Monthly Archives: October 2019

SVRSS Tigers vs Major Pratt – November 3, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Major Pratt Sun. November 3, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena We will be collecting Coats for Kids at our next 2 home games.

2019/10/31Local Interest

Ladies Auxiliary Express Thanks to Benito Fall Tea Guests

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxiliary would like to thank all who came out to enjoy our Fall tea and bake sale on October 19, 2019. Your support is so greatly appreciated! Winners of the draws were: Door Prize – Vera Markin Hamper – Irene Wright 50/50 – Bev Halushka Thank you [...]

2019/10/31Local Interest

Swan Valley Rotary Radio Auction – November 7, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Rotary Club | The Swan Valley Rotary Club is holding its annual radio auction on: Thurs. November 7, 2019 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm Click here for an online list of items – check back for new items. This year, 2019, marks the 57th annual Rotary Radio Auction. Through the generous [...]

2019/10/31Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Win 14-1 Over Birtle Falcons

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers had a very successful home opener weekend clenching their second win versus the Birtle Falcons with a 14–1 final score on October 27, 2019.

2019/10/30Local Interest

RISE Seeking Long Term Support For Business Incubator

ValleyBiz Story | In a media release on October 28, 2019, Swan Valley Regional Initiative for a Strong Economy (RISE) announced their intention to purchase the former Minitonas Early Years School for the purpose of creating a Business Incubator. RISE is in the final stage of negotiations with the Swan Valley School Division for the [...]

2019/10/29Local Interest

Creepy Characters Entertain at SVCTC Spooktober-Fest

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) 7th Anniversary Spooktober- Fest Haunted House! It was a great event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. Over 1700 visitors attended the Spooktober-Fest at the SV Historical Museum, running for three nights, October [...]

2019/10/29Local Interest

Reversing Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes – November 21, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Clinic Reversing Diabetes & Pre-Diabetes Does low carb, healthy fat really work? Thurs. November 21, 2019 6:30 pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre Final Presentation!! Free Admission Presented by: Dr. Leah Koetting Thank you to ECFC and Kevin Penner for making this presentation a success.

2019/10/28Local Interest

Something for Every Generation at Birch River Craft Sale

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton Another successful Craft Sale was hosted by the Birch River Northern Neighbors Oct 26, 2019. 22 vendors were selling everything from baking, quilts, James, jellies, cards etc. – there was something for everyone. We even had 5 generations of shoppers all at the same time. There was a good turn out [...]

2019/10/28Local Interest

Lenswood Harvest Windup Dance – November 16, 2019

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Lenswood Harvest Windup Lenswood Community Hall November 16, 2019 9:00 pm – 1:00 am Tickets $12.00 (12 and over) Midnight Lunch Music by Ken Thompson & Brittany Moore For info call: 236-4782 238-4355 236-4478

2019/10/27Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 3, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, and Wintoniw present. Councillor Gray: absent with notice. Also Present: Staff – CAO C. Croll, Superintendent of Public Works D. Poole, Media – [...]

2019/10/27Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – October 9, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, October 9th, 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 Brad Wyatt. Councillor Pedersen was absent without notice. CAO Paige Larocque [...]

2019/10/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Win 7-3 Over Roblin Raiders

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk The SVRSS Swan Valley Tigers win 7-3 over Roblin Raiders in their Home Opener on October 25, 2019. Special thanks to the Home Opener Sponsors Star City Cinema – Y Not Johnny’s – Pizza Place -Timberland Inn and Tim Hortons. Next Game is Sunday October 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Come [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 20, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. Also in Attendance: CAO Charles Croll, Public Works Superintendent Derek Poole Corinna Medwid and Pat Yaskiw – Local Contracts [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – October 1, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 1st day of October, 2019 A.D. at 7:10 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk CAO, Patti Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. Hutman and D. [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 6, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, Whyte, Wintoniw and Gray present. 1 Call meeting to order Mayor Jacobson called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. 2 Resolution No: 2019-229 [...]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Application Deadline: November 15, 2019

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board The Christmas season is a time for goodwill and the Christmas Cheer Board needs your help in order to provide Christmas Hampers to less fortunate families in the Swan River Valley. Donations of the following items are required: 1. Non-perishable food items 2. Toys – new and gently [...]

2019/10/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 22, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 22, 2019 | Northwest Region Due to the previous heavy snowfall near Dauphin, Ste. Rose, and surrounding areas, harvest operations have seen limited progress. Some harvest operations were able to resume in Swan River and Roblin and as normal in The Pas, due to limited precipitation. [...]

2019/10/25Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers vs Birtle Falcons – October 27, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | High School Hockey Swan Valley Tigers vs Birtle Falcons Sun. October 27, 2019 1:00 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena

2019/10/24Local Interest

Men Shed to Proceed in Swan River Area

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett “Men’s Shed” is Men Helping Men. Starting in 2007 there are now more than 2000 groups world wide. There is no pre-ordained structure to maintain the model of the group nationally and internationally. Each Men’s Shed meets the needs of the local guys. A second informational meeting was held at Harley [...]

