Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The 50th Swift Current Hobby, Craft and Gun Show took place in the Stockade at Kinetic Exhibition Park, Nov. 4 and 5. The event was attended by about 75 vendors from all four western provinces. Visitors also came from far and wide to check out a large selection of firearms and ammunition as well as coins, stamps, antiques, leather, glassware and various other collectables for sale. Swift Current resident Henry Banman has been organizing this event since 1977. The event was originally held in the spring only and the 40th annual show took place in April. Due to the success of the spring show, Banman started to organize a show in the fall and this was the 10th annual fall show.

 

The 9th annual Pharmasave Radiothon for Healthcare took place in the lobby of the Cypress Regional Hospital in Swift Current, Nov. 2-3. The focus of this year’s campaign by the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation is on the renewal of maternity equipment at the Cypress Regional Hospital. An average of 400 babies are born in this hospital every year and some of the maternity equipment is at least 10 years old. The intention of the campaign is to raise $147,000 for the purchase of three new birthing beds and two Panda infant warmers. The response from individuals and organizations during the two-day Radiothon raised $82,815 for the campaign, but fundraising will continue to collect the full amount. Donations can still be made online at www.drirwinfoundation.com. Pictured are Tara Garcia (at front) and Kathy Jennings during the broadcast from the Cypress Regional Hospital lobby, as well as Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation Executive Director Clay Thompson and Cypress Health Region interim CEO Larry Allsen during the final on-air interview and placing of the total raised on the board.



 

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 15:17

Battle of the Southwest, Nov. 1, 2017

The 12th annual Battle of the Southwest between the men's and women's volleyball teams of the Great Plains College SunDogs and the Millar College of the Bible took place at the O.M. Irwin School gymnasium in Swift Current, Nov. 1. There was an intense court battle and both games were decided in three sets. The Millar Edge women's team won the first set 25-19, but the SunDogs responded by winning the second set 25-17. The SunDogs took a five point lead in the third set, but Millar's team rallied to win the final set 18-16. The men's game started with a big battle in the first set, which was eventually won 26-24 by the team from Pambrun. The SunDogs took the second set 25-18, but Millar won the third set 15-10.

 

The annual city-wide food drive on Halloween night collected an estimated 9,775 pounds of food for the Salvation Army food bank in Swift Current. The food drive was organized by the Trailview Alliance Church and volunteers from a number of churches in the community participated in the event. This food drive contributes about 30 to 40 per cent of the non-perishable food items used in Christmas hampers prepared by the Salvation Army in Swift Current. The Salvation Army's 104th annual Christmas campaign in Swift Current will be launched Nov. 25.

 

Veterans from the Swift Current area will be recognized during the Remembrance Day period through the Swift Current Museum's Honour our Veterans Banner Program.

The Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School received three provincial awards in recognition of their activities to raise awareness about the consequences of impaired driving.

The achievements of local businesses and not-for-profit organizations were celebrated at the 19th annual SCBEX Spirit of Swift Current awards gala.

The Cypress Health Region is moving ahead with a proposal to implement the primary health care model in Cabri.

The Medicine Hat Women in Business Committee hosted over 100 women at their annual Wine and Cheese Networking Event, on Tuesday Oct. 3 at the Esplanade.

The humanitarian work of 24 organizations were showcased at SwiftLink's Charity Expo, which took place at the Swift Current Mall, Oct. 28. The event included a musical performance by the choir from École Centennial School and a presentation by local resident Collin Nyabadza, who spoke about the work of his charitable trust to support education in rural Zimbabwe. The expo was organized by SwiftLink, an organization of dedicated volunteers in Swift Current who have a vision of unifying the community by helping other communities in need.

 
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