Tag Archives: Community Coverage

Swan Valley Celebrates Pride in the Park

ValleyBiz Story | On Saturday June 18, 2022 the SVRSS Gender & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) hosted Pride in the Park, the first Pride event in the Swan Valley. One of the GSA members, Brooke, explained the importance of the GSA and Pride event. “The SVRSS GSA is a small student run organization that unites the […]

2022/06/22Local Interest

CFSV Feature: SVRSS Tigers Baseball

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Tigers Baseball team at the SVRSS needed to update their equipment inventory of bats when traditional wooden bats were no longer allowed. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley was pleased to be able to assist with the purchase of new composite bats keeping the cost to […]

2022/06/14Local Interest

SVRSS Drama Presents Remembering Stuff

ValleyBiz Story The Swan Valley Regional Secondary School Drama Class presented “Remembering Stuff” by Elanor Harder on On Friday, June 10, 2022 in the SVRSS Cafeteria. The play focused on a group of high school drama students given the assignment to share the memories. The audience was entertained by light hearted and humorous recollections of […]

2022/06/13Local Interest

Community Foundation Holds Annual Spring Grant Night

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their 3rd Annual Spring Granting night on April 27, 2022, after a delay of 2 weeks caused by a snowstorm on the originally scheduled night. It was great to be able to hold the event without Covid-19 restrictions and present […]

2022/06/10Local Interest

Spring Supper Enjoyed at Museum Season Opener

Submitted by: Candace Balbo The Swan Valley Historical Museum’s season opener was held with the Spring Supper on May 29th 2022. Vernice Eggie and her capable crew served up another delicious roast beef supper. Musical entertainment was provided before and after the meal by the ladies of “Highly Strung”. Altogether it was a good evening […]

2022/06/06Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Beef Club Hosts 68th Annual Beef Show

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Saturday May 28, 2022 the Minitonas 4H Beef club hosted the 68th Annual 4H Beef Show. The grounds at the Swan River Ag grounds were buzzing with activity as soon as the sun was up. The members were bathing, grooming and practicing for the big day. The day started with a […]

2022/06/02Local Interest

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report – May 31, 2022

Manitoba Agriculture Crop Report May 31, 2022 Northwest Region Better weather spurred seeding progress across the region to start the previous week, until thunderstorms on May 26 brought rain and hail to Mafeking, Birch River and Ethelbert districts. Cool and rainy weather since May 26 continued to slow progress. Field have been prioritized by dryness […]

2022/06/01Local Interest

Funds Raised to Support Ukrainian Families

Submitted by: Lion Doug Watson | The Swan River Lions Club wish to express our sincerest thanks you to all who attended our Fundraising Barbeque Thursday May 26, 2022 at the Swan Valley Coop Parking Lot. We will be publishing our presentation to the recipients as soon as we can make it happen. We saw […]

2022/05/30Local Interest

Dolyna Dancers Present an Afternoon of Ukrainian Dance

Submitted by: Nicole Clouson | The Dolyna Dancers held their year end concert on May 14, 2022 at the Veterans Hall. The dancers were pleased to perform in front of a crowd once again and put on an entertaining afternoon. The program started with a procession of the dancers, followed by Oh Canada and then […]

2022/05/20Local Interest

Artwork Shared at End of Season Art Show

Submitted by: Renate Wille | On Saturday May 7, 2022 local artists displayed their work during the art show at Little Woody Church. To make it quite clear, this Art Show is not a fund raiser for the church. We, that is a group of Artists who use the space to paint on Mondays in […]

2022/05/16Local Interest

Support for Local Businesses at Spring Craft Sale

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | A great time at the museum on Saturday, April 30, 2022 for the spring craft sale. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our local home based businesses!

2022/05/10Local Interest

Good Friday Service Held at Temple Baptist Church

Submitted by: Temple Baptist Church | On Friday, April 15, Temple Baptist Church congregation, along with guests, gathered for a Good Friday Service. Through Scriptures, songs, prayers, and the observance of the Lord’s Supper, the service focused on the significance of Jesus’ death which took place over two thousand years ago on a Roman cross […]

2022/04/22Local Interest

Spring Craft Sale Features Local Home Based Businesses

Submitted by: Diane Rooks | Thanks to everyone who came out to the Spring Craft Market on Saturday April 2, 2022 at the Museum. It was great to see so many people come out and support our local home based businesses!

