Monthly Archives: October 2017

Benito Ladies Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Ladies Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale Sat. October 21, 2017 Benito Legion Hall 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Come on Down for biscuits, Scones, Muffins and Momma’s Homemade Jelly 50/50 Draw, Hampers Door Prize, Bake Sale Draws made @ 3:15

2017/10/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Donates $5,000 to Splash Park

Submitted Story | ValleyBiz Picture | Swan Valley Co-op put out the call and the community answered. As part of Fuel Good Day on Sept. 19, 2017, 7 cents from every litre of fuel purchased at Swan Valley Co-op Gas Bars were donated to the Swan Valley Splash Park. At the end of the day, [...]

2017/10/19Local Interest

Churches Gather Together for Church Service in Swan River

Submitted by: Bob Lewis | For the past bunch of years many people of the churches of Swan River and area have gathered together to worship God. We did again. The Swan River Community Church Service took place at the Veterans Community Hall on October 15, 2017. We are thankful for the voices and music [...]

2017/10/19Local Interest

Benito United Church Fall Supper – October 22, 2017

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | Benito United Church Fall Supper October 22, 2017 5:00 pm Benito Rec Centre Adults $15 12 and Under $10 Preschool Free

2017/10/18Local Interest

Many New Crafts at Friendship Centre Craft Show

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Craft and Small Business Sale held on October 14, 2017 was a great success. The sale was attended by over 300 eager shoppers. There were over 35 tables of goods displayed and many new crafts to choose from.

2017/10/18Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Fall Supper – November 5, 2017

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Supper Sun. November 5, 2017 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Minitonas Community Hall Adults: $15.00; 6-12: $6.00; 5 and under Free Turkey, meatballs and all the trimmings, pie for dessert. Takeout number: 204-281-3332. Everyone Welcome.

2017/10/17Local Interest

Pet Affection Book Raises Money for Lions Dog Guides

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Author and former Bowsman resident Kelley Post and her husband Larry were at the Swan Valley Co-op on Saturday, October 14, 2017 selling her book “The Pet Affection” which was just released in August. The subject of the book is about “Understanding The Love Connection With Our Pets” and sells [...]

2017/10/17Local Interest

Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar – November 3, 2017

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | 38th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Fri. November 3, 2017 9 am – 6 pm Lunch served 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Borscht – Home Made Chicken Noodle Soup – Perogies Desserts – Pie – Muffins – Fresh Cinnamon Buns Tea – Coffee – Juice [...]

2017/10/17Local Interest

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and a Soon Coming Rapture?

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evening of Thursday, October 12, 2017 a small group of people attended a video presentation/discussion called “Hurricanes, Earthquakes and a Soon Coming Rapture?” at the Swan River Library. The presentation compared the recent hurricanes, earthquakes and other world disasters to a prediction made by Jesus when He was [...]

2017/10/16Local Interest

Princess & Super Hero Party – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Nancy Cocks | Sunflower Early Learning Centre Princess & Super Hero Party Sat. October 21, 2017 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Minitonas Community Hall Dress up as your favorite princess or super hero and come join us for ah-mazing GAMES, fabulous FOOD, and FACE PAINTING!! Adult $5 (includes hotdog, drink, cookie/chips) Child 2yrs [...]

2017/10/16Local Interest

Local Losses Felt at Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Pictured above: CMHA Regional Director, Marv Fried holds a picture of local missing woman Lorlene Bone Brass ValleyBiz Story | Over 60 people from the Swan Valley area attended a luncheon at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre (ECFC) on October 4, 2017 to honour lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. “Lord, hear [...]

2017/10/16Local Interest

Band Booster Paint Party – October 27, 2017

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Swan Valley Band Booster Paint Party with Local Artist: Suzanne May October 27, 2017 7:00 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Tickets cost $40.00 All supplies provided to complete a lovely fall theme picture on a 11×14 canvas. Coffee/tea and desserts included as well. Event is being held at . For more information [...]

2017/10/15Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 10, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 10, 2017 | Northwest Region Harvest progressed in the Northwest region throughout the week although operations took place around periodic rainfall events. Rainfall amounts were 10 to 30 mm around Swan River, close to 40 mm in The Pas, and trace throughout the rest of the [...]

2017/10/15Local Interest

Folk Fest Interest/Planning Meeting – October 19, 2017

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Folk Fest 2018 Interest/Planning Meeting October 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. Harley House Who would like to see a Folk Fest next June? A chance to celebrate your heritage. A meeting was held on October 5, 2017 to begin looking at planning for next year. A partial executive is in place. [...]

2017/10/14Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 10, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 10, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was informed that all Principals in SVSD participated in Walk Through Training. Area 4 Principals from Frontier School Division also participated in the two days of training. 2. The Bowsman Day Care Board [...]

