Monthly Archives: July 2019

Parade Participants Show Their Valley Pride

ValleyBiz Story | The parade is a highly anticipated event each year during the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition and local businesses and organizations were all decked out in their parade day best to celebrate on July 26, 2019. The parade theme was Swan Valley Proud and the floats showcased many aspects of Swan Valley life [...]

2019/07/31Local Interest

Communities In Bloom Committee Welcomes Judges

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The local Community In Blooms committee was honored to host the judges for this year’s competition on July 29, 2019. Hugh Skinner is from Roblin and Shonda Ashcroft is from Birtle. They were busy taking notes, photos and asking questions and generally admiring our beautiful town. Points of interest on [...]

2019/07/31Local Interest

Never a Dull Moment at Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River has something for everyone and the rodeo events are always a crowd-pleaser. The fast paced events offer plenty of thrills, spills and heart-pumping action. Bronc Riding Bull Riding Tie Down Roping Steer Wrestling Team Roping Barrel Racing

2019/07/30Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Wows Kids With Many Activities

ValleyBiz Story | Each year kids look forward to the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River on the last weekend in July. This year was no exception. The Roundup provides plenty of things to do, including opportunities for up and coming rodeo stars to get up close and personal with the action. The Mutton [...]

2019/07/30Local Interest

Serving Up Pancakes at the Northwest Roundup

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Another good year for the Bowsman Curling Club’s pancake breakfasts on July 26, 27 and 28, 2019. Friday started off at Formo Motors from 8:00am till 9:30am before the parade and Mustang Mania. A good crowd enjoyed our pancakes and sausages. Then, on to our new location at the Veterans [...]

2019/07/29Local Interest

Cowan Trail Celebration – August 24, 2019

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Trail Celebration Sat. August 24, 2019 Cowan Community Centre Pancake Breakfast 8:30 am – 12:00 pm Pancakes, Sausages, Eggs, Hashbrowns, Fruit Adults $8 Trail Ride Leaves at 10:30 am (rain or shine) Registration includes supper Adults $20 Ashley 204-525-2029 ATV Poker Derby 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Registration Call [...]

2019/07/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – July 10, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 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 and Arnie Pedersen. Councillor Wyatt was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/07/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 23, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 23, 2019 | Northwest Region Good growing conditions in the region this past week and the crop is progressing well. Daytime temperatures hovered around 25°C and there was widespread rain along with heavy morning dews. Rainfall amounts ranged from ~15 mm in the Dauphin/Ste. Rose area; [...]

2019/07/27Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 4, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of June, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, G. Bartel, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner C.A.O; P. Simpson Additional Correspondence: 7.8 [...]

2019/07/27Local Interest

Fun and Games at Old Fashioned Country School Picnic

Submitted by: Debbie (Bell) Soloway | This year the weather was great as the sun shone upon us and the flag flapped in the breeze. Everyone enjoyed seeing and petting the little puppy that Rita and Rhoda Jones brought for a visit. The games were for all ages to enjoy together, they started off with [...]

2019/07/27Local Interest

Local Kids Do Well on the MB Milk Run

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Milk Run is a series of horse shows along what is believed to be the route the Milk Truck took years ago to pick up the farmers milk! Dax Mullin, Kailey McArthur & Tyler Petelski started in Gilbert Plains show on Saturday, July 13, 2019. On Sunday we moved on [...]

2019/07/25Local Interest

Communities in Bloom Judging – July 29, 2019

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Communities in Bloom The Judges are Coming Monday, July 29, 2019 Two judges will spend the day in Swan River checking out our town and evaluating tidiness, historical connections, waste management, community involvement, etc. If you see them, be sure to stop and say hello. To help impress the judges, [...]

2019/07/24Local Interest

Wiggins to be Provincial NDP Candidate for Swan River

Submitted by: Shelley Wiggins | The Swan River NDP Constituency Association held their nomination meeting on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Legion Room at War Veteran’s Hall.  Shelley Wiggins of Minitonas was the successful candidate and will be carrying the NDP banner in the next provincial election.  Shelley grew up in [...]

2019/07/24Local Interest

Great Turnout for Benito Child Care Centre BBQ

Submitted by: Kendal Stechyshyn | Despite a cooler day the Benito Child Care Centre had a great turn out for their BBQ fundraiser July 19, 2019. The parents, kids and staff would like to thank all those who came out to support, the volunteers and our sponsors. Thank you to Key Chev for hosting the [...]

2019/07/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 26, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent. CAO Paige Larocque was present [...]

2019/07/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 16, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 16, 2019 | Northwest Region Generally good growing conditions in the Northwest region last week and crops progressing normally. Daytime temperatures hovered around 30°C and there were widespread rain showers. Rainfall amounts ranged from ~38 mm in the Dauphin/Ste. Rose/Laurier area; Roblin 4 to 13 mm; [...]

2019/07/19Local Interest

Sapotaweyak Petro-Canada Grand Opening – July 25, 2019

Submitted by: Sapotaweyak Petro Canada Sapotaweyak Petro Canada Gas Bar and Convenience Store Grand Opening July 25, 2019 Ribbon Cutting 12 Noon Lunch to follow at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre At your service, where we put all our customers first. Proudly serving the Swan River Valley.

2019/07/17Local Interest

Garden Walk – July 22, 2019

Submitted by: Ellen Little | Garden Walk July 22, 2019 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm $5.00 This is a self directed tour. Map available. Refreshments * Raffle Sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club Enjoy a pleasant walk with friends while having an opportunity to view some of the beautiful gardens in the Kenville [...]

