Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

When Sheri Florizone, the recently appointed executive director at Cultural Festivals in Swift Current, decided to look for a new challenge, she did not think an opportunity will become available only four days after leaving her previous job.

There was a good turnout at the New Year's Eve family drop-in party in Swift Current, Dec. 31. A total of 420 people signed in for the event. Due to the very cold conditions the outdoor sleigh rides had to be cancelled, but there were still a lot of fun stuff for children inside Walker Place, including face painting, two bouncy houses, and dance music. There were hourly New Year's Eve countdowns, which added to the excitement at the event. This was the fifth year that the drop-in party took place to give families with young children an opportunity to celebrate the start of the new year in a fun atmosphere. It is hosted by the Parent Support Network, a group of agencies that provide support services to families in the Swift Current area. 

 

Efforts to keep zebra and quagga mussels out of Saskatchewan lakes and waterways might be hampered by a mistaken belief among lake users that these aquatic invasive species have already entered water bodies in the province.

The Swift Current Branch Library will be celebrating 100 years of service to the community in 2018, and residents are invited to be part of the festivities during the year.

Swift Current's Central School choir and bucket drummers will be performing at Telemiracle 42 on March 4, 2018. The Grade 3-8 choir and bucket drummers, which is directed by music teacher Celia Hammerton, auditioned for Telemiracle in early November and the school received the good news just before the Christmas break. The group gave the first public performance of their Telemiracle song Best Day in my Life at the start of the Central School Grade 3-5 Christmas concert, Dec. 21.

 

Grade 3-5 students at Central School in Swift Current performed the nativity play Lights, Camel, Action! at their Christmas concert, Dec. 21. The story of Jesus' birth is celebrated through a dance show, as those who witnessed the miracle talk about what they saw and then dance to the audience in celebration of the experience.

 

The City of Swift Current’s 2018 municipal budget, which includes a 13.14 per cent tax increase, was approved unanimously by councillors at a regular council meeting, Dec. 18.

Thursday, 21 December 2017 06:05

Multi-sport club encouraging more triathlon

The sport chairs of the triathlon event at the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games have started the Swift Current Multisport Club to promote triathlon in southwest Saskatchewan.

The First United Church in Swift Current hosted an evening of music for the festive season, Dec. 17. The Melodies of Christmas is a popular annual tradition that involves a large number of local musicians and attracts a big crowd. The church was filled to capacity for this year’s performance. A goodwill offering was collected during the event and an amount of $2,753.45 was donated to his year’s beneficiary, the Swift Current branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:04

CP Holiday Train in Swift Current, Dec. 17, 2017

A large crowd welcomed the CP Holiday Train to Swift Current, Dec. 17. Snow started to fall during the train’s stop in the city, which helped to create a Christmas atmosphere. The entertainers at this year’s stop in Swift Current were country music artists Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and Dallas Smith. A cheque of $5,500 from Canadian Pacific was presented to the Swift Current Salvation Army's Major Don Grad during the event. This is the 19th year that the CP Holiday Train visited communities across Canada and the United States to raise awareness and support for local food banks.

 
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