Tag Archives: Community Coverage

Valley Stage Players Wow Appreciative Audiences

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Valley Stage Players presented their annual dinner and dessert theatres this past weekend, November 24-26 with their production of “Farce of Nature” by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. The play was set at a struggling fishing lodge in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas which was surprised with […]

2023/11/30Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Senior Citizens Centre

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Senior Citizens Centre recently received a grant to replace the sidewalk. The CFSV is happy to support the safety and well-being of our community members using the centre. The Swan River Senior Citizens Centre is an important part of our community providing a clean, […]

2023/11/26Local Interest

Swan River Legion Presents $1,000 Bursary

Submitted by Pictured above: Legion President Neil Griffith making the presentation to Neva Zamzow Submitted by: Glenda Foster The Royal Canadian Legion Swan River Branch presented a cheque for $1,000 Bursary from the branch Poppy Fund to Neva Zamzow.

2023/11/20Local Interest

Swan River Legion Makes Donation to CT Scanner

Pictured above: Legion President Neil Griffith making the presentation to Town of Swan River Mayor, Lance Jacobson Submitted by Glenda Foster The Royal Canadian Legion Swan River Branch presented a cheque for $5,000.00 from the branch Poppy Fund in support of the CT Scanner Project for the Swan Valley Health Facility.

2023/11/17Local Interest

Remembrance Day Service Held in Swan River

Submitted by: Glenda Foster At the 11th hour, on the 11th day, of the 11th month, we remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace. In Swan River, many community members gathered to attend the Remembrance Day service held at the Veterans […]

2023/11/15Local Interest

Crowds Enjoy Shopping at Calico Corners Craft Sale

Submitted by ACL – Swan River The Association for Community Living – Swan River has just hosted the 42nd annual Calico Corners sale on November 3rd, 2023. Crafters from round the area came together to display and sell their wares. It was wonderful to see the crowds of people come out to enjoy their shopping […]

2023/11/09Local Interest

Birch River Legion Craft Sale & Lunch Well Attended

Submitted by: Michelle Baudin The Birch River Legion had their craft sale and harvest lunch on October 27, 2023. It was very well attended, with many shoppers and an excellent selection of vendors. Thank you to all who came out to support the Birch River Legion with a table, and thank you to all who […]

2023/11/07Local Interest

Alzheimer’s Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | October is the month of the older person. Hobby Shed and SR Curling Club came to give us information along with Geoff VanMaceklbergh with Alzheimer’s of Manitoba in Benito and a version of chair exercises from a CD of Marnie Zamzow in Swan River. Geoff says that the diagnosis of […]

2023/11/05Local Interest

Fall Back – Daylight Savings Ends – November 5, 2023

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time ends November 5, 2023 The official time to set your clocks back 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, November 5, 2023 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 […]

2023/11/04Local Interest

Co-op Purchases Home & Building Sites from Minish Group

Swan River, MB – Today, Swan Valley Co-op is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement to purchase two home and building retail sites in Swan River and The Pas, MB. This purchase from the Minsh Group of Companies enables Swan Valley Co-op to re-enter the home and building business with high […]

2023/11/03Local Interest

Spooktoberfest Delivers a Haunted Evening

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky This year’s Spooktoberfest was a great success, with nearly 900 people in attendance over two days. Spooktoberfest was well received by many children, families and community members that came to enjoy the festivities. We were very pleased with the many donations we received from various community businesses. This event would not […]

2023/10/31Local Interest

CFSV Feature: SVRSS Tigers Volleyball Teams

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The SVRSS Tigers Volleyball Teams (SVSD) recently received a partial grant to put towards purchasing volleyball training equipment. This new training equipment will be shared with other volleyball teams in the Swan Valley School Division. The new volleyball machine and hitting stand will be used during team […]

2023/10/23Local Interest

Great Meal Enjoyed at Benito Fall Supper

Submitted by: Dave Statkewich The Benito Fall Supper took place October 15, 2023 at the Benito Ukrainian Catholic Hall. It was a great opportunity to get together with family and friends while enjoying a delicious meal. The buffet offered guests a great selection of tasty dishes. Thank you to everyone who attended.

