Tag Archives: Sports

Swan Valley Stampeders Make Donation to Cancer Care

ValleyBiz Story | On Friday December 7, 2018 the Swan Valley Stampeders presented a cheque in the amount of $670.50 to the Swan Valley Health Facilities Foundation to be used for Cancer Care. The funds were raised by donations collected and the proceeds from the 50/50 tickets sales at a recent Stampeders game.

2018/12/11Local Interest

Team Watkins Clinches 2018 MJCT Champion Title & Berth

Pictured above: 2018 MJCT Champions – TEAM WATKINS! L-R: Carter Watkins, Skip; Brett MacDonald, Third; Logan Schirrmeister, Second; Andrew Clapham, Lead; Bill MacDonald, Coach Submitted by: Louise Watkins, Mgr/Asst. Coach | Team Watkins, consisting of Carter Watkins, Brett MacDonald, Logan Schirrmeister, and Andrew Clapham finished the MJCT Tour with 160 points, clinching a Berth into [...]

2018/12/06Local Interest

Atom Stampeders WIN Home Tournament

Front Row: Dayson Martin, Dade Werbicki, Easten Eggie, Scott Tibbett, Caleb Rooks, Payton Thompson, Matt Zamzow, Sam Lacasse Middle Row: Lincoln Staniland, Griffin Klatt, Alex Campbell, Trace Langan, Ben Poole, Damien Leask Back Row: Coaches Blaine Campbell, Sean Eggie, and Chris Zamzow During the weekend of November 23-25, 2018 the Swan Valley Atom A Stampeders [...]

2018/11/28Local Interest

Kids Participate in Fitness & Cultural Arts Daycamp

ValleyBiz Story | The week of August 13, 2018 KTA Tribal Kinetix Daycamp was held at the Swan Valley Regional Secondary School. From Monday through Thursday from 9 am to 4pm the kids in attendance practiced stunts, acrobatics, parkour, magic tricks and circus acts such as plate spinning, juggling, staff spinning and flower sticks. The [...]

2018/08/26Local Interest

Chariots and Chuckwagons Thunder Around the Track

ValleyBiz Story | Chariot and Chuckwagon races at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition are a crowd favorite and this year was no exception. Four days of racing drew in the crowds for many heart-pounding heats.

2018/08/03Local Interest

Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition

ValleyBiz Story | The grandstands were full and the action was fast during the 2018 Northwest Roundup Rodeo events. Cowboys and Cowgirls competed in a variety of rodeo events. Barrel Racing Bull Riding Bareback Bronc Saddle Bronc 12-Horse Hitch Brett Fulford, born and raised in the Swan Valley (son of Ken and Linda Fulford of [...]

2018/08/01Local Interest

Minitonas Skipping Club Presents Year End Performance

ValleyBiz Story | On June 19, 2018 the Minitonas Skipping Club presented their year end performance at Minitonas Early Years School in Minitonas. The group consists of Jenna Smith, Cassidy Kurtz, Selina Copeland, Madisen Houle, Tina Copeland, Malikai Dietz, Hallie Kichuk, Felicity Grandfield, Taylor Finlay, Karlee Beals under the instruction of Carla Kurtz. The skipping [...]

2018/06/29Local Interest

Great Special Olympics Bocce Tournament Despite Rain

Pictured above: Rick Wowchuk attended the Bocce tournament to wish Team Toba well. L-R Helena Dyck, Rick Wowchuk, Ricky Zimmer, Phillip Bialk and Team Toba Bocce Coach Joe Grande Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region hosted its first Bocce Tournament on Saturday, June 2, 2018 which was to be held at [...]

2018/06/20Local Interest

Special Visitor at Stock Car Club Season Opener

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their season opener on June 15, 2018 with a second day of racing on June 16. Fans gathered to cheer on their favorite drivers, catch up with friends and neighbors and satisfy their craving for tasty concession treats. Randy Lewis, a Trackchaser from San Clemente, [...]

