Monthly Archives: November 2014

Village of Bowsman Minutes – November 19, 2014

Minutes of Council meeting held in Bowsman Council Chambers on November 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Present were Mayor Leanne Hutman, Councillors Daphne Currie, Michelle Baudin, Joyce Readman and Courtney Densen. Also present was C.A.O. Patti Simpson. DELEGATIONS 7:30 Stevo Potkonjak – Bowsman Fire Department 8:00 Stan Giles – Maintenance Report/Bowsman Water Plant CALL TO […]

2014/11/30Local Interest

A Message of Encouragement at Trevor Baker Concert

Submitted by: Chris Staniland | Driving through snow, blowing snow, and slippery road conditions, Trevor managed to travel from near Saskatoon all the way to Minitonas for a morning concert live on Sunday where he shared through speaking and songs. A decent sized crowd also braved the ice and the fresh blanket of snow to […]

2014/11/29Local Interest

The Light Has Come Concert – December 6, 2014

Submitted by: David Ogram | The Light Has Come An Evening of Song & Word Sat. December 6, 2014 7:00 pm Seventh Day Adventist Church – Swan River 1200 – 1st Street South Featuring: Carolle Cowan – Piano Gord Lincoln – Trumpet The Janzen Family SDA Singers Congregational Carol Singing Refreshments to Follow Everyone Welcome!

2014/11/27Local Interest

Members Sought for Local Health Involvement Group

Prairie Mountain Health Release | If you have an interest in health care within your community, and have some thoughts regarding health care priorities across the region, Prairie Mountain Health wants to hear from you! Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) is in the process of establishing Local Health Involvement Groups within the region and is urging […]

2014/11/27Local Interest

Fantastic Variety at Farmers’ Market Craft Fair

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald | The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Fair once again presented a fantastic array of locally produced arts, crafts and goods. Click any picture for a large version. Vendors came from across the Valley and neighbouring communities to offer quality knits, preserves, honey, jewelry, paintings and so much more. It […]

2014/11/26Local Interest

Safety Advisory – Horses on the Loose

Submitted by: RM of Swan River | There are horses loose in the RM of Swan River, a black gelding with a blue halter on, and a Mare & foal both are brown. If you see these horses please contact the RM of Swan River office at 204-734-3344. If you are able to catch & […]

2014/11/26Local Interest

Christmas Carol Festival – December 7, 2014

Submitted by: Wendy van der Walt | Swan Valley Fine Arts Festival Christmas Carol Festival Sun. December 7, 2014 3:00 p.m. Temple Baptist Church Silver Collection This Festival is NOT adjudicated, there is no fee to participate, and is a wonderful way to share your musical talents for all to enjoy. Any individuals or groups; […]

2014/11/25Local Interest

Serving Up Smiles at Service to Seniors Cookie Walk

Submitted by: Bev Leach | Service to Seniors held their annual Cookie Walk on November 22, 2014. Andrea Block with Brayden, Austin, Allie Travis and Ba-Oma Olga were all smiles as they waited to get in line to choose their cookies! Click any picture for a larger version. Volunteers were busy preparing trays of cookies […]

2014/11/25Local Interest

Community Priorities Selected at SVCTC Meeting

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities That Care (SVCTC) hosted a luncheon Community Information meeting at the Elks Hall on November 19, 2014. Approximately 40 community members participated in this event. Click any picture for a larger version. SVCTC Board members were also supported in this presentation by Dalen Dutton (CTC Master Trainer-Maine, […]

2014/11/24Local Interest

Mini Fun Spiel & Wing Night – December 6, 2014

Submitted by: Leigh Osatchuk Mini Fun Spiel & Wing Night December 6, 2014 7:00 pm Start Benito Rec Centre & Shaker City Lounge Wings Start at 8:00 pm $20 Entry / Team – 16 Team Limit Call Entries to: Rick K. 204-539-2811 Scott S. 204-539-2667 Everyone Welcome! Fun for the Whole Family! Members and Invited […]

