Monthly Archives: February 2018

Bellsite’s 39th Annual Poker Derby “A Huge SUCCESS”

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | A total of $5,200.00 was given away in cash prizes at the 2018 Bellsite 39th Annual Poker Derby on February 25, 2018. An estimated 200 sleds attending with 209 registered drivers. Lisa Towers wins 10% of prize money($1,040.00) with 300 ghostriders (the most ghostriders prize). Honourable mention to Bert Sutherland [...]

2018/02/28Local Interest

Bowsman Rock The House Ladies Bonspiel

Pictured above: The final for the 1st event had the youngest team and the oldest team pitted against each other with Presley Sagert’s rink versus Joyce Trevellyn’s rink. Back row: Penny Stadnick, Emily Gillies, Presley Sagert, Eden Betcher Front row: June McKenzie, Joyce Trevellyn, Bryn Zamzow, Madison Sagert Submitted by: Deanna Martin |The 2018 Bowsman [...]

2018/02/28Local Interest

ValleyBiz Technical Difficulties

ValleyBiz Story | Some of our users may have had trouble accessing ValleyBiz.ca beginning February 27, 2018. If you received a message that ValleyBiz has expired there is no need to panic. ValleyBiz has no plans of discontinuing service to the Swan Valley. The company we pay to host the ValleyBiz website had their internet [...]

2018/02/27Local Interest

Pee Wee B Stampeders Host Home Tourney

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow and Angela Mullin | Pictured Above, Pee Wee B Stampeders: Back Row – Brandon Grazier, Jett Cook, Liam McArthur, Jack Mullin, Henry Branconnier, Comrie Quill, Carter Addis, & Noah Weir Front Row: Crystal Zamzow, Mackenzie Lukey, James Parsons, McKenna Gray, Nolan Woodward On the weekend of Feb 24-25, 2018 the Pee [...]

2018/02/27Local Interest

Town Receives $10,000+ for Labeller at Veterans Hall

Province of Manitoba Media Release | Eight community centres across the province will receive more than $84,000 to purchase and install commercial-grade kitchen equipment to support local food entrepreneurs, announced Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler. “With this funding, our government is investing in the future of food innovation, product development and Manitoba’s entrepreneurial spirit,” said Eichler. [...]

2018/02/26Local Interest

World Day of Prayer Takes Place Friday March 2, 2018

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church Since 1887, on or near the first Friday in March every year, millions of Christians have gathered worldwide to pray for the issues of family violence, child abuse, human trafficking, and other forms of injustice. In 2018 that prayerful support will be directed at the 540,000 inhabitants of the [...]

2018/02/26Local Interest

CANCELLED Mature Driver Workshop – March 7, 2018

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | Services to Seniors Invites you to attend a free and informative workshop: Mature Driver Workshop This session has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. St. James Anglican Church Hall: 1201 – 1st Street S. Refreshments will be served. Safety Services Manitoba in partnership with Manitoba Public [...]

2018/02/25Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – January 24, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 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 [...]

2018/02/25Local Interest

Mike Scott “The Warrior Within” – March 13, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse | Mike Scott “The Warrior Within” March 13, 2018 1:00pm – 3:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Swan River No Cost to Attend – Please register with Jessica Lacasse @ 734-6618 or jlacasse@pmh-mb.ca or Tanya Powell at 734-9301. The Swan Valley Committee for the Elimination of Sexual Abuse [...]

2018/02/24Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 12, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 12, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board undertook a broad Community Consultation process a number of months ago. On Wednesday it will release a Memo outlining its plans based on the feedback it received from the community meetings and survey [...]

2018/02/24Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dance Concert – March 10, 2018

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Vesselli Dance Concert Desserts and Refreshments Sat. March 10, 2018 1:30 pm Benito School Gymnasium Adults $10 Students $8 6 and under Free Everyone Welcome!

2018/02/23Local Interest

MNP Pays it Forward to Community Foundation

Media Release | Nine charities and organizations in southern Manitoba will be the beneficiaries of national accounting, tax and consulting firm MNP’s Reach Out – Pay it Forward program for the next year. Starting February 1, 2018 and running until January 2019, for every client referral provided to our southern Manitoba offices, MNP will reach [...]

2018/02/22Local Interest

Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel: March 16-18, 2018

Submitted by: Darlene Beck | Swan River Ladies Curling Club 90th Annual Bonspiel March 16, 17 & 18, 2018 “Luck of the Irish” $160 per Rink Banquet and Entertainment Saturday Night Prizes, 4 Events, 4 Games Guaranteed To enter Contact: Sandy Milroy at 204-734-9381 (after 5pm) or email: babamilroy@gmail.com or S.R. Curling Rink at 204-734-3055 [...]

