Fallback Friday on the Magic Morning Show!
While getting ready for work at the crack of dawn this morning, Candace decided it was going to be Fallback Friday - featuring the best pop music listener requests of the 80s and 90s - and the phone lines, the Twitter account, the Facebook page were going NUTS with feedback.
A few of the gems featured this morning?
- The Outfield - "Your Love" (thanks to Tracey Martin via Twitter)
- Rick Springfield - "Jessie's Girl" (Tara Christianson requested this in PERSON - nice one, sista!)
- Michael Jackson - "Billie Jean" (thanks to whoever called - you made my morning, as I moonwalked around the studio like a fool.)
- John Fogerty - "Center Field" (shoutout to Bryce Martin for tweet requesting this, and getting pumped about the Swift Current Minor Baseball season!)
- and Ensel called in and wanted to hear THIS:
How can ANYONE go wrong with Huey Lewis?
Especially when it's "National Eight Track Day". I think the Delorean probably had a sweet 8 Track deck...
It's also National Poutine Day. So - you know... get on that.
Discover the Farm Kicks Off Today!
The 3rd Annual Discover the Farm Event kicks off today at the Stockade at Kinetic Exhibition Park!
Students from schools in the area will be touring the event to learn the finer points of farming and agriculture.
Director Glenda Allen & Lenora Bells with the Swift Current Ag/Ex appeared on the Magic Morning Show yesterday with Candace to talk about this fantastic event!
Here's a link to the audio:
Discover the Farm continues for the whole family on Saturday at the Stockade with the Exotic Bird & Animals Sale.
Candace is on the hunt for a goat.
Don't forget to check out Candace's Twitter account for pics and updates!
Here comes the weekend
Broncos vs. Warriors kicks off a busy weekend in the city.
Here comes a big weekend in and around the city. Tonight the Broncos play their last regular season game of the year against the suddenly hot Moose Jaw Warriors in "Fan Appreciation Night" at the I-plex. It'll be lots of fun and if we can pack the rink it will be another great way to show our support for the "Kraft Hockeyville" bid that the city has underway. We'll find out tomorrow during the second game of Hockey Night in Canada if we move on from the Top 8 in the west, into the Top 4.
Also this weekend, Saturday night it's the annual St Patricks Day Bash the Broncos host at the I-Plex. Entertainment this year comes from the "Shoeless Joes" and there is a $500 prize for best costume.
After the party, the clean up will need to be quick because Sunday it's the annual Ice Skating show at the I-plex. It starts at 2pm with lots of local skaters taking part. This is a big deal for the kids, so let's have a nice crowd out to support the hard work they've been doing.
And one more thing to watch for this weekend. These little beauties.
We call this one "the little grande canyon"
Drive safely and share the road!!
A great place to live.
The city where life makes sense.....
Every year an outfit called "Moneysense Magazine" ranks the best places in Canada to live. It's the kind of list a city wants to be on. It shows, that on balance, with all the good and not so good tossed together, that a community is worth living and raising a family in. It's also a good way for a city to beat it's chest a bit and promote itself a bit. 200 citys make the list each year.
Last year, Swift Current was 147th. This year, 114th. And as nice as it is to be in the top 125, don't you think we could be ranked higher?
I'd suggest that the way the system is built misses some real important things. You see in the "Moneysense" rankings, a number of factors are taken into consideration such as climate, crime rates, household incomes, taxation and jobless rates. What the rankings can't measure are the softer stats that mean just as much. The friendliness of the people, the spirit of community (look no further than our Hockeyville efforts), and the pride a city takes in it's personality and identifty. If those things could be quantified, I would think Swift Current might rank a LOT higher.
By the way, Regina was the top Saskatchewan city in 9th, and Saskatoon was not far behind in 13th. Other Saskatchewan cities ranked included Moose Jaw in 66th, Lloydminster in 71st, North Battleford at 88th, Yorkton at 93rd, Estevan at 96th, and Prince Albert at 184th.
All that said, things are just fine right here in the city where life makes sense.
The cookie never lies!!
Now it's just GOTTA' happen!!
Believe in the power of the cookie. Swift Current has made the first cut and is still in the running to become Kraft Hockeyville 2014. That would mean an NHL pre-season game right here in Swift, PLUS, $100,000 cash. A good part of that would be used to build a permanent tribute to the Broncos of 1986, and the tragic bus crash that we all remember. But first, we need to keep our foot on the gas and vote. The next round of voting starts this weekend. Keep your eyes on Swift Current Online and your ears on Magic and we'll let you know how to help.