Grade 3-5 students at Central School in Swift Current performed the nativity play Lights, Camel, Action! at their Christmas concert, Dec. 21. The story of Jesus' birth is celebrated through a dance show, as those who witnessed the miracle talk about what they saw and then dance to the audience in celebration of the experience.

 

The First United Church in Swift Current hosted an evening of music for the festive season, Dec. 17. The Melodies of Christmas is a popular annual tradition that involves a large number of local musicians and attracts a big crowd. The church was filled to capacity for this year’s performance. A goodwill offering was collected during the event and an amount of $2,753.45 was donated to his year’s beneficiary, the Swift Current branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:04

CP Holiday Train in Swift Current, Dec. 17, 2017

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A large crowd welcomed the CP Holiday Train to Swift Current, Dec. 17. Snow started to fall during the train’s stop in the city, which helped to create a Christmas atmosphere. The entertainers at this year’s stop in Swift Current were country music artists Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and Dallas Smith. A cheque of $5,500 from Canadian Pacific was presented to the Swift Current Salvation Army's Major Don Grad during the event. This is the 19th year that the CP Holiday Train visited communities across Canada and the United States to raise awareness and support for local food banks.

 
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:02

Lyric Theatre Christmas Matinee, Dec. 16-17, 2017

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Families enjoyed a fun time at the Lyric Theatre’s annual Christmas Matinee, Dec. 16 and 17. Each afternoon’s program included a puppet show, storytelling, Christmas carols, craft making and an opportunity to meet Santa. The event continues a tradition that started many decades ago at Swift Current’s historic theatre, when a Christmas movie was shown to children.

 

The Swift Current Broncos finished the first half of the season on a high note with a 3-1 win over the visiting Kamloops Blazers at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, Dec. 16. The Blazers outshot the Broncos in each period and made a total of 41 shots to goal during the game against 28 by the Broncos. The home team was ahead 2-1 at the end of the first period, but defended that narrow lead for two periods with the help of some big saves by goalkeeper Logan Flodell. Matteo Gennaro scored on the Blazer's empty net in the final minutes of the game with a shot across the length of the ice. This was the fifth consecutive victory for the Broncos before their Christmas break and the team is second in the East Division standings with a 25-7-2-0 record. The Broncos will play their next home game on Dec. 27 against the Moose Jaw Warriors, the team currently in the top spot of the East Division. Also pictured, the École Centennial School students entertained the crowd with Christmas carols after the second period.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:58

Lyric Theatre hosts Open Stage, Dec. 14, 2017

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Swift Current's Lyric Theatre provides an opportunity to musicians to perform on stage at a live event during the monthly Open Stage. Each event is a musical discovery for audience members and it was also the case at the most recent one on Dec. 14, with musical genres varying from hip-hop to rock and traditional blues. This event takes place on the second Thursday of every month with an open jam session from 7-8 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The next Open Stage takes place Jan. 11.

 

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