2023/10/18Local Interest

Over $5,000 Raised at Amara’s Amigos Fundraiser

Submitted by: Laurie Evans The Amara’s Amigos CancerCare Garage Sale fundraiser held September 29 and October 6, 2023 was a success raising over $5,000 between the two events. Thanks to all the friends and family for their donations of items for the sales and coming to help out.

2023/10/11Local Interest

Information and Celebration at Age Friendly Presentation

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry, Resource Coordinator Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. Service to Seniors On September 23, 2023, the Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. hosted an Age Friendly Presentation and Trade Show in Swan River. The day started with Keith Behrmann introducing the board and staff and thanking everyone […]

2023/10/10Local Interest

Community Worship Service Held In Swan River

Submitted by: Andrew Gilkinson The Churches of the Swan Valley hosted their annual Community worship service on Sunday, October 1, 2023. Approximately 200 people attended the service to worship God together from various Christian traditions. Several churches participated including: St. James-Trinity Church, CBF Church, Temple Baptist Church, Cornerstone Baptist Church, Solid Rock Church, Seventh-Day Adventist […]

2023/10/05Local Interest

Over 300 Join Together for Truth & Reconciliation Walk

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro Over 300 people joined the staff and board of the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for the National Day for Truth & Reconciliation Walk & Lunch. Thank you to everyone that attended and all those that assisted with the event.

2023/10/04Local Interest

Many Show Support for People With Disabilities

Submitted by: Evelyn Yelinek | Disability Matters Vote held rallies at at 12:00 pm and 4:30 pm on September 19, 2023 to raise awareness about the issues that are most important to the quality of life and human rights of people with disabilities in Manitoba. People gathered to support family, students, and community friends who […]

2023/10/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Gears Up for Another Year

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Once again, the Swan Valley Community Band had their Beginning Day the 3rd week in September 2023 which started their 30th year in operation (including the Covid19 Hiatus). Under the direction of the former Swan Valley School Division Music Director at many of its Schools, Julie Kooistra, who was also […]

2023/09/26Local Interest

Fuel Good Day Raises Funds for SR Curling Club

Submitted by: Kari Goethe | The Swan Valley Co-op was a very busy location on Tuesday, Sept 19, 2023 for the Co-op Fuel Good Day! There were people filling up their gas tanks with fuel and many filled their stomachs with a Beef on a Bun lunch. Thank you to the workplaces that placed pre-orders, […]

2023/09/25Local Interest

Mental Health, Fibre August Topics at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry Thank you to the participants who came out during this busy harvest season. With the days getting shorter, we want to be outdoors as much as possible. So thank you for taking the time from your day to participate in Coffee and A Chat. The sessions started with Rod Seib CMHA […]

2023/09/24Local Interest

CFSV Feature: SR Community Centre Curling Club

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Community Centre Curling Club recently received a grant to complete the upgrade/modernization to the cash register system. With the facility used for a large variety of community events, volunteers and staff will be more at ease with the new equipment. CFSV is pleased to […]

2023/09/21Local Interest

PC Party Promises Rural Health Care Recruitment Fund

ValleyBiz Story | Building on historic investments into health care, a re-elected PC government will invest $40 million into a permanent recruitment fund to expand Manitoba’s rural health-care workforce and meet priority needs for Manitobans announced Rick Wowchuk, PC Canadidate for Swan River on September 18, 2023. “Like you I care deeply about the quality […]

2023/09/20Local Interest

Funding Available for Health Care Aide Training

Submitted by: Swan Valley Medical Professional Recruitment and Retention Committee The four municipal governments that comprise the Swan River Valley are announcing a plan to move forward with the provision of health services to residents who need long term care. Funding will be provided to eliminate a barrier to training of Health Care Aides with […]

2023/09/16Local Interest

Manitoba Stronger Together

Submitted by: Patty Schullman | Summary of Manitoba Stronger Together meeting held in Swan River Sunday, September 10 @ 2:00 – 4:00 pm __________________________________ The meeting opened with Rosalie Drysdale leading in singing our National Anthem “ O Canada”. There were four speakers as follows: Speaker #1 Barbara Bendera, who spoke of her life in […]

