Category Archives: Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat Talks Arthritis, Body Image and Falls

Submitted by: Services to Seniors The Coffee and a Chat session planned for November 8, 2022 at WSFN Birch River Reserve was unfortunately canceled due to poor weather. The weather cooperated November 10 for the Swan River session. Andrea Evans gave a talk and visual aid of exercises that are beneficial to people with arthritis, […]

2022/11/23Local Interest

Fantastic Turnout at Farmers Market Christmas Sale

Submitted by: Jena McKee Swan Valley Farmers Market thanks all of the vendors and shoppers who came out to the Christmas Sale at the Swan Valley Museum on November 18, 2022. We had a fantastic turn out, and the lunch provided was absolutely delicious! It was great to see so many people coming for lunch […]

2022/11/21Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – October 18, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, October 18, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Friesen, Delaurier, Moriaux, Bobick, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of Works D. […]

2022/11/20Local Interest

Former Swan Valley Resident Honoured in Lethbridge

City of Lethbridge News Release – November 10, 2022 Skateboarders, inline skaters, BMX and scooter riders will soon be shredding at the Wade Galloway Skate Park as City Council approved a new multi-year sponsorship deal with the Wade Galloway Foundation. The site, formally known as the SLP Skate Park, was a passion project for Galloway […]

2022/11/18Local Interest

Hockey Book Fans Attend Book Giveaway

Submitted by: June Jamieson | The hockey book giveaway went ahead as scheduled on November 6, 2022 in spite of the blowing snow and treacherous road conditions. Several avid hockey book readers came out to add to their collections, but there is still a lot left for a future giveaway, so watch for a more […]

2022/11/17Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Benito & Area Drop In Centre Roof

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) With the help of a grant from the Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc., the Benito & Area Drop In Centre was able to complete a much needed roof replacement. The Centre plays an important role in the community by providing adults a place to spend their […]

2022/11/15Local Interest

Steeprock Bay Bible Camp AGM – November 26, 2022

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka Steeprock Bay Bible Camp Annual General Meeting November 26, 2022 6:00 pm CBF Church Swan River You are invited to join us on November 26, 2022 at 6 PM at CBF in Swan River for our AGM, including a pizza supper, hearing camp stories, and enjoying fellowship together.

2022/11/13Local Interest

The Serge, The Poppy, The Veteran: Icons of Remembrance

ValleyBiz Story | A march down Veterans Way marked the start of the 2022 Remembrance Day Service in Swan River. Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph, followed by a Service of Remembrance at the Veterans Community Hall. Pastor Bob Lewis, Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legion – Swan River Branch, delivered a Remembrance Day message […]

2022/11/11Local Interest

Shoppers Enjoy 41st Annual Calico Corners

Submitted by: The Association for Community Living – Swan River The Association for Community Living – Swan River has just hosted the 41st annual Calico Corners sale on November 4th, 2022. Crafters from around the area came together to display & sell their wares. It was wonderful to see the crowds of people come out […]

2022/11/09Local Interest

Curling Clinic Held In Swan River

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Approximately 50 curlers participated in the Curling Clinic held at the Swan River Curling Club on Oct 28-30th, 2022. Instructors, Chris and Lorne Hamblin from the Cargill Curling Training Center in Morris, MB were here to instruct interested curlers on how to improve their skills and learn more about the game. […]

2022/11/08Local Interest

Wood Burning/Pyrography Demo – November 16, 2022

Submitted by: Barry Fawcett Wood Burning / Pyrography Demo sponsored by: HOBBY SHED (was Men’s Shed) Wed. November 16, 2022 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm Swan Valley Museum Hall rear door Limited to 20 people call Barry 204-614-0147 to pre-register.

2022/11/06Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 6, 2022

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 7, 2021 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 6, 2022 Set your clock to: 1:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in […]

2022/11/05Local Interest

Hockey Book Giveaway – November 6, 2022

Submitted by: June Jamieson | Hockey Book Giveaway Sunday November 6, 2022 2:00pm to 5:00pm #9 – 441 Dixie Rd. Swan River Use the garage walk-in door. Come find a book published from the 1950s to within the last few years on your favorite team/player.

