Monthly Archives: May 2017

Community Foundation Welcomes New Executive Director

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) welcomes Donna Martin as the new Executive Director. Donna and her husband Clint were born and raised in the Swan River Valley. They have a daughter and a son whom they raised on an acreage east of Swan River, both [...]

2017/05/23Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Hold Zabava to Celebrate 40th Anniversary

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Swan River Dolyna Dancers celebrated their 40th Anniversary with a Zabava on May 20, 2017. Guests were treated to quite the show, starting with our own young dancers. Click any picture for a larger version. Next up was a hearty Ukrainian meal, prepared by our group, along with family [...]

2017/05/23Local Interest

Parent Workshop Focuses on Healthy Choices

Submitted by: Eugenia Barker | Another Guiding Good Choices parent workshop concluded on May 17, 2017. Guiding Good Choices is a five-session program that teaches parents of children ages 9-14 how to reduce the risk that their children will develop drug problems. Click any picture for a larger version. Parents also learned how to strengthen [...]

2017/05/22Local Interest

Key Chevrolet / Bowsman Lions BBQ – May 24, 2017

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | BBQ Lunch Swan River Key Chevrolet Lot Wednesday, May 24, 2017 11:00 am to 1:00pm Get a smokie on a bun, chips, and a drink for $5 BBQ proceeds will be going to the Bowsman Lions Club.

2017/05/21Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – May 2, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of May, 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 Additions to Agenda: 4.14 [...]

2017/05/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 21, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Mayor McKenzie was absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.150 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason [...]

2017/05/21Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 28, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Friday, April 28th, 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 [...]

2017/05/20Local Interest

Barrows Gospel Jamboree – July 14, 15, 16, 2017

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Barrows 4th Annual Gospel Jamboree July 14, 15, 16, 2017 Fri. 7pm – 9pm Sat. 10am – 9pm Sun. 10am – 6pm Come and enjoy the ministry of the following invited musicians. The Wiebe Family Ivan Chartrand Cathy and Carl Crane Fredna and Cyril Genaille This is not an open [...]

2017/05/20Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – March 8, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No:2017.123 Moved By:David Moriaux Seconded By:Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the March [...]

2017/05/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Relay for Life – June 2, 2017

Submitted by: Charlene Rooks | Swan Valley Relay For Life Friday, June 2, 2017 5pm to midnight Outside at the Swan River Fairgrounds Registration opens at 4pm Relay For Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. Last year, over 400 Relays took place across [...]

2017/05/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 15, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 15, 2017 | Northwest Region Seeding progressed at a good pace in the Northwest Region, where conditions allowed. Soil moisture is rated as adequate in most parts of the region. There are low areas in some fields and some areas that have excessive moisture and wet [...]

2017/05/19Local Interest

Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale – May 27, 2017

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale May 27, 2017 10:00 am Swan Valley Agricultural Grounds Come down to the Agriculture grounds and watch the local 4H kids show their projects, have lunch and stay for the sale! The Kinsmen food booth will be open and serving 4H Beef burgers!! [...]

2017/05/19Local Interest

Riverview Condos Grand Opening BBQ – May 26, 2017

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | Riverview Condos & Suites Grand Opening and BBQ Fundraiser Fri. May 26, 2017 Noon – 1:30 pm 507 Kelsey Trail After almost a year of hard work by so many, Phase I is nearly complete! Please help us celebrate by joining us for a BBQ and in the raising of [...]

2017/05/18Local Interest

Pine River Annual Summer Start Sale – June 17, 2017

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River LUD Annual Summer Start Sale (Town Wide Yard Sales) Sat. June 17th, 2017 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Participants need to hang balloons at the end of their driveway. Out of town participants can set up their tables at the Pine River Community Centre yard. There should be [...]

2017/05/18Local Interest

Special Touches Add To Mothers Day Brunch

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On May 14, 2017 Durban Community held a Mother’s Day brunch. Lot of decorating took place to prepare the hall and tables for the event. Lots of work went into making the gifts, little purses, that every Mother received. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to the Sas [...]

2017/05/18Local Interest

Benito United Church Spring Supper – June 4, 2017

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Spring Supper Sun. June 4, 2017 5:00 pm DST Benito Rec Centre Turkey, Ham, Assorted Salads & Desserts Adults: $15 12 & Under: $10 Pre-School: Free For take outs please call 204-539-2375 after 3 p.m.

2017/05/17Local Interest

High Flying Fun at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Swan Valley High School rodeo was a huge success again this year, although the weather wasn’t great the participants had a wonderful time in our community. Click any picture for a larger version. The comments to the committee from parents and kids alike were all positive, and they are [...]

2017/05/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener – May 20, 2017

Submitted by: Tanya Chernyk | Swan Valley Stock Car Club Season Opener May 20, 2017 6:00 pm First race of the year! Come out and enjoy the races! We have Modified class, street stock, pure stock and 4 cylinder class. Always entertaining and great food!

