Monthly Archives: November 2017

Minitonas Ladies Christmas Program – December 4, 2017

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church Ladies Christmas Program Mon. December 4, 2017 Minitonas Knox United Church 7:30 pm The Christmas Cheer Board will have a collection box at the church if you would like to bring a non-perishable item to donate. Hope to see you there.

2017/11/30Local Interest

Many Volunteers Support Ten Thousand Villages Sale

Submitted by: Karen Peters | A big thank you to the Swan Valley and area for their support of this year’s Ten Thousand Villages Christmas sale on November 16-18, 2017. Thank you to our volunteers Lena & Lorne Friesen, Karen Peters, Lowell & Jenny Friesen, Betty Warkentin, Doris Reimer, Dorren Miles, Nasseem Mousavi, Jake & [...]

2017/11/29Local Interest

54th Annual Carol Festival – December 3, 2017

Submitted by: April Maxwell | 54th Annual Carol Festival Sun. December 3, 2017 3:00 p.m. Temple Baptist Church 913 First St. South Swan River Silver collection and/or non-perishable food item donations.

2017/11/28Local Interest

Community Mobilization Program to Receive Over $9,400

Manitoba PC Caucus Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, welcomes the announcement by the provincial Progressive Conservative government of an investment in the Community Mobilization intervention program that ensures at-risk individuals in Swan River can reduce contact with the law, establish healthy life goals and become successful members of society. “Our community [...]

2017/11/28Local Interest

Community Foundation Granting Night – December 7, 2017

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Annual Meeting & Granting Night Thurs. December 7, 2017 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Banquet Room The evening will include presentations to the 2017 grant recipients. Come and find out more about the projects supported by the Community Foundation of Swan Valley. Please call Donna for more information at [...]

2017/11/27Local Interest

Pee Wee B Stampeders Claim Tourney Title in The Pas

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | On the weekend of Nov 24th-26, 2017 the Pee Wee B Stampeders travelled to the Wescana Inn Pee Wee tourney. Pictured above: Back Row: Coach Derrick Lukey, Coach Craig Zamzow, Liam McArthur; Middle Row: Nolan Woodward, Jack Mullin, Crystal Zamzow, Brandon Grazier, Carter Addis, Jett Cook, Coach Warren Gray; Front [...]

2017/11/27Local Interest

Communities That Care Youth Report – December 14, 2017

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Community Information Meeting December 14, 2017 11:30 am – 1:00PM SVRSS Multi-purpose Room SVCTC Needs Your Valuable Opinion Swan Valley CTC will be presenting the Youth Survey & Data Report to the community and your involvement is essential in making positive change for Swan Valley youth. Lunch is provided, Please [...]

2017/11/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 7, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 7th day of October, 2017 A.D. at 7:03 p.m. Present: Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Reeve: C. Eisner Delegations: [...]

2017/11/25Local Interest

Christmas Hymn Sing – December 10, 2017

Submitted by: June Jamieson | Christmas Hymn Sing Sun. December 10, 2017 3:00 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Light lunch to follow

2017/11/24Local Interest

Ham Radio Enthusiasts Meet in Swan River

Submitted by: Marty Thomas | Pictures by: Chris Yelinink va4sky | The Ham Radio Meeting held on November 18, 2017 at the Swan Lake Watershed Building was attended by 9 individuals. 3 hams and 3 that are thinking of getting into the hobby attended in Swan River and 3 called in on the teleconference from [...]

2017/11/24Local Interest

Festival of Trees – December 5-9, 2017

Submitted by: Maureen Bowles | Festival of Trees December 5-9, 2017 Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Northwest Regional Library Get into the Christmas spirit and join us for some hot apple cider and cookies while viewing the many decorated trees and gingerbread houses. This [...]

2017/11/23Local Interest

Royal Purple Elks Overwhelmed by Community Support

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan, Swan River Royal Purple Elks Lodge # 185 | We are overwhelmed by the generous support the community has provided towards the construction of a bocce ball court. The Legion Park is the venue of this outdoor facility that can be enjoyed by community groups, family and individuals of any age [...]

2017/11/23Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Christmas Concert – December 4, 2017

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Dolyna Ukrainian Dancers present: Old Fashioned Christmas Concert Mon. December 4, 2017 6:30 p.m. SVRSS Cafeteria Join us for a great evening of dancing and treats $1,000 Christmas Raffle Draw There will be an appearance from a special guest following the concert!

2017/11/23Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Wind-Up Fun for All Ages

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk | We had a great turn out for the Lenswood Harvest Wind-up dance on Saturday Nov. 18, 2017. We had approximately 160 people attend the social with ages ranging from a few months old to 70+ years old. It is always nice to see families come out and enjoy themselves, we [...]

2017/11/23Local Interest

New Menu and Fantastic Desserts at United Church Supper

Submitted by: Jennifer Simpson | On Sunday, November 19, 2017, St. Andrew’s United Church held their annual fall supper. A new menu of ham, meatballs, perogies, cabbage rolls, beet leaf rolls and many other items were enjoyed by everyone who attended and the many who ordered their meal for delivery. The desserts were fabulous, with [...]

