Tag Archives: Recreational Facilities

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

Full Day of Festivities at Wellman Lake United Church Camp

Submitted by: Lucile Neufeld | On Sunday, September 8, 2019 the United Churches of the Valley held their annual church services at Wellman Lake United Church Camp. It was a beautiful day to be at the lake to take part in the festivities. The morning started off with a pancake breakfast from 9:00 am to […]

2019/10/01Local Interest

Construction of Benito Skate Park Underway

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | Shine up your scooters and skateboards!!!! Kingdom Enterprises from Steinbach MB, greeted the Benito community with the start of a brand new skate park on August 26, 2019. Ground breaking Construction took place today at the Recreation grounds and we couldn’t be happier. The project will be completed around September […]

2019/08/28Local Interest

Swan Valley Coop Makes Donation to Benito Skate Park

Submitted by: Shawna Kostiuk | On behalf of the Skate Park Committee, we would like to thank you Swan Valley Co-op for being a Gold Sponsor for the Benito Skate Park Project. Accepting the donation on behalf of the Skate Park is Tracy and Matthew Kerr. The Benito Skate Park would like to thank everyone […]

2019/05/23Local Interest

Community Foundation Provides a Legacy of Benefits

Corey Grandfield with the SVRSS Varsity Hockey Team receiving a grant for hockey jerseys. Submitted Story | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their annual granting night on December 7, 2017. “We are here tonight to harvest the fruits of philanthropy in the Swan River Valley,” said CFSV Board Chair Lorne Henkelman. Since […]

2017/12/13Local Interest

Funding for Duck Bay Drop-In Centre Flooring Repairs

Government of Manitoba Media Release | Ten non-profit sport and recreation organizations, sport associations and community facilities in the northern and Interlake regions of the province will benefit from funding aimed at creating positive recreational opportunities for area residents, especially young people, Children and Youth Opportunities Minister Melanie Wight announced January 18, 2016. “Providing quality […]

2016/01/31Local Interest

Pool Closure Extended to October 23, 2015

The closure of the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre has been extended until October 23, 2015. The pool closed on September 8, 2015 for scheduled annual maintenance. The closure was planned to last 2 weeks with the facility expected to re-open September 21, 2015. Town of Swan River Mayor, Glen McKenzie has issued the […]

2015/10/02Local Interest

Pool Fees to Double for Some Valley Residents

ValleyBiz Story | A new pricing structure will be implemented at the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre effective October 1, 2015. The new two-tier fee system will have residents of two local municipalities paying double the listed fee. According the new Fall 2015 Rates, residents of Swan Valley municipalities that are not financially supporting […]

2015/09/10Local Interest

Service to Seniors Gym in the Park Ready for Use

Submitted by: Bev Leach | The Legion Park has one more option for those looking to stay fit while enjoying the outdoors. Gym in the Park, a Service to Seniors project funded through the New Horizons for Seniors grant took shape last week in the Legion Park in Swan River. Pictured above, the gym equipment […]

2015/08/25Local Interest

Almost $2500 Raised at Minitonas Skate-A-Thon

Submitted by: Kasey Chartrand | On November 2, 2014 the Minitonas & District Arena held their Annual Skate-a-thon to kick off the 2014/2015 skating season. There were approximately 50 skaters who raised just under $2500.00. Click a picture for a larger version. Each child who brought a pledge sheet that afternoon received a free hot […]

2014/11/04Local Interest

Mintonas & District Arena Holds AGM

Submitted by: Kasey Chartrand On October 21st 2014 the Minitonas and District Arena Board held their Annual General Meeting. The Board presented the 2013 -2014 Financial Statement, and discussed fundraising ideas. The operation of the Concession for the coming season was also discussed. The executive members of the board will stay the same for one […]

2014/10/26Local Interest

Aquatic Centre Turtle Race Benefits Special Olympics

Submitted by: Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre The Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre / Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre Grand Opening went really well! Everyone seemed to have a great time. The staff & committees would like to extend a huge thank you to all that supported this event! The Turtle Race was […]