2018/06/19Local Interest

Richardson Pioneer Donates $15,000 to CBF Sports Pad

ValleyBiz Story | On June 14, 2018 Richardson Pioneer presented a cheque in the amount of $15,000 to CBF Christian School (CBFCS) for the construction of a multi-sport pad. The multi-sport pad will have a rubber surface that allows for drainage and can be used all year round for basketball, volleyball, tennis, and other activities. [...]

2018/06/18Local Interest

Rodeo Action Heats Up At High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | On June 8-10, 2018 the Ag grounds were once again alive with Rodeo action. Youth from all over Manitoba, Eastern Saskatchewan, North Dakota & Ontario came to Swan River to compete for provincial bragging rights & a chance to represent Manitoba at Canadians in Merritt BC & Nationals in Rock [...]

2018/06/14Local Interest

Total Athlete Clinic Focuses on Skills, Faith and Sport

Submitted by: Cheryl Ellingson | Despite the cold, rainy weather, 20 athletes came out for all or part of the weekend from Jun 1-3, 2018 to work on their football and baseball skills. During the football on field sessions, emphasis was put on footwork, proper ball handling, and safe tackling techniques. We were able to [...]

2018/06/07Local Interest

Spectacular Weekend At Swan Valley High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Swan Valley HS Rodeo hosted a MB HS Rodeo this past weekend (May 11-13, 2018) and it was a huge success. The weather was perfect, the grounds were amazing, great food, spectators & competition! The weekend started with a Jackpot Barrel race! The fast time was run in the Junior [...]

2018/05/16Local Interest

Badminton Team Brings Home a Title and Great Experience

Pictured above: Mixed Doubles Medallists Silver – Steinbach, Gold – Swan Valley, Bronze – Vincent Massey (Winnipeg) Submitted by Craig Zamzow | On May 4-5 Vincent Massey High School in Brandon hosted the MHSAA Badminton Provincials with 32 teams qualifying in each category. Girls Singles Grade 11 student Rachel Negrave, in her second Provincials, had [...]

2018/05/08Local Interest

Basketball Players Enhance Theirs Skills at Weekend Clinics

Submitted by Ian Kitch | Swan Valley Basketball Association hosted two basketball clinics on May 5th, 2018. Coach Gil Cheung, Tyvon Cooper, and Mikaela Stanton from the Brandon University Bobcats Basketball Program provided excellent coaching and instruction to nearly 40 players. Thanks to Brandon University and Coach Cheung for coming to Swan River.

2018/05/07Local Interest

Tigers Badminton Send Record Number to Provincials

Pictured above: SVRSS Badminton Provincials Players Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | |The SVRSS Badminton team participated in zone play downs in Gilbert Plains on April 25, 2018 Boys Singles Jackson Kurtz went 3-0 in round robin to finish first in his pool. He won his quarterfinal match and then sadly had to play teammate Austin [...]

2018/04/30Local Interest

Cheetahs Host Gymnastics Invitational and Provincials

Submitted by: Jakki Lumax | The SVRSS gymnasium was filled with tumbles and cheers as the Swan Valley Cheetah’s hosted their Beginner Invitational on Friday, April 20, 2018 and the 2018 Manitoba Gymnastics Provincials on Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. In the Pre Provincial Comp, Jada Kujanpaa came in second with Sierra Makasoff [...]

2018/04/26Local Interest

Students Show Their Support for Humboldt Broncos

Submitted Photo: ValleyBiz Story | The Minitonas Middle Years School took some time during their morning assembly Monday, April 9, 2018 to show respect for the Humboldt Broncos team members who who lost their lives, those who were injured and all those affected by the tragic Humboldt Broncos bus crash. During the weekend many local [...]

2018/04/09Local Interest

Swan River Ladies 90th Annual Bonspiel

Pictured above: 1st Event Sponsored by Rogers, Winners Darlene Beck, Joanne Hart, Shelly Jersak, Fran Argue Submitted by: Marilyn Peters | The Swan River Ladies Curling Club held its 90th annual bonspiel March 16 to 18, 2018 with 28 teams participating. The luck of the Irish was with some while not so much with others [...]

