Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The heavy horse competition at the 2018 Frontier Days in Swift Current gave spectators an opportunity to witness the grace, agility and strength of these gentle giants while they performed various tasks.

Artists are using different media to reflect on the cultural importance of horses and cattle in the current exhibition at the West Wing Gallery in Swift Current.

The efforts of a dedicated group of community members are helping Wymark School to make improvements to facilities at the school that benefit students as well as the wider community.

Swift Current resident Hugh Henry has received an honorary lifetime achievement award from the Museums Association of Saskatchewan (MAS) for his contribution to the museum sector in the province.

Eight new inductees were welcomed into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame (SHHOF) during the 2018 induction dinner at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, July 7.

A major downpour of about 30 minutes over Swift Current during the early evening on July 10 caused localized flooding around the city. Some streets were closed due to high water levels as storm drains were unable to cope with a deluge of water. The flash flood was the result of a severe thunderstorm that moved through the area and there were also power outages in the city due to the weather.

 

The Swift Current Sonic hosted the 2018 Softball Saskatchewan U14 C Girls provincial championship, July 6-8. Twelve teams participated in the championship, and the top two teams in each pool advanced to the championship round on the third day of the event. The Swift Current Sonic won two of three round robin games, starting with a 12-1 victory against the Shellbrook Parkland Predators, July 6. The Sonic played two games on Saturday, winning 15-14 against the Kindersley Royals and then losing 16-10 to the Redvers Red Sox. The Kindersley and Redvers teams also finished the round robin with a 2-1 record, but the Sonic was eliminated based on run differential. Another southwest Saskatchewan team, the Leader Pats, finished third in their pool with one win and two losses. The Pats lost 7-6 against the Macklin Lakers on Friday, and lost their next game on Saturday morning 10-3 against the Kipling Royals. The Pats concluded the championship on Saturday afternoon with a 12-2 victory against the Melville Mills. The Turtleford Tigers won the championship round on Sunday. The Redvers Red Sox finished second and the Estevan Elite won bronze.

 

The Swift Current ACT/UCT Stingrays Summer Swim Club's invitational swim meet took place at Fairview pool, July 7. A total of 101 swimmers (56 females and 45 males) from eight teams competed at the event. The Stingrays had the largest team of 30 swimmers (15 females and 15 males). The visiting swim clubs came from Assiniboia, Estevan, Gravelbourg, Lloydminster, Oxbow, Regina, and Weyburn.

 

John Parker's passion for community economic development during a 29-year career with Community Futures has been recognized with a lifetime achievement award.

The new head coach of the Swift Current Broncos is looking forward to the challenge of leading the defending WHL champions.

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