Tag Archives: Swan Valley Life

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

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

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

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

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

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

SVCTC Halloween Family Event a Smashing Success

Submitted by: Swan Valley Communities That Care We hope you had a chance to visit the Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) Halloween Family Event on October 16th. It was an amazing event, which offered a Halloween experience for all ages. There was an outstanding attendance at the Halloween Event at the SV Historical Museum. […]

2021/10/20Local Interest

Swan Valley Farmer’s Market 2021 Opening Day

Submitted by: Jena McKee | The opening day of the Swan Valley Farmers Market on July 22, 2021 was a huge success! Thank you to all of you who came out to support our local vendors, it was an excellent start to what will hopefully be a busy market season. Such a wide variety of […]

2021/07/26Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fish Celebrates Young Anglers

Submitted by: Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement (SVSFE) Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures for our photo challenge. SVSFE received 27 entries and what a great way to show Manitoba how our young anglers love fishing! SVSFE has decided everyone will be receiving a prize for their submission. Thanks again, keep on fishing, and […]

2021/03/17Local Interest

2020 St. Patrick’s Day Stew & Biscuit Lunch a Success

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | Thank you to everyone that came out and supported our Irish Stew lunch. Over 30 people can out for delicious stew,biscuits,lots of yummy desserts. Glad to see so many stayed and enjoyed lots of friendly conversation. Hope to see everyone again next year.

2020/03/18Local Interest

Another Successful Minitonas Figure Skating Carnival

Submitted by: Minitonas Figure Skating Club Thanks to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbours and community members that came out to support the Minitonas Figure Skating Club’s annual Carnival “An Enchanted Evening” on March 6 th , 2020! A big thank you to skating coach Alison Burgess. Also thank you to all the Senior […]

2020/03/16Local Interest

Great Support for SVRSS Tigers Season Ender

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers played one heck of a game February 28 versus the Killarney Raiders. The Centennial Arena came alive with school pride, spirit and support for their local high school hockey team. The score might not of been what the Tigers were hoping for falling 7-4 to the Raiders […]

2020/03/09Local Interest

Over $3500 Raised for CBF School Projects

Submitted by: Rachael Stober | The CBFCS Parent Advisory Council put on another Dessert Night/Duelling Pianos/Silent Art Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, February 15. This was the second time the PAC held this event. The first one raised funds for the multi-sport pad that was successfully built in 2018. This year the event raised just over […]

2020/03/04Local Interest

Great Turnout at Bowsman Ladies Curling Bonspiel

Pictured above: 1st Event Winners – Sponsored by TD Canada Trust: Bernice Karton, Donna Martin, Janie Coulter, Caroline Willis Submitted by: Deanna Chess | The 2020 Bowsman Ladies Curling Bonspiel was held from February 21-23, 2020. This year we had a great turnout of 22 teams for our “Night at the Movies”. The weekend included […]

2020/02/28Local Interest

Street Dedicated in Honour of Dave Theunissen

Submitted by: Sherry Markle In the summer of last year, Swan Valley Animal Protection League sent a letter to the Municipality of Swan Valley West to request that the road upon which their new shelter will be located be renamed “Dave Theunissen Drive”; in honor of Dave Theunissen who is a long time member of […]

2020/02/26Local Interest

Over 200 Attend Benito Fireman’s Supper

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito Firemen’s Supper was held on Sunday, February 23. Over 200 people attended the supper hosted by the local fire fighters and their families. Turkey, ham, mashed, stuffing, salads and the ever popular turnips were on the menu along with a great assortment of desserts. Along with a well […]

2020/02/25Local Interest

JV Girls Finalists in Neepawa Basketball Tournament

Pictured above: Back Row: Erin Klatt, Avery Blosha, Hailey Ledoux, Ady Blosha, Neva Zamzow. Coach: Lise Fraser 2nd Row: Ainzlee Stinson, Ellie Oakes, Kaylee Keefe, Aurora Dunn, Katie Smith Floor: Payton Brightnose, Chloe Formo Submitted by: Lise Fraser | JV girls were finalists in the Neepawa Collegiate Basketball Tournament on February 13 and 14th, 2020. […]

