Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

For hundreds of years the scenic Lac Pelletier valley has been an oasis on the prairies for people who settled in the area and since 1964 the regional park has been a popular recreation spot in southwest Saskatchewan. A day-long celebration of the 50th anniversary of Lac Pelletier Regional Park will take place on July 19 with a variety of activities for the entire family.

Concerns over the impact of the closure of the Junction Square bingo hall in Swift Current on local charities were highlighted at a public hearing June 23.

Swift Current was a hive of activity during four days of centennial celebrations that took place in combination with the 76th annual Frontier Days.

There was a large turnout at the Canada Day flag raising ceremony in Swift Current's Memorial Park at noon on July 1. Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer spoke about the importance of volunteerism in the city and province, and the pride people feel about being Canadian. Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director Icasiana de Gala spoke about the experiences of newcomers in becoming Canadians. The raising of the flag was done by a family from Colombia who now resides in Swift Current - Luis Cabrales and Claudia Munoz and children Diana, Javier, Lina and Juan Cabrales. After the ceremony the people people celebrated Canada's 147h birthday with cake and hot dogs.

 

 

The Frontiers Days Centennial Homecoming weekend started on Thursday, June 26. One of the highlights of the day was the Kiddies Day Parade. Below are the judging results.

Pet Category: First: Sammy and Hunter Schmidt; Second: Abby Koot with Neptune the Dog; Third: Levi and Aleigha Holt with Tilly the Dog; Special Mention: Bianca and Sophia Olfert with Manny and Lady the Dogs.

Parade Theme:  First: Veda, Zoe, Isabelle Gottselig; Second: Kya Yates; Third: Ella Toles.

Rollerblades and Scooters: First: Deagan Nykolaishen; Second: Daisy and Daphne Dyck; Third: Luc Perrault.

Decorated Float: First: Owen Taylor; Second: William Prescesky; Third: Nate Jacobson; Special Mention: Izabella Green.

Decorated Bike (Boy): First: Liam Rayner; Second: Cash Macartney; Third: Robbie Macartney; Special Mention: Jackson Tuplin.

Decorated Bike (Girl): First: Macey Tuplin; Second: Kailey Akre; Third: Delaney Dyck; Special Mention: Skylar Vandendort.

Motorized Vehicles: First: Rent and William Noble; Second: Chaz Vandendort; Third: Mya and Tristian Shipley; Special Mention: Min Chisholm.

Costume: First: Carter, Ashton, and Jace Munro; Second: Slate Prefontaine; Third: Milan Yeo; Special Mention: Brielle, Eden, and Brinley.

 

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