2018/03/27Local Interest

Swan Valley Atom A Stampeders Earn Silver Medal

Pictured above: Front Row: Owen Martyniuk, 2nd Row: Damien Leask, Trace Langan, Matt Zamzow, Caleb Rooks, Payton Thompson, Dade Werbicki, 3rd Row: Christian Hart, Grace Kirk, Maddix Eisner, Tyrell Leaske, Alex Campbell, Tucker Thompson, Tavyn BoychukBack Row: Coaches Jason Eisner, Blaine Campbell, Chris Zamzow Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | The Atom A Stampeders earned a [...]

2018/03/16Local Interest

Swan River Skating Carnival Entertains Under the Sea

Star & Times Photos submitted by Jessica Bergen | The Swan River Skating Club held their annual carnival on Monday, March 12, 2018. The ‘Under the Sea’ theme was a big splash, and audience members were thrilled with the skill each skater showed. A big thank you to all who helped make it a success [...]

2018/03/15Local Interest

Swan Valley Peewee A Strike Gold at Provincials

Submitted Story | The Swan Valley Peewee A Stampeders were victorious at the Hockey Manitoba Provincial Championships in La Broquiere on March 2-5 by capturing the Peewee A Provincial title. In the Championship game, the Peewee Stamps again faced a strong Mitchell Mohawks, a team that desperately wanted revenge for an overtime loss in the [...]

2018/03/14Local Interest

Gold for Team Sagert at Manitoba Winter Games

Submitted photo: Manitoba Winter Games Gold Medal Winners! Presley Sagert, Skip; Madison Sagert, Lead; Bryn Zamzow, Second; Eden Betcher, Third ValleyBiz Story| The Manitoba Winter Games took place March 4-10, 2018 in Thompson, MB and several athletes from the Swan Valley made the trip to compete in the province’s largest ongoing multi-sport program. The Manitoba [...]

2018/03/12Local Interest

JV Girls Win Silver at MB High School Basketball Provincials

Pictured above: Front Row: Jada Kujanpaa, Sydney Gilroy, Ireland Staples, Brenna Schure, Ali Kujanpaa, Brynlee Spencer Back Row: Coach: Lise Fraser, Sydney Fedorchuk, Lauren Klatt, Adria Bateman, Caitlyn Stewart, Erica Sembaluk-Hart, Jasmine Rose, Josie Black. Asst. Coach: Erica Forsyth, Manager: Jennifer Zamzow Submitted by: Lise Fraser | What a season it has been for the [...]

2018/03/12Local Interest

SCN Braves Win Mighty Bucks Loonie Toonie Tourney

Submitted by: Leon Church | The second annual Mighty Bucks Loonie Toonie Tournament went on as planned in Bowsman on the weekend, Feb 23 & 24th, 2018. The host Bucks finished the weekend with a 3-1 record, but failing to reach the finals with a 2-1 loss to the SCN Braves in a semi final. [...]

2018/03/07Local Interest

Minitonas Skating Club Presents Olympic Themed Carnival

Star & Times Photos submitted by: Jessica Bergen | The Minitonas Skating Club put on a great carnival on March 1, 2018 featuring 10 solos, 3 group numbers and 3 learn to skate groups, showcasing what they have learned this year. A big thank you to all who came out to support our club. We [...]

2018/03/05Local 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

Bowsman Rock The House Ladies Bonspiel

Pictured above: The final for the 1st event had the youngest team and the oldest team pitted against each other with Presley Sagert’s rink versus Joyce Trevellyn’s rink. Back row: Penny Stadnick, Emily Gillies, Presley Sagert, Eden Betcher Front row: June McKenzie, Joyce Trevellyn, Bryn Zamzow, Madison Sagert Submitted by: Deanna Martin |The 2018 Bowsman [...]

2018/02/28Local Interest

Pee Wee B Stampeders Host Home Tourney

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow and Angela Mullin | Pictured Above, Pee Wee B Stampeders: Back Row – Brandon Grazier, Jett Cook, Liam McArthur, Jack Mullin, Henry Branconnier, Comrie Quill, Carter Addis, & Noah Weir Front Row: Crystal Zamzow, Mackenzie Lukey, James Parsons, McKenna Gray, Nolan Woodward On the weekend of Feb 24-25, 2018 the Pee [...]

