Maverick School's 12th annual Through our Eyes coffeehouse and art auction took place at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, May 2 and 3. Both nights were sold out and raised a total of $24,460 for the school's arts and outdoor education programs. This was the highest amount ever raised by the event through a combination of ticket sales, business sponsorship, as well as the live and silent auction of art works by student and professional artists on both nights. The winners of each night's 50/50 draw also donated the money back to Maverick School. Each evening featured musical performances by talented Maverick students. Many of them were first year performers at the event, but long hours of preparation were evident from the polished performances by all 22 students.

 

The Swift Current Broncos concluded their epic first round playoff series against the Regina Pats with a 3-2 win in the seventh game at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, April 2. The Broncos had a one-goal advantage at the end of the second period and they withstood the offensive efforts of the Pats during the final period to advance to the second round. The Broncos took a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series with a 5-2 victory on home ice, March 30. Tyler Steenbergen scored his first career WHL postseason hat trick during this game. The Pats forced the seventh game when they defeated the Broncos 7-2 in Regina, March 31.

 

People showed their support for an emergency youth shelter in southwest Saskatchewan during a rally in front of Dorie's House in Swift Current, March 28. The rally was a response to a letter from the Ministry of Social Services to the non-profit organization Southwest Youth Emergency Shelter (YES), which indicated there will not be any funding allocation for Dorie's House in the 2018-19 provincial budget. Speakers during the rally included two local youth, who talked about their personal experiences with homelessness in Swift Current. There were also musical performances by students from Maverick School.

 

The Swift Current Curling Club hosted the 2018 Ramada Hotels U18 provincial championship, March 22-25. There were a total of 22 teams at the event, with eight teams each in the men's and women's divisions and six teams in the open recreational division. Moose Jaw's Team Ackerman, who represented the South West region, remained undefeated in the women's division to claim the championship title. Team Bindig from the Wadena Curling Club won the men's title and the open championship winner was Team Sutherland from the Rosetown Curling Club. The men's and women's U18 champions will represent Saskatchewan at the national championship at St. Andrews, New Brunswick, from April 9-14. Team Behm of Moose Jaw represented the South West region in the men's division. Swift Current curler Theo Lautsch was a member of Brett Behm's team. They were eliminated on Saturday night and finished the championship with three wins and three losses. Team Stark from Moose Jaw competed in the open division. The team won their opening game, but then lost two games and conceded their final game in the C event on Saturday morning. Pictured are the three South West region teams in action in the men's, open and women's divisions. 

 

The Swift Current Broncos started their best-of-seven playoff series against the Regina Pats with a win and a loss on home ice. The Broncos had a 3-0 shutout victory on March 23 with three goals in the first period, but then lost a tight game 2-1 on March 24. After two games in Regina the Broncos will be back on home ice for the fifth game on March 30.

 

Members of the the Swift Current Group 2 Scouts enjoyed a morning of racing with their hand-made cars at the club's annual Kub Kar Rally in the Swift Current Mall, March 24. The scouts spend hours building their hand-made race cars and semi-trailer trucks for the event. The results of their workmanship were tested at the rally, where they competed in different race categories. Below are the results for the different events:

Workmanship – 1st Garrett Wentworth, 2nd Chael Cowie, 3rd Josh Straub; Obstacle – 1st Chael Cowie, 2nd Garrett Wentworth, 3rd Selina Bussiere; Straight Line – 1st Josh Straub, 2nd Chael Cowie, 3rd Adam Sherbina; Stopping on the Spot – 1st Josh Straub, 2nd Mark Hushtyuk, 3rd Garrett Wentworth; Speed Track – 1st Josh Straub, 2nd Mark Hushtyuk, 3rd Garrett Wentworth; Scouts results for Speed Track – 1st Declan Poppy, 2nd Alex Friesen, 3rd Caden Kenny.

 

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