2017/05/16Local Interest

Benito Celebrates Mothers Day in Style

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | It was a great time at Benito Legion hall on Sat. May 13, 2017 as we celebrated Mothers day in our best hats and making memories with our mothers, grandmothers, daughters and friends. Click any picture for a larger version. It was a wonderful turn out and everyone enjoyed the [...]

2017/05/16Local Interest

Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser – June 24, 2017

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Swan River Golf & Country Club and Bowsman Lions presents Friends of the Valley 3rd Annual Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser Sat. June 24, 2017 9am Registration 10am Tee Off Click here for the event poster. Register your teams or become a sponsor early by calling the Swan River Golf & Country [...]

2017/05/16Local Interest

Funds Raised for ESRSS Daycare Play Yard

Submitted by: Amanda Bulycz | The ESRSS Daycare hosted the Everything Children’s Sale on Saturday May 13, 2017. The indoor garage sale was hosted at the War Veterans Hall from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Click any picture for a larger version. People in the community were able to rent a table to sell their unneeded baby, [...]

2017/05/16Local Interest

108 Sun Salutation Challenge for MS – June 17, 2017

Submitted by: Corinna Medwid | 108 Sun Salutation Challenge for MS Sat. June 17, 2017 9:30 am – 12 pm Swan River Legion Park Co-led by: GraciousYoga by Jennette & Yoga with Corinna We will move through 108 Sun A’s with ease. This is a donation based class. Suggested donation of $20. All proceeds will [...]

2017/05/15Local Interest

Lions Discuss Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Members from the three local Swan Valley Lion Clubs (which are Bowsman, Minitonas, and Swan River) met on Monday, May 8, 2017 at the Swan Valley Museum. This meeting was about the Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby which was held on March 18, 2017 at Whitefish Lake and to [...]

2017/05/15Local Interest

Durban Hall 87th Anniversary Dance – June 3, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall 87th Anniversary Dance & Late Night Lunch Sat. June 3, 2017 8:00 pm – 1:00 am Admission $15 Advance tickets only Featuring the Old Country Lads Contact Doreen:204-539-2434 or 204-539-2321 Vickie:204-539-2293 Edgar: 204-539-2698

2017/05/15Local Interest

Generous Support for Health Auxiliary Strawberry Tea

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary held their annual Strawberry Tea on May 12th, 2017. Also sold was baking and plants. Click any picture for a large version. The winners of the painting donated by Adeline Nemetchuk were Linda Cober and Marion Krochak. The 50/50, won by Don Bobick, amounted to [...]

2017/05/15Local Interest

Communities that Care AGM – June 6, 2017

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities that Care Annual General Meeting June 6, 2017 Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 11:30 am Lunch Showcase Presentations 12:00 – 1:00 pm Swan Valley Communities that Care SV Community Mobilty SV Inter-Agency Lunch is provided. Please RSVP by June 2nd. Contact: Beverley Polon at: 204-734-4518 or email: swanvalleyctc@gmail.com

2017/05/14Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – May 8, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the May 8, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Henry Barkowski, former Principal at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, made a presentation to the Board in response to the Board’s initiative to reduce the number of Trustees from nine to seven. Mr. Barkowski suggested [...]

2017/05/14Local Interest

EMS BBQ for Swan River Day Care – May 19, 2017

Submitted by: Nicole Moriaux | EMS BBQ May 19, 2017 11:00 am – 2:00 pm EMS Garage Hamburger/Cheeseburger & a drink for $5.00. Proceeds will be donated to the Swan River Day Care for the purchase of an AED. Our sponsors are Valley Meat Packers, Qwik Stop, Extra Foods & Co-op. The Kinsmen have donated [...]

2017/05/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 11, 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 11th day of April, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Terry Neely Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Irwin Steen, Brian Burick CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with [...]

2017/05/13Local Interest

Minitonas Schools Buick Drive For Students – June 10, 2017

Submitted by: Minitonas Middle/Early Years Schools | “Buick Drive For Students” Sat. June 10, 2017 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Minitonas Early Years School 275 Main Street, Minitonas Presented by: Swan River’s Key Chevrolet Buick GMC Please bring all of your family and friends to this event. Every test drive provides $20 towards our playground. [...]

2017/05/12Local Interest

CBF Christian School Storage Wars Auction & Art Sale

Submitted by: Amber Friesen | Storage Wars Auction and Art Sale was held Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the CBF Christian School. Many thanks to the community members and friends of the school who came out to show their support. Click any picture for a larger version. Over 50 boxes and other miscellaneous items were [...]

2017/05/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 8, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 8, 2017 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region experienced warmer weather throughout the week with temperatures turning cooler by the weekend. There were high winds and showers over the weekend, with precipitation ranging from 13 to 22 mm in the Dauphin/Sifton area. This brought a temporary [...]

