Tag Archives: Swan Valley Snow

Over 600 Attend 21st Annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted Story: Photos by Doug Watson, Dale Nobel, Brett Church | The Swan Valley Lions want to sincerely thank all the people that came out to enjoy the 21st annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby at Whitefish Lake on March 17, 2018. Over 600 people that came out enjoyed the beautiful weather and great food. [...]

2018/03/23Local Interest

Bellsite’s 39th Annual Poker Derby “A Huge SUCCESS”

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | A total of $5,200.00 was given away in cash prizes at the 2018 Bellsite 39th Annual Poker Derby on February 25, 2018. An estimated 200 sleds attending with 209 registered drivers. Lisa Towers wins 10% of prize money($1,040.00) with 300 ghostriders (the most ghostriders prize). Honourable mention to Bert Sutherland [...]

2018/02/28Local Interest

Close to $80,000 Raised at Sled for Eternity 2018

Submitted by: Kim Lowes | We had an absolutely amazing day at our 2nd annual Swan River Sled for Eternity on February 10, 2018! We had 68 registered riders out on the trails and we were blown away by the faithfulness of our fundraisers with our final total coming in at close to $80,000 raised. [...]

2018/02/13Local Interest

Thunder Hill Ski Area Grand Opening and 50th Anniversary

Submitted by: Carolyn Baldwin | On March 4, 2017 approximately 70 people stopped by the Thunder Hill Ski Area to enjoy a beautiful day over looking the Swan River Valley to celebrate the end of an eight year project for the Thunder Hill Ski Club. Pictured above: Long time club member, John Cotton prepares to [...]

2017/03/09Local Interest

Sled for Eternity Rides Through the Beautiful Swan Valley

Submitted by: Kim Lowes | We had an amazing day at our 1st annual Swan River Sled for Eternity! We had 78 registered riders of which 41 were fundraisers! We surpassed our goal of $50,000 and reached over $68,000! Pictured Above: Kim Lowes (left) and Steve Paulson – Teen Challenge Executive Director (right) along with [...]

2017/02/13Local Interest

Beautiful Weather for 19th Annual Billy Beal Derby

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | The 2016 Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby was held on Saturday, March 19th at Whitefish Lake. 525 people came out to enjoy the beautiful weather and another great day of ice fishing at the 19th annual Billy Beal derby. Click any picture for a larger version. The event is an [...]

2016/03/22Local Interest

Great Conditions for Thunderhill Ski Area Mardi Gras

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The weather co-operated on Sunday March 6, 2016 for the Annual Thunderhill Ski Area Mardi Gras. People of all ages came from all over the Valley and Saskatchewan, as far away as Inglis and Brandon, MB. Click any picture for a larger version. Everyone enjoyed the conditions and friendly atmosphere [...]

2016/03/09Local Interest

Near Perfect Day for Bellsite Poker Derby

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | Bellsite’s 37th Annual Poker Derby took place on February 28, 2016. We had a fresh cover of snow to start the day. Prime winter temperatures gave us a near perfect day to be on the trail. Click any picture for a larger version. Good sponsorship from local businesses for donations, [...]

2016/03/04Local Interest

Great Attendance at 9th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Colin Baldwin | The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association held their 9th Annual Vintage Ride on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The day started out with a pancake breakfast hosted by the Bowsman and District Lions, which once again was a great success. Click any picture for a larger version. The vintage ride, even with [...]

2016/03/02Local Interest

Swan River Novice Colts Finish 4th

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | The Swan River Novice Colts finished 4th at the 2nd Annual A&W / Funky Threadz Novice Tournament in The Pas during the weekend of January 8-10, 2015. Click picture for a larger version. Three round robin games were followed by a 3rd place vs 4th place game for the B-side [...]

2016/01/14Local Interest

Swan Valley Novice Broncos A Side Champions in The Pas

Submitted by: Angela Mullin Swan Valley Novice Broncos skated to the A side Championship undefeated at the 21st annual Novice Hockey Tournament A&W/Funky Threadz Cup hosted by The Pas from Jan 8-10, 2015. Click any picture for a larger version. The Broncos 1st game on Friday was played in the GLMC, home of the OCN [...]

2016/01/13Local Interest

Atom “B” Stampeders Take Title in Flin Flon

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | On January 8-10, 2015 the Swan Valley “B” Stampeders travelled to Flin Flon to participate in the Jason Morran Memorial Atom tournament. The team had enjoyed some practices, but this would be their first game action of the season. Click picture for a larger version. Back Row (L to R): [...]

2016/01/12Local Interest

Successful Opening Weekend at Thunderhill Ski Area

Submitted by: Carolyn Baldwin | Thunderhill Ski Club Inc. opening day on January 1, 2015 was a huge success. 91 people enjoyed a beautiful day on the slopes with frosted trees making it very scenic. Click any picture for a larger version. The conditions are very good, Markin Trail is excellent skiing and the Hogs [...]

2016/01/05Local Interest

Celesta Church Wins $10,000 at Billy Beal

Submitted by: Mike Rusk | Over 500 competitors took to the ice at Whitefish Lake on March 21, 2015. The weather was good and it was a great day. Celesta Church (pictured left) was the first prize $10,000 winner. Click any picture for a larger view. Kyle Lafreniere won both hidden time, and hidden weight [...]

