Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Recent upgrades to ACT Park in Swift Current have made the city’s only fully wheelchair-accessible park even more user friendly to visitors of all abilities.

Theo Fleury will lead a team of walkers on a five-day walk to five cities in Saskatchewan, including Swift Current, to raise awareness about the trauma of childhood sexual abuse and to give a voice to survivors.

There is a new face behind the desk of the executive director at the Swift Current Community Youth Initiative (SCCYI), but he will be familiar to regular visitors to The Center in downtown Swift Current.

The Swift Current Branch Library celebrated the start of the TD Summer Reading Club, a program of Canadian public libraries, with an opening party, July 6.

The City of Swift Current's Safe Places — Youth Certified initiative has achieved a significant milestone only 16 months after it started in the community.

Vanguard School Principal Greg Shwaga is spending his summer on the road to raise awareness and funds for the Huntington Society of Canada.

The immigration experiences of Saskatchewan's newcomers are highlighted through a new exhibition at the West Wing Gallery in Swift Current.

There will be scenes of carnage and destruction in Swift Current on July 15 when drivers compete for the title of King of the Ring at the Appetite for Destruction demolition derby.

Soap box racers continued a long-time Father's Day tradition in Swift Current when they raced downhill along Central Avenue North in their colourful race cars, June 18. There were 19 participants in this year's event, with 10 junior and nine senior racers. Below are the Swift results for the Current Soap Box Racing Association's 35th annual race:

Senior A side: 1st Cassandra Katorynych, 2nd Jacob Dickson, 3rd Joshua Laverdiere, 4th Caeden Ivey.

Senior B side: 1st Serenity Laverdiere, 2nd Aiden Jahnke, 3rd Caden Kenny, 4th Amisha Hockridge.

Junior A side: 1st Nicole Pelletier, 2nd Lucas Ivey, 3rd Conner Jesney, 4th Jonas Schultz.

Junior B side: 1st Ayden Snyder, 2nd Aidan Cox, 3rd Sophia Laverdiere, 4th Kate Klonarakis.

 

The popular Market Square in downtown Swift Current opened for a new season on June 17. The event has become an important part of the summer activities in the city since 2011. This season's opening day was well attended. People enjoyed live music, shopped for fresh produce at the farmer's market and visited the many food and other vendors at the market. A local band, the Country Strings, was the opening act on the entertainment stage. The other performers during the day were the Regina band Boomtown and another Swift Current area band, Creek City. Market Square takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until Sept. 30.

 

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