Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Broncos finished the first half of the season on a high note with a 3-1 win over the visiting Kamloops Blazers at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, Dec. 16. The Blazers outshot the Broncos in each period and made a total of 41 shots to goal during the game against 28 by the Broncos. The home team was ahead 2-1 at the end of the first period, but defended that narrow lead for two periods with the help of some big saves by goalkeeper Logan Flodell. Matteo Gennaro scored on the Blazer's empty net in the final minutes of the game with a shot across the length of the ice. This was the fifth consecutive victory for the Broncos before their Christmas break and the team is second in the East Division standings with a 25-7-2-0 record. The Broncos will play their next home game on Dec. 27 against the Moose Jaw Warriors, the team currently in the top spot of the East Division. Also pictured, the École Centennial School students entertained the crowd with Christmas carols after the second period.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:58

Lyric Theatre hosts Open Stage, Dec. 14, 2017

Swift Current's Lyric Theatre provides an opportunity to musicians to perform on stage at a live event during the monthly Open Stage. Each event is a musical discovery for audience members and it was also the case at the most recent one on Dec. 14, with musical genres varying from hip-hop to rock and traditional blues. This event takes place on the second Thursday of every month with an open jam session from 7-8 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The next Open Stage takes place Jan. 11.

 

Great Plains College has established a strategic partnership with the Office of the Treaty Commissioner (OTC) that will assist the college to promote reconciliation through education.

Saskatchewan Party members in Swift Current picked Everett Hindley to represent the party in an upcoming by-election in the city.
Over 400 party members attended the nomination meeting at the city’s Palliser Pavilion, Dec. 11.

Friday, 15 December 2017 03:58

Long time Swift Current educator retires

The longest serving founding director of the amalgamated school divisions in Saskatchewan has announced his retirement at the end of the school year.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:36

Retired nurse realizes dream to become a writer

Former Swift Current resident Karen Grand has realized a life-time dream to become a writer with the publication of her first book.

The Swift Current Salvation Army's current Christmas campaign is benefitting from the recent installation of a walk-in freezer.

Thursday, 14 December 2017 06:24

Swift Current SADD out Dec. 7

Members of the Students Against Drinking and Driving (SADD) chapter at Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) held a traffic stop in association with the RCMP on Central Avenue North in Swift Current, Dec. 7.

The Swift Current Oratorio Choir's annual festive season performance took place at the Zion Mennonite Church in Swift Current, Dec. 11. The same program of traditional Canadian folk songs and music by popular contemporary composers was also performed at the Centre Street United Church in Shaunavon, Dec. 9. The concert was titled A Canadian Christmas in recognition of the country's 150th birthday celebrations and the program included both Canadian compositions or arrangements of Christmas themed works by Canadian musicians. The choir was directed by Marcia McLean and the accompanists were Sheila Braun and Amy Wiens. The program included appearances by Prairie Spirit, a smaller auditioned choir, and a brass ensemble. The Swift Current Oratorio Choir has accepted a return invitation to participate in a mass choir performance at Carnegie Hall in New York on Jan. 21, 2019. The choir previously participated in this event in 2014. They will perform a new choral work by the Welsh composer, Sir Karl Jenkins. The Oratorio Choir will perform this same work in Swift Current in April 2019.

 

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