Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg


The formal opening of the Swift Current SPCA's new cat playroom took place at the shelter on Oct. 10. The playroom is dedicated to the memory of Alysa Young, an animal lover who worked with animals and died six years ago in her early twenties. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by family and friends of Alysa, including her parents and grandparents.


Family, friends and dog owners gathered in Swift Current’s Elmwood Park for the 6th annual Alysa Young Memorial Walk in support of the Swift Current SPCA, Oct. 10. People and their pooches enjoyed a relaxing walk on a beautiful fall afternoon along the Chinook Parkway to Riverside Park on the city’s south side, where a ceremony took place and balloons were released in memory of animal lover Alysa Young, who died six years ago.


The Saskatoon group Rosie & the Riveters visited Swift Current on Oct. 8 for the start of their Good Clean Fun album release tour. The four members of the group visited the Riverview Village Estates in the afternoon for a private show to the residents of this retirement community. That evening they performed with their full band at the Lyric Theatre. The group performs upbeat folk music in a toe-tapping 1940s style. 


Members of the Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) asked motorists to drive safely during the Thanksgiving long weekend at a traffic stop held in association with the RCMP on Central Avenue North in Swift Current, Oct. 7. In addition to a reminder not to drink and drive, students handed out candy and red SADD ribbons to motorists at the checkstop.


For 66-year-old William Caton, a third-generation cattle rancher and Green Party candidate in the Cypress Hills-Grasslands riding for the Oct. 19 federal election, politics is all about what he sees around him every day on the farm and he is worried.

The dream of the Christ the Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish to have a larger church sanctuary for worship is now becoming a reality with construction starting this fall.

The Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation’s campaign to raise funds to fully equip the new long-term care facility in Swift Current started on a high note with a donation of $1 million from the estate of Albert “Bert” Miller.

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School's Senior Colts volleyball team hosted their annual 12-team tournament on Oct. 2 and 3. The Colts have not only reached the finals of the previous two tournaments they attended, but they won the 20-team University of Regina tournament a week earlier. They continued their successful season at home by placing first in their pool with four wins from five games. They then won two playoff games to reach the championship final against the Saskatoon Centennial Chargers. However, the Chargers remained undefeated at the tournament by winning the two-set game 25-14 and 25-21. This was the fifth time in a row that the Senior Colts volleyball team placed second at a home tournament.


The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts football team had an important victory on a wet field against the Estevan Elecs, Oct. 3. It was the first win out of five games for the Colts in the 3A 12-man Moose Jaw league this season. The Colts dominated their home game and played with more confidence than the visitors in the muddy and slippery conditions to win 49-0.


Swift Current's western heritage was celebrated during the 9th annual Ranchman's Ridin' and Recitin' that was hosted by the Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association at Kinetic Exhibition Park from Sept. 25 to 27. A variety of livestock and equine events took place during each day. The third annual Young Ranchman's All Breeds Livestock Show took place at the same time to provide youth an opportunity to develop their farming and leadership skills. Western entertainment was provided by Swift Current cowboy poet Bryce Burnett and multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Ed Peekeekoot, who now lives on Vancouver Island, but he was born and grew up on the Ahtahkakoop Cree First Nation in Saskatchewan.


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