Tag Archives: Sports

Thunderhill Ski Club Receives $62,000 Co-op Grant

Elevating Access: A Magic Carpet Lift For All Ages and Abilities at Thunderhill Ski Club is one of 14 projects that have received a portion of $1 million as a 2024 recipient of Co-op Community Spaces. “This investment reflects Co-op’s ongoing commitment to enhancing the quality of life for our residents by providing inclusive, year-round […]

2024/06/12Local Interest

Made Lake Bible Camp Hosts Horseplay in Swan River

Submitted by: Kendra Thiessen | Horseplay is equestrian program where kids can learn to ride horses, expanding their skills both on the ground and in the saddle. The beginner riders are taught how to start, stop and steer the horse. As they progress we work on trotting and looping with control. Barrel racing and pole […]

2024/05/10Local Interest

Noon Hour Hockey 40th Anniversary Bubba Cup

Back L-R: Lyle Eggie, Chris Hart, Ryan Cooke, John Pasternak, Hilbert Nerbas, Dale Anderson,Blair Mosiondz, Rodney Redhead, Jay Barkman, Cam Hart, Henry Barkowski, Tyrell Koehn, Jax Penner Middle: Roman Koehn, David Thiessen, Drew Penner, Rob Nesbitt, Faron Genaille, Tim Grazier, Colin Baldwin, Front: Brian Laforce, Chris Penner, Faron Cook, Jarrett Gingras, Chris Thompson, Brad Stewart, […]

2024/04/14Local Interest

Minitonas Fifty Plus Hockey Finale

L-R Back Row; Faron Cook, Pat Morden, James Waldner, Greg Hunt, Eldon Hart, Carl Giesbrecht, Blair Mosiondz, Faron Genaille, Abel Gott, Bryon Fried, Lyle Eggie Front: Kolton Leslie, Randy Mateika, Terry Fullerton, Marc Kunjumpa, Dennis Kalynuk, Jarret Gingras, George Oberlin, Steve Windsor, Henry Barkowski. Missing: Doug Sagert, David Eggie, Jerry Copapay and Chris Cook Submitted […]

2024/03/20Local Interest

Many Brave Blustery Weather at Billy Beal Derby

Submitted by: Keith Behrmann Our 24th Billy Beal Derby is now in the history books. I can honestly say, without a shadow of doubt, this event would not be possible without the countless volunteer hours put in by our Valley Lions members, community volunteers, and the generosity of our sponsors. Having said that, our success […]

2024/03/19Local Interest

Disney on Ice – SRCC Women’s Curling Bonspiel

Submitted by: Alyssa Pitura The Swan River Curling Club hosted its 92nd women’s bonspiel on March 17-19, 2023. The Disney-themed bonspiel had a total of 28 teams participate. We want to extend a thank you to the following businesses and families for their event contributions: the Spicer Family, Swan Valley Consumers Co-op, New Era Ag, […]

2023/03/23Local 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

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

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

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

Local Team Wins Duck Mountain Curling Championship

2021/22 Duck Mountain Super League champions: Neil Scales, lead; Scott Tibble, second; Kelly Tibble, third; Brent Scales, skip, and Tom Jordens, DMSL executive. Submitted Story | After seven weeks of round-robin competition, Duck Mountain Super League (DMSL) curling teams from Canora, Norquay, Swan River, Benito, Madge Lake and Kamsack met for play-offs at the Broda […]

2022/03/30Local Interest

2022 Swan River Ladies & Men’s Joint Bonspiels

Submitted by: Shelley Jersak | The Swan River Ladies Curling Club held their bonspiel on March 18 – 20, 2022 with 18 teams participating. 1st Event Winner sponsored by Rogers presented by Brent Scales. Pictured above: Winners Lois Mosiondz, Torey Werbicki, Donalda Gale, Marie Yablonski 2nd Sandra Tibble rink, 3rd Kari Goethe rink, 4th Marilyn […]

2022/03/24Local Interest

JV Girls at MHSAA Basketball Provincials

Back Row: Coach Lise Fraser, Assistant Coach Sydney Fedorchuk, Reed Vestby, Elijah Chartrand, Kailey McArthur, Loren Davy Middle: Ava Walker, Crystal Zamzow, Ava Hart, Katie Playford, Jacey Harness Front: Assistant Coach: Jasmine Rose Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The SVRSS JV Girls basketball team travelled to Winnipeg on March 9, 2022 to play in the […]

2022/03/22Local Interest

U15 Rural B Provincials – Swan Valley Wins Gold

Submitted by: Tanya Staniland | U15 Rural B Provincials were a success!!! Eight teams came and enjoyed the hospitality that Swan River has to offer. Our local U15 came away from the round robin with 2 wins and 1 tie before challenging the Souris/Hartney team in the semi-finals. It was a close game with Swan […]

