Monthly Archives: April 2019

Spring is in the Air at St. James Anglican Tea

Pictured above: Evelyn Immerkar puts the finishing touch to the table setting as guests began arriving. Submitted by: Bev Leach | More than eighty people enjoyed the opportunity to share a cup of coffee and lunch at St. James Anglican Church on April 27, 2019. Following the very enjoyable and successful afternoon, Pastor Bob Lewis, [...]

2019/04/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Teacher Receives Teaching Excellence Award

Submitted photo. Kari Goethe, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School, Swan Valley School Division receives Teaching Excellence Award. Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is honouring nine outstanding educators at the annual Excellence in Education Awards, Education and Training Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced today. “I’m pleased to recognize these dedicated educators who make [...]

2019/04/29Local Interest

Swan Valley High School Rodeo – May 11 & 12, 2019

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Swan Valley High School Rodeo May 11 & 12, 2019 Free Admission All Events Held At Swan Valley Ag Society Grounds Watch Manitoba’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete in: Breakaway Roping, Goat Tying, Team Roping, Barrel Racing, Pole Bending, Tie Down Roping, Bull Riding, Steer Wrestling, Chute Dogging. Must Pre-Enter [...]

2019/04/28Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 22, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 22, 2019 Special Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent informed the Board that staffing for the 2019-2020 school year is in full gear. Interviews will be conducted over the next few weeks to fill the remaining positions. 2. The Division is having [...]

2019/04/28Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 22, 2019

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 22nd day of January, 2019 at 7:09 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Matt Wills CAO: Deidre Bilyk Delegation: [...]

2019/04/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – April 10, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, April 10th in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted as [...]

2019/04/27Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – January 10, 2019

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 January, 2019 at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Matt Wills CAO: Deidre Bilyk Administrative [...]

2019/04/27Local Interest

Minitonas 4-H Beef Show & Sale – June 15, 2019

Submitted by: Ione Anderson| 64th Annual Minitonas 4-H Beef Show & Sale June 15, 2019 10:00 am Swan Valley Agriculture Grounds The Swan Valley Ag Society grounds will be busy this weekend with the 64th Annual Minitonas 4-H Beef Club Show and Sale. Members from across the Valley will join together to set up and [...]

2019/04/26Local Interest

Beautiful Day at Benito Spring Fling Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Women’s Auxiliary hosted their Spring Fling Tea & Bake Sale at the Benito Legion Hall on Saturday April 13, 2019. The Cancer Society was on site to accept spring donations. We would to thank everyone for coming to support us. It was a beautiful day and we are [...]

2019/04/26Local Interest

Appetites Satisfied at Cowan Spring Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | On Sunday, April 14, 2019, people arrived to the Cowan Community Centre anticipating a typical Cowan Supper prepared by the Cowan Ladies Association. Spring was even in the air with a bit of sunshine as the doors opened at 4:30pm. The hall slowly filled with people anxiously awaiting their meal. [...]

2019/04/26Local Interest

Settlement Services Community Potluck – May 3, 2019

Submitted by: Yuliia Haletska | Community Potluck May 3, 2019 United Church Basement Provided by Settlement & Immigrant Services

2019/04/25Local Interest

Minitonas Lions Host Successful Fundraising Supper

Submitted by: Brett Church | The Minitonas Lions Club wish to thanks everybody that came out to enjoy a delicious roast beef supper on April 13, 2019. A sold out crowd of 130 people filled the Minitonas town hall. Kay Markle from Swan River LifeLine gave an informative presentation the services that Lifeline offers in [...]

2019/04/25Local Interest

Special Presentation at Community Foundation Grant Night

Pictured Above: Community Foundation founder Douglas Hinchliffe, recipient of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley welcomed 17 recipients to its Spring Granting Session, held at SVRSS on April 11, 2019. 14 Community Grants and 3 Youth in Philanthropy Grants, for a total [...]

2019/04/24Local Interest

Stamps Lose Heartbreaker To Portage Terriers in Game 7

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Stamps’ unbelievable season came to an end Monday night in Portage, as Reece Henry would score the series clinching goal 5:26 into overtime to claim the Turnbull Cup. The Terriers would open the scoring in game 7, as Sam Houston would let a wrist shot [...]

