Monthly Archives: April 2018

Banff Geo Trip Funded by Student Fundraising

Submitted by: Dee-Ann Clarkson | On Friday April 20, 2018 the SVRSS Geography students held a Soup and Sandwich lunch to help fund raise money for their Banff Geo Trip in May. The students will leave Swan River May 17th and return May 27th. During this trip the students will enjoy many different experiences such [...]

2018/04/26Local Interest

Swan Valley High School Rodeo – May 11, 12 & 13, 2018

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan Valley High School Rodeo May 12 & 13, 2018 Free Admission Swan Valley Agriculture Exhibition Grounds Spring has sprung and the Swan Valley High School Rodeo committee has been busy planning for the May 12th & 13th Rodeo. Friday, May 11, 2018 Rodeo fun starts on the Friday evening [...]

2018/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Prayers and Support for Humboldt Broncos

Submitted by: Sandy Ellingson |Residents of Swan River Valley gathered together on Sunday, April 22 at 3pm in the Centennial Arena to pay tribute to the lives lost and to pray for all those impacted by the Humboldt Broncos bus accident tragedy. Stampeder Chaplain Chris Staniland welcomed everyone to the service. Cramer Coulthart, Swan Valley [...]

2018/04/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Animal Protection League BBQ – May 16, 2018

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Join Us for a BBQ May 16, 2018 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Farmer’s Marketplace on Main Street The dogs and cats will be joining us for a burger. Come on out and enjoy a spring day with us! All proceeds will go to the [...]

2018/04/25Local Interest

Beef Up Beef Workshop – April 28, 2018

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | Manitoba 4-H and the Minitonas 4-H Beef Club is hosting a Beef Up Beef Workshop Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Anderson Cattle Co. Swan River MB The day will begin with presentations from industry sectors including round table discussions with members and local producers. After lunch a learning clinic will [...]

2018/04/24Local Interest

Great Local Support at Perogy & Sausage Supper

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On Sunday April 22, 2018, All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish held their first annual Perogy and Sausage supper. Thanks to the professional catering of Y Not Johnny’s the meal was hot and delicious. All the volunteer help we received made the first time event a success. A huge thanks to [...]

2018/04/24Local Interest

Lenswood Mothers Day Dance – May 12, 2018

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland Lenswood Mother’s Day Dance Sat. May 12, 2018 9:00 pm – 1:00 am Lenswood Community Hall Tickets $12 – 12 and over Midnight Lunch Music by Ken Thompson & Brittney Moore Info: 236-4782 238-4355 236-4478

2018/04/24Local Interest

St. James Anglican Church Spring Tea – April 28, 2018

Submitted by: Beverley Leach | St. James Anglican Church Spring Tea & Bake Sale April 28, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st Street South Cost: $5

2018/04/23Local Interest

Many Unique Items at Spring Craft Sale

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre held their spring craft sale and lunch on April 21, 2018. There were many unique vendors and lots of special items to explore.

2018/04/23Local Interest

Jr. and Sr. Basketball Clinics – May 5, 2018

Submitted by: Ian Kitch | Basketball Clinic May 5, 2018 Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS) Jr. Division (Grades 1-7) 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Sr. Division (Grades 8-12) 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Cost $20 / player (includes player insurance from Basketball Manitoba) Limited spaces available so register early by calling or texting 204-734-8350. [...]

2018/04/23Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Spring Tea – May 5, 2018

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church Spring Tea and Bake Sale Minitonas Knox United Church Sat. May 5, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Dessert and Coffee/tea – $5.00 Bake Table Surprise Baskets

2018/04/22Local Interest

Delicious Camp Kickoff Well Attended

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Wellman Lake Bible Camp (WLBC) held their annual camp kickoff April 15,2018 which consisted of a hamburger bbq supper followed by a pie auction. There were over 100 people in attendance who learned about the various camp projects and was introduced to the 2018 camp staff. At the end of [...]

2018/04/22Local Interest

Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet – April 28, 2018

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | 32nd Annual Banquet and Membership Supper Sat. April 28, 2018 Swan River Centennial Arena Demonstrations & Activities Commencing at 6:00 pm Doors open at 5:00 pm The banquet includes all the walleye you can eat – Shore Lunch Style, along with whole smoked pork and a selection of delicacy fish. [...]