2017/05/12Local Interest

Aboriginal Head Start Program Garage Sale – May 19, 2017

Submitted by: Leila Richard | Aboriginal Head Start Program Garage Sale Fri. May 19, 2017 1pm – 4pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Hall Tables available for $10 If interested in renting a table please phone Ruby @ 204-734-3257

2017/05/11Local Interest

Local Author Reads from New Book “Stories of Our Time”

Submitted by: Linda Carpentier | On Thursday May 4, 2017 Green Briar Bookstore and Art Gallery hosted Linda Carpentier reading excerpts from her recently published book Stories of Our Time. Click any picture for a larger version. The book is a collection of fictional stories which take inspiration from the real world of people and [...]

2017/05/11Local Interest

Mothers Day High Tea – May 13, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Women’s Auxiliary invites you to the Mothers Day High Tea Sat. May 13, 2017 2 pm to 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall 50/50 Draw, Hampers, Door Prize, and Bake Sale. Draws made at 3:15. Feel free to wear your best hat!

2017/05/10Local Interest

Local Artists Showcased at Little Woody Art Show

Submitted by: Renate Wille Once again this year, the Little Woody Little Woody Baptist Church Art Show was a very successful and fun event. The variety, quality and love for the art and crafts could clearly be seen. Click any picture for a larger version. About 100 visitors came to view the displays, enjoy the [...]

2017/05/10Local Interest

ACL Luncheon And AGM – June 7, 2017

Submitted by: Carla Dixon | Association for Community Living Swan River 56th Annual General Meeting Wed. June 7, 2017 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!!!

2017/05/10Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Prepares for Show & Sale at Grooming Day

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Minitonas 4H members were busy on Saturday getting prepared for the Annual Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale. The sale is on May 27, 2017 at the Swan Valley Agricultural grounds. Click any picture for a larger version. Members were busy this weekend learning how to bath, blow [...]

2017/05/09Local Interest

SVRSS Performing Arts Class Presents Spring Concert

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | On Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 the SVRSS Performing Arts class had their spring concert. The students performed a wide variety of music from Shawn Mendes to High Valley and everything in between. Click any picture for a larger version. They performed 13 different songs, some with the whole group while [...]

2017/05/09Local Interest

ESRSS Daycare Everything Children’s Sale – May 13, 2017

Submitted by: Amanda Bulycz | Everything Children’s Sale Sat. May 13, 2017 10:00 am – 2:00 pm War Veterans Hall Swan River, MB $2.00 at the door donation to ESRSS Daycare Inc. Under 12 free Everything Children’s Sale is an indoor garage sale where you can buy and sell your child related items. Tables can [...]

2017/05/08Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band presents “Music Monday!”

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater (Commuications, PR, Manager) On Monday, 1 May 2017, the Swan Valley Community Band presented their Spring Concert, “Music Monday!” In 1994, Julie Kooistra had a Dream and that Dream is now celebrating its 23rd year. Click any picture for a larger version. In all those years, there have been many musicians [...]

2017/05/08Local Interest

Taylor School Fun Festival – June 2, 2017

Submitted by: Taylor Elementary School | 22nd Annual Taylor School Fun Festival June 2, 2017 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Centennial Arena Games ~ Prizes ~ Concession Raffles ~ Free Admission Proceeds raised go to support Taylor students and programs. Thanks for your support!

2017/05/07Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 18, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 18th 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: 8:00 pm – [...]

2017/05/07Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 5, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 5th, 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 [...]

2017/05/07Local Interest

Delicious Kickoff to Wellman Lake Bible Camp

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Wellman Lake Bible Camp Dessert Night Spring Kickoff held April 23rd, 2017 was attended by more than 100 people. The evening was filled with humor and inspiration as we heard camp stories from campers and counsellors of all ages recalling their most memorable moments at camp. A variety of decadent [...]

2017/05/06Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 22, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 22nd, 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 [...]

2017/05/06Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 24, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 24, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Robert Ter Horst and Beverley Polon from Swan Valley Communities That Care presented a Life Skills Training Program to the Board. The Program aligns with the Division’s Strategic Plan. The Program will be presented to [...]

2017/05/06Local Interest

Royal Purple Raises Funds for Bocce Ball Court

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett Swan River Royal Purple Elks Lodge #185 held a successful Garage / Craft / Bake sale at the Elks Hall on April 29th & 30th, 2017. This fundraising event was held to raise funds for the Bocce Ball Court to be built in Swan River’s Legion Park. Upon completion the courts [...]

2017/05/05Local Interest

Tigers’ Bring a Family Member Bowling Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region’s Tigers’ Bowling Team wrapped up their season with a Bring a Family Member Bowling Tournament. Six teams competed in the tourney. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: L-R Allison, Skylar, Lucas, Graeme, Justin and Jamie. Swan [...]

2017/05/05Local Interest

Celebrating Canada at Minitonas Tea

Submitted by: Knox United Church | Even though there was a lot going on around the Valley on April 29, 2017 many guests stopped by the Minitonas Knox United Church for the Spring Tea. It was a nice afternoon with tasty pie and lots of visiting. Click any picture for a larger version. The room [...]

2017/05/05Local Interest