Swan Valley Star and Times Community

Leon Church of Bowsman is a trainer who has spent the last few years conditioning his athletes and perfecting his lines so he could take them across Canada to participate in a considerable challenge. That challenge would be a 100-mile and 200-mile race in the Yukon and British Columbia, and…
I suppose it’s true that when you shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you end up among the stars. Not that I would consider what former Swan Valley resident Brett Madill does for a living to be ‘missing’ anything, considering that with the application of an evolving skillset…
Businesses and entrepreneurs are often challenged with maintaining a successful business and putting for an expansion of some kind. Most who are successful in business, love what they do or have a real passion for it. Former Valley resident, successful photographer and body image activist Teri Hofford has spent quite…
With the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG) still at the forefront, there is a need now more than ever for Indigenous female role models and advocates to come forward to spark change. An Indigenous female advocate, from Sapotaweyak Cree Nation (SCN), has been creating a…
Tuesday, 20 December 2022 08:06

Children’s hospital to receive quilts

I would bet that any child wants to be a superhero at some point in their life. If a child is dealing with a life-threatening illness like cancer, I would bet they would likely love to be pulled from their reality and dream of flying or super strength or super…
Tuesday, 13 December 2022 08:37

Community Foundation hands out grants

The community of Swan Valley demonstrated its lasting legacy when the Community Foundation of Swan Valley (CFSV) held their 18th annual meeting and grant night on Wednesday (Dec. 7) in the banquet room of the WestwoodInn. During the evening, more than $140,000 in grants and scholarships were announced...
Frances Chartrand is a huge supporter of the British Royal Family. And, that support makes her recent receipt of a Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal, that much sweeter.“It feels great. I got a letter from the Leg. in the first week of November,” Chartrand said, adding she was nominated…
Every year the Manitoba Credit Unions Order of Merit is awarded to individuals who have demonstrated a significant commitment to the Manitoba Credit Union system, as an employee or elected official. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, The Manitoba Credit Unions Order of Merit was unable to facilitate a ceremony for two…
Tuesday, 22 November 2022 08:04

The Wild West on stage

The Valley Stage Players made their grand return last weekend (Nov. 18-20) with a production of Deputy Jan, a play by Richard Gremel produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC. Proceeds from the dinner theatre event went to benefit the Swan River Valley Agricultural Society.
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