2019/10/24Local Interest

Lutheran Fall Tea – November 16, 2019

Submitted by: Renate Wille | Trinity Lutheran Church Congregation Fall Tea November 16, 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm We are in our new home: St. James Anglican Church 1201 – 1st St. S. $5.00 Adults Welcome all!

2019/10/24Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – September 24, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 24th day of September, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk and D. Wagner CAO, P. Simpson Absent with Notice: Councillors: L. Hutman and [...]

2019/10/24Local Interest

Elks Make Donation to Pee Wee Hockey Tournament

Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | Elks President Malcolm Shaw recently presented a cheque in the amount of $500.00 to the Pee Wee hockey team. Pictured (l to r): Malcolm Shaw, Alex Campbell, Kai Gorchynski, Grace Kirk and Coach Dave Kirk.

2019/10/23Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Hockey Home Opener – October 25, 2019

Submitted by: Tracy Bowchuk | SVRSS Tigers High School Hockey Home Opener Fri. October 25, 2019 7:30 p.m. Swan River Centennial Arena Swan Valley Tigers vs Roblin Raiders Free Home Opener Draws

2019/10/22Local Interest

Great Time Visiting at Minitonas Fall Tea

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church | About 60 guests stopped by the Minitonas Knox United Church fall tea held on October 19, 2019 for a scrumptious piece of pie, along with coffee and tea as well as a bake table and surprise baskets. While there were fewer in attendance than previous years, what was [...]

2019/10/22Local Interest

ACL and SVRSS Athletics Fuel Good with Co-op Fundraiser

Pictured above: On October 17, 2019 The Association of Community Living-Swan River (ACL) and SVRSS Athletics were presented with the proceeds from the Swan Valley Co-op Fuel Good Day. Swan Valley Co-op participated in the third annual Co-op Fuel Good Day held on September 17, 2019. Across Western Canada more than 180 local organizations benefited [...]

2019/10/21Local Interest

Minitonas Music Jam – November 1, 2019

Submitted by: Deb Tripp Music Jam Fri. November 1, 2019 6 pm to 9 pm Minitonas Community Store If you don’t play an instrument come on out and enjoy the show. Calling Local Musicians. A music jam will be held on the first Friday of every month staring Nov. 1 at the Community Store in [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 20, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 20th day of August, 2019 A.D. at 7:15 p.m. Present: Reeve, W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; G. Bartel, S. Walmsley, C. Densen, W. Kolisnyk, and D. Wagner CAO, P. Simpson and ACAO, S. Hawkins Absent [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – October 15, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the October 15, 2019 Submitted by: Jon Zilkey, Superintendent/CEO 1. The Board congratulates Deborah Burnside on receiving a Hero award for her work with Mental Health in the community. Well done Debbie! 2. The board is pleased to announce the hiring of Patti Hack for the new Student [...]

2019/10/20Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – August 6, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 6th day of August, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve, W. Pacamaniuk Councillors, G. Bartel, W. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, D. Wagnar. Councillor W. Kolisnyk arrived at 7:50 p.m. C.A.O., P. [...]

2019/10/19Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 15, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 15, 2019 | Northwest Region Harvest stalled in many parts of the region last week due to inclement weather. The exception was The Pas where operations continued up until rain on Monday. Roblin had snow early in the week that melted and fields are currently snow [...]

2019/10/19Local Interest

Hearty Feast Enjoyed at Cowan Fall Supper

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik On September 29, 2019 the Cowan Fall Supper was held at the Cowan Community Centre. The day started with sunshine that turned into a gloomy rain, but inside the hall there was a bustle of activity. The Cowan Ladies and a few gentlemen were slicing, dicing, and preparing for the feast [...]

2019/10/18Local Interest

Benito Auxiliary Fall Tea & Bake Sale – October 19, 2019

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Women’s Auxiliary Fall Tea & Bake Sale Benito Legion Hall Sat. October 19, 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Come on down for delicious cobblers, tea and coffee. 50/50 Draw, Door Prize, Bake Sale Draws made at 3:15 pm

2019/10/17Local Interest

Swan River Elks Donate to Bowsman Blades

Submitted Story | Pictured left: Malcolm Shaw, Exalted Ruler of Swan River Elks Lodge 384 and Bingo chairperson Shirley Harris presenting a cheque for $500.00 to Joel Fedorchuk of the Bowsman Blaze hockey team.

2019/10/17Local Interest

Benito United Church Craft & Trade – November 30, 2019

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Craft and Trade Lunch Available November 30, 2019 10 am – 2 pm Benito Rec Centre Free Admission Everyone Welcome Margaret Foster Tamblyn – Sewing Lynn Coupland – Fairy Gardens & Christmas Planters Judy Schneider – Crafts Darlene Tullis – Wreaths Allison Sommerville – Truffles Irene Wright [...]

2019/10/15Local Interest

Parkland Mental Health Holds Annual Chili Cook-Off

Submitted by: Rod Seib, Self Help/Public Promotions Coordinator Canadian Mental Health Association – Swan Valley Branch | The Parkland Mental Health Promotions Committee held their 4th annual Chili Cook-off event at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Center on Friday, October 11, 2019. A total of 8 teams representing various local organizations and agencies entered the competition [...]