2020/02/24Local Interest

Breathe-Free 5-Day Stop-Smoking Program Begins

Submitted by: David Ogram | An introductory meeting for the “Breathe-Free” 5-Day Stop-Smoking Program was held in the Basement Meeting Room at the Swan River Seventh-day Adventist Church (1200 1st St South) on the evening of Thursday, February 20, 2020. Five people attended the meeting but two of them had to leave early to attend […]

2020/02/23Local Interest

Delicious German Supper Enjoyed in Birch River

Submitted by: Gwenda Wotton | On Sunday February 16, 2020, around 50 people come together to enjoy a delicious German supper put on by the Birch River Senior group. Lots of different tasty dishes and desserts were enjoyed as well as lots of friendly chat. Nice to see everyone that came out and hope to […]

2020/02/19Local Interest

Great Evening at Loving Hearts Supper

Submitted by St. Andrew’s United Church Our Loving Hearts Supper and Entertainment was held on February 1st. 120 folks enjoyed an evening of visiting, great entertainment and a delicious supper catered by Julie Nahnybida. The Entertainment kept toes a tapping with the Ukelele group singing a few songs and strumming their hearts out, followed by […]

2020/02/17Local Interest

SV Novice Broncos Play Timbits Hockey During Jets Game

Submitted by: Treena Rooks | Timbits Hockey, presented by Tim Hortons, features twelve timbits hockey teams and four ringette teams randomly selected to play during the intermission of a Winnipeg Jets home game. A parent on our team had entered us into the draw, and on January 8, 2020, we had received notification that the […]

2020/02/13Local Interest

Swan River Dolyna Dancers Hold Malanka Concert

The Swan River Dolyna Dancers held their second annual Malanka Concert January 13, 2020 at the SVRSS Cafeteria. Each dance group performed a dance in front a full audience of family and friends. The Sadochuk, Beginner and Junior groups started the evening off with each group dancing a Poltava. This was followed by an intermission […]

2020/01/20Local Interest

Community Treated to Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | The community was treated to a delicious Ukrainian Christmas Eve Supper at Y Not Johnny’s on January 6, 2020. Many traditional dishes were featured. All Saints Ukrainian Catholic Church is grateful to Y Not Johnny’s for his generous support of our parish’s fundraising event. Also thank you everyone who were […]

2020/01/13Local Interest

Food and Fellowship at “Alone at Christmas Supper”

Submitted by Anna Fullerton and Billie Werenich | Once again we are very grateful for Swan Valley residents who helped in any way to present the 5th annual ALONE AT CHRISTMAS supper at the Elks Hall on December 25, 2019. For all the volunteering of cash, time, driving or food donations we are truly appreciative. […]

2020/01/08Local Interest

Recognition for 35 Years of Service

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann | Pictured above (from left to right) are Bowsman and District Lions members; Lion Lynn Cook, Lion Don Mullin, Lion Ken Darbyshire, Lion Bruce Currie, and Lion Ken Sutherland who were recently recognized for 35 years of service. Other members achieving this milestone were Lion Wayne Hanke, Lion Barry Stephen, Lion […]

2019/12/31Local Interest

Benito Chrismas Tree & Gingerbread Display Well Attended

Submitted by: Sandra Yaknovich | Our first year of Christmas tree and Gingerbread House display was held on December 14 – 21, 2019. We had a successful turnout of 16 Gingerbread Houses and 6 Christmas Trees and the event was well attended.

