Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Thursday, 21 September 2017 16:46

Living Sky Casino Day of Sharing, Sept. 13, 2017

The Living Sky Casino in Swift Current hosted a Day of Sharing for elders and other community seniors, Sept. 13. The elders and seniors were treated to tea and refreshments, while they had an opportunity to win prizes at the different games set up in the event centre. The casino held the event as part of the new Day of Sharing initiative by the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (SIGA). The intention is for SIGA employees at the six casinos and central office to give back to the community. This volunteering effort by Living Sky Casino staff will include a clean-up project in the veterans section of the Mount Pleasant burial park at a future date. It was scheduled to take place on Sept. 14, but it was postponed due to inclement weather.

 

Harvesting took place at the Lone Tree community project northeast of Swift Current, Sept. 11, 2017. The 157 acres was seeded with durum and delivered a crop of 17 bushels per acre. The Lone Tree project is one of two community projects coordinated by the Grasslands Growing Project to raise funds for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. The other project, the Stewart Valley community project, was harvested a few days earlier. The 135 acres for that project was seeded with canola and produced a crop of close to 35 bushels per acre.

 

A delegation from the Swift Current 57's baseball club attended a regular City of Swift Current council meeting, Sept. 11. Club President Mike Mutlow and Coach Joe Carnahan spoke about the team's successful season. The Swift Current 57's won their second Western Major Baseball League championship title in a row in 2017.

 

Thursday, 21 September 2017 06:57

Swift Current area supports Foodgrains Bank

Farmers have been helping to harvest crops at two locations in the Swift Current area that will provide financial support for Canadian Foodgrains Bank development programs.

The Swift Current Fire Department will no longer be providing vehicle extrication rescue services to the R.M. of Swift Current.

The City of Swift Current is working on a project to implement an asset management system and to quantify the infrastructure gap.

Swift Current powerlifter Wayne Cormier’s dedication to the sport in Saskatchewan was recognized with his induction into the Saskatchewan Powerlifting Association (SPA) Hall of Fame as a builder.

The beauty of Saskatchewan's living skies has been captured by Swift Current storm chaser and photographer Craig Hilts in his first book.

The final event in the Southwest CultureFest concert series showcased Ukrainian and Filipino culture at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Sept. 9. The event was well attended and featured performances by students from the Tavria School of Ukrainian Dance in Regina and the Pinoy Culture Team, a group of adults and students from Swift Current. The Southwest CultureFest started on July 14 with bi-weekly events by a variety of performers to celebrate Canada 150 and Saskatchewan’s cultural diversity. Most of the performances took place in Swift Current, but there were also events in Maple Creek and Shaunavon.

 

Three trucks from Swift Current joined trucks from Saskatoon for Special Olympics Saskatchewan’s 11th annual World’s Largest Truck Convoy in Regina, Sept. 9. It was the first time since the start of this fundraising event that Swift Current became a location for the official convoy kickoff. In previous years the convoy travelled from Saskatoon to Regina. The three trucks from Swift Current was joined by about 20 trucks in Moose Jaw. A similar number of trucks travelled from Saskatoon and a total of 41 trucks participated in the final celebration event at the Turvey Centre in Regina, which included a barbeque, entertainment and a truck pull. The event raised over $23,500 for Special Olympics Saskatchewan. Swift Current Special Olympics athlete Harold Robinson (pictured in yellow t-shirt) was the largest individual fundraiser for the event. He raised $1,700 in pledges and received the honour of travelling in the convoy’s lead truck, which was from Austin’s Courier in Swift Current.

 

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