Matthew Liebenberg

Matthew Liebenberg

Reporter/Photographer

After a long association with the Swift Current Friendship Centre the Vic-Tory Boxing Club is moving to a new location and continuing under a new name.

Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:32

Blenders closes 2017-18 season on a positive

The first half of the Blenders 2017-18 concert series ended on a high note with a performance by Calgary singer-songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Manitoba band The Middle Coast at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Dec. 1.

The wind energy potential of southwest Saskatchewan is attracting the attention of independent power producers that are competing for contracts under SaskPower's procurement process for wind power generation.

The transition process from 12 regional health authorities to a single provincial health authority was completed in less than a year, but the transformation of Saskatchewan’s health system will take much longer.

The Salvation Army flag is flying at City Hall in Swift Current this week in celebration of Salvation Army Week. Swift Current Mayor Denis Perrault and Major Don Grad of the Salvation Army in Swift Current raised the flag on Monday morning, Dec. 4. That evening the week of Dec. 3-9 was officially proclaimed as “Salvation Army Week – Giving Hope Today” at a regular council meeting. The Salvation Army's Christmas campaign in Swift Current is in full swing with a fundraising goal of $215,000. The funds raised during this campaign will stay in the community to provide food hampers to those who need some support during the festive season, and the funds will also be used to support various Salvation Army activities in the community throughout the year, including the community food bank and Monday evening community meals. Anyone interested in volunteering for a Christmas kettle shift can call Dolores at 306-741-1714 or the Salvation Army office at 306-778-0515 for more information about volunteer opportunities and ways to support the Christmas campaign.

 

A record number of teddy bears landed on the ice at the Swift Current Broncos Teddy Bear Toss Night, Dec. 2. The large crowd at the game against the Moose Jaw Warriors showed their generosity by covering the ice with teddy bears, toques and mittens after Tyler Steenbergen scored the home team's first goal on a power play in the second period. The Warriors have already scored three times during the first period, and their lead narrowed when Broncos captain Glenn Gawdin scored another power play goal in the second period. The Broncos outshot the visitors 10-6 in the third period, but were unable to score again and lost 3-2 to the Warriors. All the items from the teddy bear toss were donated to the Salvation Army's Christmas campaign in Swift Current. This year's event collected 1,012 teddy bears and other soft toys, as well as 396 hat and mitt/glove sets. The Salvation Army also received 275 pounds of food at the game, which will be used to fill Christmas Sunshine bags for distribution to long-term care centres in Swift Current and Herbert, as well as for Christmas hampers and the Salvation Army's Christmas Day meal gift table.

 

The first half of the Blenders 2017-18 concert series ended on a high note with a performance by Calgary singer-songwriter Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and Manitoba band The Middle Coast at the Lyric Theatre in Swift Current, Dec. 1. The Middle Coast set the mood with their easy-going 1970s-style yacht rock before returning to the stage as the backing band for Fitzgerald, who is currently on a western Canadian road trip. His music is a combination of soul, folk and pop influences that are delivered with the full sound of the entire band or quieter acoustic songs. After a brief hiatus the popular Blenders concert series will continue on Jan. 27 with a performance by the award-winning Kirby Sewell Band. For more information about upcoming Blenders concerts, visit the website www.blendersmusic.ca

 

The cities of Swift Current and Medicine Hat are submitting a joint bid to Hockey Canada to host the 2019 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

The provincial Take Home Naloxone program to provide free kits to those at risk of an opioid overdose has been expanded to the Cypress Health Region.

The Cypress Health Region provides a variety of services to individuals facing mental health challenges.

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