2018/04/22Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 3, 2018

Date: March April 3rd, 2018 Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 3rd day of April, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, G. Bartel & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. [...]

2018/04/21Local Interest

Community Band Spring Concert – May 2, 2018

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band Tarnished Brass Spring Concert Soon – Spring Blossoms! Wed. May 2, 2018 7:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Silver Collection Refreshments Swan Valley Community Band Since 1994

2018/04/21Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 13, 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 13th day of April, 2018 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Terry Neely Irwin Steen Interim-Acting [...]

2018/04/21Local Interest

Judy Schneider Retirement Celebration – April 26, 2018

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union Judy Schneider Congratulations on Your Retirement! Please join us at our Benito Branch Thurs. April 26, 2018 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm for cake and coffee as we celebrate Judy’s 34 year career in the financial industry.

2018/04/20Local Interest

Mother’s Day Quilt Show – May 13, 2018

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | Bowsman United Church Quilt Group Mother’s Day Quilt Show Sunday May 13, 2018 2:00 – 4:00 pm Harley House, 2nd Street N. Silver Collection – Craft Sale – Refreshments Harley House is not wheelchair accessible

2018/04/20Local Interest

Tremendous Support for 2018 Grad BBQs

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | The Valley was ready for barbecue season and a great weekend of barbecues was held in support of the Class of 2018 graduates on April 14 and 16, 2018. Key Auto Group truly showed the meaning of community support with their generosity towards the graduating class of 2018! A huge [...]

2018/04/20Local Interest

Great Time at Elvis Tribute Concert in Birch River

Submitted by: Lyle Malley | A great time was had by all that attended the Elvis tribute concert on April 13, 2018 at the Birch River Legion Hall. The evening started out with a few Merle Haggard songs before Elvis took the stage. It didn’t take long for people to hit the floor and dance [...]

2018/04/19Local Interest

Cheetahs Invitational & Regional – April 20, 21 & 22, 2018

Submitted by: Jakki Lumax | Swan Valley Cheetahs Gymanstics Club 2018 Beginners Invitational Fri. April 20, 2018 2018 Regional Provincials Sat. & Sun. April 21 & 22, 2018 2018 Beginners Invitational Fri. April 20, 2018 SVRSS Gym Registration: 5:00pm Warmup: 5:15pm Competition: 5:30pm Awards Presented: 7:45pm Silver collection at the door. 2018 Regional Provincials Sat.&Sun. [...]

2018/04/19Local Interest

Primary Care Centre Adds New Advanced Care Clinic Day

Prairie Mountain Health Update | The Swan Valley Primary Care Centre (SVPCC) continues to review and implement ways to enhance services to residents of the Swan River Valley area. The SVPCC is a collaborative care clinic. Collaborative care is an approach that is used so patients/clients can see a physician —or other health-care professional —like [...]

2018/04/19Local Interest

Farmer’s Appreciation Gala Auction Raises $17,680

Submitted by: Austen Anderson | The Swan River Valley Ag Society hosted the Farmer’s Appreciation Gala on the evening of Friday the 13, 2018 to great success. Close to 150 guests met at the Swan Valley Historical Museum to enjoy a fantastic roast beef meal catered by Why Not Johnny’s followed by a entertaining live [...]

2018/04/18Local Interest

SVRSS Geography Soup & Sandwich Lunch – April 20, 2018

Submitted by: Dee-Ann Clarkson | 2018 SVRSS Geography Students Soup and Sandwich Lunch Fri. April 20, 2018 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Elk’s Hall $7 per person Lunch Includes: Soup, Sandwich, Drink and Dessert This is a fundraiser for their upcoming Banff Geo Trip.

2018/04/18Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Present “Café Murder”

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Valley Stage Players presented three very successful performances of the audience interactive play, “Café Murder” written by Nathan Hartswick under the direction of Denis Beaudoin on April 13, 14 and 15, 2018. Friday and Saturday night performances were dinner theatres with the audience enjoying a very delicious salad and [...]