2018/02/21Local Interest

Busy Week at Benito Recreation Complex

Pictured above: 1st in the 1st Event Winners sponsored by the J.A Lyons Memorial Trophy. Presenter Tom Lyons congratulates Skip Neil Watkins, Third Marty Anderson, Second Carter Watkins and Lead Karter Meyn Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito Recreation Complex was a busy place this past week. On February 13-18, 2018, the Complex hosted [...]

2018/02/20Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Homicide

RCMP Media Release | On February 18, 2018, at approximately 11:00 am, Swan River RCMP received a report of a death at a residence in Swan River, Manitoba. A 36-year-old male from Swan River was deceased on scene. Norman Brass, 42, from Swan River is charged with Manslaughter. He will appear February 20, 2018, in [...]

2018/02/19Local Interest

Swan River Skating Club | Under the Sea – March 12, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen | The Swan River Skating Club presents Under the Sea Centennial Arena Mon. March 12, 2018 Starts 7pm Admission: Adults $5 Students $3 Preschool Free

2018/02/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 23, 2018

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 23rd day of January, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. Absent: With prior written notice: Reeve William Galloway Councillor Irwin Steen Present: Deputy Reeve Brian Burick Councillors: Carrie [...]

2018/02/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 16, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 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: 2018.018 Moved By: Duane Whyte Seconded By: Phylis Friesen RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2018/02/17Local Interest

Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby – March 17, 2018

Submitted by: Brett Church | Swan Valley Lions Clubs 21st Annual Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby Sat. March 17th, 2018 Whitefish Lake Contestants will be competing for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. 1st prize being guaranteed $10,000 cash Cost of Entry tickets are: Adult: advanced $40, walk-on $50 Under 16: advanced $30, walk-on [...]

2018/02/16Local Interest

Lovely Evening at United Church Loving Hearts Supper

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church | The 7th Annual Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment was held on February 10, 2018. The Veterans Hall was decked out in red decorations and many hearts! The entertainment was wonderful and they performed for a very appreciative crowd. The roast beef supper with all the trimmings as delicious! [...]

2018/02/16Local Interest

Minitonas Skating Club | Olympic Gold – March 1, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen | The Minitonas Skating Club presents Olympcic Gold Minitonas Arena Thurs. March 1, 2018 Starts 7pm Canteen open at 6pm Come enjoy supper with us! Admission: Adults $7 Students$5 Preschool Free

2018/02/15Local Interest

CBF Christian School Fundraiser a Feast for the Senses

Submitted by: Rachael Stober | The CBFCS Parent Advisory Council put on a Dessert Night/Duelling Pianos/Silent Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, February 10, 2018 and raised $2500 for a multi-sports pad project that will benefit the entire community of Swan River. Almost 100 people in attendance enjoyed fabulous desserts from our local Swan Valley Co-op [...]

2018/02/15Local Interest

2nd Annual Mens Rec Hockey Tournament: Feb 23- 25, 2018

Submitted by: Leon Church | Bowsman Mighty Bucks are looking to host the 2nd Annual Loonie & Toonie Mens Rec Hockey Tournament Bowsman Arena February 23-25, 2018 Admission $2 daily/person Silent auction, daily 50/50, and an NHL jersey draw. Team entry fee is $500. Guaranteed 4 games and free admission for players. Subject to full [...]

2018/02/14Local Interest

SVSD Announces Plans to Request to School Closure

Swan Valley School Division Board Announcement February 14, 2018 | The Board conducted Community Meetings throughout the Valley sharing some of the challenges it faces over the next few years. During these Community Meetings, the Board solicited feedback from attendees and invited all Valley residents to participate in a survey to provide suggestions to the [...]

2018/02/14Local Interest

Close to $80,000 Raised at Sled for Eternity 2018

Submitted by: Kim Lowes | We had an absolutely amazing day at our 2nd annual Swan River Sled for Eternity on February 10, 2018! We had 68 registered riders out on the trails and we were blown away by the faithfulness of our fundraisers with our final total coming in at close to $80,000 raised. [...]

2018/02/13Local Interest

Benito Annual Firemen’s Supper – February 25, 2018

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Firemen’s Association invites you to the Annual Firemen’s Supper Sun. February 25, 2018 Benito Rec. Centre 4:00 – 6:00 pm $15/plate- 12 years and older $10/plate – 11 years and younger 5 and under FREE Turkey, Ham, Potato, Salads, Dessert, Beverages Chinese Auction Everyone Welcome Proceeds from supper will [...]

2018/02/12Local Interest

JV Girls Undefeated at Yorkton Regional Tournament

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | JV Girls Basketball Team travelled to the Yorkton Raiders Basketball Tournament this past weekend and posted an undefeated record. The Tigers’ first opponent of the tournament was the home team, Yorkton Raiders. Yorkton was big and fast, jumped out for an early lead and were ahead by 9 points at [...]