2022/03/10Local 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

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

Swan Valley Athletes Playing University Soccer

Left to Right: Morgan Terry, Kristen Bender, Sean Kirkpatrick, Ireland Staples, Sierra Makasoff, Josie Black Submitted by: Lise Fraser | There are seven graduated students athletes from the Swan Valley Regional soccer program currently playing in the Manitoba Collegiate University league. At Assiniboine Community College: Hailey Burghart. Brandon University: Kristen Bender, Morgan Terry, Josie Black, […]

2021/09/29Local Interest

Spitfires Volleyball Club Hosts Fall Volleyball Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart The Spitfires Volleyball Club was excited to host former Olympic Women’s Volleyball Coach Mike Burchuk this weekend at the Birch River School Gym for a Fall Volleyball Camp for high school age girls. There were 11 Junior Varsity (grades 9 & 10) and 10 Varsity (grades 11 & 12) players who […]

2020/10/20Local 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

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

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

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

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

SVRSS Tigers Winning Streak Ends

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers winning streak comes to an end with an 8-3 loss to the Major Pratt Trojans on Sunday November 3, 2019. Tigers are on the road this Wednesday as they head to McCreary. Next home game action is Saturday, November 9, 2019 vs Sandy Bay at 4:30.

2019/11/07Local Interest

SVRSS Tigers Win 14-1 Over Birtle Falcons

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk | The SVRSS Tigers had a very successful home opener weekend clenching their second win versus the Birtle Falcons with a 14–1 final score on October 27, 2019.

2019/10/30Local Interest

Swan Valley Tigers Win 7-3 Over Roblin Raiders

Submitted by: Tracy Boychuk The SVRSS Swan Valley Tigers win 7-3 over Roblin Raiders in their Home Opener on October 25, 2019. Special thanks to the Home Opener Sponsors Star City Cinema – Y Not Johnny’s – Pizza Place -Timberland Inn and Tim Hortons. Next Game is Sunday October 27, 2019 at 1:00 PM. Come […]

2019/10/26Local Interest

Spitfires Girls Volleyball Host Open Skills Camp

Submitted by: Kandace Hart | The Spitfires Girls Volleyball team hosted an open skills camp August 23, 2019 at SVRSS with clinician Aimee Uchelenko. Aimee currently coaches the 18U Women’s club team in Estavan and is involved with the Atomic Program. She was a member of the Saskatchewan provincial team, had a 5 year career […]

2019/08/27Local Interest

Two Days of Racing Action at Stock Car Club Invitational

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Speedway was buzzing with activity as the Swan Valley Stock Car Club hosted their annual invitational 2 day race on August 3 and 4, 2019. The weather was beautiful and the racing was great with close to 60 cars in attendance from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Friendly fans, fantastic […]

2019/08/12Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Chariot and Chuckwagon Action

ValleyBiz Story | Here’s one last look at the racing action from the 2019 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. The Roundup featured 4 days of heart-pumping, crowd-cheering, Chariot and Chuckwagon racing action.

2019/08/05Local Interest

Never a Dull Moment at Northwest Roundup Rodeo

ValleyBiz Story | The Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River has something for everyone and the rodeo events are always a crowd-pleaser. The fast paced events offer plenty of thrills, spills and heart-pumping action. Bronc Riding Bull Riding Tie Down Roping Steer Wrestling Team Roping Barrel Racing

2019/07/30Local Interest

Northwest Roundup Wows Kids With Many Activities

ValleyBiz Story | Each year kids look forward to the Northwest Roundup and Exhibition in Swan River on the last weekend in July. This year was no exception. The Roundup provides plenty of things to do, including opportunities for up and coming rodeo stars to get up close and personal with the action. The Mutton […]

2019/07/30Local Interest

Full Day of Fun at Benito Canada Day Celebration

Submitted by: Shirley Yaschyshyn | Benito was bustling on Canada Day with a full day of activities for all ages to enjoy. To start the festivities, the Benito Volunteer Firefighter’s hosted a Pancake Breakfast. Pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice were served to approximately 420 people with all money raised going to the CZ Miller Trust […]

2019/07/08Local Interest

Golf, Fun and Games at Friends of the Valley FUNdraiser

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | On Saturday, June 15, 2019 the Bowman & District Lions Club and the Swan River Golf & Country Club had the 2019 Friends of the Valley Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between the Bowsman Lions and the Swan River Golf & Country Club. The […]

2019/06/20Local Interest

Great Turnout for Blue Sky Team Penning Competition

Submitted by: Jessie Foster | We had a great turnout for the Blue Sky Team Penning competition on June 15, 2019. there were 71 open teams and 6 youth teams. Thank you to all of our sponsors and to Stan Foster for providing the livestock for the event. 1st Place: Rachel Olyarnyk, Jamie Taylor, Cassie […]

