Tag Archives: Community Coverage

CFSV Feature: Swan Valley School Division

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) | The Swan Valley School Division was recently awarded a grant for equipment to enhance student skills of physical literacy through gymnastics at Taylor School. The aim of daily physical activity is to provide students with a balanced program that helps them to develop the knowledge, skills, […]

2023/05/30Local Interest

Mamma Mia! Production a Huge Success

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland Mamma Mia! A huge SUCCESS! What can 40+ students, 20 community members, and 25 SVRSS staff members do…..put on one heck of a show! This production was full of drama, song, live music, and talent! Over 900 people were entertained from Thursday to Sunday for the SHORT 3-hour production. Saturday night […]

2023/05/23Local Interest

Beautiful Afternoon of Art and Visiting

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The Little Woody Baptist Church Art Show took place on May 6, 2023 at 1:00 pm. It was a beautiful event with nice weather and a lot of people enjoying the Art and coffee time. Exhibitors were: Naomi Nemez, Barb Labbe, Suzanne May, Wilma Barkman, Julie Kooistra, Candace Balbo, Melanie […]

2023/05/14Local Interest

Great Turnout at Spring Vendor Market

There was a great turnout at the Spring Vendor Market on May 6, 2023 with a lot of happy shoppers. If you couldn’t make it to the market, and are needing a gift for someone, support a local vendor.

2023/05/10Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Notes of Spring Concert

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | Wednesday Evening, 3 May 2023, the Swan Valley Community Band performed its annual Spring Concert “NOTES OF SPRING” at the Ecole Swan River South School Gym. The audience enjoyed a repertoire of 10 concert selections depicting different genres. This included music representing a number of countries, like Norway, Canada, and […]

2023/05/09Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – April 11, 2023

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:30 pm in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Jacobson presiding along with Deputy Mayor Moriaux, and Councillors Boychuk, Powell, Bobick, Medwid, and Whyte. Absent with Permission: Also Present: CAO D. Poole, CFO T. Gnida, Public Works Dir D. Harvey, […]

2023/05/07Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Prepares For 69th Swan Valley Show & Sale

Pictured above: Dax Mullin gets direction on clipping his steer from Richard Hillmer. Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Minitonas 4H members are busy getting ready for the 69th Swan Valley Show & Sale. Members met at the Hillmers farm on Sunday April 30, 2023 to work together on grooming & clipping their projects. The day […]

2023/05/05Local Interest

Dancers of All Ages Perform at Year End Concert

Submitted by: Ara Bartel The Swan River Dolyna Dancers held their year end Ukrainian Dance concert on April 22. The dance concert was a huge success with dancers of all age groups. The crowd enjoyed 22 dances including a special guest performance by the Dolyna adult dancers. Refreshments and danties were enjoyed by all. There […]

2023/05/01Local Interest

48 Teams Race to Find Waldo in Swan River

Submitted by: Kari Goethe The first ever Where’s Waldo event in Swan River on April 22, 2023 was a huge success as a fundraiser for the Swan River Community Center! There were people of all ages participating with 48 teams and 220 people entered to find the 15 Waldo’s that were hidden around town. Teams […]

2023/04/26Local Interest

Swan River Receives $50,000 for Crime Prevention Efforts

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Funding Through the Criminal Property Forfeiture Program will Provide Surveillance Cameras to Promote Safety, Help Law Enforcement: Goertzen The Manitoba government is investing $50,000 derived from the proceeds of crime to support community safety and crime prevention programs in Swan River, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen announced April 21, 2023. […]

2023/04/23Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan River Community Centre

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley The Swan River Community Centre was recently awarded a grant for training equipment to enhance skill development within the Swan River Curling Club. This project will primarily serve their junior curlers, but the equipment will be available to all 150+ members. The SR Community Centre hopes this equipment […]

2023/04/20Local Interest

Strange Creatures Seldom Seen Author Visits Local Library

Pictures above: Drayton Loewen stands next to Giant Beaver during “Strange Creatures Seldom Seen” tour Submitted by: Dodi Abbott North-West Regional Library Swan River had some very interesting guests on Tuesday, March 28th. A replica of a giant beaver, a very large frog, Manitoba Crocodile egg and even BIGFOOT! John Warms, author of Strange Creatures, […]

