Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Awareness Week was celebrated in Swift Current, Sept. 3-9. The week was an opportunity to raise awareness for individuals with disabilities, to engage the community and to celebrate the ability in all people. The City of Swift Current officially proclaimed the week at a regular council meeting, Aug. 28. A flag raising ceremony took place at City Hall, Sept. 5. There was a large turnout for the community barbeque at Market Square, Sept. 7. The barbeque was attended by about 350 people and raised over $2,000 for programs and services at the Swift Current branch of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council. An open house and celebration of the recent renovations at the Swift Current branch took place on Sept. 8.

 

The renovations at the Swift Current branch of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council were revealed at an open house and grand re-opening celebration, Sept. 8.

The Cypress Health Region is hosting a weekend workshop for family, friends and caregivers who are supporting individuals with mental illness.

Student reading levels in Chinook School Division continue to increase and during the new school year there will also be a focus on improving student writing.

Saskatchewan Abilities Council Awareness Week was celebrated in Swift Current, Sept. 3-9.

There has been a slight decline in overall math scores for grades 3, 6 and 9 in the Chinook School Division.

Two Swift Current powerlifters won medals at their first provincial championship in only their first year of competition.

The demolition of the former Ashley Park school building is set to take place during September, after which the City of Swift Current will consult the community about the redevelopment of the site.

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Swift Current SPCA Pooch Plunge, Sept. 4, 2017

Dogs and their owners had a fun time at the Fairview Pool in Swift Current during the Swift Current SPCA's Pooch Plunge, Sept. 4, which took place in partnership with the City of Swift Current's Aquatic Department. All proceeds from this end-of-season dog swim will go to the Swift Current SPCA.

 

The farming community south of Swift Current came together to support a Harvest for Kids project that raised funds to give opportunities to children in developing countries to attend camping programs. A total of 27 combines participated in the harvest of swathed canola on the Hildebrand family farm about 30 kilometres south of Swift Current, Sept. 4. Harvest for Kids will have five local harvest projects for 2017 in Saskatchewan and one in Manitoba. This was the first time a Harvest for Kids project took place in the Swift Current area, and it set a record for the number of combines at a local harvest project in Saskatchewan. Funds from Harvest for Kids projects are used to support the activities of Children’s Camps International (CCI), an evangelical, non-denominational organization that has been doing children’s camping ministry since 2003. CCI is currently running camping programs in five countries – Brazil, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Kenya and Mexico. Flags from these countries were tied to the combines when they arrived for the harvest event at the Swift Current project.

 

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