2017/11/22Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 5, 2017

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Let Christmas Begin! Tues. December 5, 2017 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Featuring: Concert Band and Tarnished Brass Refreshments. Silver collection.

2017/11/22Local Interest

Baking, Crafts and Sweets at Band Booster Holiday Shoppe

Submitted by: Susan Ross | On Friday Nov. 17, 2017 Swan Valley Band Boosters held a Holiday Shoppe. This event featured 16 home business, baking and craft booths as well as a sweet shoppe concession stand. Shoppers had a chance to win door prizes and enter a basket raffle. Band booster used this evening to [...]

2017/11/21Local Interest

Lenswood Santa Brunch – December 3, 2017

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk | Lenswood Santa Brunch December 3, 2017 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Santa arrives at 11:30 Cost is 5 and under free, 6-12 $3.00 Adults $6.00 Silent auction prizes Pancakes, sausages, beverages and desserts Come out and enjoy a visit from Santa and some good conversation. For further information please call: [...]

2017/11/21Local Interest

Swan River Salvage Makes Donation To Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from another generous Swan Valley business. Del Davy of Swan River Salvage is pictured above with Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Planning To Make A Splash In The [...]

2017/11/21Local Interest

Supper Raises Money to Expand Benito Daycare

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The Benito Child Care Center board, staff and parents would like to thank all who attended our fundraiser supper and auction on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The generosity of local businesses was seen in the wide variety of auction items sold during the evening. Many local valley businesses also donated [...]

2017/11/20Local Interest

Surprise Visitor at Minitonas Christmas Market

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | It was a great day at the Minitonas Christmas Market on Saturday, November 18, 2017! Lots of people came out to shop and have lunch. Even Santa came to check out what was there and take some pictures with the kids.

2017/11/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 14, 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 14th day of November 2017 at 7:08 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim [...]

2017/11/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 25, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 25th, 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 [...]

2017/11/18Local Interest

Governments Fund Project to Map and Publish Trails Online

Submitted by: Heather Nielsen, RISE Economic Development Officer | Swan Valley RISE, partnering with Swan Valley Sport Fish Enhancement, would like to announce the approval of the Partner 4 Growth grant for trail mapping. The project is budgeted for $24600 with $12200 coming from the province and $12400 being shared between Swan Valley RISE and [...]

2017/11/18Local Interest

Full House at Pine River Fall Supper

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | It had been several years since the community centre hosted a fall supper, therefore the committee decided to hold a fall supper by selling advance tickets only. This allowed their small group of volunteers the ability to cater to a specific number of guests and prepare a predetermined amount of [...]

2017/11/16Local Interest

Cdn Mixed Curling Championship Underway in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship presented by Westman Communications Group, were held at the Swan River Curling Club on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Lloyd Lawson from the 1979 Provincial Championship team from Swan River threw the first ceremonial rock along side team members Lorraine Goodman, Mary Todorchuk [...]

2017/11/15Local Interest

Fantastic Support at Sold Out Community Foundation Gala

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their third annual Cultural Gala on November 10, 2017 at the Veterans Hall in Swan River. The sold-out event was once again an evening to remember. As guests walked in the door they were surrounded by elegance in a room richly decorated in red [...]

2017/11/14Local Interest

Honouring Our Veterans Without Compromise

ValleyBiz Story | On November 11, 2017 a small crowd gathered at the cenotaph in Swan River as wreaths were laid in honor of the fallen. Following the laying of wreaths, a Remembrance Day service was held at the Veteran’s Community Hall in Swan River. “We are gathered today to remind ourselves again, that there [...]

2017/11/13Local Interest

No Stone Left Alone – We Will Remember Them

ValleyBiz Story | They were young, as we are young, they served, giving freely of themselves. To them we pledge, amid the winds of time, to carry their torch and never forget. We will remember them. On November 8, 2017 about 180 grade 5 and 6 students heard these words as they gathered to place [...]

2017/11/13Local Interest

Christmas Tea & Bake Sale – December 2, 2017

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | St. James Anglican Church Christmas Tea & Bake Sale Sat. December 2, 2017 $5 St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st Street South Everyone Welcome!

2017/11/12Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 17, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Councillor Whyte arrived at 8:25 pm. 1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.496 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED [...]

2017/11/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 17, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 17th day of October, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: C. Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, G. Bartel, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:00 pm – [...]

2017/11/11Local Interest

Festive Shopping at Calico Corners

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | Our 38th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale held on November 3, 2017 was a huge success. The wintery weather definitely got everyone into the festive shopping mood. There was a large variety of crafters displaying their wares for the browsing public. Shoppers could then enjoy a delicious warm bowl of [...]

2017/11/11Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 3, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 3rd, 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: 2017.473 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded [...]

