Tag Archives: Swan Valley Life

New Gazebo Enhances Play Area of Day Care Centre

Submitted Story | The Swan River Day Care Centre now has a very handsome gazebo in its fenced-in play yard which provides shade to little ones during these hot summer days. Click picture for a larger version. As the largest and longest standing child care facility in the valley, it serves over 70 families every [...]

2017/08/07Local Interest

Looking Back and a Look to the Future of 4H in the Valley

Submitted by: Susan Ross | Valleys North 4-H clubs celebrated Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition with a display that showcased local 4-H from yesterday, today and our hope for the 4H clubs of tomorrow. Click any picture for a larger version. The yesterday section, hosted by Georgina Mosiondz, provided a look back [...]

2017/08/03Local Interest

Hot Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | It was a hot one at the 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. As the temperatures soared, so did the action at the grandstand. Here are some highlights of the fast paced, scorching action. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/02Local Interest

Hundreds Fed at Fantastic Northwest Roundup Breakfasts

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | Wow… what a super fantastic weekend… the weather was unbelievable and the patrons were there by the hundreds! We had three great pancake breakfasts. Click any picture for a larger version. Friday was at Formo Motors with close to a couple hundred hungry people that came out before the parade. [...]

2017/08/01Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 at the Northwest Roundup Eh!

ValleyBiz Story | The theme of this year’s Chamber of Commerce Parade at the Northwest Roundup was Celebrate Canada 150. Floats and participants were all decked out in Red and White and all things Canadian Eh! Click any picture for a larger version. The RCMP and Veterans led the parade. Participants showed off their True [...]

2017/07/31Local Interest

Maribelle’s $4,000 … Cow Patty

Submitted by: Jaimie Walker | Meet Maribelle the cow…. at 6:03 pm she pooped in square number 75! Click picture for a larger version. Congratulations to Rebecca Connors from Minitonas! She won $2000 in Swan Valley Splash Park’s Cow Patty 50/50 Bingo! The other $2,000 goes toward the building of a splash park in Swan [...]

2017/07/30Local Interest

Great Crowd at Birch River Brunch and Hall Poker Derby

Submitted by: Glenda Foster | The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 48 – Birch River Father’s Day Brunch and in Hall Poker Derby on June 18, 2017 was a huge success! Click any picture for a larger version. We had a great crowd come out to partake in the feast of pancakes, bacon, sausage, hash browns, [...]

2017/07/28Local Interest

A Beautiful Day for a Walk in the Garden

Submitted by: Sheree Soura | Once again the Swan River Ladies Golf Club sponsored a Garden Walk on July 24, 2017. We had the opportunity to view seven beautiful gardens in the town of Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictures by ValleyBiz. It was a sunny summer day and approximately 180 [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

Redline Chrysler Makes Donation to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Redline Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Jaimie Walker, Splash Park Board Member receiving the cheque from Greg and Tasha Ashauer of Redline [...]

2017/07/27Local Interest

Renwer – Fisher’s Siding Annual Pot Luck Picnic 2017

Submitted by: Debbie (Bell) Soloway | It was a hot sunny day for the 16th annual Renwer Fisher’s Siding old fashion picnic. The lawn chairs were being set up as the Canadian flag was raised up the pole. Click any picture for a larger version. Friends greeted each other with hugs and smiles, so blessed [...]

2017/07/26Local Interest

So Much fun at Gymnastics Camp

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | The Cheetah’s July gymnastics camp held July 17- 29, 2017 was so much fun! There was a great turnout for the parent and tot class. Overall every class had skill development, fitness components, fun activities as well as being a great opportunity to try out our programs. One highlight for [...]

2017/07/25Local Interest

Investors Group Makes Donation to Splash Park

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Investors Group in the amount of $500. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Kelly Kirkpatrick and Bruce Kirkpatrick from Investors Group presenting the cheque to Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker. “Swan [...]

2017/07/21Local Interest

Record Attendance at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett | The 4th Annual Barrows Gospel Jamboree was held July 14 – 16, 2017. This year we had record attendance. Friday evening and Saturday were nice and warm and sunny. Click any picture for a larger version. Sunday morning we had some rain and strong wind, so we had to move [...]