2019/12/26Local Interest

Generous Donations to Toys 4U Toy Drive

Pictured above: Red Apple collects toys to fill Santa’s sleigh. Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro | 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 […]

2019/12/24Local Interest

Unique Trees and Wreaths Display in Festival Of Trees

Submitted by: Kathleen Sterma The library saw some wonderfully unusual trees and wreaths entered in the Festival of Trees this year. We had a total of 16 trees and 10 wreaths on display from December 3-7, 2019. By peoples choice the winner of the tree competition was SVRSS Environmental Management, and the winner of the […]

2019/12/23Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Donate to Swan River Curling Club

Pictured above: Valley Stage Players (VSP) Vice-President, Denis Beaudoin; Swan Valley Curling Club President Gary Slack; VSP President Lloyd Gilchrist, VSP Secretary, Kimberley Kowles ValleyBiz Story | On Wednesday, December 11, 2019, the Valley Stage Players presented a cheque in the amount of $7,854.25 to the Swan River Curling Club. The cheque represents the proceeds […]

2019/12/19Local Interest

Multicultural Christmas Program Celebrates the Season

Pictured above: Nigeria was represented by the Ojo and Omosebi families Submitted by: Donna Leming | A multicultural Christmas program was held at the Seventh-day Adventist church on Saturday December 7, 2019. Each group sang a Christmas Carol and shared how they celebrated the birth of Jesus and traditions in their country. Czech Republic was […]

2019/12/18Local Interest

A Journey to Bethlehem at Minitonas Ladies Program

Submitted by: Minitonas Knox United Church The Minitonas Knox United Church presented their annual Ladies Christmas Program on December 2, 2019. The program is held early in early December each year and, for many in the community, marks the start of the Christmas season. This year’s program told the Christmas story from the viewpoint of […]

2019/12/17Local Interest

Mistletoe Magic Lights Up the Swan Valley Museum

Submitted by: Candace Balbo | Over 750 people braved the cold to enjoy the Mistletoe Magic event at the Swan Valley Historical Museum on Saturday December 7, 2019. And a magical night it was with the return of a long time Valley favorite in the Kern Christmas display – refurbished and installed on the Museum […]

2019/12/16Local Interest

Santa Day at Swan River Elks Hall

Submitted by: Malcolm Shaw | Saturday, December 7, 2019 was Santa Day at the Swan River Elks Hall. People stopped by sit with Santa and have some treats. Thanks to all that donated to the Elks Fund for Children.

2019/12/13Local Interest

Great Time Visiting at St. James Christmas Tea

Submitted by: Bev Leach | There was much chatter and laughter in St. James Anglican Church on December 7, 2019 as many local residents enjoyed the annual St. James Christmas Tea and Bake Sale. Pictured above: Diane Sylvester and Marilyn Staples were managing the bake sale table as the guests began to arrive for tea. […]

2019/12/12Local Interest

Wonderful Attendance at Health Auxiliary Bake Sale

Submitted by: Gloria Kutynec | December 6th, 2019, the Swan River Valley Health Auxiliary (SRVHA) had another successful annual Christmas Bake sale, Grocery Hamper raffle and Novelty table. There was a wonderful attendance and it wasn’t long before all the baking was gone. The day brought in $765.00. The grocery hamper was won by Shirley […]

2019/12/11Local Interest

A Flurry of Music at Community Band Christmas Concert

Submitted by Jayne Leadbeater | At the SVRSS Cafeteria, last Wednesday, 4 December 2019 over 70 people enjoyed a musical evening presented by Swan Valley Community Band who were performing their 26th Christmas Concert, “FLURRIES OF THE SEASON!” Lots of familiar faces were in attendance, with a few from as a far away as Edmonton […]

2019/12/10Local Interest

Madge Lake Bible Camp Presents A Gift For All

Submitted by: Kendra Thiessen | Taking place on Sunday, December 1, 2019 Madge Lake Bible Camp’s Christmas Musical and Dessert Theater was a wonderful evening. This year’s performance included live music, delectable desserts and a guest performer from the Swan Valley, Tim Mueller on dobro, mandolin and guitar. A big thank-you to all who attended […]

2019/12/09Local Interest

Songs of the Season Fill The Air At Carol Festival

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival held their 56th Annual Carol Festival at Temple Baptist Church on December 1, 2019. Various groups and individuals raised their voices and instruments in song in celebration of the season. The afternoon featured performances from Highly Strung Ukulele Group, Girls Christmas Choir, Terri Boyd & Jason […]

