Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Everett Hindley, the Saskatchewan Party's candidate in the upcoming by-election in Swift Current, was eager to get his campaign going after the official announcement of the date when voters will be going to the polls in the city.

The next step of a three-phase process to construct a new fire hall in Swift Current will take place during 2018.

The Swift Current Fencing Club hosted a two-day fencing tournament at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School, Feb. 3-4. Around 42 fencers competed in the 2018 Chinook Open, including nine fencers from the local club. Fencing clubs from Asquith, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, the University of Saskatchewan, as well as Medicine Hat were represented at the tournament. Below are the results for the Swift Current Fencing Club from the 2018 Chinook Open:

U13 mini épée: 1st Nathan Roberts, 2nd Taylor Collier, 3rd Kendra Lacasse and Garrett Wentworth; U13 mixed foil: 2nd Dylan Lacasse, 3rd Taylor Collier, 5th Nathan Roberts, 6th Garrett Wentworth; Cadet mixed épée 2: 5th Carianne Hunter; Cadet mixed foil: 3rd Ian Lacasse, 8th Carianne Hunter, 9th Nathan Roberts; Junior mixed foil: 3rd Ian Lacasse; Senior mixed épée: 6th Lisa Hagen.

 

Saskatchewan singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker visited Central School in Swift Current for a songwriting workshop with a group of Grade 5-8 students, Feb. 2. The workshop concluded the process to write a “Cougar Strong” song to reflect the school's culture and values. Music teacher Celia Hammerton brainstormed ideas for the song with students in different grades before Straker's visit. During the workshop the 21 students created the verses, chorus and melody for the song with guidance from Straker. The project provided a unique opportunity to students to explore their creativity and to learn about the songwriting process. Straker visited the school twice before for songwriting workshops with students. The one song was created for Central School's centennial celebrations in 2014, and the other one was performed by the school's choir at Telemiracle 40 in 2016.

 

Folk-pop singer-songwriter and pianist Jeffery Straker performed at Central School in Swift Current, Feb. 1. He played songs from his different albums, including the full-length recording Dirt Road Confessional that was released in May 2017. He has been touring in Canada and Europe during the past year and his touring schedule during 2018 will include trips to Mexico and the Netherlands. He will again be a member of the national cast at Telemiracle 42 on March 3 and 4. His concert in Swift Current helped to kickstart Central School's fundraising campaign for Telemiracle. The 50/50 and silent auction at the concert raised $3,014 for Telemiracle. The Central School choir and bucket drummers will be performing at Telemiracle on March 4 and the school wants to raise as much funds as possible to take to Regina. There will be a Valentine's Day bake sale at the Swift Current Mall on Feb. 10, starting at 10 a.m. The Central School choir will be performing throughout the morning at this event. The school's other fundraising events include a talent show for students and families on Feb. 28 and the school's spirit club is also organizing activities to raise money.

 

A new program at the Swift Current Aquatic Centre gives parents with young babies an opportunity to have a good workout while introducing their infants to the water.

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Titans wrestling tournament keeps on growing

The annual wrestling tournament hosted by the Swift Current Titans Wrestling Club continues to grow and the 2018 event was the largest ever.

Swimmers from across the province participated in a swim meet hosted by Special Olympics Swift Current at the Aquatic Centre, Jan. 28.

Swift Current Fire Department Deputy Fire Chief Pete L'Heureux is a recipient of the federal government's 20 year Fire Services Exemplary Service Medal.

A teacher with strong roots in the community will represent the Saskatchewan NDP in an upcoming by-election in Swift Current.

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