2019/04/23Local Interest

Many Ukrainian Easter Traditions at Good Friday Fish Fry

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | The Good Friday Fish Fry was a huge success with approximately 250 people enjoying delicious servings of battered cod, popcorn shrimp, fries, coleslaw and cherry cheesecake. There was Easter Paska and Babka bread available for sale as well as some beautiful pysanky (painted Easter eggs). A traditional Ukrainian Easter Basket [...]

2019/04/22Local Interest

Community Band Spring Concert – May 1, 2019

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Swan Valley Community Band Tarnished Brass “Spring Into Blossoms!” Wednesday, May 1, 2019 7:30 p.m. SVRSS Cafeteria Silver Collection 734-5139 / 734-4771 Swan Valley Community Band 1994 – CELEBRATING 25 YEARS- 2019

2019/04/21Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – April 2, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 2nd day of April, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, C. Densen, G. Bartel, L. Hutman, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner C.A.O; P. Simpson Additions to Agenda: [...]

2019/04/21Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – April 9, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the April 9, 2019 Special Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. Dan Mazier, Progressive Conservative Candidate for the Dauphin-Swan River-Neepawa riding visited the Board. Good discussion on a range of issues. 2. Trustees spent some time discussing the Education Review. The Board has been circulating information [...]

2019/04/20Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Strawberry Tea – May 10, 2019

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | Health Auxiliary Annual Strawberry Tea Fri May 10, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Hospital Cafeteria Bake table & plant sale, 50/50 ticket sale & draw. Donations accepted. Sponsored by Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary. Everyone welcome. Proceeds for hospital equipment.

2019/04/19Local Interest

Ukrainian Catholic Church Paska and Baba Sale Sold Out

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | The Ukrainian Catholic Church hosted a Paska and Baba bake sale which was an overwhelming success. We sold out of product very early therefore apologize to anyone who was unable to make a purchase. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraiser and we look forward to hosting the bake [...]

2019/04/19Local Interest

Portage Forces Game 7 with 5-2 Win in Swan

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | A strong third period by the Portage Terriers sunk any hopes of Swan Valley hoisting the Turnbull Cup on home ice Thursday night [April 18, 2019] in Swan River. The Terriers scored four goals in the third period, beating the Stampeders 5-2 and forcing game 7. [...]

2019/04/18Local Interest

Minitonas 4-H Beef Club Lunch – April 30, 2019

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | Minitonas 4-H Beef Club will be serving lunch at D&S Stock Farms auction Tuesday April 30, 2019 Coffee & Donuts Starting at 9 am Lunch Starting at 11 am Doug Glasscock was a longtime supporter of the 4-H program, participating in the early 1960’s with the Sinclair River 4-H Beef [...]

2019/04/18Local Interest

The Parent Pack Raises $1,131.50 for Library Programs

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen | The Parent Pack hosted their annual Everything’s a Quarter sale on Saturday, April 13, 2019. A large number of community donations came in, which set us up for a great sale. There was a line up waiting for the doors to be opened, and after the sale ended, a total [...]

2019/04/18Local Interest

Community Comes Together to Support in a Time of Need

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | When someone in our community needs help, we come together to show support and be there in a time of need. On the night of April 3rd, 2019 Colin and Amber Woytkiw lost their entire home, possessions and transportation to a fire. They, along with their three little girls were [...]

2019/04/17Local Interest

Stamps Win 4-3 in Triple OT, Lead Series 3-2

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to instill the word believe in so many fans. Tonight’s 4-3 triple overtime win over the Portage Terriers proved that believing leads to great things. Kasyn Kruse would open the scoring tonight, beating Terriers netminder Ethan Peterson in tight, potting his [...]

2019/04/17Local Interest

Auctions at Farmers Appreciation Gala Raise $13,410

Submitted by: Austen Anderson | On April 12, 2019 the Swan River Valley Agriculture Society hosted its second Farmer’s Appreciation Gala. A great time was had by all in attendance. Y Not Johnny’s catered the roast beef dinner in the Swan Valley Museum hall. There was a selection of silent auction items on display that [...]

2019/04/16Local Interest

Bowsman Ladies Curling: Plant Night – May 2, 3, 4, 2019

Submitted by: Kristy Ashcroft | Bowsman Ladies Curling Club Plant Night 7pm, Thurs. May 2, 2019 7pm, Fri. May 3, 2019 1pm, Sat. May 4, 2019 Terry’s Greenhouse Bring your own (or purchase) 16-18″ container and spend some time with us at Terry’s Greenhouse to get your planters summer ready! You will receive 1 thriller, [...]

