Monthly Archives: December 2018

Swan Valley West Minutes – December 6, 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 6TH day of December 2018 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Tyler Kushniryk Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont CAO: Deidre Bilyk Delegations: [...]

2018/12/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 5, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 5th, 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 – [...]

2018/12/29Local Interest

Community Makes Generous Donations to CTC Toy Drive

Pictured above: Donations being dropped off at the December 15, 2018 SV Stampeder’s game. Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | The Swan Valley Communities That Care Toys 4 U Toy Drive has been happening in the valley now for a few years, but this was my first year coordinating the initiative. I am overwhelmed by the [...]

2018/12/28Local Interest

Bellsite New Years Eve Dance – December 31, 2018

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite and Midnight Run Band welcome you to the Bellsite New Years Eve Dance Usual dance hours 9-1 Cash bar and lunch served. Music by: Lawrence, Brenda and Dale Gaudry, Louise Lamb and Leonard Constant

2018/12/27Local Interest

Community And Entrepreneurship Grants Available

Submitted by: Community Futures Parkland | Our annual grant & award application and nomination forms are now available on our website. All applications and nominations are due on February 4, 2019. The Volunteer Awards are a great opportunity to nominate someone in your community who generously donates their time and energy to enhance community spirit. [...]

2018/12/27Local Interest

Christmas Wishes From ValleyBiz

Christmas Wishes from ValleyBiz May Christmas blessings find you wherever you are this Christmas. May the Spirit of Christmas fill your soul with Peace and your heart with Hope for the New Year.

2018/12/25Local Interest

Successful Evening at Pelly Coffee House

Submitted by: Darlene Kruk | The Pelly Coffee House held a very successful supper & entertainment evening on Saturday. Supper at 6.00 pm consisted of smokies,sauerkraut and perogies. 25 entertainers and musicians provided the entertainment and a potluck lunch followed. Draws were made for door prizes,50/50′s and lastly a raffle. 1st raffle of a TV [...]

2018/12/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – December 4, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of December, 2018 A.D. at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: W. Pacamaniuk Councillors: S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk & Doug Wagner Acting C.A.O. – Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillor [...]

2018/12/23Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 29, 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 29th day of November 2018 at 7:00 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont CAO: Deidre Bilyk Absent with Prior [...]

2018/12/22Local Interest

Music Fills the Air at Christmas Carol Festival

Revival Group Submitted by: Phil Friesen The Swan Valley Fine Arts Christmas Carol Festival took place on December 2, 2018. A variety of groups and individuals presented musical selections in celebration of the Christmas season. Junior Choir Brad Slepicka Just for Joy Temple Baptist Church Choir Brenna Smith, Lana Edmonds, Brad Slepicka

2018/12/20Local Interest

SVAPL Annual General Meeting – January 15, 2019

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | Swan Valley Animal Protection League Annual General Meeting January 15, 2019 Northwest Regional Library 7:00 pm Everyone is Welcome! Membership $20 per year. Election of Officers will take place followed by a regular meeting. Please Join Us!

2018/12/19Local Interest

A Wonderful Christmas Afternoon of Music at Harley House

Submitted Story | Sunday December 9th, 2018 ”Christmas Afternoon” at the Harley House was the scene of a crowded room of happy faces. This log house was a wonderful setting for a musical afternoon. Visitors gathered to hear the “Highly Strung” ukulele group perform a variety of Christmas tunes. The ukulele players have been taking [...]

2018/12/19Local Interest

SVRSS Band Presents Annual Christmas Concert

Pictured above: SVRSS Senior Jazz Combo: Nick Baskier, Olivia Chmelowski, Jessica Kovachik, Aurora Rusk, Emma Stevens, Jillian Thelander, Justyna Vandepoele Submitted by: 2019 SVRSS Band Trip Fundraising Committee The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS) presented their annual Christmas Concert, Suites & Treats, on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 under the direction of Glenda Turton. The [...]

2018/12/18Local Interest

Swan River Among Top 25 Communities Vying for $25,000

Submitted Story | Swan River will be one of the communities included on Co-op’s 2019 Fuel Up to Win Game Card after voting made it one of the top 25 communities in Western Canada. As part of the #Fuelupmytown contest, anyone could share hashtags on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram between Nov. 1 and 21 to [...]

2018/12/18Local Interest

Festive, Furry Fundraiser for Animal Protection League

Submitted by: Shannon McCarthy | Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL) hosted their annual Paw Prints holiday photoshoot for pets. It was attended by dozens of adorable pets and was hosted at Formo Motors who generously donated their space and time. Pets of all kinds came out to be given the star treatment; many dogs, [...]

