Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A passionate group of volunteers in Swift Current are extending a helping hand to a rural community in Africa who are hoping to build a school for their children.

Swift Current's Lyric Theatre is looking for community support in an online voting competition to win up to $60,000 for the renovation of the historic theatre's upper floor.

There has been an increase in the number of charges laid by the Swift Current RCMP during the first five months of the year over the past three years.

The past year was a very significant one for the Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), but the non-profit organization is also facing significant challenges to fund the operation of Dorie’s House.

Thursday, 22 June 2017 06:00

SCCHS Business Club concludes a busy year

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) Business Club concluded a busy year on a high note when they hosted Premier Brad Wall at their final lunch and learn, June 8.

The Chinook School Division is restructuring the Student Services program to ensure that ongoing support can be provided to students with reduced resources.

The Swift Current Redneck Betties used their speed and offensive skills to overpower the Saskatoon Killa Bees during a roller derby game at the Innovation Credit Union, June 10. The Redneck Betties had a 105-37 lead at halftime and continued to score points during the second half to win 209-91. Roller derby fans in Swift Current will have to wait a while before seeing their team on the track again. The Redneck Betties will play their final home game of the season on Sept. 16.

 

The annual ceremonial review of the three Swift Current cadet corps took place at the Fairview School gymnasium, June 10. This year's reviewing officer was Swift Current Deputy Mayor Bruce Deg, who took the general salute and inspected the #259 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Drylander, #605 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Tarry Squadron, and #128 Navy League Cadet Corps Prairie Schooner. The inspection was followed by a march past and there was then a break in the official proceedings to give audience members an opportunity to look at the different presentations set up by the cadets to highlight some of their activities during the year. This was followed by the presentation of awards and a ceremony for the official change of command at #605 Tarry Squadron. The afternoon's proceedings concluded with remarks by the reviewing officer and the general salute.

 

The Swift Current Pee Wee AAA 57's won silver at their nine-team home tournament game that took place from June 9 to 11. The 57's finished the tournament with a 4-1 record. The team was undefeated after four pool games, but lost the championship game 12-2 against the Saskatoon Cardinals. The 57's started their tournament on June 9 by holding on for a 12-11 win against the Sask Five Giants and then claimed a 8-4 victory against the Melville Millionaires. On June 10 the 57's defeated the Saskatoon A's 11-5 and the Swift Current team played their final pool game on June 11, when they recorded a 10-7 win against the Muenster Red Sox.

 

Motorcyclists supported the fight against prostate cancer at the 2017 Swift Current Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad, June 10. This was the fifth year that the event took place in the city. It was attended by 157 riders and the event raised $22,600. The day-long event started at the Living Sky Casino with a breakfast and a parade through the city streets. Members of the Eliminators Car Club participated in the parade. After the parade the motorcycle riders participated in a poker rally on a route through southwest Saskatchewan that took them to Gull Lake, Shaunavon, Eastend, Maple Creek and back to Swift Current. 

 

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