Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

More families across southwest Saskatchewan are participating in the home-based, family-centred services provided by the Swift Current & District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP).

Most Canadians still find it difficult to relate concerns over climate change to their daily lives, but a recent report by a Canadian bank makes a clear link between the economic impacts of a growing number of natural catastrophes.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society's ArchaeoCaravan started its summer tour to various locations around the province at the Swift Current Museum on May 15. Pictured are students from Maverick School who visited the mobile activity centre to learn more about archaeology in an interactive way through artifact identification, hide painting and separating and assembling porcelain pieces. For more information about the ArchaeoCaravan, visit the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society website at http://www.saskarchsoc.ca/archaeocaravan/

A bike safety event took place at Bright Beginnings Family Centre in Swift Current on May 14 to teach young cyclists the necessary safety skills and behaviours that will reduce their risk of injury when cycling. The event took place during Bike Safety Week, May 12-18, and was hosted by the City of Swift Current, Cypress Health Region, Bright Beginnings Family Centre, Family Resource Centre, RCMP and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The bike rodeo included helmet and bike inspections, safety awareness and fun cycling activities.

The Speedy Creek Racing Association season opener on the Mother's Day weekend saw racing action in four classes. The feature winners were Stuart Johnson (Thunder Trucks), Destiny Klym (Hobby Stocks), Mike Dionne (Street Stocks) and Bob Heffer (Modifieds). The next race day will be on May 23, when racing starts at 7 p.m. The event will be a breast cancer fundraiser with a silent auction of pink body panels from Terry Davidson's race car and there will also be a relay race around the track by 35 men who will be running on foot in pink speedos.

 

Thursday, 01 May 2014 22:12

Swift Current grass fire, May 1, 2014

 

The Swift Current Redneck Betties won their home opener against the visiting Nor-Sask DiefenBreakHers at the Credit Union iPlex, April 26. The Redneck Betties were ahead 125-76 at halftime and hold on to their lead during a very physical second half to win 214-158. Their next home game will be on May 31 against the Sugar Skulls during the Show 'n Shiners 1950s themed event. Redneck Betties team members will be selling tickets and merchandise at the Ladybug trade show taking place in the Stockade building at Kinetic Park on May 3.

 

A long-time Swift Current tradition in support of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council took place at the Frontier Bowling Lanes on April 26 with the 26th annual Ability Bowl. This year’s event had a Disney theme and many teams were dressed in their favourite characters. The 42 teams raised a total of $72,746.79 in support of programs and services for people with varying abilities at the Swift Current branch of Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

 

The Kyle community theatre group That Kritical Stage entertained the audience at TheatreFest 2014 in Swift Current on April 22 with the presentation of the heartwarming comedy Homecoming by Saskatchewan playwright Leeann Minogue. Danny Hannouch as life-long farmer Jerry Wilson is struggling to come to terms with retirement. He harasses his son and daughter-in-law until they leave town and then carries on farming while hiding the truth from the rest of the town. Other cast members are Trudee Smith, Doug Hodgins, Becky Walker and Paulette Thompson, who also directed. The provincial full-length play festival takes place from April 21 to 26 at the Beatty Playhouse in Swift Current, hosted by Swift Current Little Theatre, with the presentation of a play each night by a different theatre group as well as public workshops on April 24. Festival awards will be presented after the final performance on April 26.

 
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