2018/12/17Local Interest

Alone at Christmas Supper – December 25, 2018

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton 4th Annual Alone at Christmas Supper Elks Hall December 25, 2018 5 pm Come early to socialize. Call if a ride is needed. Donations of food, cash, or time are gratefully accepted. To register asap call: Anna Fullerton, 204-734-5274, or Billie Werenich, 204-734-5591

2018/12/16Local Interest

Tripple P Parenting Program Helps Establish Family Goals

Submitted by: Shannon Cameron Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) ran another fantastic Triple P program on November 3rd and 17th, 2018. Families from the Valley had the opportunity to get together for the two Saturday sessions at École Swan River South School to share their experiences of raising children from newborn to approximately ten [...]

2018/12/16Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – December 10, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the December 10, 2018 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board met with representatives from Artic Gateway (owners of Port of Churchill and the rail line), UCN, Employment Manitoba and Northern Sector Council. The purpose of the meeting was to showcase the facilities of the School Division [...]

2018/12/15Local Interest

Fun and Festive Evening at NDP Christmas Supper

Submitted by: Swan River NDP Constituency The annual Swan River NDP Constituency Christmas Supper was held at the Swan Valley Museum on Sunday, December 9, 2018. Socializing began at 5:00 p.m. with attendees being welcomed by Dennis Lischynski playing his guitar as he performed some favourite Christmas carols. The evening continued with a scrumptious ham [...]

2018/12/14Local Interest

Birch River Community Spirit, Turkey Bingo and a $325 Pie

Submitted by: Becky Schullman | Birch River Turkey Bingo was the place to be this past Friday evening (December 7, 2018). The tables were packed with people of all ages playing their 25 cent bingo cards to help support the Birch River Swimming Pool It was amazing to see the community come together for a [...]

2018/12/13Local Interest

Community Foundation Presents Fall Grants

Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their AGM and Fall Granting Night on December 6, 2018. “Philanthropy has been defined as the desire to promote the welfare of others, expressed especially as the donation of money to good causes.” said CFSV Board Chair Lorne Henkelman. The Fall Grant recipients certainly [...]

2018/12/12Local Interest

North-West Regional Library Dressed for Christmas

Submitted by: Kathleen Sterma, Head Librarian The North-West Regional Library Swan River was dressed for the Christmas Season at the Festival of Trees on December 4th to the 8th, 2018. It was a very festive atmosphere with Decorated trees, Wreaths, Christmas music,cookies, and hot apple cider. Twelve trees were decorated in different themes with Community [...]

2018/12/11Local Interest

Swan Valley Stampeders Make Donation to Cancer Care

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday December 7, 2018 the Swan Valley Stampeders presented a cheque in the amount of $670.50 to the Swan Valley Health Facilities Foundation to be used for Cancer Care. The funds were raised by donations collected and the proceeds from the 50/50 tickets sales at a recent Stampeders game.

2018/12/11Local Interest

Community Band Performs 25th Christmas Concert

Pictured above: Sitting L-R: Bev Leach, Linda Mcrae, Donna Jorundson, Christina Danyluk, Karen Kosolowsky Standing 1st row: Brenda Hunt, Julie Kooistra, Glenda Horochuk, Jayne Leadbeater, Lorraine Malcolm, Kim Kosokowky, Leigh Hunt Standing 2nd : Cheryl Dahl, Stephanie Jersak, Phyl Friesen, Maureen Bowles, David Gnida, Cindy Bobick, Rick Houle, Jessica Kovacik, Brian Dormer Standing with Tuba: [...]

2018/12/10Local Interest

Minitonas Metis Local Hosts Christmas Coffee House

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk | The Christmas Coffee House that was put on by the Minitonas Metis Local on December 8, 2018 was a fun and entertaining evening. There was about 100 people in attendance, with performances from musicians and singers from all around the Swan Valley and beyond. Our youngest performer on the stage [...]

2018/12/10Local Interest

Bantam Carol-Gram Fundraiser – December 20, 2018

Submitted by: Derek Henkelman | Swan Valley Bantam Hockey Team Presents Christmas Carol-gram Thurs. December 20, 2018 Between 4:30pm & 8:30pm Swan River, MB Cost $20 Wish someone a Merry Christmas with Christmas Carols sung by the members of the SV Bantam hockey team! Contact: Angie Henkelman Email: anggrier8888@hotmail.com Call or text: 204-281-3643 This is [...]

2018/12/09Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – November 21, 2018

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, November 21st, 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 – [...]

2018/12/09Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – November 20, 2018

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th 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 & Doug Wagner Assistant C.A.O. – Patti Simpson Absent with [...]

2018/12/08Local 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 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Tyler Kushniryk Darryl Pierrepont Matthew Wills Administrative Assistant: Cheryle [...]

