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By Lesley Oakman — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Snow has fallen on southwest Saskatchewan, but the Swift Current Oratorio Choir is ready for it.


They have been getting in the Christmas spirit since mid-September, rehearsing and preparing for the annual Christmas concert, to be held Dec. 11.

Christmas is generally recognized as a time of joy, but with all the rush of preparations and the hectic pace of the season — it may be hard to find the joy.

Also, for many, Christmas is a time of sadness as they remember friends and loved ones who have passed away.   

Music can be a source of comfort and hope during these trying times.

In recognition of these emotions, the choir has been preparing a selection of music exploring grief and loss, in addition to more traditional joyful Christmas repertoire.

The Oratorio Choir is a community choir with members from all over southwest Saskatchewan.

Approaching their 40th season, the choir is going strong, with many first-time as well as long-time members enjoying singing together.

The choir is directed by Marcia McLean, and accompanied by Sheila Braun.

The Swift Current Oratorio Choir presents “Tidings of Comfort & Joy” on Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m. at Zion Mennonite Church in Swift Current.

Adult admission is $12, $10 for seniors, $5 for students, and children 10 and under are free.

Receive $2 off adult and senior admission with donation of a non-perishable food item for the Canadian Mental Health Drop-in Centre.

The audience is invited to join the choir for a reception following the concert.

By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Lyric Theatre in Swift Current is continuing to offer a Christmas matinée for the community’s youngsters, in keeping with a tradition that started decades ago.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 15:22

CPR's Holiday Train in Swift Current Wednesday

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train rolled into Swift Current at noon on Dec. 7, providing great entertainment by Valdy and Tracey Brown as well as offering an opportunity for the audience to donate food and money to the local Salvation Army.

Wednesday, 07 December 2011 14:34

SC V-Day auditions Dec. 18

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By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Although it has been since a late February day in 2007, the last V-Day celebration in Swift Current, a group of creative local women are working to bring back this important event and help end violence against women and girls.

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Swift Current is asking residents to make one more pledge in the month of December to help the community win $10 000 for our youth. Pledge to do just one thing to make physical activity the easy choice for kids – simple things like walking to school, trading 30 minutes of on screen time for 30 minutes of physical activity or walking the dog.  Every pledge from our community puts us one step closer to winning $10 000 which would be put towards expanding the after-school youth fitness program called Fit for Fun.

Thursday, 01 December 2011 11:26

Hodgeville nativity event opens Friday morning

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By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To remind people of the true meaning of Christmas, a couple of friends in Hodgeville are decorating the Community Centre with more than 300 nativity scenes and inviting the public to come out and enjoy the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.


Thursday, 01 December 2011 10:56

CPR Holiday Train built up steam over the years

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By Jessi Gowan — This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For the past 12 years, Canadian Pacific has been helping needy families over the Christmas season with its annual Holiday Train fundraiser. Since 1999, the train has raised nearly 5.6 million dollars and more than 2.5 million pounds of food for food banks all across North America.

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