Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Broncos is looking to fill two key positions in the organization after an announcement about the future of Head Coach Manny Viveiros and Director of Business Operations Dianne Sletten.

The Dance Studio students in Swift Current will conclude a season of intense training and competition with two events to showcase their talents to family and friends.

After a career of 35 years in the fire service, Swift Current Fire Chief Denis Pilon is looking forward to  spend more time with his grandchildren and to gaze at the stars during his retirement.

The Swift Current United Way made a special presentation to long-time volunteer Archie Green to recognize his dedication to the organization.

The Swift Current United Way placed a spotlight on addiction at the kickoff breakfast for the organization's 2018 fundraising campaign at the Living Sky Casino event centre, May 16.

How important is your language to your cultural identity and your sense of self?

Young cyclists had an opportunity to learn more about safe cycling practices in a fun way during the City of Swift Current’s annual bicycle safety event at ACT Park, May 16. The City hosted the event in partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority and Bright Beginnings Family Centre. Sponsorship and volunteer support from various local organizations contributed towards a successful event. Tansi and Ravi, the two mascots of the 2019 Western Canada Summer Games, made a surprise visit to the event  A bike safety course has been painted on the surface of the outdoor rink at the park. There is a mock street with crosswalks and stop signs as well as a figure eight, obstacles and a diminishing clearance activity. The course assists cyclists to practise their skills and to gain confidence for riding in an urban environment. There are bike safety courses at all five outdoor rinks in Swift Current for families to use at any time during the summer. Swift Current is the first community in the province to have these bike safety courses available for residents.

 

Award-winning Regina writer Connie Gault was the featured author at the final event in the 2017-18 Write Out Loud series at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, May 16. She spoke about and read from her most recent novel A Beauty, which was longlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the book of the year and fiction awards at the 2016 Saskatchewan Book Awards. A distinctive feature of her work is the attention given to female characters and her interest in rural Saskatchewan life. The event started with a presentation by local artist Carolynn Anctil. She is a watercolour illustrator and photographer who also shares her creative writing through a storytelling project, Tin Rooster Farm Notes. Subscribers receive a monthly handwritten letter from her in which she shares her thoughts about life on a prairie farm. The Write Out Loud series showcases Canadian authors and local writing talent to literary fans. The line-up for the 2018-19 series was announced at the event. It will include a diverse and interesting group of authors, starting with gardening expert and author Lyndon Penner on Sept. 19. 

 

 

The 89th annual Swift Current & District Music Festival concluded with a musical and awards program at the St. Olaf Lutheran Church, May 4.

The Swift Current United Way has produced a report to show the impact of a donation to the organization on communities in southwest Saskatchewan.

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