2017/07/20Local Interest

Great Success, Big Impression for 13U Provincials

Submitted by: Jenifer Ferland | Our Swan River 13U “A” Provincials was a success. We had great weather, some great talented teams joining us from all over the province, some wonderful dedicated volunteers which all helped pull this huge event together. Click any picture for a larger version. Our Swan Valley peewees held there own [...]

2017/07/14Local Interest

Formo Motors Makes Generous Donation to Splash Park

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Splash park recently received a donation from Formo Motors Ltd. in the amount of $10,000. The donation will go toward the building of a splash park in Swan River. Submitted Picture: Elmer Formo, Tracy Coulthartd presenting the cheque to Splash Park Board Member, Jaimie Walker. “On behalf of the [...]

2017/07/13Local Interest

Canada Day Celebrations in Swan River

Submitted by: Kristina Kotyk | To celebrate Canada 150th Birthday on Canada Day 2017 Swan River hosted a Picnic in the Park at the Legion Park. The afternoon was packed with fun for all ages. Click any picture for a larger version. Activities included two kid’s trains (one by the Bowsman Lions’ Club and one [...]

2017/07/06Local Interest

National Aboriginal Day Celebrated in Swan River

Submitted by: Tanya Powell | National Aboriginal Day was celebrated at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The Celebration featured many different activities and events throughout the day. Click any picture for a larger version. The day started with a Sunrise Ceremony at 6am followed by a free Pancake Breakfast. The [...]

2017/07/05Local Interest

Benito Rocks Canada Day from Dawn til Dusk

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshy | The Benito and District Recreation Centre was the site of the Benito Canada Day 150 celebration on July 1st, 2017. The Benito and District Fire Department made sure everyone got off to a good start at 8:00 am with their annual Pancake Breakfast. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2017/07/04Local Interest

Giving Back to the Community

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley | The Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) recently received a donation of $308 from Dax and Jack Mullin. Pictured above: (L-R) Dax Mullin, CFSV Executive Director Donna Martin and Jack Mullin. Click picture for a larger version. The donation was a way to give back to the [...]

2017/07/04Local Interest

Buick Test Drives Raise Over $5,000 for Minitonas Schools

ValleyBiz Story | On Jun 27, 2017 Minitonas Early Years and Minitonas Middle Years Schools gathered together to find out how much money was raised from the Buick Drive For Your Students event held on June 10, 2017. Buick donated $20 for each test drive taken. Click any picture for a larger version. Samara Sagert [...]

2017/07/03Local Interest

Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017

ValleyBiz.ca | Congratulations to the Graduating Class of 2017. Swan Valley Regional Secondary School June 29, 2017 Click any picture for a larger version. Chase your dreams. Burst out at the seams. Live life to the fullest and give it nothing but your best. Be Like a Tree: Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn [...]

2017/06/29Local Interest

Beautiful Day For Bowsman Curling Club BBQ

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | The Bowsman Curling Club held a fundraiser BBQ on June 20, 2017 at Giant Tiger. The Bowsman Curling club would like to thank Giant Tiger and everyone that came out to support us. Click any picture for a larger version. The weather man cooperated nicely. We had 92 hungry people [...]

2017/06/29Local Interest

Tremendous Community Support at Benefit BBQ

Submitted by: Jackie Mayuk | The community has once again pulled together in an enormous show of support for a local family. A benefit barbecue was held Friday, June 23, 2017 at Formo Motors, with the proceeds going to long time employee Stephen Sloane, who is fighting cancer. Click any picture for a larger version. [...]

2017/06/27Local Interest

Send in the Clowns for the Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Over 100 golfers came out to play in the rain at the Friends of the Swan River Valley’s 3rd Annual Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser which was held at the Swan River Golf & Country Club on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. Click any picture for a larger verion. If you were brave [...]

2017/06/26Local Interest

Company’s Coming To St. James Anglican Church

Submitted by: Bev Leach | St. James Anglican Church hosts the residents of the Personal Care Home and the Lodge at a coffee morning on the third Wednesday of each month during the warm weather. Click any picture for a larger version. The idea behind the Company’s Coming initiative is to provide a time for [...]

2017/06/25Local Interest

Neighbors Brave Dreary Weather for Fathers Day Brunch

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik | A Father’s Day Brunch was held at the Cowan Community Centre on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 9:30 – 11:30am. It started out as a bit of a dreary day with a few scattered showers, but this did not hinder the patrons that attended the brunch. Click any picture for [...]

