Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The final performance in the Swift Current Allied Arts Council's Stars for Saskatchewan concert series for 2016-17 took place at the Living Sky Casino Sky Centre, May 5.

A land development scheme known as the 76 Ranch was an integral part of the early settlement history of southwest Saskatchewan, but even today not much is known about the English nobleman behind this endeavour, Sir John Lister-Kaye.

The importance of a positive environment for people to talk about their mental health was highlighted during the 13th annual Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Mayor’s Luncheon at the Living Sky Casino in Swift Current, May 2.

Southwest Crisis Services has made a number of changes to an important fundraising event to attract even more community participation.

The Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association, in partnership with SaskPower, and the Lieutenant Governor of Saskatchewan, is pleased to announce the 2017 recipients of the Junior Citizen of the Year Award.

Thursday, 11 May 2017 05:51

Badminton championships wrap up season

The SHSAA region A badminton championships were held May 6 in Swift Current. 

A rally against education budget cuts and changes to the Education Act took place in front of the office of Swift Current MLA and Premier Brad Wall, May 5.

Cadets commemorated the Battle of the Atlantic, the longest single battle of the Second World War, during a parade at the Memorial Park cenotaph in Swift Current, May 7. Similar events took place on this day across Canada and in the United Kingdom. The event in Swift Current was hosted by the #259 Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps Drylander with participation by members of the #128 Navy League Cadet Corps Prairie Schooner and #605 Tarry Royal Canadian Air Cadets. This battle lasted for five year, eight months and five days. It resulted in the loss of 24 Canadian warships and over 60 Canadian registered merchant ships. Almost 2,000 Royal Canadian Navy sailors, 1,600 Canadian merchant seamen and 752 Canadian airmen lost their lives.

 

Swift Current singer-songwriter Colter Wall returned to his hometown to start the North American tour for his debut full-length album, titled Colter Wall, at the Lyric Theatre, May 5. The concert was sold out and he received a warm welcome from the audience. Upcoming tour dates include performances in Toronto, New York and Nashville, while he will also be undertaking a tour to the United Kingdom and Europe with stops in London, Berlin and Amsterdam.

 

The final performance in the Swift Current Allied Arts Council's Stars for Saskatchewan concert series for 2016-17 took place at the Living Sky Casino Sky Centre, May 5. The evening started with a performance by the Swift Current Jazz Orchestra, a community-based non-profit jazz ensemble that took the audience on a nostalgic musical journey to the big band sounds of the 1930s and 1940s. Therafter the multi-award winning Canadian play Jake's Gift was performed by playwright and performer Julia Mackey. She skillfully transitioned between different characters as she told the story of a Canadian Second World War veteran who returns reluctantly to Normandy, France, for the 60th anniversary of D-Day, where he encounters Isabelle, a precocious 10-year-old inhabitant of the local village. This is the 50th anniversary season of the Swift Current Allied Arts Council and this milestone will be celebrated during a golden gala at the Sky Centre, May 27. The focus of the evening will be on celebration and not fundraising. There will be a served plated dinner, the group Memory Lane will play music from the 1940s to 1960s for patrons to enjoy and dance to. Gala tickets are $100 per person and available at the Living Sky Casino box office.

 

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