Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

A queen visited Swift Current to assist the members of the Daughters of the Nile Aurora Club No. 5 with the draw for their 6th annual lottery ticket sale, Oct. 12. Peggy Murray, the 2017 queen of Sakkara Temple No. 115, came from Calgary for the draw with a delegation of members from the fraternal organization. The group also attended a luncheon and meeting hosted by the Aurora Club. Oct. 11. Total prize money for the ticket draw increased to $2,500 for 2017. A total of 1,118 tickets were sold and the Aurora Club will raise about $15,000 for the convalescent endowment fund of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal. All three winning tickets were purchased by Swift Current residents. The $1,000 first prize winner is Ron Young, the $800 second prize will go to Linda Benson and the winner of the $700 third prize is Kevin Zerr.

 

Prairie author Thelma Poirier of Glentworth was the guest speaker at the Swift Current Museum's monthly lunch and learn, Oct. 11. She spoke about her latest publication, “The Grasslanders – Ranch Stories from Grasslands National Park.” The book is a tribute to the ranchers who lived on the land before the establishment of Grasslands National Park. It tells the stories of the ranchers and their families in their own voice. Poirier was contracted by Parks Canada to write the book and she used information from countless interviews with ranchers as well as her own historical research.

 

A delegation of staff and pre-kindergarten students from Central School were guests at a regular meeting of the Chinook School Division's board of education, Oct. 10. Principal Angela Schindel and pre-kindergarten teacher Kelsie White made a presentation about the benefits of the pre-kindergarten program and spoke about the daily activities of pre-kindergarten students at Central School. Thereafter the board members had a special reading activity with the students, who brought their favourite books along for the occasion.

 

On Friday, November 3, we will be celebrating our fifth annual Random Act of Kindness Day in Medicine Hat!

The history of the Métis in southwest Saskatchewan is the focus of a new video in the Swift Current Museum’s ongoing documentary series Stories of the Great Southwest.

An economic impact study by Tourism Saskatchewan highlights the significant economic and tourism benefit of the Windscape Kite Festival and the associated Long Day’s Night music festival for Swift Current.

The fundraising by a martial arts school in Swift Current to support international efforts to end human trafficking has been recognized with an award.

A historical musical drama about the Cypress Hills will return to the stage at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current for a third time in November.

Maple Creek artist Geoff Phillips is using his first solo exhibition in Saskatchewan to create more awareness about the diverse plant life of the southwest.

After many years as an event and festival organizer in Swift Current, Shann Gowan is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

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