Category Archives: Local Interest

Great Turnout for Benito Child Care Centre BBQ

Submitted by: Kendal Stechyshyn | Despite a cooler day the Benito Child Care Centre had a great turn out for their BBQ fundraiser July 19, 2019. The parents, kids and staff would like to thank all those who came out to support, the volunteers and our sponsors. Thank you to Key Chev for hosting the [...]

2019/07/22Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 26, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 in the R.M. of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, Manitoba. Members Present: Reeve: Robert Hanson Councillors: Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen and Brad Wyatt. Councillor Malcolm was absent. CAO Paige Larocque was present [...]

2019/07/21Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 16, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 16, 2019 | Northwest Region Generally good growing conditions in the Northwest region last week and crops progressing normally. Daytime temperatures hovered around 30°C and there were widespread rain showers. Rainfall amounts ranged from ~38 mm in the Dauphin/Ste. Rose/Laurier area; Roblin 4 to 13 mm; [...]

2019/07/19Local Interest

Sapotaweyak Petro-Canada Grand Opening – July 25, 2019

Submitted by: Sapotaweyak Petro Canada Sapotaweyak Petro Canada Gas Bar and Convenience Store Grand Opening July 25, 2019 Ribbon Cutting 12 Noon Lunch to follow at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre At your service, where we put all our customers first. Proudly serving the Swan River Valley.

2019/07/17Local Interest

Garden Walk – July 22, 2019

Submitted by: Ellen Little | Garden Walk July 22, 2019 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm $5.00 This is a self directed tour. Map available. Refreshments * Raffle Sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club Enjoy a pleasant walk with friends while having an opportunity to view some of the beautiful gardens in the Kenville [...]

2019/07/17Local Interest

Benito Child Care Centre BBQ Fundraiser – July 19, 2019

Submitted by: Kendal Stechyshyn Benito Child Care Centre BBQ Fundraiser July 19, 2019 11:00 am – 2:00 pm Swan River Key Chevrolet Hamburger, Chips and Drink $5.00 Pre-Orders can be set to bccckids@gmail.com (deadline 2:00 pm July 18)

2019/07/17Local Interest

Renwer Fishers Siding Country School Picnic – July 21, 2019

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | Renwer Fishers Siding Country School Old Fashion Picnic Sunday July 21, 2019 Visiting / Games 4:00 pm Potluck Supper 6:00 pm Burgers/Hotdogs provided Bring salad or dessert Everyone is invited to come to Renwer starting at 4:00 pm to visit with friends and reminisce about the good old days. There [...]

2019/07/16Local Interest

Elks & Royal Purple Donate to Benito Skate Park

Submitted Photo The Swan River Elks & Royal Purple made a donation in the amount of $2,000.00 to the Benito Skate Park. The cheque was presented on July 11,2019 by Exalted Ruler Malcolm Shaw Benito Skate Park President, Tracy Kerr.

2019/07/16Local Interest

Rodeo Pancake Breakfasts – July 26, 27, 28, 2019

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Bowsman Curling Club Rodeo Pancake Breakfasts Adults $6.00 12 and under $3.00 We’ve Moved … Enjoy the same great pancakes and the same great sausages Friday July 26, 2019 8:00 am till 9:30 am Formo Motors Saturday July 27, 2019 Sunday July 28, 2019 7:00 am till 10:00 am Veterans [...]

2019/07/15Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – June 11, 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 11th day of June 2019 at 7:10 pm. Present: Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: Cheryle Zbirun [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 9, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 9, 2019 | Northwest Region Generally, good growing conditions continued in the Northwest region last week. Daytime temperatures were close to 30°C, and welcome rain showers fell through most of the region. Rainfall amounts ranged from 9 mm in the Dauphin/Ste. Rose area; Bowsman area 36-75mm; [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 28, 2019

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 28th day of May, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Present Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting [...]

2019/07/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – June 4, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. Councillor Whyte is absent with permission. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.148 Moved [...]

2019/07/13Local Interest

Swan Valley West Minutes – May 14, 2019

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 on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 at 7:03 p.m. Present Reeve: William Galloway Councillors: Carrie Blosha Glen Foster Bill Gade Matt Wills Darryl Pierrepont Tyler Kushniryk Interim-Acting CAO: [...]