2014/08/27Local Interest

Richardson Rec and Wellness Centre Grand Opening

On August 22, 2014 Premier Greg Selinger, along with Agriculture, Food and Rural Development Minister and Swan River MLA Ron Kostyshyn and Swan River Mayor Glen McKenzie, participated in the grand opening of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre in Swan River. Picture courtesy of ValleyBiz “The social and recreational opportunities this facility will bring […]

2014/08/26Local Interest

Aquatic Centre Opening May 12, 2014

ValleyBiz Story | Taylor School Principal, Kevin Kopecky, was ready to make a splash during an announcement at Taylor School on Thursday, May 1, 2014 regarding the opening of the Swan Valley Credit Union Aquatic Centre. Councillor Lance Jacobson made the announcement on behalf of the Town of Swan River Mayor and Council and the […]

2014/05/02Local Interest

CBF School Introduces Traverse Climbing Wall

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler Community Bible Fellowship Christian School (CBFCS) recently installed a traverse climbing wall in the gym. It took the work of many individuals to make it happen. Click any picture for a larger version. The CBF church helped with installation, our parent advisory council (PAC) initiated the fundraising efforts, and parents and […]

2014/03/14Local Interest

Richardson Recreation & Wellness Centre Update

ValleyBiz Story | With the opening of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre just around the corner, everything is starting to come together. Our update includes a recent look inside the facility and a new announcement on the funding making it happen. Click any picture for a larger version. On Friday, November 29, 2013 Agriculture, […]

2013/12/05Local Interest

Disc Golf Takes Off in Benito

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler A small committee started with a vision (last fall) to install a disc golf course in Benito. That vision is now a reality. The grand opening for the Shaker City Disc Golf Course was July 20th and the sport has caught attention of Benito residents. At the grand opening there were […]

2013/10/06Local Interest

Fun Filled Farewell to Kinsmen Pool

Submitted by: June McKenzie On Wednesday, August 21, 2013 320 people enjoyed a evening of fine weather, good food and tributes. Click any picture for a larger version. ValleyBiz photo As this is the final season for the Kinsmen Pool, the PR committee for the Richardson Rec & Wellness Centre decided to give a special […]

2013/08/23Local Interest

Shaker City Disc Golf Grand Opening

Submitted by: Jocelyn Beehler | Scott Beehler and I (on behalf of the disc golf committee) wanted to thank everyone who came out to the Shaker City Disc Golf Grand Opening. The event surpassed our expectations. Click any picture for a larger version. The opening was on Saturday July 20th. The day started with a […]

2013/07/23Local Interest

Rec and Wellness Centre Slides in to the Home Stretch

ValleyBiz Story | With each visit to the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre, a little less imagination is required to envision the finished project. On Thursday, June 13, 2013 the last pieces of the waterslide were being installed. Click any picture for a larger version. With some of the larger features like the waterslide and […]

2013/06/19Local Interest

Richardson Rec & Wellness Centre Coming Together

ValleyBiz Story | ValleyBiz attended a tour of the Richardson Recreation and Wellness Centre with Premier Greg Selinger Thursday, January 17, 2013. With work continuing inside, it was a good opportunity to see the progress first hand. Pictured above, Premier Greg Selinger and Town of Swan River Mayor Glen McKenzie Click any picture for a […]

2013/01/25Local Interest

Swan Valley Skate Board & BMX Show a Huge Success

Submitted by: Melodie Smith Skateboarders and BMX bike riders demonstrated why they love the Swan River Lions Skate Plaza with a local talent show on Friday, September 21, 2012. Click any picture for a larger view. To all of our local talent that came out to show their stuff – well done – it was […]

2012/09/25Local Interest

Ladies Enjoy Swan River’s New 18 Hole Course

Submitted by: Carolle Cowan, Tournament Chairperson | 54 Ladies Enjoy Swan River’s New 18 Hole Course at the Ladies Open Tournament, July 17, 2011. Ladies from the Pas, Selkirk, Dauphin, Roblin, Madge Lake, Crystal Lake, Canora and Foam Lake joined local golfers under a rather “warm” sun, on a well-groomed course. A hard working prize […]

2011/07/19Local Interest

Skatepark Nearing Completion

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Skate Plaza is taking shape and as construction wraps up it could be ready for use as early as this weekend, but it is not just the young that should look forward to this new fixture in the community. The vision for a new era of skate parks is […]

2011/07/13Local Interest