Monthly Archives: October 2017

Close to 300 attend Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The 5th Annual Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper was a great success as the Fireman served and fed close to 300 hungry supporters. Neighboring communities with volunteer services were also in attendance to show their support and appreciation of the work these men and women do. Over and above the ticket [...]

2017/10/31Local Interest

Band Booster Hosts Paint Night Fundraiser

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Pictures by Jennifer Simpson | On Friday October 27, 2017 Swan Valley Band Booster held a new and exciting fundraiser. A paint night with local artist Suzanne May was held at the SVRSS cafeteria. In just 2½ hours participants received step by step instruction to complete a beautiful fall themed [...]

2017/10/30Local Interest

Leason Family Grateful for Family, Friends and Community

To our family, friends and community members, You have truly touched our hearts with your love and friendship. Special thanks to Colinda, Corina, Crystal and Darlene for organizing such a wonderful fundraising supper Saturday, October 21, 2017. Special thanks to Lee Graff, Tripp Family, Murley Family, Emerson Family, Lana Sagert, Louisiana Pacific, Minitonas Community Store, [...]

2017/10/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 10, 2017

Minutes of the 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 10th day of October 2017 at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim [...]

2017/10/29Local Interest

Homemade Treats at Benito Fall Tea

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Big thank you to the community for coming out and supporting the Ladies Auxiliaries Fall Tea and Bake Sale at the Benito Legion hall. We hoped all who came enjoyed the warm homemade biscuits and muffins!

2017/10/28Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 26, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 26th day of September 2017 at 7:02 p. m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen [...]

2017/10/28Local Interest

Swan River Constituency Holds 2017 AGM

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | On the Morning of Saturday, October 21, 2017 the party faithful from the Swan River constituency gathered at the Elks Hall in Swan River for their 2017 Brunch and AGM. The attendees were entertained by local fiddling talent Brittney Moore and guitarist Ken Thompson. After a brunch of eggs, bacon, [...]

2017/10/27Local Interest

Helpers of All Ages Make Minitonas Tea A Success

Submitted Story | Minitonas Knox United Church held their fall tea on October 21, 2017. Our youngest helper cheerfully revealed the winner of each of the silent auction items. Guests were treated to pie and coffee or tea and many visitors took home some yummy treats from the bake table. The young servers kept the [...]

2017/10/27Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Windup Dance – November 18, 2017

Submtted by: Susan Hrycyk | Lenswood Community Club Harvest Windup Dance Sat. November 18, 2017 9:00 pm – 1:00 Lenswood Community Hall Tickets $12.00 per person Music by Ken Thompson Midnight Lunch Served For more information call 204-236-4478, 204-236-4782 or 204-238-4355 Hope to see everyone there!

2017/10/26Local Interest

1st Annual Outdoors Association Banquet Sold Out

Submitted by: Patty Gattinger |The Swan Valley Outdoors Association Inc. held their 1st Annual Banquet and Auction on Saturday, October 21, 2017 to a soldout crowd. Envirothon students mingled throughout the crowd serving appetizers as the attendees checked out the auction items for purchase. Numerous raffles were on display as well for everyone to participate [...]

2017/10/26Local Interest

Successful Year for Swan River Golf & Country Club

Submitted by: Mike Hobson | The Swan River Golf and Country Club held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The meeting went very well and there was lots of positive feedback which was great to hear. Overall the year was a success as we have improved in most revenue streams. The pro [...]

2017/10/25Local Interest

Fundraiser for Night Hunting Victim – November 5, 2017

Livingston Family Medical Fundraiser Sun. November 5th, 2017 Pine River Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:00am – 11:00am Adult $10.00 12 & under $5.00 Preschoolers free Breakfast will be followed by a Bake Sale, Silent Auction and Live Auction. We encourage everyone to attend and we are looking for donations for the auctions and bake sale. [...]

2017/10/25Local Interest

Superheros & Princesses Party in Minitonas

Submitted by: Nancy Cocks | The Sunflower Early Learning Centre (SELC) held a very successful Princess & Superhero Party on Saturday October 21, 2017 at the Minitonas Community Hall. Parents and children came dressed in costume and enjoyed a hotdog lunch, penny auction full of wonderful prizes, a dance party and many fun activities including [...]

2017/10/24Local Interest

Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour – December 2, 2017

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | Swan Valley Minor Hockey Association and Swan River Junior A Stampeders are excited to announce Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour presented by Canadian Tire Sat. December 2, 2017 7:00 pm Swan River Come on out to the Centennial Arena and watch ex-NHL talent. It is a great opportunity to see the [...]

2017/10/23Local Interest

Cooking Classes Explore Health Benefits of Vegetarian Diet

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evening of Monday, October 16, 2017 seventeen people were present at the first of 4 vegetarian cooking classes being held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The Guest Speaker was Glenda Nischuk, a Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, who operates a business in Yorkton called Better Living Nutrition at the [...]

2017/10/23Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – November 2, 2017

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thurs. November 2, 2017 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – check back for new items. Through the generous contributions of both the business and professional communities much has [...]

2017/10/22Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 3, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of October, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, G. Bartel & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. Mychalchuk [...]

2017/10/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 16, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 16, 2017 | Northwest Region Nice fall weather continued throughout the Northwest Region and this resulted in good harvest progress over the last week. The spring wheat harvest is basically complete, and most canola is harvested although some of the later seeded canola remains. A few [...]

2017/10/22Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 19, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of September, 2017 A.D. at 7:04 p.m. Present: Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk, G. Bartel & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Present by Electronic Communications: Reeve: C. Eisner [...]

2017/10/21Local Interest

Many Treasures Shared at Birch River Flea Market

Submitted by: Glenda Foster | The Flea Market and lunch hosted by the Birch River Royal Canadian Legion on September 30, 2017 was enjoyed by the community and many treasures were shared!

2017/10/21Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 27, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 27th, 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 [...]

2017/10/21Local Interest

Taryn’s Hope for Sight Supper Raises $5,622

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | On behalf of the Leason family, we want to say a huge thank you to everyone for all the love and support provided through Taryn’s Hope for Sight Fundraiser on October 14, 2017. After expenses, we were able to contribute $5,622 to the Medical Trust Fund. We had a great [...]

2017/10/20Local Interest

Parenting Workshops – Starting November 2, 2017

Submitted by: Jen Patterson | Parenting Workshops 2 Courses to Choose From 1. Group Triple P Parenting 2. Guiding Good Choices Ecole Swan River South School 1015 2nd Street South, Swan River SESSIONS ARE FREE! Child care, meals and course materials are all provided at no cost, courtesy of Swan Valley Communities That Care. Supper [...]

2017/10/20Local Interest

$60,000 For Minitonas-Bowsman Road Improvements

Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, announced October 18, 2017 that the Manitoba government is investing in important infrastructure in the Swan River constituency. Through the Municipal Road Improvement Program, the Progressive Conservative government is providing $60,000.00 for municipal road improvements in the Rural Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman for road rehab on #147N. [...]

2017/10/20Local Interest

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