search results for 'Benito'

Community Band Entertainins at Annual Christmas Concert

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Entertainment was the Theme for this year’s Christmas Concert of the Swan Valley Community Band on December 5, 2017, with performances from the Band, a Quintet, and a Solo. Brass Qunitet “Tarnished Brass” Kevin Salmi, Jayne Leadbeater, Julie Kooistra, Kim Kosokowski, David Gnida Rick Houle performing his Solo–”Wooden Heart” About [...]

2017/12/11Local Interest

Benito Christmas Tea & Bake Sale – December 9, 2017

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Benito Ladies Auxiliary Christmas Tea & Bake Sale December 9, 2017 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall Door Prize and 50/50 Draw Draws made at 3:15 pm

2017/12/04Local Interest

Benito Craft and Trade Show Going Strong after 20 Years

Pictured above: Bill Woytkiw and his son were 1st in line for Martha Verhoek’s peanut butter squares while Rose Chernenkoff dropped off her baking at the United Church table. Submitted by: Karen Gade | The balmy temperatures encouraged shoppers to attend one of the most successful Benito United Church Craft and Trade Show’s on Sat, [...]

2017/12/04Local Interest

Supper Raises Money to Expand Benito Daycare

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | The Benito Child Care Center board, staff and parents would like to thank all who attended our fundraiser supper and auction on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The generosity of local businesses was seen in the wide variety of auction items sold during the evening. Many local valley businesses also donated [...]

2017/11/20Local Interest

Benito Craft and Trade Show – December 2, 2017

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Annual Craft & Trade Show Soul & Sandwich Lunch Sat. December 2, 2017 10 am – 2 pm Benito Rec Centre Returning: Kyla’s Kitchen, Avon, Norwex, Epicure, Young Living, UrbanAlloy/Scentsy, Tupperware, Lavish, Vesna Ladies, Mary Kay, Quilting with Karma, Skylers Cookies, KD Cloths/Parkland Jewelry, Thirty-One, SudsnSuch, Wreaths [...]

2017/11/11Local Interest

Benito Child Care Centre Supper – November 18, 2017

Submitted by: Meghan Rose | Benito Child Care Center Fundraiser Supper & Auction November 18, 2017 5:00pm to 7:00pm Benito Rec Center Railway Ave. We would like to invite everyone to come and enjoy a delicious Turkey supper with Ukrainian side dishes. We will be having a silent auction, with a Live auction to follow [...]

2017/11/08Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 24, 2017

Minutes of the 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 24th day of October 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim [...]

2017/11/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Discusses School Closures

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley School Division (SVSD) is facing some difficult challenges. Citing declining divisional enrollment, schools operating under capacity and a reduction in provincial funding, the school board has indicated significant changes will be necessary to improve the “possibility of long term viability of the SVSD”. “We feel as a board that [...]

2017/11/02Local Interest

Close to 300 attend Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The 5th Annual Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper was a great success as the Fireman served and fed close to 300 hungry supporters. Neighboring communities with volunteer services were also in attendance to show their support and appreciation of the work these men and women do. Over and above the ticket [...]

2017/10/31Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – October 10, 2017

Minutes of the 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 10th day of October 2017 at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Interim [...]

2017/10/29Local Interest

Homemade Treats at Benito Fall Tea

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | Big thank you to the community for coming out and supporting the Ladies Auxiliaries Fall Tea and Bake Sale at the Benito Legion hall. We hoped all who came enjoyed the warm homemade biscuits and muffins!

2017/10/28Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 26, 2017

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 26th day of September 2017 at 7:02 p. m. Present: Reeve William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster David Minish, Terry Neely, Irwin Steen [...]

2017/10/28Local Interest

Benito Ladies Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale – October 21, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Ladies Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale Sat. October 21, 2017 Benito Legion Hall 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Come on Down for biscuits, Scones, Muffins and Momma’s Homemade Jelly 50/50 Draw, Hampers Door Prize, Bake Sale Draws made @ 3:15

2017/10/19Local Interest

Benito United Church Fall Supper – October 22, 2017

Submitted by: Kevin Sprong | Benito United Church Fall Supper October 22, 2017 5:00 pm Benito Rec Centre Adults $15 12 and Under $10 Preschool Free

2017/10/18Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 5, 2017

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor McKenzie presiding and Councillors Friesen, Whyte, Jacobson, Moriaux, Delaurier and Sakal present.   1 Call to order 2 Adoption of Agenda Resolution No: 2017.430 Moved By: David Moriaux Seconded By: Jason Delaurier RESOLVED that the Agenda for the [...]

2017/10/07Local Interest

Crash Course for Beginning Band Students

Submitted by: Mark Matejka | Pictures by ValleyBiz The Swan Valley Band Directors once again joined forces to hold the SVSD’s annual Beginner Band Workshop on Sept. 29-30, 2017. This opportunity is annually offered at no cost to parents and students, thanks to the Swan Valley Band Booster Parents’ fundraising. There were about 39 beginning [...]

