Monthly Archives: December 2022

Memorial Candles Shine Over Christmas

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen A candle lighting ceremony took place at the Birchwood Cemetery on December 23, 2022. Memorial candles were placed in memory of loved ones to shine a light of remembrance throughout the Christmas season.

2022/12/28Local Interest

Overwhelming Support for SVCTC Toy Drive

Jenna Koutecky, Program Coordinator SVCTC Our Annual Toys 4 U gift drive went very well this year. Swan Valley Communities that Care (SVCTC) received overwhelming support from local individuals. businesses, groups, and volunteers. This year we had three gift drive events: Two Stampeders games, where individuals could bring in Toys in exchange to win a […]

2022/12/27Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – January 10 & 12, 2023

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat January 10, 2023 Cultural Building in WSFN 10:00am – 12:00pm January 12, 2023 Senior Centre in Swan River 10:00am – 12:00pm This month’s topics: • Grief and Mental Wellness Speakers: Rod Seib (Self Help/Public Relations Coordinator) Andrea Grove with PMH (meditation exercise) Refreshments served, light lunch. […]

2022/12/27Local Interest

Wishing You Happiness This Christmas and Always

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you all the happiness in these holidays. Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

2022/12/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – November 29, 2022

Regular Meeting of Council of the Municipality of Swan Valley West, held in Council Chambers at 216 Main Street West Swan River, Manitoba this 29th day of November 2022 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: Bill Gade Councillors: Brian Burick, Carrie Blosha, Byron Zbirun, Brad Kushniryk, Terry Neely, Raymond McGregor Interim CAO: Pat Ellingson Podcast: Jeremy […]

2022/12/22Local Interest

CFSV Feature: ESRSS Daycare Safe Guard Area

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) A recent grant awarded to the ESRSS Daycare Centre provided a Safe Guard Area for the playground. This Safe Guard Area provides a safe outdoor area for the children to learn through play. This project benefited the Swan Valley Community to provide a safe, warm, and inviting […]

2022/12/20Local Interest

Delicious Soup Demonstration at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. – Service to Seniors The third set of sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat were well received with 25 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the participants. Candice Braun started […]

2022/12/19Local Interest

Memorial Candle Lighting – December 23, 2022

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Memorial Candle Lighting Birchwood Cemetery December 23, 2022 5:00 pm Register for candles at: Sunshine Flowers and Gifts

2022/12/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 15, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Boychuk, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Councillor Bobick was absent with permission. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Dir. of Works […]

2022/12/18Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 28, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the November 28, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. Kari Goethe and Lana Sagert presented on the progress of the Growcer Project. The self-contained unit will produce various edible plants in large volumes for consumption by students in all of our schools. Students will be […]

2022/12/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Training Night Held

Pictured above: Fire Suppression/Maintenance Building Submitted by: Swan Valley Co-op The Swan Valley Co-op held a training night at the Swan River agro and corporate bulk petroleum facilities on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The almost 30 attendees included members of the Swan River, Benito and RM of Mountain Fire Departments along with the Swan Valley […]

2022/12/17Local Interest

Carol Festival Celebrates the Music of Christmas

Submitted by: Phyllis Friesen The Swan Valley Community Carol Festival rang in the Christmas season with a variety of musical selections at Temple Baptist Church on December 11, 2022. The community gathered to enjoy the music of the season performed by many talented musical artists from around the Valley.

2022/12/16Local Interest

Alone At Christmas Supper – December 25, 2022

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton | Alone at Christmas Supper December 25, 2022 Open at 3:00 pm Supper at 4:00 pm Elks Hall 5th Ave. S. Swan River To reserve, call Anna Fullerton 204-734-5274 For Supper, Take-Out, or Needing a Ride. Please do not attend if you are sick. Donations of Food, Cash, or Volunteering are […]

2022/12/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Christmas Concert 2022

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater (Minish) After 3 long Covid19 years, the Swan Valley Community Band was back in full swing with their annual Christmas Concert held Friday, 9 December 2022 at the Ecole Swan River South School. A substantial number of people enjoyed “Music for Christmas” from our group. And, to round out the evening, […]

2022/12/13Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 4, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Councilors Bobick, Delaurier, Moriaux, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, Public Works Dir D. Harvey, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir of Rec. B Fedorchuck, CFO T. […]

2022/12/13Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Robbery

RCMP Media Release | On December 6, 2022, at approximately 1:35 pm, RCMP responded to a disturbance on Main Street, in Swan River. When officers arrived it was determined that a robbery had occurred at a nearby business. A male suspect entered the business, threw items at the employee, and then assaulted him. The employee […]

2022/12/12Local Interest

CFSV Receives $23,997 in Donations

Submitted by Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) This year’s giving challenge took place November 14-20, 2022. During this time, all donations gifted to the Community Foundation were boosted by the Winnipeg Foundation and Manitoba Government (to a maximum of $2,000 each) stretching each donation made to the foundation. Thanks to the strong community support […]

2022/12/12Local Interest

Two New Physician Assistants Recruited to Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Release | Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. They complement existing services and aid in improving patient access. Recently, National Physician Assistant (PA) day was recognized. Prairie Mountain Health also acknowledges and says “thank you” to its Physician Assistants who work in our […]

2022/12/11Local Interest

Hymn Sing Warms Hearts on a Cold Winter Day

Pictured above: Highly Strung, Ladies Ukulele Group Submitted by: Donna Leming, Pictures by: Linda McCullough A big thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 to attend and participate at the Seventh-day Adventist Christmas Hymn Sing. Several enjoyed the light lunch and fellowship following the program. Proceeds from an […]

2022/12/08Local Interest

Community Carol Festival – December 11, 2022

Submitted by: Phylis Friesen Community Carol Festival December 11, 2022 2:00 pm Temple Baptist Church Donations accepted for Communities in Bloom

2022/12/07Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Seize Drugs, Firearms and Cash

RCMP Media Release | On December 2, 2022, as part of an ongoing investigation, the West District Crime Reduction Enforcement Support Team (CREST), along with Swan River RCMP, executed a search warrant at a residence on Wuskwi Sipihk First Nation. Officers seized approximately one kilogram of cocaine, a quantity of prescription pills, over $10,000.00 in […]

2022/12/05Local Interest

Great Evening at Steeprock Bay Bible Cam AGM

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka Thank you to everyone who came out for the Steeprock Bay Bible Camp AGM. It was a great evening of worship, camp stories, yummy food, and camp business.

2022/12/04Local Interest

Covid and Flu Vaccine Clinic – December 6, 2022

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan River Covid and Flu Vaccine Clinic Tues. December 6, 2022 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm Veteran’s Hall 119 6th Ave N 1st Dose Eligibility: Age 6 months & up 2nd Dose Eligibility: Age 6 months & up – 8 weeks after 1st dose Bivalent COVID Booster Eligibility: […]

2022/12/02Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Presents Deputy Jan

Submitted by: Kimberley Knowles | Valley Stage Players were excited to get back into the swing of things with the production of “Deputy Jan” by playwright Richard Gremel. All three productions were a success and the crowds enjoyed the play! The proceeds will go to the Swan River Valley Ag Society! Thanks to everyone who […]

2022/12/01Local Interest