2019/07/13Local Interest

Durban Demo Derby – August 10, 2019

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | Durban Demo Derby August 10, 2019 1:00 pm Start 3 heats Grand Challenge Mechanics Consolation Powder Puff All demo cars register with a fee of $100 All demo cars on grounds by 12:30 pm Admission Fee $8.00 Children under 10 free Driver and mechanic no charge Concession booth on grounds [...]

2019/07/12Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – July 25, 26, 27, 28

NWR2019ScheduleThe Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River is packed with fun for the entire family. With Concerts and Live Entertainment, Exhibits and Demonstrations, Grandstand Events, Select Shows Midway and plenty to Eat and Drink, there is something for everybody to enjoy. Thursday – Free Grounds Admission Grandstand – $10 Admission – Chariot & Chuckwagon [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Serving Up Great Food

July 25, 26, 27, 28 The Swan River Northwest Roundup kicks off with opening night BBQ and the food doesn’t stop there. Enjoy local favorites at a community food booths: perogies, cabbage rolls, buffalo burgers & smokies. Snack on Midway treats: candy apples, cotton candy or mini donuts. Beat the heat and wet your whistle [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Entertainment Schedule

July 25, 26, 27, 28 The entertainment lineup for the Swan River Northwest Roundup and Exhibition includes Dances with Live Music on Friday and Saturday Night along with a Fiddlers Contest and Talent Stage. Dance: Pure Country (Ken Thompson & Brittany Moore) Veterans Community Hall Friday, July 26, 2019 at 9:00 pm Tickets $15 at [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Northwest Roundup 2019 – Grandstand Events

July 25, 26, 27, 28 Get ready for heart pounding, hat throwing excitement in Swan River at the Northwest Roundup Grandstand. MPCCA & EPCCA Chuckwagon & Chariot Races, MRCA & CCA Rodeo, and Heavy Horse Pull! Our Big Screen Display gets you up close and personal with all the grandstand action! Don’t miss a second [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

Town of Swan River Celebrates Canada Day

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | The Town of Swan River celebrated Canada Day with a family friendly afternoon. The day featured kids bouncers and games, 2 mini trains, kites and frisbies. Free ice cream was served and live music was featured at the entertainment stage. The day was topped off at dusk with fireworks at [...]

2019/07/10Local Interest

SVAPL Doggy Derby – August 11, 2019

Submitted by: Brittney Suchoplas Swan Valley Animal Protection League presents … Doggy Derby Sunday August 11, 2019 Start Times Small Dogs 12-12:30 pm Large Dogs 12:30-1 pm BBQ lunch to follow ($5). Entry deadline August 9 at 1pm Call or text Brittney to register 306-716-6169 (location near pretty valley) Participant (3 hands) $20 | Extra [...]

2019/07/09Local Interest

Full Day of Fun at Benito Canada Day Celebration

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | Benito was bustling on Canada Day with a full day of activities for all ages to enjoy. To start the festivities, the Benito Volunteer Firefighter’s hosted a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice were served to approximately 420 people with all money raised going to the CZ Miller Trust [...]

2019/07/08Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 21, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.122 Moved By: Phylis Friesen Seconded By: [...]

2019/07/07Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – May 7, 2019

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding and Councillors Wintoniw, Delaurier, Whyte, Friesen, Moriaux, and Gray present. 1. Call meeting to order 2. Adoption of the Agenda Resolution No: 2019.100 Moved By: Johnny Wintoniw Seconded By: [...]

2019/07/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – July 2, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture July 2, 2019 | Northwest Region Good growing conditions prevailed in the Northwest region last week with daytime temperatures over 25°C and welcome rain showers through most of the region. There have been reports of hail over the weekend in an area north of Swan River; damage [...]

2019/07/05Local Interest

SVRSS Band Presents End of Year Concert in the Park

ValleyBiz Story | Music filled the air on June 16, 2019 as the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School presented their year end concert at the Festival Stage in the Swan River Legion Park. The concert featured the Grade 9 band and Senior band along with a number of selections from the Toronto-Niagara Falls Tour Band. [...]

