Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A celebration concert took place at the Alpine Church of God in Swift Current on May 18 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the production and hosting of the gospel music radio show Nite Watch with Brother John by J.D. “Jack” Peters. The evening of entertainment included performances by the youthful Swift Current music group, The Sundrops, and the popular Lloydminster family gospel group, the Amundruds, as well as messages of congratulations from a variety of individuals. Peters performed a gospel song with his wife Sarah and Sharon Penny. Peters received the Canadian Gospel Music Association's Best Gospel Radio Show Award in 1992 and in 2012 he was presented with the Nashville-based Singing News magazine's Golden Mic Award. His show airs on CKSW 570 in Swift Current and CJSN 1490 in Shaunavon.

 

Around 30 cyclists of all ages participated in the Swift Current Cycling Club's Big Ride along the Chinook Parkway on May 18. The club organized the bike ride in support of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative and six-time Olympian Clara Hughes' Big Ride for Mental Health, a 110-day bicycle journey covering 12,000 km through every province and territory. All proceeds from the Swift Current Big Ride will be donated to the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

Swift Current’s newest band is using its debut performance to raise funds for major renovations at the local Legion Hall.

With the end of the school year not too far away, many students are looking forward to those lazy summer days in the sun and they may even be thinking about visiting a tanning salon in preparation for their graduation ceremonies.

Twelve-year-old Emily Loose, of the Swift Current Archery Club, has placed first in Canada in the 2014 Regional Indoor Championships over a shooting distance of 18 metres.

The City of Swift Current plans to add an extra $2 to the annual fee for dog licences to help cover the maintenance costs for the off-leash dog park.

After the success of the first Swift Current Mad Dash two months ago the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre plans to make the next one even better and more fun.

More families across southwest Saskatchewan are participating in the home-based, family-centred services provided by the Swift Current & District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP).

Most Canadians still find it difficult to relate concerns over climate change to their daily lives, but a recent report by a Canadian bank makes a clear link between the economic impacts of a growing number of natural catastrophes.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society's ArchaeoCaravan started its summer tour to various locations around the province at the Swift Current Museum on May 15. Pictured are students from Maverick School who visited the mobile activity centre to learn more about archaeology in an interactive way through artifact identification, hide painting and separating and assembling porcelain pieces. For more information about the ArchaeoCaravan, visit the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society website at http://www.saskarchsoc.ca/archaeocaravan/

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