2018/02/27Local Interest

Busy Week at Benito Recreation Complex

Pictured above: 1st in the 1st Event Winners sponsored by the J.A Lyons Memorial Trophy. Presenter Tom Lyons congratulates Skip Neil Watkins, Third Marty Anderson, Second Carter Watkins and Lead Karter Meyn Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk | The Benito Recreation Complex was a busy place this past week. On February 13-18, 2018, the Complex hosted [...]

2018/02/20Local Interest

JV Girls Undefeated at Yorkton Regional Tournament

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | JV Girls Basketball Team travelled to the Yorkton Raiders Basketball Tournament this past weekend and posted an undefeated record. The Tigers’ first opponent of the tournament was the home team, Yorkton Raiders. Yorkton was big and fast, jumped out for an early lead and were ahead by 9 points at [...]

2018/02/12Local Interest

Successful Swim Meet for Local Special Olympic Athletes

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | Three swimmers from the Special Olympics Parkland Region Tiger Sharks Swim Team had their 1st meet of the season at the Winter Waves Swim Meet in Winnipeg on November 25, 2017 and all did very well. (Pictured above: L-R) John Schabert won 4-1sts in the 25m, 50m + 100m freestyle [...]

2018/01/19Local Interest

JV Girls Basketball Finish 2nd at Triple Crown Challenge

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | Back Row: Erica Sembaluk-Hart, Lauren Klatt, Cheyenne Clemons, Adria Bateman, Ireland Staples, Brynlee Spencer, Brenna Schure, Coach Lise Fraser Front Row: Sydney Gilroy, Caitlyn Stewart, Sydney Fedorchuk, Bryn Zamzow, Josie Black The JV Girls Gr 10s Basketball Team travelled to Brandon early morning on Friday, January 12, 2018 to participate [...]

2018/01/15Local Interest

Local Special Olympics Athletes Headed to National Events

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk By Jakki Lumax This article is re-published with permission from the Swan Valley Star and Times The Parkland Special Olympics team is gearing up for an exciting year with six athletes having been chosen to represent Manitoba in two separate national events: the 2018 Special Olympics Canada Bowling Championships (SOCBC) in [...]

2018/01/10Local Interest

Pee Wee B Stampeders Hit the Road

Back Row: Liam McArthur; Middle Row: Nolan Woodward, Brandon Grazier, Carter Addis, Jack Mullin, Henry Branconnier; Front Row: Jett Cook, Noah Weir, James Parsons, McKenna Gray, Crystal Zamzow, Mackenzie Lukey; Missing: Comrie Quill Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | On the weekend of December 16 & 17, 2017 the Pee Wee B Stampeders encountered a stiff [...]

2017/12/20Local 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

Peewee A Stampeders Sing Out Christmas Cheer

Submitted by: Angie Henkelman |The Swan Valley Peewee A Stampeders hockey team enjoyed spreading Christmas cheer to Swan River residents on Friday, December 8, 2017. The team sold Carol-grams (singing Christmas Carol telegrams) for $20. At departure on Friday, they had more than twenty bookings including stops at the Hospital and Lodge, Lions Manor, Westside [...]

2017/12/11Local Interest

Fans Pack Arena For Montreal Canadiens Alumni Game

Submitted by: Blaine Campbell | On Saturday, December 2, 2017 Swan Valley Minor Hockey Association and the Swan Valley Jr. A. Stampeders teamed up to bring in the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team to play a group of local hockey players. Early indications are that approximately 675 fans came out to witness some ex-NHL players play [...]

2017/12/05Local Interest

Pee Wee B Stampeders Claim Tourney Title in The Pas

Submitted by: Craig Zamzow | On the weekend of Nov 24th-26, 2017 the Pee Wee B Stampeders travelled to the Wescana Inn Pee Wee tourney. Pictured above: Back Row: Coach Derrick Lukey, Coach Craig Zamzow, Liam McArthur; Middle Row: Nolan Woodward, Jack Mullin, Crystal Zamzow, Brandon Grazier, Carter Addis, Jett Cook, Coach Warren Gray; Front [...]