2022/11/02Local Interest

Spooktoberfest a Screaming Good Time for All Ages

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky, Community Coordinator Swan Valley Communities That Care This year’s Spooktoberfest was a great success, with nearly 1100 people in attendance over two days. This is a new Spooktoberfest record, as the event had previously taken place over three days rather than 2. On the first night of the event, we were […]

2022/11/01Local Interest

Sign Painting Night – November 17, 2022

Submitted by: Michell Nelson | Sign Painting Night With After5 Designs November 17, 2022 6:30 pm SVRSS Cafeteria Cost: $65.00 (includes stencil & all supplies to make your sign) To Register Contact: Michell @ 204-281-0403 All Proceeds will be donated to” Swan Valley Animal Protection League ♥ In memory of Lexie ♥

2022/10/31Local Interest

Valley Stage Players: Deputy Jan – Nov 18/19/20, 2022

Submitted by: Valley Stage Players Valley Stage Players presents Deputy Jan a play by Richard Gremel Nov. 18, 19 & 20, 2022 Veterans Community Hall 119 6th Ave. N., Swan River, MB Friday & Saturday Dinner Theatre November 18 & 19, 2022 Tickets $50. Doors open 5:30 pm ~ Bar opens 6:00 pm ~ Dinner […]

2022/10/30Local Interest

Flu Shot and Covid Vaccine/Booster Clinics – November 2022

Prairie Mountain Health Public Service Announcement | Swan Valley FLU Shot & COVID Bivalent Booster Vaccine Clinics (Original COVID-19 vaccine will also be available.) Minitonas – Swan River – Bowsman – Benito BOOK appointment online: protectmb.ca OR Call: 1-844-626-8222 Appointment Preferred | Walk ins accepted Minitonas Wednesday, November 2 | 10 am – 1 pm […]

2022/10/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 25, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report October 25, 2022 Northwest Region Mixed weather carried into the week, warmer days starting last week, becoming colder with high humidity and small amounts of precipitation by the weekend. Harvest is virtually complete for all crops, with the exception of silage corn awaiting custom chopping crews on the eastern side of […]

2022/10/28Local Interest

Over $50,000 Raised at SV Outdoors Association Banquet

Submitted by: Swan Valley Outdoors Association After a two year hiatus the Swan Valley Outdoors Association banquet and auction took place once again on Saturday, October 22nd. Similar to our prior events, the banquet was a sellout with the continued generosity of our community, at all levels, on display through the sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, […]

2022/10/27Local Interest

St. Andrew’s United Church Garage Sale – October 28, 2022

Submitted by: St. Andrew’s United Church St. Andrew’s United Church Garage Sale Friday, October 28, 2022 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm More items will be added for Saturday morning Saturday October 29, 2022 9:00 am to Noon

2022/10/26Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – November 8(Cancelled) & 10, 2022

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat November 8, 2022 Cultural Building in WSFN CANCELLED Due to Poor Weather November 10, 2022 Senior Centre in Swan River 10:00am – 12:00pm This month’s topics: • Falls/injury Prevention/Challenges with Arthritis • Physical Activity to help ease the pain of Arthritis Guest Speaker: Nurse Practitioner Deborah […]

2022/10/25Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 28, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 28th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted […]

2022/10/22Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 18, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report October 18, 2022 Northwest Region The week started off with nice weather and warm temperatures, and cooler fall weather set in for the rest of the week. Some areas received precipitation, with Rorketon receiving the most at 10 mm in the form of rain and snow. Overnight temperatures reached a low […]

2022/10/21Local Interest

Hornbeck Family Fund Created with CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Hornbeck Family Fund Gordon Hornbeck and Dale Wiebach created the Hornbeck Family Fund to honour Gordon’s parent’s belief in community support. Our dream at the foundation is to help community minded individuals invest in building a strong and resilient place to live, work and play. We fund […]

2022/10/21Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Investigate Homicide

RCMP Media Release | On October 17, 2022, at 4:40 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence located on Lorne Avenue in the community of Birch River. Once the fire was brought under control and extinguished, firefighters entered the home and located unidentified human remains. UPDATE: RCMP […]

2022/10/20Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Christmas Sale – November 18, 2022

Submitted by: Jena McKee | Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Christmas Sale November 18, 2022 10am – 6pm Swan Valley Historical Museum Over 25 different vendors! Come check out this huge variety of locally produced baked goods, gifts, crafts, and more.