2023/04/17Local Interest

Family & Friends Celebrate Ken Sutherland’s 90th Birthday

Submitted by: Lynda Bird | A great time was had celebrating Ken Sutherland’s 90th birthday on March 25, 2023. We would like to thank all the family that came from near and far and all the friends that made time to come for a visit. We appreciated the visit from Rick Wowchuk to give Dad […]

2023/03/28Local Interest

Great Turnout for March Coffee & a Chat

Submitted by: Services to Seniors The Coffee and a Chat sessions held March 14 and 16, 2023 were attended by 54 people. Topics this month were understanding your Health Care Directives, and Fraud-how to recognize fraud. Deborah Shultz, Nurse Practitioner explained to us that a health care directive is for any person of any age. […]

2023/03/27Local Interest

Disney on Ice – SRCC Women’s Curling Bonspiel

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura The Swan River Curling Club hosted its 92nd women’s bonspiel on March 17-19, 2023. The Disney-themed bonspiel had a total of 28 teams participate. We want to extend a thank you to the following businesses and families for their event contributions: the Spicer Family, Swan Valley Consumers Co-op, New Era Ag, […]

2023/03/23Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Sunflower Early Learning Centre

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The Sunflower Early Learning Centre in Minitonas was recently awarded a grant for an infant playground. The staff have setup the equipment indoors allowing the children an opportunity to play on the equipment before the snow melts – “the kids LOVE it!” The outdoor infant space at […]

2023/03/22Local Interest

Participants Enjoy Another Great Billy Beal Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Carolin Foster | The 24th Annual Billy Beal Classic Fishing Derby at Whitefish Lake was a huge success! The $10,000 prize winner was Thomas McKay from Winnipegosis, MB. With 6 minutes left in the derby, his Northern Pike weighing in at 4 lbs. 2 oz. was the winning catch of the day! Ghosted […]

2023/03/21Local Interest

Mobile Addictions Clinic Pilot Project Underway

Submitted by: Prairie Mountain Health In partnership with Health Canada and Shared Health, Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) has commenced a pilot project to further enhance access to addictions services within the health region. With the support of $897,416 from Health Canada’s Substance Use and Addictions Program (SUAP), and in collaboration with local health partners and […]

2023/03/19Local Interest

Learn To Curl Clinic A Great Opportunity for New Curlers

Submitted by: Kari Goethe There was an excellent turnout for the Learn to Curl Clinic that was held at the Swan River Curling Club on March 15, 2023. There were 35 curlers that came out to try out their skills and learn a little about the game of curling. A big thank you to all […]

2023/03/17Local Interest

Beautiful Day at Bellsite Annual Poker Derby

The Bellsite Community Centre along with North Mountain Riders hosted the Bellsite Annual Poker Derby on February 26, 2023. Approximately 100 sleds participated, with 150 people enjoying the full course hot meal. It was a beautiful day of working, playing, and visiting! 126 Driver hands sold, 400 Ghost riders 1st prize $1428.00 to Greg Sauder […]

2023/03/12Local 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 12, 2023 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.

2023/03/11Local Interest

2023 Vintage Ride a Great Success

Submitted by Tammela Bobick Our club hosted its 16th annual Vintage ride on Saturday February 25, 2023 and Mother Nature was against us. We had extreme cold, minus 30 that morning and some winds. However, the people and sleds showed up at the Westwood Inn here in Swan River, Manitoba and by the time we […]

2023/03/10Local Interest

U11 A Team Wins Gold in 2023 Hockey Provincials

Submitted by: Amanda Dixon Congratulations to the U11 A Team on a Gold Medal Win in the MB Rural A Provincials! The team had a successful weekend which lead them to the championship game. The final game was played against Dauphin, with a score of 9-3. A tournament win to remember! Over the weekend, families […]

