30, 2017

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Spring Supper hosted by the Cowan Community Ladies Sunday, April 30, 2017 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Cowan Community Centre There will be a large selection of buffet items to choose from. Adults – $13.00 Children 7-13 – $6.50 Preschoolers Free. Take-outs are available. Everyone Welcome. Come on out [...]

2017/04/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 10, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Friday, March 10th, 2017 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 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 [...]

2017/04/16Local Interest

Tasty Time at Arran Wing Night

Submitted by: Michelle McKenzie | The Arran Rec Board held a Wing & Rib Night on April 8, 2017. The wing night went off with people showing up from Norquay, Pelly, Swan River, Benito, Kenville, and various other towns in the area. Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to all who came [...]

2017/04/15Local Interest

Wellman Lake Bible Camp Dessert Night – April 23, 2017

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Wellman Lake Bible Camp “Best Stories of Camp” Spring Kickoff Dessert Night Sun. April 23, 2017 6:30 pm Temple Baptist Church If you have a motivating, life-changing or funny story about your experience at camp (30 sec – 2 min) that you would be willing to share please contact Jen [...]

2017/04/14Local Interest

Funds Received for Lions Medical Assistance Fund

ValleBiz Story | A cheque in the amount of $19,226.54 was officially presented to the Swan Valley Lions Medical Assistance fund on Thursday, April 6, 2017. The funds represent the proceeds from the 2017 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. As of March 1st, 2017 the Swan Valley Lions [...]

2017/04/13Local Interest

Enjoyable and Informative Evening at NDP AGM

Submitted by: Swan River NDP Constituency The Swan River NDP Constituency held their Annual General Meeting on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the Cowan Community Centre. Socializing and registration began at 5:00 and continued with a scrumptious potluck supper. Various reports were presented during the meeting including a report on Rosann Wowchuk being one of [...]

2017/04/13Local Interest

Special Olympics Parkland 5 Pin Bowling Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Saturday, April 8th Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region held its annual Regional 5 Pin Tournament. 39 bowlers from Swan Valley, Russell and Winnipegosis took part in the 2 shift event at Up Your Alley in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. This tournament was a 5 [...]

2017/04/11Local Interest

Lions Donate New Dialysis Chairs

ValleyBiz Story | Dialysis patients and supporting health care providers will rest a little easier thanks to the donation of three new dialysis chairs by the Bowsman, Minitonas and Swan River Lions Clubs on April 6, 2017. Pictured above: Lions Club members try out two of the three new chairs. Click any picture for a [...]

2017/04/11Local Interest

7 Days A Remarkable Experience

Submitted by: Tracy Burick | This past weekend’s three day run of the musical, 7 Days, was performed at CBF Church in Swan River on April 6, 7, 8, 2017. This production was the creative genius of Martyn Snell who had composed the original musical back in 1978. Pictured above: Melanie Bird, Rita Thiessen and [...]

2017/04/11Local Interest

Missed Appointments Repurposed At Primary Care Centre

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC) continues to face the challenge of individuals simply not showing up for appointments. In 2016, there were 1,200 “no shows” – that’s the equivalent of the SVPCC being closed for 3 weeks. Stock photo It is usually not possible to contact a patient on the [...]

2017/04/10Local Interest

Taylor School Presents Aladdin Jr. – April 21 & 22, 2017

Submitted by: Robert Stock | Taylor School presents Disney’s Aladdin Jr. April 21 & 22, 2017 7:00 PM Taylor School Gymnasium. Tickets Students under 12 $5.00 Adults is $7.00 You can purchase tickets at the office in Taylor School during regular school hours of 8:30 am–4:30 pm. Don’t be disappointed! Get your tickets early!

2017/04/10Local Interest

Minitonas Curling Club Leaves a Lasting Legacy

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley On April 5, 2017 representatives from the Minitonas Curling Club (MCC) finalized their endowment with the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) in the amount of $8,000. Pictured above: CFSV Treasurer Henry Rasmussen, MCC Secretary Lynda Leslie, MCC Treasurer Shannon Adamchuk, CFSV Chair Lorne Henkelman, CFSV Vice-Chair Norm [...]

