Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Young musicians had an opportunity to perform on stage in front of an audience at the Lyric Theatre, July 27.  The Blenders summer concert concluded the weeklong Swift Current Music Camp for musicians between the ages of 13 to 18.  The students were able to learn from experienced musicians during the week with sessions on listening, techniques, performing, theory, group dynamics and stage presence that will help them to get ready to play in a contemporary band. The camp activities took place at Maverick School, the Lyric Theatre and outdoors at Gowan's Grove on a farm near the city. Canadian singer-songwriter Dagan Harding spent the final afternoon of the camp with the students and he also performed that evening at the concert. The ambient alternative rock band Bears in Hazenmore was the opening act at the music camp's summer concert, July 27. Band members were instructors at the Swift Current Music Camp. Four music camp bands performed at the concert.

 

Friday, 04 August 2017 07:00

Digging for fossils a unique experience

The thrill of finding an ancient fossil from a time when the dinosaurs were still roaming the earth is usually only experienced by paleontologists, but visitors to the Grasslands National Park can actually share in that excitement when they participate in Fossil Fever.

The Cypress Health Region is looking for physicians to fill vacancies in two rural communities, but it is not an easy task.

The ongoing development of the residential neighbourhood around the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current has resulted in a review of landing arrangements for Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) helicopters at the hospital.

Workshops took place in two southwest Saskatchewan watersheds to inform cattle producers about changing water quality during times of drought and how to deal with degraded water sources that are a result of dry conditions.

A southwest Saskatchewan athlete won two gold medals and a bronze medal at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG).

Two 23-year-old graduates from the University of British Columbia spent time in Swift Current last week on their cross-country hitchhike on a budget of only $150 each.

The work continues to complete the Swift Current Broncos memorial site next to the Trans-Canada Highway east of the city.

An event to celebrate Métis culture and heritage in southwest Saskatchewan will take place in Swift Current on Aug. 3.

The 23rd annual Mennonite Heritage Village Watermelon Festival took place in Swift Current, July 23.

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