Many people came out to do some shopping and enjoy the entertainment on the launch day of this summer's Market Square in Swift Current on June 15. A record number of 51 vendors participated and the ringing of the bell at 10 a.m. by Chuck Audette of the day's featured business W.W. Smith Insurance signalled the official start of the event. The line-up of entertainers for the day consisted of Al Hudec, the Country Strings, the Youth Advisory Band and Dave Lang & the Twin Otters. Market Square will take place every Saturday until Sept. 28.



A special visitor to the Swift Current Museum caused quite a stir during the Lunch and Learn talk on June 12. Sanders, a six-year-old burrowing owl, accompanied Lori Johnson of the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre in Moose Jaw. Johnson spoke about this endangered owl species and Sanders captivated the audience with her presence. Burrowing owl numbers in Saskatchewan have decreased at a rate of about 22 per cent per year during the past 10 years. In 2012 there were only 32 pairs in the province. Visit the Saskatchewan Burrowing Owl Interpretive Centre website to learn more about these unique birds.


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