Tag Archives: Swan Valley Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CFSV Feature: Benito & Area Drop In Centre Roof

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) With the help of a grant from the Community Foundation of Swan Valley Inc., the Benito & Area Drop In Centre was able to complete a much needed roof replacement. The Centre plays an important role in the community by providing adults a place to spend their […]

2022/11/15Local Interest

The Serge, The Poppy, The Veteran: Icons of Remembrance

ValleyBiz Story | A march down Veterans Way marked the start of the 2022 Remembrance Day Service in Swan River. Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph, followed by a Service of Remembrance at the Veterans Community Hall. Pastor Bob Lewis, Chaplain for the Royal Canadian Legion – Swan River Branch, delivered a Remembrance Day message […]

2022/11/11Local Interest

Shoppers Enjoy 41st Annual Calico Corners

Submitted by: The Association for Community Living – Swan River The Association for Community Living – Swan River has just hosted the 41st annual Calico Corners sale on November 4th, 2022. Crafters from around the area came together to display & sell their wares. It was wonderful to see the crowds of people come out […]

2022/11/09Local Interest

Curling Clinic Held In Swan River

Submitted by: Kari Goethe Approximately 50 curlers participated in the Curling Clinic held at the Swan River Curling Club on Oct 28-30th, 2022. Instructors, Chris and Lorne Hamblin from the Cargill Curling Training Center in Morris, MB were here to instruct interested curlers on how to improve their skills and learn more about the game. […]

2022/11/08Local Interest

Spooktoberfest a Screaming Good Time for All Ages

Submitted by: Jenna Koutecky, Community Coordinator Swan Valley Communities That Care This year’s Spooktoberfest was a great success, with nearly 1100 people in attendance over two days. This is a new Spooktoberfest record, as the event had previously taken place over three days rather than 2. On the first night of the event, we were […]

2022/11/01Local Interest

Over $50,000 Raised at SV Outdoors Association Banquet

Submitted by: Swan Valley Outdoors Association After a two year hiatus the Swan Valley Outdoors Association banquet and auction took place once again on Saturday, October 22nd. Similar to our prior events, the banquet was a sellout with the continued generosity of our community, at all levels, on display through the sponsorships, donations, ticket sales, […]

2022/10/27Local Interest

Hornbeck Family Fund Created with CFSV

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Hornbeck Family Fund Gordon Hornbeck and Dale Wiebach created the Hornbeck Family Fund to honour Gordon’s parent’s belief in community support. Our dream at the foundation is to help community minded individuals invest in building a strong and resilient place to live, work and play. We fund […]

2022/10/21Local Interest

Services to Seniors Holds First “Coffee and a Chat”

Submitted by: Services to Seniors The first two sessions of the Winter-Coffee and a Chat were well received with 31 people attending the two venues. Services to Seniors Connie Beaudry started the sessions with introducing the guest speakers and welcoming the participants. Brittany Schroeder started the session with Question and Answers from the participants. Unfortunately […]

2022/10/19Local Interest

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

Swan Valley Community Band Beginning Day 2022

Pictured above L-R Karen Kosolowski (Flute), Lorraine Malcolm (Tenor Sax), Julie Kooistra (Director, French Horn, Trumpet), Kim Kosokowsky (Trumpet) Submitted by: Jayne G. Leadbeater (Minish) On Wednesday, 21 September 2022, the Swan Valley Community Band had their Beginning Day after a forced Covid19 hiatus. Our numbers are small, but mighty! Our Group is hoping for […]

2022/10/04Local Interest

Local Walk a Time for Reflection and Honour

Submitted by Tanya Powell | On October 30, 2022 for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre held a walk to bring awareness, to remember, to honour, and commemorate residential school survivors. Sylvia Grier and Fred Stevens shared their own experiences with going to Day Schools and Residential Schools. Thank […]

2022/10/02Local Interest

Cowan Trail Ride Returns for a Great Family Friendly Event

Submitted by: Rose Kovachik, Picutres by: Tina Copeland The Cowan Trail Celebration once again occurred on the fourth Saturday of August, being August 27, 2022 this year, after a two year hiatus. On Friday night, as usual, the Cowan Hall parking lot slowly filled with trailers, horses, and campsites. By Saturday morning, everyone was eager […]

2022/09/27Local Interest

Local Support for Terry Fox Run in Swan River

Submitted by: Stacey Archuk The Swan River Terry Fox Run took place Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm. Various groups and individuals participated making it overall a great day.

2022/09/22Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Ukraine ESL & Tablet Project

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) Coming to a new country can be a scary process and not having a command of the English language can make it more difficult. CFSV was pleased to be able to assist the Immigrant Services Branch in Swan River with the purchase of English as a Second […]

2022/09/20Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Beef Club & Peavey Mart Team Up for BBQ

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Minitonas 4H Beef Club & Peavey Mart Swan River teamed up for a fundraiser BBQ on Saturday August 20, 2022. Members from the Minitonas 4H beef club sold Smokies on a Bun and a drink to raise awareness of the 4H program in Swan River. The funds raised will be used […]

2022/08/23Local Interest

Action Packed Weekend at the Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup Rodeo returned for 4 action packed days July 28 – 31, 2022 and the grandstand was packed for all the popular rodeo events. As always, there were plenty of broncs, bulls and barrels and ValleyBiz had a front row seat to bring you up close and personal with all […]

2022/08/03Local Interest

Garden Walk Not Dampened by Scattered Showers

Pictured above: Lilies in the garden of Lance and Coralie Jacobson Submitted by: Audrey Showdra with additional pictures from ValleyBiz | Although light cloud prevailed and a couple light rain showers fell, it certainly did not prevent many, many people from enjoying the Garden Walk sponsored by the Swan River Ladies Golf Club on July […]

2022/08/03Local Interest

Swan Valley Welcomes Back the Rodeo Parade

ValleyBiz Story | The streets in Swan River were lined in anticipation as the Swan Valley Chamber of Commerce Parade returned on July 9,2022. The parade and the Northwest Roundup had been cancelled the last 2 years due to the pandemic. The parade theme was Horsing Around sing 1902 – Then and Now and some […]

2022/08/02Local Interest

Plaque Presented in Memory of Rev. Murray Wenstob

ValleyBiz Story | On July 20, 2022 the Swan Valley Harley House committee hosted a special afternoon in honour of Rev. Murray Wenstob. A short program led by Scott Tibble included a brief history of the Valley and the Harley House, musical selections by Guy Dobbyn and poems by David and Michelle Minish. Following the […]

2022/07/26Local Interest

CFSV Feature: Kinsmen Nursery School

Submitted by: Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) | Earlier this spring, Youth in Philanthropy (YIP) at SVRSS chose the Kinsmen Nursery School as the grant recipient for an art supplies storage cart to enhanced the outdoor classroom programming. Swan Valley Community Foundation and YIP are please to support this project and to increase time […]

2022/07/19Local Interest

Big Blessings at Barrows Gospel Jamboree

Submitted by: Violet Plett The Barrows Gospel Jamboree, June 10,11,12, 2022, has come and gone. Everyone that we talked to enjoyed the weekend. At the last minute, a couple of the invited singers were unable to attend. Ivan Chartrand had to work, and Carl Crane got sick, so we started the weekend a bit short […]

2022/07/06Local Interest

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

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