Monthly Archives: July 2018

Plenty of Children’s Activities at Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition is a place of wonder and excitement for youngsters. The Down on the Farm exhibit lets kids get up close and personal with a larger variety of farm animals. It is a great place to take a break from the heat of the day and relax with [...]

2018/07/31Local Interest

Rex Leach Museum Trail Official Opening and Dedication

ValleyBiz Story | On July 24, 2018 a dedication ceremony for the newly named Rex Leach Museum trail was held at the Swan Valley Historical Museum. Dr. Andy Maxwell provided some background on the trail and explained that Rex Leach was instrumental in expanding the cross country ski trail on the south side of the [...]

2018/07/31Local Interest

Swan River Parade A Time Honored Tradition

ValleyBiz Story | Click pictures for a larger version. The Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade took place on July 27, 2018 at 10 am – a time honored tradition as part of the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. Many have passed this tradition on to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Each year the parade is [...]

2018/07/30Local Interest

Unique Gardens Enjoyed During Annual Garden Walk

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | With additional pictures by ValleyBiz On July 23, 2018 despite the cool weather and a threat of rain, about 190 people attended the annual Garden Walk sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club. Eight beautiful yards in the town of Swan River were on display. It was a pleasure [...]

2018/07/29Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 24, 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 24th day of July, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick David Minish Terry Neely Irwin Steen Interim-Acting CAO: Betty [...]

2018/07/29Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 11, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of The Rural Municipality of Mountain Held Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 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 – [...]

2018/07/28Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration – August 25, 2018

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Trail Celebration Saturday, August 25, 2018 Cowan Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit Adults $7 Trail Ride Leaves at 10:30 am (rain or shine) Registration includes supper Adults $20 Call Rita 204-525-4285 or Ashley 204-525-2029 ATV Poker Derby 11:00 am – [...]

2018/07/27Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 23, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 23, 2018 | Northwest Region Good growing conditions throughout the week with good soil moisture to support crops. Exceptions are in The Pas, where ponding occurring with excess water in low lying areas and north of Ste Rose where dry conditions continue to exist. Winter Wheat [...]

2018/07/27Local Interest

Hilltop Arts & Crafts Nights – July 31, 2018

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | Fellow ART fans Join me at my house every Tuesday for an Arts & Crafts night. TUESDAYS 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Drawing, painting, photo album making, knitting, sewing, ceramics etc. Directions: Starting from Junction Highway # 10 EAST & Road # 366 (at the Minitonas Hydro Station). From this [...]

2018/07/26Local Interest

Old Fashioned Fun at an Old One Room Country School

Submitted by: Debbie (Bell) Soloway | The annual Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Annual Old Fashion Picnic took place Sunday July 22, 2018. This year the weather caused everyone to play a different version of musical chairs. The chairs were set up outside the school and then along came a short rain shower so the chairs were quickly [...]

2018/07/26Local Interest

Credit Union Beef on a Bun Supports Local Groups

Submitted by Lynda Parsons | The Swan Valley Credit Union held their annual Beef on a Bun on Friday, July 6, 2018. We fed a total of 532 people and raised $2,660 to invest back in the community. Recipients this year are WAMMA Swan River for $609.34, this will be used to purchase a competition [...]

2018/07/25Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Judging – July 25, 2018

Submitted by: June McKenze | Show your pride SWAN RIVER On Wednesday, July 25, two judges with Communities In Bloom will be touring our town and doing an evaluation. General areas of interest will include tidiness, environmental action, heritage, conservation, flower displays and landscaping. The judges will be taken around town, including business and residential [...]

2018/07/24Local Interest

First of Nature’s Bounty at Farmers Market Opening Day

ValleyBiz Story | The Farmers Market was overflowing with shoppers as it opened for the season on Thursday July 19, 2018. A rush of people looking for the season’s first taste from the garden quickly snapped up new potatoes, carrots, onions, beets and berries as was well as honey, homemade baking, jam and other local [...]

2018/07/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes Jul 10, 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 10th day of July, 2018 at 7:02 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Terry Neely Irwin Steen Interim-Acting CAO: Betty [...]

2018/07/22Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 3, 3018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.  Councillor Jacobson was absent with permission.  1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.325 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED [...]

2018/07/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 27, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba Members Present: Reeve: Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – Nestor Rizok 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Jesse Larocque 6 – [...]