2023/03/08Local Interest

Coffee and A Chat: Groceries, Budgets and Taxes

Submitted by: Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. – Service to Seniors The February 14 and 16, 2023 Coffee and a Chat sessions were attended by 36 people. Topics this month were making nutritious affordable meals with Katie Kroeker and Bruce Hardie CPA giving us hints on how to make a […]

2023/02/28Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Swan Valley Trails Association

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV awarded a grant to The Swan Valley Trails Association that helped purchase a walk behind brush mower as well as a few smaller tools for maintaining, grooming and making trails. The mower and tools will mainly stay and work at the Rex Leach Trail, and […]

2023/02/21Local Interest

Over 40 Vendors at Valentines Home Business & Craft Sale

Submitted by: Carolin Foster Over 40 Venders consisting of local artists, crafters, entrepreneurs, fundraising organizations and shoppers alike participated in the Valentines Home Business & Craft Sale at the War Veterans Hall on Saturday, February 11, 2023. It was the happening place to be to see friends old and new and stock up on your […]

2023/02/14Local Interest

RM of Mountain Minutes – December 21, 2022

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of Council of the Rural Municipality of Mountain held Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 at the Rural Municipality of Mountain Council Chambers in Birch River, MB. Members Present: Reeve: Keith Behrmann Councillors: Wilmer Malcolm, Stephen Nadolney, Nestor Rizok, Jarrett Mosiondz, and Brad Wyatt Councillor Pedersen was absent with notice. CAO Paige […]

2023/01/28Local Interest

Grief and Mental Health Discussed at Coffee and a Chat

Coffee and a Chat recap of session Jan 10/23 WSFN and Jan 12/23 SR Senior Citizen Centre. The first two sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat of 2023 were well received with 33 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the […]

2023/01/25Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Animal Protection League Shelter

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV awarded the Swan Valley Animal Protection League (SVAPL) a grant to complete the interior framing and finishing in the animal shelter building making it fully operational. This benefits the community by allowing SVAPL to continue and expand serving the Swan Valley area and surrounding communities […]

2023/01/24Local Interest

Local Resident, Evelyn Yelinek, Selected for IDIA Council

Government of Manitoba Media Release | The Manitoba government has established the inaugural Intellectual Disability Issues Advisory (IDIA) Council to create a collaborative partnership with community stakeholders to better support Manitobans with an intellectual disability, Families Minister Rochelle Squires, minister responsible for accessibility, announced today. “Our government looks forward to the expertise and passion the […]

2023/01/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Undertakes Renovation

Swan Valley Coop Media Release | We are excited to announce renovations of the former fashion gallery will begin shortly to improve our facilities and services. Renovations include creating a permanent home for our Click & Collect and food delivery teams. The new space will allow our team to work efficiently and collaboratively. The project […]

2023/01/06Local Interest

Memorial Candles Shine Over Christmas

Submitted by: Phyl Friesen A candle lighting ceremony took place at the Birchwood Cemetery on December 23, 2022. Memorial candles were placed in memory of loved ones to shine a light of remembrance throughout the Christmas season.

2022/12/28Local Interest

Overwhelming Support for SVCTC Toy Drive

Jenna Koutecky, Program Coordinator SVCTC Our Annual Toys 4 U gift drive went very well this year. Swan Valley Communities that Care (SVCTC) received overwhelming support from local individuals. businesses, groups, and volunteers. This year we had three gift drive events: Two Stampeders games, where individuals could bring in Toys in exchange to win a […]

2022/12/27Local Interest

Wishing You Happiness This Christmas and Always

Whatever is beautiful. Whatever is meaningful. Whatever brings you happiness. May it be yours this holiday season and throughout the coming year. Wishing you all the happiness in these holidays. Merry Christmas from ValleyBiz

2022/12/24Local Interest

CFSV Feature: ESRSS Daycare Safe Guard Area

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) A recent grant awarded to the ESRSS Daycare Centre provided a Safe Guard Area for the playground. This Safe Guard Area provides a safe outdoor area for the children to learn through play. This project benefited the Swan Valley Community to provide a safe, warm, and inviting […]

2022/12/20Local Interest

Delicious Soup Demonstration at Coffee and a Chat

Submitted by: Swan River & District Community Resource Council Inc. – Service to Seniors The third set of sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat were well received with 25 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the participants. Candice Braun started […]