2019/07/03Local Interest

Community Says Goodbye to Birch River School

Submitted by: Brenna Smith | On June 26, 2019 it was a sad day in Birch River as the community said their good byes to Birch River School. The evening began with past students, current students, parents, and community members touring around the school looking at pictures, trophies, and yearbooks from the past. The evening [...]

2019/07/01Local Interest

Company’s Coming Provides Opportunity for Visiting Together

Submitted by: Bev Leach | The Anglican Lutheran congregation was happy to be able to host ‘Company’s Coming’ at St. James on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. On this morning once a month in the summer, guests from the Lodge and Personal Care Home are given the opportunity to meet together to visit and renew acquaintances [...]

2019/07/01Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 24, 2019

Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 24, 2019 | Northwest Region There were good growing conditions in the Northwest region last week with daytime temperatures over 25°C and welcome rain showers through most of the region. Rainfall amounts varied with Swan River, Roblin, and The Pas receiving 10 to 17 mm; Grandview/Pipe [...]

2019/06/30Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – June 24, 2019

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the June 24, 2019 Submitted by: Tim Mendel Superintendent/CEO 1. The Superintendent confirmed that there will be two student teachers from Brandon University completing their practicums in SVSD during the first semester. There may also be some student teachers from the University of Winnipeg joining us for semester [...]

2019/06/30Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – June 13, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Thursday, June 13th, 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 [...]

2019/06/29Local Interest

Plenty of Bargains at Pine River Town Wide Yard Sale

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | The Pine River LUD Committee held their sixth Annual Town Wide Yard Sales on Saturday June 15, 2019 th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. This year there were eight exhibitors and Mother Nature kept the rain away, even though visitors told us they drove in rain to get here. The [...]

2019/06/28Local Interest

Great Attendance at Birch River Fathers Day Lunch

Submitted by: Royal Canadian Legion Birch River Branch #48 | On June 16, 2019 the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #48 – Birch River hosted a Fathers Day Brunch! We got off to a slow start (we think everyone slept in), in the end our attendance was great! Lots of visiting and planning for the days [...]

2019/06/28Local Interest

Twisted Sisters Relay for Life Team Raises $14,700

Submitted Story | The Twisted Sisters Relay for Life team raised $14,700 during the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life held in Swan River on June 14,2019. Team members included, Leanne Huttman, Elaine Forsyth, Kim Paterson, Carleigh Mosiondz, Susan Crawford, Bev Hogue, Lori Watts, Claudia Sutherland, Lana Sagert, Lorraine Mullin, Tracey Laforce, Caitlynd Sutherland, Rhodel [...]

2019/06/27Local Interest

Successful Fundraiser for Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Thank you to everyone who made our fundraiser concession on June 16, 2019 a great success. Thanks to Calvin Campeau for organizing the ball tournament and for inviting us to come and do the concession booth as a fundraiser for Barrows Gospel Jamboree which we host each year. There were [...]

2019/06/26Local Interest

Minitonas 4-H Beef Club Wraps Up the 4-H Year

Submitted by: Ione Anderson | Minitonas 4-H Beef Club held it’s 64th achievement at the Swan Valley Ag Society grounds on Saturday June 15, 20189. Despite being a little cool it was a great day for all the members, leaders and families. Donna and Tomina Jackson, a mother and daughter duo from Inglis MB traveled [...]

2019/06/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Animal Protection Plans New Facility

Submitted by: Swan Valley Animal Protection League The Swan Valley Animal Protection League is in the process of relocating their facility, complete with a new building approximately 60′ by 20′ in size, with indoor pens and cat runs, an office area, an intake/quarantine area, etc. Some of our current buildings are getting to the point [...]

2019/06/24Local Interest

Congratulations To The Graduating Class Of 2019

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2019 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 21, 2019 Chase your dreams. Burst out at the seams. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best. Be Like a Tree: Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Celebrate [...]

2019/06/23Local Interest

Minitonas-Bowsman Minutes – June 4, 2019

Regular Meeting of the members of the Council of the Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman, held in the Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 4th day of June, 2019 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Reeve; W. Pacamaniuk Councillors; S. Walmsley, L. Hutman, C. Densen, G. Bartel, W. Kolisnyk & D. Wagner C.A.O; P. Simpson Additional Correspondence: 7.8 [...]

