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Tuesday, 21 August 2012 09:20

Share your secret identity at Market Square theme day Saturday

Written by  Matthew Liebenberg
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Young Swift Current resident Mack Henderson, who celebrated his second birthday last week, gets ready for a lightsaber duel with Star Wars characters at Market Square on Aug. 11. There will be a costume contest as this week's Market Square in Swift Current. Young Swift Current resident Mack Henderson, who celebrated his second birthday last week, gets ready for a lightsaber duel with Star Wars characters at Market Square on Aug. 11. There will be a costume contest as this week's Market Square in Swift Current. Photo by Matthew Liebenberg

If you have ever wished to transform into your favourite superhero or science fiction character, this Saturday’s Market Square in downtown Swift Current might be a perfect time to do it and to even win some prizes.


In addition to hosting their third theme day of the summer at Market Square on Aug. 25, the City of Swift Current has added a costume contest to attract even more people to this successful event.
According to the City’s Chief Administrative Officer Susan Motkaluk the idea for the contest was the result of a visit by members of two Star Wars costume clubs to Market Square on Aug. 11, which elicited a positive response from children and families.
“We’re building on that and we’re adding a costume contest to our theme day,” she said. “We will be encouraging the community members to basically dress up. We're looking for super heroes, anime, sci-fi, comic book characters and there will be some great prizes.”
There will be an adults and a children’s category. The first prize for best costume in each category is $150 with a second prize of $100 and a third prize of $75.
The costume contest is just the latest addition to what promises to be an exciting Market Square on Aug. 25 with the theme day of Planes, Trains and Spaceships.
“The Saskatchewan Science Centre will be at the market and they will be demonstrating some rocket building and rocketry,” she said.
This will be part of the Science Centre’s exhibits and stage shows at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Members of the Swift Wings Radio Control Flying Club will also be there to show off and fly their aircraft.
In addition, visitors to Market Square at the corner of Chaplin Street and Central Avenue will be able to enjoy the regular activities such as fresh produce from the farmer’s market, a variety of vendors, downtown walking tours hosted by the Swift Current Museum and on-stage entertainment by Eliza Doyle and the Hudec brothers.

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