Monthly Archives: August 2017

Loyal Participants Attend Cowan Trail Celebration

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | On Saturday, August 26th, the 19th annual Cowan Trail Celebration occurred in Cowan under a bright blue sunny sky. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted Enthusiastic riders were arriving Friday afternoon – picking their campsites, sitting down by the campfire, and enjoying each other’s [...]

2017/08/31Local Interest

Lydia Koop 90th Birthday Luncheon – September 2, 2017

Submitted by: Bernice Bohnhardt | Lydia Koop 90th Birthday Come & Go Luncheon Birch River Legion Hall Sat. September 2, 2017 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Help us Celebrate Lydia Koop. Let your presence and best wishes be your gift. Questions: Contact Bernice 204-236-4684

2017/08/30Local Interest

One Last Race at Swan Valley Speedway for 2017

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club had so much fun this year they weren’t ready to stop for the season. One last race was scheduled for August 27, 2017 and there was plenty of excitement at the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/29Local Interest

Harvest Fest Offers A Taste of History – Hot From the Oven

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Historical Museum held their annual Harvest Festival on August 27, 2017. The home made bread was a must and the lineup started before the fresh baked bread was even out of the clay ovens. Click any picture for a larger version. The clay oven in the bake house can [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Diesel Powered Plane A Hit at Flying Club Breakfast

Submitted by: Allen Martin The Annual Flying Club pancake breakfast was enjoyed by many aviation enthusiasts. In addition to local representatives, planes came in from Winnipeg, St.Andrews, Shoal Lake, Dauphin, Kamsack and many other locations. Click any picture for a larger version. The most interest centered around the twin engine diesel powered Diamond Twin Star [...]

2017/08/28Local Interest

Minitonas Fall Fruit Festival – September 9, 2017

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie | Minitonas Garden Club Annual Fall Fruit Festival Sat. September 9, 2017 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm In the newly renovated Minitonas Town Hall Join us for pie & refreshments $5.00 Enter your name for a Door Prize Buy tickets on chance auction baskets Purchase baking or produce to take home [...]

2017/08/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 9, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 9th, 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 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/08/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 21, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 21, 2017 | Northwest Region High daytime temperatures continued through the week with crops continuing to advance to maturity throughout the region. Dry conditions continue as precipitation was limited to trace isolated showers. Most of the region is dry with very dry soil moisture conditions to [...]

2017/08/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 2, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Marvin Kovachik Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/08/26Local Interest

Swan River NDP Hosts Summer BBQ

Submitted by: Swan River NDP Constituency | The Swan River Constituency NDP held their summer BBQ in Big Woody Community Centre on Sunday, August 20, 2017. As constituents socialized throughout the afternoon, a delicious supper was being organized in the kitchen with a variety of potluck salads and desserts accompanying the BBQ pork. Guests at [...]

2017/08/25Local Interest

Money Raised for Benito Legion Hall Renovations

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxilary were pleased to accept a very generous donation of $500 from Ag Shield Manufacturing for the renovations of the Benito Legion Hall. Pictured above: Tom and Debbie McCrea of Ag Shield Manufacturing and Cora Coutts Past President of the Benito Ladies Auxilary. Click any picture for [...]

2017/08/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 22, 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 22nd day of August, 2017 at 7:07 p.m. Present: Reeve; William Galloway Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Administrative Assistant; Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2017/08/23Local Interest

Amazing Time at Tuesday Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Gals Golf on August 15, 2017 was huge success with 46 ladies enjoying great weather, crazy golf challenges, laughter, amazing food by Jody at the clubhouse, and super prizes. Adam’s Contracting (with Andrea Adams) was the event sponsor also providing the extra prizes for the event. Andrea and her [...]

2017/08/23Local Interest

Flying Club Pancake Breakfast – August 27, 2017

Submitted by: Allen Martin | Swan Valley Flying Club Pancake Breakfast August 27, 2017 8:00 am – noon Swan Valley Municipal Airport $5.00 Preschool Free

2017/08/22Local Interest

Second Urban Reserve To Be Established in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | On August 16, 2017, Chief Nelson Genaille, of the Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN) and Mayor Glen McKenzie of the Town of Swan River signed a Municipal Development and Services Agreement (MDSA) for the property at 703 Main Street. Click picture for a larger version. Under the MDSA, the Town of Swan River [...]

2017/08/22Local Interest

Cancelled: Support Local Golf Tournament – August 26, 2017

Submitted by: Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce | “Support Local” Golf Tournament August 26, 2017 Please register yourself and your team for this amazing opportunity to the Swan River Golf and Country Club at 204-734-3935. Cost of this event is $80 per person; this includes green fees and Steak Dinner. Prizes Awarded Tournament Winning Team [...]

2017/08/21Local Interest

Solar Eclipse Visible in Swan Valley (Updated)

ValleyBiz Story | The solar eclipse takes place today (August 21, 2017) and while the Swan Valley will only witness a partial eclipse, it is already visible and very unique to witness. Pictures of eclipse in Swan Valley. Click any picture for a larger version. 12:02 pm 12:16 pm 12:37 pm 12:44 pm 12:51 pm [...]

