Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre hosted a special Cooking Culture event to celebrate women on International Women's Day, March 8. Cooking Culture is a regular cultural cuisine exchange held by the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre and hosted at the St. Stephen's Anglican Church in Swift Current. This event on International Women's Day also included a program with keynote speakers and a roundtable discussion after the meal. Home cooks from China, India and the Philippines prepared the evening's meal. The menu included chicken curry by Malavika Nangelil-Rejimon, and halal chicken bryani by Yasmeen Anjum. Joy Tian prepared sweet and sour shrimp, and Rechilda Cruz made pork adobo. Aileen Barraca prepared rice cake dessert and Southwest Crisis Services provided assorted cakes. The emcee for the evening was Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director Icasiana de Gala. The two keynote speakers at the event were Mahnaz Robertson, who has been an account manager at Innovation Credit Union for 21 years, and Cindy Lowe, a business teacher at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School.

 

The Chinook School Division will be taking over the operation of the school bus service in Swift Current after purchasing the fleet of buses from the contractor that is currently providing the service.

As part of the Art for Sale Exhibition - March 3 - April 22  the  Art Gallery of Swift Current will host Art Talk on March 16 with the reception from 7-10 p.m.

The work to expand the Swift Current Broncos memorial site to improve visitor access has made significant progress since the fall.

Swift Current powerlifter Wayne Cormier won gold in the bench press only competition at the 2018 Canadian Powerlifting Union National Championships and qualified for the upcoming International Powerlifting Federation World Open bench press championships in Finland.

The Swift Current Agricultural and Exhibition Association (Ag & Ex) had a successful year during 2017, despite some financial challenges.

Swift Current's Central School raised a record amount of $13,594.23 for Telemiracle 42 through a variety of fundraising projects and donations received from the community.

Saskatoon-area writer, Dave Margoshes, is to be featured at the Lyric Theatre on Wednesday, March 21.

The process to develop a new residential neighbourhood in the northwest area of Swift Current took another step forward with the completion of the planning phase.

Swift Current Comprehensive High School (SCCHS) hosted the 2018 Saskatchewan High Schools Athletic Association (SHSAA) regional wrestling championships, March 3. The event was attended by 167 wrestlers from 27 schools. The Swift Current team finished third in the overall point standings behind Prince Albert's St. Mary High School in first place and with Carlton Comprehensive High School from Prince Albert in second place. Five wrestlers from Swift Current Comprehensive High School placed in the top four of their weight class to advance to the SHSAA provincial wrestling championships in Saskatoon on March 9 and 10. Aleah Nickel won her initial two bouts with a technical fall and the first place match with a fall in the 60 kg weight class to claim gold. Sebastien Marchand won all three his bouts in the 73 kg weight class with a technical fall to finish first. Luke Nelson won both bouts in the 65 kg weight class with a technical fall to claim first place. Colt Cornelson was the only competitor in the 53 kg weight class for males and advanced to provincials. Emmett Guider won silver in the 77 kg weight class. He was undefeated after three bouts and won each time with a fall, but he lost the first place match with a fall against Conley McLeod of St Mary High School. Swift Current's Josh Keller finished third in the 82 kg weight class to advance to provincials.

 

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