Monthly Archives: April 2018

Swan Valley Total Athlete Sports Clinics: June 1-3, 2018

Submitted by: Cheryl Ellingson | Swan Valley Total Athlete Sports Clinics Sports Camp featuring Baseball and Football Clinics June 1-3, 2018 The clinics will run simultaneously and are for both male and female athletes, 12-18 years of age. Former MLB pitcher and Canadian olympian, Aaron Myette, will assist clinicians who are former NCAA and NAIA [...]

2018/04/30Local Interest

Standing Room Only at Judy Schneider’s Retirement

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | On Thursday April 26, 2018 SVCU celebrated with Judy Schneider of our Benito Branch as she said goodbye to staff and new and established members alike. It was standing room only as over 100 valley residents and SVCU members gathered to share cake, coffee and 34 years of memories as [...]

2018/04/30Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 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 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 [...]

2018/04/30Local Interest

Tigers Badminton Send Record Number to Provincials

Pictured above: SVRSS Badminton Provincials Players Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | |The SVRSS Badminton team participated in zone play downs in Gilbert Plains on April 25, 2018 Boys Singles Jackson Kurtz went 3-0 in round robin to finish first in his pool. He won his quarterfinal match and then sadly had to play teammate Austin [...]

2018/04/30Local Interest

2018 Community Development Grants Available

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is seeking grant applications for community development projects and initiatives, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced April 26, 2018. “Investments in these community organizations are critical in supporting the sustainability and economic development [...]

2018/04/29Local Interest

SVRSS Presents Snow White – May 11 & 12, 2018

Submitted by: Tammy Zaretsky-Denischuk SVRSS Presents Snow White by Tim Kelly Fri. May 11, 2018 & Sat. May 12, 2018 SVRSS Auditorium Doors open at 6:30 pm Play Starts at 7:00 pm Tickets $5 Advanced tickets will be sold in the Tigers’ Den during school hours. Additional tickets, if available, will be sold at the [...]

2018/04/29Local Interest

Swan River Minor Hockey Awards Night – May 1, 2018

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Swan River Minor Hockey Awards Night / BBQ / AGM Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre May 1, 2018 BBQ Starts 5:30 pm Hamburgers/Hotdogs/cookies and drinks $5.00 Awards 6:00 pm AGM 7:15 pm Outdoor road hockey will take place while AGM is on.

2018/04/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 23, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 23, 2018 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Jennifer Simpson, SVRSS Guidance Counsellor and Jacquie Mydynski-Arp, SVRSS Principal, did a presentation to the Board on the Apprenticeship Programs offered at SVRSS. The Board had a number of questions. Discussion around things currently done [...]

2018/04/28Local Interest

SVAPL Plant Night – June 6 & 7, 2018

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Plant Night Hosted by: Lynn’s Plants & Things June 6 and 7, 2018 7:00 pm Limited space each night so get your tickets early! $50 per person includes planter/bowl, soil, gravel and 1 plant. Additional plants, fairies etc. will be extra. Call Coreen 204-281-1895 for [...]

2018/04/28Local Interest

Family Life Conference Focuses on Relationships

Submitted by: Jenniffer León Centeno | Minitonas First Baptist Church held a Family Life Conference from April 20 to 22, 2018 as part of the celebrations for its 90th Anniversary. The Conference consisted of 4 sessions: one focused on parents with small children. The second one was directed to how to build healthy relationships with [...]

2018/04/27Local Interest

Swan River Fun Run – June 3, 2018

Submitted by: Terri Fahrenschon | Swan River Fun Run Sunday June 3, 2018 Start Time: 8:00 am Centennial Arena Parking Lot Swan River, MB 1K Kids Run – Free 5K & 10K – $25 1/2 Marathon – $45 Register by mail: Box 2373 Swan River, MB R0L 1Z0 by Friday, May 25 or in person [...]

2018/04/27Local Interest

Cowan Spring Supper – April 29, 2018

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Spring Supper Sun. April 29, 2018 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cowan Community Centre Adults – $13.00 Children 7-13 – $6.50 Preschoolers Free Everyone Welcome There will be a variety of food selections available that will include cabbage rolls, perogies, turkey, salads, cheesecakes and much more. Take-out trays are [...]

2018/04/26Local Interest

Cheetahs Host Gymnastics Invitational and Provincials

Submitted by: Jakki Lumax | The SVRSS gymnasium was filled with tumbles and cheers as the Swan Valley Cheetah’s hosted their Beginner Invitational on Friday, April 20, 2018 and the 2018 Manitoba Gymnastics Provincials on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. In the Pre Provincial Comp, Jada Kujanpaa came in second with Sierra Makasoff [...]

2018/04/26Local Interest

Fine Arts Festival Awards Concert – April 28, 2018

Submitted by: SVFA Festival Association | Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Awards Concert Sat. April 28, 2018 3:00 p.m. Veteran’s Hall Swan River Award winners from the Band, Music, Speech Arts, Dance and Visual Arts Festivals will be in attendance to perform their selections and receive their awards. The Concert will coincide with the Visual [...]

2018/04/26Local Interest

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

Postponed: 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