2019/12/06Local Interest

Great Turnout at Benito Craft and Trade Event

Submitted by: Karen Gade | The Benito Rec. Centre was buzzing on Saturday, Nov. 30 when the Benito United Church hosted their 18th annual Craft and Trade event. The mild weather contributed to the great turnout. 42 tables of crafters and home based businesses gave those attending a large variety of shopping choices. Pictured above: […]

2019/12/04Local Interest

Another Win for Swan Valley Tigers Hockey

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The Swan Valley Tigers game on Sunday December 1, 2019 vs REMP ended with Tigers winning 8-2. The team collected food and toys for the local food bank, collecting a total of 136.9 pounds of food! (Not including the toys). The food bank was very grateful for the donation! Thank […]

2019/12/03Local Interest

Santa Stops by Lenswood Santa Brunch

Submitted by: Judy Biech | Lenswood Hall was filled December 1, 2019 with a big crowd of hungry kids, parents, grand parents and great grandparents attending the Lenswood Santa Brunch to kick off the Christmas season. Our 3 cooks were busy cooking all morning and did a great job on the pancakes and sausages. The […]

2019/12/02Local Interest

Enjoyable Night at Lenswood Harvest Windup

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | Another successful Harvest Windup was held in Lenswood on November 16, 2019! Everyone enjoyed the music, dancing, and food!!!

2019/11/29Local Interest

Festive Displays at Riverview Condos Gift Show

Submitted by: Maxine Larway | The Christmas Gift Show held on November 23, 2019 in the Riverview Condos Clubroom was well attended!! We raised $225 so far towards the Alone At Christmas Dinner” Vendors at the show included; Kristen: Thirty-One, Cyndi Miles Designs, Leanne Delaurier: Norwex, The Mushroom Patch, North Country Grains and Hannys Hobbies. […]

2019/11/28Local Interest

Beautiful Afternoon At Lutheran Fall Tea

Submitted by: Renate Wille | The Lutheran Fall Tea held on November 16, 2019 was a beautiful event, as it always has been. This was the first time in our new home at St. James Anglican Church. It is a learning curve when two congregations share a home, like a couple merging their households, but […]

2019/11/26Local Interest

Presentation Given On Diet for Diabetics & Weight Loss

Submitted by: Swan Valley Primary Care Centre | Dr. Leah Koetting presented her last speech at the Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre on November 21, 2019, regarding the Low Carb High Fat diet geared for diabetics and weight loss. The presentation was given to 80 people in attendance listening to the presentation. There were questions given […]

2019/11/25Local Interest

Toy Drive Kicks Off With Swan River Fire Hall Event

Submitted by: Lorri-Ann Munro On Saturday November 16th the SVCTC Toys 4 U Toy Drive kicked off with an event hosted by the Swan River Fire Hall. The goal was to stuff a Police cruiser and the Swan Valley communities did not disappoint! Thank you to the Swan Valley Emergency Services, Shared Health/ Emergency Medical […]

2019/11/20Local Interest

Valley Stage Players Present The Big Five-Oh

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | Three very appreciative audiences were entertained this past weekend as the Valley Stage Players presented their comedy, “The Big Five-Oh,” a two-act comedy by playwright Brian Mitchell. The play was based around the Thomas family, whose patriarch, George, was trying to cope with all the life ramifications of reaching the […]

2019/11/19Local Interest

A Message of Legacy at Community Foundation Gala

Submitted by: Lynda Parsons | What an amazing night!! The Community Foundation of Swan Valley’s Annual Gala featured local talent Brad Slepicka & Tim Mueller, Martyn Snell & The Marxmen. Following a delicious meal catered by Julie Nahnybida, our guest speaker returning valley resident Miles Jones, shared both his humour and his message of legacy […]

2019/11/15Local Interest

Remembrance Day: Looking Back So We Can Look Forward

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan River Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2019 began with the march to the Cenotaph and the placing of three crosses in honour of the Air Force, Navy and Army. The service at the Veterans Community Hall began just before 11 am. Following the Last Post, Minute of Silence, Rouse […]

2019/11/14Local Interest