2022/12/19Local Interest

Swan Valley Co-op Training Night Held

Pictured above: Fire Suppression/Maintenance Building Submitted by: Swan Valley Co-op The Swan Valley Co-op held a training night at the Swan River agro and corporate bulk petroleum facilities on Wednesday, November 23, 2022. The almost 30 attendees included members of the Swan River, Benito and RM of Mountain Fire Departments along with the Swan Valley […]

2022/12/17Local Interest

Carol Festival Celebrates the Music of Christmas

Submitted by: Phyllis Friesen The Swan Valley Community Carol Festival rang in the Christmas season with a variety of musical selections at Temple Baptist Church on December 11, 2022. The community gathered to enjoy the music of the season performed by many talented musical artists from around the Valley.

2022/12/16Local Interest

Swan Valley Community Band Christmas Concert 2022

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater (Minish) After 3 long Covid19 years, the Swan Valley Community Band was back in full swing with their annual Christmas Concert held Friday, 9 December 2022 at the Ecole Swan River South School. A substantial number of people enjoyed “Music for Christmas” from our group. And, to round out the evening, […]

2022/12/13Local Interest

CFSV Receives $23,997 in Donations

Submitted by Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) This year’s giving challenge took place November 14-20, 2022. During this time, all donations gifted to the Community Foundation were boosted by the Winnipeg Foundation and Manitoba Government (to a maximum of $2,000 each) stretching each donation made to the foundation. Thanks to the strong community support […]

2022/12/12Local Interest

Two New Physician Assistants Recruited to Swan River

Prairie Mountain Health Release | Physician Assistants (PAs) are healthcare professionals who practice medicine under the supervision of a physician. They complement existing services and aid in improving patient access. Recently, National Physician Assistant (PA) day was recognized. Prairie Mountain Health also acknowledges and says “thank you” to its Physician Assistants who work in our […]

2022/12/11Local Interest

Hymn Sing Warms Hearts on a Cold Winter Day

Pictured above: Highly Strung, Ladies Ukulele Group Submitted by: Donna Leming, Pictures by: Linda McCullough A big thank you to everyone who braved the cold weather on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 to attend and participate at the Seventh-day Adventist Christmas Hymn Sing. Several enjoyed the light lunch and fellowship following the program. Proceeds from an […]

2022/12/08Local Interest

Great Evening at Steeprock Bay Bible Cam AGM

Submitted by: Bethany Matejka Thank you to everyone who came out for the Steeprock Bay Bible Camp AGM. It was a great evening of worship, camp stories, yummy food, and camp business.

2022/12/04Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Presents Deputy Jan

Submitted by: Kimberley Knowles | Valley Stage Players were excited to get back into the swing of things with the production of “Deputy Jan” by playwright Richard Gremel. All three productions were a success and the crowds enjoyed the play! The proceeds will go to the Swan River Valley Ag Society! Thanks to everyone who […]

2022/12/01Local Interest

Many Happy Shoppers at Tinsel & Tidings Christmas Market

Submitted by: Diane Buhler | The Tinsel and Tidings Christmas Market was held at the Swan Valley Museum on November 26, 2022. We had more than 30 vendors and a steady stream of happy shoppers in and out of the doors during the sale. We collected non-perishable items for the Swan Valley Food Bank at […]

2022/11/30Local Interest

Pyrography Demonstration, Men’s Shed

Submitted by Barry Fawcett: On Wednesday November 16, Men’s Shed at the Swan Valley Museum sponsored a Pyrography (wood burning) demonstration by Barry Fawcett. Although small in number, those who attended were interested in the information and asked several questions. The formal presentation was followed by a show and tell of completed art. For more […]

2022/11/25Local Interest

Beautiful Night at Community Foundation Annual Gala

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) The CFSV Annual Gala took place on Saturday November 12, 2022 at the Veterans Community Hall. It was a beautiful night to gather together as a community and celebrate the important work the foundation has done over the years. This year’s Gala featured delicious hors d’oeuvres and […]

2022/11/24Local 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

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