2018/04/18Local Interest

Prayers for Humboldt-Swan Valley – April 22, 2018

Submitted by: Sandy Ellingson | Swan Valley Stampeders Jr. A Hockey Club & Stampeders Chapel Program invite everyone to attend “Prayers for Humboldt-Swan Valley” Swan River Centennial Arena Sunday, April 22, 2018 Doors open at 2pm Program starts at 3pm If you would like, wear a jersey or uniform (for those that are EMS) and [...]

2018/04/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Invests $3 million at Benito Ag Site

Swan Valley Co-op Media Release | Swan Valley Co-op is investing in an anhydrous ammonia (NH3) fertilizer storage facility at its Benito Ag Site. The facility will store approximately 800 metric tons of anhydrous ammonia fertilizer to supply to agricultural producers throughout the Swan Valley area. The capacity of this facility is 4.5 times the [...]

2018/04/17Local Interest

CFSV Celebrates Successful First Spring Granting Period

Pictured above: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Grant Recipients | Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held a granting night on April 12, 2018. A total of $15,000 in new grants were awarded to local community projects along with an additional $2,500 granted by the SVRSS Youth in Philanthropy group. While [...]

2018/04/16Local Interest

Generous Support for Roger Gauthier Fundraiser

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Saturday April 14, 2018, at the Durban Community Hall, friends, neighbours and a lot of valley residents and businesses helped by supporting a pancake breakfast fundraiser for Roger Gauthier and family. With the amount of prizes that were donated for the auction it was nice to see all the businesses [...]

2018/04/16Local Interest

Little Woody Art Show – May 5, 2018

Submitted by: Renate Wille | Little Woody Art Show May 5, 2018 1pm to 5pm Little Woody Baptist Church Ditch Road West Turn right on road 165

2018/04/15Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 28, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 28th, 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 [...]

2018/04/15Local Interest

Spring Craft Sale & Lunch – April 21, 2018

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Spring Craft Sale & Lunch April 21, 2018 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre 1413 Main Street Baking, Blankets, Jewelery, Mustards, Jams, Books, Pottery, Soaps, Slippers. Something for everyone. For more information contact Brenda 204-734-2823

2018/04/14Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Year End Dessert Concert – April 28, 2018

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Dolyna Dancers present their Year End Dessert Concert Sat. April 28, 2018 7:00 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets $10 – 5 and under free. Tickets available at Star & Times or at the door. Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of Ukrainian Dance and indulge [...]

2018/04/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – March 27, 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 27th day of March, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Absent: With prior [...]

2018/04/14Local Interest

St. Andrew’s United Church Spring Tea – April 21, 2018

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church Spring Blossoms Tea Sat. April 21, 2018 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm St. Andrew’s United Church Sandwiches and Danties Bake Table Adults $5 Presented by St. Andrew’s United Church Women

2018/04/13Local Interest

Band Boosters Mothers Day Market – May 5, 2018

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Swan Valley Band Boosters Mother’s Day Market Sat. May 5, 2018 Elks Hall 10:00am – 4:00 pm Gemstone Jewellery, Baking, Norwex, Knitting, Healing Hearts Reiki, Epicure, Scentsy, Barefoot Books, SweetLegs, Young Living Essential Oils, Slipada, Parklane, KD Cloths, Home Decore and More. For information Call Susan: 204-734-7166 or email: suemross13@yahoo.ca

2018/04/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Fatal Pedestrian Collision

RCMP Media Release | On April 12, 2018, at approximately 5:20 pm, Swan River RCMP received a report of a pedestrian struck in the 1200 block of Main Street in Swan River. A 41-year-old female pedestrian from the Shoal River First Nation was struck by a westbound pickup truck as she was crossing Main Street. [...]

2018/04/13Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 9, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 9, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board was informed that a number of school clubs/teams were successful in their applications to the Community Foundation. Spring Granting for the Foundation will be at SVRSS on April 12, 2018. 2. The Board [...]

