Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


The Swift Current Comprehensive High School's Senior Colts volleyball team hosted their annual 12-team tournament on Oct. 2 and 3. The Colts have not only reached the finals of the previous two tournaments they attended, but they won the 20-team University of Regina tournament a week earlier. They continued their successful season at home by placing first in their pool with four wins from five games. They then won two playoff games to reach the championship final against the Saskatoon Centennial Chargers. However, the Chargers remained undefeated at the tournament by winning the two-set game 25-14 and 25-21. This was the fifth time in a row that the Senior Colts volleyball team placed second at a home tournament.


The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts football team had an important victory on a wet field against the Estevan Elecs, Oct. 3. It was the first win out of five games for the Colts in the 3A 12-man Moose Jaw league this season. The Colts dominated their home game and played with more confidence than the visitors in the muddy and slippery conditions to win 49-0.


Swift Current's western heritage was celebrated during the 9th annual Ranchman's Ridin' and Recitin' that was hosted by the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association at Kinetic Exhibition Park from Sept. 25 to 27. A variety of livestock and equine events took place during each day. The third annual Young Ranchman's All Breeds Livestock Show took place at the same time to provide youth an opportunity to develop their farming and leadership skills. Western entertainment was provided by Swift Current cowboy poet Bryce Burnett and multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ed Peekeekoot, who now lives on Vancouver Island, but he was born and grew up on the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan.


Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:41

Culture Days in Swift Current, Sept. 25-27, 2015

A variety of activities took place in Swift Current from Sept. 25 to 27 to celebrate Culture Days. The Art Gallery of Swift Current had a walk and talk tour with the artists participating in the new sculpture exhibition at the gallery. The four artists are wood carver Milan Gerza of Kyle, stone carver Allan Wiederhold of Swift Current, Sylvia Thompson of Pennant, who works in carved wood and mixed media, and Gladys Wozny-Siemens of Rush Lake, who works in cast and carved plaster. The Swift Current Branch Library hosted a Makerfest where participants were able to visit with members of the local Maker community, learn more about 3D printing and engage in fun, hands-on activities such as creating their own brushbots and making music on a banana piano. The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre had crafts, a dress-up photo booth, storytelling and an opportunity to make new friends through learning to say hello and goodbye in seven different languages. Culture Days is an annual three-day event that takes place every September across Canada to raise the cultural awareness of Canadians and to encourage them to participate in cultural activities in their communities.

The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation has launched the largest ever fundraising campaign in the organization’s history to raise about $8 million to fully equip the new long-term care facility in Swift Current.

A wide variety of vehicles were on display at Market Square in downtown Swift Current on Sept. 19 during the 4th annual Show and Shine. A total of 75 entries were received, which was the the largest number ever for the Cruisin' Day theme day at Market Square. Participants stood a chance to win prizes in a variety of categories and people had an opportunity to vote for their favourite vehicles. The category winners were: Best in Show – Garry Redekop, 1954 Chevy Belair; Classic car or truck – Terry Carleton, 1934 Ford pickup; Muscle car 1963-74 – Darren Jensen, 1969 GTO Judge; Best Motorcycle – Ed Fonger, 2006 Harley-Davidson Street Glide; Vintage Motorcycle – Don McKay, 1979 Harley-Davidson Shovelhead; Voter's Choice – Jessie Lee Lacher, 1958 Thunderbird.


Wednesday, 23 September 2015 17:55

Go Green Friday in Swift Current, Sept. 18, 2015

Volunteers were hard at work to make Swift Current a greener place during the 7th annual Go Green Friday, Sept. 18. The initiative is coordinated by Stark & Marsh Chartered Accountants LLP in association with the City of Swift Current. It provides an opportunity for individual and corporate volunteers to help out with the beautification of open spaces around the city through clean-up projects and the planting of trees and shrubs. The TD Green Streets program again provided additional support for the tree planting activities that took place during Go Green Friday with a $15,000 grant.


A large crowd attended the “Thursday Night Lights” football game between the Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts and the visiting Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Cyclones, Sept. 17. This was the second year the Colts hosted a game under lights and they received enthusiastic support from local fans. The Colts were trailing 21-0 at half-time and the Cyclones extended their lead to 34-0 in the third quarter, but the home team continued to push back and made two touchdowns during the fourth quarter for a final score of 34-12.


Participants in the Saskatchewan Women Warrior Walk arrived in Swift Current on Sept. 14. They were walking along the Trans-Canada Highway to the Saskatchewan-Alberta border to raise awareness about missing and murdered people in the province. They spent an extra day day in Swift Current due to inclement weather before continuing their journey on Sept. 16. During their time in Swift Current they set up a display on Market Square to highlight the importance of remembering those missing and murdered people, and they also participated in a talking circle at the Salvation Army. The Saskatchewan Women Warrior Walk participants pictured with their van in front of the Salvation Army in Swift Current, where they participated in a talking circle, Sept. 15, are, from left to right, Roxanne Kakakaway, Sharon Wesequate and Star Andreas.


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