2017/10/14Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Fall Tea – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Barb Holms | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea Sat. October 21, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tea/Coffee and dessert $5.00 Bake Table and Surprise Baskets

2017/10/13Local Interest

Lumber River Quartet Performs in Swan River

Submitted by: Al Berkan | Lumber River Quartet from Lumberton, N.C. USA presented a concert at Temple Baptist Church in Swan River on October 8, 2017. Considering it was thanksgiving weekend, there was a good number of people out that enjoyed good southern gospel music. Their gospel songs they sang were reflective of their goal [...]

2017/10/13Local Interest

Craft & Small Business Fair – October 14, 2017

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Craft & Small Business Fair Sat. October 14, 2017 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Over 35 Tables Knitting, sewing, jewelry, soaps, barn board, baking, mustards, teas, wreathes, blankets, scarves, jewelry. ~Luncheon~ Catered by Michelle Walker

2017/10/13Local Interest

Band Booster Holiday Shoppe – November 17, 2017

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Swan Valley Band Booster Holiday Shoppe November 17, 2017 SVRSS Cafeteria 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Tables cost $25 Local small businesses and crafts people as well as a canteen selling hot drinks and goodies. Live entertainment by band students. For more information or to book a table contact Susan [...]

2017/10/13Local Interest

Swan Valley Hoedowners Swing Into New Season

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Swan Valley Hoedowners square dance club have swung into a new season of dancing with two special dances. The club welcomed new dancers on September 27 and October 11, 2017 at the Swan River Senior Centre. New dancers enjoyed these two free dances in order to experience the fun [...]

2017/10/12Local Interest

Community Worship Service – October 15, 2017

Submitted by: Bob Lewis | Community Worship Service Sun. October 15, 2017 10:30 am Veterans Hall Swan River The service is coordinated by the Swan Valley Ministerial Association. Everyone Welcome.

2017/10/11Local Interest

GET OUT – Theme of New Tourism Campaign

Pictured above Colin Ferguson, President and CEO of Travel Manitoba Click for a larger version. ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley RISE (RISE) and the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce, along with Travel Manitoba hosted a Tourism Planning Session on October 4, 2017 during which Travel Manitoba and RISE presented their strategic tourism plans. Travel Manitoba [...]

2017/10/11Local Interest

Birch River Craft Fair & Tea – October 28, 2017

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Birch River Craft Fair & Tea Sat. October 28, 2017 10:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Birch River Legion Hall Have you started your Christmas Shopping? Now is the perfect time to start. Over 20 tables booked. Homemade Baking, Jams & jellies, knitting, Honey, Photography, Yard Art, Books, Tupperware, Mary Kay and [...]

2017/10/10Local Interest

Happy Thanksgiving and Thank You From ValleyBiz

ValleyBiz Story | Special Thanksgiving greetings to all of our readers and thank you to everyone who helps make ValleyBiz a positive part of our community. We express our sincere appreciation for your confidence and loyalty. Thank You to our Contributors. Thank you for letting us share your stories and community events. Your stories are [...]

2017/10/09Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 2, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 2, 2017 | Northwest Region Good harvest progress was made throughout the week and into the weekend. Some field work followed on fields that were harvested. Rain started late Sunday night and continued into Monday, bringing all harvest operations and field work to a halt. Moderate [...]

2017/10/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 19, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Moriaux and Delaurier present.   Councillors Jacobson and Sakal were absent with permission. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.452 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier [...]

2017/10/08Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 13, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 13th, 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 – 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – Brad [...]

2017/10/07Local Interest

Vegetarian Cooking Class – October 16, 2017

Submitted by: David Ogram | Vegetarian Cooking Class Mon. October 16, 2017 7:00 pm Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 – 1 st St. South Swan River Learn how to make vegetarian foods!! Guest Speaker: Glenda Nischuk, Nutritional Consultant This Class will include:  Demonstrations, food samples, recipes  A Question and Answer time  Information about [...]

2017/10/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 5, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 5th, 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: 2017.430 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2017/10/07Local Interest

Lumber River Quartet – October 8, 2017

Submitted by: Al Berkan | Lumber River Quartet October 8, 2017 7:00 pm Temple Baptist Church 913 – 1st Street S. Swan River Tickets $10 in advance $12 at the door Tickets are available from: Temple Baptist Church General Office, Irwin Schroeder, or Aldrich Novotny

2017/10/06Local Interest

Hurricanes, Earthquakes and Rapture? – October 12, 2017

Submitted by: David Ogram | Hurricanes, Earthquakes and a Soon Coming Rapture? Video presentation followed by a discussion.  Thurs. October 12, 2017 7:00 pm Swan River Library Why are there so many terrible disasters occurring in the world today? Come and share your opinions.  All welcome.

2017/10/06Local Interest

Crash Course for Beginning Band Students

Submitted by: Mark Matejka | Pictures by ValleyBiz The Swan Valley Band Directors once again joined forces to hold the SVSD’s annual Beginner Band Workshop on Sept. 29-30, 2017. This opportunity is annually offered at no cost to parents and students, thanks to the Swan Valley Band Booster Parents’ fundraising. There were about 39 beginning [...]

