Monthly Archives: February 2019

Minitonas Figure Skating Club Carnival – March 8, 2019

Submitted by: Nancy Cocks | Minitonas Figure Skating Club Annual Carnival “Skating Through the Decades” Friday March 8, 2019 Minitonas Arena 6pm Doors and canteen open 7pm Skating starts Admission: Adults $7, Students $5, Preschool free

2019/02/28Local Interest

17 Teams Participate in Bowsman Ladies Curling Bonspiel

Pictured Above: 1st Event Sponsored by TD Canada Trust – Winners; Marilyn Peters, Lois Mosiondz, Mary Ellen Parsons, Cindi Fulford Submitted by: Deanna Chess | The 2019 Bowsman Ladies Curling Bonspiel was held from February 21-24, 2019. 17 teams participated in the Redneck Wedding Bonspiel. Pictured Above: 2nd Event Sponsored by Swan Valley Credit Union [...]

2019/02/28Local Interest

Diabetes Undone Presentation – March 10/11, 2019

Submitted by: David Ogram | Diabetes Undone Free Informational Meeting Sunday, March 10, 2:30 pm OR Monday, March 11, 7:00 pm (Attend 1 of 2 Meetings) Second Floor Boardroom Swan Valley Health Centre/Hospital “Diabetes Undone” is a very successful Health Program that addresses the root cause of diabetes and explains how to treat this illness [...]

2019/02/27Local Interest

SVSD Board To Request Closure of Birch River School

Swan Valley School Division Announcement | The Board at its February 25, 2019 Board Meeting decided to write a letter to the Minister of Education requesting the closure of Birch River School, effective June 30, 2019. Students from Birch River School will be enrolled at Bowsman School. This was not an easy decision for the [...]

2019/02/27Local Interest

Community Foundation Receives $20,000 Donation

Pictured above (L to R): Directors Ryan Immerkar, Lorne Henkelman, Donor-Matt Black, Directors Lynda Parsons and Lew Taylor. (Submitted) Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently received a donation of $20,000 from Matt Black. The endowment will create a new Education Fund with the CFSV. Matt [...]

2019/02/27Local Interest

Social Media & Virtual Safety Presentation – March 12, 2019

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse Val Caldwell Presentation Social Media bVirtual Safety Evening Parent Session March 12, 2019 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. SVRSS Media Resource Centre Sponsored by Swan Valley Committee for the Elimination of Child Abuse & Swan Valley School Division The parent night is a 2 hour presentation that will provide participants with an [...]

2019/02/26Local Interest

40th Annual Bellsite Poker Derby a Great Success

Submitted by: Susan Moshenko | Bellsite along with the help of the North Mountain Riders put on the 40th Annual Poker Derby on February 24, 2019. A great turn out considering cold weather. 172 driver hands 160 sleds. $4911 was paid out in prizes. A huge thank you to all those who went out and [...]

2019/02/26Local Interest

Benito Figure Skating Carnival – March 3, 2019

Submitted by: Kathy Naclia | Benito Figure Skating Club presents “Welcome to the Jungle” Skating Carnival Sun. March 3, 2019 2:00 pm Benito Rec Centre Chinese Auction Silver Collection Refreshments

2019/02/25Local Interest

Over 225 at Benito Firemen’s Association Supper

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Once again the Benito Firemen’s Association hosted another fantastic meal at the Benito Rec Centre. Over 225 people from the Swan Valley and surrounding area were treated to a delicious meal and a fantastic silent auction. Our Volunteer Fireman are a small group, who provide many great advantages to the [...]

2019/02/25Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 15, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2018.587 Moved By: Jason Delaurier Seconded By: [...]

2019/02/24Local Interest

Pee Wee Stampeders Earn Shoal Lake Banner in Thriller

Pictured above: Back Row: Coaches Craig Zamzow, Rick Betcher, Dave Kirk; Middle Row: Crystal Zamzow, Tucker Thompson, Noah Weir, Tyrell Leaske, Eli Betcher, Samantha Jo Moshenko, Kai Gorchynski; Front Row: Jackson Badowski, Tavyn Boychuk, Maddix Eisner, Andrew Pidskalny, Brady Burghart, Grace Kirk; Horizontal: Owen Martyniuk Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | The Swan Valley Pee Wee [...]

2019/02/21Local Interest

Swan Valley JV Girls at Crocus Plains Invitational Basketball

Sydney Gilroy, Chloe Formo and Jasmine Rose attempt to box out the Dauphin players for the rebound. Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The Swan Valley JV Girls headed to Brandon this past weekend, February 15-16, 2019. The first opponent of the tournament was the Tigers’ zone rival, Dauphin Clippers. This game was of utmost importance [...]

2019/02/20Local Interest

Full House for North Mountain Riders Pickerel Supper

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland | On February 15, 2019 the North Mountain Riders held our 7th annual Pickerel Supper at the Westwood Inn. Full house for the event, we had a 50/50 draw and the lucky winner was Stan Anderson, taking home just over $1000.00. Local business & private individuals donated all kinds of items [...]

2019/02/19Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – January 28, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Monday, January 28th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Steve Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Arnie Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige [...]

2019/02/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – February 22, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the February 11, 2019 Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Tammy Badowski, Division Councillor, made a presentation to the Board. She outlined her caseload and shared what programs/initiatives she has been involved in during this year. This is a new position. Tammy also provided a few [...]

2019/02/17Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – January 9, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain council chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Connie Forbes and Arnie Pedersen. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as secretary. Finance Officer [...]