2023/09/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Historical Museum – Harvest Festival 2023

Submitted by: Candace Balbo | Sunday, August 27, 2023 the Museum welcomed adults and children alike with free admission to our beautiful grounds and a day filled with things to see and do. In addition to regular displays on view in the main buildings and pioneer village, the day also included live demonstrations of heritage […]

2023/09/05Local Interest

Empty Purple Chairs Placed For Loved Ones Lost to Drugs

Submitted by: Mo Koetting August 31st marks the International Day of Overdose Awareness and this year advocates are asking people to draw attention to those lost to the toxic drug supply through the use of empty purple chairs. It is a day to draw attention to those lost to overdoses and tainted drugs. Purple has […]

2023/08/31Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Golf & Country Club

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Golf & Country Club recently received a grant to upgrade their outdoor washroom facilities. As the golf course is becoming a year-round attraction, this upgrade helps to enhance the experience for people partaking in physical activity both on the trails, and on the golf […]

2023/08/30Local Interest

Voices of Legends Come to Life at Legion Clubroom

Submitted by: Brent Erlendson A crowd of 140+ enjoyed a great meal and entertainment at the Swan River Legion Clubroom Friday August 25, 2023 Dinner was served starting at 6:00 pm followed by Steve Hillis playing an excellent, energetic tribute act to many great country and classic rock performers. For the remainder of the evening […]

2023/08/29Local Interest

Health Auxiliary Raises Over $3,000 for CT Scanner

Submitted by: Lexi Penner We as the Swan Valley Health Auxiliary would like to thank everyone that came and participated in our Fundraiser BBQ! We were able to raise over $3,000, which we will be donating to go towards the CT Scanner that the Hospital is getting! The fundraiser was a huge success, and we […]

2023/08/23Local Interest

Heart Health and Skin Care Discussed at Coffee & a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. We are back on track holding Coffee and A Chat, this series of sessions are at the Birch River Drop In Center, Benito Drop In Center and the Swan River Senior Center. They were held July 25, 26, 27th 2023, all started at 10 am. […]

2023/08/08Local Interest

CMHA Swan Valley/The Pas Receives $700,000 in Funding

Province of Manitoba Media Release | As part of its ongoing work to ensure all Manitobans have access to adequate, affordable and suitable housing, the Manitoba government is investing more than $25 million in five targeted initiatives that will modernize the emergency response system and provide more housing with supports, Families Minister Rochelle Squires announced […]

2023/08/04Local Interest

$15 million Construction Project Begins at SVRSS

ValleyBiz Story | Construction is underway on a $15-million multi-purpose room and performing arts addition at Swan Valley Regional Secondary School. The addition will accommodate band, theatre, drama, music and cultural performing arts programming. Click play below to see a walk through of the plans for the new addition. On August 1, 2023, Rick Wowchuk, […]

2023/08/02Local Interest

Riding, Roping & Racing at the Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz.ca Story | The grandstands were packed for 3 days of riding, roping, and rodeo racing at the Swan River Norwest Round-Up and Exhibition on July 24-27, 2023. The sun was shining, the crowds were cheering, and the cowboys and cowgirls faced off in heart racing rodeo action. The crowds were treated to an exhibition […]

2023/08/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Receives $3,369,845 in Provincial Grants

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government is providing up to $50 million in funding from the Arts, Culture and Sport in Community Fund to 545 community projects to increase access to high quality arts, culture and sport programming and facilities across Manitoba, Premier Heather Stefanson and Sport, Culture and Heritage Minister Obby […]

2023/08/01Local Interest

Friends, Family and Fun at Northwest Roundup Parade

Neighbours, families, and friends visited along the parade route as they waited for the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade to get underway on July 28, 2023. People listened for the sirens to indicate the approach of the parade, led by the RCMP. The theme of the parade was Diversity in the Swan Valley and […]

2023/07/31Local Interest

Family and Friends Celebrate Fisher’s Siding School

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway On Sunday July 23, 2023 the tiny village of Renwer welcomed family and friends to celebrate and visit on the grounds of the former Fisher’s Siding School now owned by Brian Lewicki. Lawn chairs and tables were set up outside and the Canadian flag raised. Everyone enjoyed a great afternoon of […]

