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Dirt racers were back on the track at the Living Sky Casino Speedway in Swift Current on June 9 and 10 for Speedy Creek Racing Association’s (SCRA) second race weekend of the season. The SCRA will host a special event on July 15, starting at 1 p.m., when a demolition derby will take place at the speedway. This will be the first time in close to two decades that a demolition derby will be presented in the city. More details about the event is available on the SCRA website at www.scra.ca

Swift Current’s Lyric Theatre provides local musicians with a venue to share their talent at the regular Open Stage events, which take place the second Thursday of every month. A variety of musical genres and styles were represented at the most recent Open Stage, June 8, which was emceed by local bluesman Doug Sawatzky. The next Open Stage will take place on July 13. At each event there is an open jam for musicians from 7-8 p.m., and the show starts at 8.

 

Students from across southwest Saskatchewan learned more about the important role of farmers in the province to provide the food that students and their families will eat every day during the Food Farm event at the Swift Current Research and Development Centre, June 6 and 7. A total of 160 students from six communities attended sessions during the two days. There were students from Cabri, Gull Lake, Kyle, Success, Swift Current and Waldeck. They learned in an interactive and hands-on way from industry experts about where the ingredients come from for familiar foods such as pizza, burgers, and fries. They planted seeds in a plot and they will return in the fall to harvest their crops. This two-part educational program takes place through a partnership between Agriculture in the Classroom Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture, and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centre.

 

The 29th annual Southwest Crisis Services Duck Derby took place at Riverside Park in Swift Current on June 4 in conjunction with Innovation Credit Union's annual Picnic in the Park. The community showed great support for the duck derby and 1,557 plastic ducks were dropped into the creek to float down to the finish line at Lee Lam bridge. This was double the number of ducks sold for last year's event. This year's duck derby also included a 50/50 raffle and the total proceeds were $12,857.50. This is three times the amount raised at last year's event. The funds will be used to support Southwest Crisis Services programs and services, including the safe shelter, crisis line, outreach programs for women, men, children, youth, families and couples, as well as violence prevention education and second-stage housing.

 

A large number of families enjoyed a relaxed afternoon at Innovation Credit Union's 36th annual Picnic in the Park at Riverside Park in Swift Current, June 4. The event included food and refreshments, a variety of displays and booths, face painting, children's games and stage entertainment.

 

The activities during Swift Current's inaugural Pride Week concluded with a Pride dance at the Lyric Theatre, June 3. Southwest Saskatchewan Pride has been hosting an annual event in the city for a number of years to highlight gender and sexual diversity, but this year's event had additional significance as a celebration of achieving a new milestone with the community's first Pride Week. The evening's entertainment included performances by local musicians and a drag show.

A variety of activities took place during Swift Current’s inaugural Pride Week from May 29 to June 3. The event was organized by Southwest Saskatchewan Pride to celebrate the community’s diversity. On June 3 a family barbecue and Pride march took place at Market Square. Participants enjoyed live music and visited the different vendor stalls, there were free activities for children, and speeches by a number of dignitaries before the start of the Pride march.

 

The Western Major Baseball League's 2017 season got underway on June 1. The Swift Current 57's will not only be defending their 2016 championship title, but the team will be doing it while playing in their new colours and under a new name. The Swift Current 57's recognized Swift Current athletes who captured provincial or league titles during the past year during a pre-game ceremony at the Night of Champions season opener, June 1. The 57's had a solid start by winning all three home games. They opened the season with a 3-2 win against the Moose Jaw Miller Express. Returning pitcher Bobby St. Pierre gave the home team the win with five strikeouts, two hits and one unearned run over six innings. The 57's also won two games against the Melville Millionaires. Another solid pitching effort resulted in a 4-1 win for the Swift Current team on June 3, and the 57's batters exploded in the June 4 game to defeat the visitors 13-1, with Blake Adams responsible for five RBI's.

 

 
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