2019/10/15Local Interest

CFSV Annual Gala – November 8, 2019

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Annual Gala November 8, 2019 Veterans Community Hall Doors open 5:30 pm Hors d’oeuvres 6:00 pm Wine Bar Fine Dining to follow Please join us for an elegant evening of fine dining, entertainment & inspiration. All proceeds are in support of the Community Foundation of Swan Valley, Tickets [...]

2019/10/14Local Interest

Scaring Up Support at Formo Fundraiser BBQ

Submitted by: Formo Motors | The snow in the morning didn’t scare us off from putting on our We Scare Hunger Fundraiser BBQ lunch on October 9, 2019! We were toasty warm eating our delicious hamburgers cooked to perfection smothered in BBQ sauce and some chips and cookies for dessert! We had a great turnout [...]

2019/10/14Local Interest

40th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale – November 1, 2019

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | 40th Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Fri. November 1, 2019 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Lunch Served 10:30 am – 2:30 pm Lunch Home made borscht and cabbage roll soup Perogies and Buns Desserts – Pie – Muffins – Fresh Cinnamon Buns Tea – Coffee [...]

2019/10/13Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 25, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 25th, 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 [...]

2019/10/13Local Interest

Pine River Fall Supper – November 10, 2019

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Pine River Community Centre Fall Supper Sun. November 10, 2019 5:00pm -7:00pm Adults $15.00 Ages 6-12 $7.50 5 and under free It’s advanced tickets only and they are available from: Sheila’s Country Store (204-263-2108) Garry Urbanowski’s Garage (204-263-2101) Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment! The menu is ham, meatballs [...]

2019/10/12Local Interest

Elks / Royal Purple Open House – October 30, 2019

Submitted by: Jan Fawcett | Swan River Elks Lodge 384 Royal Purple Elks Lodge 185 OPEN HOUSE October 30, 2019 Elks Hall 8:00 – 9:30 pm Dessert & Coffee Elks of Canada “Membership is for EVERYONE” Looking for COMMUNITY MINDED INDIVIDUALS who would like to help out in the community, have fun, and meet new [...]

2019/10/11Local Interest

RCMP Presence to Continue At Swan Valley Schools

Swan Valley School Division Notice | This is just an update on the anonymous email threat that SVRSS received on Monday. As of this time there is no new information related to an escalation of any kind of the threat from the RCMP. The schools have been operating without incident and the students and staff [...]

2019/10/11Local Interest

Men Shed – October 17, 2019

MEN SHED Informational Meeting Thurs. October 17, 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 for men to avoid isolation, find new opportunities [...]

2019/10/11Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 8, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture October 8, 2019 | Northwest Region Variable harvest conditions prevailed last week with cooler overnight temperatures (frost most mornings), intermittent showers fell, as well as some good harvest weather with temperatures hitting 20°C. The rain was mostly trace amounts with the exception of 15 to 20 mm [...]

2019/10/11Local Interest

Birch River Annual Craft Fair and Tea – October 26, 2019

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Birch River Annual Craft Fair and Tea Hosted by Northern Neighbors Senior Citizens Club Sat. October 26, 2019 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Birch River Legion Hall Refreshments: chili and a bun, pie, coffee, tea, juice Luck -the -draw auction, 50/50 draw For more info or to book a table [...]

2019/10/10Local Interest

Jayme Giesbrecht Concert a Musical and Spiritual Blessing

Submitted by: Tobey Thiessen | One hundred people gathered at Temple Baptist on the evening of Saturday October 5, 2019 to enjoy the wonderful vocal talent of Jayme Giesbrecht from Winkler, MB. She was joined by band members Jonathan Alexiuk on keyboard and Jim Johnson on the drums, whose individual skills were both stellar. Jayme’s [...]

2019/10/10Local Interest

Bowsman Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch – Nov 13, 2019

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | Bowsman Lions Pancake & Sausage Brunch November 13, 2019 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Bowsman Legion Hall Proceeds to support diabetes research and education.

2019/10/09Local Interest

Community Gathers for Spirit of Reconciliation & Honour

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | It was a beautiful sunny day and many people joined us on the walk to support the Spirit of Reconciliation & Honour on October 4th 2019. We recognized three very important initiatives Missing and Murdered Women, Every Child Matters, and the Moose-hide Campaign. Thank you to all for attending and [...]

2019/10/09Local Interest

SV School Division Classes to Resume Wed. October 9

Swan Valley School Division Notice| We want to update you in regards to the email threat made at SVRSS on Monday October 7th. Out of an abundance of caution, the Division contacted the RCMP and took steps necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of students and staff. As with any matter involving the safety [...]

2019/10/08Local Interest

SV School Division Receives Threat – Schools Closed

Notice from Swan Valley School Division This afternoon there was an anonymous email threat sent to SVRSS to cause harm to students and staff at SVRSS. After receiving the threat RCMP were notified and came to SVRSS, the school was put on a hold and secure, and other school principals were notified of the threat. [...]

2019/10/07Local Interest