Junior entrepreneurs donate to local charities

Junior entrepreneurs donate to local charitiesLocal youth Kensey Thomsen and Iris MacDonald have started their own craft business, K & I Crafts. Their first order of business was to sell their homemade crafts and donate the funds to local groups. Gary Beeson accepted a donation on behalf of the Swan Hills Hospital Foundation; a group that raises funds for the…

Celebrating Doctors Day

Celebrating Doctors DayEach year the medical community celebrates Doctor Appreciation Day (March 30th), Nurse Appreciation Day (May 12th) and Pharmacist Day (Sept 25th); in Swan Hills Medical Professionals Appreciation is held yearly to celebrate, thank and honour all health care professionals in the community.  From housekeeping and maintenance staff, lab technicians, clerical staff and student doctors to…

School book fair returns to in-person event

School book fair returns to in-person eventThe Swan Hills School held their Annual Scholastic Book Fair in person last week for the first time since 2019. Following school closures due to COVID-19, the school had to cancel the annual event in 2020 and brought the program back in 2021 on a virtual platform. Students, staff and residents celebrated the return to…

Over 340 register for snowmobile rally

Over 340 register for snowmobile rallyOver 340 registered for the Swan Hills Snow Goers Rally and ASA 50th Anniversary Jamboree held February 25 and 26th. The weather and trails were perfect and a good time was had by all who attended. Thanks to David Fitzpatrick for sharing his photos with the Gazette.

Grizzly Middles host successful tournament

Grizzly Middles host successful tournamentSwan Hills Grizzlies Fun Hockey Middles held a one day tournament over the weekend with teams from Fort Assiniboine, Rich Valley and Neerlandia joining the Swan Hills team for a 6 game event. The action got started even before the first puck drop at 9 am as locals and visitors hit the concession and prize…

Hospital foundation raffle winners

Hospital foundation raffle winnersIt’s gonna be a warm Christmas in the Webster household this season as winners of the Swan Hills Hospital Foundation’s Home in the Hills Raffle were announced yesterday. Thanks to Tianna and the Swan Hills Home Hardware for making the draw Tuesday evening. Winners are as follows: 1st Place for $1000 gift card from Home…

Surprise visitor at Christmasy Story Walk

Surprise visitor at Christmasy Story WalkThe Grinch made a surprise visit at the FCSS’s Christmasy Story Walk Tuesday night. With 21 families (71 children and adults), the evening was filled with laughter and fun as The Grinch made the trek through the walking trails with participants as he popped in and out hiding and showing off for the camera. Organizers…

Lights from the Fort

Lights from the FortPulling into Fort Assiniboine at night, you are greeted with a spectacular lights display at the Post Office. Local residents Sharon Ainslie and Bob Weller put up the amazing exhibit every year, that begins at the front of the property, runs down both sides and ends in a magical extravaganza at the back. A walking…

Santa Arrives at Lite-Up Festivities

Santa Arrives at Lite-Up FestivitiesLite-Up 2021 was once again held in a “drive-by” style as Swan Hills rang in the Christmas Season on Nov 25th. Santa arrived early in the day for his usual trip around town with the local Fire Department; however due to unforseen circumstances, local RCMP took over the reins this year and ferried Santa around…

Shopping Spree nets free groceries

Shopping Spree nets free groceriesWith 50 seconds on the clock, local Super A shopper Melissa Tout was ready. Cart in hand and the isles clear, Melissa took off like a shot with one goal in mind – get as much in the cart as she could before time’s up. Heading to the meat department and grabbing things on the…