2022/10/20Local Interest

Services to Seniors Holds First “Coffee and a Chat”

Submitted by: Services to Seniors The first two sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat were well received with 31 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the participants. Brittany Schroeder started the session with Question and Answers from the participants. Unfortunately […]

2022/10/19Local Interest

Swan River RCMP Respond to Fatal Structure Fire

RCMP Media Release | On October 17, 2022, at 4:40 pm, Swan River RCMP responded to a report of a structure fire at a residence located on Lorne Avenue in the community of Birch River. Once the fire was brought under control and extinguished, firefighters entered the home and located unidentified human remains. The cause […]

2022/10/19Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Birch River Pool Upgrades

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Birch River Recreation Committee was awarded a grant allowing this group to upgrade the skimmer and heater at the BR pool which were starting to fail. CFSV was happy to support this upgrade to allow Valley residents a space to enjoy the outdoor swimming season. The […]

2022/10/18Local Interest

41st Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale – November 4, 2022

Submitted by: Association for Community Living 41st Annual Calico Corners Craft Sale & Bazaar Veterans Community Hall Friday, November 4, 2022 9 AM – 6 PM Coffee & Lunch will be available Lunch served from 11:00 AM – 2:00 pm Homemade Borscht and Cabbage Roll Soup Perogies and Buns Desserts – Pie – Muffins – […]

2022/10/16Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 20, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Bobick, and Whyte. ​Absent with Permission – Friesen Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, […]

2022/10/16Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – September 14, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted […]

2022/10/15Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – September 6, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Delaurier, Moriaux, Friesen, and Whyte. Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Dir. of Works D. Harvey, Dir. of Recreation B. […]

2022/10/15Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – August 24, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, August 24th, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Acting Reeve: Stephen Nadolney Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Nestor Rizok, Connie Forbes, Arnie Pedersen, and Brad Wyatt. CAO Paige Wozny was present and acted […]

2022/10/14Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – August 16, 2022

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Wintoniw and Councillors Moriaux, Delaurier, Friesen, and Bobick. Absent: Counillor Whyte Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Fire Chief D. Fedorchuk, Dir. of […]

2022/10/13Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 11, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report October 11, 2022 Northwest Region A killing frost last week closed out the growing season in the region, with temperatures dropping as low as -10°C at Ruthenia. Little to no precipitation fell, so harvest was able to progress. Spring wheat harvest is nearing completion in the region, as is canola. Straw […]

2022/10/12Local Interest

Coffee and a Chat – October 11 & October 13, 2022

Submitted by: Services to Seniors Coffee and a Chat October 11, 2022 Cultural Building in WSFN 10:00am – 12:00pm October 13, 2022 Senior Centre in Swan River 10:00am – 12:00pm This month’s topics: • Medications & You    Pharmacist Brittany Schroeder, BSP, Pharmacist My Health Team • Sleep Tips & Arthritis    Andrea Grove Refreshments served Everyone […]

2022/10/07Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – October 4, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report October 4, 2022 Northwest Region Warm temperatures and drying winds contributed to a good week of harvest progress. A small thunderstorm through parts of the region, slowing harvest mid-week, but harvest was able to resume fairly quickly. A light frost touched down in some areas this morning. Provincial Overview Harvest progress […]

2022/10/06Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day 2022

Pictured above L-R Karen Kosolowski (Flute), Lorraine Malcolm (Tenor Sax), Julie Kooistra (Director, French Horn, Trumpet), Kim Kosokowsky (Trumpet) Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater (Minish) On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Swan Valley Community Band had their Beginning Day after a forced Covid19 hiatus. Our numbers are small, but mighty! Our Group is hoping for […]