2017/11/27Local Interest

Royal Purple Elks Overwhelmed by Community Support

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan, Swan River Royal Purple Elks Lodge # 185 | We are overwhelmed by the generous support the community has provided towards the construction of a bocce ball court. The Legion Park is the venue of this outdoor facility that can be enjoyed by community groups, family and individuals of any age [...]

2017/11/23Local Interest

Cdn Mixed Curling Championship Underway in Swan River

ValleyBiz Story | The opening ceremonies for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship presented by Westman Communications Group, were held at the Swan River Curling Club on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Lloyd Lawson from the 1979 Provincial Championship team from Swan River threw the first ceremonial rock along side team members Lorraine Goodman, Mary Todorchuk [...]

2017/11/15Local Interest

Successful Year for Swan River Golf & Country Club

Submitted by: Mike Hobson | The Swan River Golf and Country Club held their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. The meeting went very well and there was lots of positive feedback which was great to hear. Overall the year was a success as we have improved in most revenue streams. The pro [...]

2017/10/25Local Interest

Royal Purple Celebrates Bocce Ball Court Opening

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan | Royal Purple Elks Lodge #185 hosted about 30 guests to the grand opening of the Bocce Ball Courts on Thursday, September 28, 2017 in Legion Park. Special Olympics Coach Bev Lumax explained the goals & rules of Bocce play. Members of the Swan River “Fireballs” team did a demonstration. One [...]

2017/10/04Local Interest

Great Turnout for Curling Championship Volunteer Info Night

Submitted by: Erin Brown | Swan River is pleased to be hosting the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship. The curling takes place November 12 – 18, 2017, and will have 14 teams from across Canada join us here in Swan River for a great event! And everyone knows, you can’t host a national mixed curling [...]

2017/09/29Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Earn Provincial Golf Title

Submitted Story | For the first time ever, the Tigers have claimed the MHSAA provincial golf title and will have a banner to hang in the SVRSS gymnasium. The Tigers Girls foursome travelled to the Gilbert Plains Country Club on Friday, September 22, 2017 after earning the zone crown the previous week. They would face [...]

2017/09/25Local Interest

Celebrating Canada 150 With Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | The final event nite for Tuesday Gals Golf sponsored by Aspire Dental Clinic was held on Sept. 12, 2017 and was a huge success. The Canada 150 theme brought out some patriotic outfits. Click any picture for a larger version. 45 ladies had perfect summer weather to enjoy a fun [...]

2017/09/18Local Interest

Something For Everyone at Mass Registration

Submitted by: Patti Henkelman | It was a busy evening at the Swan Valley Credit Union Mass Registration held at the Swan River Curling Rink on September 7, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. The community had the opportunity to register for many programs such as the new martial arts academy, as well [...]

2017/09/15Local Interest

Ford Drive 4UR Community for Youth Soccer League

Submitted by: Formo Motors | The Ford Drive 4UR Community Event for the Youth Soccer League held on September 2, 2017 was very successful!! Click any picture for a larger version. Thank you to the soccer club for partnering, the Lions Club for all the volunteer help, The Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre for the venue, [...]

2017/09/13Local Interest

Many Thanks for Gospel Jamboree Fundraiser Success

Submitted by: Violet Plett | Our fundraiser held on September 4, 2017 for the Barrows Gospel Jamboree went well. The weather was mostly nice with only a light shower for a short while. Click any picture for a larger version. Thanks to all who were playing ball and watching who supported our food booth. A [...]

2017/09/07Local Interest

Curling Championship Receives $8,500 in Provincial Funding

Media Release | Rick Wowchuk, MLA for Swan River, today announced on August 31, 2017 that the Manitoba government is making an important investment in the Swan River constituency. Click picture for a larger version. As part of its ongoing commitment to Manitoba’s Sport, Culture and Heritage, the Government of Manitoba is providing $8,500.00 in [...]

2017/09/01Local Interest