2022/04/07Local Interest

2022 Swan River Ladies & Men’s Joint Bonspiels

Submitted by: Shelley Jersak | The Swan River Ladies Curling Club held their bonspiel on March 18 – 20, 2022 with 18 teams participating. 1st Event Winner sponsored by Rogers presented by Brent Scales. Pictured above: Winners Lois Mosiondz, Torey Werbicki, Donalda Gale, Marie Yablonski 2nd Sandra Tibble rink, 3rd Kari Goethe rink, 4th Marilyn […]

2022/03/24Local Interest

JV Girls at MHSAA Basketball Provincials

Back Row: Coach Lise Fraser, Assistant Coach Sydney Fedorchuk, Reed Vestby, Elijah Chartrand, Kailey McArthur, Loren Davy Middle: Ava Walker, Crystal Zamzow, Ava Hart, Katie Playford, Jacey Harness Front: Assistant Coach: Jasmine Rose Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The SVRSS JV Girls basketball team travelled to Winnipeg on March 9, 2022 to play in the […]

2022/03/22Local Interest

Spring Forward Tonight – Daylight Savings Begins

A friendly reminder from ValleyBiz that Daylight Savings Time begins tonight. The official time to set your clocks ahead 1 hour is: 2:00 am Sunday, March 13, 2022 Set your clock to: 3:00 am Each year, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November.

2022/03/12Local Interest

U15 Rural B Provincials – Swan Valley Wins Gold

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | U15 Rural B Provincials were a success!!! Eight teams came and enjoyed the hospitality that Swan River has to offer. Our local U15 came away from the round robin with 2 wins and 1 tie before challenging the Souris/Hartney team in the semi-finals. It was a close game with Swan […]

2022/03/10Local Interest

Perfect Day for Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Tammela Bobick The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association had an amazing turn out for our Vintage ride held on February 26,2022. We had 57 riders including people from Yorkton, Dauphin and The Pas. For lunch, we enjoyed hot dogs, hot chocolate, donuts and coffee at the shelter. There was also tons of prizes and […]

2022/03/02Local Interest

Keeping the Valley Warm One Square at a Time

Submitted by: Mo Koetting | Blankets for Canada was started in 1998 in Lethbridge AB. The chapter started in November in Swan River is the first chapter in MB. It is an initiative that invites crafters to use up their small, left-over balls of yarn from projects they have done, by knitting or crocheting 10” […]

2022/02/24Local Interest

Community Foundation of Swan Valley Awareness Week

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Announcing Community Foundation of Swan Valley Awareness Week, February 20th to the 26th, 2022. The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) would like to thank the Town of Swan River, RM of Mountain, Municipality of Minitonas-Bowsman and Municipality of Swan Valley West for proclaiming the last week of […]

2022/02/21Local Interest

Swan Valley High School Rodeo Team

Pictured above: Dax Mullin, Dominic Campbell, Allysia Campbell, Noah Gamache, Mackenzie Currie… missing from picture is Natasha Chartrand and Bailey Langevin Submitted by Angela Mullin | High School Rodeo is for Students in Grade 9-12, JR Rodeo is grades 5-8, and the Little Buckaroos is open to K-4. Swan River Valley is home to 7 […]

2022/02/09Local Interest

Minitonas Family Benefits from GROW Program

Submitted by: Swan Lake Watershed District The Swan Lake Watershed District team would like to introduce our first members to the GROW program! Kris and Lori Zagrobelny have lived outside of Minitonas, Manitoba for four years. In this time, they have changed farming practices to better suit the environmental challenges that they have been seeing […]

2022/02/02Local Interest

Local Freedom Convoy Held In Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Truckers Freedom Convoy took place on Saturday, January 29, 2022, with 29 truckers and their supporters demonstrating the freedoms guaranteed to them under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, specifically: – the freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of […]

2022/01/31Local Interest

Swan Valley School Division Minutes – January 11, 2022

Swan Valley School Division Executive Summary of the January 11, 2022 Board Meeting Submitted by: Cameron Mateika, Superintendent/CEO 1. NITT Facilitator, Lana Sagert, provided a presentation on the development and status of the Northern Lights Institute of Trades and Technology. Courses, partnerships, and future considerations were discussed. 2. The distribution of Rapid test kits to […]

2022/01/17Local Interest

Structure Fire at Swan River Agro Centre

Swan Valley Coop Media Release | A structure fire was reported at the Swan River Agro Centre in the early morning of Thursday, January 13, 2022. Upon arrival, emergency personnel observed a maintenance shed fully involved. The damage was contained to a single building and its contents. There were no injuries or loss of life […]

2022/01/13Local Interest

Case of Covid-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On January 11, 2022, Taylor School was advised of a positive case COVID-19. School administration is following public health recommendations. The school has identified possible close contacts and they have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who is a close contact will be notified directly by the school. If you […]

2022/01/13Local Interest

Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

From our family to yours, we wish you all the warmth this Holiday Season has to offer. May your home be filled with joy, your heart with love and your life with laughter. Best wishes this Christmas and throughout the coming year. From all of us at ValleyBiz

2021/12/25Local Interest

SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive Helps Make Christmas Special

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) wishes to thank members of the Swan Valley Community for their generous donations to the Swan Valley CTC Toys 4U Toy Drive. Once again, this year the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive were fortunate to collaborate with some wonderful community […]

