Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Concerns over the impact of the closure of the Junction Square bingo hall in Swift Current on local charities were highlighted at a public hearing June 23.

Swift Current was a hive of activity during four days of centennial celebrations that took place in combination with the 76th annual Frontier Days.

There was a large turnout at the Canada Day flag raising ceremony in Swift Current's Memorial Park at noon on July 1. Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer spoke about the importance of volunteerism in the city and province, and the pride people feel about being Canadian. Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director Icasiana de Gala spoke about the experiences of newcomers in becoming Canadians. The raising of the flag was done by a family from Colombia who now resides in Swift Current - Luis Cabrales and Claudia Munoz and children Diana, Javier, Lina and Juan Cabrales. After the ceremony the people people celebrated Canada's 147h birthday with cake and hot dogs.

 

 

The Frontiers Days Centennial Homecoming weekend started on Thursday, June 26. One of the highlights of the day was the Kiddies Day Parade. Below are the judging results.

Pet Category: First: Sammy and Hunter Schmidt; Second: Abby Koot with Neptune the Dog; Third: Levi and Aleigha Holt with Tilly the Dog; Special Mention: Bianca and Sophia Olfert with Manny and Lady the Dogs.

Parade Theme:  First: Veda, Zoe, Isabelle Gottselig; Second: Kya Yates; Third: Ella Toles.

Rollerblades and Scooters: First: Deagan Nykolaishen; Second: Daisy and Daphne Dyck; Third: Luc Perrault.

Decorated Float: First: Owen Taylor; Second: William Prescesky; Third: Nate Jacobson; Special Mention: Izabella Green.

Decorated Bike (Boy): First: Liam Rayner; Second: Cash Macartney; Third: Robbie Macartney; Special Mention: Jackson Tuplin.

Decorated Bike (Girl): First: Macey Tuplin; Second: Kailey Akre; Third: Delaney Dyck; Special Mention: Skylar Vandendort.

Motorized Vehicles: First: Rent and William Noble; Second: Chaz Vandendort; Third: Mya and Tristian Shipley; Special Mention: Min Chisholm.

Costume: First: Carter, Ashton, and Jace Munro; Second: Slate Prefontaine; Third: Milan Yeo; Special Mention: Brielle, Eden, and Brinley.

 

The Long Day's Night Music Festival took place from June 19 to 22 in Swift Current in conjunction with the Windscape Kite Festival. The line-up included other award winning performers such as Regina indie pop band Library Voices, Calgary rock band The Dudes, and the JUNO award winner Corb Lund and his touring band, the Hurtin' Albertans. Pictured are the indie rock band League of Wolves and Nova Scotia band The Stanfields on Friday evening, June 20. 

 

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