Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A new partnership between the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre and the Swift Current Branch Library will provide an opportunity for newcomers and community members to create connections through a monthly event at the library.

The support from the community in the Swift Current area helped the Salvation Army to exceed the fundraising goal of the 2017 Christmas campaign.

The Drug Strategy Action Committee in Swift Current announced the winner of the contest to design a new logo for the recently renamed organization.

A longtime member of the Kiwanis Club of Swift Current received a special honour from club members in recognition of his years of service to the club and to the community.

City of Swift Current councillors approved the municipal budget for 2018 at their final meeting before Christmas.The budget presentation at the Dec. 21 meeting achieved a goal set by Mayor Denis Perrault to have the financial details ready before the start of the new fiscal year on Jan. 1.

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.

 

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