Monthly Archives: September 2019

Minitonas United Church Fall Tea – October 19, 2019

Submitted by: Lucile Neufeld | Minitonas Knox United Church Fall Tea & Bake Sale Sat. October 19, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Come and enjoy pie with coffee or tea for $5.00 Bake Table Surprise Baskets Everyone Welcome!

2019/09/30Local Interest

Great Support for Library Fall Fair

Submitted by: Kathleen Sterma The Swan River Northwest Regional Library held the 1st Annual Fall Fair on Saturday September 21, 2019. There were over 650 People who attended including the volunteers that helped with the event. 11 local Vendors participated. Children’s activities were the highlight of the day! The Northwest Regional Library would like to [...]

2019/09/30Local Interest

Food Drive Fundraiser BBQ Lunch – October 9, 2019

Submitted by: Rebecca Popoff | Food Drive Fundraiser BBQ Lunch Proceeds go towards our local Swan Valley Food Bank Wed. October 9, 2019 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Formo Motors Bring 5 pounds of non perishable food items (or) $5 for a burger! A few ideas for 5 pounds of food would be: – 18 [...]

2019/09/29Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 23, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 23, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent reported on the WSH Sessions on September 17th and 18th that Jack Slessor put on for the school division, some local businesses, organizations and municipalities. The sessions were on WSH procedures and looking at supervision and [...]

2019/09/29Local Interest

Jayme Giesbrecht Gospel Band – October 5, 2019

Submitted by: Tobey Thiessen | Gospel Music Concert featuring Jayme Giesbrecht Gospel Band from Winkler, MB October 5, 2019 7:00 pm Temple Baptist Church Tickets $10.00, 12 and Under Free Available in advance at Temple Baptist Church, or at the door. There will also be a time of congregational singing led by Joan van der [...]

2019/09/28Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 10, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Nadolney was absent with notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/09/28Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 24, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 24, 2019 | Northwest Region There was good harvest weather at the beginning of the week, however heavy thunderstorms and high winds mid-week halted harvest operations. Swan River area received 4 to 15 mm, The Pas 40 to 60 mm, Roblin 10 mm and around Dauphin/Ste. [...]

2019/09/27Local Interest

Reconciliation & Honour Presentation / Walk – Oct 4, 2019

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Invites Community & Friends to a Presentation and Walk to Support the Spirit of Reconciliation & Honour October 4, 2019 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Center 1413 Main Street Stew and Bannock will be served Walk will take place at 12:30 pm Everyone [...]

2019/09/26Local Interest

Donations Support Wellman Lake United Church Camp

Pictured above: Jason Wenzel, Kendal Steschycyn, Joyce Bateman, Lucile Neufeld, Carl Giesbrecht, Trevor Warburton Submitted by: Lucile Neufeld | Wellman Lake United Church Camp recently received two donations for the construction of a new geothermal bathroom facility at the camp. Pictured above is the presentation of a cheque by Richardson Pioneer in the amount of [...]

2019/09/26Local Interest

Local Men Meet to Begin Formation of a “Men Shed”

Submitted by: Barry Fawcett | A meeting was held at Harley House on Thursday September 19, 2019 to set the ground work for the formation of a “Men Shed” for the Swan River area. Two members of the Dauphin’s Men Shed joined organizer Barry Fawcett to present information to the with six local men who [...]

2019/09/25Local Interest

Durban Community Hall Fall Supper – September 29, 2019

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Community Hall Fall Supper Sun. September 29th, 2019 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Adults: $15.00 Ages 7 to 12: $8.00 6 & Under: Free All Welcome Menu Turkey, Meatballs, Cabbage Rolls, Perogies, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Salads, Vegetables, Desserts Takeouts Call Hall at 204-539-2030 Pickup Time: 4:30 pm Info Doreen: [...]

2019/09/23Local Interest

Demonstrations & Samples at Vegetarian Cooking Classes

Submitted by David Ogram, Health Awareness Committee, Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church On the evening of Monday, September 16, 2019, eighteen people were present at the first of 5 Vegetarian Cooking Classes (using only plant foods) being held in the Basement Meeting Room at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The recipes used are suitable for people [...]

2019/09/23Local Interest

Valley Stage Players: Big Five Oh – November 15/16/17, 2019

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Valley Stage Players presents Big Five Oh Nov. 15, 2019 5:30 pm Nov. 16, 2019 5:30 pm Nov. 17, 2019 1:30 pm Veterans Community Hall Swan River Friday & Saturday Night Dinner Theatre $50 Sunday Matinee $15 Tickets available at Lloyd’s Jewellers and Home Hardware

2019/09/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 17, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 17, 2019 | Northwest Region Scattered showers throughout the region halted harvest operations through the week. Rainfall events ranged from 4 to 10mm with the heaviest rain of 18mm around Birch River. The weekend brought highs of 28 to 32°C, and along with breezy conditions have [...]