2014/11/23Local Interest

Village of Benito Minutes – November 18, 2014

A Regular Meeting of Council of the Village of Benito was called to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday November 18, 2014 in the Village Council Chambers. Present: Mayor Meadows; Deputy Mayor Scouten, Councilor Zebinski; Councilor Offenberger; Councilor Schneider Chief Administrative Officer ~ Pat Ellingson. Mayor Meadows called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm […]

2014/11/23Local Interest

RM of Minitonas – November 12, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Rural Municipality of Minitonas, held in Council Chambers, in Minitonas, Manitoba this 12th day of November, 2014 A.D. at 8:00 am. Present: Deputy Reeve, C. Eisner Councillors: Klekta & Rinsdorf CAO: C. Gordon Absent With Notice: Reeve M. McIntosh Absent Without Notice: Councillor W. Pacamaniuk Delegations: […]

2014/11/22Local Interest

Diverse Crowd Attends Legion Supper & Dance

Submitted by: Gordon Hornbeck The Swan River Legion Executive was pleased with the turnout and the atmosphere during the ham supper and dance on the evening on November 15, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. The Legion Volunteer Kitchen Ladies put on a wonderful meal that included ham with scalloped potatoes and meatballs, […]

2014/11/21Local Interest

Royal Purple Christmas Baking – Order By Nov. 29, 2014

Submitted by: Bev Lumax | Royal Purple Christmas Baking Small Box 2 Dozen $15 Christmas Puddings $10 Order deadline: November 29, 2014 Pick up at Elks Hall Dec 6, 2014 10:00—Noon To Order Call Diane 204-734-2232 Bev 204-734-0661

2014/11/21Local Interest

Minitonas 4H Beef Club Report – November 2014

Submitted by: Jack Mullin | The Minitonas 4H Beef club had a meeting on November 3, 2014 where following elections were held; president is Jayden Wlasichuk, Vice President is Abby Black, secretary is Leah Graham, Nathan Barker is the banner scanner. Maria Slepicka and McKenna Wlasichuk are the area council reps. On Saturday November 15, […]

2014/11/21Local Interest

Trevor Baker Live – November 23, 2014

Submitted by: Chris Staniland The Music of Trevor Baker – Live Sun. November 23, 2014 10:30 am Cornerstone Baptist Church – Minitonas

2014/11/20Local Interest

Lions Serve Up A Little Warmth on a Cold Day

Submitted by: Brett Church | The Minitonas Lions Club would like to thank everyone the helped and came out to enjoy our soup and bun fundraiser. Click any picture for a larger version. Over 150 bowls of soup and buns were served to members of the local community and surrounding area as well as children […]

2014/11/20Local Interest

Town of Swan River Minutes – November 4, 2014

The Council of the Town of Swan River met on Tuesday, November 4th, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers with Mayor Mckenzie presiding and Councilor’s Delaurier, Moriaux, Jacobson, Friesen, Whyte and Sakal present. The newly elected Council took their Oath of Office at the beginning of the meeting. Minutes: 1. RESOLVED that […]

2014/11/20Local Interest

Christmas Tea And Bake Sale – December 6, 2014

Submitted by: Bev Leach | St. James Anglican Church invites you to join us at our Christmas Tea and Bake Sale Sat. December 6, 2014 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm St. James Anglican Church Hall: 1201 – 1st Street S. Everyone is Welcome!

