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A large crowd attended the Thursday Night Lights football game between the Swift Current Comprehensive High School Colts and the visiting Moose Jaw Central Collegiate Cyclones, Sept. 14.  It was the fourth year the Colts hosted a game under lights, but this was the first time that the night game was also the team's home opener. The team had a good start to the season the previous week, when the Colts won 39-14 against the Eagles in Weyburn. Their home opener did not go as planned for the Colts and they lost 34-14 to the Cyclones. The Colts were playing defence for most of the first half and the Cyclones had a 21-0 lead at halftime. The Moose Jaw team extended their lead to 34-0 in the fourth quarter, when Colts players Nic Bachiu and Brady McCarty-Moen scored touchdowns for the home team.

 

A gathering of electric vehicle owners took place in Swift Current during National Drive Electric Week to raise awareness about plug-in electric vehicles, Sept. 13. The event took place at the Kal Tire premises in downtown Swift Current, the only location of a charging station for electric vehicles in the city. Five fully electric cars, one plug-in hybrid vehicle and an electric-powered bicycle were on display. In addition to Swift Current electric vehicle owner Lloyd Fehr the other vehicles came from Moose Jaw, Regina, Creighton, and Fort Macleod, Alberta. This was the second year that Swift Current was a location for a National Drive Electric Week event in Saskatchewan. During the week of Sept. 9-17 there were similar events for electric vehicle owners in Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

 

A portion of the proceeds from the MNP Bronco Alumni Golf Classic was donated to the City of Swift Current’s Safe Places – Youth Certified initiative. Jeremy Rondeau (at right), a partner at MNP in Swift Current, presented a cheque of $10,000 to Mayor Denis Perrault, Sept. 13. The presentation was made during the fall/winter city wide registration event for community groups at Kinetic Park. The MNP Bronco Alumni Golf Classic took place at the Elmwood golf course, July 29. There were 144 golfers and the event raised a total of $22,000. It was the largest amount raised in the history of this tournament. The Bronco Education Fund received $10,000 while $2,000 was donated to KidSport.

 

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

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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