2017/10/06Local Interest

Over 300 Fed at Durban Fall Supper

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On Oct 1st, 2017 Durban Community had their fall supper starting at 4:30 and ending at 6:30, a busy time serving over 300 hungry patrons. Everyone helped themselves to breaded chicken breast, meat balls, cabbage rolls, and of course perogies, and with all the other complements, plus angel food cake [...]

2017/10/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Outdoors Association – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | Swan Valley Outdoors Association 1st Annual Banquet & Auction Sat. October 21, 2017 Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. Supper at 6:30 p.m. Silent and Live Auctions as well as numerous raffle giveaways. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at Spruce Products, Cook and Cooke, Northern Specialties or committee members. Who [...]

2017/10/05Local Interest

Great Success at Kinsmen Nursery School Fundraiser

Submitted by: Terri Fahrenschon | The Kinsmen Nursery School fundraising event held on September 30, 2017 was a great success! Several community members came out to enjoy the BBQ, home based business show and Ford Drive 4UR School event.

2017/10/05Local Interest

Taryn’s Hope for Sight Supper Fundraiser – Oct 14, 2017

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Taryn’s Hope for Sight Supper Fundraiser Sat. October 14, 2017 5:30PM – 7:30PM Minitonas Town Hall $20 per plate Take Out Available Tickets Available at: Minitonas Community Store Valley Meat Packers Renaissance Hair Salon For information contact: Corina 204.734.0581, Colinda 204.525.4361 or Crystal 204.281.1554 Taryn’s Story Taryn Leason, oldest daughter [...]

2017/10/05Local Interest

Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper – October 28, 2017

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Fireman’s Association Hosts the 5th Annual Fireman’s Steak Supper Sat. October 28, 2017 Benito Rec Centre 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (steaks served until 7pm) Advance Tickets Only $20 per ticket Supper includes: steak, baked potato, salad, dessert, Coffee, juice Tickets available from any Fire Department member or at [...]

2017/10/04Local Interest

Royal Purple Celebrates Bocce Ball Court Opening

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Royal Purple Elks Lodge #185 hosted about 30 guests to the grand opening of the Bocce Ball Courts on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Legion Park. Special Olympics Coach Bev Lumax explained the goals & rules of Bocce play. Members of the Swan River “Fireballs” team did a demonstration. One [...]

2017/10/04Local Interest

Book Release Fundraiser – October 14, 2017

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | “The Pet Affection” By former Valley resident Kelley Post Swan Valley Co-op Sat. October 14, 2017 Proceeds to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides. The subject of the book is about “Understanding The Love Connection With Our Pets”. It sells for $18 and makes a great Christmas present for pet [...]

2017/10/03Local Interest

Garden Club Unveils Canada 150 Circle of Friends Project

Submitted by: Lynda Leslie, Tent Town Garden Club (TTG Club) | With additional pictures by ValleyBiz Our goal was to have our Canada 150 Circle of Friends cement pad, sidewalk and sign installed before the snow and it is completed and beautiful! The existing material was removed, the cement forms were installed, and the next [...]

2017/10/03Local Interest

A Formal Evening for a Great Cause

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | Last year the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Cultural Gala wowed guests with stunning decorations, fantastic food, superb service and spectacular entertainment. Above: 2016 Community Foundation Cultural Gala Planning for this year’s must attend event began last fall and it promises to be another night to [...]

2017/10/03Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper Packed With Friends and Neighbors

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | The Cowan population exploded on Sunday, September 24, 2017 as a crowd of people formed in and around the Cowan Community Centre in hopes of tasting some of the delicious items that the Cowan Ladies have been preparing. At approximately 5:00 pm, the Fall Supper buffet table was opened with [...]

2017/10/02Local Interest

SR Friendship Centre Housing Receives Funding

News Release | On September 29, 2017, Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River announced funding for renovations to Swan River Friendship Centre Housing in the Town of Swan River. MLA Wowchuk was joined by board members from the Swan River Friendship Centre (SRFC) Housing Corporation to deliver the announcement. SRFC Housing is receiving $336,000.00 in [...]

2017/10/02Local Interest

New Primary Care Providers Accepting Patients

Submitted picture: (l to r) Dr. Baher Gendy, Dr. Serena Nelko, Dr. Stephanie Butterworth, Deb Schulz, NP ValleyBiz Story | Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) recently announced that three new physicians from the Northern/Remote Residency Program and a nurse practitioner have been recruited to practice at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC). Dr. Stephanie Butterworth [...]

2017/10/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 25, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 25, 2017 | Northwest Region Temperatures were cooler this week and rainfall events, sometimes heavy, were common throughout the region mid-week resulting in harvest delays. Roblin received 10 mm of precipitation, Swan River 10 to 20 mm, Dauphin area 25 to 75 mm, and The Pas [...]

2017/10/01Local Interest