2018/07/21Local Interest

Local Projects Receive Hometown Manitoba Grants

Province of Manitoba News Release | The Manitoba government will provide more than $848,000 in grants to community development projects across the province, Municipal Relations Minister Jeff Wharton and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for the status of women, announced July 19, 2018. Swan Valley Hometown Manitoba Project Recipients $1,000 Barrows Community Council [...]

2018/07/20Local Interest

Grow North Workshop – September 7-8, 2018

Submitted by: Jessica Burton | The Northern Healthy Food Initiative Grow North Workshop September 7 & 8, 2018 Swan River, MB Westwood Inn Keynote Speaker: Susan LeBlanc, Master Gardener from the Master Gardening Association Breakout Sessions: Conflict Management Heritage Seed Saving and Traditional Garding Economic Development for Beekeeping Community Gardens Cost: NHFI Communities: Free Community [...]

2018/07/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 16, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 16, 2018 | Northwest Region This past week there were good growing conditions throughout the region with scattered light showers and daytime temperatures nearing or over 30°C; Birch River hit a high of 38°C. There were high winds over the weekend but no reports of damage. [...]

2018/07/17Local Interest

Garage Sale & BBQ for Children’s Benito Library Programs

Submitted by: Sandra Yaknovich | The North-West Regional Library held a successful semi-annual Garage Sale and BBQ on Saturday July 14, 2018. We would like to thank everyone and the businesses for the generous donations. A special Thank you to the volunteers that helped set up and oversee the sale and BBQ, and also a [...]

2018/07/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes- June 26, 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 26th day of June, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Terry Neely Irwin Steen Interim-Acting [...]

2018/07/15Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 19, 2018

Regular Meeting of the Members of Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of June, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: Clint Eisner Councillors: J. Caruk, C. Densen, L. Hutman, G. Bartel, L. Mychalchuk & S. Walmsley C.A.O. – K. Chartrand Delegations: 7:30pm – Calvin [...]

2018/07/14Local Interest

Hilltop Arts and Crafts Night – July 24, 2018

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | Fellow ART fans Join me at my house once a week for an Arts & Crafts night. Starting Tuesday, July 24th, 2018 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Bring your own project to work on such as: drawing, painting, photo album making, knitting, sewing, etc. Simply bring your supplies (FREE to [...]

2018/07/14Local Interest

Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Old Fashion Picnic – July 22, 2018

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway Renwer-Fisher’s Siding Annual Old Fashion Picnic Sun. July 22, 2018 Starting at 3:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Everyone’s invited to come visit, play old fashion school yard games, and enjoy the potluck supper. The committee will provide the barbequed burgers, hotdogs and drinks; guests are asked to bring salads, desserts [...]

2018/07/12Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 9, 2018 | Northwest Region This past week was variable; heavy rain mid-week along with hot humid conditions, more rain fell towards the end of the week and there were high winds on the weekend. Swan River area received 40 to 50 mm, The Pas 70 [...]

2018/07/12Local Interest

Swan River Garden Walk – July 23, 2018

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Garden Walk July 23, 2018 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm $5.00 This is a self directed tour. Map available. Refreshments * Raffle Enjoy the beauty & tranquility of a walk in some of the pretty gardens in the Town of Swan River. Tickets available from: Golf Course 734-3935 Pizza Place [...]

2018/07/11Local Interest

CANCELLED SVAPL Scratch Art Fundraiser – July 17, 2018

Submitted by: Lori Zagrobelny | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Scratch Art Fundraiser Tues. July 17, 2018 Swan River Curling Club Bingo Room Instructor: Sylvia Hanlin Class #1: KIDS 10 yrs and Up $15 per child 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Class #2: ADULTS $40 per adult 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Cost includes: Supplies [...]

2018/07/11Local Interest

Hoo’s Watching My Garden Grow

ValleyBiz Story by Shauna Klekta | Do you ever get that feeling you are being watched? This year in June, while working in our garden, I looked up to see I was under a watchful eye. In fact, it was not one but two owlets peering down from their perch about 25 feet up in [...]

2018/07/11Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby – August 12, 2018

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Demo Derby Old School Grounds Durban, Manitoba Sun. August 12, 2018 1:00 pm Start Admission Fee $5.00 Children 12 and under free Driver/Mechanic no charge 3 Heats – Grand Challenge – Mechanics – Consolation – Powder Puff Concession Booth on Grounds All Demo Cars must pre-register with a paid [...]