2019/07/17Local Interest

Benito Child Care Centre BBQ Fundraiser – July 19, 2019

Submitted by: Kendal Stechyshyn Benito Child Care Centre BBQ Fundraiser July 19, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Swan River Key Chevrolet Hamburger, Chips and Drink $5.00 Pre-Orders can be set to bccckids@gmail.com (deadline 2:00 pm July 18)

2019/07/17Local Interest

Renwer Fishers Siding Country School Picnic – July 21, 2019

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Renwer Fishers Siding Country School Old Fashion Picnic Sunday July 21, 2019 Visiting / Games 4:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Burgers/Hotdogs provided Bring salad or dessert Everyone is invited to come to Renwer starting at 4:00 pm to visit with friends and reminisce about the good old days. There [...]

2019/07/16Local Interest

Elks & Royal Purple Donate to Benito Skate Park

Submitted Photo The Swan River Elks & Royal Purple made a donation in the amount of $2,000.00 to the Benito Skate Park. The cheque was presented on July 11,2019 by Exalted Ruler Malcolm Shaw Benito Skate Park President, Tracy Kerr.

2019/07/16Local Interest

Rodeo Pancake Breakfasts – July 26, 27, 28, 2019

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Bowsman Curling Club Rodeo Pancake Breakfasts Adults $6.00 12 and under $3.00 We’ve Moved … Enjoy the same great pancakes and the same great sausages Friday July 26, 2019 8:00 am till 9:30 am Formo Motors Saturday July 27, 2019 Sunday July 28, 2019 7:00 am till 10:00 am Veterans [...]

2019/07/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 11, 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 11th day of June 2019 at 7:10 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 9, 2019 | Northwest Region Generally, good growing conditions continued in the Northwest region last week. Daytime temperatures were close to 30°C, and welcome rain showers fell through most of the region. Rainfall amounts ranged from 9 mm in the Dauphin/Ste. Rose area; Bowsman area 36-75mm; [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 28, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba this 28th day of May, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 4, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. Councillor Whyte is absent with permission. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.148 Moved [...]

2019/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 14, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7:03 p.m. Present Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: [...]

2019/07/13Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby – August 10, 2019

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Demo Derby August 10, 2019 1:00 pm Start 3 heats Grand Challenge Mechanics Consolation Powder Puff All demo cars register with a fee of $100 All demo cars on grounds by 12:30 pm Admission Fee $8.00 Children under 10 free Driver and mechanic no charge Concession booth on grounds [...]

2019/07/12Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – July 25, 26, 27, 28

NWR2019ScheduleThe 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 [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Serving Up Great Food

July 25, 26, 27, 28 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 [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Entertainment Schedule

July 25, 26, 27, 28 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) Veterans Community Hall Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm Tickets $15 at [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Grandstand Events

July 25, 26, 27, 28 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 [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Celebrates Canada Day

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | The Town of Swan River celebrated Canada Day with a family friendly afternoon. The day featured kids bouncers and games, 2 mini trains, kites and frisbies. Free ice cream was served and live music was featured at the entertainment stage. The day was topped off at dusk with fireworks at [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

SVAPL Doggy Derby – August 11, 2019

Submitted by: Brittney Suchoplas Swan Valley Animal Protection League presents … Doggy Derby Sunday August 11, 2019 Start Times Small Dogs 12-12:30 pm Large Dogs 12:30-1 pm BBQ lunch to follow ($5). Entry deadline August 9 at 1pm Call or text Brittney to register 306-716-6169 (location near pretty valley) Participant (3 hands) $20 | Extra [...]

2019/07/09Local Interest

Full Day of Fun at Benito Canada Day Celebration

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | Benito was bustling on Canada Day with a full day of activities for all ages to enjoy. To start the festivities, the Benito Volunteer Firefighter’s hosted a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice were served to approximately 420 people with all money raised going to the CZ Miller Trust [...]

2019/07/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 21, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 21st, 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: 2019.122 Moved By: Phylis Friesen Seconded By: [...]

2019/07/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 7, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 7th, 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: 2019.100 Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw Seconded By: [...]

2019/07/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 2, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 2, 2019 | Northwest Region Good growing conditions prevailed in the Northwest region last week with daytime temperatures over 25°C and welcome rain showers through most of the region. There have been reports of hail over the weekend in an area north of Swan River; damage [...]

2019/07/05Local Interest

SVRSS Band Presents End of Year Concert in the Park

ValleyBiz Story | Music filled the air on June 16, 2019 as the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School presented their year end concert at the Festival Stage in the Swan River Legion Park. The concert featured the Grade 9 band and Senior band along with a number of selections from the Toronto-Niagara Falls Tour Band. [...]

2019/07/03Local Interest

Community Says Goodbye to Birch River School

Submitted by: Brenna Smith | On June 26, 2019 it was a sad day in Birch River as the community said their good byes to Birch River School. The evening began with past students, current students, parents, and community members touring around the school looking at pictures, trophies, and yearbooks from the past. The evening [...]

2019/07/01Local Interest

Company’s Coming Provides Opportunity for Visiting Together

Submitted by: Bev Leach | The Anglican Lutheran congregation was happy to be able to host ‘Company’s Coming’ at St. James on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. On this morning once a month in the summer, guests from the Lodge and Personal Care Home are given the opportunity to meet together to visit and renew acquaintances [...]

2019/07/01Local Interest