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There was a good turnout at the New Year's Eve family drop-in party in Swift Current, Dec. 31. A total of 420 people signed in for the event. Due to the very cold conditions the outdoor sleigh rides had to be cancelled, but there were still a lot of fun stuff for children inside Walker Place, including face painting, two bouncy houses, and dance music. There were hourly New Year's Eve countdowns, which added to the excitement at the event. This was the fifth year that the drop-in party took place to give families with young children an opportunity to celebrate the start of the new year in a fun atmosphere. It is hosted by the Parent Support Network, a group of agencies that provide support services to families in the Swift Current area. 

 

Swift Current's Central School choir and bucket drummers will be performing at Telemiracle 42 on March 4, 2018. The Grade 3-8 choir and bucket drummers, which is directed by music teacher Celia Hammerton, auditioned for Telemiracle in early November and the school received the good news just before the Christmas break. The group gave the first public performance of their Telemiracle song Best Day in my Life at the start of the Central School Grade 3-5 Christmas concert, Dec. 21.

 

Grade 3-5 students at Central School in Swift Current performed the nativity play Lights, Camel, Action! at their Christmas concert, Dec. 21. The story of Jesus' birth is celebrated through a dance show, as those who witnessed the miracle talk about what they saw and then dance to the audience in celebration of the experience.

 

The First United Church in Swift Current hosted an evening of music for the festive season, Dec. 17. The Melodies of Christmas is a popular annual tradition that involves a large number of local musicians and attracts a big crowd. The church was filled to capacity for this year’s performance. A goodwill offering was collected during the event and an amount of $2,753.45 was donated to his year’s beneficiary, the Swift Current branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:04

CP Holiday Train in Swift Current, Dec. 17, 2017

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A large crowd welcomed the CP Holiday Train to Swift Current, Dec. 17. Snow started to fall during the train’s stop in the city, which helped to create a Christmas atmosphere. The entertainers at this year’s stop in Swift Current were country music artists Terri Clark, Kelly Prescott, and Dallas Smith. A cheque of $5,500 from Canadian Pacific was presented to the Swift Current Salvation Army's Major Don Grad during the event. This is the 19th year that the CP Holiday Train visited communities across Canada and the United States to raise awareness and support for local food banks.

 
Wednesday, 20 December 2017 18:02

Lyric Theatre Christmas Matinee, Dec. 16-17, 2017

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Families enjoyed a fun time at the Lyric Theatre’s annual Christmas Matinee, Dec. 16 and 17. Each afternoon’s program included a puppet show, storytelling, Christmas carols, craft making and an opportunity to meet Santa. The event continues a tradition that started many decades ago at Swift Current’s historic theatre, when a Christmas movie was shown to children.

 

The Swift Current Broncos finished the first half of the season on a high note with a 3-1 win over the visiting Kamloops Blazers at the Innovation Credit Union iPlex, Dec. 16. The Blazers outshot the Broncos in each period and made a total of 41 shots to goal during the game against 28 by the Broncos. The home team was ahead 2-1 at the end of the first period, but defended that narrow lead for two periods with the help of some big saves by goalkeeper Logan Flodell. Matteo Gennaro scored on the Blazer's empty net in the final minutes of the game with a shot across the length of the ice. This was the fifth consecutive victory for the Broncos before their Christmas break and the team is second in the East Division standings with a 25-7-2-0 record. The Broncos will play their next home game on Dec. 27 against the Moose Jaw Warriors, the team currently in the top spot of the East Division. Also pictured, the École Centennial School students entertained the crowd with Christmas carols after the second period.

 

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 17:58

Lyric Theatre hosts Open Stage, Dec. 14, 2017

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Swift Current's Lyric Theatre provides an opportunity to musicians to perform on stage at a live event during the monthly Open Stage. Each event is a musical discovery for audience members and it was also the case at the most recent one on Dec. 14, with musical genres varying from hip-hop to rock and traditional blues. This event takes place on the second Thursday of every month with an open jam session from 7-8 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m. The next Open Stage takes place Jan. 11.

 

The Swift Current Oratorio Choir's annual festive season performance took place at the Zion Mennonite Church in Swift Current, Dec. 11. The same program of traditional Canadian folk songs and music by popular contemporary composers was also performed at the Centre Street United Church in Shaunavon, Dec. 9. The concert was titled A Canadian Christmas in recognition of the country's 150th birthday celebrations and the program included both Canadian compositions or arrangements of Christmas themed works by Canadian musicians. The choir was directed by Marcia McLean and the accompanists were Sheila Braun and Amy Wiens. The program included appearances by Prairie Spirit, a smaller auditioned choir, and a brass ensemble. The Swift Current Oratorio Choir has accepted a return invitation to participate in a mass choir performance at Carnegie Hall in New York on Jan. 21, 2019. The choir previously participated in this event in 2014. They will perform a new choral work by the Welsh composer, Sir Karl Jenkins. The Oratorio Choir will perform this same work in Swift Current in April 2019.

 

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