2019/06/23Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – June 18, 2019

Northwest Region Northwest Region Crop Report Prepared by: Manitoba Agriculture June 18, 2019 | Northwest Region Generally good growing conditions in the Northwest last week with daytime temperatures over 25°C. However, nighttime temperatures continued to dip down near zero overnight. Rainfall amounts were minimal through most of the region with the exception the Roblin area, [...]

2019/06/22Local Interest

Many Challenges Completed at CBFCS Amazing Race

Pictured above: Scott Beehler just before the pie in the face challenge. Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | The Community Bible Fellowship Christian School (CBFCS) Amazing Race held Saturday June 15, 2019 was a great event. There were 16 challenges that teams completed. Challenges tackled many aspects of intellect and physical ability. Above Left: Jayden Thiessen [...]

2019/06/21Local Interest

Birch River School Celebration & BBQ – June 26, 2019

Submitted by: Brenna Smith | Birch River School Celebration & BBQ June 26, 2019 Birch River School will be opening the doors to all, for an evening to celebrate the learning that has occurred at the school over the past 59 years. 5:30 pm Appetizers and Mocktails 6:30 pm Hamburgers / Hotdogs 7:30 pm Guest [...]

2019/06/20Local Interest

Golf, Fun and Games at Friends of the Valley FUNdraiser

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the Bowman & District Lions Club and the Swan River Golf & Country Club had the 2019 Friends of the Valley Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between the Bowsman Lions and the Swan River Golf & Country Club. The [...]

2019/06/20Local Interest

Swan River Canada Day Celebration – July 1, 2019

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen | Canada Day Picnic in the Park Monday July 1st, 2019 Legion Park 1:00pm to 4:00pm Kids bouncers and games 2 mini trains Kites and frisbies Free ice cream Entertainment stage Fireworks at Ag grounds Dusk

2019/06/19Local Interest

Great Turnout for Blue Sky Team Penning Competition

Submitted by: Jessie Foster | We had a great turnout for the Blue Sky Team Penning competition on June 15, 2019. there were 71 open teams and 6 youth teams. Thank you to all of our sponsors and to Stan Foster for providing the livestock for the event. 1st Place: Rachel Olyarnyk, Jamie Taylor, Cassie [...]

2019/06/19Local Interest

Benito Canada Day Celebrations – July 1, 2019

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | Benito Rec Centre hosts Celebrate Canada Day July 1, 2019 Fireman’s Pancake Breakfast 8:00am-11:00am Benito Rec Centre 6 Team Slow-Pitch Tournament 10:00am-4:00pm Slowpitch Entries: Ricky@204-539-2811 Scott@204-539-2753 Show & Shine 11:00am—4:00pm Awards Presented @ 5:00pm Call Ray @ 204-539-2152 Or email mcgregorsmusic@gmail.com Kids Activities Bouncy Castle Kiddie Train sponsored by Cement [...]

2019/06/18Local Interest

New Features & Old Favorites at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett Barrows 6th Annual Gospel Jamboree held on June 7-9, 2019 has come and gone. We started out Friday evening with a beautiful evening and a small crowd. However, on Saturday morning, it was very cold and windy and looked like rain, so we moved the event into the Community Hall. The [...]

2019/06/18Local Interest

Action Packed Weekend at SV High School Rodeo Finals

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | What a fun-filled, action-packed weekend! Rough Country Kubota has definitely gained favor with Jace, who was Peter’s right hand man, next to Luke, in ground maintenance throughout the weekend. Jace continuously tells his dad from North Dakota that he needs a Kubota! As organizers, going back & forth from rodeo [...]

2019/06/17Local Interest

Mustang Mania Car Show – July 26, 2019

Submitted by: Jay Coulthart | Mustang Mania All Makes & Models Car Show July 26, 2019 8:00 am – 2:00 pm Formo Motors Swan River Mustang Meet & Greet Pancake Breakfast – $6 per person 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Proceeds to Bowsman Community Centre Mustang Registration 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM $15 Pre-Registers are [...]

2019/06/16Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – May 22, 2019

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, May 22nd, 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 [...]

2019/06/16Local Interest