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The official unveiling of Central School's centennial song took place during a special assembly on May 23 and students had the opportunity to wear their centennial t-shirts for the first time. Singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker performed during the event. He spent two days at the Swift Current school in February to assist students with the creation of a centennial song and returned to perform a concert at the school on Thursday evening, May 22, and to participate in the song's unveiling the next morning. Central School students and staff posed for a group photograph in their centennial t-shirts at the end of the assembly.

 

 

A celebration concert took place at the Alpine Church of God in Swift Current on May 18 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the production and hosting of the gospel music radio show Nite Watch with Brother John by J.D. “Jack” Peters. The evening of entertainment included performances by the youthful Swift Current music group, The Sundrops, and the popular Lloydminster family gospel group, the Amundruds, as well as messages of congratulations from a variety of individuals. Peters performed a gospel song with his wife Sarah and Sharon Penny. Peters received the Canadian Gospel Music Association's Best Gospel Radio Show Award in 1992 and in 2012 he was presented with the Nashville-based Singing News magazine's Golden Mic Award. His show airs on CKSW 570 in Swift Current and CJSN 1490 in Shaunavon.

 

Around 30 cyclists of all ages participated in the Swift Current Cycling Club's Big Ride along the Chinook Parkway on May 18. The club organized the bike ride in support of the Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative and six-time Olympian Clara Hughes' Big Ride for Mental Health, a 110-day bicycle journey covering 12,000 km through every province and territory. All proceeds from the Swift Current Big Ride will be donated to the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society's ArchaeoCaravan started its summer tour to various locations around the province at the Swift Current Museum on May 15. Pictured are students from Maverick School who visited the mobile activity centre to learn more about archaeology in an interactive way through artifact identification, hide painting and separating and assembling porcelain pieces. For more information about the ArchaeoCaravan, visit the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society website at http://www.saskarchsoc.ca/archaeocaravan/

A bike safety event took place at Bright Beginnings Family Centre in Swift Current on May 14 to teach young cyclists the necessary safety skills and behaviours that will reduce their risk of injury when cycling. The event took place during Bike Safety Week, May 12-18, and was hosted by the City of Swift Current, Cypress Health Region, Bright Beginnings Family Centre, Family Resource Centre, RCMP and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The bike rodeo included helmet and bike inspections, safety awareness and fun cycling activities.

The Speedy Creek Racing Association season opener on the Mother's Day weekend saw racing action in four classes. The feature winners were Stuart Johnson (Thunder Trucks), Destiny Klym (Hobby Stocks), Mike Dionne (Street Stocks) and Bob Heffer (Modifieds). The next race day will be on May 23, when racing starts at 7 p.m. The event will be a breast cancer fundraiser with a silent auction of pink body panels from Terry Davidson's race car and there will also be a relay race around the track by 35 men who will be running on foot in pink speedos.

 

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The Swift Current Redneck Betties won their home opener against the visiting Nor-Sask DiefenBreakHers at the Credit Union iPlex, April 26. The Redneck Betties were ahead 125-76 at halftime and hold on to their lead during a very physical second half to win 214-158. Their next home game will be on May 31 against the Sugar Skulls during the Show 'n Shiners 1950s themed event. Redneck Betties team members will be selling tickets and merchandise at the Ladybug trade show taking place in the Stockade building at Kinetic Park on May 3.

 

A long-time Swift Current tradition in support of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council took place at the Frontier Bowling Lanes on April 26 with the 26th annual Ability Bowl. This year’s event had a Disney theme and many teams were dressed in their favourite characters. The 42 teams raised a total of $72,746.79 in support of programs and services for people with varying abilities at the Swift Current branch of Saskatchewan Abilities Council.

 

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