2014/11/19Local Interest

Many Hands Make United Church Supper a Success

Submitted by: Jayne Leadbeater | After a couple of months of planning and organizing, and many hours of volunteer efforts, the St. Andrew’s United Church in Swan River held another successful event occurred at the Veterans Hall on November 16, 2014. Click any picture for a larger version. Harold Proppe, one of the crew of […]

2014/11/19Local Interest

Funding for Swan River and Minitonas Infrastructure

Provinc of Manitoba Media Release | Municipal Government Minister Drew Caldwell, along with Robert Sopuck, member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette, announced today that five communities from Manitoba’s Parkland region will benefit from major investments in renewed infrastructure through the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund. “By partnering with the Government of Canada and […]

2014/11/18Local Interest

Reimer & Co. Chartered Accountants Merges with MNP LLP

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2014, CALGARY, AB – Reimer & Co. Chartered Accountants, a Swan River-based accounting firm, will merge with MNP LLP, one of Canada’s largest national accounting and business consulting firms, effective January 1, 2015. Reimer & Co. was looking for an opportunity to offer more specialty services to its clients, while MNP was […]

2014/11/18Local Interest

Advancements in Swan Valley Healthcare

Swan Valley RISE Media Release | Swan Valley RISE (RISE) is issuing this statement in recognition of the ongoing efforts by Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) to improve healthcare in the Swan Valley. In the course of working with PMH, we have appreciated their responsiveness to the healthcare needs of our community and commend their transparent […]

2014/11/18Local Interest

Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Sale – November 21, 2014

Submitted by: Yoenne Ewald The Swan Valley Farmers’ Market Christmas Craft Sale Fri. November 21, 2014 10am to 6pm Elbert Chartrand Friendship Centre (1413 Main st). Lunch and treats will be catered by Diane Sims. Come on over and check out a wide array of products that are handcrafted, homebaked, and homegrown in your community […]

2014/11/17Local Interest

Swan Valley Historical Museum Receives Grant

On November 7, 2014 Ron Kostyshyn, MLA for Swan River presented Neil Brown, President of Swan Valley Historical Museum with a $4,000.00 cheque from the Manitoba Community Places Program for the Swan Valley Historical Museum Railroad Station Roof Repairs. Submitted Story

2014/11/17Local Interest

Another Successful Rotary Radio Auction

ValleyBiz Story | This year’s Rotary Radio Auction started off with a 151 donated items with a total value of over $20,000. The Auction was broadcast live on GX94 Radio with a full list of auction items available on and printed in the Star and Times. Photo Submitted by Scott Swaiko When the final […]

2014/11/16Local Interest

RM of Swan River Minutes – November 10, 2014

Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Council of the Rural Municipality of Swan River, held in the Council Chamber at 216 Main Street West, Swan River, Manitoba on Monday, November 10th, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Present Reeve: Lorne Henkelman Councillors: Glen Foster, Don Machan Alex Haluschak, Earl Hrappstead, Brian Burick Absent: Terry Neely ALEX […]

2014/11/16Local Interest

Town of Minitonas Minutes – November 5, 2014

Regular Meeting of the members of Council of the Town of Minitonas, held in the Council Chambers, Minitonas, Manitoba this 5th day of November, 2014 A.D. at 7:00 p.m. Present: Mayor Barkowski Councillors: Bartel, Windsor & Caruk CAO: Carolyn Gordon Delegations: G. Thiessen re: Town Public Works 1. S. Windsor – J. Caruk RESOLVED THAT […]

2014/11/15Local Interest

Golden Gals Curling Playdowns – December 5 & 6, 2014

Submitted by: Joyce Trevellyan Golden Gals District #2 Playdowns December 5 & 6, 2014 Swan River Community Centre Luncheon on Saturday with District Meeting to Follow. Registration $100 per Team Double knock out format A Side and B Side Winners advance to Provincials March 9th – 12th, 2015 in Rivers, MB Click here for the […]

2014/11/15Local Interest

Christmas in the Air at Calico Corners

Submitted by: Brenda Fisher | Calico Corners was once again a wonderful success. Christmas was in the air with the beautiful array of crafts and delicious goodies available. Click picture for a larger version. The Association for Community Living-Swan River Branch would like to thank all those who attended, the crafters, and everyone who donated […]

2014/11/14Local Interest

Community Information Meeting – November 19, 2014

Submitted by: Beverley Polon | Swan Valley Communities That Care Community Information Meeting Wed. November 19, 2014 11:30 am – 1:00 pm Elks Hall The main goal of this meeting is to provide an opportunity to share the results from the Student Youth survey conducted in the Swan Valley School Division in December 2013. Based […]