2017/10/06Local Interest

Benito Fireman’s Steak Supper – October 28, 2017

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Fireman’s Association Hosts the 5th Annual Fireman’s Steak Supper Sat. October 28, 2017 Benito Rec Centre 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm (steaks served until 7pm) Advance Tickets Only $20 per ticket Supper includes: steak, baked potato, salad, dessert, Coffee, juice Tickets available from any Fire Department member or at [...]

2017/10/04Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – September 25, 2017

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the September 25, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. A Staff information evening has been set for October 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Cafeteria. This session is being planned in order to provide all Staff with information about [...]

2017/09/30Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – September 12, 2017

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 12th day of September, 2017 at 7:04 p.m. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Brian Burick Glen Foster David Minish Irwin Steen Administrative Assistant: Cheryle Zbirun Absent with [...]

2017/09/30Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Break and Enter in Benito

RCMP Media Release | In the early morning hours of September 8, 2017, suspects broke into Buffalo Junction convenience store and restaurant situated at the corner of Highway 49 and Highway 83, near Benito, Manitoba. An undisclosed amount of cash, alcohol, cigarettes, and other items were taken. The investigation is continuing. Anyone with information regarding [...]

2017/09/08Local Interest

Money Raised for Benito Legion Hall Renovations

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | The Benito Ladies Auxilary were pleased to accept a very generous donation of $500 from Ag Shield Manufacturing for the renovations of the Benito Legion Hall. Pictured above: Tom and Debbie McCrea of Ag Shield Manufacturing and Cora Coutts Past President of the Benito Ladies Auxilary. Click any picture for [...]

2017/08/24Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – August 22, 2017

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 22nd day of August, 2017 at 7:07 p.m. Present: Reeve; William Galloway Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen Administrative Assistant; Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2017/08/23Local Interest

Living On the Edge At The Durban Demo

Edgar Yacyshyn | The Durban Demo was held August 13, 2017. There were a lot less cars this year, but most of the action was the same. With more room in the ring, lot of banging and crushing going on. Click any picture for a larger version. Photos by ValleyBiz and Submitted With vehicles being [...]

2017/08/17Local Interest

Benito Womens Auxiliary Yard Sale – Aug 18 & 19, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Womens Auxiliary Gigantic Yard Sale Event! At Benito Legion Hall Fri. August 18, 2017 4 pm to 9 pm Sat. August 19, 2017 9 am to 2 pm Antiques & Collectibles Household items, Furniture University Students – Get your household needs! Hotdogs, Chili & a Bun & Chili Dogs [...]

2017/08/15Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 31, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 31, 2017 | Northwest Region The Northwest Region had high temperatures through the week and while crops are advancing, the effects of heat stress are showing up. The hot weather brought thunderstorms over the weekend with precipitation amounts ranging from 5 to 20 mm across the [...]

2017/08/05Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 25, 2017

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 25th day of July, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; William Galloway Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Brian Burick, Glen Foster, David Minish Terry Neely, Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; [...]

2017/08/03Local Interest

Record Attendance at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | The 4th Annual Barrows Gospel Jamboree was held July 14 – 16, 2017. This year we had record attendance. Friday evening and Saturday were nice and warm and sunny. Click any picture for a larger version. Sunday morning we had some rain and strong wind, so we had to move [...]

2017/07/20Local Interest

Swan Valley West By-Election Polling Stations

ValleyBiz Story | Swan Valley West ratepayers head to the polls today to elect a new Head of Council. Swan Valley West By-Election Details Wed. July 19th, 2017 Polling Stations Swan Valley West Council Chambers 216 Main Street West, Swan River, MB 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Benito Satellite Office 103 Main Street, Benito, MB [...]

2017/07/19Local Interest

Swan Valley West Awards Canada Day Grants

Municipality of Swan Valley West Media Release | The Municipality of Swan Valley West created a ‘Canada Day Grant’ in honor of our country’s 150th Birthday (Anniversary of Confederation) and budgeted a total of $900 for 6 Grants of $150 each. The Swan Valley West Canada 150 Grants have now all been awarded. Below is [...]

2017/07/18Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 10, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 10, 2017 | Northwest Region High temperatures this week brought in a few thunderstorms. A thunderstorm came through the region on Thursday evening with strong winds, sheet rain, and some localized hail. The Minitonas area received the strongest of the storm with some crops pushed down, [...]

2017/07/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – July 11, 2017

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 July, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; 7:30pm [...]

2017/07/13Local Interest

Benito Rocks Canada Day from Dawn til Dusk

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshy | The Benito and District Recreation Centre was the site of the Benito Canada Day 150 celebration on July 1st, 2017. The Benito and District Fire Department made sure everyone got off to a good start at 8:00 am with their annual Pancake Breakfast. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2017/07/04Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 27, 2017

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 June, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior Written [...]

2017/06/29Local Interest

Dedication Service Held for Officer Killed in Notorious Event

ValleyBiz Story | A dedication service was held June 19, 2017 to honour Constable William Wainwright who lost his life in the line of duty on October 5, 1935 in Pelly, SK. Wainwright was a 10 year veteran of the Village of Benito Police. A plaque in memory of Wainwright was unveiled at the Benito [...]

