Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

With the end of the school year not too far away, many students are looking forward to those lazy summer days in the sun and they may even be thinking about visiting a tanning salon in preparation for their graduation ceremonies.

Twelve-year-old Emily Loose, of the Swift Current Archery Club, has placed first in Canada in the 2014 Regional Indoor Championships over a shooting distance of 18 metres.

The City of Swift Current plans to add an extra $2 to the annual fee for dog licences to help cover the maintenance costs for the off-leash dog park.

After the success of the first Swift Current Mad Dash two months ago the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre plans to make the next one even better and more fun.

More families across southwest Saskatchewan are participating in the home-based, family-centred services provided by the Swift Current & District Early Childhood Intervention Program (ECIP).

Most Canadians still find it difficult to relate concerns over climate change to their daily lives, but a recent report by a Canadian bank makes a clear link between the economic impacts of a growing number of natural catastrophes.

The Saskatchewan Archaeological Society's ArchaeoCaravan started its summer tour to various locations around the province at the Swift Current Museum on May 15. Pictured are students from Maverick School who visited the mobile activity centre to learn more about archaeology in an interactive way through artifact identification, hide painting and separating and assembling porcelain pieces. For more information about the ArchaeoCaravan, visit the Saskatchewan Archaeological Society website at http://www.saskarchsoc.ca/archaeocaravan/

A bike safety event took place at Bright Beginnings Family Centre in Swift Current on May 14 to teach young cyclists the necessary safety skills and behaviours that will reduce their risk of injury when cycling. The event took place during Bike Safety Week, May 12-18, and was hosted by the City of Swift Current, Cypress Health Region, Bright Beginnings Family Centre, Family Resource Centre, RCMP and the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute. The bike rodeo included helmet and bike inspections, safety awareness and fun cycling activities.

The Speedy Creek Racing Association season opener on the Mother's Day weekend saw racing action in four classes. The feature winners were Stuart Johnson (Thunder Trucks), Destiny Klym (Hobby Stocks), Mike Dionne (Street Stocks) and Bob Heffer (Modifieds). The next race day will be on May 23, when racing starts at 7 p.m. The event will be a breast cancer fundraiser with a silent auction of pink body panels from Terry Davidson's race car and there will also be a relay race around the track by 35 men who will be running on foot in pink speedos.

 

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