2017/06/23Local Interest

Youth Soccer Players Receive Water Bottles

Submitted by: Erin Hodgson | Thanks to a grant from the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, the Swan Valley Teachers’ Association was able to provide water bottles to all children enrolled in youth soccer this spring. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured here is SVTA President Erin Hodgson and various youth soccer players after receiving [...]

2017/06/22Local Interest

Pine River Summer Start Sale, Town Wide Yard Sales

Submitted by: Debbie Soloway | This year we were unsure if there would be a Summer Start Sale. We had rain most of the week and the skies along with the forecast were not showing any promise for Saturday June 17, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. As we all went to bed [...]

2017/06/22Local Interest

Formo Motors sponsors Tuesday Nite Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | 55 ladies enjoyed a wonderful evening of golf and friendship at Tuesday Nite Golf sponsored by Formo Motors on June 13, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. Weather was great as teams played a scramble format before returning to the clubhouse for wine and cheese. Prizes were drawn [...]

2017/06/22Local Interest

Fast Action and Great Memories at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Another year of Manitoba High School Rodeo wrapped up June 9-11, 2017 in Swan River, with competitors from all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota. all here hoping to win a coveted Finals buckle. Pictured above: Cowboy of the Year winner Everett Fairlie puts on the brakes in the steer [...]

2017/06/20Local Interest

Presentation Raises Awareness About Elder Abuse

Submitted by: Bev Leach | June 15, 2017 has been designated World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The Board of Service to Seniors recognized the day at the North-West Regional Library by hosting an event titled “It’s Just Not Right”. Click any picture for a larger version. The purpose of the event was to publicize local [...]

2017/06/20Local Interest

SVRSS Holds 2nd Annual Science Olympics

Submitted by: Paula Shevernoha | On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 the SVRSS Science & Ag Departments held the second annual Science Olympics. Ten teams of four SVRSS students participated in 5 very challenging events. Click any picture for a larger version. Every event had a specific task, with limited supplies given and a pre-determined time [...]

2017/06/19Local Interest

Great Time at Down Home Tea & Bake Sale

Submitted by: Jaci Zbirun We had a great time at Benito Legion hall as we snacked on biscuits, scones and muffins at the Benito Women’s Auxiliary Down Home Tea and Bake Sale on June 10, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. It was great to see everyone who came out to support us [...]

2017/06/16Local Interest

Lions Host High School Rodeo Pancake Breakfast

Submitted by: Angela Mullin The Swan Valley Lions hosted another successful pancake breakfast at the High School Rodeo on Saturday, June 10, 2017! Although the weather was damp, the pancakes were fluffy and sausages tasty! Click any picture for a larger version. The rodeo families appreciated the wonderful breakfast, there was also great support from [...]

2017/06/15Local Interest

Amazing Support at SVAPL BBQ

Submitted by: Sherry Martin | The Swan Valley Animal Protection League barbecue, held on June 8, 2017 at the Fire and Ice parking lot, was a resounding success; with a great turnout on a beautiful summer day. Click any picture for a larger version. People enjoyed a nice visit in the sunshine over a burger [...]

2017/06/15Local Interest

Test Drives, Face Paint, Games and BBQ in Minitonas

Submitted On Behalf of: Minitonas Middle/Early Years Schools | The Minitonas Schools, in partnership with Buick, and Swan River Key Chev Olds hosted a Drive for Your Students event on June 10, 2017 to raise money for new playground equipment. Click any picture for a larger version. Buick donated $20 for each test drive taken. [...]

2017/06/14Local Interest

Great Weather for Special Olympics Parkland BBQ

Submitted by Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region held its 3rd Annual Fundraising BBQ at Home Hardware Swan River on Wednesday, June 7th 2017 celebrating Special Olympics Manitoba Awareness Week. Click any picture for a larger version. With all of the overwhelming support of the Swan Valley community the volunteers worked hard to [...]

2017/06/14Local Interest

Valley Jazz Musicians Bring an Evening of Entertainment

ValleyBiz Story | The Valley’s finest jazz students from Swan Valley Regional Secondary School (SVRSS), Ecole Swan River South School (ESRSS), Minitonas Middle Years School (MMYS) and Benito showcased their talents to a captivated audience on June 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The evening included performances by 5 individual bands along [...]

