Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The first half of the Blenders 2017-18 concert series ended on a high note with a performance by Calgary singer-songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Manitoba band The Middle Coast at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Dec. 1. The Middle Coast set the mood with their easy-going 1970s-style yacht rock before returning to the stage as the backing band for Fitzgerald, who is currently on a western Canadian road trip. His music is a combination of soul, folk and pop influences that are delivered with the full sound of the entire band or quieter acoustic songs. After a brief hiatus the popular Blenders concert series will continue on Jan. 27 with a performance by the award-winning Kirby Sewell Band. For more information about upcoming Blenders concerts, visit the website www.blendersmusic.ca

 

The cities of Swift Current and Medicine Hat are submitting a joint bid to Hockey Canada to host the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The provincial Take Home Naloxone program to provide free kits to those at risk of an opioid overdose has been expanded to the Cypress Health Region.

The Cypress Health Region provides a variety of services to individuals facing mental health challenges.

The Salvation Army has set a large fundraising goal for their 104th annual Christmas campaign in Swift Current.
The official launch of the campaign took place with a ribbon cutting ceremony and the opening of the Miracle Room with angel tree in the Swift Current Mall, Nov. 25.

The personal memories of ordinary Canadians about their home and community was the inspiration for Regina artist Heather Cline's exhibition Quiet Stories from Canadian Places, which is currently on show at the Art Gallery of Swift Current.

There was some reflection on the achievements of the Cypress Health Region over the past 15 years at the final board meeting before the launch of a single provincial health authority in Saskatchewan.

Monday, 04 December 2017 04:46

Maverick High School shows it cares Dec. 6

Men working to end men’s violence against women is the annual theme of the White Ribbon Campaign. 

The Swift Current Broncos hosted the first ever multicultural night at the Nov. 25 game against the Brandon Wheat Kings. This theme night, which was held in association with the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre and the Prairie Post, coincided with the celebration of Saskatchewan Multicultural Week from Nov. 18-26. Swift Current residents who came to Canada from across the world were on the ice for a brief ceremony and puck drop. The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre had a table at the Broncos multicultural theme night, where people could enter a draw for a gift basket. People were able to show the place of origin of their ancestor by putting a pin on a world map. The Broncos suffered a 3-2 loss in overtime against the Wheat Kings. The Broncos lost only three of their last 10 games, and two of those losses were against the Brandon team. The previous night the Broncos won their game against the Raiders in Prince Albert. After the two weekend games the Swift Current team was second in the East Division with a 17-5-2-0 record. 

 

Two visitors from the North Pole gave a helping hand to the Swift Current SPCA at the annual Santa Paws fundraiser, Nov. 25. Santa and Mrs Claus spend the afternoon at Cowtown to have their photos taken with a variety of pets. The fundraiser was an opportunity for pet owners to show their support for the animal shelter and to receive a unique souvenir print of their pets. The shelter's resources get stretched during the winter and there are different ways to support the Swift Current SPCA during the festive season. The 2018 SPCA pet calendars are on sale for $10 each at the animal shelter, the SPCA bookstore and selected businesses in the city. It will be Feed the Pets SPCA Night at the Dec. 16 Broncos game against the Kamloops Blazers. Hockey fans can make a monetary donation at the game or bring along pet food or cleaning supplies. The Swift Current SPCA 2017 holiday giving guide can now also be viewed on the shelter's website at http://spcaswiftcurrent.com. The guide gives an option to select a donation amount for a specific purpose, for example a $25 donation will feed a shelter pet for one month.

 

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