2019/04/16Local Interest

Minitonas School Cheers on Stampeders

Submitted Photos | On April 15, 2019, as the Swan Valley Stampeders headed out to Portage in preparation to play game number 5 in the MJHL series final, it was requested that the bus make a short detour past Minitonas School. Students and teachers lined the street, waving, cheering and wishing them good luck in [...]

2019/04/16Local Interest

Colourful Foods Nutrition Seminar – April 27, 2019

Submitted by: David Ogram | Health and Nutrition Seminar “Colourful Foods, The Benefits of Eating the Rainbow” Saturday April 27, 2019 2:30 pm Seventh-day Adventist Church All welcome! Certified Nutritionist, Glenda Nischuk of Better Living Nutrition, Yorkton will be explaining the types and benefits of nutrients found in various colours of fruits and vegetables. For [...]

2019/04/15Local Interest

Food, Laughter and Catching Up at Kenville Spring Fling

Submitted by: Kenville Hall Board | On the evening of Saturday, April 13,2019 the Kenville Memorial Hall hosted our annual spring fling fundraiser. The theme this year was Easter – Everyone followed the bunny paw prints up the stairs to the beautifully decorated hall compliments of Lana Graham. The guests enjoyed the appetizing aroma and [...]

2019/04/15Local Interest

Stamps Even Series 2-2 With A 7-2 Win Saturday Night

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Stamps’ evened the Turnbull Cup Series with a dominating 7-2 win on home ice Saturday [April 13, 2019] night in front of a sold out crowd. Matt Osadick and Campbell Balk score twice to lead the way, while Merek Pipes stopped 32/34 for the win [...]

2019/04/14Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – March 27, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, March 27th 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 Kim [...]

2019/04/14Local Interest

Sport Fishing Enhancement Banquet – April 27, 2019

Submitted by: Duane Whyte | 33rd Annual Banquet and Membership Supper Sat. April 27, 2019 Swan River Curling Rink Demonstrations & Activities Doors open at 5:00 pm Supper at 6:00 pm Traditional Shore Lunch featuring Walley & Various Smoked Fish & Smoked Pork The banquet, commonly referred as “The Fish Supper” is where SVSFE hosts [...]

2019/04/12Local Interest

Music Program Held at Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Submitted by: David Ogram | On the afternoon of Sunday, April 7, 2019 approximately 60 people enjoyed over an hour of inspiring Christian songs and music at the Annual Spring Music Program held at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church. Music and singing was presented by a number of people from the community, including members [...]

2019/04/11Local Interest

St. James’ Anglican Church Spring Tea – April 27, 2019

Submitted by: Bev Leach | St. James’ Anglican Church Annual Spring Tea and Bake Sale April 27, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 1201 1st Street South $5.00 We are looking forward to seeing you there!

2019/04/11Local Interest

Stamps Drop Game 3 in Portage 3-2, Trail MJHL Final 2-1

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | After winning their first ever game in the MJHL Finals, the Stamps’ were looking to keep that momentum going in Portage Wednesday night [April 10, 2019]. The Stampeders would come up short, losing 3-2 to the Portage Terriers, and now trail 2-1 in the MJHL Finals. [...]

2019/04/10Local Interest

Good Friday Fish Fry – April 19, 2019

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Good Friday Fish Fry A Fundraiser in Support of All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Parish Friday April 19, 2019 Starting at 4:00 pm Veterans Hall – Swan River All you can eat battered fish, chips, popcorn shrimp, salads & desserts. Walk ins and take out welcome. Tickets $20 each Tickets available [...]

2019/04/10Local Interest

Tree Pruning Clinic – April 27, 2019

Submitted by: June McKenzie Tree Pruning Clinic with Hugh Skinner, of Roblin Mgr. @ Frank Skinner Arboretum Corp. Saturday April 27, 2019 1:00 pm at Harley House followed by demos on location Fee $10 To Register phone: Melba 734-4296 June 734-2059 Bring pruning tools if you have. Sponsored by the Communities In Bloom Committee.

