Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Summer is a busy time at the Swift Current Branch Library with various activities for children and youth. Staff from the Saskatchewan Science Centre's Go! Science outreach program visited the library on July 19 for an afternoon of learning and fun. Participants used different materials to create structures and they also built robots. Pictured, children created structures that were then tested by J.P. Belanger, an outreach educator with the Go! Science program, with a foam ball shooting blaster and a leaf blower. For more information about events at the different libraries in southwest Saskatchewan, visit the Chinook Regional Library website at www.chinooklibrary.ca

 

 On Monday July 23rd at approximately 7 a.m., the Fort Macleod and Claresholm RCMP responded to a two vehicle collision on Highway 519 near Range Road 242.
 

Alberta ultra runner Dave Proctor is making his way across the prairies on a mission to run across the country in a record-breaking 66 days while raising $1 million for rare disease research.

Trapshooters from across western Canada competed at a well attended provincial championship hosted by the Swift Current Trap Club in its 40th anniversary year.

Two cowboy poets shared their observations about rural life with an appreciative audience at the cowboy poetry event hosted by Doc's Town Heritage Village at Swift Current's Kinetic Exhibition Park, July 15. People filled the pews of the old church building at Doc's Town to listen to Swift Current's Bryce Burnett and Brian Anderson of Hazlet. The heritage village is open to the public throughout the summer and admission is free. Hours of operation are from Friday to Sunday and holiday Mondays from 1-5 p.m. Various program activities take place every Sunday afternoon. There will be an antique tractor and classic car display on July 22 from 1-5 p.m., including a parade of vehicles.

 

Every Saturday throughout the summer the popular Market Square in Swift Current attracts a lot of people to the downtown area. There is always an interesting mix of live music entertainment on the main stage, and on July 14 people were treated to a performance by the Celtic folk duo A New Ground from Kitchener, Ontario. Claryssa Webb on fiddle and vocals, and Ryan Dugal on guitar and vocals have just released their debut vocal album Forge the Sky. They are performing at various venues around southwest Saskatchewan and southeast Alberta during July as part of their 2018 summer tour. They concluded their performance at Market Square with a jam session involving local musician Al Hudec.

 

The heavy horse competition at the 2018 Frontier Days in Swift Current gave spectators an opportunity to witness the grace, agility and strength of these gentle giants while they performed various tasks.

Artists are using different media to reflect on the cultural importance of horses and cattle in the current exhibition at the West Wing Gallery in Swift Current.

The efforts of a dedicated group of community members are helping Wymark School to make improvements to facilities at the school that benefit students as well as the wider community.

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