Monthly Archives: November 2018

Christmas Dessert Theatre – December 2, 2018

Submitted by: Tim Mueller | Madge Lake Bible Camp presents Christmas Comes to Johnny B’s December 2, 2018 Swan River Community Bible Fellowship 7:00 pm Christmas Play & Dessert Theatre Fundraiser Free Will Offering www.madgelakebiblecamp.ca madge@onehopecanada.ca 1(888)88-MADGE

2018/11/29Local Interest

Ukrainian Catholic Parish Feeds Fans and Fills Freezers

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Members of All Saint’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish spent Grey Cup Sunday cooking, packing and delivering about 25 hot perogy and cabbage roll suppers. Many of our Fill your Freezer orders were completed at this time as well. The support for our fundraiser was overwhelming. Thank you!

2018/11/29Local Interest

Atom Stampeders WIN Home Tournament

Front Row: Dayson Martin, Dade Werbicki, Easten Eggie, Scott Tibbett, Caleb Rooks, Payton Thompson, Matt Zamzow, Sam Lacasse Middle Row: Lincoln Staniland, Griffin Klatt, Alex Campbell, Trace Langan, Ben Poole, Damien Leask Back Row: Coaches Blaine Campbell, Sean Eggie, and Chris Zamzow During the weekend of November 23-25, 2018 the Swan Valley Atom A Stampeders [...]

2018/11/28Local Interest

Special Afternoon of Music At Just for Joy Concert

Pictured above: Just for Joy Singers – Back Row: Linda Fried, Melody Hunt, Margaret Nemez, Lisa Eisner, Darlene McKibben, Tobey Thiessen, Kelly Burick, Alicia Friesen, Katharina Rinsdorf, Middle Row: Lydia Neufeld, Rita Thiessen, Peggy Kalynuk, Front Row: Cheryl Dahl, Rachel Eisner, Evelyn Bredin, Missing: Grace Jersak Submitted by: Darlene McKibbon | The Just for Joy [...]

2018/11/27Local Interest

Stampeders Christmas Fish Fry – December 7, 2018

Submitted by: Pat Morden | Swan Valley Stampeders 1st Annual All You Can Eat Christmas Fish Fry Fri. December 7, 2018 Westwood Inn Banquet Room 5:45 pm Doors Open 6:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 pm Supper Menu: Fish, Baby Potatoes, Coleslaw, Salad, Dinner Roll, Pork & Beans, Dessert Non-Fish Option – Roast Beef (Donated by JTM [...]

2018/11/26Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 8, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, November 8th, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Arnie Pedersen 6 – [...]

2018/11/25Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 6, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of November, 2018 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, G. Bartel, W. Kolisnyk & Assistant C.A.O. – Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor [...]

2018/11/24Local Interest

Community Band Christmas Concert – December 5, 2018

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater Swan Valley Community Band Presents A Celebration Of Christmas! Wed. December 5, 2018 7:30 pm SVRSS Multipurpose Room Featuring: Concert Band and “Tarnished Brass” Quintet Silver Collection 1994 – CELEBRATING 24 YEARS- 2018 734-5139 / 734-4771

2018/11/24Local Interest

“The Bible – The Source of Truth” Seminar in Swan River

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the evening of Friday, November 16, 2018 a small group of hardy souls braved the cold weather to attend the opening night of “The Bible-The Source of All Truth” Seminar at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church. The presenter, Pastor Liviu Tillihoi, commented that today, people are looking for [...]

2018/11/24Local Interest

Community Foundation Granting Night – December 6, 2018

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Annual Meeting & Granting Night Thurs. December 6, 2018 7:30 pm Westwood Inn Banquet Room The evening will include presentations to the 2018 grant recipients. Come and find out more about the projects supported by the Community Foundation of Swan Valley. Please call Donna for more information at [...]

2018/11/23Local Interest

Ten Thousand Villages Celebrates 20 Years in Swan River

Submitted by: Karen Peters | Ten Thousand Villages was hosted for it’s 20th year in Swan River on November 15, 16 and 17, 2018. Ten Thousand Villages is a nonprofit fair trade organization that markets handcrafted products made by disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in more than 35 countries. Thank you to [...]