2019/06/19Local Interest

Action Packed Weekend at SV High School Rodeo Finals

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | What a fun-filled, action-packed weekend! Rough Country Kubota has definitely gained favor with Jace, who was Peter’s right hand man, next to Luke, in ground maintenance throughout the weekend. Jace continuously tells his dad from North Dakota that he needs a Kubota! As organizers, going back & forth from rodeo […]

2019/06/17Local Interest

Stampeders Hire New Head Coach & General Manger

Swan Valley Stampeders Media Release | The Board of Directors of the Swan Valley Stampeders of the MJHL are pleased to announce the hiring of Geoff Grimwood as Head Coach and General Manager. Chosen from a strong list of candidates, Grimwood, a 38 year old Victoria, BC native, comes to the Stampeders with several years […]

2019/05/30Local Interest

Young Rodeo Stars Compete at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Crystal Nepinak | Swan Valley High School Rodeo finally had a dry and somewhat warmer rodeo weekend compared to years past! We received much praise with regards to the facility, the grounds were great, and the food was delicious! The past weekend was definitely a jammed pack weekend. We kicked off Friday night […]

2019/05/15Local Interest

Stamps Lose Heartbreaker To Portage Terriers in Game 7

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Stamps’ unbelievable season came to an end Monday night in Portage, as Reece Henry would score the series clinching goal 5:26 into overtime to claim the Turnbull Cup. The Terriers would open the scoring in game 7, as Sam Houston would let a wrist shot […]

2019/04/23Local Interest

Portage Forces Game 7 with 5-2 Win in Swan

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | A strong third period by the Portage Terriers sunk any hopes of Swan Valley hoisting the Turnbull Cup on home ice Thursday night [April 18, 2019] in Swan River. The Terriers scored four goals in the third period, beating the Stampeders 5-2 and forcing game 7. […]

2019/04/18Local Interest

Stamps Win 4-3 in Triple OT, Lead Series 3-2

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Swan Valley Stampeders continue to instill the word believe in so many fans. Tonight’s 4-3 triple overtime win over the Portage Terriers proved that believing leads to great things. Kasyn Kruse would open the scoring tonight, beating Terriers netminder Ethan Peterson in tight, potting his […]

2019/04/17Local Interest

Minitonas School Cheers on Stampeders

Submitted Photos | On April 15, 2019, as the Swan Valley Stampeders headed out to Portage in preparation to play game number 5 in the MJHL series final, it was requested that the bus make a short detour past Minitonas School. Students and teachers lined the street, waving, cheering and wishing them good luck in […]

2019/04/16Local Interest

Stamps Even Series 2-2 With A 7-2 Win Saturday Night

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Stamps’ evened the Turnbull Cup Series with a dominating 7-2 win on home ice Saturday [April 13, 2019] night in front of a sold out crowd. Matt Osadick and Campbell Balk score twice to lead the way, while Merek Pipes stopped 32/34 for the win […]

2019/04/14Local Interest

Stamps Drop Game 3 in Portage 3-2, Trail MJHL Final 2-1

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | After winning their first ever game in the MJHL Finals, the Stamps’ were looking to keep that momentum going in Portage Wednesday night [April 10, 2019]. The Stampeders would come up short, losing 3-2 to the Portage Terriers, and now trail 2-1 in the MJHL Finals. […]

2019/04/10Local Interest

Stampeders Win 6-5 In Overtime to Even Series 1-1

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | The Swan Valley Stampeders evened the Turnbull Cup Series on home ice Sunday night [April 7, 2019], beating the Portage Terriers 6-5 in overtime. Captain Brian Harris scored his second of the post season, swatting in a rebound at 6:18 on the power play. Swan River, […]

2019/04/08Local Interest

MJHL Finals – Game 1 Recap: 3-0 Win for Portage

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | Despite outshooting their opponent, the Stamps’ fell to the Portage Terriers 3-0 in Game 1 held April 5, 2019 in Portage. The highly anticipated game one of the Turnbull Cup Championship series started slowly for the Stampeders. The Terriers pushed the majority of the play in […]

2019/04/07Local Interest

Swan Valley Stampeders Advance to MJHL Finals

Republished with Permission from the Swan Valley Stampeders | For the first time in franchise history, the Swan Valley Stampeders are off to the MJHL Finals. The team will play for the league title after beating Steinbach 5-3 Monday April 1st, advancing with a 4-2 semi-final series win. After a turnover at the offensive blue […]

2019/04/04Local Interest

Wild Wild West at Swan River Ladies Curling Bonspiel

Submitted by: Darlene Beck | The Swan River Ladies Curling Club held their 91st Annual Bonspiel on March 15 – 17, 2019. We would like to thank everyone that attended our “Wild Wild West” bonspiel this year. Special thank you to our event sponsors: Scales Drug Store, OK Tire, Star City Cinema and Westwood Inn. […]

2019/04/03Local Interest