Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

The history of the Métis in southwest Saskatchewan is the focus of a new video in the Swift Current Museum’s ongoing documentary series Stories of the Great Southwest.

An economic impact study by Tourism Saskatchewan highlights the significant economic and tourism benefit of the Windscape Kite Festival and the associated Long Day’s Night music festival for Swift Current.

The fundraising by a martial arts school in Swift Current to support international efforts to end human trafficking has been recognized with an award.

A historical musical drama about the Cypress Hills will return to the stage at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current for a third time in November.

Maple Creek artist Geoff Phillips is using his first solo exhibition in Saskatchewan to create more awareness about the diverse plant life of the southwest.

After many years as an event and festival organizer in Swift Current, Shann Gowan is looking forward to spending more time with family and friends.

Nine non-profit agencies will benefit from funds raised at the Swift Current United Way’s 3rd annual Foundation of Hope gala.

The finalists in the different awards categories for the 19th annual Swift Current Business Excellence (SCBEX) Spirit of Swift Current awards were announced during an event at the Great Plains College, Oct. 3.

The Swift Current Broncos remained undefeated with a 6-0 record after two games during the Thanksgiving weekend. The Broncos won their home opener 5-2 against the Kootenay ICE in front of a sold out crowd at the Innovation Credit Union i-Plex, Oct. 7. Tyler Steenbergen continued his strong performance and scored two goals. The following day the Broncos won 4-3 against the Warriors in Moose Jaw, which was the Moose Jaw team's first defeat this season and gave the Broncos the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Steenbergen scored one goal to bring his goal total to 13 after six games, which makes him the top goal scorer in the league. Aleksi Heponiemi's 16 assists is the highest in the league and the two team mates are leading the league on total points, with Steenbergen and Heponiemi both recording 19 points.

 

The Southwest Multicultural Association hosted a Canada 150 celebration in association with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan and other partners at the Living Sky Casino event centre in Swift Current, Oct. 5. The evening's program started with musical and dance performances by local performers. Students from Great Plains College's English language training classes sang the Canadian national anthem and Dee Patel performed the national anthem of India. Seven-year-old Pearl Munim of Swift Current performed a Bollywood dance, and the group Dreamers (Ryan Ryu, Skylar Kim, Soye Ryu, and Sam Kim) sang songs on world peace. The main event was the performance of the Odissi, a major ancient Indian classical dance, by the acclaimed Odissi dancer Debamitra Sengupta and her Tarangini dance troupe from Kolkata, India. The group's visit to Canada was arranged by the government of India through the Indian High Commissioner's office in Ottawa in acknowledgement of Canada's 150th birthday celebrations and Swift Current was the only small city on the group's tour itinerary.

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