2018/11/23Local Interest

Minitonas Metis Christmas Coffee House – Dec. 8, 2018

Submitted by: Lesley Hart Sembaluk | Minitonas Metis Local Christmas Coffee House Sat. December 8, 2018 7:00 pm Minitonas Community Hall Music, dancing, laughter and Christmas cheer! Coffee, tea, juice, desserts, door prizes and a chance to win a Christmas basket with all the fixings to prepare your Christmas dinner…including a gift certificate for a [...]

2018/11/23Local Interest

Swan Valley CTC Toy Drive: Nov. 19 – Dec. 17, 2018

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive Nov. 19 – Dec. 17, 2018 Bring a Smile to a Child this Holiday! Donations of New Unwrapped Toys for children ranging from newborn to 18 years of age would be gratefully accepted. Toy Donations may be made at: Red [...]

2018/11/22Local Interest

Friends and Fellowship at Trinity Lutheran Tea

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The tea was a success. Good food, festive decorations and fellowship. There was a lot of baking to buy. Everybody had a good time catching up and visiting with friends. Trinity Lutheran Church feels blessed to host this event.

2018/11/22Local Interest

Kene and Milly Jackson Gospel Concert – CANCELLED

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Christian Fellowhip Church in Birch River is hosting a gospel concert with Kene and Milly Jackson Wed. December 12, 2018 7pm. All are welcome. Come and enjoy the good singing, and testimonies and stories between songs. Fellowship lunch to follow program. Kene and Milly Jackson are gospel singers who travel [...]

2018/11/22Local Interest

Lenswood Santa Brunch – December 2, 2018

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk | Lenswood Santa Brunch December 2, 2018 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Lenswood Hall Santa will visit 11:30 am 5 years and under free, 6-12 $3.00 Adults $6.00 Bring your children and have a picture taken with Santa Silent auction prizes Pancakes, sausages, beverages and desserts Come out and enjoy a [...]

2018/11/21Local Interest

Pre-Budget Consultation Held in Swan River

Submitted by: Swan River Constituency Office of MLA Rick Wowchuk | MLA Rick Wowchuk welcomed community members and stakeholders to the Pre-budget Consultation held at the Westwood Inn. Community members and stakeholders were invited to provide their input on the pre-budget consultation chaired by MLA Reg Helwar. This gathering brought many items to the forefront [...]

2018/11/21Local Interest

Christmas Carol Festival – December 2, 2018

Submitted by: Phil Friesen | Swan Valley Fine Arts Christmas Carol Festival Temple Baptist Church December 2, 2018 3:00pm Silver Collection, All Welcome

2018/11/20Local Interest

Credit Union Seminar Focuses on Disability Resources

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | Swan Valley Credit Union hosted their annual fall seminar at the Westwood Inn on November 8th, 2018. This year the event focused on the benefits and resources available to Manitobans living with disabilities. The first speaker, Justin Boonen (District Vice President of Retail Sales, Mackenzie Investments) began the evening by [...]

2018/11/20Local Interest

Bellsite Christmas Potluck Coffee House – Dec. 1, 2018

Submited by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite Annual Christmas Potluck & Coffee House Sat. December 1, 2018 Potluck 5pm Bring a dish or pay $10 Coffee house entertainment to follow. Regular Coffee house fees apply $3 per person or family $7.00 Silent auction and 50/50 available

2018/11/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Presents Cheque to Cancer Care

Submitted by: Swan Valley Consumers Co-op In October 2018, we asked you, our loyal customers to donate to our local Community Cancer Care Program at the Swan Valley Primary Care Centre. The Swan Valley Co-op then matched the amount. We are proud to present a cheque for $1,333.90! We are proud to be part of [...]

2018/11/19Local Interest

Dauphin Accident Claims Life of Swan River Resident

RCMP Media Release At approximately 5:50 pm on November 18, 2018, Dauphin RCMP responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 5, just east of the junction of Provincial Road 274, located approximately 10 kilometres west of Dauphin. The investigation has determined that an eastbound vehicle, being driven by a 62-year-old female from [...]

