Tag Archives: Sports

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

One Last Race at Swan Valley Speedway for 2017

ValleyBiz Story | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club had so much fun this year they weren’t ready to stop for the season. One last race was scheduled for August 27, 2017 and there was plenty of excitement at the track. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/29Local Interest

Amazing Time at Tuesday Gals Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Tuesday Gals Golf on August 15, 2017 was huge success with 46 ladies enjoying great weather, crazy golf challenges, laughter, amazing food by Jody at the clubhouse, and super prizes. Adam’s Contracting (with Andrea Adams) was the event sponsor also providing the extra prizes for the event. Andrea and her [...]

2017/08/23Local Interest

Westman Communications Signed as Presenting Sponsor

Submitted by: Swan River Host Committee 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship | The Swan River Host Committee for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championship is proud to announce the signing of Westman Communications Group as the Presenting Sponsor for the 2018 Canadian Mixed Curling Championships, being held in Swan River November 12 – 18, 2017. [...]

2017/08/08Local Interest

Hot Rodeo Action at the Northwest Roundup

ValleyBiz Story | It was a hot one at the 2017 Northwest Roundup and Exhibition. As the temperatures soared, so did the action at the grandstand. Here are some highlights of the fast paced, scorching action. Click any picture for a larger version.

2017/08/02Local Interest

Stampeders Hire New Assistant Coach / Marketing Director

Submitted by: Derek Boychuk | The Swan Valley Stampeders Junior A Hockey Team is pleased to announce the hiring of Jamie Corbett as our new Assistant Coach/Marketing Director. Jamie, from Headingly, Manitoba brings 15 plus years of coaching experience to our organization. The past two years Jamie was the Head Coach of the Winnipeg Monarchs. [...]

2017/07/26Local Interest

So Much fun at Gymnastics Camp

Submitted by: Nicole Bobick | The Cheetah’s July gymnastics camp held July 17- 29, 2017 was so much fun! There was a great turnout for the parent and tot class. Overall every class had skill development, fitness components, fun activities as well as being a great opportunity to try out our programs. One highlight for [...]

2017/07/25Local Interest

Great Success, Big Impression for 13U Provincials

Submitted by: Jenifer Ferland | Our Swan River 13U “A” Provincials was a success. We had great weather, some great talented teams joining us from all over the province, some wonderful dedicated volunteers which all helped pull this huge event together. Click any picture for a larger version. Our Swan Valley peewees held there own [...]

2017/07/14Local Interest

Increased Attendance at Stampeders AGM

Submitted by: Heidi Langan | The Swan Valley Stampeders Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club (SVSHC) held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The AGM saw an increased number of people out to the AGM this year which was great to see. The Stampeder Board is not a full board with 12 directors who [...]

2017/07/07Local Interest

Send in the Clowns for the Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser

Submitted by: Corey Hurren | Over 100 golfers came out to play in the rain at the Friends of the Swan River Valley’s 3rd Annual Golf Bonanza “FUN”draiser which was held at the Swan River Golf & Country Club on Saturday, June 24th, 2017. Click any picture for a larger verion. If you were brave [...]

2017/06/26Local Interest

Youth Soccer Players Receive Water Bottles

Submitted by: Erin Hodgson | Thanks to a grant from the Manitoba Teachers’ Society, the Swan Valley Teachers’ Association was able to provide water bottles to all children enrolled in youth soccer this spring. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured here is SVTA President Erin Hodgson and various youth soccer players after receiving [...]

2017/06/22Local Interest

Formo Motors sponsors Tuesday Nite Golf

Submitted by: June McKenzie | 55 ladies enjoyed a wonderful evening of golf and friendship at Tuesday Nite Golf sponsored by Formo Motors on June 13, 2017. Click any picture for a larger version. Weather was great as teams played a scramble format before returning to the clubhouse for wine and cheese. Prizes were drawn [...]

2017/06/22Local Interest

Fast Action and Great Memories at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | Another year of Manitoba High School Rodeo wrapped up June 9-11, 2017 in Swan River, with competitors from all over Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota. all here hoping to win a coveted Finals buckle. Pictured above: Cowboy of the Year winner Everett Fairlie puts on the brakes in the steer [...]