2018/07/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop To Construct Agro Centre in The Pas

Media Release Swan Valley Co-op invests $2.2 million to construct Agro Centre at The Pas MB Swan Valley Co-op is pleased to announce the construction an agricultural inputs facility in the RM of Kelsey Industrial Park near The Pas MB. The facility will feature crop inputs, dry fertilizer, as well as animal health and feed [...]

2018/07/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 13, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 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 – [...]

2018/07/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 19, 2018

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Jacobson, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2018.286 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Lance Jacobson RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2018/07/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 3, 2018

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 3, 2018 | Northwest Region Warm temperatures in the past week helped advance the crops quickly. A few days of low 20s will help canola that was starting to show signs of heat stress. General rainfall throughout the region over the long weekend. Rorketon finally receiving [...]

2018/07/07Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2018 – Serving Up Great Food

July 26, 27, 28, 29 The Swan River Northwest Roundup kicks off with opening night BBQ and the food doesn’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and wet your whistle [...]

2018/07/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2018 – Entertainment Schedule

July 26, 27, 28, 29 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Dances with Live Music on Friday and Saturday Night along with a Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Dance: Pure Country (Ken Thompson & Brittany Moore) Centennial Arena Friday, July 27, 2018 at 9:00 pm Tickets $15 at the [...]

2018/07/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2018 – Grandstand Events

July 26, 27, 28, 29 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. MPCCA & EPCCA Chuckwagon & Chariot Races, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, and Heavy Horse Pull! Our Big Screen Display gets you up close and personal with all the grandstand action! Don’t miss a second [...]

2018/07/06Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2018 – July 26, 27, 28, 29

The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Thursday – Free Grounds Admission Grandstand – $10 Admission – Chariot & Chuckwagon [...]

2018/07/06Local Interest

Dates Selected for 2019 Manitoba 55 Plus Games

Submitted Story | The Swan River Host Committee for the 2019 Manitoba 55 Plus Games is pleased to announce the dates selected for the 2019 event. The Games cover a wide variety of events, including various card games, five-pin bowling, floor shuffleboard, pickleball, horseshoes, golf, track, cycling, slo-pitch and many more. There will also be [...]

2018/07/06Local Interest

Over 350 Served at ESRSS BBQ

Submitted by: Julie Harvey | The ESRSS Daycare Inc. BBQ on June 29, 2018 was a huge success!! Thank you so much to the COOP that very generously supported our BBQ. Thank you to the over 350 people who bought burgers. Finally, thank you to the volunteers who graciously gave their time to help the [...]

2018/07/05Local Interest

Family Fun at the Legion Park on Canada Day

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Families gathered at the Legion Park in Swan River to celebrate Canada Day on July 1, 2018. Kids enjoyed rides on the Lions train and played in the bouncy castles. Ice cream and other treats were available during the day’s activities. Music filled the air as a variety of entertainment [...]

2018/07/05Local Interest

Community Foundation Receives $50,000 Donation

Pictured above (L to R): Delbert Davy, Donna Martin, Community Foundation of Swan Valley Executive Coordinator, and CFSV Board Members Shauna Klekta, Teresa McKay and Barry Stephen. Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently received a donation of $50,000 from Delbert Davy. The endowment will become [...]

2018/07/03Local Interest

Benito Bustling with Canada Day Activities

Submitted by: Rubieann Kluke | Canada Day in Benito was a success. The day started off with a pancake breakfast, put on by the Benito Fire Department, which was enjoyed by all. There were 5 slow pitch teams entered to play ball. Each team played two games entertaining the afternoon crowd. Alongside this were Kids [...]

2018/07/03Local Interest

Ducks Race Down the Swan River on Canada Day

Submitted by: Rhonda Kitch | It was a beautiful day for a duck race! 326 ducks floated down the Swan River. Rachel Miller’s duck #421 came in first place winning $366. Rick Loat’s duck # 604 came in second place winning $183 Gord Zamzow’s duck #362 came in third place winning $61 Thank you to [...]

2018/07/02Local Interest

Happy Canada Day 2018!!

Happy Canada Day from ValleyBiz! Wishing you a Happy Canada Day however and wherever you choose to celebrate the day. Take in some of the many activities around the Valley and enjoy your time with friends and family.

2018/07/01Local Interest