Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


There was a large turnout of vehicles at the 7th annual Cruisin' the Market Show and Shine in Swift Current, Sept. 8. There were 100 entries for the event at Market Square, which included a wide variety of cars, trucks and motorcycles from different eras. The category winners were:

Best pre-1976 Ford – Garry Redekop, 1932 Ford Roadster; Best pre-1976 GM – Sean Haile, 1965 Chevrolet Chevelle; Best pre-1976 Mopar – John Begin, 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee; Best post-1976 Ford – Gary Arnelien, 2012 Ford Mustang; Best post-1976 GM – Roland Loewen, 2016 Chevrolet Corvette; Best post-1976 Mopar – Tim Bickner, 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon; Best truck – Dana Zacharuk, 1950 Studebaker half-ton; Best foreign – Reece Digney, 2017 Toyota 86; Special interest – Dan Hawken, 1953 Monarch Radical Custom; Best foreign motorcycle – Sheldon Penner, 1981 Yamaha XJ550 Maxim; Best North American motorcycle – Darrel Unger, 2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster; Best vintage motorcycle – Al Kaufmann, 1930-40 Excelsior depression bike; Work in Progress – Greg Nicoll, 1970 Plymouth Satellite; Participants Choice – Bob Talaga, 1969 Chevrolet Camaro; People's Choice – Wayne Gorrill, 1968 GMC half-ton; Longest distance – Don Sinclair from St. Albert (700 km), 1984 Buick Regal Ltd.; Best drag racer – Al Kaufmann, 2008 Hamster dragster; Rat Rod – Richard Moffit, 1940 Dodge half-ton.


The Harvest for Hope initiative continues to raise funds for the work done by Rock Solid Refuge to help teens to overcome their challenges.

Thursday, 06 September 2018 13:30

Lyric launching new live theatre initiatives

The Lyric Theatre in Swift Current has big plans to become a new destination of choice for fans of live theatre.

A Swift Current resident who has been an active volunteer in the community in support of refugee families is now facing a new challenge as he prepares for heart transplant surgery.

The Swift Current and Area Ministerial Association (SCAMA) Refugee Committee is preparing to welcome another family.

The City of Swift Current will use debt to fund some of the projects in the 2018 capital investment budget.

Saskatchewan Minister of Energy and Resources Bronwyn Eyre got a close-up look at the activities of the oil and gas sector in southwest Saskatchewan during a three-day tour of the region, Aug. 27-29.

A flagraising ceremony took place at City Hall on Sept. 4 in recognition of the proclamation of Sept. 2-8 as SaskAbilities Awareness Week in Swift Current. This was the first time that the new SaskAbilities flag was raised for the annual awareness week in the city since the organization's rebranding in 2017. The flag was raised by Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault and Cypress Hills-Grasslands Member of Parliament David Anderson was also in attendance. Two events took place during the week to highlight and celebrate the work of SaskAbilities in the community. There was a community barbeque at Market Square on Sept. 6 and SaskAbilities Swift Current Branch hosted an open house and special needs equipment grand re-opening event on Sept. 7 at the organization’s main location.


Wednesday, 05 September 2018 21:45

Swift Current SPCA Pooch Plunge, Sept. 3, 2018

Dogs and their owners had a good time at the Fairview Pool in Swift Current during the Swift Current SPCA's Pooch Plunge, Sept. 3, which took place in partnership with the City of Swift Current's Aquatic Department. All proceeds from this end-of-season dog swim will go to the Swift Current SPCA.


The 6th annual Young Ranchman’s All Breeds Livestock Show took place in Swift Current, Aug. 31 to Sept. 2. The event started on Aug. 31 with the public speaking competition in the training centre at the Pattison Agriculture dealership. The remaining activities took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park. The event drew 145 participants from Alberta and Saskatchewan, and there were even two participants from Australia. The event provided an opportunity for youth up to the age of 21 years with an interest in livestock and agriculture to develop skills and knowledge through showmanship and team grooming competitions, while an open entry prospect steer show and a conformation show for different breed classes also took place during the weekend. Participants were able to express their creativity in the art and photography contests, and there were educational workshops. The show included the Little Ranchers program with learning opportunities in a fun environment for children eight years and younger. This year's Little Ranchers theme was soil and grass, and they learned about soil erosion on farms, the different plants in the prairie ecosystem, and the importance of grazing plans.


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