2021/12/22Local Interest

Generous Donations Help Spread Christmas Cheer

Above: Thanks for the food collected by SVRSS to help the food bank. Submitted by: Crystal Duchesne | The Christmas Cheer board provided 43 hampers to families this Christmas season. We are very grateful to the schools, organizations, businesses and individuals who generously donated non perishable items and money. Students and staff from Riverdale school […]

2021/12/19Local Interest

$750,000 from Teachers Idea Fund to Benefit Swan Valley

Manitoba Government Media Release | SWAN RIVER—The Manitoba government will provide $750,000 in funding for a multi-year project in the Swan Valley School Division to support youth transitioning from high school to post-secondary training as part of a new $5-million investment in projects to support Manitoba students, Education Minister Cliff Cullen and Advanced Education, Skills […]

2021/12/14Local Interest

Minitonas & District Arena Board Applauds Volunteers

Submitted by: Minitonas and District Arena Board Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the HEART! – Elizabeth Andrew The Minitonas & District Arena board members would like to take a moment to say THANK YOU! Thank you so much for the immeasurable volunteer work of three men from Minitonas. We have […]

2021/12/12Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Bowsman School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On December 9, 2021, Bowsman School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/10Local Interest

Angels Among Us Memorial Video

Losing someone you love can affect you significantly at different times of the year. The first Holiday Season can be especially difficult when you are missing someone who made this time of the year so special and enjoyable. Submitted by: Swan Valley Funeral Services Each year during the Holiday Season a memorial service is held […]

2021/12/08Local Interest

Happy Shoppers Enjoy Mistletoe Madness Craft Sale

Submitted by: Jessica Bergen Mistletoe Madness Craft Sale was held at the Swan Valley Museum on Saturday November 20, 2021 and Saturday December 4, 2021. After 2 great craft sales, lots of happy shoppers, we say a big thank you to everyone who came out to shop local. Our silver collection is still being tallied, […]

2021/12/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Scores During Giving Challenge

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley Pictured above: Special thanks to Kramer Coulthart and Cook and Cooke Financial who started things off with a $1,000 donation to CFSV. During the week of November 15 – 21, 2021, the Community of Foundation of Swan Valley, was excited to promote the Endow Manitoba Giving Challenge Week. […]

2021/12/02Local Interest

Additional Covid-19 Case Confirmed at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On December 1, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/01Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 30, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/12/01Local Interest

Toy Drive Kicks Off With Swan River Fire Hall Event

Submitted by: Bev Polon | On Saturday November 27th, the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive kicked off with an event hosted by the Swan River Fire Department. The goal was to stuff a RCMP Police cruiser and the Swan Valley communities did not disappoint! The weather was ideal, as everyone could be outside to […]

2021/11/30Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 25, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/11/25Local Interest

Friday Drop In Curling Starts in Spite of Winter Storm

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Friday, November 12 was the start of our Friday Drop in Curling night at the Swan River Curling Club. Considering it was a snowy day with terrible road conditions, we still had 24 people out for the first night. There were juniors, seniors and everyone in between, but everyone seemed to […]

2021/11/24Local Interest

Confirmed Cases Of Covid-19 At ESRSS, Taylor and SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notifications | Ecole Swan River South: November 19, 2021 Taylor School: November 22, 2021 Swan Valley Regional Secondary School: November 22, 2021 School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. Close contacts have been identified and are advised to self-isolate. If you have not been contacted […]

2021/11/22Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 17, 2021, Ecole Swan River South School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/11/18Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On November 12, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/11/12Local Interest

Valley Youth Attend Snowmobile Safety Training Course

Submitted by: Bert Sutherland North Mountain Riders and Swan Valley Snowmobile Association, along with Snoman MB, hosted a youth rider snowmobile safety training course at the Westwood Inn in Swan River on November 6, 2021. Safety Services Manitoba was hired to train our local children to keep them safe on our trails. 21 individuals from […]

2021/11/10Local Interest

Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at ESRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 29, 2021, Ecole Swan River South School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to […]

2021/10/31Local Interest

Another Confirmed Case of Covid-19 at SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School on Oct 18th-21st, 2021 in Grade 11 when the individual(s) may have been infectious. The school is working closely with public health officials and is following their recommendations. […]

2021/10/28Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 25, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on Oct. 21, 2021 in general school community when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/25Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case at Taylor School

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 22, 2021, Taylor School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. School administration is working closely with Public Health officials and following their recommendations. The school is identifying possible close contacts connected to the case. They have been advised to self-isolate. Anyone who […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets Hold Open House

Submitted by: Kelli Riehl | On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 the Support Committee of 519 Swan Valley Royal Canadian Air Cadets held an open house at the Swan Valley Museum. The purpose of the evening was to invite interested community members to get involved with the Squadron either in a volunteer of staff role. This […]

2021/10/22Local Interest

Confirmed Covid-19 Case At SVRSS

Swan Valley School Division Notification | On October 21st, 2021, Swan Valley Regional Secondary School was advised by Public Health of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Manitoba public health officials have advised of at least one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the school on October 14th and 15th in Grade 12 when the individual(s) may […]

2021/10/21Local Interest