Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Broncos gave fans plenty to cheer about last weekend, when they won all three games during a busy three-day period. The team started the weekend with a 5-1 win against the visiting Prince Albert Raiders on Friday night, Feb. 9. The Broncos were back on home ice on Saturday night, when they defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2. It was a memorable evening for team captain Glenn Gawdin, who played his 300th career WHL game and also scored his 100th WHL point. The Broncos travelled to Prince Albert on Feb. 11, where they recorded their fourth straight win with a 6-5 victory over the Raiders. After the weekend the Swift Current team had a 40-13-3-1 record and they remained in second place in the East Division standings behind the Moose Jaw Warriors.

 

Central School choir held a Valentine's Day bake sale at the Swift Current Mall on Feb. 10 to raise funds for Telemiracle. The bake sale raised $1,037 and the group's next fundraiser for Telemiracle is a talent show on Feb. 28, for which they are still collecting items for the raffle table and selling 50/50 tickets. The Central School choir and bucket drummers will be performing at Telemiracle on March 4 and the school wants to raise as much funds as possible to take to Regina, because the money raised by Saskatchewan performers for Telemiracle 42 will be matched by Nutrien. Community members who want to support Telemiracle can give their donations to the choir to take to the event for the stage presentation. Their donations will count towards the choir’s total, but individuals will still receive a tax receipt.

 

A new exhibition at the Swift Current Museum showcases the history and current research activities at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centre (SCRDC). An open house and reception for the exhibition took place during the evening on Feb. 7 and there were organized tours for school and education groups during the day on Feb. 8. SCRDC staff were present on both occasions to speak to visitors about the exhibition and their research.

 

Fencers of all ages displayed their skills with a sword at the 2018 Chinook Open in Swift Current, Feb. 3 and 4.

Swift Current Rampage lacrosse teams will start the 2018 season in a new league that has been created in southern Saskatchewan to grow the game in the province.

Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:47

Saskatchewan's new premier visits Swift Current

Saskatchewan's new premier made his first visit to Swift Current since being sworn in a week ago.

Everett Hindley, the Saskatchewan Party's candidate in the upcoming by-election in Swift Current, was eager to get his campaign going after the official announcement of the date when voters will be going to the polls in the city.

The next step of a three-phase process to construct a new fire hall in Swift Current will take place during 2018.

The Swift Current Fencing Club hosted a two-day fencing tournament at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Feb. 3-4. Around 42 fencers competed in the 2018 Chinook Open, including nine fencers from the local club. Fencing clubs from Asquith, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Medicine Hat were represented at the tournament. Below are the results for the Swift Current Fencing Club from the 2018 Chinook Open:

U13 mini épée: 1st Nathan Roberts, 2nd Taylor Collier, 3rd Kendra Lacasse and Garrett Wentworth; U13 mixed foil: 2nd Dylan Lacasse, 3rd Taylor Collier, 5th Nathan Roberts, 6th Garrett Wentworth; Cadet mixed épée 2: 5th Carianne Hunter; Cadet mixed foil: 3rd Ian Lacasse, 8th Carianne Hunter, 9th Nathan Roberts; Junior mixed foil: 3rd Ian Lacasse; Senior mixed épée: 6th Lisa Hagen.

 

Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker visited Central School in Swift Current for a songwriting workshop with a group of Grade 5-8 students, Feb. 2. The workshop concluded the process to write a “Cougar Strong” song to reflect the school's culture and values. Music teacher Celia Hammerton brainstormed ideas for the song with students in different grades before Straker's visit. During the workshop the 21 students created the verses, chorus and melody for the song with guidance from Straker. The project provided a unique opportunity to students to explore their creativity and to learn about the songwriting process. Straker visited the school twice before for songwriting workshops with students. The one song was created for Central School's centennial celebrations in 2014, and the other one was performed by the school's choir at Telemiracle 40 in 2016.

 

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