2019/09/21Local Interest

Spooktober Fest Haunted House – October 17/18/19, 2019

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro SPOOKTOBER FEST Haunted House Thurs. October 17, 2019 Fri. October 18, 2019 Sat. October 19, 2019 Main Hall: 5pm – 9pm Scary Sections: 6pm – 9pm Swan Valley Historical Museum – Hwy #10 North ALL WELCOME Not Too Scary $2 Scary $5 Free Face Painting Sponsored by Swan Valley Communities That [...]

2019/09/20Local Interest

Great Support for Local Terry Fox Run

Submitted by: Jim Webster | The 39th annual Terry Fox Run was held on Sunday, September 15th starting with registration at 12:30 pm at the Swan River Centennial Arena. The run began with a shotgun start at 1:30 pm. There were 133 participants including the volunteers that helped with the event. A total of $13,569.13 [...]

2019/09/19Local Interest

CFSV Now Accepting Fall Grant Applications

Media Release | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) is pleased to announce the Fall Granting Period. The initial Fall Grant Intake is now open and applications are being accepted from organizations who did not receive a grant during the Spring 2019 granting period. “We recognize that groups have Spring and Summer projects for [...]

2019/09/18Local Interest

Fostering Reconciliation Forum – September 25, 2019

Kinship & Foster Family Network of Manitoba Fostering Reconciliation: An Exploration of the TRC’s Calls to Action 2019/2020 Province Wide Forums September 25, 2019 10:00 am – 3:00 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre The Kinship and Foster Family Network of Manitoba is hosting a series of forums throughout Manitoba to gather the collective wisdom and [...]

2019/09/17Local Interest

Walk Raises Awareness for Suicide Prevention

Submitted by: Rod Seib | As part of World Suicide Prevention Day on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 25 people came out to participate in a community awareness walk for suicide prevention. Following the walk, participants gathered at CMHA and received information about resources available for suicide prevention. The short program also included a poem reading, [...]

2019/09/17Local Interest

Men Shed – September 19, 2019

Are you interested in a NEW Service Club? MEN SHED Informational Meeting Thurs. September 19, 2019 2:00 pm Harley House 512 2nd St. N. Swan River A Modern Internationally recognized shared space version of a workshop benefiting the men involved and their communities. For more information call: Barry 204-614-0147 or 204-281-0274 “An organized meeting place [...]

2019/09/17Local Interest

SV Hoedowners Square Dance Lessons – October 2, 2019

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Beginning Modern Square Dance Lessons First dance Free for new dancers October 2, 2019 7:00 – 9:30 pm Swan River Senior Centre Swan River, MB Begining Modern Square Dance Lessons CALLER: LINDA GILCHRIST WHEN: Wednesdays from 7:00- 9:30 p.m. WHERE: Swan River Senior Centre, Swan River Mb. WHO: ALL AGES [...]

2019/09/16Local Interest

Tent Town Garden Club Hosts Annual Fruit Festival

Submitted by: Teresa Mckay The Tent Town Garden Club held its annual fruit festival on Saturday, September 7th, satisfying the tastebuds of many valley residents with scrumptious pies, baked and served by the volunteers of the club and community. We had a wonderful turnout again and we are grateful to all who come from around [...]

2019/09/16Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – September 29, 2019

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Community Centre Fall Supper Sun. September 29, 2019 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Adults $15 Everyone Welcome

2019/09/15Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 9, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 9, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board acclaimed Laurie Evans as Board Chair and Gary Wowchuk as Vice-Chair for the 2019-2020 school year. Congratulations Laurie and Gary. The Board maintained all indemnities for trustees at the current rates and reviewed standing committees. 2. [...]

2019/09/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 27, 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 27th day of August, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2019/09/15Local Interest

Northwest Regional Library Fall Fair – September 21, 2019

Submitted by: Kathy Sterma | Northwest Regional Library Swan River Fall Fair Saturday Sept 21, 2019 10:30 – 4:00 BBQ Refreshments 50/50 Tickets Tables to rent $15.00 For the kids: Face Painting Stories Crafts Proceeds to children’s reading programs

2019/09/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 10, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 10, 2019 | Northwest Region Light, scattered showers throughout the region were just enough to slow harvest operations. Heavier rainfall events occurred at The Pas with 13 mm received from almost daily showers. Other areas in the region received 5 to 8mm of rain through the [...]

2019/09/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 13, 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 13th day of August, 2019 at 7:05 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade (attending by phone) Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Finance [...]

2019/09/14Local Interest

Terry Fox Fun – September 15, 2019

Submitted by: Jim Webster | Annual Terry Fox Run Sun. September 15, 2019 Centennial Arena Swan River Manitoba Registration: 12:30 pm – 1:20 pm Shotgun Start: 1:30 pm Following the run donated refreshments will be available for the participants and volunteers. For more information please contact Stacey Archuk (204-281-1999) or Jim Webster (204-734-0456).

