Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


Two cowboy poets shared their observations about rural life with an appreciative audience at the cowboy poetry event hosted by Doc's Town Heritage Village at Swift Current's Kinetic Exhibition Park, July 15. People filled the pews of the old church building at Doc's Town to listen to Swift Current's Bryce Burnett and Brian Anderson of Hazlet. The heritage village is open to the public throughout the summer and admission is free. Hours of operation are from Friday to Sunday and holiday Mondays from 1-5 p.m. Various program activities take place every Sunday afternoon. There will be an antique tractor and classic car display on July 22 from 1-5 p.m., including a parade of vehicles.


Every Saturday throughout the summer the popular Market Square in Swift Current attracts a lot of people to the downtown area. There is always an interesting mix of live music entertainment on the main stage, and on July 14 people were treated to a performance by the Celtic folk duo A New Ground from Kitchener, Ontario. Claryssa Webb on fiddle and vocals, and Ryan Dugal on guitar and vocals have just released their debut vocal album Forge the Sky. They are performing at various venues around southwest Saskatchewan and southeast Alberta during July as part of their 2018 summer tour. They concluded their performance at Market Square with a jam session involving local musician Al Hudec.


The heavy horse competition at the 2018 Frontier Days in Swift Current gave spectators an opportunity to witness the grace, agility and strength of these gentle giants while they performed various tasks.

Artists are using different media to reflect on the cultural importance of horses and cattle in the current exhibition at the West Wing Gallery in Swift Current.

The efforts of a dedicated group of community members are helping Wymark School to make improvements to facilities at the school that benefit students as well as the wider community.

Swift Current resident Hugh Henry has received an honorary lifetime achievement award from the Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) for his contribution to the museum sector in the province.

Eight new inductees were welcomed into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) during the 2018 induction dinner at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, July 7.

A major downpour of about 30 minutes over Swift Current during the early evening on July 10 caused localized flooding around the city. Some streets were closed due to high water levels as storm drains were unable to cope with a deluge of water. The flash flood was the result of a severe thunderstorm that moved through the area and there were also power outages in the city due to the weather.


The Swift Current Sonic hosted the 2018 Softball Saskatchewan U14 C Girls provincial championship, July 6-8. Twelve teams participated in the championship, and the top two teams in each pool advanced to the championship round on the third day of the event. The Swift Current Sonic won two of three round robin games, starting with a 12-1 victory against the Shellbrook Parkland Predators, July 6. The Sonic played two games on Saturday, winning 15-14 against the Kindersley Royals and then losing 16-10 to the Redvers Red Sox. The Kindersley and Redvers teams also finished the round robin with a 2-1 record, but the Sonic was eliminated based on run differential. Another southwest Saskatchewan team, the Leader Pats, finished third in their pool with one win and two losses. The Pats lost 7-6 against the Macklin Lakers on Friday, and lost their next game on Saturday morning 10-3 against the Kipling Royals. The Pats concluded the championship on Saturday afternoon with a 12-2 victory against the Melville Mills. The Turtleford Tigers won the championship round on Sunday. The Redvers Red Sox finished second and the Estevan Elite won bronze.


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