Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The U15 Junior SunDogs girls team won silver at their home tournament, which took place at the Swift Current Comprehensive High School from March 25 to 26. Eight volleyball teams participated in the tournament. The Junior SunDogs finished in fourth place after the round robin with four wins and three losses. The home team won the quarter and semi-final matches in two-set games to play for gold in the final against the Battlefords Volleyball Club (BVC) Impact. The Junior SunDogs won the first set 25-18, but the BVC Impact won the next two sets (27-25 and 15-6) to place first with the SunDogs in second spot.

 

The former Swift Current punk rock band One Man Short held a reunion concert at the Lyric Theatre, March 24. This was the first time in more than 10 years that the three original band members – Michael Jewitt (bass), John McLean (lead vocals, drums) and Brent Patoine (guitar) – came together on stage. The band had a successful run from 2001 to 2005 and recorded a full-length album. The trio played regularly at the Inferno, a nightclub that was located in the historic Lyric Theatre building until 2003. The band's reunion show, which was presented by Big Siddy Productions, included performances by a number of other artists. Pictured, in order of appearance during the evening, Swift Current singer-songwriter Vanessa Gauvin, local band Kill the Lights, Saskatoon band Off the Top Rope, and One Man Short.

 

Hard rock band League of Wolves held a successful fundraising concert at Walker Place in Swift Current, March 24. The event was attended by around 200 people and raised about $6,000 that will help the band to achieve their dream to record their next album with producers Gavin Brown and Maia Davies at the Noble Street Studios in Toronto. The Swift Current alternative rock band The Moon Runners was the opening act for the concert. The League of Wolves was started by four musicians from Maple Creek, but the band is currently based in Saskatoon.

The creation of a positive and respectful relationship is an important part of the interaction between the Chinook School Division and Hutterite colonies.

The Chinook School Division will remain intact, but the organization is facing significant financial challenges after the announcement of the provincial budget.

The City of Swift Current is looking for feedback from residents on the preliminary policies that were developed to update the official community plan.

The Swift Current Oratorio Choir’s upcoming spring performance will provide a musical reflection about the horror of war on a day that has special significance to Canadians.

The Swift Current SPCA Bookstore plays an important role in the fundraising efforts for the animal shelter, but without the support of volunteers it will be impossible to keep the store open.

The Holy Trinity Catholic School Division is implementing an initiative to develop a better understanding of teacher time and workload as a means to create a positive work-life balance for staff.

A Swift Current teenager has started a home-based business to express her creativity while she continues her battle against a rare medical condition.

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