2019/02/16Local Interest

Peewee A1 Hockey Tournament – February 22/23/24, 2019

Submitted by: Meghan Gray Peewee Hockey Tournament February 22, 23 & 24, 2019 Swan River The Swan River Peewee A1 hockey team are looking forward to their up-and-coming tournament. The team has done tournaments in The Pas, Dauphin and Roblin this year with some great success. With a small group of players, the team has [...]

2019/02/15Local Interest

Westman Plans Upgrade to Internet Service

Westman Communications News Release | Westman Communications Group (Westman) is investing over $300,000 in network and plant enhancements in Swan River. The network upgrade allows Westman to provide faster, more reliable Internet speeds and additional capacity to accommodate the increasing demand for Westman services. “Westman was proud to bring enhanced communication services to Swan River [...]

2019/02/14Local Interest

Estate & Legacy Planning Seminar – March 21, 2019

Submitted by: RBC Dominion Securities Estate & Legacy Planning Seminar Thursday March 21, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm Meeting Room Super 8 Hotel 115 Kelsey Trail Swan River, MB Wine & Cheese will be served. You are invited to an exclusive event on an important matter for us all – protecting family and legacy. [...]

2019/02/13Local Interest

A Colourful Improvement for Long Term Care

Example of paint, murals and tactile display in Malton Village LTC Home, Mississauga, ON ValleyBiz Story | Submitted photos. Colour is an important part of our world. It can impact our emotions and our state of mind. Colour is often one the first considerations in our home improvement projects. So, what if colour could be [...]

2019/02/12Local Interest

JV Girls win Consolation Final in Neepawa

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | JV Girls played in the Neepawa Invitational Basketball Tournament on February 1-2, 2019. The first game of the tournament for the Tigers was against the Stonewall Rams. Once again the Tigers found themselves undersized but played a strong defensive game with a press, limiting their opponent to only 36 points. [...]

2019/02/12Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Announces New Superintendent

Swan Valley School Division Media Release | The Swan Valley School Division Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that come fall term we will have a new Superintendent of Schools in the person of Jon Zilkey. Jon has a Master’s in Educational Administration along with degrees in Science, Physical Education and after degree in [...]

2019/02/11Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – January 22, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 22nd day of January, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner Acting C.A.O; – Patti Simpson Additions [...]

2019/02/09Local Interest

Bowsman Ladies Curling Bonspiel: February 21-24, 2019

Submitted by: Deanna Chess Bowsman Ladies Curling Club invites you to our REDNECK WEDDING Bowsman Ladies Bonspiel February 21 – 24, 2019 Entry fee: $120 Dinner, Entertainment and Prizes If needed bonspiel may start on Wednesday February 20, 2019 To register contact Deanna Chess @ 204-734-8886 Registration Deadline: February 17

2019/02/08Local Interest

Robyn Tibble Places 3rd at National Western Stock Show

ValleyBiz Story | Submitted Photos Robyn Tibble recently placing 3rd in class in the open show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, January 12-27, 2019. The show, which is considered ‘the Superbowl of the cattle show circuit’, saw Robyn compete against some of the best show people in the north American angus [...]

2019/02/08Local Interest

Love and Laughter at 8th Annual Loving Hearts Supper

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church Our 8th Annual Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment was held on Saturday February 2, 2019. In spite of the snow storm that was raging outside, inside was filled with love and laughter. Julie Nahnybida catered a lovely meal followed by a delicious dessert. Our Entertainers kept things lively and [...]

2019/02/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Veterinary Board Receives Provincial Grant

Submitted by: Swan River Constituency Office of MLA Rick Wowchuk | February 1, 2019: Rick Wowchuk is pleased to be able to present a $19,000 cheque this morning on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture the Honourable Ralph Eichler to Veterinary Board Member Stuart Walmsley. The Government of Manitoba is pleased to support the maintenance [...]

2019/02/06Local Interest

Benito Firemen’s Annual Supper – February 24, 2019

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Firemen’s Association Annual Firemen’s Supper Sun. February 24, 2019 Benito Rec Centre 4:00 6:00 pm Everyone Welcome Turkey, Ham, Mashed Potato, Turnips, Salads, Dessert, Beverages $18 per plate – 12 years and older $10 per place – 11 years and younger 5 and under FREE Proceeds to specialized fire [...]

2019/02/05Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Closing Fashion Gallery Department

Swan Valley Co-op Press Release | Due to ongoing and increasing losses over the last decade, the Board of Directors approved the closure of Swan Valley Co-op’s Fashion Gallery department. “Closing a service is never an easy decision and never something you want to do, but as a Co-op we have to ensure that we [...]

2019/02/05Local Interest

Friends & Family Celebrate Elaine Kelbert’s 75th Birthday

Submitted by: Diane Rooks We would like to thank everyone that made it out through all the snow to celebrate Elaine’s birthday with her. It was great to spend the afternoon visiting and catching up with friends and family, and the cake was good too!

2019/02/05Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 28, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 28, 2019 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Brad Klekta has been appointed Acting Transportation Supervisor. 2. The CEO reported that the information night by UCN about offering a two year Bachelor of Education after Degree Program went well. They had about 8 or 9 interested [...]

2019/02/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – January 2, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Wednesday January 2nd, 2019 as per procedures by-law at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. Councillor Gray had not yet joined by audio system. 1. Call meeting to order 2. [...]

2019/02/02Local Interest

Trivia Night Fundraiser: Eat Think Drink – March 2, 2019

Submitted by: Nancy Cocks | Trivia Night Fundraiser Minitonas Community Hall Sat. March 2, 2019 7:00 pm Doors Open 7:30 pm Trivia Starts Eat Think Drink Cash bar, Wine bar Entry fee includes appetizers and desserts Designated drivers available after 11:30 pm $80 per team (up to 8 people), or $15 per person Must be [...]

2019/02/01Local Interest