Monthly Archives: December 2017

Sharing the Sweet Story of Christmas

Submitted Story | The Minitonas Knox United Church held their Ladies Christmas Program on Monday, December 4, 2017. The evening included some beautiful special music by Brenna Smith on violin. The short program told the wonderful sweet Christmas story featuring various candies and Christmas Carols throughout. First, there was the “Rocky Road” travelled by Mary [...]

2017/12/12Local Interest

Road to Ski Hill Dedicated in Honour of John Cotton

ValleyBiz Story | On December 9, 2017 the Municipality of Swan Valley West (SVW) held a ceremony at the Thunderhill Ski Club turn off to dedicate a Commemorative Road Sign in honour of the many contributions made by Mr. John Cotton, long time member and founder of the Thunderhill Ski Club and Thunderhill Ski Facility. [...]

2017/12/11Local Interest

Peewee A Stampeders Sing Out Christmas Cheer

Submitted by: Angie Henkelman |The Swan Valley Peewee A Stampeders hockey team enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer to Swan River residents on Friday, December 8, 2017. The team sold Carol-grams (singing Christmas Carol telegrams) for $20. At departure on Friday, they had more than twenty bookings including stops at the Hospital and Lodge, Lions Manor, Westside [...]

2017/12/11Local Interest

Community Band Entertainins at Annual Christmas Concert

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Entertainment was the Theme for this year’s Christmas Concert of the Swan Valley Community Band on December 5, 2017, with performances from the Band, a Quintet, and a Solo. Brass Qunitet “Tarnished Brass” Kevin Salmi, Jayne Leadbeater, Julie Kooistra, Kim Kosokowski, David Gnida Rick Houle performing his Solo–”Wooden Heart” About [...]

2017/12/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 21, 2017

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 21st day of November, 2017 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve – C. Eisner Councillors: G. Bartel, J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:00 pm [...]

2017/12/10Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 27, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 27, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board spent a few hours before the Board Meeting discussing the survey results of the Community Meetings. There were 382 responses. The Board had Doug Coulthart, Transportation Supervisor, present at the meeting in order [...]

2017/12/09Local Interest

Christmas Music Fills the Air at 54th Annual Carol Festival

Submitted by: April Maxwell | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Association held its 54th annual Carol Festival on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Temple Baptist Church in Swan River. This concert takes place the first Sunday in December every year and is the only non-adjudicated festival that we organize. The program showcased a variety [...]

2017/12/08Local Interest

Christmas Craft Sale – December 9, 2017

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Christmas Craft Sale Sat. December 9, 2017 9am – 3pm 1413 Main Street Over 40 tables. Knitting, sewing, jewelry, soaps, barn board art, oils, baking, teas, jams, Christmas shopping galore, something for everyone. Lunch will be available proceeds to 4H Club. Contact Brenda 204-734-2823

2017/12/07Local Interest

Christmas Wishes Shared at Lenswood Santa Brunch

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk | Lenswood had a great turn out on Sunday, December 3, 2017 for their annual Santa Brunch. It was well attended once again. There were lots of pancakes, sausage, coffee and desserts. All the kids were excited to see Santa so they could tell them what they wanted for Christmas this [...]

2017/12/07Local Interest

Great Afternoon at St. Jame Anglican Church Christmas Tea

Submitted by: Edwin Crook | St. James Anglican Church held a well attended Christmas tea on December 3, 2017. Great weather, greater conversation and visiting and greatest sandwiches, dainties and beverages made for an enjoyable afternoon for one and all. There was also a bake table for those wanting to take home a treat.

2017/12/07Local Interest

Live Nativity – December 16, 2017

Submitted by: Beth Gust | Live Nativity Event December 16, 2017 4pm – 8pm Swan Valley Museum Free admission. Come back to Bethlehem, browse the marketplace, and follow the shepherds into the manger. Listen to the angel choir, see the wisemen, and experience a bit of the night that Jesus was born.

2017/12/06Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Christmas Concert a Sweet Treat

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Swan River Dolyna Dancers put on a short and sweet presentation of what they’ve been working on so far this year. The evening was also a chance for our youngest dancers, the Sadochuk’s to get a taste of dancing in front of a crowd. These little ones are always [...]

2017/12/06Local Interest

PeeWee A Carol-Gram Fundraiser – December 8, 2017

Submitted by: Derek Henkelman | Swan Valley PeeWee A Hockey Team Presents Christmas Carol-gram Fri. December 8, 2017 Between 4:30 pm & 8 pm Swan River, MB Cost $20 Wish someone a Merry Christmas with Christmas Carols sung by the members of the SV PeeWee A team! Contact: Angie Henkelman Email: Call or text: [...]

2017/12/05Local Interest

Fans Pack Arena For Montreal Canadiens Alumni Game

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | On Saturday, December 2, 2017 Swan Valley Minor Hockey Association and the Swan Valley Jr. A. Stampeders teamed up to bring in the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team to play a group of local hockey players. Early indications are that approximately 675 fans came out to witness some ex-NHL players play [...]

2017/12/05Local Interest

Benito Christmas Tea & Bake Sale – December 9, 2017

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Benito Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Tea & Bake Sale December 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall Door Prize and 50/50 Draw Draws made at 3:15 pm

2017/12/04Local Interest

Benito Craft and Trade Show Going Strong after 20 Years

Pictured above: Bill Woytkiw and his son were 1st in line for Martha Verhoek’s peanut butter squares while Rose Chernenkoff dropped off her baking at the United Church table. Submitted by: Karen Gade | The balmy temperatures encouraged shoppers to attend one of the most successful Benito United Church Craft and Trade Show’s on Sat, [...]

2017/12/04Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive – Until December 21, 2017

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Toys 4 U! SVCTC provides toys to children who do not already have access to existing Christmas programs in the Swan Valley. Donations of New Unwrapped Toys for Children Ranging from Newborn to 18 Years of age would be gratefully accepted. Bring a Smile [...]

2017/12/03Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 8, 2017

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, November 8th, 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 [...]

2017/12/02Local Interest