Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Saskatoon-area writer Dave Margoshes was the featured author at Write Out Loud, March 21. He is an award-winning writer and his published works include three novels, five volumes of poetry, several books of short stories, a biography of Tommy Douglas, and various contributions to magazines and anthologies. His latest book of poetry, A Calendar of Reckoning, will be published this spring. The Write Out Loud series, which takes place at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, presents readings by Canadian authors to local literary fans. The next event on April 18 will feature First Nations poet and residential school survivor Louise Bernice Halfe. She has won various prestigious awards and she is a former Poet Laureate of Saskatchewan. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

 

Long-time amateur radio enthusiast Ray Gowan of Swift Current is helping others to get involved in what he considers to be the most diverse and interesting hobby on the planet.

The Chinook School Division remains committed to provide quality education to students while dealing with the challenge of diminishing resources.

A summer camp in in the scenic Cypress Hills Interprovincial Park has been providing campers with memorable experiences since before the Second World War.

The RCMP detachment in Swift Current will be hosting a town hall meeting in April to receive feedback from city residents about policing issues.

A decrease in enrolment at Hutterian schools and a growing number of small schools with less than 10 students present a challenge to the Chinook School Division, but it is continuing to meet the needs of the colony schools.

Thursday, 22 March 2018 06:38

Swift Current Jazz Concert entertains

The collaboration between the Swift Current Jazz Orchestra and the Prairie Spirit Chamber Choir drew a sold-out crowd to a jazz concert in the dining room at Walker Place in Swift Current, March 18.

Swift Current residents have an opportunity to contribute towards the development of a new recreation, parks and culture master plan for the city.

The collaboration between the Swift Current Jazz Orchestra and the Prairie Spirit Chamber Choir drew a sold-out crowd to a jazz concert in the dining room at Walker Place in Swift Current, March 18. The venue provided an intimate experience to the large audience, who were seated in close proximity to the performers. They were treated to a variety of jazz songs that covered the entire repertoire from early 20th century Dixieland to contemporary jazz. Prairie Spirit Chamber Choir is an auditioned choral group under the direction of Marcia McLean and the Swift Current Jazz Orchestra is a community-based jazz ensemble directed by Greg McLean.

 

Skaters took spectators to different countries around the world during the Swift Current Skating Club’s 2018 “Oh, the places you will go” ice show at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, March 18. The club's ice show is an annual event to conclude the season and to showcase the talent of their skaters in front of family and friends. The performances combined colourful outfits and music with a variety of moves by skaters on the ice to show their progress during the season. The show concluded with a grand finale, when all the skaters were on the ice. This was followed by an awards ceremony. The club presented five CanSkate Heart awards to recognize skaters who displayed a passion for skating, who were hardworking and showed positive and cooperative attitudes. The recipients were Darsy Wiebe (Pre-CanSkate A), Wyatt Hassett (Pre-CanSkate B), Emmerson Werk (Pre-CanSkate C), Haley Gusikoski (CanSkate A), and Raleigh Little (CanSkate B). The SaskEnergy Rising Stars award was presented to Cassie Chubb. This award is presented to a skater who demonstrated a positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the season, an eagerness to learn and improve skills, who is cooperative and also involved in other sports. Presentations were also made to the club’s two graduating skaters, Danika Finlay and Nadine Steinley, as well as to the CanSkate program assistants and coaching staff.

 

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