2018/11/19Local Interest

The Royal Canadian Legion Birch River BR#48 Remembers

Comrade Boyd McLure and Comrade Peggy Davy Ring the Bells of Peace Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion BR#48 | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #48 and the community of Birch River gathered on November 11, 2018 to remember. This annual Remembrance Day Service in Birch River is always well attended and we are thankful that [...]

2018/11/18Local Interest

Suites & Treats SVRSS Band Concert – December 12, 2018

Swan Valley Regional Bands present Suites & Treats Our annual Christmas Concert along with a fundraising bake sale. Wed. December 12, 2018 7:30 pm, SVRSS Cafeteria All proceeds in support of our spring Toronto & Niagara Falls performance tour.

2018/11/18Local Interest

School Zone Safety and Crosswalks

RCMP Media Release | The Swan River RCMP is reminding everyone to be safe in school zones. A number of close calls reported to local schools has promoted the need to educate pedestrians and drivers alike on the rules set out by The Highway Traffic Act which requires pedestrians to cross roadways by using and [...]

2018/11/17Local Interest

Minitonas Market Features Local Home Businesses

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | A great time was had by all at the Minitonas Market on November 10, 2018! Thank you to everyone that came out to support our local home businesses and to everyone who contributed to our silver collection for our veterans.

2018/11/17Local Interest

Generous Donation Results in Agriculture Grants

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Manitoba Agriculture has established two new grant programs totalling $900,000 to support agricultural and economic development, following a generous gift from the estate of Alexander Cherban, Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “We are deeply touched by Mr. Cherban’s unwavering support for the agriculture industry in his community and [...]

2018/11/17Local Interest

Pine River Hosts Special Remembrance Day Fall Supper

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | This year the Pine River Fall Supper was held on Remembrance Day therefore before the supper started there was a tribute to those who served and continue to serve in the military. There was a guest of honour present and special thanks were given to Mr. Anthony (Tony) Baschak as [...]

2018/11/16Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 12, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 12, 2018 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board met with the local MLA Rick Wowchuk to discuss a variety of educational issues. Good discussion. The Board thanked Mr. Wowchuk for taking the time to meet with the Board and his willingness to advocate on [...]

2018/11/15Local Interest

Annual NDP Christmas Supper – December 9, 2018

Submitted by: Judy Kostyshyn | Swan River NDP Christmas Supper Sun. December 9, 2018 Swan Valley Museum Socializing 5:00 p.m. Supper 6:00 p.m. $15/per person Guest Speaker: Wab Kinew Silent Auction. Carolling. Everyone is Welcome!

2018/11/14Local Interest

Dancing the Night Away At Lenswood Harvest Windup

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Community Hall was rocking to the beat of Ken Thompson and Brittany Moore on Saturday night November 10, 2018 at the annual Harvest Windup. A happy crowd of all ages socialized and danced the night away. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us and especially the [...]

2018/11/14Local Interest

Family Turkey Bingo – December 7, 2018

Submitted by: Becky Schullman | Family Turkey Bingo In support of the Birch River Pool December 7, 2018 7:00 pm Birch River Legion Hall Bingo will be played on the old bingo cards so make sure to bring along your own Bingo chips. * 25 cent Bingo cards * 2 FREE kids only Bingo games [...]

2018/11/14Local Interest

Taking Up the Torch in Remembrance

“Take up our quarrel with the foe: to you from failing hands we throw the torch; be yours to hold it high.” – In Flanders Fields ValleyBiz Story | Taking up the torch was the theme of the Remembrance Day service in Swan River on November 11, 2018. The day of remembrance began with a [...]

2018/11/13Local Interest

Celebration of Philanthropy at Community Foundation Gala

Submitted by: The Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their 4th Annual Cultural Gala on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the War Veterans Community Hall in Swan River. “Here in the Swan Valley, volunteerism and philanthropy is at the core of who we are.” said Lorne Henkelman, [...]

2018/11/13Local Interest

Rotary Raises Over $13,000 for Community Initiatives

Submitted by: Scott Swaiko | The Swan Valley Rotary Club held its annual radio auction on Thursday November 8, 2018. Local businesses donated 135 items which were auctioned off, raising over $13,000. The funds will be used to support Swan Valley community initiatives such as the Healthy Choices/Warn Lunch Program at ESRSS, the Animal Protection [...]