2018/02/12Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – January 23, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 23rd day of January, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, S. Walmsley, & G. Bartel C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillor: L. Mychalchuk [...]

2018/02/11Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 9, 2018

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 9th day of January, 2018 at 7:03 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim-Acting [...]

2018/02/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 2, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 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: 2018.001 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2018/02/09Local Interest

Pine River Spring Supper – March 11, 2018

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway Pine River Spring Supper Sun. March 11, 2018 Pine River Community Centre Doors open at 2:00 pm Advanced tickets only for 150 people. $12.00 for Adults; $6.00 for 12 and under; preschoolers free. Tickets are available at: Semeniuk’s Lucky Dollar Store 204-263- 2108 and Urbanowski’s Garage 204-263- 2101 The delicious supper [...]

2018/02/09Local Interest

Benito 11th Annual Open Mixed Bonspiel: Feb 13-18, 2018

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito 11th Annual Open Mixed Bonspiel February 13-18, 2018 4 Events – Pick a Prize $140 Entry Fee / Rink Saturday Banquet Included Contact: Rick or Lenore – 539-2811 Scott – 539-2667 (daytime) Entry Deadline: Feb. 11, 2018

2018/02/08Local Interest

Dancing Away the Winter Blues in Cowan

Submitted by: Wade Kovachik | The Winter Blues Dance was held on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at the Cowan Community Centre. Pure Country (featuring Kenny Thompson and Brittney Moore) put on a good show by filling the Centre with music till approximately 1:30 am. Even though it was a chilly night, people came from near [...]

2018/02/08Local Interest

5-Day Stop Smoking Program – Coming Soon

Submitted by: David Ogram | A Breathe-Free Stop Smoking Program will be held in the next few weeks in Swan River if there are enough people who want to attend the Program. This very successful Program combines video presentations, group support, a personal plan booklet and educational information to help participants to break the smoking [...]

2018/02/07Local Interest

Community Foundation Announces New Spring Grant Intake

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is pleased to announce a new Spring Granting Period. The initial Spring Grant Intake is now open and applications are being accepted from organizations who did not receive a grant during the Fall 2017 granting period. “We recognize that groups have spring and summer projects [...]

2018/02/07Local Interest

Everything Costs a Quarter Sale – March 17, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen | The Parent Pack presents: Everything costs a Quarter Opportunity Sale Sat. March 17, 2018 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street, Swan River Everything really and truly costs only $0.25 apiece! *BYOB – Bring Your Own Bags!* All proceeds donated to the SWAN VALLEY ANIMAL [...]

2018/02/06Local Interest

Jazz Retreat & Improv Workshop Benefits Local Students

Pictured above: Clinicians perform during the final Jazz concert. ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) Band Council held their Sixth Annual SVSD Jazz Retreat and Improvisation Workshop on January 19 – 20, 2018. Students from across the Valley worked with esteemed music educator Graydon Cramer (drums) from Brandon, Kyle Wedlake (tenor saxophone) [...]

2018/02/06Local Interest

Bowsman Ladies Bonspiel: February 22 – 25, 2018

Submitted by: Deanna Martin and Amanda Dixon | Bowsman Ladies Curling Club invites you to our 50′s and 60′s ROCK THE HOUSE! Bowsman Ladies Bonspiel February 22-25, 2018 Dinner, Entertainment, Prizes and Silent Auction Entry Fee: $120 To register contact Cindi @ 204-281-1230 Registration deadline: February 19, 2018

2018/02/04Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – January 10, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 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 [...]

2018/02/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Final Water Update

Town of Swan River Public Notice February 2, 2018 6:16 pm | This issue only affects Town residents and businesses. Issue Update: The well specialists have flushed and inspected the well cribbing of well #2. They have confirmed that the cribbing is compromised above the pump level. We cannot put a new pump in the [...]

2018/02/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Water Restriction Ended

Town of Swan River Public Notice February 2, 2018 8:45 am | This issue only affects Town residents and businesses. It is with great pleasure that we announce that we now have 2 operational wells and we are able to remove the request to restrict and conserve water; people can now resume normal water usage. [...]

2018/02/02Local Interest

UPDATE: Water System Repairs Progressing

Town of Swan River Public Notice February 1, 2018 9:00 pm | This issue only affects Town residents and businesses. Issue Update: The well specialist company has successfully removed the pumps and related pipes from both failed wells. Work is now focused on flushing the wells and reinstalling a complete new pump and related hardware. [...]

2018/02/01Local Interest

UPDATE: Status of Town Water System Repairs

Town of Swan River Public Notice February 1, 2018 3:05 pm | This issue only affects Town residents and businesses. Issue Update: A well specialist company arrived in Swan River last evening and necessary parts arrived during the night. This style of work requires time and precision. The environment and cold temperature are playing a [...]

2018/02/01Local Interest