2017/06/28Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 14, 2017

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 14th day of June, 2017 at 7:05 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with Prior Written [...]

2017/06/19Local Interest

Benito Canada Day 150 – July 1, 2017

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | Benito Rec Centre hosts Benito Canada Day 150 July 1, 2017 Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast 8:00 am – 11:00 pm Benito Rec Centre ALL DAY FUN 8 Team Slowpitch Tournament 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Kids Bouncy Castle & Activities 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Gymkhana 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm [...]

2017/06/18Local Interest

Great Time at Down Home Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun We had a great time at Benito Legion hall as we snacked on biscuits, scones and muffins at the Benito Women’s Auxiliary Down Home Tea and Bake Sale on June 10, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. It was great to see everyone who came out to support us [...]

2017/06/16Local Interest

Valley Jazz Musicians Bring an Evening of Entertainment

ValleyBiz Story | The Valley’s finest jazz students from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS), Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS), Minitonas Middle Years School (MMYS) and Benito showcased their talents to a captivated audience on June 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening included performances by 5 individual bands along [...]

2017/06/13Local Interest

Birch River School Hosts Wellness Day

Story Submitted by: Nicole Bobick Our first Wellness Day exceeded our expectations – it was a lot of fun! The goals were to share a day with Benito School, make new friends and experience a variety of wellness activities. Above picture by Nicole Bobick Other Pictures by ValleyBiz – Click for a larger version. Students [...]

2017/06/12Local Interest

Benito Women’s Auxiliary Tea & Bake Sale – June 10, 2017

Submitted by: Cheryle Zbirun | Benito Women’s Auxiliary Down Home Tea & Bake Sale Sat. June 10, 2017 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Benito Legion Hall Come on Down for biscuits, Scones, Muffins and Momma’s Homemade Jelly. 50/50 Draw, Hampers, Door Prize, Bake Sale Draws made @ 3:15 Kids Can Go Fishin’ in the Dark [...]

2017/06/08Local Interest

Benito United Church Supper Enjoyed by Many

Submitted by: Karen Gade | The Benito United Church Spring Supper was held at the Benito Rec. Centre on June 4, 2017. A total of 215 took advantage of having their meal prepared for them that evening. Click any picture for a larger version. Support was evident from throughout the Valley and our Saskatchewan neighbours [...]

2017/06/07Local Interest

Riverview Condos and Suites Celebrates Grand Opening

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | Close to 150 people came out on Friday, May 26, 2017 for the official grand opening of RiverViews Condos and Suites and Fundraiser with proceeds going to the Swan Valley Historical Museum. Pictured above: Mayor Glen McKenzie cutting the ribbon, with owners Brian Vandepoele, Scott and Maxine Larway, Marilyn and [...]

2017/06/01Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 23, 2017

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 23rd day of May, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Terry Neely Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Delegations; R. [...]

2017/05/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 23, 2017

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture May 23, 2017 | Northwest Region As a result of warmer weather and limited precipitation through the week, good seeding progress was made throughout most of the Northwest Region. Soil moisture remains excessive in various areas with fields worked and seeded in less than ideal conditions. Some [...]

2017/05/25Local Interest

Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale – May 27, 2017

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale May 27, 2017 10:00 am Swan Valley Agricultural Grounds Come down to the Agriculture grounds and watch the local 4H kids show their projects, have lunch and stay for the sale! The Kinsmen food booth will be open and serving 4H Beef burgers!! [...]

2017/05/19Local Interest

Special Touches Add To Mothers Day Brunch

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | On May 14, 2017 Durban Community held a Mother’s Day brunch. Lot of decorating took place to prepare the hall and tables for the event. Lots of work went into making the gifts, little purses, that every Mother received. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to the Sas [...]

2017/05/18Local Interest

Benito United Church Spring Supper – June 4, 2017

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Spring Supper Sun. June 4, 2017 5:00 pm DST Benito Rec Centre Turkey, Ham, Assorted Salads & Desserts Adults: $15 12 & Under: $10 Pre-School: Free For take outs please call 204-539-2375 after 3 p.m.

2017/05/17Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 9, 2017

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 9th day of May, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Brian Burick Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster , David Minish, Terry Neely Irwin Steen CAO; Carolyn Gordon Additions [...]

2017/05/17Local Interest

Benito Celebrates Mothers Day in Style

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun | It was a great time at Benito Legion hall on Sat. May 13, 2017 as we celebrated Mothers day in our best hats and making memories with our mothers, grandmothers, daughters and friends. Click any picture for a larger version. It was a wonderful turn out and everyone enjoyed the [...]

2017/05/16Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – April 11, 2017

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 April, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Present: Deputy Reeve; Terry Neely Councillors; Carrie Blosha, Glen Foster, David Minish, Irwin Steen, Brian Burick CAO; Carolyn Gordon Absent with [...]

2017/05/13Local Interest