The Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) Senior Ardens won gold at their Dec. 11-12 home tournament. Eight teams participated in the 2015 Swift Current Ardens Basketball Invitational and the Ardens claimed the top spot after three victories, starting with a 60-30 win against Moose Jaw's Vanier Collegiate Institute on Dec. 11. The Ardens then outscored the Yorkton Regional Lady Raiders 65-48 in the semi-final on Saturday morning and played with confidence in that evening's final against the Estevan Elecs to win 58-31.


The Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) Music Department showcased the musical talents of students at the annual jazz, band and choral winter concerts on Dec. 10 and 13. Over 50 students participated in the performances of the Junior and Senior Jazz Band and Vocal Jazz choral group on Dec. 10. There were around 175 students on stage during the band and choir concert on Dec. 13, when there were performances by five ensembles – the Grade 9 wind symphony, Grade 10 wind ensemble, senior wind orchestra, the Meistersingers and the auditioned Chamber Singers.


A 350 ton all-terrain mobile crane was used to lift 28 modular housing units in place at the Chelsea Green townhouse development on South Railway Street East in Swift Current from Dec. 8 to 11. Chelsea Green is a “systems built” property development by Crownwest Continental Developments. The first two phases of the project, consisting of a total of 32 units, were completed between 2011 and 2014. Work is currently taking place to complete the 24-unit third phase of the project. A moving crew was on site for four days to install the fully constructed ready-to-move units, which were built by Jayco Builders in Bow Island, Alberta, and then transported on flatbed trucks to Swift Current.


The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Swift Current presented a live outdoor nativity pageant as a service to the community to make it possible for families to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas. There were three showings on Dec. 3 and four showings per night on Dec. 4 and 5, each 15 minutes long. This was the fifth time since 2010 that the outdoor nativity took place to tell the story of the birth of Jesus. The pageant involved 14 actors with a few more angels on some nights, a number of backstage volunteers and a handful of live animals. The cast consisted of members of the local congregation as well as community volunteers. Refreshments were provided by the women of the church after each showing. This year's performance was directed by Esther Dudragne, who played the role of Mary in the previous outdoor nativity hosted in 2013. She was assisted by co-directors Rosemary Unger and Jason Parsons.


The Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) Junior Ardens basketball team won gold at their Dec. 4-5 home tournament. The Ardens were undefeated with four wins, starting on Friday afternoon with a 30-24 victory against Moose Jaw's Vanier Collegiate Institute and a 35-24 win that evening against another Moose Jaw team, the Central Collegiate Cyclones. The Ardens continued their winning ways on Saturday by defeating the Eston Mustangs 27-19 and also beating the Leader Saints with a score of 46-16. Pictured is action from the Ardens game against Vanier Collegiate Institute.


Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:27

SADD traffic stop in Swift Current, Dec. 2, 2015

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Members of the Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) held a traffic stop in association with the RCMP on Central Avenue North in Swift Current on Dec. 2 to ask motorists to drive safely during the festive season. In addition to a reminder not to drink and drive, students handed out candy and red SADD ribbons to motorists at the checkstop.


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