Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

During the late 19th century, the regular trips by carts and wagons along a trail between Swift Current and Battleford left a clear mark on the prairie landscape.

A blessing ceremony for a full-size replica of a Red River cart took place at Lac Pelletier Regional Park, July 13.

Present residents of Swift Current have an opportunity to give some advice to future residents who will be living in the city in 2067.

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to be expanding the Lifejacket Loaner Station program that was piloted in 2016.

Registration for the SunDogs Wooff Volleyball Camps is now open and limited spots are available. The two-day skill development camps will focus on athlete growth—on and off the court.

The 19th season of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council’s Summer Fun Program in Swift Current includes a number of exciting changes.

The City of Swift Current has entered into a 10-year agreement with the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Inc. (SHHOF) to staff and operate the Hall of Fame, which is located in the Innovation Credit Union iPlex.

The Art Gallery of Swift Current is presenting a new summer art program for children between the ages of eight to 11 years in August.
The Summer Art Studio will take place from Aug. 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Various interesting vehicles and machinery were on show at the Doc's Town antique tractor and classic car display, July 16. This annual show in Hansen Park has been a longstanding part of the summer activities hosted by Doc's Town Heritage Village, which is located at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current. The buildings are open from 1-5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday as well as holiday Mondays until Labour Day and special programming takes place every Sunday afternoon. The Country Pleasures Tea Room, a popular stop for visitors who want to enjoy a slice of homemade pie or other treats, will remain open through September.

 

The first in a series of free bi-weekly events in Swift Current to celebrate Canada 150 and cultural diversity in Saskatchewan took place at the Lyric Theatre, July 15. The Southwest CultureFest is organized by the Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre to promote inclusion and to build stronger community relationships. The audience at the first event watched performances by world champion hoop dancer Terrance Littletent of Regina and Cuban band Brisas del Palmar. The next event on July 29 will have performances by the Creeland Dancers and the Swift Current progressive rock band, The Moon Runners.

 

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