2022/10/04Local Interest

Local Walk a Time for Reflection and Honour

Submitted by Tanya Powell | On October 30, 2022 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre held a walk to bring awareness, to remember, to honour, and commemorate residential school survivors. Sylvia Grier and Fred Stevens shared their own experiences with going to Day Schools and Residential Schools. Thank […]

2022/10/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Outdoors Assoc. Banquet – Oct 22, 2022

Submitted by: Chris Reimer Swan Valley Outdoors Association 4th Annual Swan Valley Banquet and Auction Veterans Community Hall Sat. October 22, 2022 5:30 pm ~ No Host Cocktails Viewing of Auction and Raffle Items 6:30 – 9:30 pm ~ Prime Rib Dinner and Raffles Tickets $75 available at Spruce Products, Cook & Cooke and MNP […]

2022/09/29Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 27, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 27, 2022 Northwest Region Another slow week of harvest progress dictated by showers (up to 32 mm at The Pas) and cool, humid days. Some harvest was able to resume by Saturday, and widespread on Sunday. The heaviest frosts touched down Thursday morning at Ruthenia, Inglis, and Grandview; down to […]

2022/09/29Local Interest

Curling Clinic: October 28 – 30, 2022

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | Learn to Curl or Improve Your Skills Open to ALL AGES!! October 28-30, 2022 Swan River Curling Club Curling Clinic with Instructors from the Cargill Curling Training Center in Morris, Manitoba Time slots will be booked for individuals or teams and a session will be held for Stick Curling as […]

2022/09/28Local Interest

Spooktoberfest Haunted House – October 21 & 22, 2022

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky | Swan Valley Communities that Care presents: Spooktoberfest Haunted House A Halloween Family Event Friday, October 21, 2022 Saturday, October 22, 2022 5pm – 9pm Swan Valley Historical Museum grounds – Highway #10 North Admission $5 per car or $2 per individual Wear a costume to enter a prize.

2022/09/27Local Interest

Cowan Trail Ride Returns for a Great Family Friendly Event

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik, Picutres by: Tina Copeland The Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 27, 2022 this year, after a two year hiatus. On Friday night, as usual, the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly filled with trailers, horses, and campsites. By Saturday morning, everyone was eager […]

2022/09/27Local Interest

Cowan Fall Supper – October 2, 2022

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | Cowan Community Centre Fall Supper Sunday – October 2, 2022 5:00 – 7:00pm Price – $15 Wide food selection available Banquet hall is open to eat in during the supper event Take out trays are also available Please register for supper in advance by Saturday, Oct 1/22 Call (204)569-4812 to […]

2022/09/26Local Interest

Truth and Reconciliation Walk – Septmber 30, 2022

Submited by: Tanya Powell | National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Walk Fri. September 30, 2022 Walk Starts in front of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre At 10:00 am Free Lunch will be provided at 12:00 noon We invite you and your families to join us for a walk to honour the legacy of those […]

2022/09/26Local Interest

50th Class Reunion Held in Swan River

Click picture for a larger version. Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater L-R BACK ROW Brian Oleksyn, Rob Falk, Keith Woolford, Lorne Henkelman, Leonard Harapiak (teacher), Doug Ter Horst, Peter Terekoff (Tea.), Lesley Stevens Henkelman, Barrie Hrappstead, Wilda Davy Teichroeb (Tea.), Al Poole, Gloria Olfrey Bewski, Wayne How, Lee Eggie, Bob McKay, Pete Hume, Terry Neely MIDDLE […]

2022/09/25Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – September 20, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report September 20, 2022 Northwest Region A slower week of harvest progress with fall weather affecting harvesting hours. The week started with a light frost in some parts of the region near Swan Valley, Birch River, Grandview and San Clara. Although most crops have reached maturity and are safe from injury, there […]

2022/09/25Local Interest

Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund Created with CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund The Donald and Lorna Spicer Fund was started in 2022 by Lorna Spicer. The fund will allow their family to leave a lasting legacy for the Swan Valley through the support the CFSV provides to non-profit organizations and charities. The family has […]

2022/09/24Local Interest