Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Competitors of all ages participated in the light horse events at Frontier Days. The busy schedule of activities started with training clinics on June 27 and 28. Riders were able to display their horsemanship during different competitions from June 29 to July 1.

 

Miniature chuckwagon racers made their first ever appearance at Frontier Days as part of the family night entertainment in the grandstand, June 28. The evening’s program started with wild pony races, with nine participating teams from different 4-H clubs. Ten teams from the Alberta Miniature Chuckwagon Racing Association participated in the chuckwagon races. Each wagon is made from solid oak and weighs about 350 pounds. It is pulled by a team of four miniature horses.

 

The SaskTel Kiddies Day Parade was one of the main attractions on the first day of the 2018 Frontier Days, June 28. The event was coordinated by the City of Swift Current’s Parks Play Program. The theme of this year's parade through the streets of downtown Swift Current was “Hats Off to Community Spirit.”

 

The 80th annual Frontier Days kicked off with the W.W. Smith Insurance pancake breakfast on Market Square in downtown Swift Current, June 28. All proceeds from the breakfast were donated to the Swift Current branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association. The 2018 honorary parade marshal Betty McDougall and Frontier Days ambassador Adrianna Simpson participated in the ceremony to burn the Frontier Days brand. Frontier Days took place over a four-day period until July 1 at Kinetic Exhibition Park with activities for the entire family.

 

The story of a life-size mechanical horse that was created by a Swift Current inventor is the focus of the 11th video in the Swift Current Museum's video series “Stories from Saskatchewan's Great Southwest.”

A family who came to Swift Current two years ago as refugees from Syria has started their own catering business to introduce authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to local food lovers.

Thursday, 28 June 2018 10:48

Author shares her journey in debut book

Assiniboia author and inspirational speaker Gaylene Guillemin is sharing her journey of grief with others to help them gain a better understanding of their own loss.

The City of Swift Current has to dip into funds from the 2019 capital budget to carry out urgent roof repair work at the Aquatic Centre.

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