Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Frontier Days kicked off with the W.W. Smith Insurance pancake breakfast on Market Square in downtown Swift Current, June 29. All proceeds from the breakfast were donated to the local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer carried out the ceremonial branding of the official Frontier Days brand at the pancake breakfast. He was assisted by Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association First Vice President and Frontier Days Chairperson Bryce Burnett. Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association President Steve Philp introduced the 2016 honorary parade marshall, Jean Allen. Lenora Bells, the event development coordinator for the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association, announcedthe winners of the Frontier Days school colouring contest. She was assisted by the 2016 Frontier Days Ambassador Lexi Hicks, who displayed the two winning entries by Grade 2 students Rhett Erickson and Ava Prokopchuk.

 

The Swift Current Business Retention and Expansion (BRE) Task Force has started with the implementation of 13 projects to address the needs of the local business community.

The City of Swift Current intends to amend the existing agreement with the Elmwood Golf Club to provide an additional $500,000 in financial assistance towards the major renovation project at the golf course.

Saskatchewan Wind (SaskWind) is proposing a $90 million community-owned wind and solar energy project for the Swift Current area.

The 25th anniversary of the official opening of the historic Goodwin House as a visitors’ centre at Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park will be celebrated July 16 from 1-4 p.m.

An old fire truck will find a final resting place in the village where it was used by the Vanguard Fire Department to battle some major fires in the early 1960s.

The City of Swift Current has made a funding commitment towards the redevelopment of the former St. Patrick school site as part of an application for infrastructure funding from the federal government.

Residents from Cabri and the surrounding area were able to raise more than $100,000 in just six months to purchase a new Handi-Van for the community.

A Swift Current couple’s dedication to the fight against diabetes has been recognized with a national award.

The 12th annual SaskPower Windscape Kite Festival took place in Swift Current, June 25-26. The event has grown into a major summer attraction in the city that draws visitors from across Saskatchewan and other provinces as well as other countries. The event is an opportunity to watch choreographed kite flying by celebrity flyers, learn how to fly a kite in the public area or enjoy the variety of entertainment activities available for the entire family. A kinetic wind sculpture garden displayed the artworks of 23 participating artists. The art pieces have been designed to interact with the wind.

 

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