2018/11/12Local Interest

$450,000 CFSV Endowment from Cherban Brothers Estate

Pictured above: Hon. Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba with Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, Community Foundation of Swan Valley Board Members and Herb and Bernice Bohnhardt. Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | Honourable Ralph Eichler, Minister of Agriculture for the Province of Manitoba, attended the Community Foundation [...]

2018/11/12Local Interest

“A Christmas Afternoon” Christmas Music – Dec. 9, 2018

Submitted by: Kathy Fisher | A Christmas Afternoon @ The Harley House Sun. December 9, 2018 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Come and enjoy Christmas music featuring Ukuleles and Piano Indulge in Apple Cider, cookies, and socializing Everyone Welcome!

2018/11/11Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 26, 2018

Special 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 October, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. The Purpose of the meeting is for: New Council Members to be appointed to their committees To appoint a Deputy [...]

2018/11/11Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 31, 2018

Minutes of the Inaugural Council Meeting of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: 1 – Wilmer Malcolm 2 – Stephen Nadolney 3 – 4 – Connie Forbes 5 – Arnie Pedersen 6 – CAO [...]

2018/11/11Local Interest

Musical Christmas Concert – November 25, 2018

Submitted by: Darlene McKibben | Just for Joy Singers One Holy Night Musical Christmas Concert Sun. November 25, 2018 2:30 pm Temple Baptist Church With special musical guests Silver collection at the door

2018/11/10Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 23, 2018

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 October 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick David Minish Terry Neely CAO: Deidre Bilyk Absent with Prior Notice: Irwin [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 19, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 19th, 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 [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 16, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 16th day of October, 2018 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: Additions to [...]

2018/11/10Local Interest

Close to 400 Served at Minitonas United Church Fall Supper

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church Minitonas Knox United Church served close to 400 guests during their annual fall supper on November 4, 2018. Thank you to all who attended. Even with long lineup was long at times, everything progressed smoothly and quickly and it was not long before everyone had a chance to enjoy [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

CBF Grade 5/6 Class Soars to New Heights

Pictured above: Kevin Thome in cockpit with Dr. Andy Maxwell Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School values hands on experiences for all students and seeks opportunities to learn outside of the classroom. This fall has provided great opportunity to take advantage of that, despite working around the crazy, fall weather. The Gr.5/6 [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

Dauphin MRI Exams Expected to Begin in December 2018

​​Pictured above: The MRI Unit is now contained inside the recently constructed building addition, which is connected to Dauphin Regional Health Centre. Prairie Mountain Health Release | The MRI Unit was successfully delivered to Dauphin Regional Health Centre (DRHC) on Monday, October 22, 2018. Crews from Winnipeg transported a majority of the MRI equipment, including [...]

2018/11/09Local Interest

Birch River German Supper a Huge Success

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Birch River Northern Neighbors would like to thank everyone who came out and supported our special German Supper. Lots of German dishes and Desserts were enjoyed.Everything looked good and tasted GREAT. Also a BIG Thank You to everyone that helped out to make our supper a Huge Success.

2018/11/08Local Interest

Healthy Nutrition Discussed at Vegetarian Cooking Class

Submitted by: Donna Leming Monday, October 29,2018 was the last vegetarian cooking class for 2018 held at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. 13 people attended with 9 new participants interested to learn more about vegetarian cooking. Demonstrations were given by Linda McCullough and Donna Leming. Recipes and food samples of Quinoa Chili and Vegan Egg Foo [...]

2018/11/08Local Interest

New Crafters and Returning Favorites at Calico Corners

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher Our 39th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale held on November 2, 2018 was well attended and enjoyed by all. Just enough chill in the air to get everyone in the festive mood. It was wonderful to see the new crafters attend and we all look forward to our yearly favorites to [...]

2018/11/07Local Interest

Christmas Baking Project Funds Local Projects

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | Swan River Royal Purple Elks #185 are preparing to again help you stock up on homemade sweet treats in time for Christmas. Our Christmas Baking project has been one of our major fundraisers for about 15 years and has provided funds to initiate and contribute to community projects such as [...]

2018/11/07Local Interest