2017/11/11Local Interest

Benito Craft and Trade Show – December 2, 2017

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Annual Craft & Trade Show Soul & Sandwich Lunch Sat. December 2, 2017 10 am – 2 pm Benito Rec Centre Returning: Kyla’s Kitchen, Avon, Norwex, Epicure, Young Living, UrbanAlloy/Scentsy, Tupperware, Lavish, Vesna Ladies, Mary Kay, Quilting with Karma, Skylers Cookies, KD Cloths/Parkland Jewelry, Thirty-One, SudsnSuch, Wreaths [...]

2017/11/11Local Interest

CBF Students Lend a Hand for Their Furry Friends

Submitted by: Sherry Martin |Mrs. Basso’s Grade 7 & 8 students from the CBF School spent an afternoon volunteering at the Swan Valley Animal Protection League shelter raking up the fall leaves for shelter manager Lisa Scales. The students worked hard cleaning up the leaves and were rewarded with a tour of the shelter. They [...]

2017/11/10Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Supper – December 10, 2017

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Annual NDP Christmas Supper Sun. December 10, 2017 Swan Valley Museum Socializing 5:00 p.m. Supper 6:00 p.m. $15.00 per person Guest: Wab Kinew 50/50 Tickets – Silent Auction Everyone Welcome!

2017/11/09Local Interest

Rotary Auction Raises over $13,000 for Local Projects

Submitted by: Al Berkan |The 55th Annual Rotary Radio Auction was held on November 2, 2017. The bell rang 140 times as individuals got the item they were hoping to acquire. These items donated by local businesses resulted in us raising over $13,000 to be used to support local Rotary projects. The main projects this [...]

2017/11/09Local Interest

Royal Purple Christmas Baking – Order By Dec. 1, 2017

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Royal Purple Elks Christmas Baking Box of 2 Dozen $24.00 1 Quart Pudding $15.00 Order Deadline: December 1, 2017 To Order Call: Mary Brandson: 204-734-3570 Adeline McQuay: 204-734-3652 Diane Sylvester: 204-734-2232 Pick up Saturday Dec 9, 2017 Elks Hall Swan River, MB 10:00 am – Noon Proceeds to Enhance Bocce [...]

2017/11/09Local Interest

Fundraiser Helps Family On the Road to Recovery

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway |In spite of a winter storm dumping seven inches of snow on Pine River on Saturday November 4th and the icy road conditions; the Livingston Family Medical Fundraiser went on as scheduled on Sunday November 5th.2017. The Pine River Community Centre was the place to be on Sunday morning as the day [...]

2017/11/08Local Interest

Benito Child Care Centre Supper – November 18, 2017

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | Benito Child Care Center Fundraiser Supper & Auction November 18, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm Benito Rec Center Railway Ave. We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a delicious Turkey supper with Ukrainian side dishes. We will be having a silent auction, with a Live auction to follow [...]

2017/11/08Local Interest

Good Turnout at Air Cadets Garage Sale

Submitted by: Barb Lewis | Dispute the snowy weather, the Swan Valley Air Cadets Squadron #519 had a good turn out for the garage sale on November 4th, 2017! We want to thank everyone who donated and who shopped, ate chili and drank coffee!! The cadets also sold poppies at various sites throughout Swan River [...]

2017/11/08Local Interest

United Church Fall Supper – November 19, 2017

Submitted by: Linn Barabash | St. Andrews United Church Fall Supper Sun. Nov 19, 2017 5:00 to 7:00 PM Veterans Community Hall Adults $15.00. Children 6-13. $7.00 5 years and under. FREE Shut Ins…Home Delivery please call 204-734-0285 Deadline for Delivery is Nov 15th.

2017/11/07Local Interest

Pine River Celebrates Canada’s 150th

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | On Saturday October 28th, 2017 the Pine River Community Centre opened the doors to celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday with just under 50 people in attendance. The centre was decorated in Canadian pride with red and white balloons decaled with maple leaves and Canadian flags. The balloons were placed in vases [...]

2017/11/07Local Interest

Ham Radio Meeting – November 18, 2017

Submitted by: Marty Thomas | Ham Radio Meeting November 18, 2017 5 pm Swan Lake Watershed Building 4th Avenue N Swan River All are welcome. Contact Marty for more info 204-734-8310

2017/11/06Local Interest

Bill Gade Creates Confusion

The following information is provided in response to an editorial on CJ104 Radio where Bill Gade criticizes a news website in the Valley. While his incomplete accusations did not include the name of the website, we thought we would clarify our readership numbers to remove confusion. ValleyBiz Main Page October 2017 Averages 34,000 pageviews per [...]

2017/11/06Local Interest

Minitonas Christmas Market – November 18, 2017

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | Minitonas Christmas Market Sat. November 18, 2017 10 am – 3pm Minitonas Community hall Come out and get started on your christmas shopping and support the Sunflower Early Learning Center. There will be Barefoot books, Discovery toys, Scentsy, Arbonne, Norwex, etc. plus many handmade items. There will be a raffle [...]

2017/11/05Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 11, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 11th, 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 [...]

2017/11/05Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 5, 2017

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 5, 2017 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 5, 2017 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in [...]

2017/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 24, 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 24th day of October 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim [...]

2017/11/04Local Interest