2017/08/21Local Interest

New Faces at Gymnatics Camp

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | Gymnastics Camp, held August 14 – 16, 2017 was another success with lots of new faces. We had lots of fun, fitness and gymnastics fundamentals. We worked on new and perfecting skills as well as some rings training. It was great to spark the beginning our our season. Thanks to [...]

2017/08/21Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Ladies Nite Out – September 18, 2017

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary Ladies Nite Out September 18, 2017 7:00 PM, Westwood Inn Price $15 Guest Speakers Refreshments 50/50, door prizes Canada 150 Years quilt draw Tickets available at Hospital Gift Shop and Bee Gee Stationary

2017/08/20Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 14, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 14, 2017 | Northwest Region High daytime temperatures have quickly advanced crops throughout the region. Localized rain early in the week will help contribute to crop yield in later and warm season crops. Rainfall amounts ranged from 6 to 28 mm in the Swan Valley; 11 [...]

2017/08/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 1, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of August, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Additions to Agenda: 4.7 [...]

2017/08/19Local Interest

Splash Park Bud Spud and Steak a Great Success

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash Park Bud and Spud Night held August 10, 2017 was a great success! Awesome weather, great food and cold beer with 54 supporters in attendance. Click any picture for a larger version. Kara Sagert was the winnder of the 50/50. Thank you to the volunteers who put this [...]

2017/08/18Local Interest

Ford Drive 4 Youth Soccer – September 2, 2017

Submitted by: Formo Motors | Ford Drive 4UR Community Fundraiser for Swan Valley Youth Soccer Sat. September 2, 2017 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Rotary Soccer Fields For every valid test drive completed at the event, Ford of Canada donates $20 to the cause – up to a maximum of $6,000.

2017/08/17Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 8, 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 8th day of August, 2017 at 7:01 p.m. Present: Reeve; William Galloway Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; [...]

2017/08/17Local Interest

Living On the Edge At The Durban Demo

Edgar Yacyshyn | The Durban Demo was held August 13, 2017. There were a lot less cars this year, but most of the action was the same. With more room in the ring, lot of banging and crushing going on. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted With vehicles being [...]

2017/08/17Local Interest

Class of 1970 Pension Party – 65th Birthday Reunion

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | On July 29th, 2017, Manitoba’s Centennial Graduating Class of 1970 celebrated a Pension Party, OASP, in honour of their 65th Birthday. Click picture for a larger version. Jayne Minish Leadbeater organized a Potluck BBQ at her home with many classmates participating in the setup & take down the day before, [...]

2017/08/16Local Interest

Summer VBS Beach Party: August 22 – 24, 2017

Submitted by: Temple Baptist Church | Summer VBS Beach Party Surfin’ Through the Scriptures Aug. 22 – 24, 2017 9:15 am – 12 noon Temple Baptist Church 913 First Street S Swan River For kids entering K – Gr. 6 Pre-register on Facebook: Temple Baptist Church or by calling the church office at 204-734-5610

2017/08/16Local Interest

An Engaging Time on the Birch River Trail Ride

Submitted by: Denise Cazakoff | The 22nd Annual Birch River Trail Ride held August 12 – 13, 2017 was well attended by 100 participants including a couple who got engaged at lunch break on Saturday. Click any picture for a larger version. It was and awesome ride through the Duck Mountains south of Madge Lake. [...]

2017/08/16Local Interest

Benito Womens Auxiliary Yard Sale – Aug 18 & 19, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Womens Auxiliary Gigantic Yard Sale Event! At Benito Legion Hall Fri. August 18, 2017 4 pm to 9 pm Sat. August 19, 2017 9 am to 2 pm Antiques & Collectibles Household items, Furniture University Students – Get your household needs! Hotdogs, Chili & a Bun & Chili Dogs [...]

2017/08/15Local Interest

Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Donates to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from the Elbert Chartrand Friendship centre in the amount of $1,286.75. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Click picture for a larger version. The funds were the proceeds from a pancake breakfast. “The Splash Park [...]

2017/08/15Local Interest

Kinsmen Nursery School Fundraiser – September 30, 2017

Submitted by: Terri Fahrenschon | Swan River Kinsmen Nursery School Fundraiser Ford Drive 4UR School & Home Business Show September 30, 2017 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Ford of Canada will donate $20 for each completed drive. Burger, Chips and Drink for $5 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Silent Auction & [...]

2017/08/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – August 8, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture August 8, 2017 | Northwest Region High temperatures continued through the week. Crops are advancing with some heat stress symptoms obvious. Weekend rainfall resulted in 5 to 35 mm across the Swan Valley, 15 mm around The Pas, and up to 25 mm in the Dauphin and [...]

2017/08/13Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 12, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 12th, 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 CAO [...]