2014/11/14Local Interest

Wonderful Support for Lavender Good Neighbor Centre

Submitted by: Leah Graham The Lavender Good Neighbor Centre had a wonderful turnout with 27 tables including baking, jam and syrups, soaps, quilting, books, chocolates and skirts, jockey, crocheting , knitting, ornaments, dishes, toys, clothes, scentzy and fitness, for their Flea Market on November 8, 2014 at the Swan Valley Museum. There was a wonderful […]

2014/11/13Local Interest

Minitonas Lions Soup & Bun Lunch – November 14, 2014

Submitted by: Brett Church | Minitonas & District Lions Club Soup and Bun Diabetes Fundraiser Fri. November 14, 2014 Minitonas Town Hall Home made soup, sandwich, and dessert for $5 payable at the door.

2014/11/13Local Interest

Benito Harvest Celebration 2014

Submitted by: Pamela Bowles | On November 8, 2014 approximately 200 people attended the 4th Annual Harvest Celebration supper and dance hosted by the Shaker Misto Dance Club and the Benito Recreation Centre. Guests enjoyed a delicious supper of perogies, cabbage rolls, beet rolls, ham, and cream chicken. Following supper, they were entertained with Ukrainian […]

2014/11/13Local Interest

Festival of Trees: November 25-29, 2014

Submitted by: Gill McGrath Swan Valley Festival of Trees November 25-29, 2014 North West Regional Library Celebrate the season with festive trees and fancy gingerbread houses. Festival Opening Times: Tuesday, November 25:      10am-5pm, 7pm-9pm Wednesday, November 26: 10am-5pm Thursday, November 27:     10am-5pm, 7pm-9pm Friday, November 28:          10am-5pm Saturday, November 29:      10:30am-4pm Hot spiced Cranberry […]

2014/11/12Local Interest

Swan Valley Athletes Featured in Special Olympics Calendar

Submitted by: Shirley Todosichuk | We are very excited that our very own Tiger Fire Floor Hockey Team with Andrew Ladd of the Winnipeg Jets is front and center on the cover of the 2015 Special Olympics Manitoba Cash Calendar and many of our athletes are featured throughout. Click picture for a larger version. Our […]

2014/11/12Local Interest

Taking Time to Reflect and Remember

ValleyBiz Story | Remembrance Day observances began in Swan River at 10:30am on the morning of November 11, 2014 with a march from the Veterans Community Hall to the Cenotaph where Veterans laid wreaths to honour the fallen. Click any picture for a larger version. From small children yet to young to understand the significance […]

2014/11/11Local Interest

Ham Supper & Dance – November 15, 2014

Submitted by: Gordon Hornbeck Ham Supper & Dance Sat. November 15, 2014 6:00 pm Legion Club Room $15 per plate for Supper Supper Tickets available at the Branch bar A full deluxe banquet entree with scalloped potatoes and meatballs Garden fresh vegetables with a choice of salad, with pickles and all the condiments Complete with […]

2014/11/11Local Interest

Enthusiastic Support at Darla Leslie Benefit Concert

Submitted by: Tim Mueller| Calvin and Darla Leslie were overwhelmed by the response of a concert given to raise funds to aide in Darla’s medical expenses. Click any picture for a larger version. The Minitonas Coffee House Band provided accompaniment for many of the performers from around the Swan Valley area, as well as performing […]

2014/11/11Local Interest

Mike Beaudry from Bellsite Debuts on Gold Rush

ValleyBiz Story | Mike Beaudry from Bellsite, MB makes his debut on Gold Rush Season 5, Episode 4: Viking Ship. Gold Rush is a reality television series that airs on Discovery. Submitted Photo The show focuses on the mining of gold placer deposits found in the Yukon Territory, Canada by various teams of miners. Mike […]

