Wednesday, 30 July 2014 13:28

Frontier Days Committee grateful for support

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Frontier Days 2014 Round-Up – It’s all about the Ride.
“Saddle Up for the Ride of a Century’. The ‘Ride’ started with the Swift Current Ag & Ex Association putting together the 76th Frontier Day’s Event that would now coincide with the City commemorating a century. Plans were put into action.
Wanted: An event that truly had something for everyone.
The best in grandstand entertainment, the CCA rodeo, the 4-H livestock show and sale, free stage performers, children’s entertainment, cultural sharing, heritage reminders, equine ranching activities, clowns and robots, pancake breakfast, food, art and culture, midway rides … all for the purpose of bringing back warm memories, creating new experiences, and celebrating community,.
Why did visitors travel many miles to Frontier Days? Anyone who has been part of the Swift Current community will recall the festivities of Frontier Day and looked forward to attending with great anticipation.
Our senior citizens remember the early years, travelling to the fair, staying in a tent, watching top rodeo action with friends and neighbours.
Whole communities would appear to support their wrangler heroes. The parade was a highlight — cowboys on horseback, wagons, live music with guitars and songs that told stories of the west and western living. Throughout the years events were added to the rodeo and livestock competitions — entertainment, an amusement park with midway rides, horticultural and other exhibits, Doc’s Town buildings … and more. Here was a break from the hard work and daily routine of ranching and farming.
Because of this welcoming spirit, Swift Current was the destination for many throughout the West.
The ‘we can make this work’ attitude continues today. Volunteers gave many hours of time. This included individuals; sport teams, cultural, and social groups; community organizations, service clubs, schools, and businesses.
Sponsorships provided monetary and an assortment of ‘in-kind’ support.
The combinations of human and financial resources given by the community were huge contributions to the success of Frontier Days / Homecoming celebration of the century.  
The Ag & Ex Board of Directors and office staff extend a huge thank you to all the supporting sponsors and fantastic volunteers.
A tip of the cowboy hat to everyone.
Thank you for your time and hard work. The City of Swift Current along with Frontier Days / Homecoming tradition will continue for the next 100 years. See you down the trail, and have a great summer!
Lenora Bells, Swift Current Ag and Ex. event development co-ordinator, Swift Current

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