2019/09/13Local Interest

Direct Support Professional Recognition Week

Submitted by: Association for Community Living – Swan River Association for Community Living – Swan River is honored to embrace “Direct Support Professional Recognition Week” in Manitoba. September 8-14, 2019 Direct Support Professional (DSP’s) are the bridge to meaningful lives of independence and community inclusion for thousands, providing the support and services that people living [...]

2019/09/12Local Interest

RCMP Arrest Suspects in Break-in

RCMP Media Release | On September 8, 2019, at approximately 7:15 pm, RCMP responded to a break and enter at a business on Main Street in Roblin. A male and female suspect gained entry to the business by breaking the lock on the door. They took a quantity of medication (opiods) and then fled in [...]

2019/09/11Local Interest

Rick Wowchuk Elected MLA for Swan River

Manitoba Election Results September 10, 2019 Progressive Conservative candidate, Rick Wowchuk, has been elected MLA for Swan River. The Progressive Conservatives won a majority government and PC Leader Brian Pallister is re-elected as premier. Election results for the Swan River Electoral Division are as follows: Rick Wowchuk, PC – 5,529 votes Shelly Wiggins, NDP – [...]

2019/09/11Local Interest

Rain Doesn’t Dampen Enthusiasm on Cowan Trail Ride

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik with pictures by Tammy Herntier and Jessica Kovachik The annual Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 24th this year and marking it the 21st. On Friday night, as usual, the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly filled with trailers, horses, and ATVs. By Saturday [...]

2019/09/09Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – August 26, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the August 26, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board discussed a date for a special meeting to plan how they want the process for the strategic/continuous improvement plan to look like and Board review. The date of the meeting was set for September 11, 2019 [...]

2019/09/08Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 3, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture September 3, 2019 | Northwest Region Cool weather with widespread rain over the weekend. An average of 25 to 33 mm rain throughout the region, with the highest amount of 46 mm around Swan River. There was hail mid-week in the Swan River Valley and a frost [...]

2019/09/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 16,2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte present with Councillor Wintoniw joined the meeting at 7:36 pm. Councillor Gray was absent with notice. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, [...]

2019/09/07Local Interest

Suicide Prevention Awareness Walk – Sep 10, 2019

Submitted by: Rod Seib | Suicide Prevention Awareness Community Walk Tues. September 10, 2019 1:00 pm Starting at CMHA Office 621 Main Street Swan River Come join the Mental Health Promotion Committee and Suicide Prevention and Resiliency Committee for a community walk to Legion Park to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Light refreshments to be [...]

2019/09/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Teachers Association Makes Donation to CFSV

Pictured above L to R, Front Row: Donna Martin (Executive Director) Back Row: CFSV Board Members, Tim Mendel, Kathy Eggie, Presenting for SVTA – Nicole Bobick, CFSV Board Members Barry Stephens, Lorne Henkelman (Chair), Max Polon, June McKenzie & Glenda Foster. Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | In July, the Community Foundation of [...]

2019/09/05Local Interest

$25,000 Donation to Wade Philip Galloway Skate Park

Pictured above: Bill Galloway presenting donation from Wade Philp Galloway Legacy Foundation to Skate Park Committiee representatives, Tracy Kerr and Carla Hamelin. Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | The Benito Skate Park Committee would like to thank the Wade Phillip Galloway Legacy Foundation for the generous support to our project. The Wade Philip Galloway Legacy Foundation [...]

2019/09/04Local Interest

Free Vegetarian Cooking Classes – Sep 16 & 30, 2019

Submitted by: David Ogram | Free Vegetarian Cooking Classes Mon. September 16, 2019 Mon. September 30, 2019 7:00 pm each evening Basement Meeting Room Seventh-day Adventist Church These classes will be suitable for everyone including those who have diabetes or prediabetes. The classes will include food preparation demonstrations, food samples and recipes. A Questions & [...]

2019/09/03Local Interest

Ferne Bretsen Establishes Education Fund with CFSV

Pictured above L to R, Front Row: Bruce Hardie (Presenting on behalf of the Bretsen Family), CFSV Board Members, Glenda Foster, Lorne Henkelman (Chair) Back Row: Barry Stephens, Kathy Eggie, Donna Martin (Executive Director), Max Polan, June McKenzie & Tim Mendel Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley [...]

2019/09/03Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – July 2, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte and Gray present. Mayor Jacobson was absent with notice. 1. Call meeting to order Deputy Mayor Wintoniw called the meeting to order [...]

2019/09/01Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 14, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 14th, 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, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Larocque was present and acted [...]

2019/09/01Local Interest