Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

Aidan Roy, the candidate for the Saskatchewan Liberal Party in the upcoming March 1 by-election in Swift Current, believes it is time to bring back the voice of moderate voters in provincial politics.

Scientists at the agricultural research station at Swift Current have been conducting research about farming practices in the semi-arid prairie region for almost 100 years.

The second half of the 2017-18 Blenders concert series, which brings live performances by some of Canada's best musicians to Swift Current, is in full swing. Award-winning singer-songwriter Nuela Charles was the performer at the Feb. 10 concert at the Lyric Theatre.

Central School choir held a Valentine's Day bake sale at the Swift Current Mall on Feb. 10 to raise funds for Telemiracle.

The Art Gallery of Swift Current is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings and mixed media works by Saskatoon artist Grant McConnell that reflects the artist's longstanding fascination with the work of Spanish Baroque painter Diego Velázquez.

The second half of the 2017-18 Blenders concert series, which brings live performances by some of Canada's best musicians to Swift Current, is in full swing. Award-winning singer-songwriter Nuela Charles was the performer at the Feb. 10 concert at the Lyric Theatre. Her dynamic voice blended the sounds of soul and pop music to provide the audience with a memorable experience. A few days before the concert her album “The Grand Hustle” received a 2018 Juno Awards nomination in the category for adult contemporary album of the year. The next Blenders concert takes place on Feb. 27, when Leeroy Stagger will perform with his full band. For more information about upcoming Blenders concerts, visit the website www.blendersmusic.ca

 

The Swift Current Broncos gave fans plenty to cheer about last weekend, when they won all three games during a busy three-day period. The team started the weekend with a 5-1 win against the visiting Prince Albert Raiders on Friday night, Feb. 9. The Broncos were back on home ice on Saturday night, when they defeated the Brandon Wheat Kings 5-2. It was a memorable evening for team captain Glenn Gawdin, who played his 300th career WHL game and also scored his 100th WHL point. The Broncos travelled to Prince Albert on Feb. 11, where they recorded their fourth straight win with a 6-5 victory over the Raiders. After the weekend the Swift Current team had a 40-13-3-1 record and they remained in second place in the East Division standings behind the Moose Jaw Warriors.

 

Central School choir held a Valentine's Day bake sale at the Swift Current Mall on Feb. 10 to raise funds for Telemiracle. The bake sale raised $1,037 and the group's next fundraiser for Telemiracle is a talent show on Feb. 28, for which they are still collecting items for the raffle table and selling 50/50 tickets. The Central School choir and bucket drummers will be performing at Telemiracle on March 4 and the school wants to raise as much funds as possible to take to Regina, because the money raised by Saskatchewan performers for Telemiracle 42 will be matched by Nutrien. Community members who want to support Telemiracle can give their donations to the choir to take to the event for the stage presentation. Their donations will count towards the choir’s total, but individuals will still receive a tax receipt.

 

A new exhibition at the Swift Current Museum showcases the history and current research activities at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada's Swift Current Research and Development Centre (SCRDC). An open house and reception for the exhibition took place during the evening on Feb. 7 and there were organized tours for school and education groups during the day on Feb. 8. SCRDC staff were present on both occasions to speak to visitors about the exhibition and their research.

 

Fencers of all ages displayed their skills with a sword at the 2018 Chinook Open in Swift Current, Feb. 3 and 4.

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