2019/04/10Local Interest

Benito Vesselli Dancers Highlight 37 Years of Dancing

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito Vesselli Dancers performed for a full house on April 7th, 2019 as they highlighted their 37 years of dancing. Different regions of the dance in the Ukraine, including Poltava, Bukovyna, Volyn and Transcarpathia were recognized for their authentic dance steps, choreography and costumes. After the singing of the [...]

2019/04/10Local Interest

Minitonas United Church Spring Tea – May 4, 2019

Submitted by: Barb Holmes | Minitonas Knox United Church Spring Tea & Bake Sale Sat. May 4, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Come and enjoy dessert with coffee or tea for $5.00 Bake Table Surprise Baskets

2019/04/09Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Year End Dessert Concert – April 27, 2019

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | Dolyna Dancers Year End Dessert Concert Saturday April 27, 2019 7:00 pm Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Gymnasium Tickets $10 5 and under free Tickets available at the Star & Times or at the door. Everyone is welcome to attend an evening of Ukrainian Dance, and indulge in some scrumptious [...]

2019/04/09Local Interest

Fun and Games at SVAPL “Spay It Forward” Spring Banquet

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | SVAPL’s first spring banquet, held on April 6th at the Veteran’s Hall in Swan River, was a resounding success! The theme this year was Spay it Forward. In keeping with our theme, we decided to “PAY it forward” and support our local businesses by purchasing prizes for the Raffles and [...]

2019/04/09Local Interest

Death Near Rail Yard Not Considered Suspicious

ValleyBiz Story | ValleyBiz has obtained new information regarding the discovery of unresponsive female next to the train tracks near 3rd Avenue South in Swan River on April 2, 2019. Officers were contacted at 6:40 am on April 2nd and the 53-year-old female was pronounced deceased at the scene. RCMP tell ValleyBiz that the death [...]

2019/04/08Local Interest

Benito Spring Tea & Bake Sale – April 13, 2019

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Women’s Auxiliary & Cancer Society Spring Fling Tea & Bake Sale Benito Legion Hall Sat. April 13, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Join us for Lunch, Dessert, Coffee, Tea & Juice Cancer Society will be on site to accept Spring Donations & Issue Receipts Draws to be made at [...]

2019/04/08Local Interest

Waters Edge Bible Camp 2019 Camp Kickoff – April 14, 2019

Submitted by: Lesley Betcher | Waters Edge Bible Camp formerly known as Wellman Lake Bible Camp 2019 Camp Kickoff April 14, 2019 5:30 pm Temple Baptist Church Swan River Loaded smokie on a bun supper provided “Signature Desserts” Auction to follow Camp staff introductions, door prizes, hoodies available and so much more. www.watersedgecamp.ca

2019/04/08Local Interest

Stampeders Win 6-5 In Overtime to Even Series 1-1

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Swan Valley Stampeders evened the Turnbull Cup Series on home ice Sunday night [April 7, 2019], beating the Portage Terriers 6-5 in overtime. Captain Brian Harris scored his second of the post season, swatting in a rebound at 6:18 on the power play. Swan River, [...]

2019/04/08Local Interest

Benito Firefighters Benefit Breakfast – April 13, 2019

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Volunteer Firefighters Benefit Breakfast April 13, 2019 8:00 – 11:00 am Benito Rec Centre Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs & Hashbrowns, Coffee & Juice Proceeds to Colin & Amber Woytkiw & Girls Donations Welcome

2019/04/07Local Interest

MJHL Finals – Game 1 Recap: 3-0 Win for Portage

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | Despite outshooting their opponent, the Stamps’ fell to the Portage Terriers 3-0 in Game 1 held April 5, 2019 in Portage. The highly anticipated game one of the Turnbull Cup Championship series started slowly for the Stampeders. The Terriers pushed the majority of the play in [...]

2019/04/07Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – March 19, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 19th day of March, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, C. Densen, G. Bartel, L. Hutman, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner C.A.O; – P. Simpson Councillor Hutman [...]

2019/04/06Local Interest

Pine River Community Centre Supper – June 9, 2019

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Community Centre Fundraising Supper June 9, 2019 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The menu consists of spaghetti and meatballs, salad and garlic bread, dessert and beverages. The prices are: Adults $12.00, 12 and under $6.00 and 5 and under free. It’s Advance Tickets Only and they are available at: [...]

2019/04/05Local Interest