Riverview Condos and Suites Celebrates Grand Opening

Submitted by:
Maxine Larway |

Close to 150 people came out on Friday, May 26, 2017 for the official grand opening of RiverViews Condos and Suites and Fundraiser with proceeds going to the Swan Valley Historical Museum.

Pictured above: Mayor Glen McKenzie cutting the ribbon, with owners Brian Vandepoele, Scott and Maxine Larway, Marilyn and Joel Delaurier. Click any picture for a larger version.

Special thanks to Carlee Delaurier for all the great photos of the event!

After enjoying a great meal of Beef and Bison, hearing a few words from the owners of RiverView Condos and Suites and Mayor Glen McKenzie, the ribbon was cut and the doors to RiverView Condos and Suites were officially opened.

Pictured right: Mayor Glen McKenzie.

A huge thank-you to J.B. Construction for the generous donation towards the patio set and for providing all of the beef.

Thank-you to Atkinson Farms (Darren and Vickie Atkinson) for the generous donation of Bison Sausage and Bison Burgers – they were both a huge hit!

Thank-you to Bert and Syl (pictured above) for picking up the meat and taking charge on the BBQing.

Irvin and Friends

A huge thank-you to “Irvin and Friends” who entertained us throughout the event with some great old time music.

Unfortunately, Irvin (Hiebert) was not feeling well and could not attend – hope your feeling better soon Irvin).

Great job Guy, Gus and Walter!

Guy Dobbyn

Gus Legace

Walter Mychalchuk

Thank-you to Coralie and Lance from The Brick for doing such an amazing job on both staging and supplying of the décor for Condo #3.

Condo #1 Customized

Condo #2 Standard


This has been an amazing project! The Town of Swan River, the Town Council, all the vendors we worked with and the J.B Construction Crew all worked hard with us to see this phase come to fruition (and on schedule). We are very excited to turn the keys over to the new owners and we look forward to carrying on to Phase II this fall.

Door prizes were donated by Ace Hardware (Bird Bath), Delaurier Duo (Knife set), Swan Valley Co-op ($50 Gift Certificate) and Pizza Place (2 x $25 Gift Certificates) Thank-you!

Thank-you to our families and friends for stepping to help with setting up and working the through the day. Greatly appreciated!

Chris & Carlee Delaurier, Mckenzie Larway and our little helpers!

Carla Slepicka (Intermountain Contracting Ltd employee with Marilyn and Joels grandson, Murray)

Melissa Badger

Brenda Gornan

Tomas Badger

The lucky receiptant of the set was Kyla Kluke of Benito. We are very pleased to announce that $4,450 was raised from the lunch, raffle ticket sales and the donations from the following vendors.

Maxine (Larway) and Marilyn (Delaurier) presenting a cheque to in the sum of $4450.00 to John Twilly, Swan Valley Historic Museum.

A huge thank you to the following Vendors who contributed toward the Patio Set (Raffle) and donated items for the day.

Thanks again to all who supported our Grand Opening and Fundraiser. We look forward to seeing you all again for the Phase II grand opening next spring.