2023/07/26Local Interest

Ride For a Reason Donates $4,000 to Senior Centre

Submitted by: Sharla Haluschak Our Ride for a Reason Poker Run was a great success. We decided this year to donate our proceeds of $4000.00 to the Swan River Senior Centre. As a group we agreed that even though we are always looking towards the future, these folks have given so much toward the community […]

2023/07/24Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Adult Education

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Swan River Adult Education Inc. recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) to purchase privacy window coverings for the Adult Learning Centre. The recent installation of the privacy window coverings allows an outside view for those in the building, while at […]

2023/07/18Local Interest

Lots of Fun at Swan River Golf Bonanza Fundraiser

Pictured above: Celebrities were spotted on the course as ‘Donald Trump and Joe Biden’ drove around greeting golfers while offering refreshments in their travels. Submitted by: Patty Gattinger | The Swan River Golf and Country Club held a fundraiser golf bonanza on Saturday, June 24, 2023. With a beautiful day in store the morning began […]

2023/07/16Local Interest

CBF School Raises Money for Animal Protection League

Submitted Story | The Grade 6-8 class at CBF Christian School did a canteen fundraiser at their school this year. The class raised $118.24 and donated the proceeds to Swan Valley Animal Protection League.

2023/07/13Local Interest

Over 500 Served at SVCU Beef on a Bun

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | On Friday July 7th, 2023 Swan Valley Credit Union held its annual Beef on a Bun in support of two important community groups: North West Regional Immigrant Services – Summer Engagement Program and the Swan Valley School Division Band Program. In addition, we took a moment to acknowledge a very […]

2023/07/11Local Interest

Elder Abuse and Nutrition Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. We are back on track holding Coffee and A Chat, this series of sessions were at the Birch River Drop In Center, Benito Drop In Center and the Swan River Senior Center. They were held June 27, 28, 29th 2023, at Birch River, Benito and […]

2023/07/06Local Interest

SR & District Community Resource Council Holds AGM

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. The Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. AGM was held on June 20, 2023. The meeting was called to order with a Welcome from the President Doreen Burton, Minutes of the last meeting were read by Jan Fawcett. Some of the highlights of […]

2023/07/04Local Interest

SVSD Receives $150,000 from Teachers’ Idea Fund

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Swan Valley School Division received $150,000 for a Mental Health and Social Emotional Early Learning Initiative as one of the approved projects under the Teachers’ Idea Fund. The Manitoba government is improving education in the province by investing $5 million in 50 projects under the Teachers’ Idea Fund, […]

2023/07/01Local Interest

Local Daycare Receives Grant for Child Care Sustainability

Media Release | The Manitoba government is providing a total of $281,572 in grant funding to support 34 innovative projects to make facility improvements, enhance health and safety and support access and inclusivity at child-care facilities through the Child Care Sustainability Trust, Education and Early Childhood Learning Minister Wayne Ewasko announced today. “Our government understands […]

2023/06/27Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan Valley Hobby Shed Club

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV recently awarded a grant to the Swan Valley Hobby Shed Club for tool upgrades to enhance the safety of its members. The club purchased a new table saw that provides them with the most up to date safety features to prevent serious injury to hands […]

2023/06/26Local Interest

Congratulations To The Graduating Class Of 2023

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2023 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 23, 2023 Be Like a Tree: Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Celebrate your unique natural beauty. Keep Growing! Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Graduating Class of 2023 Barker, Damien Gage Barker, Nathan […]

2023/06/24Local Interest

2023 Graduation: Watch Here Live 3pm Friday, June 23/23

The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School 2023 Graduation ceremony will be streamed live via YouTube at 3:00pm. Below is the link to the live stream – click play to start. Congratulations to all the Graduates!

2023/06/23Local Interest

Lions Host Successful BBQ for Cheetahs Gymnastics

Submitted by: Glen McKenzie The Swan River Lions Club hosted a successful BarBQ on Friday June 9, 2023 with all proceeds going to the Cheetahs Gymnastics Club. The Lions would like to thank all those who volunteered and supported this event.

2023/06/22Local Interest