Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Swift Current's Central School raised a record amount of $13,594.23 for Telemiracle 42 through a variety of fundraising projects and donations received from the community. The school choir and bucket drummers performed at Telemiracle 42 on March 4, when music teacher Celia Hammerton and choir members made a formal cheque presentation on stage. The choir received a rousing send-off at the school during a pep rally on March 2. A highlight of the rally was the duct taping of Principal Angela Schindel and Vice-principal Mark Reiter to the gymnasium wall. Both of them were taped to the wall after students achieved the goal to raise $2,000 in the duct tape fundraising challenge for Telemiracle. Another large donation from Swift Current was made on stage at Telemiracle 42 by the Swift Current Kinsmen and Kinette Club, which presented a cheque of $17,420.49. The money was raised through various events in the city in support of Telemiracle. This year's 42nd annual telethon achieved a new fundraising record of $7,151,256 that will be used to assist Saskatchewan residents to acquire special needs equipment and to access medical treatment.

 

The Saskatchewan Party's Everett Hindley became the new MLA for Swift Current after the March 1 by-election.

Several local authors were featured at the Write Out Loud Local Writers Night at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Feb. 21.

Artist Alix Gowan has created a collection of soft pastel drawings to reflect on human vulnerability and experiences of mental health.

Families enjoyed outdoor activities on a bright winter's day during a fun community event to kick of the annual Ability Bowl fundraiser in Swift Current.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:07

Potash train derails west of Swift Current

The derailment of a potash train west of Swift Current shut down the railway line for less than 24 hours as crews worked overnight to clear and repair the track.

Thursday, 01 March 2018 11:06

Cramer Ag Expo knocks it out of the park

The 8th annual Cramer Ag Expo took place at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current, Feb. 22.

A Swift Current resident has started a GoFundMe campaign to sponsor a refugee family from Syria after visiting a refugee camp in Lebanon.

The City of Swift Current will allow the establishment of two cannabis retail stores in the community, but it intends to restrict the stores to the downtown area and to only allow industrial cultivation in the city's industrial zones.

Families enjoyed outdoor activities on a bright winter's day during a fun community event to kick of the annual Ability Bowl fundraiser in Swift Current. The SaskAbilities Swift Current branch hosted the 2018 Ability Bowl Winter Kickoff at ACT Park, Feb. 25. The event featured sled bowling, snow zumba, ice skating and horse wagon rides, while participants could take a break to enjoy chili and hot chocolate. This is the second year that the event was held to start the fundraising activities for and to raise awareness about the upcoming Ability Bowl. The 31st annual Ability Bowl in Swift Current will take place on April 21 and this year's fundraising goal is $75,000. Each Ability Bowl has a theme to add more fun to the day and teams can dress for the event to fit in with the theme. This year the beach will be coming to the bowling alley with the theme Beach Bowl. Swift Current ACT/UCT was the major sponsor of the kickoff event on Feb. 25. Club representatives were in attendance for a cheque presentation of $500 for the kickoff and the organization is also supporting the Ability Bowl with a donation of $2,500. Other sponsors of the Winter Kickoff were ServiceMaster, KIVA, Smoke Shack and Pebble Ridge Percherons.

 

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