2014/11/10Local Interest

Cookie Walk – November 22, 2014

Submitted by: Bev Leach | A great way to start your Christmas baking is taking place – Service to Seniors will again host the Cookie Walk: Sat. November 22, 2014 10 a.m. to Noon St. James Anglican Church For six dollars, you can purchase a box and proceed to choose from a huge variety of […]

2014/11/10Local Interest

Large Crowd at Lenswood Harvest Dance

Submitted by: Judy Biech | A large crowd attended the annual Lenswood Harvest dance Nov. 8, 2014 Everyone had a great time dancing and visiting to the music of Ken Thompson and Desmond Legace. A huge midnight lunch gave the dancers energy to boogie till 1:00 am. Thanks to everyone who came out to support […]

2014/11/10Local Interest

Benito United Church Craft/Trade Show – December 6, 2014

Submitted by: Karen Gade | Benito United Church Craft and Trade Show Soup/Sandwich Lunch Sat. December 6, 2014 10 am – 2 pm Benito Rec Centre Baking – Crafts – Mary Kay – Avon – Norwex – Suds’n’Such – Epicure – Pampered Chef – Quilting with Karma – Jewelry – Rada Knives – Cree Star […]

2014/11/09Local Interest

Rick Wowchuk PC Candidate for Swan River

Submitted by: Jason Delaurier | Brian Pallister, leader of the PC party of Manitoba was in Swan River on Monday November 3, 2014 as the special guest speaker at the Candidate Nomination. During the meeting, Rick Wowchuk was named as the PC candidate for the Swan River region.

2014/11/07Local Interest

Veterans Hall Upgrades Tables to Meet Needs of Users

Submitted Story | SWAN RIVER, MB Its out with the old and in with the new at Swan River’s Veterans Community Hall. For years users have complained about the old wooden tables used at events and today the hall board announces that new tables will be in use this November. The old tables were wood […]

2014/11/07Local Interest

Community Foundation Dinner Theatre – November 28, 2014

Submitted by: Paula Jones Community Foundation of Swan Valley 5th Annual Fundraiser Dinner Theatre Fri. November 28, 2014 6:30 pm Veterans Community Hall The Valley Stage Players present: Hilda’s Yard by Norm Foster Hilda’s Yard by Norm Foster is a two-act comedy (approximately two hours in length). A middle-aged couple has finally managed to have […]

2014/11/06Local Interest

Formo Motors Scares Up a Truckload of Food

ValleyBiz Story | Throughout the month of October, Formo Motors has been collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank through the We Scare hunger campaign. Click any picture for a larger version. Initiatives have included a BBQ during their grand re-opening, collections during Spooktober Fest and a campaign through Minitonas Middle Years School. […]

2014/11/06Local Interest

Valley Stage Players in Rehearsal for “Hilda’s Yard”

Submitted by: Lloyd Gilchrist | The Valley Stage Players are deep in rehearsals for their major production “Hilda’s Yard” which will be presented on November 29 and 30, 2014 at the Veterans’ Hall in Swan River. Click any picture for a larger version. This year’s production is a comedy written by the talented and successful […]

2014/11/05Local Interest

Almost $2500 Raised at Minitonas Skate-A-Thon

Submitted by: Kasey Chartrand | On November 2, 2014 the Minitonas & District Arena held their Annual Skate-a-thon to kick off the 2014/2015 skating season. There were approximately 50 skaters who raised just under $2500.00. Click a picture for a larger version. Each child who brought a pledge sheet that afternoon received a free hot […]

2014/11/04Local Interest

Christmas Cheer Applications: November 3-21, 2014

Submitted by: Swan Valley Christmas Cheer Board APPLICATION FORMS available at Your Municipal Office From 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mon. November 3, 2014 to Fri. November 21, 2014 MUST BE COMPLETED & RETURNED by 4:00 pm on Friday, November 21, 2014 PHONE OR WALK IN APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE TAKEN Sunday, November 23, 2014 […]

2014/11/04Local Interest