Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The Swift Current Comprehensive High School Business Club in association with Innovation Credit Union hosted the 1st annual SCCHS Case Competition in Swift Current, May 3. The event, which took place at the Innovation Credit Union, was an opportunity for students to get familiar with the format and to prepare for upcoming business competitions. Thirteen students participated in five teams, two in entrepreneurship and three in finance. They had three hours to deconstruct a finance or entrepreneurship case, and then had to present their findings and recommendations to a panel of judges. Ten students and SCCHS business teacher Cindy Lowe attended the 2017 Saskatchewan Business Teachers’ Association Conference and High School Case Competition at the University of Regina on May 4-5, where two teams compted in the finance category and one team in entrepreneurship. The SCCHS entrepreneurship team finished second, and the school also placed third in the social category and received third place in the school of the year award (out of 12 schools). The students are now preparing for an interprovincial competition in Brandon, Manitoba, on May 19. Pictured are students during their presentations at the 1st annual SCCHS Case Competition in Swift Current.

 

Members of Tourism Swift Current reflected on the past year and the opportunities to attract visitors to the region during 2017 at the organization’s annual general meeting, April 27.

A one-year pilot project by the Town of Maple Creek in association with the Cypress Hills Destination Area Inc. will keep the Trans-Canada Visitor Reception Centre open for highway travellers.

Federal NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton is touring the prairies to speak to people about building a movement.

The newest member of the Saskatchewan NDP caucus in the provincial legislature was the guest speaker at the Swift Current NDP constituency spring banquet, April 29.

The 2nd annual Prpick Boss Mother Earth run/walk took place along the scenic Chinook Parkway in Swift Current, April 29.

A project to install overhead lighting along the Trans-Canada Highway corridor through Swift Current will increase safety for road users and pedestrians.

The Swift Current Redneck Betties played their first home game of the new roller derby season against the Midwest Mavericks at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex. April 29. The Mavericks had a 109-89 lead at halftime, but the Redneck Betties made a comeback during the second half to win a tight game 236-209. The Redneck Betties started their seventh season a week earlier in Saskatoon with a 280-163 win against the Killa Bees. The Redneck Betties will play their next home game on May 20.

 

Members of the Vic-Tory Boxing Club helped to raise funds for the club during a spar-a-thon at the Swift Current Friendship Centre, April 29. Boxers had to complete one round of boxing for every $20 they raised for the event. The Sandhills Boxing Club from Leader participated in the event and also made a donation. Funds from the spar-a-thon will be used for the purchase of equipment and to cover travelling costs.

 

Students from around southwest Saskatchewan were able to learn more about agriculture, ranching and safety on the farm during the Swift Current Ag & Ex educational event Discover the Farm: A Farm Facts Experience at Kinetic Exhibition Park, April 27 and 28. The two-hour informational event in the Stockade building was attended by 548 students from 10 different schools in the Chinook School Division during the two days. They visited 12 interactive exhibits, including some with live farm animals, and they learned more about a variety of topics such as food and beef production, wearing protective head gear, water and train safety, first aid, and the importance of physical activity for a healthy lifestyle. The final day of the event on April 29 was open to the public and featured an exotic bird and animal sale, country crafts and a rabbit show. Discover the Farm has been recognized by the International Association of Fairs and Exhibitions as an outstanding agricultural and safety education program.

 

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