2017/08/12Local Interest

Food and Friendship at St. Andrew’s Rodeo Luncheon

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church | St Andrew’s United Church hosted a lunch on July 28, 2017 after the Rodeo Parade at the Veteran’s Hall. Click any picture for a larger version. There was a great turnout for the lunch and plenty of visiting, renewing old acquaintances and meeting new friends. We would like [...]

2017/08/11Local Interest

Tuesday Nite Gals Golf – August 15, 2017

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Nite Gals Golf Sponsored by Adam’s Contracting Tuesday, Aug. 15 6pm Shotgun Start Super fun golf challenge – be prepared for FUN and craziness!! $15.00 for members/$30 for non-members Come and enjoy the golf, food and prizes Ph 734-3935 to register

2017/08/10Local Interest

Wonderful Day at Formo Motors Mustang Mania

Submitted by: Formo Motors | A great day was had by all at our Mustang Mania event held Friday July 28, 2017. Our day started with a pancake breakfast by the Bowsman Curling Club which fed over 180 people. Click any picture for a larger version. Many people gathered here to watch the parade and [...]

2017/08/10Local Interest

Kenville United Church Labyrinth Inauguration

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | On a glorious Manitoba morning thirteen women, men and children from all over Manitoba and a couple from Alberta, came out to help inaugurate the Kenville United Church Labyrinth on August 5, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. Just enough to ensure lots of company but not too [...]

2017/08/09Local Interest

Splash Park Bud, Spud & Steak Night – August 10, 2017

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch Swan Valley Splash Park Bud, Spud and Steak Night Thurs. August 10, 2017 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Come out and have a great supper and support the proposed Splash Park! Tickets are $25 and they are available at Chicken Chef or call/text 204-281-5459 Jaimie or 204-734-0789 Rhonda

2017/08/08Local Interest

Westman Communications Signed as Presenting Sponsor

Submitted by: Swan River Host Committee 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship | The Swan River Host Committee for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is proud to announce the signing of Westman Communications Group as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, being held in Swan River November 12 – 18, 2017. [...]

2017/08/08Local Interest

New Gazebo Enhances Play Area of Day Care Centre

Submitted Story | The Swan River Day Care Centre now has a very handsome gazebo in its fenced-in play yard which provides shade to little ones during these hot summer days. Click picture for a larger version. As the largest and longest standing child care facility in the valley, it serves over 70 families every [...]

2017/08/07Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration – August 26, 2017

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Trail Celebration Sat. August 26, 2017 Cowan Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit Adults $7 Trail Ride Leaves at 10:30 am (rain or shine) Registration includes supper Adults $20 Call Rita 204-525-4285 or Ashley 204-525-2029 ATV Poker Derby 11:00 am – [...]

2017/08/06Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – July 25, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 25th day of July, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, L. Hutman, C. Densen, S. Walmsley & L. Mychalchuk C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 8:00 pm Blair [...]

2017/08/06Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby – August 13, 2017

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Demo Derby Old School Grounds Sun. August 13, 2017 Start 1:00 pm Demo Car Registration Starts at 10 am Car entry fee $50.00 No Modified cars allowed in Derby 3 Heats Grand Challenge, Consolation, Mechanics and Powder Puff Admission fee $5.00 Children under 12 free Driver and Mechanic no [...]

2017/08/05Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 31, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 31, 2017 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region had high temperatures through the week and while crops are advancing, the effects of heat stress are showing up. The hot weather brought thunderstorms over the weekend with precipitation amounts ranging from 5 to 20 mm across the [...]

2017/08/05Local Interest

SVAPL Annual Banquet – September 23, 2017

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual Banquet September 23, 2017 Cocktails 5pm Dinner 6pm Raffles ~ 50/50 ~ Auction Tickets available. Call Maggie 204-734-9173 $25 Each

2017/08/04Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 25, 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 25th day of July, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; William Galloway Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; [...]

2017/08/03Local Interest

Looking Back and a Look to the Future of 4H in the Valley

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Valleys North 4-H clubs celebrated Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition with a display that showcased local 4-H from yesterday, today and our hope for the 4H clubs of tomorrow. Click any picture for a larger version. The yesterday section, hosted by Georgina Mosiondz, provided a look back [...]

2017/08/03Local Interest

Hot Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | It was a hot one at the 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. As the temperatures soared, so did the action at the grandstand. Here are some highlights of the fast paced, scorching action. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/02Local Interest

Inauguration of Kenville United Labyrinth – August 5, 2017

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | Kenville United Labyrinth Inauguration Sat. August 5, 2017 10:00 am Kenville United Church Refreshments will be served. What is a Labyrinth? A labyrinth is an ancient spiritual practice of following a path to the center and by the same path out again. Something like a Journey inward to the heart [...]

2017/08/02Local Interest

Swan River Men Arrested in Headingly

RCMP Media Release | On July 26, 2017, Headingley RCMP officers responded to a van driving erratically on the Trans-Canada Highway in the RM of Headingley, at the Perimeter Highway. Officers stopped the van and discovered the licence plates on the van were not a match to the description of the vehicle and that the [...]

2017/08/01Local Interest