2017/06/13Local Interest

Birch River School Hosts Wellness Day

Story Submitted by: Nicole Bobick Our first Wellness Day exceeded our expectations – it was a lot of fun! The goals were to share a day with Benito School, make new friends and experience a variety of wellness activities. Above picture by Nicole Bobick Other Pictures by ValleyBiz – Click for a larger version. Students [...]

2017/06/12Local Interest

Triple P Parenting Instructs, Supports and Guides

Submitted by: Eugenia Barker | Swan Valley Communities That Care has completed its second cycle of the Triple P parenting program. Nineteen parents/caregivers registered for the program, which ran from April 12 to May 31, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. This 8 week program, gives parents the skills they need to build [...]

2017/06/09Local Interest

Doctors Walk With the Community to Promote Good Health

Submitted by: Jessica Lacasse | The Swan Valley Primary Health Care Centre and Taylor school hosted a second annual Walk with the Docs in Swan River on June 1, 2017 for Rural Week. Click any picture for a larger version. The walk is hosted to give resident doctors visiting the Valley an opportunity to participate [...]

2017/06/08Local Interest

Benito United Church Supper Enjoyed by Many

Submitted by: Karen Gade | The Benito United Church Spring Supper was held at the Benito Rec. Centre on June 4, 2017. A total of 215 took advantage of having their meal prepared for them that evening. Click any picture for a larger version. Support was evident from throughout the Valley and our Saskatchewan neighbours [...]

2017/06/07Local Interest

Durban Hall 87th Anniversary Dance

Submitted by: Edgar Yacyshyn | In the year 1930, 87 years ago the town of Durban, with a lot of community and valley supporters decided to build a community hall. Click any picture for a larger version. With volunteers back then and now the hall is still active with dances, suppers, and lot of special [...]

2017/06/07Local Interest

Fun Run Participants Explore Swan River Routes

Submitted by: Keith Immerkar | On Sunday June 4, 2017 78 participants took part in the Swan River Fun Run in 4 different distance events. There was a 1K run around Legion Park for the Pre school kids. Click any picture for a larger version. This was followed by the 5, 10 and 21k events [...]

2017/06/06Local Interest

Over $47,000 Raised at Swan River Relay for Life

Submitted by: Charlene Rooks | Well, another Relay for Life is in the books! The weather on June 2, 2017 cooperated, track conditions were great and everyone seemed to have had lots of fun! Click any pictures for a larger version. The evening at the fairgrounds was jammed pack with some speeches, personal stories, and [...]

2017/06/06Local Interest

Enthusiastic Attendance at Taylor School Fun Fest

Submitted by: Robin Warner | Taylor School would like to say a big “Thank You” to the community who supported another very successful Fun Fest on Friday, June 2, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The students had a great time and we are now that much closer to funding a new playground [...]

2017/06/05Local Interest

4H Beef Show and Sale Returns to Ag Grounds

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Swan Valley 4H Beef Show & Sale was held on May 27th at the Swan Valley Agriculture Grounds. This is the 1st show there since 1979, and it was an overwhelming success. We have members from 6 – 21 years old. Click any picture for a larger version. There [...]

2017/06/02Local Interest

Season Opener at Swan Valley Stock Car Club

Submitted by: Tanya Cherynk | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their season opener on May 20, 2017. It was a great day of racing with new cars out at the track. Click any picture for a larger version. We had over 250 people come out and watch the races! Next race is on [...]

2017/05/31Local Interest

Planning to Make a Splash in the Swan Valley

ValleyBiz Story | As thoughts turn to the lazy crazy days of summer, one local group of community volunteers is hopeful future summers will see an inexpensive and fun option for families and children in the Swan Valley to beat the summer heat. Plans are currently underway to build a splash park at the site [...]

2017/05/30Local Interest

Kal Tire Sponsors Gals Golf Pink Ball Challenge

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Kal Tire sponsored the season’s first Tuesday Nite Gals Golf event, the “Pink Ball Challenge” held on May 23, 2017. Pictured left: The Kal Tire team wearing pink shirts for Cancer. Click any picture for a larger version. Sunny skies shone down on the 43 ladies as their laughter could [...]

2017/05/29Local Interest