2018/12/08Local Interest

Golf Bonanza “FUN”Draiser – June 15, 2019

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Swan River Golf & Country Club and Bowsman Lions presents Friends of the Valley Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser Sat. June 15, 2019 Save the Date! Details to follow …

2018/12/07Local Interest

Christmas Paw Prints – December 7 and 9, 2018

Submitted by: Shannon McCarthy | Swan Valley Animal Protection League along with Formo Motors presents Christmas Paw Prints December 7, 2018 6-8pm December 9, 2018 12-4pm Formo Motors Celebrate the holiday season with SVAPL by getting Christmas photos of your pet! Packages Available: Photos Only: $15 pre-booked, $20 at the door Photo & Ornament (by [...]

2018/12/07Local Interest

Benito Christmas Tea and Bake Sale – December 8, 2018

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Benito Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Tea and Bake Sale Sat. December 8, 2018 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall On the menu will be Tea, Coffee, Juice, Pickles, Egg salad sandwich and Turkey salad sandwich along with an assortment of Trifles. Hope to see you all there!

2018/12/07Local Interest

Bowsman Chase the Ace and 50/50 Winners

Submitted by: Carol Silverthorne | Pictured above is our Chase The Ace winner Matt Black and our 50/50 winner Tory Werbicki. The Bowsman Skating Rink and the Bowsman Curling Club would like to invite you to play Chase the Ace and 50/50 every Friday from 6:00-8:00 with the draw at 8:10, at the Bowsman Hotel. [...]

2018/12/06Local Interest

Loving Hearts Supper & Entertainment – February 2, 2019

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment February 2, 2019 5:00 pm wine bar 6:00pm supper. Veteran’s Community Hall Catered by Julie Nahnybida. The cost is $35.00

2018/12/06Local Interest

Team Watkins Clinches 2018 MJCT Champion Title & Berth

Pictured above: 2018 MJCT Champions – TEAM WATKINS! L-R: Carter Watkins, Skip; Brett MacDonald, Third; Logan Schirrmeister, Second; Andrew Clapham, Lead; Bill MacDonald, Coach Submitted by: Louise Watkins, Mgr/Asst. Coach | Team Watkins, consisting of Carter Watkins, Brett MacDonald, Logan Schirrmeister, and Andrew Clapham finished the MJCT Tour with 160 points, clinching a Berth into [...]

2018/12/06Local Interest

Christmas Comes to Johnny B’s

Submitted by: Tim Mueller | Madge Lake Bible Camp Christmas Production/ Dessert Theater was a huge success.The first performance which happened Sunday morning saw the auditorium at Community Bible Fellowship filled to 90% capacity. For the evening performance it was standing room only. A big thank you to all who attended and supported this event. [...]

2018/12/05Local Interest

Festival of Trees – December 4-8, 2018

Submitted by: Kathleen Sterma | Festival of Trees December 4-8, 2018 Northwest Regional Library Swan River Christmas Trees and Wreaths decorated by local businesses, organizations, schools, families and individuals. Favorites decided by People’s Choice.

2018/12/05Local Interest

ECFC Christmas Craft Sale – December 8, 2018

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Christmas Craft Sale December 8, 2018 10:00am – 4:00pm Over 40 tables Knitting, Sewing, Jewelry, Soaps, Barn Board, Art, Oils, Baking, Teas, Jams & More! Christmas shopping galore, something for everyone! Lunch will be available with proceeds going to the ECFC Head Start Program

2018/12/05Local Interest

Living Room Live Seeks Swan Valley Hosts

Submitted by: Nicola Davies Have you ever considered inviting musicians into your living room to play a concert? Living Room Live is setting out to offer just that, connecting new and experienced hosts with classical musicians for cosy house concerts. House concerts have been around for years, and you may be surprised to learn just [...]

2018/12/05Local Interest

Christmas Wishes Shared At Lenswood Santa Brunch

Submitted by: Susan Hrycyk A good time was had by all at the Lenswood Santa Brunch on Sunday December 2, 2018. Everyone enjoyed Christmas carols, pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice and a tonne of desserts. Santa arrived at 11:30 and was treated to a number of young and old guests telling him their wishes for Christmas. [...]

2018/12/04Local Interest

Pelly Coffee House Annual Supper – December 8, 2018

Submitted by: Darlene Kruk | Pelly Coffee House Annual Supper December 8, 2018 6:00 pm Singing, playing instruments & dancing to follow. Potluck Lunch Raffle draw for TV among other items.

2018/12/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 26, 2018

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 26, 2018 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board has hired the ROAR Leadership Consultants Inc. to conduct the Superintendent/CEO search. That process will begin next week. A number of stakeholders will be interviewed to solicit views on what to look for in the next [...]

2018/12/01Local Interest