Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Swift Current Minor Baseball and the Midget AA Swift Current 57's hosted the 2017 Midget AA Tier 1 provincial baseball championships, July 21-23. Eight teams competed for the provincial title. The Swift Current 57's was eliminated with only one win after three games in pool A. The Swift Current team lost their opening game on July 21 when they gave up a lead of three runs in the bottom of the final innings to give the Midwest Diamondbacks a 10-9 win. The Swift Current 57's made a comeback on July 22 when they won 11-0 against the Regina Buffalos, but the 57's then lost 12-3 to the Moose Jaw Canucks to finish third in Pool A. The Northwest Prairie Pirates won the provincial title after a 3-0 win against the Parkland Expos in the gold medal game, July 23. The Prairie Pirates reached the final after eliminating the Moose Jaw Canucks 12-2 in the semi-final and the Expos won 11-2 against the Midwest Diamondbacks in the other semi-final.

 

During the late 19th century, the regular trips by carts and wagons along a trail between Swift Current and Battleford left a clear mark on the prairie landscape.

A blessing ceremony for a full-size replica of a Red River cart took place at Lac Pelletier Regional Park, July 13.

Present residents of Swift Current have an opportunity to give some advice to future residents who will be living in the city in 2067.

The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to be expanding the Lifejacket Loaner Station program that was piloted in 2016.

Registration for the SunDogs Wooff Volleyball Camps is now open and limited spots are available. The two-day skill development camps will focus on athlete growth—on and off the court.

The 19th season of the Saskatchewan Abilities Council’s Summer Fun Program in Swift Current includes a number of exciting changes.

The City of Swift Current has entered into a 10-year agreement with the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame Inc. (SHHOF) to staff and operate the Hall of Fame, which is located in the Innovation Credit Union iPlex.

The Art Gallery of Swift Current is presenting a new summer art program for children between the ages of eight to 11 years in August.
The Summer Art Studio will take place from Aug. 14-17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Various interesting vehicles and machinery were on show at the Doc's Town antique tractor and classic car display, July 16. This annual show in Hansen Park has been a longstanding part of the summer activities hosted by Doc's Town Heritage Village, which is located at Kinetic Exhibition Park in Swift Current. The buildings are open from 1-5 p.m. from Friday to Sunday as well as holiday Mondays until Labour Day and special programming takes place every Sunday afternoon. The Country Pleasures Tea Room, a popular stop for visitors who want to enjoy a slice of homemade pie or other treats, will remain open through September.

 
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