2015/03/24Local Interest

Cooking Up a Good Time at 8th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Swan Valley Snowmobile Association The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association held their 8th Annual Vintage Ride on Saturday, March 7, 2015. There were 36 vintage machines this year and 65 people came for the pancake breakfast. Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the Lions Club for doing breakfast and all [...]

2015/03/10Local Interest

Great Conditions for Thunderhill’s Annual Mardi Gras

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk The conditions were great, and many came out to support Thunderhill’s Annual Mardi Gras. 117 guests came out to enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt, Costume Party and Downhill racing. There was something for everyone. Above: McKenna Staples & Jessica Hack enjoying the sunshine Click any picture for a larger version. Kristen [...]

2015/03/03Local Interest

Sledders Brave the Cold for a Great Day

Submitted by: Connie Beaudry | The Bellsite Poker Derby took place on February 22, 2015. The 75 mile poker derby trail is part of North Mountain Riders Snow Riders Magazine’s most favourite sledding destination of 2015 and it wasn’t a disappointment. Click any picture for a larger version. Sure the weather was cold , minus [...]

2015/02/25Local Interest

Over 100 Stop by During 7th Annual Vintage Ride

Submitted by: Don Baldwin The Swan Valley Snowmobile Association hosted their 7th Annual Vintage Ride on Sunday, March 16th. There were over forty vintage sleds that attended the ride with over a hundred sleds visiting the shack including newer models. Click any picture for a larger version. The ride was approximately a 35 mile round [...]

2014/03/18Local Interest

Billy Beal Fishing Derby – Winning at Whitefish

Submitted by: Corey Hurren About 600 people came to Whitefish Lake on Saturday, March 15th to see who was going to pull the winning $10 000 fish through four feet of ice when the Valley Lions held their 17th annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above is [...]

2014/03/18Local Interest

Beautiful Ride for Those Who Braved the Cold

Submitted by: Patti Hack The Elbow Lake SnoDrifters 18th Annual Snowmobile Derby took place as scheduled on Saturday, March 1, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The frigid weather (-51 with the wind chill when we woke up Saturday morning) kept many people away however, for those of us who braved the winter [...]

2014/03/04Local Interest

“Chillin” at the Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Bowsman and District Lions Club 589 hardy contestants bought tickets and braved the cold -20C plus wind chill weather for a chance to win the first place prize of $10,000 at the 16th annual Billy Beal Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. The event, which took place on Saturday, [...]

2013/03/17Local Interest

2013 Bellsite 34th Annual Poker Derby

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser The community of Bellsite has once again hosted a great snowmobile derby, as you can see from the results below. Pictures courtesy Keith Lamb & Brian Dawson – click for a larger version. The weather was as good as you could ever wish for, warm and comfortable to stop and visit [...]

2013/03/01Local Interest

Thunder Hill Ski Club Raising the Bar

ValleyBiz Story | With the snow gone and signs of spring popping up, skiing and snowboarding may be the furthest thing from your mind, but not so for the dedicated members of the Thunder Hill Ski Club. Pictures courtesy Thunder Hill Ski Club As one of only a handful of non-profit ski hills in Canada, [...]

2012/04/02Local Interest

Swan Valley Sport Fishing Family Fishing Day

Submitted by: Holly Urban & Melissa Johnson Swan Valley Sport Fishing Enhancement Inc. held Family Fishing Day again this year on March 18. The weather was fair, and one Northern Pike was caught by Briar Werbicki. Swan River Elks provided a fabulous hot lunch and hot chocolate. There were 28 kids who attended along with [...]

2012/03/21Local Interest

Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby One Of the Best

Submitted by: Barry Stephen | If you missed the 15th annual Billy Beal Classic, you missed one of the best ever. If you were there you’ll know what I mean when I say the weather was unbelievable, the conditions were great, the food was awesome and the fishing was pretty good too. Click any picture [...]

2012/03/20Local Interest

Bellsite 33rd Annual Poker Derby 2012

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser | The 33rd Annual Bellsite Poker Derby took place on Sunday, February 26. There were 179 driver hands sold and 297 ghostrider hands sold. Click any picture for a larger version. 1st prize 20% of total Best Hand 4-8’s to Claudia Sutherland $834.00 2nd prize 15% of total Best Hand 3-A’s [...]

2012/02/29Local Interest

Great Start for North Mountain Riders Annual Ride

Submitted by: Leona Sweetser | The first annual Porcupine Bash, started out with a guided snowmobile ride, with approximately 20 people. There were more sledders that chose to ride on their own. Click any picture for a larger view. Fire and Ice, had about 60 people stop in for Chilli and a bun. The home-made [...]

2012/02/28Local Interest

Swan Valley a Great Snowmobile Destination

ValleyBiz Story | Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our local snowmobile clubs, and with a little help from Mother Nature, the Swan Valley is buzzing with excitement as we share our snow with sledders from the snow-free parts of the Prairies. We are fortunate to have two snowmobile clubs in the Swan [...]

2012/02/21Local Interest

Birch River Sled Dog Races a Great Community Experience

ValleyBiz Story | When Gerry Stevenson moved here from The Pas 13 years ago, he turned his passion for sled dog racing into an annual community event. The 13th Annual Birch River Sled Dog Race took place this weekend with 9 teams participating. Click any picture for a larger version. Following a circuit that includes [...]

2012/02/13Local Interest