2017/06/20Local Interest

Fun Run Participants Explore Swan River Routes

Submitted by: Keith Immerkar | On Sunday June 4, 2017 78 participants took part in the Swan River Fun Run in 4 different distance events. There was a 1K run around Legion Park for the Pre school kids. Click any picture for a larger version. This was followed by the 5, 10 and 21k events [...]

2017/06/06Local Interest

Season Opener at Swan Valley Stock Car Club

Submitted by: Tanya Cherynk | The Swan Valley Stock Car Club held their season opener on May 20, 2017. It was a great day of racing with new cars out at the track. Click any picture for a larger version. We had over 250 people come out and watch the races! Next race is on [...]

2017/05/31Local Interest

Kal Tire Sponsors Gals Golf Pink Ball Challenge

Submitted by: June McKenzie | Kal Tire sponsored the season’s first Tuesday Nite Gals Golf event, the “Pink Ball Challenge” held on May 23, 2017. Pictured left: The Kal Tire team wearing pink shirts for Cancer. Click any picture for a larger version. Sunny skies shone down on the 43 ladies as their laughter could [...]

2017/05/29Local Interest

High Flying Fun at High School Rodeo

Submitted by: Angela Mullin | The Swan Valley High School rodeo was a huge success again this year, although the weather wasn’t great the participants had a wonderful time in our community. Click any picture for a larger version. The comments to the committee from parents and kids alike were all positive, and they are [...]

2017/05/17Local Interest

Tigers’ Bring a Family Member Bowling Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 the Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region’s Tigers’ Bowling Team wrapped up their season with a Bring a Family Member Bowling Tournament. Six teams competed in the tourney. Click any picture for a larger version. Pictured above: L-R Allison, Skylar, Lucas, Graeme, Justin and Jamie. Swan [...]

2017/05/05Local Interest

Special Olympics Parkland 5 Pin Bowling Tournament

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Saturday, April 8th Special Olympics Manitoba Parkland Region held its annual Regional 5 Pin Tournament. 39 bowlers from Swan Valley, Russell and Winnipegosis took part in the 2 shift event at Up Your Alley in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. This tournament was a 5 [...]

2017/04/11Local Interest

Novice Mustangs Parkissimo Consolation Champions

Submitted by: Chris Zamzow | The Swan Valley Novice Mustangs faced Roblin in the first round of the Parkissimo consolation side playoffs. The Mustangs defeated Roblin with a pair of solid 14-4 and 11-2 wins over Roblin. Pictured above: Back row L-R: Chris Zamzow, Damian Leask, Peyton Lehmann, Kolby Danielson, Matt Zamzow, Porter Atkinson, Griffin [...]

2017/04/07Local Interest

Turton Headed to Program of Excellence Tournament

Submitted Story | Congrats and good luck to Parkland Bantam AAA Ranger Cole Turton from Swan River. Turton has been selected to take part in the Under 16 Program of Excellence Spring Tournament in Winnipeg on April 6-9, 2017. This tournament is the first step for a tryout for Team Manitoba. It is composed of [...]

2017/04/06Local Interest

20th Anniversary of the Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby

Submitted by: Cory Hurren | Over five hundred people came up to Whitefish Lake on Saturday, March 18, 2017 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Billy Beal Classic Ice Fishing Derby. Click any picture for a larger version. Derby entrants enjoyed the mild weather and were able to catch over twenty fish. The Billy [...]

2017/03/24Local Interest

Great Season for JV Girls Basketball Team

Submitted by: Lise Fraser | The JV Girls had a successful tournament at the Provincial tournament in Altona this past weekend. The Tigers were the youngest team at provincials but set a goal for themselves to be in a final playoff on Saturday, March 11, 2017. The first game of the tournament was against St. [...]

2017/03/23Local Interest

Great Fun at Bring a Staff Member Bowling Competition

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | On Tuesday, March 14, 2017 the Swan Valley Tiger’s Bowling Team and Staff Members participated in the Bring a Staff Member to Bowling Competition at Up Your Alley Bowling Centre. 12 bowlers rolled in the competition. Click any picture for a larger version. Lukas Hensen and Mr. Peter Fleming took [...]

2017/03/23Local Interest