Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Eight teams got wet and muddy to help raise funds for health care in southwest Saskatchewan at the 1st annual New Family Chiropractic Fun Muddy Mayhem in Swift Current, Sept. 7. A total of 44 people completed the 15 stations along the obstacle course, which included challenges such as pulling an ambulance, carrying sandbags, swinging on monkey bars, climbing a wall, and crawling through mud. The event was organized by the Dr. Noble Irwin Regional Healthcare Foundation and raised a total of $7,200. This amount included entry fees, sponsorship, and a $1,000 donation. Proceeds will go towards the upcoming Radiothon fundraising goal of $147,000. The Radiothon takes place on Nov. 2 and 3 and funds will be used to renew maternity equipment at the Cypress Regional Hospital.

 

 

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.

 

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