The Long Day's Night Music Festival took place from June 19 to 22 in Swift Current in conjunction with the Windscape Kite Festival. The line-up included other award winning performers such as Regina indie pop band Library Voices, Calgary rock band The Dudes, and the JUNO award winner Corb Lund and his touring band, the Hurtin' Albertans. Pictured are the indie rock band League of Wolves and Nova Scotia band The Stanfields on Friday evening, June 20. 



Thursday, 12 June 2014 14:34

Swift Current Skate Camp, June 11, 2014

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City of Swift Current Community Services hosted a skate camp for youths between the ages of five and 17 years at the Kiwanis Sk8 Park on June 11. There was a good turnout at the event with 29 registered participants. They were able to learn new tricks and skills from local skate instructors and there was also a barbeque.


The Swift Current Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 56 held a wreath laying ceremony in Memorial Park on June 8 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing of Allied troops on the French coast on June 6, 1944. Salvation Army Captain Michael Ramsay conducted the scripture reading and meditation. Swift Current Royal Canadian Legion Branch No. 56 President Vel Burns laid a wreath at the cenotaph.


The 13th annual Relay for Life in Swift Current raised over $60,000. Twenty teams with a total of 203 participants took part in the 12-hour long event at Riverside Park on June 7, which started with an honour lap by 90 survivors in bright yellow t-shirts. Swift Current resident Kathy Anderson was the survivor speaker during the opening ceremonies. A total of 965 luminaries were sold for the luminary ceremony later that evening. The ceremony started with a tribute by Arlene McKenzie, the facilitator of the Kinkin’ Cancer support group, for Les Borson, a group member who lost his battle against cancer. The other two speakers during the luminary ceremony were Ed Doyle and his daughter Eliza, who spoke about being caregivers.


The 2nd annual Swift Current Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad took place on June 7, starting in the Living Sky Casino parking lot. There were 175 registered participants for the event and around 140 motorcycles roared through the streets of Swift Current during the parade. The day-long event included a poker rally that took riders to Hazenmore, Lafleche and Cadillac before returning to Swift Current. This year's Ride for Dad raised over $54,000 for the fight against prostate cancer. Motorcyclists came from far and wide to participate, with the furthest rider from La Ronge. Swift Current is the venue for one of only two Ride for Dad events in Saskatchewan and the other one is taking place in Saskatoon on June 14.


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