2018/04/13Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Pancake Brunch – April 27, 2018

Submitted by: Carol Tripp | Bowsman & District Lions Club Pancake & Sausage Brunch Friday, April 27, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Bowsman Legion Hall $6.00 per adult $4.00 per child ** ALL PROCEEDS GO TO THE HEART and STROKE ASSOCIATION**

2018/04/12Local Interest

Minitonas 4-H Beef Gearing Up for Show and Sale

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | It was sunny but cold on the morning of Saturday April 7, 2018, but that didn’t deter the Minitonas 4-H Beef Club from cooking up some grub and serving customers at Peavey Mart with a smile. Customers purchasing lunch were entered for a draw on the BBQ provided by Peavey [...]

2018/04/12Local Interest

ESRSS Daycare Sale & BBQ – May 4 & 5, 2018

Submitted by: Julie Harvey | ESRSS Daycare Everything Children’s Sale & More War Veterans Hall Friday May 4, 2018 4:00pm – 8:00pm Saturday May 5, 2018 9:30am – 12:30pm Admission $2 (children 12 and under free) Indoor Yard Sale where families can sell and buy gently used items! Tables cost $15 and sellers get to [...]

2018/04/11Local Interest

Voices Raised in Song at Spring Hymn Sing

Submitted by: June Jamieson | Seventh-five attended the Spring Hymn Sing at the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday April 8, 2018 to participate in the singing and to be blessed by the presentations of others. An attractive lunch was provided in the basement following the program. Many stayed to enjoy a time of refreshment and [...]

2018/04/11Local Interest

Family Life Conference: April 20 – 22, 2018

Submitted by: Jenniffer León Centeno | Minitonas First Baptist Church Family Life Conference April 20 – 22, 2018 Part of our 90th Anniversary Celebration Guest speakers are Gene and Grace Fox from Abbotsford, BC. (Check http://www.gracefox.com for more info about the speakers) The conference schedule is as follow: Friday April 20, 2018 6:30 pm Registration [...]

2018/04/10Local Interest

Diabetes Program Addresses Cause of Illness

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evenings of March 28 and March 29, 2018 information Meetings were held in the 2nd Floor Boardroom at the Swan Valley Health Centre to explain the Diabetes Undone Program. Diabetes Undone is an International Program that has been held across Canada and the United States for the last [...]

2018/04/10Local Interest

Camp Kickoff BBQ & Pie Auction – April 15, 2018

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Wellman Lake Bible Camp Spring Kickoff Supper and Pie Auction Sunday, April 15, 2018 BBQ Supper at 5:00 pm Pie auction to follow Temple Baptist Church Basement Hamburgers, hotdogs and fixings provided. Families last name from A- M, please bring a salad.

2018/04/10Local Interest

Students Show Their Support for Humboldt Broncos

Submitted Photo: ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas Middle Years School took some time during their morning assembly Monday, April 9, 2018 to show respect for the Humboldt Broncos team members who who lost their lives, those who were injured and all those affected by the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash. During the weekend many local [...]

2018/04/09Local Interest

Funding Received for Bowsman Early Learning Centre

ValleyBiz Story | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, was in Bowsman on April 6, 2018 to provide details on the Manitoba Government’s announcement of new early learning and child-care spaces. “This exciting announcement demonstrates our commitment to delivering quality childcare to Manitoba families,” said MLA Wowchuk. “I am pleased that we are creating new [...]

2018/04/09Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Strawberry Tea – May 11, 2018

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Strawberry Tea Fri. May 11, 2018 2:00-3:30 Hospital Cafeteria Bake table & plant sale, 50/50 ticket sale & draw. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary. Everyone welcome, Proceeds for hospital equipment.

2018/04/08Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – March 20, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of March, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Mychalchuk, S. Walmsley, & L. Hutman C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Absent with Notice: Councillor: G. Bartel [...]

2018/04/08Local Interest

Support the Grad Class of 2018 BBQ – April 14 & 16, 2018

Submitted by: Donna Burghart | Support your local Grad Class of 2018 Barbecue Saturday, April 14, 2018 Monday, April 16, 2018 11:00-2:00 Co-op parking lot Smokie on a bun/chips/drink $5 Sponsored by Key Auto Group

2018/04/08Local Interest