2017/04/10Local Interest

“Stand in the Gap” Drama Production – April 23, 2017

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka | “Stand in the Gap” Drama Production April 23, 2017 2:00 pm Christian Fellowship Church Birch River Carl Ens of Aylmer, SK will be presenting his one-man drama production “Stand in the Gap”. All are invited to come hear the story of a powerful prayer warrior. Any who would like to [...]

2017/04/09Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – March 21, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of March, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley, & G. Bartel C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Reeve: C. Eisner [...]

2017/04/09Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 16, 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 16th day of March, 2017 at 5:10 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior [...]

2017/04/09Local Interest

Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet – April 29, 2017

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | 31st Annual Banquet and Membership Supper Sat. April 29, 2017 Swan River Centennial Arena Demonstrations & Activities Commencing at 6:00 pm Traditional Shore Lunch Featuring: Walleye, Various Smoked Fish, Smoked Pork Door Prizes – Auctions – Games Tickets $40 each, available from: Any SVSF Director

2017/04/08Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Warn of Frauds and Scams

RCMP Media Release | The Swan River RCMP would like to remind the public to be diligent / aware that there are numerous mail / text / internet /telephone scams and frauds that occur each year. Most recently, the Swan River Valley is experiencing an influx of fraudulent calls from people pretending to be employees [...]

2017/04/08Local Interest

Northern Neighbors | Western Jamboree – April 29, 2017

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | 28th Annual Western Jamboree Sponsored by: Birch River Northern Neighbors Sat. April 29, 2017. 7:00pm – 11:30pm Admission: $5.00 ( participants free) Refreshments served. Contact: Bernice 204 236-4608

2017/04/08Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – February 28, 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 28th day of February, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; Verne Scouten Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior Written Notice: [...]

2017/04/08Local Interest

Northern Neighbors | Ray’s Gumbo Supper – April 23, 2017

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Northern Neighbors Fundraiser Ray’s Gumbo Supper Sun. April 23, 2017 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Birch River Northern Neighbors Centre 309 Victoria Ave. Adults – $12.00 Ages 6-11 – $6.00 Preschooler – free

2017/04/07Local Interest

Novice Mustangs Parkissimo Consolation Champions

Submitted by: Chris Zamzow | The Swan Valley Novice Mustangs faced Roblin in the first round of the Parkissimo consolation side playoffs. The Mustangs defeated Roblin with a pair of solid 14-4 and 11-2 wins over Roblin. Pictured above: Back row L-R: Chris Zamzow, Damian Leask, Peyton Lehmann, Kolby Danielson, Matt Zamzow, Porter Atkinson, Griffin [...]

2017/04/07Local Interest

Lions Help Get Ready for Babies in the Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | On Thursday, April 6, 2017 members from the Bowsman, Minitonas and Swan River Lions Clubs officially presented new maternity equipment to the Swan Valley Health Centre. It is expected that the equipment should should be put to good use. Click any picture for a larger version. Since Prairie Mountain Health announced the [...]

2017/04/07Local Interest

There’s a Song in the Air at Annual Hymn Sing

Submitted by: June Jamieson | God Cares for Us was the theme of the hymn sing held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday, April 2, 2017. Christians from several local congregations gathered to sing together. Click any picture for a larger version. Attendees also enjoyed presentations by local musicians and the Potorieko family from [...]

2017/04/07Local Interest

Royal Purple Elks Garage Sale – April 29&30, 2017

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Royal Purple Elks Garage, Craft and Bake Sale Sat. April 29, 2017 10 am to 2 pm Sun April 30, 2017 12 noon to 2 pm Elks Hall Anyone wanting to book a table for $10 please contact: Joyce at 204-734-2750. All proceeds are going towards building a Bocce Ball [...]

2017/04/06Local Interest