Monthly Archives: December 2023

CFSV Feature: Swan River Rec Dept. Skating Rink

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Town of Swan River Recreation Department received a grant to create a family friendly outdoor skating rink. This outdoor rink was built with the purpose of giving families a safe place to skate with their children. The CFSV is happy to support this community project that […]

2023/12/29Local Interest

Memorial Candles Glow Through Christmas

Submitted photo A candle lighting ceremony was held at the Birchwood Cemetery December 22, 2023. The warm glow of the candles, lit in remembrance of loved ones, carried their memory throughout the Christmas season.

2023/12/26Local Interest

Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

We wish you a holiday season filled with peace, joy and love. May the magic of Christmas fill your heart and carry you throughout the New Year! From all of us at ValleyBiz

2023/12/25Local Interest

Inspirational Afternoon at Seventh-day Adventist Church

Submitted by: Donna Leming | An inspirational Christmas program was held on Dec 16th at the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The program featured various talents from members of the Swan Valley. Pastor Bob Lewis shared his testimony titled “By the Grace of God. The evening ended with a delicious meal. A big thank you to all […]

2023/12/22Local Interest

Great Music at Minitonas Metis Christmas Coffee House

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk Minitonas Metis Local Christmas coffee house on December 15, 2023 was a huge success!! There were 97 people in attendance listening to and performing great music. Our MC’s for the evening were Tayler LeClaire and Sydney Fleming. Door prizes were won by Mae Bercier, Desiree Desrosier, Sydney Fleming and Kyra Sikora. […]

2023/12/19Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 21, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Bobick, Medwid, Powell, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Boychuk Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, […]

2023/12/15Local Interest

Hobby Shed Hosts Introduction to Leatherwork

Submitted by: Barry Fawcett On December 2, 2023 the Hobby Shed at the Swan Valley Museum group hosted an Introduction to Leatherwork. Those in attendance showed interest in the information shared about crafting with leather. Barry Fawcett talked about some of his projects and provided the material and tools for those who wished to try […]

2023/12/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band’s “Deck the Halls With Music”

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater, PR/Secretary/Communications Under the Direction of Julie Kooistra, the Swan Valley Community Band presented their Christmas Concert on Wednesday December 7, 2023 that was held in the SVRSS Cafeteria. The “Halls were Decked with Music” for almost an hour. Over the last 29 years, which also include those dreaded Covid19 ones, our […]

2023/12/13Local Interest

Christmas Hymn Sing – December 16, 2023

Submitted by: June Jamieson You’re Invited to A Christmas Hymn Sing Sat. December 16, 2023 3:00 p.m. Seventh-day Adventist Church 1200 First Street South Swan River Offering for Adult & Teen Challenge Christmas Supper to follow

2023/12/12Local Interest

Alone At Christmas Supper – December 25, 2023

Submitted by: Anna Fullerton | Alone at Christmas? Join us for Supper December 25, 2023 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 Donations of cash, food or volunteering are gratefully accepted as we operate on donations.

2023/12/12Local Interest

Falls & Loneliness Topics at Coffee & a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Coffee and a Chat had a full set of sessions November 28th in Birch River, November 29th in Benito, November 30th in Swan River. The fall prevention topic was delivered by Debbie Schulz, NP. Statistics show 1 in 4 people fall. No one plans to have a fall, but we can […]

2023/12/11Local Interest

Minitonas Metis Local Christmas Coffee House – Dec 15/23

Submitted by: Lesley Sembaluk Minitonas Metis Local Christmas Coffee House December 15, 2023 7:00 pm Minitonas Community Hall Silver Collection at Door Christmas Dinner Hamper Raffle 50/50 Raffle Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest

2023/12/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Snowmobile Club Raffle Day

Pictured above (L to R): Swan Valley Snowmobile Club President, Ted Corbett; Draw Winner, Callan Senyk, Flin Flon; Swan Valley Snowmobile Club Vice President, Sheldon Strilaeff Submitted by: Tammela Bobick The Swan Valley Snowmobile Club (SVSC) draw day on November 30th, 2023 was full of excitement, with non stop online raffle sales starting at 6am […]

2023/12/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmers Market Holds Christmas Market

Submitted by: Jena McKee The Swan Valley Farmers Market held their Christmas Market at the Swan Valley Historical Museum on Friday November 17th, 2023. Shoppers browsed the wares of 25 different vendors selling locally produced items.

2023/12/09Local Interest

Sounds of the Season Fill the Air at Carol Festival

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen The Swan Valley Carol Festival took place on December 3, 2023, featuring a variety of musicians and many different musical selections.

2023/12/08Local Interest

Annual Angels Among Us Christmas Memorial – Dec 6, 2023

Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Ltd. Angels Among Us 26th Annual Christmas Memorial Service December 6, 2023 7:00 pm Veterans Community Hall

2023/12/05Local Interest

“A Magical Evening” hosted by the CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley “A Magical Evening,” hosted by the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) left guests spellbound in a night of celebration and community support. The event, held at the Veterans Community Hall, was a testament to the power of community spirit and a night that will be fondly remembered. […]

2023/12/04Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 7, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux and Councillors Boychuk, Bobick, Medwid, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Councillor Powell Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir D. […]

2023/12/03Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – November 13, 2023

Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board of Trustees held in the Division Office Board Room on November 13, 2023, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Board Chair: Treaty and Land Acknowledgement We gather this evening to meet as Swan Valley School Division’s Board of Trustees, on land that is the Traditional Territory of The Cree, […]

2023/12/02Local Interest